Clay County Health Unit Gets Facelift

Thursday, July 23, 2015
PHS art teacher Jerri Tate adds kid-friendly art to the entry area of the Clay County Health Unit.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

Recently the Clay County Health Unit in Piggott got a facelift, as PHS art teacher Jerri Tate was contracted to add kid-friendly art to the walls of the entry to the office.

"The building is 20 years old this year and we felt it needed a little updating," explained Kimberley Donner, APN/ADM, who supervises the local unit. "She painted a forest, space and playground theme that is very inviting to both young and old."

Over the reception desk she also added a colorful airplane, pulling a banner which reads, "Welcome to the Clay County Health Unit."

A sample of the new artwork.

Several years ago the talented local art teacher painted an area of the waiting room, which has proven to be very popular among the young patients.

"We just love her work," Donner added. "And it is great to see the kids excited to come in and take all her creative work in."

The Clay County Health Unit, located at 1009 South Garfield in Piggott, was completed in 1995 and replaced an aged facility in the downtown area. The unit provides a variety of services, screenings, inoculations and vaccinations and distributes information on health efforts and programs. Those wanting more information may call the unit at 870 598-3390.

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