JONESBORO — Two Craighead County Master Gardeners were honored recently at the State Master Gardener Conference in Springdale. The awards were presented by Dr. Bob Scott Sr., associate vice president for Agriculture-Extension.

Anita Despain of Jonesboro was the recipient of the Master Gardener Rookie of the Year Award for 2022. Despain was selected for her work and dedication during her initial year as a Master Gardener where she logged 143 volunteer hours working on various sanctioned projects.