Newport First UMC Accepts Call for a Healthy Community

Newport First UMC has joined with health professionals and other local churches in an effort to reduce the area’s onslaught of diabetes. The new ministry, Jackson County Wellness and Screening, is aided by Unity Health – Newport Hospital; Jackson County Health Department; Jackson County Cooperative Extension; Newport schools; Summit Health care, and people from a […]

Obituary – Rev. Ernest Eugene (Gene) Efird

Rev. Ernest Eugene (Gene) Efird, of Little Rock Ark., left his earthly life and returned to his creator on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, at the age of 90. Gene was born on Dec. 17, 1932, to Ernest Miles and Jewell Hall Efird in Little Rock where he was raised along with his sister Jo Anne. […]

Obituary – Alton “Al” Henry Terrell

Alton Henry (Al) Terrell, 82, of Murfreesboro passed away on February 17, 2023, at his home surrounded by family.  He was born August 19, 1940, in Murfreesboro, Arkansas the son of the late Alton Reagan Terrell and Alice Pauline Mauney Terrell. He was a graduate of Murfreesboro High School and Ouachita Baptist University. He married […]