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Sunday, June 15th, 2014

mcaMonticello Christian Academy, a daycare through 12th grade private school located at 910 Old Warren Road in Monticello, AR, recently hosted its 10th annual Victory Ceremony. This is a time to celebrate the accomplishments that the students made through the year as well as honor the graduating seniors. The photo depicts some of MCA’s students with their awards.

Kelly Word, Director of Education, noted that it was “hard to believe we are already celebrating 10 years. It seems like yesterday when we started with just five students. We have and are certainly continuing to grow!”

VFW & Ladies Auxiliary Host Dance Every Thursday Night

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

vfwThe VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary host a dance every Thursday night from 7 until 9:30 at the VFW Post , 148 Veterans Drive Monticello (McCloy Park).

Admission is $5 per person.

We have a LIVE country band.

No Alcohol. No Smoking

Refreshments are available at our concession stand.


Library Seeking Bids For Office Cleaning Services

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

The Southeast Arkansas Regional Library is seeking bid for weekly general cleaning services at their new Monticello Branch/Regional Headquarters located at 114 W Jefferson. Contact the business office at 870-367-8584 or drop by the address and request details of the scope of services needed. Bids need to be received by May 19.


Crossett Riding Club 2014 UAM Agriculture Scholarship Winner

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

UAM Scholarship Pic copyJohn Erickson is the recipient of the Crossett Riding Club 2014 UAM Agriculture Scholarship. The scholarship is for $500. From left to right in the picture is Dr. Marty O’Fallon Crossett Riding Club Treasurer, Mr. Bill Stephens Crossett Riding Club President, John Erickson Scholarship Recipient, and Dr. Kelly Bryant UAM Dean of Agriculture.

Notice from Salvation Army

Monday, March 31st, 2014

salvation armyDue to an early and extraordinary demand for the Drew County Salvation Army’s Utility Assistance Program, we at the DCSA are regrettably faced with the decision to suspend the program until further notice due to the depletion of available funds.


Entergy Arkansas Improving Reliability

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Crew unloading new and improved concrete transmission pole before moving it to right of way.

Crew unloading new and improved concrete transmission pole before moving it to right of way.

If you’ve traveled along Highway 65 between Lake Village and Macon Lake, you’ve likely seen construction crews assembling 80-foot to 120-foot long concrete poles with heavy equipment.

Entergy Arkansas, Inc. has about 50 crew members constructing a new 230 kV transmission line, while at the same time and in that same right of way, crews are rebuilding the existing 115 kV transmission line using upgraded structures. Crews are working to install embedded steel or concrete poles for both the new 230 kV line and the existing 115 kV line between Lake Village Bagby Substation and the Macon Lake transmission line. (more…)

Alanon Meeting – Monday Nights At First Presbyterian Church

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Alanon meeting have moved their meetings to Monday nights. Meeting is at 5:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 821 N. Main. Meetings are completely confidential and is for anyone who thinks their life has been affected by another’s drinking.

For more info, call Jane at 870-723-2493 or Linda at 870-723-1069.

Monticello Dance Academy Competed At VIP Dance Regionals

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Students from Monticello Dance Academy competed at the VIP Dance Regionals in Little Rock, February 22-23. There are 3 levels of competition. Off-Broadway (for groups only) is the Beginner/Recreational level, Broadway is the Intermediate level, and Hollywood is the advanced level. The competitive age levels are Mini (9 and under), Junior (10-12), Teen (13-15), and Senior (16-24). Students are scored on an adjudicated system, Platinum being the highest, then High Gold, Gold, and High Silver. Then there are awards for overall as well as Special Judges awards.


