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SEARK presents Glenn Miller Orchestra, Saturday

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

gmo-current14A dinner, concert and dance featuring the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will be presented by the SEARK Concert Association at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 6. Union Bank & Trust Company is serving as the corporate sponsor for the performance. 

The event will be held in the gymnasium of the John F. Gibson University Center on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. Tickets are $80 per person and may be reserved by calling 870-460-1060. (more…)

Plum Creek Makes Donation To Seark Miracle League

Friday, January 15th, 2016

IMG_9999Plum Creek representative makes $7,000.00 donation to Miracle League of South Arkansas.  On hand to accept the donation are Miracle League athletes: Seth Parker, Amaya Woodard, Landon Drye, Corbin Conway, Thomas Stevens, Chris Curtis, Kenzie Martinez, Normandy Block, alongside Miracle League board members Ronny Williams, Karen Connelley, Amanda Killingsworth, Tracy Daniel, Mayor Zack Tucker, David Robinson (Plum Creek representative)

ICM Inc. Seeking Camera Donations

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

m1cgt7w9 copyICM Inc. (Independent Case Management) would like to start a photography club for young people with developmental disabilities.
If you have upgraded from your old, still usable, digital camera, please consider donating it for this group.
Donations may be brought to 103 Greenfield Drive (just west of the Valero station on Hwy 278).
If you would like more information, contact Rondie White @ 723-3119.
Thank you for your consideration.

Denton Honored with Paul Diaz Caring Award

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Trapper Denton, center, is flanked by former Kindred CEO Paul Diaz, left, and current Kindred CEO Ben Breier, right after Denton received Kindred's 2015 Paul Diaz Caring AwardThomas “Trapper” Denton, a physical therapist assistant with RehabCare at Drew Memorial Hospital, was honored today as one of four 2015 recipients of the Paul Diaz Caring Award, presented annually to Kindred caregivers who demonstrate an extraordinary level of skill, compassion and empathy while caring for patients and residents.


Monticello 2nd Chance- Pet of the Week

Friday, November 13th, 2015

shs8i9g5 copyBuffy is currently available for local adoption.   She is a mixed breed ??  approx. 2 years old.     She was a long time resident of the city shelter.  She was abandoned and picked up by the city last March, and lived in the city shelter up until a couple of months ago.   Buffy is now living temporarily with a foster family.   Her foster mom says she is doing great and is ready for her “furever” home!   If you would like more information about Buffy or any other dogs available for local adoption, please contact Monticello 2nd Chancefurdogs. Call (870)  224-2486

SEARK Wildlife Rehabilitation

Monday, October 19th, 2015

1441509297.jpgSEARK Wildlife Rehabilitation is permitted through AGFC to rehabilitate Arkansas wildlife. We rehabilitate anything with the exception of migratory birds and raptors. We will even handle reptiles, such as snakes and turtles.

When an animal is sick, injured, displaced, or orphaned we take possession of he or she and treat them for any ailments and supplement them. As they grow and become self sufficient they are prepared for a safe and successful return to the wild. They are not and cannot be treated as domestic animals would be.


Market In The Park October Events

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

event2014_MarketParkMarket in the Park will open for a special evening event from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday,  October 6  with vendors, demonstrations, and special entertainment.   Market in the Park Board will offer soups for sale that evening.  Pie pumpkins and pumpkins from Milo Farms are now available.  Vendors offer a variety of products from muscadines to greens to baked goods to jewelry to jams and jellies to eggs to beadwork to lotions and soaps.   The variety is never the same and new vendors are always welcomed. (more…)

Bridge Club Winners

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Bridge-cards-fan-2Winners at the Town and Gown Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, September 28 were:
1st place     Margaret Norton and Kay Koen
2nd place    Joy and Fritz Hudson
3rd place     Sandra Lloyd and Jean Palsa

Classes Underway at Adult Education Center

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Adult Education/WAGE classes have begun at the Monticello Adult Education Center located at 809 Hwy. 278 East. (Workforce Training Center) Adult Education is here to provide, in collaboration with other agencies, educational opportunities for adults who lack the basic skills for effective citizenship and productive employment including:
-Basic education necessary to be literate
-Basic Skills Upgrade
-Basic education necessary to complete a GED
-English as a Second Language (ESL) designed to increase English Language Proficiency
-Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE) Certificates
-Basic Computer Literacy (a must for most anyone who hopes to get a job or advance in today’s work environment)


USDA Rural Development’s Home Repair Program

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Some say the electric feeling of buying and moving into your own home never wears off. When you own the floors you’re standing on, the walls surrounding you and the roof over your head, you also own great satisfaction from the hard work that resulted in your home becoming yours.

Attention Monticello High School Class of 1995

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
20yearreunion1The Monticello High School Class of 1995 will be celebrating its 20th Class Reunion October 15-17, 2015.  
Please send your contact information to Tiffany Gathen at  She will need your physical mailing address, telephone number and email address if applicable.


SEARK Literacy Banquet

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
Literacy Winners:  (L to R)   Judy Kunkle accepting for Hales Repair Service  Community Award; Titiana Brown  Educator Award; and Alicia Ratliff for Drew Central PTO Agency  Award

Literacy Winners: (L to R) Judy Kunkle accepting for Hales Repair Service Community Award; Titiana Brown Educator Award; and Alicia Ratliff for Drew Central PTO Agency Award

2015-2016 SEARK Reading Council Officers:  ( L to R):  Sheila Gardner, Membership/Treasurer; Titiana Brown, Secretary; Patti Smith, President; Karen Robinson, Vice President and Anita Skinner, Past President.

2015-2016 SEARK Reading Council Officers: ( L to R): Sheila Gardner, Membership/Treasurer; Titiana Brown, Secretary; Patti Smith, President; Karen Robinson, Vice President and Anita Skinner, Past President.

14th Annual Family Fun Fest Receives Plum Creek Grant Festival

Monday, May 4th, 2015

SEARK2 (2)The Southeast Arkansas Education Service Cooperative is the recipient of a $3,500 grant from Plum Creek Timber Company. The gift will be used for the Family Fun Fest, an event that encourages parents to participate in early literacy programs available to the coommunity. Part of the funds will allow SEARK to put books in the hands of every target-aged child who attends the Fun Fest. (more…)

Hank Thompson Memorial Scholarship Committee Opens Application For 2015-2016 School Year

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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.

Click here to print application

Lamb Invited to Sing On Live CD

Friday, March 20th, 2015

577245_4041000337391_1245961081_nCaleb 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.

Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker-Dedication, February 28th

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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.


MEDC Accepting “Young Leader” Nominations for Awards Banquet

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

MEDCThe MEDC is working with the Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce toward planning their Annual Awards Banquet.

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 Young Writer’s Contest Winners

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

left to right: Grace Clowers, Austin Cruce, Jaci Bates, and Samaria Webb. Not pictured: Emily Garcia and Mahogany Warren.

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.


Drew County Single Parent Scholarship Board Met Its 2014 Match Grant Challenge

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

board membersThe 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.


Bridge Club Winners

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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.

Spring Forward, Fall Back Time Change

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

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 was 2 a.m., it becomes 1 a.m.

Enjoy that extra hour of sleep.

It gets taken away from us in March..

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