Photo by Linda Hicks/Contributing Photographer
The Mitchell family includes Sharon Mitchell, grandchildren Kaleb and Emily McBay, daughter Carla Atkinson and Frank Mitchell, who is retiring after 28 years as superintendent of the Vilonia School District and 49 years in the education field. His first teaching contract was for $4,100. He has taught in many districts during his career, including at Wabbaseka, White Hall, Foreman and Fordyce. Sharon Mitchell was also a teacher and retired in 1989 because of health reasons.