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Residents, community leaders hopeful for new nursing home

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT)- A project five years in the works is now one step closer to a reality.

A groundbreaking ceremony happened at the construction site for the new Randolph County Nursing Home Tuesday. Residents, community leaders and even guest speakers like Congressman Rick Crawford came out to celebrate the new project.

Administrator of the Randolph County Nursing Home, Paula Swift, says this is something the area really needs. Swift says, "Our old building is outdated and so we're getting a new building and our residents are excited our employees are excited. We're going to be able to help provide more services for our community, offer more jobs. It's going to be a boost for the economy for our community."

The total project is expected to cost $19,500,000. The new building will increase the beds from 118 to 140.

They expect construction to be complete by September of 2015.

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