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Old Milo Christmas Tree Farm
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Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)
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Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC
NorthSide Baptist Church
Vera Llyod Turkey Trot 5K
Johnson’s Showroom Furniture
South Arkansas Business Solutions
Atlas Foundation Repair
Immanuel Baptist Church
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MIS EAST students received a Community Service Award from Col. David Love Chapter, NSDAR for their work on the old Monticello Cemetery in the past year. They and their parents worked to clear the cemetery of limbs and leaves several times last year, giving of their personal time. Principal Julie Workman and Mayor Zack Tucker wrote letters of recommendation for these students. The award was approved by AR State and National DAR.
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. (more…)
The Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association met at the Chris Cox farm north of Monticello, on September 17, 2015. The Cox family welcomed approximately 37 members and guests who enjoyed a hay ride tour of (more…)
The Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association met for the regular monthly meeting August 20, 2015 at the Agriculture Building on the UAM campus.
SEArkansas Tea Party had a lively group at our third Patriot Camp. The children ranged in age from 4 to 11 years old. They learned American History at Fort Wigwam, played period games at the Wild West Tournament, refreshed themselves at The Watering Hole with food and drink and made period crafts at the Trading Post – all to match curriculum studies.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Fults, a Drew County 4-H Horse Club member for all her efforts in the District and State 4-H Horse Shows. Elizabeth competed in Stock Gelding (Halter) and Showmanship Halter. She has worked so hard this year training for these events. We would also like to give a big thanks to Mrs. Becke Williams, 4-H Horse Club leader, for helping Elizabeth prepare for her competition. We are all so proud of you! Congrats Elizabeth!
Congratulations to Bree Lanthrip, a Drew County 4-H Teen Leader, for being chosen to be a State 4-H Ambassador and Teen Star.
The Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association met for the regular monthly meeting June 18, 2015 at the Agriculture Building on the UAM campus. President Russell Corker opened the meeting and asked the blessing. The meal was sponsored by Mr. Odell Wolfe with Saline & Ouachita Valley Livestock Auction at Warren and Veterinarian Dr. Tim Knight. “Thank you” to both of these gentlemen for the BBQ sandwiches with all the trimmings.
The Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association met May 21, 2015, for a special monthly meeting at Dale McKiever’s farm on the Prairie, south of Monticello.
Elyse Knobloch presented a program to Colonel David Love Chapter, NSDAR recently, about requirements to obtain U.S. Citizenship. Elyse is from Indonesia and is working to obtain U.S. Citizenship which includes several interviews, legal documents and she must pass several tests including a test about the U.S. Government. It was a very interesting program and gave insight into Citizenship process which usually takes several years. Elyse is married to Mrs. Mullis’ grandson.K.C. Knobloch.
Reccently members of the William F. Slemons Chapter 977 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy attended the commemoration of the worst maritime disaster in the United States. The Sultana was in route to Cairo, Illinois, to muster out hundreds of Union soldiers on their way home after the War of Rebellion.
The Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association met April 16, 2015, for the regular monthly meeting at the UAM Agricultural Building. President Russell Corker opened the meeting and welcomed approximately 70 members and guests.
The Dedication of the Sesquicentennial Civil War Monument at the Old State House Museum was conducted by the Arkansas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy on Saturday, April 18th in Little Rock. It was placed on the east side of the State House, and UDC members from across the state participated. Beth Thurman and Terri Wolfe represented William F. Slemons Chapter 977 from Monticello. (more…)
The Drew County Historical Society met at the Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, February 15. Society president Tommy Gray opened the meeting at 2:30 p.m. He asked for a moment of silence in memory of society officers Lawanda Gray and Sandra Campbell.
Winners at the Town & Gown Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, March 2 were:
1st place Margaret Norton and Don Stephan
2nd place (tie) Charlotte McKiever and Kaye Koen, Marvin Fawley and Lowell Lynde
The Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association met February 19, 2015, for the regular monthly meeting at the UAM Agricultural Center. President Russell Corker opened the meeting and welcomed approximately 40 members and guests. Since there were nine pots of Chili to be judged before we served ourselves, Glynn Gibson reminded us that the Area V Spring Conference would take place on March 19, 2015, at the UAM Agricultural Center at 6 PM. This meeting is an opportunity for anyone in Southeast Arkansas to come meet our state officers, enjoy a steak dinner, and learn what Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association can do for you.
Troops 1047 and 1154 of Monticello Ridge Service Unit participated in Thinking Day on Feb 21. They studied Girl Scouts in Japan, France, Nigeria, and Austria.
Pictured are Cheryl Rodreguz, Abigail Bramlette, Miranda Lloyd, Cheryl Crawford, Lora Crawford, Kate-Lyn Jones, Anessa Rowland, and Allissa Bodiford. Not Pictured is Kimber Owen. For their service projection, a monetary donation was taken for the Paws and Claws of McGehee. (more…)
Eureka Lodge #40 F&AM installed officers for 2015 they are from left to right.
