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DAR May Meeting

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Connie, Elyse & Jody

Connie Mullis, Elyse Knobloch and Jody Gladden

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.

Members Of United Daughters Of The Confederacy Attend Commemoration

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Left to Right:  Edith Thurman, prospective member; Beth Thurman, Terri Wolfe, & Jan West

Left to Right: Edith Thurman, prospective member; Beth Thurman, Terri Wolfe, & Jan West

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.

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William F. Slemons Represented At Monument Dedication

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

UDC  OLD STATE HOUSE..MT HOLLY Cemeterhy 066The 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…)

Bridge Club Winners For March 2nd

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Bridge-cards-fan-2Winners 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

Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Associaton February Meeting Notes

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

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.

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Local Girl Scouts Participate In Thinking Day

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

downloadTroops 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…)

2015 4-H King And Queen

Monday, January 12th, 2015

downloadThe 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!

Monticello Lion’s Club Christmas Party

Friday, December 26th, 2014
downloadDiscovery Children’s Center hosted the Monticello Lion’s Club Christmas Party.  The Lion’s Club sponsored 5 children from Discovery Children’s Center for Christmas this year.
Over the past several years the Lion’s Club has provided Christmas for over 25 children. Discovery Children’s Center would like to say a HUGE thank you to the Monticello Lion’s Club for their continued support of our program. 

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Monticello United Daughters Of The Confederacy Christmas Luncheon

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Dec. 14 jan's House UDC 6 copyWilliam 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…)

Koinonia 4-H Club Elects Officers For 2014-2015 Club Year

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Officer2014-15 bestThe 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 Receives Check

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

DSC_1909JA 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.   

 

Drew County Extension Homemakers Attend Christmas In The Soutch Holiday Foods Event

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
L-R: Hazelene McCray, Caroline Bullock, Judy Murphy, Vern Wilson, Donna Block, Brenda Chisom, Janet Carson, Patricia Kulbeth, and Sherry Toney

L-R: Hazelene McCray, Caroline Bullock, Judy Murphy, Vern Wilson, Donna Block, Brenda Chisom, Janet Carson, Patricia Kulbeth, and Sherry Toney

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.

Lions Club Annual International Peace Poster Contest Winners

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

IMG_0246Monticello 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.

Minutes of October Drew County Historical Society Meeting

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Drew_County_Museum_Connie_MullisThe 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.

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Locals Attend UDC State Convention

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

229 copyThe 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…)

Drew / Desha Cattlemen’s Association September Meeting Notes

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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.

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Lions Club Elects New Officers

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

photoLions 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.

Notes From Night Owls Extension Club 

Friday, June 27th, 2014

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.

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Lion’s Club Liberty Day Essay Winner

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

IMG_0017In 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.

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Seark Concert Board Members For 2014-15 Season

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

IMG_4117Seark 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.

Cub Scout Twilight Camp

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

BooFestCubScoutFall2011-152Cub 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

2014 Drew County 4-H O’Rama

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

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!

Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association Meeting Notes

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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…)

Eureka Lodge #40 Officers For 2014

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Picture 130Monday 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

Night Owls Extension Homemakers Club Meets

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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.

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Monticello Lions Club Receives Award

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Lions Club Zone Chmn Roger Reves, Crossett, presents Outstanding Zone Project Award to David Anderson, MonticelloDavid 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.

 

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Scattered thunderstorms this morning, then cloudy skies this afternoon. High 81F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
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Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 87F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

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