Our meeting for Tuesday, March 27
6;00 p.m. in the Knox Room, Baxter County Library

The Cemetery Maintenance
and Preservation Project

Guest Speaker, Jeff Lewis

Captain of Deputies, Baxter County Sheriff's Department
Treasurer of our Society

The “Cemetery Maintenance and Preservation Project,” presented by Captain Jeff Lewis of the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, will be the topic at the next Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:00 pm in the Knox Room at the Donald W Reynolds, 300 Library Hill, MountainHome.

The cemetery restoration program was begun in 2009 by the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office to allow inmates to go out in the community and work. Capt. Lewis chose the project to find and restore neglected cemeteries in Baxter County. Talburt Cemetery in Mountain Home was the first cemetery cleaned. All inmate labor is voluntary and done under the guidelines of State law and the Sheriff’s Office guidelines.

Jeff is a Baxter County native and lifelong resident. He is a 1981 graduate of Cotter High School and obtained his AAS Criminal Justice degree in 2002 from ASU-MH. He has spent 30 years in Law Enforcement and is currently Captain  of Deputies at the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office. He also has served as the Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the Baxter County Sheriff’s Foundation since 2009.

He is a past chairperson of the board of Ozark Opportunities. He is active in local politics and is serving his second term as Recorder-Treasurer of the City of Gassville and has previously served eight years on the Gassville City Council. Jeff currently serves as Secretary of the Mountain Home Fraternal Order of Police and Treasurer (and past Secretary/Treasurer) of the Baxter County Historical & Genealogical Society.
We invite everyone to come and enjoy Jeff's presentation at our meeting this month. 

The Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society meets
on the 4th Tuesday of each month to conduct business, enjoy an informative
and interesting presentation from a guest speaker
and for socializing and snacks.

Special meetings are occasionally held at other times and locations. Announcements regarding special meetings will be made in The Baxter Bulletin, on KTLO, and posted on this website.