The 2015 4-H King and Queen have been chosen. 4-H King is Chase Owen and 4-H Queen is Bree-Anne Lanthrip. They were chosen by the Drew County Extension staff, based upon who tried their hardest and had the most participation this year in 4-H. Congratulations to both of them!
William F. Slemons Ch. 977 of the Monticello United Daughters of the Confederacy met for their annual, potluck, Christmas luncheon in the home of Jan & Harold West. Twelve members, along with five spouses and one guest, were present. The invocation was given by President Beth Thurman, and after a wonderful meal, the meeting was called to order. (more…)
The Koinonia 4-H Club Elected the following officers for the 2014-15 club year.
Pictured Left to Right: President-Brittany Brown, Vice-President-Jennifer Sneed, Secretary/Treasurer-Brianna White, Reporter/Photographer- Alexis White, Song Leader- Eva Wright, Recreation Leader- Jadon Henson. Submitted by- Alexis White-Reporter
JA of Monticello received a check in the amount of $5,500 from Campbell Global to help with the purchase of defibrillators and defibrillator batteries for Monticello and Drew Central School Districts.
Several Drew County Extension Homemakers went to the Christmas in the South Holiday Foods in Jefferson County. Participants received a Christmas in the South: Holiday Foods Cookbook 2014. They taste tested turkey and dressing, sides and finger foods. Guest speaker was Janet Carson, Extension Horticulture Specialist. She discussed gardening and planting bulbs now for spring blooms. She also talked about plants that bloom in the house for the holidays.
Monticello Lions Club annually sponsors the artwork of local students for entry in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest.
This year’s theme is Peace, Love and Understanding. First Place belongs to Dailynn Eisenbarth. He was presented with a Monticello Lions Club $50 check and a framed Certificate. His entry has been sent to the 7-N District Governor for possible advancement to State, National and International levels. Dailynn describes his piece as, “We can all have peace, in the Americas and the other side of the world, so that we can all love and understand each other no matter where in the world.” Jennifer Santos received Second Place; Shelby Orrell Third Place and Elise McDuff Fourth Place. They each were awarded a framed Certificate.
The Drew County Historical Society met on Sunday, October 12, 2014 in the Drew County Museum. Historical society president Tommy Gray called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. He noted that “as we get older, we realize the importance of history.” Gray introduced the speakers for the meeting, Drew County Museum commissioners Connie Mullis and Zack Tucker.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy held their state convention on Sept. 25-27 at Texarkana, AR. Two members of the William F. Slemons, Chapter 977, in Monticello, attended: Terri Wolfe & Beth Thurman. There were two business sessions and a luncheon, as well as a historical evening on the slate. The National president attended this convention, too, Mrs. Janie Lichen from Florida. The body nominated and elected one of its own, Pam Trammell from Texarkana, to run for the national president at the national convention in Richmond. (more…)
The September meeting of the Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association was called to order on September 18, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. at the UAM Rodeo Arena in Monticello, Arkansas by President Jason Cater.
Rusty Jones and his Rodeo students hosted our meeting at the UAM Rodeo Arena facility and gave us a grand show after our meeting. UAM has a nice rodeo facility and we appreciate Rusty showing us the facility and hosting our meeting.
Lions Club installed the newly elected Officers for the 2014-2015 year.
Shown at left are l-r David Anderson, Sec-Treas, Norma Hogue, Director, Larry Fuller, Tail Twister & Director, Nancy Miller, Lion Tamer, Rev Michael Garvey, V-Pres, Colleen Handly, President.
On May 12, Monteene McCoy hosted the Night Owls Club on at her home for a plant exchange. Each member brought 12 plants and in turn received 12 different ones. Potting soil was provided so that the arrangements could be completed and ready to take home.
The June meeting of the Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association was called to order on June 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the UAM Agricultural Center in Monticello, Arkansas by Vice-President Nita Carpenter. President Jason Cater took over shortly thereafter.
The Effie E. Brooks Civic Club celebrated its 60th Club Anniversary on May 18, 2014 at First Missionary Baptist Church, North Bailey Street, in Monticello, Arkansas.
Southern Quality Construction
Cass Martin Realty
The Computer Guys
DMH We Are Hiring
Cedar Hills Apartments
Monticello Tire (Goodyear)
Razorback Body Shop
Holiday Inn Express
Cash Saver Food Outlet
Ray Ryburn Real Estate
Monticello Animal Clinic
The Guest House
State Farm David Funderburg
Re-Elect Bruce Anderson Judge
Union Bank 2
Bone’s Auto Parts
Reggie’s Lock & Key
Happy Thoughts Booth 236
Custom Truck / Spee-D-Lube