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UAM Announces 2015 Homecoming Court

October 6th, 2015 by

imageTwelve students have been selected to the 2015 homecoming court at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

The court will be introduced during pregame ceremonies beginning at 2:30 p.m. this Saturday at Convoy Leslie-Cotton Boll Stadium. The homecoming queen, chosen by a vote of the student body, will be announced at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Members of the court are:
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Scam Attempts Hit Drew County

October 6th, 2015 by

ScamThe Drew County Sheriff’s Office has been taking reports on Scam attempts,  either by phone or mail, for years.

But today, the Drew County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports in reference to Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, Arkansas Sheriff’s Association and the Arkansas State Police soliciting money from citizens of Drew County.

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Fall Festival Planned for Saturday

October 5th, 2015 by


Schedule of Events
8 a.m. – Noon   Farmer’s Market in the mini park south of the town square
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.    Silent Auction
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.    Registration for raffle and $250 cash prize
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Bouncy Houses for Children (Free)
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Classic Car Show
9 a.m.   Arts & Crafts
10:30 – 12:30   Grocery Sack Challenge
11 a.m. – Noon   Cupcake Walk
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Bingo
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.   LTE (Adult) Cloggers
3:30 – 4p.m.   Judy’s (Children) Cloggers
4 – 5:30 p.m.   Haley Creek Boys
5:45 p.m.   Silent Auction Results
5:45 p.m.  $250 Cash Drawing
5:45 p.m.  Raffle Drawing (You don’t have to be present to win)
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Trey Hawkins Band & Street Dance

Food trucks serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
Mom’s Goodies & Glowing Buns from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Booth space available. Call 870-818-0178

Ware To Seek District 11 Seat In The Arkansas House of Representatives

October 5th, 2015 by

BobWarePhoto1Bob Ware, Vice Chancellor for the University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology at McGehee (UAM-CTM), today announced his candidacy for District 11 Seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives.


Ware has worked in public service for over 45 years.  He began his tenure with UAM-CTM in 1975, serving as assistant director, a position he held for 26 years.  He then went on to serve as president for the Great Rivers Technical Institute in McGehee for three years, before being selected to his current position as vice chancellor at UAM-CTM. Read the rest of this entry »

UAM African-American Alumni Association to Induct Alumni Elite at Homecoming ‘15

October 5th, 2015 by

African-American Alumni and former students who have attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello will be gathering in Monticello to celebrate Homecoming 2015 on Thursday through Sunday, October 8-11.

In its 16th year of coordinating activities during the UAM Homecoming weekend, the African-American Alumni Association will officially kick off its weekend with a breakfast and reception at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the John F. Gibson’s Capital Room. The cost of the breakfast is $20 per person and may be paid at the door.

On that morning, fourteen honorees will be inducted into the African-American “Alumni Elite.” All of the recipients were nominated by a group of their peers and certified by the organization’s planning board.

The 2015 Alumni Elite honorees include Bryant Cato, Adrin Hinton, Ebony Grant-Holliman, Yvonda Jones, Marjorie Martin, Lionel Maten, Nakia McKay, Kirby Merritt, Jamison Nelson, Stanley Nelson, Amanda Orr, Truman Tolefree, Tracy Walker and Tasha Webb-Wilson. Read the rest of this entry »

First Presbyterian Church Emergency Food Pantry Accepting Donations

October 4th, 2015 by

First Presbyterian Church of Monticello offers an Emergency Food Pantry to the local families and individuals in need. We are always in need of food donations for this program. Items may be dropped of at 821 N. Main St here in Monticello, Ar between the new Fire Station and the new Library or call for more information or questions and ask for Jill at (870)367-6883. Please visit our Facebook Page (First Presbyterian Emergency Food Pantry) and remember to “Like” and “Share” to spread the word like wild fire! We are happy to assist you!

Class To Focus On Study Of Christianity, Catholicism

October 4th, 2015 by

 A Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Class will be offered starting Tuesday, September 22 at 6 p.m. in the Education Wing at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, corner of Hyatt and Jefferson streets.

“We invite persons with no religious background who are interested in becoming Christians or those who have backgrounds in other Christian denominations and would like to learn more about Roman Catholicism to join us,” Don Stephan, class leader,  said.  He noted practicing Catholics who would like to study the faith from an adult perspective are also invited to sit in on the class sessions.

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Drew Central 6, McGehee 42

October 2nd, 2015 by

Final Score
Drew Central 6
McGehee. 42

Drew Central scores on their 1st possession of 3rd Qtr driving 55 yards.
Pirates 6
Owls 21

Halftime Score
Drew Central 0
McGehee. 21

McGehee 7
Drew Central 0
17 yard rushing TD for Owls with 9:41 left in 1st Qtr.

Billies Cross Country Team Competes In Los Toritos Invitational

October 2nd, 2015 by

BilleCrossCountry copyThe Billies Cross Country team competed in the Los Toritos Invitational this past weekend in Star City.  Joining over ten other schools from Southeast Arkansas, the Billies punished the competition both mentally and physically, running good times and leaving with some hardware.

The JR Billies finished 1st overall edging out Star City.

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2015 Fountain Hill High School Alumni Reunion, Oct. 17th

October 2nd, 2015 by

reunionThe 2015 Fountain Hill High School Alumni Reunion and Banquet will be held Saturday October 17, 2015 in Fountain Hill at the gymnasium.

Social hour will be from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. Catered by JB Wings of Crossett. The Class of 1965 will be honored. Please make your reservation by October 10. Please contact Joyce Fairchild McKelvey 870-723-6077 or Randy Mitchell 870-853-7184.


Slemons UDC Chapter Represented At 120th Convention

October 2nd, 2015 by

Udc convention sept 2015 Memorial ServiceTerri Wolfe Beth Thurman(2)The William F. Slemons Ch. 977 of the United Daughters of Confederacy had  four members attend the 120th Annual Arkansas Division Convention at the Holiday Inn Presidential Hotel in Little Rock, AR, Sept. 24-26, 2015. These ladies were Connie Mullis, Jan West, Beth Thurman, and Terri Wolfe. District III chapters served as hosts.  They were as follows: William F. Slemons, Monticello area, Lt. James Jackson Gillcoatt, Stuttgart area; David O. Dodd Pine Bluff area; Little Rock chapters General T. J. Churchill and Memorial. Read the rest of this entry »

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