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Beyond Policy

Posted Date: 04/20/2017
By: Amy Webb

Behind every program, every institution and every rule; are real people. Public servants who help run the programs. Program beneficiaries. Volunteers. Groups and organizations outside of government who support the work of public servants. And the list goes on.

That’s why DHS is launching
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I Enjoyed my Tenure at the Arkadelphia Human Development Center

Posted Date: 09/12/2018
By: Johnathan Jones

My name is Johnathan Jones, I recently completed a 14 month stint as the interim superintendent of the Arkadelphia Human Development Center.    

Describing the accomplishments center staff made during that time would take forever. I truly admire their determination.    

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Speaking to the Students Changed My Outlook

Posted Date: 08/08/2018
By: Brittany Reese

My name is Brittany Reese and I’m a Media Specialist for the Office of Human Resources. I’m often amazed at the variety of jobs that the Department of Human Services (DHS) has available. We have positions that match the talents, hobbies, or skill-set of
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Gardening Makes a Difference in the Lives of Our Clients

Posted Date: 07/16/2018
By: Mark Wargo

At the Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center we work with nearly 100 clients, who have a developmental disability. Our goal is to help residents learn independent living skills and grow as people.                  
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In the Most Unexpected Way, My Son Figured It Out

Posted Date: 06/15/2018
By: Ed Wallace

As a parent, you always want the best for your children – especially when it comes to education.      

Throughout his life, I’ve had countless conversations with my son about the importance of education. I would always tell him, &ldquo
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Thankfully, My Son Found a Plan that Worked for Him

Posted Date: 06/15/2018
By: Wayne Thornberry

I always envisioned my son earning a bachelor’s degree. I never hesitated to tell him about my vision for his life.     

In high school, he took care of business and was in position to go to college and earn a
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Being a Dad, I Start the Education Process for My Kids

Posted Date: 06/15/2018
By: Cory Walker

As a father, I don’t rely on the schools 100% for my children’s education. My philosophy is learning starts at home. I used to love watching "Your Baby Can Read" with my sons when they were younger.  I spend time
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Reading, Serving Others and the Beauty of Fatherhood

Posted Date: 06/15/2018
By: Steven Farmer

As a struggling part-time college student, I became friends with an older emergency room doctor at the hospital where I was working full-time.    

It never failed, every morning that doctor explained to me the importance of reading something each day. I learned
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I Love Seeing the Success of My Grandkids

Posted Date: 06/14/2018
By: Brian Settles

Getting a good education was emphasized to me throughout my childhood. I continued the tradition with my kids. And I now do the same with my grandchildren.

The importance of education is a message that should be conveyed often to our young people. I don&rsquo
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To My Surprise, She Paid Attention to Me

Posted Date: 06/14/2018
By: Keith Metz

I wish I could point to a single moment with my daughter where the stars aligned and the good Lord smiled down and she actually embraced what I was saying about the importance of taking advantage of every opportunity to learn more, and maximizing her potential.  


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