Monticello Dance Academy Attends Regional Spotlight Dance Cup Competition

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Monticello Dance Academy attended the regional Spotlight Dance Cup competition in Hot Springs February 7-9. There are 3 levels of competition based on the number of years of competition experience combined with the total number of hours students participate in classes weekly: Novice Gems (beginners), Future Gems (intermediate), Star Gems (advanced). Students scores are adjudicated by Diamond (highest), then Ruby, then Emerald, and then Sapphire. A Category Cup Winner is chosen for each category as well as overall placements. (more…)

Kristi Moseley Wins $50 Gift Card

Monday, February 10th, 2014

photo (20)FCCLA members want to thank everyone who supported the efforts to raise money for the Morgan Nick Foundation. FCCLA was able to provide a $500 donation because of your support. Congratulations to Kristi Moseley, winner of the $50 gift card. Special thanks to Union Bank for allowing us to host a bake sell in the downtown lobby.

Kathy Anderson Davis Receives Master’s Degree From UALR

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

KathyAndersonDavis (2)Kathy Anderson Davis has received her master’s degree in Educational Leadership-Learning Systems Technology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The degree was awarded December 14th at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock.

Davis is a 2004 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello and a 2009 graduate of the University of North Texas. She is the daughter of the late Jimmy Ray and Deloris Anderson of Monticello. She is currently an Assistant Librarian at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.


Kelsey Windham Wins Miss Hamburg Holidays 2013

Monday, December 9th, 2013

1479251_10201133305398838_723773414_nKelsey Windham was crowned Sat as Miss Hamburg Holidays 2013. She also received awards for Most Beautiful & Best Personality. Kelsey is the 17 year old daughter of Teresa & Scott Duckworth & Darrell Windham. She is a senior at Monticello High School.


UA/Partners for Inclusive Communities Hiring Local Navigators

Monday, November 25th, 2013

UA LogoThe University of Arkansas/Partners for Inclusive communities has positions for Navigators to be filled in your area.

The Navigator is responsible for assisting consumers who are enrolling through the Arkansas Insurance Marketplace free of charge. The duties include assessing the consumer needs, providing consumer education about health coverage, the Affordable Care Act, and Marketplace Health Coverage Options. These jobs are temporary, lasting until April 2014.

Please reference the University of Arkansas website for a full job description of this position and to apply for this position. Jobs will be listed under “Classified” by area of the state under Benefits Specialist/Navigator. Choose the area you live in to apply for the job. Questions? Call 501-682-9900.


Kelsey Windham Crowned 2013 Miss Buck Fever

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

photoKelsey Lynn Windham was crowned 2013 Miss Buck Fever Saturday night at the annual Miss Buck Fever Festival in Banks,AR.

Kelsey is the 17 year old daughter of Teresa & Scott Duckworth & Darrell Windham. She is a senior at Monticello High School.

Spring Forward, Fall Back Time Change

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Well, it’s that time of year again; the time of year when we have to try to figure out which way to set the clocks.

This is the week when most parts of the country will turn their clocks BACK. So if it was2 a.m., it becomes 1 a.m.

Enjoy that extra hour of sleep.

It gets taken away from us in March..

Fund Set Up at Simmons to Help 16 Year Old in Arkansas Childrens Hospital

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

zThere has been special accounts established for Samantha Chavis at Simmons Bank in Monticello.

Samantha is in ICU at ACH in critical care due to a brain AVM disorder.

All donations will be used to assist the family with medical expenses.

Samantha is the 16 year old daughter of Allen & Brenda Chavis and Susan Langston.

All donations will be greatly appreciated.

Warren Arkansas Speedway Ends Second Season With Banquet

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Warren Arkansas Speedway ended it’s second season with an awards banquet for the points champions

The 2013 Stinger I Champion was Aaron Hood, from Monticello. Hood took the lead early in the season winning the first three races. He received a 5ft tall trophy and a jacket with the track logo.

L.C. “Chad” Russell also from Monticello took second place in the Stinger class, he received a 4ft trophy and a t-shirt. Russell is Hood’s grandpa, these two drivers put on a good race every week, where occasionally Russell was able to beat Hood and take first place for the night.

First year driver, 12 year old, Jamie Martin, from Monticello took second place in the Stinger class. Clayton Copeland, Monticello, was also a second place point champion, in the cruiser class. Both received a 4ft trophy and t-shirt with the track logo. (more…)


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