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Purdy named Unit Member of the Year
The American Legion Auxiliary held their State Convention on June 22-24 in Little Rock, AR. During the convention, numerous awards were given to...


Watsons Chosen as 2018 Southeast District Farm Family of the Year
Since 1947, the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program has served as a vehicle to recognize outstanding farm families throughout the state....


Gordon receives Certificate from the National Park Service
Henrietta Gordon donated a canoe to Arkansas Post National Memorial in honor of her late husband, Ashel Gordon. Gordon found out about the need for...


Front Row:  Cole Campbell, Ellie Watkins, Autumn Danner, Cody Burns, Michael David Mosenthin, Juliann Goldman
Middle Row:  Josh Goldman, Connor Henry, Hailey Zornes, Gabe Pfleger, Kameran Hudson
Back Row:  Rachel Goldman, Dillon Cox, Makayla Wofford, Kaylie Fisher, Rob Phillips, Will Phillips, Chloe West Delta District 4-H O’Rama
Fourteen Arkansas County 4-H members competed in “Go Wild for 4-H” Delta District 4-H O'Rama at East Arkansas Community College in Forrest City on...


DHNH Announces McKewen as New CEO
Jason McKewen, PharmD, MBA took the position of Chief Executive Officer at DeWitt Hospital and Nursing Home on May 7, 2018. McKewen is a 1996...


DeWitt Park and Recreation Committee Holds Public Meeting
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, the DeWitt Parks and Recreation Committee held a public meeting to allow the general public input about the type of equipment they would like to...
DeWitt Hospital Hosts MASH Camp
DeWitt Hospital hosted the M*A*S*H (Medical Applications of Science for Health) program for the second year in a row. The two-week summer medical...


DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home Receives Award for Quality...
The DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home, in DeWitt, AR, recently received an award for achieving quality in performance measures for critical access...


Saharan Dust Fills the Sky in Arkansas County
Over the past few days, you may have noticed a slight haze in the Arkansas County area. Most would think that this was a sign of rain or just low clouds but come to find...
Tressie Rhodes Celebrates 100th Birthday
Family and friends gathered Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Spring Place Nursing Center in Hazen to celebrate the 100th birthday of Tressie Rhodes....


Paula Marie O’Hanlon
Our mother, Mrs. Paula Marie O’Hanlon went to be with the Lord Jesus peacefully on June 19, 2018.  She is preceded in death by her daughter, Brandy, and her husband; David...
Linda Louise Noble Davis
Linda Louise Noble Davis, age 73, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully after a brief but painful battle with cancer on June 24, 2018. She grew up in Ethel where she learned to...
Friends of Arkansas Post National Memorial Receive Award
The Friends of Arkansas Post National Memorial group has been awarded the 2017 Excellence in Partnering Award by the National Park Service....


Dragons Featured in Hooten's Arkansas Football
The DeWitt Dragons are picked eighth in the 8-4A, as voted on by conference coaches in the 26thannual Hooten's Arkansas Football Magazine. The...


Tom Davis of DeWitt inspects his tomato plants being grown following the Extension research recommendations provided by County Agent Phil Horton.  Davis is very pleased with the results of pruning to increase the size of his tomatoes and offer improved air circulation to reduce insect and disease pressure. Backyard Beauties: Arkansas County is one of 31 counties...
Extension agents are going the extra mile to educate homeowners about a simple gardening practice that could result in larger tomatoes this summer....