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 project long before he became the executive officer of the town. Owyoung’s commitment to McGehee …
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 for all ages, exhibitors and vendors. The event offers something for every age group, not …
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 Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie hosts the 9th annual German Heritage Festival on April …
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.” That quote perfectly describes a group of gentlemen from McGehee and the surrounding area that …
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 and Corn Maze through Oct. 31. Named last year by USA Today Travel as one …
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 by a street dance and a fireworks display. Not an “Owl?” Doesn’t matter! The events …
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.” That quote perfectly describes a group of gentlemen from McGehee and the surrounding area that …
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGG7WB1YVb8   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 actor and Internet sensation George Takei. The museum houses the featured exhibit, “Against Their …