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Longtime chair of extension service passes

Betty Oliver, former Pulaski County extension staff chair for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and extension volunteer coordinator, is being remembered as an icon of extension work and a giant in Arkansas agriculture who touched thousands of lives.
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Hospitals recognized for stroke care

The Arkansas Department of Health has recognized 18 hospitals for stroke care performance as documented in the Arkansas Stroke Registry between July 2014 and June 2015.
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New director appointed for AARP Arkansas

Herb Sanderson of Little Rock has been selected the new AARP Arkansas state director. Sanderson, former Associate State Director of Advocacy, joined the organization in 2008. [Full Text]

Senior advocate is recognized

Loretta Echols was recognized by the East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging for three years’ service to its Advisory Council. But that service reaches far beyond three years. [Full Text]

15 years of service

East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging recently recognized Cheryl Hamm commemorating her 15 years of service to elderly residents of Arkansas across a 12-county region. [Full Text]

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April 2016 - Volume 4 - Number 9

Honoring a lifetime of service
By Deborah Horn Special to Arkansas Aging

It takes a lifetime to build a legacy. Some are larger than others and some reach farther. Last week, George Mutton, now 85, was given some measure of his decades long, unwavering service to God and church. George Mutton of the Warsaw community thought he heard God’s calling while in his late teens, and he mentioned that fact to a Baptist preacher while attending a revival at Bayou Meto. Mutton remembers saying, “I told him that someday I’m going to be a preacher.” [Full Text]

Three honored by economics group
By rick kron Arkansas Aging staff writer

Three economic stalwarts who helped put Arkansas on the map were honored posthumously earlier this month. Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller, Kenneth Pat Wilson of Jacksonville and Mike Wilson of Osceola were honored with the “Leadership in Free Enterprise” award by Economics Arkansas. Families of the three graciously accepted the honor. [Full Text]

Store founder at grand opening

Early in the morning on April 6, hundreds of people were lined up outside the new Edwards Cash Saver in Jacksonville, eager to get their $1 silver coins and check out the bargains inside. Oral Edwards, 86, the company founder, greeted many of them at the door after a grand opening ceremony. This is a Cost Plus supermarket similar to the Edwards Cash Saver stores in Little Rock and North Little Rock, where all goods are available at the store’s cost plus 10 percent at checkout. [Full Text]

Bean bag baseball tournament slated

Bean bag baseball is a game that is growing in popularity amongst senior communities. There are dozens of teams within senior centers and retirement communities in Arkansas. [Full Text]

Aide recognized for 25 years

Gayla Eaker has been recognized by East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging for 25 years of service to the elderly. Eaker represents the Agency as an independent living aide in Greene County. In this role, she provides support to elderly and disabled adult patients as well as veterans of war by performing tasks that illness or disability have robbed them of performing independently. [Full Text]

Quiz bowl April 29

White River Area Agency on Aging is hosting the 2nd annual Senior Center Quiz Bowl Tournament April 29 at First Church of the Nazarene located on Harrison Street in Batesville. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and the tournament starts at 10 a.m.

Computer classes for seniors

SeniorNet of Little Rock will offer the following classes in May.
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