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Inmate Healthcare



ing water swept away campers as the ood approached. Many of the campers were sleeping as the waters came rushing through in the wee hours of the morning on une 11, 2010. Following the ood, 11 civil suits were filed in federal courts and were later consolidated into one in the estern istrict of Arkansas, Texarkana ivision. The suits argued that the .S. government was responsible for the deaths because the oop campground, where most of the perished were camped, was built in a ood plain, of which the government was well aware. The suits also faulted the government for failing to place warning signs in the campground, for failing to maintain warning systems, and for failing to adequately train campground staff as to how to handle an emergency. estern istrict udge Susan Hickey, who presided over the lawsuit case, ruled that the government is immune from liability because of the Arkansas ecreational se Statute. The plaintiffs lawyers argued that the statute contains exceptions, which should allow the suits to move forward, but Hickey disagreed and denied the claims on Tuesday, March 28, 201 . The plaintiffs have the option of appealing the ruling.

ordinance also includes a 3 co-pay fee for each medication prescribed to the prisoner upon initiation of the purchase or refill of those medications. Commissary accounts will be established for each prisoner where such fees will be deducted when the prisoner is initially processed into the detention center or anytime any prisoner initiated health care service is requested. Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer explained that prisoners who lack sufficient funds in their commissary account will not be denied access to health dental prescription care, but the prisoner will have an outstanding balance in their account so if at any time the prisoner returns to the Polk County etention Center, such debt will be deducted from any monies placed into his her commissary account. evenues received from these newly imposed fees will be used to offset or reduce funding from other sources for the maintenance, operation, and capital expenditures of the Polk County etention Center. hen asked about the prisoner s ability to pay, Sawyer explained that they have many prisoners who are currently spending 1 0 to 200 a month on phone cards purchased through the Sheriff s epartment. He added that they are now selling e-cigs and that the department was profiting 00- 800 a month on those purchases. The ordinance passed unanimously. Also during the meeting, avid illiams was confirmed by the uorum Court to serve on the administrative board of the Polk County ibrary to fill the expired term of ean Smith. illiams will serve a -year term.

Emblem Club Makes Annual Donation to Elks BY MELANIE BUCK •


January 6, 2016

he Mena Emblem Club, along with members of the Hot Springs Emblem Club, met on Sunday, April 2, 201 , at the Mena Elks odge. As part of the annual business, the club made their yearly contribution of 2 0 to the Mena Elks odge. Emblem Club President Sheila Prestenback is pictured below giving the donation.


At one time or another we have all broken the rules or instruction and suffered the consequences. In Gen 2: 15-17 God instructs Adam not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil or he shall surely die." Gen 3:3-24 expounds upon Adam and Eve’s encounter with Satan in the form of a serpent, the eating of the fruit, Gods discovery of their transgression, and the consequences for the three of them and every human being ever to live thereafter. Thru sin the consequence of physical and eternal death are declared upon mankind. Rom 5:12- notes, Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned — Were informed of the results of sin in the first part of Rom 6:23 stating, For the wages of sin is death,… But, God had a plan to salvage man from this eternal death. The last part of Rom 6:23 continues stating… but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. In Rom 5:8-9 the apostle Paul says, 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. The created man brought death thru sin. The creator by His death and the shedding of His blood for the remission of sins brought eternal life to mankind. In 1 Cor. 15:22 the apostle Paul instructs the Corinthian church saying, For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. The world is destined for eternal death by the destructive curse of sin. The faithful Christian may have confidence in the promises of a loving God for salvation and eternal life. He cares about you. Good day. The Hatfield Church of Christ welcomes you this Sunday. For more information, you may reach us at 479-437-5276, email and/or like us on Facebook.

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