Front & CenterUpdated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 19, 2013
Mike Cumnock, CEO of Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, has announced plans to retire at the end of the year, culminating a 28-year career with the organization. Cumnock and his wife, Sarah, have had an affiliation with the ranches since their inception in 1976.
When it was announced that Mike Cumnock, CEO of Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, was set to retire at the end of 2013, the emails began pouring in. “I was young and rebellious, but Mr. Mike, he saw something in me,” wrote one former rancher. “He guided me and molded me. … He’s an angel sent from heaven to watch over all of God’s neglected, abused and abandoned children. He did it gloriously.” Cumnock first joined the ranch staff in 1995 as director of professional services, but his ties started out long before that. When the ranches were first opened by members of the Ar... READ MORE
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