El Dorado Spring 2014
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Gibson & Keith
Queen City Furniture Co.
Time & Temp
NorthSide Baptist Church
War Eagle Boats
State Farm David Funderburg
Seark Sod Farm
Scripture Of The Day
Monticello Tire (Goodyear)
Rob’s Rims & Tires 2
Secure Storage 2
Holiday Inn Express
Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)
Glen’s Locks & Keys
Head of the Class
South Arkansas Business Solutions
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Razorback Body Shop
The Effie E. Brooks Civic Club is ready to begin preparing for our 2014 Lil Miss Rosebud-Nicholson Pageant. We are looking for young ladies between the ages of 6-12 to enter the Lil Miss Rosebud-Nicholson Pageant.
If there is any young lady within these age groups that would like to participate please contact the pageant chairman or the club president.
This event will be held on April 26, 2014 @ 4:00pm at the Monticello Fairground.
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.
Tim Jacob and Ken Yang will be the featured guest speakers at the March 10 meeting of the Southeast Arkansas TEA Party. Mr. Jacob, who is the Chairman of Arkansas Term Limits, a group adamantly opposed to extending the term limits of elected officials in Arkansas, will speak about the item on the November 2014 ballot that will allow that extension. The term limits issue is not shown in the title of the legislation up for vote, but instead; slips in language that, if passed, would allow elected officials to serve longer terms and garner more retirement and expense account benefits from the taxpayers of the state. If the extension of term limits passes, an Arkansas State Legislator would be able to serve twice the length of time currently allowed and then retire with full benefits. Mr. Jacob recently appeared on former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s program on Fox News Channel to discuss the ramifications of this issue. (more…)
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…)
Trudy Jackson (right), president of the Gamma Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, presents a check to Louisa Smith (left), Founder and Director of “Feed the Kids”. Also pictured are Smith’s grandchildren, Emma and Caroline McRae.
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.
The race is sanctioned by the Arkansas Chuckwagon Racing Association and the date is March 15 & 16, 2014 in Lacey @ the new Rockin L Arena. There will be teams from all over the state and some from LA, OK, and MO.
Each association has 9 different divisions of wagons. The distances the wagons compete on range from 440 yards to 660 yards. The divisions are: 46″ Mules, 46″ Ponies, 52″ Mules, 52″ Ponies, Big Mules, Big Horse, Buckboard, Classic.
We will also have vendors and concessions. This will be loads of family fun and entertainment.
Dr. Jack Lassiter will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Drew County Historical Society.
The meeting is scheduled for Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce building.
Since July 2004, Dr. Lassiter has served as the Chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He plans to speak about UAM’s historic preservation efforts.
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.
The Drew County Cooperative Extension Service will be conducting child care training on:
Tues. January 14th, & 21st
Thursday Jan. 30th 2014
Tues. February 4th & 11th
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Topics will include: Fun Ways to Teach Math, Color Me Happy, Autism, Getting Our Hearts Right (Part I) Getting Our Hearts Right (Part II)
The Plum Creek Foundation has donated $1,000 each, to Drew County Family and Child Services, Revival Center COGIC, and Immanuel Baptist Church. These donations will be used to support the organization’s food and nutrition programs during the holidays. The donation is part of over $20,000 in donations to area food banks and pantries located in south Arkansas and north Louisiana.
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 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.
The 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. https://jobs.uark.edu. 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 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.
Al Beaty of Monticello was among the 82 Farm Bureau leaders participating in the State Resolutions Committee meeting in North Little Rock.
Congressman Tom Cotton will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Drew County Reagan Day Dinner and auction on November 8, 2013 at the VFW Post 4515, Veterans Drive (McCloy Park), Monticello. The dinner will be dedicated to our United States Military men and women who serve, and who have served this country faithfully.
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..
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.
“Old Friends Need a New Home”
The Monticello Branch Library is in the process of updating its book collection in preparation for the move to the new library building in the spring. The old and seldom circulated books need new homes.
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…)
Reverend Jimmy Bates and other speakers will present a program about the renovation of the old church and the history of the area. Early settlers include Stephen Gaster and Reece Bowden.
The Troy settlement and its cemetery is one of the oldest in Drew County.
Directions are as follows: Drive to Collins and turn south on the Collins-Line Road; drive for 8 to 10 miles and the church is on the right. Refreshments will be served.
Senior Airman Joshua Walker, 2nd Maintenance Squadron, receives a certificate of promotion from Col. Michael Adderley, 2nd Operations Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Curtis Storms, 2nd Bomb Wing command chief, during the Wing Promotion Ceremony on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 29, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph A. Pagán Jr.) Joshua was a 2010 Graduate of Monticello High. Senior Airman Joshua Walker is pictured with his wife Kenda and his Parents Glen And Faye Walker.
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First Presbyterian Church
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Monticello Animal Clinic
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Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC
The Guest House
Brown Calhoun Store
Southern Quality Construction
Bone’s Auto Parts
Reggie’s Lock & Key
Immanuel Baptist Church
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