Local Notes: Writers’ Colony Scholarships
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow has announced the winner of the 2021 “Moondancer” scholarship. Kathleen McNamara was selected from over 40 nominations received from writers in the United States. His writing proposal and sample of work were selected by the judges as the highest rated for literary merit and likelihood of publication. McNamara will receive a two-week residency at Writers’ Colony in Dairy Hollow.
The Writers’ Colony is offering the “Real People, Real Struggles, Real Stories: Writing About Mental Illness” scholarship to non-fiction writers focusing on managing mental illness. This personal story should offer insight, awareness and hope. The writing can take the form of a dissertation, a personal essay, a profile or a biography. The scholarship recipient receives a two-week residency in a private writing room including a gourmet dinner served five nights a week in our community dining room, the camaraderie of other professional writers whenever you want, and a full community kitchen. bases for other meals. The deadline is midnight August 30.
Information: (479) 253-7444 or writerscolony.org.
Hope Cancer Resources’ Wellness Center for Hope offers yoga, meditation and fitness classes for cancer patients and in-person caregivers, via Zoom and YouTube.
Their team of counselors and social workers supports cancer patients and their families every day with a focus on emotional health, no matter what.
A certified tobacco treatment specialist is available to help those looking to quit smoking with nicotine replacement therapy and counseling.
Those in need of medical supplies, liquid foods, or durable medical equipment, such as shower chairs or walkers, are urged to reach out. Donations of new or lightly used items are also accepted.
Information: (479) 361-5847 or hopecancerresources.org.
Shane “Scooter” Christensen led his Montana Grizzlies to a Big Sky Conference regular season title in 2000 and a Big Sky tournament title in 2002, earning them a spot in the NCAA tournament. He captained the team in his junior and senior years and racked up 431 assists over the course of his career – a testament to the handling of the ball that makes him a perfect Harlem Globetrotter. The Globetrotters will appear until August 8 at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. Information: silverdollarcity.com.