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Archive for the ‘Clubs’ Category

Bridge Club Winners For 02/12/2108

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Bridge Club CardsWinners at the Town & Gown Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, February 12, 2017 were:

1st place     Jane Lucky and Lowell Lynde
2nd place    Sandra Lloyd and Jean Palsa
3rd place (tie)  Kaye Koen and Luellen Jones
                        Don Stephan and Sheere Scoggins

Bridge Club Winners For 02/05/2017

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Cards BridgeWinners at the Town and Gown Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, February 5, 2017 were:

1st place     Marvin Fawley and Luellen Jones
2nd place    Jane Lucky and Lowell Lynde
3rd place     Kaye Koen and Charlotte McKiever
4th place     Sandra Lloyd and Jean Palsa

Desha/Drew Cattlemen Association Meeting Notes For January 2018

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

The Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association met for the regular monthly meeting January 18, 2018, at the Agriculture Building on the UAM campus.  President Jason Meier opened the meeting and welcomed more than fifty members and guests.  Tony Wells asked the blessing for the meal.  All enjoyed the pizzas provided by Drew Farm Supply and desserts provided by the members. Thank you to Drew Farm Supply for its support. (more…)

Bridge Club Winners

Friday, January 12th, 2018

LetsPlayBridgeWinners at the Town and Gown Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, January 8, 2018 were:
1st place Sandra Lloyd and Jean Palsa
2nd place Kaye Koen and Charlotte McKiever
3rd place Luellen Jones and Marvin Fawley

Bridge Club Winners

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Bridge-cards-fan-2Winners at the Town & Gown Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, October 30, 2017 were:
1st place Sandra Lloyd and Jean Palsa
2nd place Laura Batey and Lowell Lynde
3rd place Keith and Minnie Thomas
1st place Jane Lucky and Don Stephan
2nd place Charlotte McKiever and Kay Koen
3rd place Carolyn Tilley and Nancy Stephan


Bridge Club Winners

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Bridge Club CardsWinners at the Town & Gown Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, October 23, 2017 were:

1st place Melba Hollinger and Susan Morgan
2nd place Jean Palsa and Sandra Lloyd
3rd place Don Stephan and Luellen Jones
4th place Charles Dolberry and Lowell Lynde
5th place Charlotte McKiever and Kaye Koen

The Club was pleased to welcome newcomers Melba and Susan.

Bridge Club Winners

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Bridge-cards-fan-2Winners at the Town & Gown Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, October 2, 2017 were:
1st place Jane Lucky and Lowell Lynde
2nd place Joy and Fritz Hudson
3rd place Luellen Jones and Don Stephan
4th place Keith and Minnie Thomas

Bridge Club Winners

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Cards BridgeThe Town & Gown Duplicate Bridge Club hosted a potluck party on Monday, July 31, 2017 to honor Jane Lucky who recently achieved the rank of American Contract Bridge League Life Master. (more…)

Monticello Pre-K Students receive Vision Screening Sponsored by Lion’s Club

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Monticello Pre-K students pictured Left to Right include: – Liam Taylor, Camryn Roberson, Jaxson Young, and Braxlie Watson. Lion Club Members – Back Row: Left to Right: Nancy Miller, Mayor David Anderson and Harold Mitchell.

Monticello Pre-K students pictured Left to Right include: – Liam Taylor, Camryn Roberson, Jaxson Young, and Braxlie Watson.
Lion Club Members – Back Row: Left to Right: Nancy Miller, Mayor David Anderson and Harold Mitchell.

Monticello Lions Club recently completed the 2017 Vision Screening of Monticello Pre-K students.
Monticello Lions Club utilizes the ‘SPOT’ camera which provides an extremely accurate analysis of eye health for the children and their families.

William F. Slemons Represented At Monument Dedication

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

UDC  OLD STATE HOUSE..MT HOLLY Cemeterhy 066The Dedication of the Sesquicentennial Civil War Monument at the Old State House Museum was conducted by the Arkansas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy on Saturday, April 18th in Little Rock. It was placed on the east side of the State House, and UDC members from across the state participated. Beth Thurman and Terri Wolfe represented William F. Slemons Chapter 977 from Monticello. (more…)

Lions Club Awards Fireman Of The Year

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Kelly Reid received the Fireman of the Year Award from Lions Club President Don Hogue, along with a $100 check from Lions Club for the annual award.

Kelly is married to Melissa, a Kindergarten Teacher at Monticello Elementary School. They have two children, John Parker, age 5 years, and Jay Dylan, age 9 months.

Kelly trains fellow firemen and teaches at the Arkansas Fire Academy in Camden. He also volunteers as a referee at Jr High football games. In his “spare time” Kelly said he loves to hunt and fish.

Fire Chief Steve Faulkner selected Kelly for the award from 11 full time firemen and 14 volunteers on the City force. Chief Faulkner said the Fire Department has been successful in lowering the fire insurance rating down to four from five last year. This lower rating will significantly reduce fire insurance premiums in future years.

