goodDeeds • July 2019

It comes as no surprise to us that many of our county partners do more than just record Deeds — they perform goodDEEDS. By sharing as many of these good deeds as possible, we hope to raise awareness of the various charities and organizations they contribute to. We want to build their momentum and effectiveness in achieving their very important goals.

We would like to recognize Miller County, Arkansas for the important project they have put into perpetual motion. Seeking to better honor, support, and educate their community, they have transformed an otherwise-unused display case in a main hallway of the courthouse to a rotating feature of community-driven information. Utilizing an everyday object to create such an effective form of honoring or educating a part of the community is both noteworthy and inspirational.

In May of 2019, county officials realized that the display case, prominently located in a primary courthouse hallway, was being under-utilized. After some discussion, they set out to find a use for this case that was fun, educational, historical, and community-focused. Each month this display case would rotate to highlight new information or honor a new group of people. In May, it was decided that the focus would be to honor the Department of Defense branches that have protected us and allowed us to live in a free country. In June 2019, the focus was shifted to feature Father’s Day, honoring fathers and sharing fun facts. In July 2019, the feature is currently set to highlight Independence Day and many celebrities born in July.

Turning the mundane into the exceptional was easy, cost-effective, and has provided a stable benefit to Miller County’s constituents. We would like to thank Miller County for the dedication they continue to show to their citizens.

“This display case sat empty for many years. The Circuit Clerk’s office got elected officials together and decided to make a fun, informative, and attention-grabbing feature every month. We constantly find people ‘ooh’ing’ and ‘ahh’ing’, with everyone anxious to see what the next display will be!”
-Mary Pankey, Miller County Circuit Clerk