Johnson’s Showroom Furniture
South Arkansas Business Solutions
Atlas Foundation Repair
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
Secure Storage 2
Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)
Head of the Class
Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC
NorthSide Baptist Church
Social hour will be from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. Catered by JB Wings of Crossett. The Class of 1965 will be honored. Please make your reservation by October 10. Please contact Joyce Fairchild McKelvey 870-723-6077 or Randy Mitchell 870-853-7184.
Market 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…)
Vera Lloyd will be hosting its 4th annual Turkey Trot 5K open to all ages. There will also be a one mile fun run for kids! All proceeds will benefit youth in need. Find more information and the opportunity to register at VLTurkeyTrot.com.
Judge Reid Harrod announced his candidacy today for (more…)
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)
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.
The board members including the Junior Fair Board and volunteers of the Drew County Livestock Show and Fair Association would like to thank (more…)
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…)
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.
Ray Ryburn Real Estate
Monticello Animal Clinic
Old Milo Farms Pumpkin Patch
The Guest House
State Farm David Funderburg
Union Bank 2
ManCave Haircuts For Men & Boys
Bone’s Auto Parts
Reggie’s Lock & Key
Southern Quality Construction
Cass Martin Realty
The Computer Guys
2. DMH Shrum
Cedar Hills Apartments
Monticello Tire (Goodyear)
Razorback Body Shop
Holiday Inn Express
Cash Saver Food Outlet