Eureka Lodge #40 F&AM installed officers for 2015 they are from left to right.
First Arkansas Financial
Frost Accounting Services
LifeShare No Date
South Arkansas Business Solutions
Immanuel Baptist Church
Lucky’s Of Monticello
Gibson & Keith
Time & Temp
Monticello Medical Clinic Flu Shots
War Eagle Boats
Seark Sod Farm
Pines Broadcasting Company
Union Bank 1
Scripture Of The Day
Monticello Tire (Goodyear)
Secure Storage 2
Holiday Inn Express
Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)
Head of the Class
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.
In keeping with International Lions Club’s principles of good government and good citizenship, our local Monticello Lions Club participates in civics programs concerning the Constitution of the United States of America – serving 5th and 6th graders. Our Club celebrates ‘Liberty Day’ with two events during the school year.
Seark Concert Board Members for the 2014-’15 season include (from L to R) Renee Lemayo, Sally Kirst, Donna Somervell, Sonya Ryburn, Yvonne Shelton, Brittany Washington (Treasurer), Donna Francis (Secretary), Sheila McDaniel, Karl Clampit (Vice President), Glenda Smith and Susan Akin (President). Not pictured are Darla Barnett, Esbeida Higginbotham, Candace Howard, Shelley Mullins, Kim Pigott and Sara Wall.
Congratulations to Bree Lanthrip, a member of Koinonia 4-H Club, for winning the 4-H Ross Photography contest. Bree entered a total of 4 pictures. One in each available category, Color Living, Color Non-living, Black & White Living, and Black & White Non-Living.
Cub Scout Twilight Camp in Monticello
Hosted by DeSoto Area Council
(Boys Grades 1-5)
June 2, 2014 – June 6, 2014 6:00pm-8:00pm each evening
Activities will include: BB Gun Shooting, Archery, Indian Crafts, Swimming, Treasure Hunt, Knot Tying, Frisbee Golf, Stomp Rockets, Knife Safety, Soccer and much, much more!
Registration Deadline: May 28, 2014
For more information call 870-863-5166
The 2014 Drew County 4-H O’Rama was held recently. On May 1st, 4-H’ers competed in Talks and Demonstrations and Fashion Revue at Kennedy Church. On May 8th, 4-H’ers competed in the outdoor activities such as Crop & Seed ID, Bicycle, BB Shoot, Horticulture ID, WHEP and Bait Casting at the Drew County Courthouse. We would like to thank all 4-H volunteers and leaders who helped make the county 4-H O’Rama a success!
The May meeting of the Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association was called to order on May 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Hopper Farms in Monticello, Arkansas by Vice-President Nita Carpenter.
The April meeting of the Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association was called to order on April 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the UAM Agricultural Center in Monticello, Arkansas by President Jason Cater.
Farm Bureau never disappoints and in fact they always leave us full, satisfied and complimenting the fish dinner. Clayton Stephens, Doug Hill and Mike Zieman did a super job at cooking us a fish dinner. We had catfish, fries, hush puppies, dinks and dessert. They do a wonderful job every year and we look forward to them visiting every year. Thank you Farm Bureau, Clayton, Doug and Mike, we enjoyed it so very much. (more…)
Monday December 30 at 6 pm Eureka Lodge #40 installed the following officers for the year 2014.
First Row L to R: Dr. Mark Cheek- M.O.C., Ricky Flemming -J.D., Don Connard- J.W., Glenn Beer- W.M., Ben Crossett- S.W., Louis Maxwell-Tyler
Back Row L to R: Brian Rodgers- M.O.C., Andrew Brannon –S.D., Jim Searcy- Treas., Scott Woodward- Sec., Jack Bennett- Chaplain
Several members of the Drew County Extension Homemakers Council attended the Delta District AEHC Rally in Brinkley AR recently. The theme of the rally was “Reaching Your EHC Dreams”. The ladies also enjoyed a delicious fish dinner with all the trimmings.