Drew County Koinonia 4-H Club Participates In “One Day Of Service”

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Pictured: Back Row: Lynn Lanthrip, Karen Kolb-Spencer, Matthew Spencer, Robbie Kissell, Jennifer Sneed, Bree-Anne Lanthrip, Liz Kissell, and Sonya Sneed. Front Row: Nancy White, Hanbee Jung, Sy Lanthrip, Brianna White and Haley Kissell.

The Drew County Koinonia 4-H Club participated in the state wide “One Day of Service” community service day October 6th to kick off 4-H promotion week October 7-13. The members of the club visited The Woods Nursing Home, where they handed out gifts and handmade card to the residents. They had a wonderful time visiting with the residents.


Local Teen Wins 3rd in National 4-H Competition

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Matthew Spencer, 17, a resident of Drew County and a member of the local Koinonia 4-H club, recently placed third in the nation in the 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program’s competition held at Texas A & M and King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas.

His team placed third in the national team competition, as well. This is the first time in the history of Arkansas 4-H that any individual member or any team from Arkansas has placed in the top three at the national level.


Girl Scout Troop Service Project

Sunday, July 8th, 2012
The Girl Scout Troops of the Monticello Ridge Service Unit collected items for gift bags for children in Drew Memorial Hospital.

Items such as books, small toys, coloring books and crayons and puzzels were placed in the bags. Girl Scout Troop 1170, on behalf of the Service Unit presented the bags to Hospital auxiliary member Stella Judkins to be taken to the hospital.

Desha/Drew Cattlemen June Meeting Notes

Friday, July 6th, 2012

The Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association met June 21, 2012, at the UAM Agriculture Building. President Jason Cater opened the meeting with the blessing of the food. The members and guests enjoyed roast beef sandwiches and potato salad provided by Drew Farm Supply, as well as, great desserts prepared by the ladies. (more…)

Historical Society Meeting @ Sixteen Section Missionary Baptist Church in May

Friday, July 6th, 2012

The Drew County Historical Society held its final meeting of the year at the Sixteen Section Missionary Baptist Church at 3396 Hwy. 278 E. in May. Connie Mullis called the meeting to order, and Beth Thurman introduced the members present to the representatives from the church and community. (more…)

Drew County 4-Her’s Attend Delta District 4-H O’Rama

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

(L-R) Girls: Bree Lanthrip (Green hat), Haley Kissell (Brown hat), Brianna White (Purple shirt), Jennifer Sneed (Green Shirt). (L-R) Boys: Robbie Kissell (brown shirt), Matthew Spencer (green shirt), Jacob Henson (White Shirt)

Drew County 4-Hers attended the Delta District 4-H O’Rama on June 21st at the East Arkansas Community College in Forrest City, Arkansas.

The Delta District O’Rama is a Regional 4-H event that is held in June every year where 4-Hers from the ages of 9 to 19, from 25 counties in the Delta District, come together to compete in a wide range of events. (more…)

160 Ft. Water Slide at Boys & Girls Club

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

The Monticello Boys & Girls Club recently set up a 160 ft. long “home made” water slide for the youngsters to enjoy.

The Monticello Fire Dept. helped get it off to a good wet start, and MPD officer Chris Owen, a regular volunteer at B&GC also helped out with the project.

2012-2014 Officers Selected for William F. Slemons Ch. 977

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Back Row L to R: Terri Wolfe, Beth Thurman, Diane Mazanti, Jan West, Sue Johnson, Bettye Kellum, Martha Weatherford, and Connie Mullis. Seated: Annette Rawls and Ann Burgess

The final meeting of the 2011-2012 year for Colonel William F. Slemons Ch. 977 was held at the Drew County Museum on June 26.

There were 10 members present and two guests. Officers for the 2012-2014 year selected were as follows: Beth Thurman, President; Connie Mullis, Vice-president; Martha Weatherford, Secretary; Annette Rawls, Treasurer; Sue Johnson, Registrar; Diane Mazanti, Chaplain; Ann Burgess, Historian; Jan West, Recorder of Military Service Awards; and Jo Ann Handley, Parliamentarian.

Lion Club Elects Officers

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The Monticello Lions Club met at Western Sizzlin Restaurant, June 21, 2012. and elected Officers for the 2012-2013 year.

Shown here: l-r, David Anderson, Sec-Treas, Ray Ryburn, 1st V-Pres, John Bullock, Fmr Pres, Don Hogue, Pres, Colleen Handly, 2nd V-Pres, Mike Garvey, Board Member, Larry Fuller, Tail Twister and Board Member. Not shown are Nancy Miller, Lion Tamer and Board Member, and Sandra Patrick, Board Member.

Lions Club Feeds The Kids

Monday, March 5th, 2012

As shown in picture, Lions Club President John Bullock presented $100 to Feed The Kids representatives Louisa Smith and Allison Collins. They spoke to the Lions Club, Thursday, March 2, 2012, at Western Sizlin Restaurant. Mrs Smith and Collins are Chair and Co-Chair of Drew County’s “Feed the Kids” organization. This organization solicits donations of cash and food from individuals, civic groups, and area churches, to help needy children. They meet every Wednesday 6PM at 1st Presbyterian Church to assemble the food bags shown in picture.


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