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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 24, 2015
PHOTO BY: Gareth Patterson

Stacey Mills became the director of Heber Springs Parks and Recreation in January after serving for 2 1/2 years as groundskeeper supervisor. Mills and his family moved to the city in 2003 from Kansas, where he grew up. Heber Springs Mayor Jimmy Clark said Mills’ background in management and sales, plus his ability to fix anything, makes him perfect for the position.

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Kansas native Stacey Mills said that every time he visited his in-laws in Heber Springs, he fell more in love with the town. Mills said that after visiting them for the third year, he told his wife, “We’re moving.” She balked a little, he recalled, because the couple had just built a house in his hometown, Derby, Kansas. “I said, ‘Don’t worry; it’ll work out,’” Mills said. And it did. They moved to Heber Springs in 2003. One job led to ... READ MORE

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