Medical Academy open for business in Gould

Six months ago, Gould Mayor Earnest Nash launched Project Phoenix, which is the Economic and Community Development Strategic Plan for the City of Gould.

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the city was granted licenses by the Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education under Arkansas Code 6-51-601. Nash said this was a first step to improvement, by having a local private career school that offers programs that can lead to or enhance a career.

The first three classes to be offered are phlebotomy technician, pharmacy technician and medical office assistant. On-site registration for Gould residents will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Gould Resource Center located in the old Simmons First Bank. Non-residents can register from 1-3 p.m.

Nash is being aided in this opportunity by consultants Carol Brown and Bronwyn Criner, and they will be present to answer questions concerning financial assistance. Details: Earnest Nash at (870) 818-7630.