Meet Mayor Jeff Owyoung of McGehee

The World War II Japanese American Internement Museum in McGehee tells the story of what could be considered one of the lesser known aspects of history in the Arkansas Delta. Jeff Owyoung, now mayor of McGehee, was involved with the

Check out the Southeast Arkansas Outdoor Expo this Saturday

The Delta Resort & Spa, located six miles northeast of McGehee, sponsors the first Southeast Arkansas Outdoor Expo on April 23. The event, which benefits the Boys and Girls Club of McGehee, features a variety of demonstrations, sporting competitions, activities

An awesome April in the Arkansas Delta

April is a great time to get out and explore the Arkansas Delta. From food to music to outdoor fun, you’ll find all that and more this month in the Upper and Lower Delta regions of The Natural State. The

It’s the McGehee Men’s Club annual oyster supper on Feb. 5

There is a quote from cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead that has been a favorite of mine for decades: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

A BOO-tiful October in the Arkansas Delta

Ahhh…October! There’s a crisp in the air, pumpkins on the porch and “ghosts” and “goblins” all around! In the Arkansas Delta, it also means fun and fabulous festivals and events! In Piggott, it’s the 23rd annual Pumpkin Hollow Pumpkin Patch

October Fun with “Ghosts” and Owls

October brings tons of fun for kids of all ages in eastern Arkansas. McGehee hosts the town’s annual homecoming festival on Oct. 17-18 during Owlfest 2014. Friday evening features homecoming ceremonies at Owl Stadium at the McGehee High School, followed

20th Annual Oyster Supper This Friday in McGehee

There is a quote from cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead that has been a favorite of mine for decades: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Warm Up with History: World War II Japanese American Internment Museum

  This past April the World War II Japanese American Internment Museum in McGehee opened its doors. On hand that day were hundreds of people, some of whom had spent time in the internment camps at Rohwer and Jerome, including

Have a Hoot of a Good Time in McGehee This Weekend!

The town of McGehee celebrates the 7th annual Owlfest on Oct. 4-5. The event is held during the McGehee Owls homecoming weekend. The event includes a 5K run/walk, an area just for the kids, a street dance, live music, a

Commemorating Rohwer and Jerome

(The above interview with George Takei is courtesy of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Center for Arkansas History and Culture) On Tuesday, April 16, Japanese American internment in Arkansas during World War II will be commemorated through two