Barraque Street plans colon cancer awareness


Barraque Street Missionary Baptist Church will present Colon Cancer Awareness Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Johnny Jones III, a member of Barraque Street and the son of Johnny Jones Jr. and Mary McLemore Jones.

Jones is participating in a three year fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

A graduate of Pine Bluff High School, he majored in biology and graduated Cum Laude in 2004 from Xavier University in New Orleans.

Jones also graduated in 2008 from medical school at UAMS, where he completed a three year residency in internal medicine with board certification in 2012.