The Night Owls Extension Homemakers Club met October 14 with Maria Daniels hosting. Members joined in singing “Dry Bones.” Daniels presented the Inspiration sharing two poems; Outlook by Priscilla Leonard and Count your Blessings, author unknown.
David Anderson, Monticello Lions Club Sec-Treas, received the Outstanding Zone Project Award from Roger Reves of Crossett, Zone Chairman. The Award was given for the Club’s 2013 performance, on October 17, 2013, at Western Sizzlin Restaurant.
The Gamma Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma installed officers for 2013-2014. Kappa State President Candace Martin helped with the installation and shared news about Kappa State. In addition, she shared a brief history of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a women educator society. For more information about attending a meeting or becoming a member of The Gamma Beta Chapter contact Eva Arrington.
Please join the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society Tuesday evening, October 1 at 6:30 PM for an archeology program titled Selling the South: The Complications of Tourism and Heritage.
Fourteen members and guests of the Colonel David Love Chapter of the NSDAR welcomed four new members on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. New members, Kathy Ross Norris, Dolores Brown, Pearl Persons, and Judy Person, were installed by Chaplain Jan West. Regent Jody Gladden then presented each of them with a DAR pin and a gift from the chapter.
Gladden also presented Jan West with a ten year certificate honoring her DAR membership.
The 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program statewide competition was held at the Camp Robinson day-use area near Mayflower, AR. All of the members of the Drew County Koinonia 4-H club placed either individually or in team events.
Participating Cloverbuds were Sy Lanthrip, Jadon Henson, Alexis White, Eva Wright, Sam Owen and Jeffery Lambert. Individual Junior winners were Jennifer Sneed (1st place) and Jeremy Smith (2nd place). Individual Senior winner was Jacob Henson (1st place).
The Southeast Arkansas Cornerstone Coalition is currently accepting applications for the 2013 class of the Cornerstone Leadership Development Institute’s (CLDI) Southern Leadership Academy. “Strong leadership is the key to success for our communities and region.” says Zack Tucker, Director of the Cornerstone Coalition.
April is considered Confederate Memorial month, and the ladies of William F. Slemons went to Campground Cemetery and cleaned the graves of five, unknown soldiers buried there. Local lore says that these men were in a Confederate hospital that was located there during the War Between the States.
SEARK Reading Council held its annual Literacy Awards Banquet on April 15. The SEARK Reading Council is composed of educators from a five county area.
The council awarded Mary Hobbs the Educator Literacy Award for her dedication to her to students. She is a fourth grade teacher at Drew Central Elementary.
The Agency Literacy Award was awarded to Adeliah Overstreet, manager at Mazzio’s Pizza, for sponsoring a reading incentive “Food for Thought”.
The community Leaders Award was awarded to Rebecca and Mark Spencer for opening their famous home the Allen House for literacy-related events for students.
Colonel William F. Slemons Chapter 977 held a luncheon on Tuesday, April 30, at the Monticello Country Club to honor four ex-military men at the Crosses of Military Service Ceremony. The men were ex-Mayor David Anderson, a Vietnam veteran, Larry Fuller, a former Air Force veteran during the Korean Conflict, Levin Johnson and Joe Rawls of Rison, who were former Army veterans serving during the Korean Conflict.
Tomorrow is forecast to be Warmer than today.
Saturday 01/24 0%
High 57° / Low 39°
Mainly clear. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.
Sunday 01/25 0%
High 60° / Low 36°
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High near 60F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Monticello Animal Clinic
Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC
NorthSide Baptist Church
Tiny Thai Place
The Guest House
State Farm David Funderburg
Reggie’s Lock & Key
Southern Quality Construction
Union Bank 2
Cass Martin Realty
5. DMH Cancer Center
The Computer Guys
Cedar Hills Apartments
Law Office Of Sara Hartness
Razorback Body Shop
AM Rental & Sales
Cash Saver Food Outlet
Ray Ryburn Real Estate