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Drew County Wildlife Habitat Education Program Attend State Contest

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Friday, April 27 the Drew County WHEP team took 12 members to the state contest. The contest was held at Lake Dardanelle State Park in Russellville, AR. The team had one cloverbud, Shelby S. participate. Three junior teams competed, Team A was Niah R., Jude G., Sy L. and Bentley S. They placed 2nd in the team competition. Team B was Sam M., Elim G., and Chloe R. They received 3rd. Team C, Job R., Chris and Cooper S. placed 5th. In the individual competition, Niah R placed 2nd and Chloe R. received 3rd.

WHEP is Wildlife Habitat Education Program. The students learn to identify animals in different regions of the state. They also study management practices, foods, and habitat of the animals. If you would like more information about this contest or 4-H you can contact Haley Beaty at the county extension office at 870-460-6270.

Bridge Club Winners

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Cards BridgeWinners at the Town & Gown Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, April 30, 2018 were:

1st place     Sandra Lloyd and Jean Palsa
2nd place    Joy and Fritz Hudson
3rd place     Jane Lucky and Lowell Lynde
4th place     Minnie and Keith Thomas

Bridge Club Winners For April 9th, 2018

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

thumbnailThe Town & Gown Duplicate Bridge Club of Monticello, AR hosted a going-away/potluck party for longtime member Charlotte McKiever on Monday, April 9, 2018.  This was an historic event as it was the largest duplicate bridge game ever held in Monticello (9 tables). Overall winners in the event were: (more…)

Southside EHC Club March Meeting Notes

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Edna Baker demonstrating butter making

The Southside EHC Club met March 8th at Western Sizzlin with 7 members answering roll call with response to the question what is your favorite fruit.  An inspiration was taken from Ephesian 4:31&32.  Brenda Chisom represented our club at the leadership meeting in Ferndale on Wednesday. (more…)

Bridge Club Winners

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

LetsPlayBridgeWinners at the Town and Gown Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, March 19, 2018 were:

1st place     Charlotte McKiever and Kaye Koen
2nd place    Joy and Fritz Hudson
3rd place     Jean Palsa and Sandra Lloyd
4th place     Sandra Smith and Skippy Leek
The Club was proud to have Addie Lynde from Quitman, LA as a guest.  Addie enjoyed playing with Susan Musick.

De Soto Area Council Holds Annual Recognition Banquet

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Recently,the De Soto Area Council held their annual Recognition Banquet at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center in Monticello.  Nine boys from the district area were recognized for receiving their Eagle Scout Rank in 2017. (more…)

Bridge Club Winners

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

LetsPlayBridgeWinners at the Town & Gown Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, March 5, 2018 were:
1st place Charles Dolberry and Gene Gulledge
2nd place Sandra Lloyd and Jean Palsa
3rd place Sheere Scoggins and Don Stephan
4th place Jane Lucky and Lowell Lynde

Southside Extension Homemakers Club Celebrates 100 Years

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Brenda Chisom presents program on the progression of home canning from 1918-2018.

This year represents the 100th anniversary of the Southside Extension Homemakers Club. The Southside Club is the oldest EHC in Drew County. Members of the club have chosen to study various aspects of homemaking skills and how they have changed through the years as their educational programs at monthly meetings.


Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s February Meeting Notes

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

The Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association met February 15, 2018, for the regular monthly meeting at the UAM Agriculture Building. President Jason Meier opened the meeting and welcomed the members and guests.  Glynn Gibson asked the blessing for the chili and desserts. “Thank you,” members who provided the food. (more…)

Bridge Club Winners

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Bridge-cards-fan-2Winners at the Town & Gown Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, October 30, 2017 were:
1st place Sandra Lloyd and Jean Palsa
2nd place Laura Batey and Lowell Lynde
3rd place Keith and Minnie Thomas
1st place Jane Lucky and Don Stephan
2nd place Charlotte McKiever and Kay Koen
3rd place Carolyn Tilley and Nancy Stephan


Bridge Club Winners

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Bridge Club CardsWinners at the Town & Gown Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, October 23, 2017 were:

1st place Melba Hollinger and Susan Morgan
2nd place Jean Palsa and Sandra Lloyd
3rd place Don Stephan and Luellen Jones
4th place Charles Dolberry and Lowell Lynde
5th place Charlotte McKiever and Kaye Koen

The Club was pleased to welcome newcomers Melba and Susan.

