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SEARK presents Glenn Miller Orchestra, Saturday

February 6th, 2016 by

gmo-current14A dinner, concert and dance featuring the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will be presented by the SEARK Concert Association at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 6. Union Bank & Trust Company is serving as the corporate sponsor for the performance. 

The event will be held in the gymnasium of the John F. Gibson University Center on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. Tickets are $80 per person and may be reserved by calling 870-460-1060. Read the rest of this entry »

UAM Receives Approval For First Completely Online Baccalaureate Degree

February 6th, 2016 by
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The University of Arkansas at Monticello has received approval for its first 100 percent online undergraduate degree program.

The UA Board of Trustees and the Higher Education Coordinating Board have approved a bachelor of science degree in education studies, which will be offered totally online. The non-licensure program may be taken by anyone but is designed for non-traditional students unable to return to school and for public school paraprofessionals.

Paraprofessionals will have a route to licensure following completion of the online degree through the UAM Teacher Residency Program, which includes two semesters teaching with a provisional license while under the supervision of a licensed instructor. Other graduates may pursue a teaching license in the master of arts in teaching (MAT) program. Read the rest of this entry »

Legislative Report

February 5th, 2016 by

ArkansasHouseGreetings! I apologize to readers of the Ashley County Ledger in Hamburg because we are still having some sort of technical difficulties and they are not receiving my reports. We hope to have the problem solved by this week.
Meanwhile I hope you are keeping an eye on this highway funding situation. A special session will likely be called soon and I’d like your input before the fact.
According to the highway department, there are three things you need to know about highway funding in Arkansas:
1. Arkansas highways are in trouble, and major decisions about how to finance our failing highways are approaching. (For now).
2. Some “revenue neutral” funding options being proposed are treacherous, and will pay for highways by cheating us all out things like quality pre-K, social workers for abused and neglected kids, and textbooks for students.
3. Modernizing the gas tax is a responsible, common sense way to raise revenue that has been vetted in other states. Any increase to fuel tax should be paired with a measure to help working families keep more of what they earn. Read the rest of this entry »

Proposed Pay Increases on City Council’s Monday Agenda – Update

February 5th, 2016 by

CITY HALLMonday night, the City Council, at 6pm, to discuss he proposed  salary scale for city employees..
The Mayor’s request regarding salaries requested a plan to “levelize” the varying salaries among workers, from when there were fewer pay guidelines.

Posted below (from an  earlier article) are the current and proposed salaries for the city employees that will earn over $40,000, and the employees that are scheduled to receive over a $3,000 pay increase, plus a couple of other positions, of public interest.

Position Years Proposed Salary Current Salary
Administrative Asst—–0—– $25,292.29 $18,720.00
Finance Director —–3 —–$52,956.43 $39,033.80
Asst to the Mayor —–1 —–$37,142.57 $35,006.40
Mayor 1 —–$63,603.80—– $63,603.80
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3 in Jail on Theft Charges after 3 State Crime Spree

February 5th, 2016 by

The Drew County Sheriff’s Office along with multiple surrounding agencies have been investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins throughout the area since around January 20.

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Weevils Baseball Opens 2016 Season At Astros’ Minute Maid Park

February 5th, 2016 by

UAM WeevilsFor the third time in the last four seasons, the University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team is set to open its season at Minute Maid Park as a part of the 2016 Houston Winter Invitational.

The Weevils open the 2016 schedule on Friday, February 5 at 10 a.m. against Tarleton State, followed by a 2 p.m. matchup with Central Missouri on Saturday and a 6 p.m. game against St. Mary’s on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

UAM To Observe International Education Week February 8-12

February 4th, 2016 by

iew-2013-logo-finalMeals from different cultures around the world will be part of International Education Week at the University of Arkansas at Monticello February 8-12.

            Aramark Campus Dining Services will feature international meals from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day that week. The international meals are also available to the public and will be served in the main dining hall of the John F. Gibson University Center at a cost of $7.92 per person.

            UAM currently has students from Canada, Nepal, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Iceland, Brazil, Australia, Columbia, Argentina, England and Sweden.

            For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 844-1826 or (870) 460-1026

Monticello School Bus Drivers Needed

February 4th, 2016 by

School Districts all across the state are in desperate need of school bus drivers. This is also the case for the Monticello School District.
Having enough route drivers, substitute drivers and trip drivers has become critical. We have fulltime, substitute, and trip driver positions available.
We have qualified personnel that will provide training to aid applicants in obtaining a CDL license including training to drive the bus safely. For more information please contact Danny Lloyd, Director of Transportation @ 870-367-4005.


February 4th, 2016 by

UAM Weevil HelmetUniversity of Arkansas at Monticello football coach Hud Jackson has announced a total of 58 newcomers for the Boll Weevils, including a record 41 high school seniors.

Jackson and the rest of the Weevil coaching staff discuss the signees at a signing day reception starting, Wednesday, at the Indoor Practice Facility.

The total number of commitments includes 41 high school seniors and 17 mid-year transfers. It nearly doubles the number of high school signees on this day from years past during Jackson’s tenure at UAM, which is entering its sixth season.

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