Archive for May, 2014



Sammy T. Shinault – EMT# 1833

Sammy T. Shinault
(July 11, 1946 – May 16, 2014)

Sam Shinault, 67, of Lepanto formerly of Jonesboro, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center.
Born in Dell, Arkansas, Sam lived in Aurora, Illinois from 1965-1971 before moving to Jonesboro. He lived in Jonesboro before moving to Lepanto in 2001. Sam was a firefighter for the Jonesboro Fire Department where he served 25 years, retiring in 1998 with the rank of Captain. Sam was a long-time Training Officer for JFD and taught Emergency Medical Technicians through Delta Vo-Tech for over 30 years.

Sam attended the Assembly of God Church and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Shinault and an infant brother, Marshall Glenn Shinault.

Survivors include his wife, Merlita Hall Shinault of the home; His mother, Helen Shinault of Paris, Tennessee; 2 Sons and daughter-in-law: Sam, Jr. and Laurie Shinault of Columbus, Georgia, and Hayden Weathers of Osceola; 2 Daughters and Son-in-law: Lisa Shinault Inabinet and her husband Robert Inabinet of Walls, Mississippi, and Layna Barnhart of Lepanto; 4 brothers and their wives: Harley and Shirley Shinault of Aurora, Illinois, Harvey and Teresa Shinault of Lepanto, Michael T. and Terrie Shinault, and Don and Jackie Shinault all of Paris, Tennessee; 1 sister, Louise Wilson-Hoeffner of San Antonio, Texas; 4 grandchildren: Brock Shinault, Blair Shinault, Robert (Trey) Inabinet, and Garrett Inabinet and a 5th grandchild to be born in October.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in Emerson Memorial Chapel with Rev. Daniel Nooner and Rev. Gary Finley officiating. Burial will follow in Potter Cemetery at Lepanto.

Active pallbearers include Todd Carr, Chad Timms, Larry Dulaney, K.C. Jones, Steve Beck and Billy Brown.

Honorary pallbearers include active and retired members of Jonesboro Fire Department and area EMS personnel.

Baptist Health in Honor of EMS Week



Sponsored by: Ouachita County Medical Center EMS
Contact: Steve Hill, Paramedic

Saturday, July 12 0800-1300
Saturday, September 13 0800-1300
Saturday, November 8 0800-1300

The classes are still being arranged. We try and schedule at least 1 Instructor CEU per meeting.
We meet in the Green Center at the Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden.

Vital Link Press Release For EMS Week 2014

Please join us this week in showing our appreciation to these dedicated individuals who provide the lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.”

For the Press Release please click the link below

2014 EMS Week Press Release (1)

2014 EMS Parade of Lights and Arkansas Hall of Fame

This month we celebrate EMS week May 18th through May 24th and as always during that week we have our annual EMS parade of Lights and announce the names that will be placed in the Arkansas Hall of Fame which will be May 21st.

POL Flyer 2014-2

Please click the link below for the PROGRAM AGENDA

POL agenda 2014