Bridge Club Winners

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Bridge-cards-fan-2Winners at the Town & Gown Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, October 2, 2017 were:
1st place Jane Lucky and Lowell Lynde
2nd place Joy and Fritz Hudson
3rd place Luellen Jones and Don Stephan
4th place Keith and Minnie Thomas

Bridge Club Winners

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Cards BridgeThe Town & Gown Duplicate Bridge Club hosted a potluck party on Monday, July 31, 2017 to honor Jane Lucky who recently achieved the rank of American Contract Bridge League Life Master. (more…)

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…)

Drew County Koinonia 4-H Club Participates In “One Day Of Service”

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Pictured: Back Row: Lynn Lanthrip, Karen Kolb-Spencer, Matthew Spencer, Robbie Kissell, Jennifer Sneed, Bree-Anne Lanthrip, Liz Kissell, and Sonya Sneed. Front Row: Nancy White, Hanbee Jung, Sy Lanthrip, Brianna White and Haley Kissell.

The Drew County Koinonia 4-H Club participated in the state wide “One Day of Service” community service day October 6th to kick off 4-H promotion week October 7-13. The members of the club visited The Woods Nursing Home, where they handed out gifts and handmade card to the residents. They had a wonderful time visiting with the residents.


Girl Scout Troop Service Project

Sunday, July 8th, 2012
The Girl Scout Troops of the Monticello Ridge Service Unit collected items for gift bags for children in Drew Memorial Hospital.

Items such as books, small toys, coloring books and crayons and puzzels were placed in the bags. Girl Scout Troop 1170, on behalf of the Service Unit presented the bags to Hospital auxiliary member Stella Judkins to be taken to the hospital.

Desha/Drew Cattlemen June Meeting Notes

Friday, July 6th, 2012

The Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association met June 21, 2012, at the UAM Agriculture Building. President Jason Cater opened the meeting with the blessing of the food. The members and guests enjoyed roast beef sandwiches and potato salad provided by Drew Farm Supply, as well as, great desserts prepared by the ladies. (more…)

Historical Society Meeting @ Sixteen Section Missionary Baptist Church in May

Friday, July 6th, 2012

The Drew County Historical Society held its final meeting of the year at the Sixteen Section Missionary Baptist Church at 3396 Hwy. 278 E. in May. Connie Mullis called the meeting to order, and Beth Thurman introduced the members present to the representatives from the church and community. (more…)

Drew County 4-Her’s Attend Delta District 4-H O’Rama

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

(L-R) Girls: Bree Lanthrip (Green hat), Haley Kissell (Brown hat), Brianna White (Purple shirt), Jennifer Sneed (Green Shirt). (L-R) Boys: Robbie Kissell (brown shirt), Matthew Spencer (green shirt), Jacob Henson (White Shirt)

Drew County 4-Hers attended the Delta District 4-H O’Rama on June 21st at the East Arkansas Community College in Forrest City, Arkansas.

The Delta District O’Rama is a Regional 4-H event that is held in June every year where 4-Hers from the ages of 9 to 19, from 25 counties in the Delta District, come together to compete in a wide range of events. (more…)

2012-2014 Officers Selected for William F. Slemons Ch. 977

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Back Row L to R: Terri Wolfe, Beth Thurman, Diane Mazanti, Jan West, Sue Johnson, Bettye Kellum, Martha Weatherford, and Connie Mullis. Seated: Annette Rawls and Ann Burgess

The final meeting of the 2011-2012 year for Colonel William F. Slemons Ch. 977 was held at the Drew County Museum on June 26.

There were 10 members present and two guests. Officers for the 2012-2014 year selected were as follows: Beth Thurman, President; Connie Mullis, Vice-president; Martha Weatherford, Secretary; Annette Rawls, Treasurer; Sue Johnson, Registrar; Diane Mazanti, Chaplain; Ann Burgess, Historian; Jan West, Recorder of Military Service Awards; and Jo Ann Handley, Parliamentarian.

Lion Club Elects Officers

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The Monticello Lions Club met at Western Sizzlin Restaurant, June 21, 2012. and elected Officers for the 2012-2013 year.

Shown here: l-r, David Anderson, Sec-Treas, Ray Ryburn, 1st V-Pres, John Bullock, Fmr Pres, Don Hogue, Pres, Colleen Handly, 2nd V-Pres, Mike Garvey, Board Member, Larry Fuller, Tail Twister and Board Member. Not shown are Nancy Miller, Lion Tamer and Board Member, and Sandra Patrick, Board Member.

Lions Club Feeds The Kids

Monday, March 5th, 2012

As shown in picture, Lions Club President John Bullock presented $100 to Feed The Kids representatives Louisa Smith and Allison Collins. They spoke to the Lions Club, Thursday, March 2, 2012, at Western Sizlin Restaurant. Mrs Smith and Collins are Chair and Co-Chair of Drew County’s “Feed the Kids” organization. This organization solicits donations of cash and food from individuals, civic groups, and area churches, to help needy children. They meet every Wednesday 6PM at 1st Presbyterian Church to assemble the food bags shown in picture.


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