Secure Storage 2
Holiday Inn Express
Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)
Head of the Class
NorthSide Baptist Church
South Arkansas Business Solutions
Immanuel Baptist Church
Gibson & Keith
Lucky’s Of Monticello
LifeShare No Date
Time & Temp
War Eagle Boats
Seark Sod Farm
Pines Broadcasting Company
Union Bank 1
Scripture Of The Day
Monticello Tire (Goodyear)
A public hearing will be held on April 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Wilmar Water Office for the purpose of identifying and prioritizing the community needs of the City of Wilmar, determining whether an application for Arkansas Community and Economic Development Program (ACEDP) funds should be developed and if so, for what community need. Also, comments on proposed project activities will be discussed, especially those with possible impacts on the community, should the project receive funding.
Around 60 local residents were present at a special recognition, Tuesday morning on the Monticello Square, as the State of Arkansas used Monticello as the Kick-off location for their spotlight on Volunteers and Community Service.
Drew Memorial Hospital recently held an 8 week Biggest Loser Competition.
Winners of the competition pictured in order.
1st place: Brandi Smith
2nd place: Angela Davis
3rd place: Ashia Cavaness
Any interested freshman or upperclassman attending an accredited Arkansas college or university may apply for the scholarship. It must be completed in its entirety and postmarked by April 10, 2015.
Please contact Arlicia Thompson-Jackson at (870-723-2799) or Angela Jackson at (870-224-2805) for more information.
Caleb Lamb is a first year student at the Ramp School of Ministry in Hamilton, Alabama owned and operated by Karen Wheaton.
Caleb was recently asked to join the Brownsville Assembly of God Praise Team to sing on their upcoming live recording, that will be released later this year.
Caleb is the son of James and Karen Hall and the late David Lamb of Monticello.
This coming March and April, a network of youth leaders are coordinating human trafficking awareness marches in jvarious states and countries to show support for anti- human trafficking legislation and to promote awareness about modern day slavery.
The Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker-Dedication Ceremony for the sixteen companies raised in Drew County will be Saturday, Feb. 28th, at 2 o’clock, @ the Drew County Courthouse. These companies contained 2500 men and left 500 families without a bread winner according to a document written in 1941 by Mrs. J. D. McCloy, a Monticello resident who researched local court records.
The MEDC is now taking nominations for Outstanding Young Leader.
Please submit your nominee, soon. The candidate should be 18 – 35 years of age, active in the community and exhibit leadership qualities at the highest standard.
Please include a description of the individuals background, examples of their leadership roles, and an explanation as to why this individual should receive this recognition.
The deadline to submit nominations is February 10th at noon.
SEARK Reading Council announced the winners of the Young Writer’s Contest at the January meeting Monday night. Students in grades K – 8 from the SEARK five county area ( Bradley, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, and Lincoln) were eligible to enter. The students had to submit an original piece that they had written.
The Drew County Single Parent Scholarship Board was recently congratulated for meeting their 2014 Affiliate Match Grant from the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund. According to Beverly Chapple, ASPF Field Representative, this is the first time since its inception that the match grant has been met.
Affiliate board members work year round to encourage and support the ever-growing educational and training needs of single parents, believing that single-parent families that are led by skilled and educated mothers or fathers have a much greater opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency resulting in improved quality of life, from generation to generation.
Winners at the Town and Gown Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, December 1 were:
1st place Joann Hawley and Lowell Lynde
2nd place Gene Gulledge and Charles Dolberry
3rd place Luellen Jones and Marvin Fawley
The Club will host its annual Christmas potluck party and charity game on December 8 at 6:30. Entry fee will be $3 per person. Anyone interested in playing call Lowell Lynde at 367-7039. Newcomers are always welcome.
SEArkansas TEA Party proudly announces that the two Second Amendment Rally winners have received their prizes. Anthony Hawkins of Collins is the recipient of the Smith & Wesson M15-22 and James Jenkins of Lake Village is the recipient of the Remington Model 870. In addition to these winners, each child in attendance won a Red Ryder or a Daisy BB gun. A good time was had by all.
This is the week when most parts of the country will turn their clocks BACK. So if it was 2 a.m., it becomes 1 a.m.
Enjoy that extra hour of sleep.
It gets taken away from us in March..
Options, Inc. has partnered with Arkansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Donation Center Clothes for Ca$h program. We will accept all textiles, purses, belts, and shoes. Please bring your donations to Options, Inc., on South Main St, between Cockrells and the Railroad tracks.
Options, Inc. was started because a small number of individuals saw the need of Domestic Violence Victims and their Children. A survey was conducted through law enforcement and court systems in 1989 in the five counties of the 10th Judicial District. The survey was conducted by concerned citizens and professionals. The data was compiled and results were that one out of every four calls was regarding some type of domestic or family violence.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness month is held every October to educate people about domestic violence, and to encourage victims and abusers to get help.
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior used to gain control over a person by a partner, relative, or household member.
Abusers often make it difficult for victims to get help by blaming them, promising the abuse will stop, or making victims feel they cannot escape—either because they may suffer further abuse or due to financial constraints.
The Southeast Arkansas TEA Party again sponsored there annualSecond Amendment Sportsman’s Rally.
2014 Drew Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship winners, Stacy Jennings and Roger McKinzie.
Applicants for the scholarship must be aspiring and deserving individuals who are pursuing employment in the field of medicine or nursing. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.5. The scholarship is for $1,000.
Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services was among a group of six nonprofit organizations in the Delta that were recently awarded grant funds through the Delta Endowment for Building Community, a fund of the Arkansas Community Foundation.
The Drew County Single Parent Scholarship applications are now being taken for the Fall 2014 semester. The application deadline is September 2, 2014. Go to www.aspsf.org and follow the instructions for Drew County.
Charlee Carter recently competed in the state 4-H O’Rama where she placed 1st in her division in the Performing Arts, Dance Category. Charlee has been in 4-H for eight years. Her project area is dance. Pictured with Carter is Dr. Tony Windham, Associate Vice President for Ag-Extension.
The Drew County Single Parent Scholarship committee would like to congratulate the following recipients who received scholarship money for the Spring 2014 semester.
Also attached is a short video of Bart and Yvette with “Disc Golf 101″.
Tomorrow is forecast to be Much Cooler than today. Chance of showers.
Sunday 04/26 20%
High 79° / Low 55°
Cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.
Monday 04/27 50%
High 65° / Low 51°
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. Thunder possible. High around 65F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Razorback Body Shop
Cash Saver Food Outlet
Ray Ryburn Real Estate
Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC
Monticello Animal Clinic
Tiny Thai Place
The Guest House
State Farm David Funderburg
Union Bank 2
First Arkansas Financial
Reggie’s Lock & Key
Southern Quality Construction
Cass Martin Realty
2. DMH Shrum
The Computer Guys
Cedar Hills Apartments
Law Office Of Sara Hartness