Starting with Mayor John Patrick (1990 to 2012) : John was an outstanding Mayor for the City of Pocahontas and to this day still helps as voluntee in numerous ways. We granted him with a Solid Pocahontasarkonline Golden Key to the City! Job well do mayor Patrick.
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     Mayor Patrick was always looking over undeveloped land for future development.
       Mr. Patrick was always active in everything he did... His love is to see people to have fun..... "Quality Of Life".....
              PocahontasArkOnline is proud to pick John Patrick as one of the Great Mayors of Pocahontas. John would always say Pocahontas is my hometown and he is proud of being a be part of Pocahontas as his family. His children and grandchildren lives here and goes to school here.  As so say where else would I want to be. He was married to Anne Elizabeth Ashburn Patrick sad to say that she had pass away on Oct 1st 2019. John had a unique personality as a very careing and hard working is the way he was raised. Work late and dont sleep much is what he did as mayor. John wouldnt wait a moment before thinking things through. John would say that, our children is the main back bone of our Commuity and future. Reason is that you got to do for your children no matter what it is. Have things for them to be happy and fun. His great dutie of beening a mayor is make sure the safty and the welfare of our cizeness and Jobs to provide their families. As time as being mayor, he made sure that the new Commuity Center was built, new ball fields, Rebuilt new Tennis Courts, New overlook park, new fishing peir and many more to menchion. Before he leaves office of Mayor. Johns words,  Be happy in what you do in daliy life. Love and help each others as we are all gods family. Keep care of things for what you have..  Life is very short. Just be happy all times............................
       Fun under the sun Mr. Patrick loves the outdoors.. Jetski is one of his best past time to rest and to have fun.... He reply: A meltdown isnt my thing and never will.. My family and friends are special to me. I just keep going..
       Watching The New Community Center Being Built (1997). This was one of his dreams. He replyed: It couldnt been possible if it wasnt for the Parks and Recreation hard work to make dream come true.
        Mayor Patrick is Santa.... Pretty neat indeed.... Mr. Patrick loves families and Children.. He touch so many lives... He enjoy doing it for so many years... Candy Cane Lane is so beautiful during Christmas.. Lights, Toys and rudolph and Santa Claus. Mr. Patrict would say, What would you like for Christmas? ho ho ho....
      Celebration The Century Wall Which Was Unveiled on July 4, 2000. He was also the one to come up with the idea of Forth On The Black Celebration. He would say, It was a big bang... He would laugh about it.... It was wonderful to see people enjoying themselves..
        He would always recieved donotes from all sources of Businesses and individuals for New Payground Equipment, Animal Control and Other City projects. He thank them all for the wonderful donotions...
John Patrick
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonys was Johns favorite projects to Honor New business. He would always hold the Ribbon not the Scissors.
Words from our local Pocahontas citizens ( young-old )
    Toast and Roast was a greatest thing that i seen on Mayor Patrict... He was invited to the fine arts commuittee and as a happy man he was.. Thank everyone that was in on the Toast and Roart. Mayor Patrict was ask a question on what was the most rememberable think that he ever did for the City Of Pocahontas as mayor.. His reply: The Parks was the most thing he love for the young and old to share for life time... He went on to reply: I did not build it Its the hard working people of Pocahontas and Randolph who that built it.. I was bless with such wonderful PEOPLE!!! I would do it again as long as my health holds up..
     Hello, im from Biggers Arkansas and I will not forget the time that Mr. Patrict as mayor was a very good listener. I ask, that can he put a sign show the location ot the new Commuitiy Center... I could not believe my eyes In 3 days he had one up with lighting.. That was so wonderful for him to stop everything to put up that sign on the highway67.. WOW!! I said, to myself there is a santa.. Lol
     The fire department was another strong part of him..  Mr. Patrick aways watch the safty and protection of Pocahontas personal and property.. He would count on fire Chief John Dalton to protect his greatest employees and the citizens of Pocahontas.. John Dalton was a leader to Mayor Patrict and made sure everything was up to par.. Mayor Patrick would say, fire chief Dalton was outstanding and a good man of great leadership..  
The Johnson Family
       He is one of the Greatest person's that i had ever met. A caring for others and a righteous to others. His words are like a handshake,  he says he will do and does... God Bless us with a kind man.  John Patrick  my family love's you and you'll be  miss by all.
      Mr. Patrick would do anything to get Pocahontas Home Town Clubs Attention.. He would work harder to make sure strong progress... Helping Others was his main plus....
The Smith Family