In loving memory of Mildred Pitchford and her love for painting, The Calico Rock Museum and the Pitchford family share the legacy of her art at the Tomlinson Art and Science Center Oct 13th to the 26th from 10am to 4pm.

 Mildred K. Pitchford, who passed away at the age of 94 January 11, 2016, loved her little farm, her paintings and her family. She was self-taught in her painting.

She was married to Floyd Pitchford on February 4, 1939 in Cotter, Arkansas.

She is survived by her son and daughter in-law Richard and Vicki Pitchford of Mountain Home; a granddaughter Valerie Pitchford, a grandson Luke Pitchford and wife Jessica, all of Mountain Home; 3 great grandchildren.

For additional information on this event please call 870-297-6100  

Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.