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
Monticello Tire (Goodyear)
Secure Storage 2
Holiday Inn Express
Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)
Head of the Class
First Arkansas Financial
Frost Accounting Services
NorthSide Baptist Church
South Arkansas Business Solutions
Immanuel Baptist Church
Drew Central Elementary and Middle School Libraries in conjunction with SEARK Reading Council sponsored the “Changing” a Life community project during the month of January. Students were asked to bring change (pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters) to put in their class collection jar. The students voted for the animals they wanted to purchase for the Heifer Project. The students collected $1008 and were able to purchase 2 llamas, a goat, a pig, a sheep, 2 hives of honeybees, 4 flocks of chickens, and 4 flocks of ducks to be given to families in countries were the Heifer Project provides animals and education. Heifer International is an Arkansas based charity.
Ms. Susan Cossey’s class collected the most money in the elementary school and Mrs. Sandy Powell’s Class was the middle school winners.
UAM – Dr. John Hunt;
DC -Julie Callison;
Monticello – Debra Ashcraft ;
MIS AR Teacher of the Year Candidate – Rachel Beer Withers
At the last City Council meeting, W. J. McKeiver asked the city to widen a section of Old Troy Road, due to increased big rig traffic around Price Lumber Mill.
The Drew Central School Board held their regular monthly meeting, last week, with all members present.
Drew Central graduate Jessica Faith (Wishard) has just released a video to her song “without a fight”.
It has been a year since Jessica became a “GRAMMY Amplifier 2014 Winner”.
Since that time, the Grammy’s sent her to South by Southwest in Austin, TX to open for superstar Aloe Blacc, and filming a professional music video in Nashville.
At the regular monthly meeting of the Drew Central School Board, High School Principal Melissa Vincent reported on the high school student achievements and awards program.
Ms. Lee Ann James presented the Fall 2014 Freshman Academy Report to the Drew Central School Board at their meeting January 26.
Her report indicates that students in the program improved in three core subjects.
Tickets are $10 and you may enter by mailing your name, phone and check to
Drew Central Safe Prom Committee
250 University Dr.
Monticello, AR 71655
Six Drew Central student FFA members who attended the FFA National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky from October 29 – November 1, addressed the Drew Central School Board at their meeting Thursday evening, November 13.
Drew Central High School
2014-15 Honor Roll 1st 9 Weeks
Drew Central High School Choir Boosters announce the Themed Basket Winners.
Congratulations to the winners of our basket drawing:
Rebecca Groeteke – Ladies Night Out.
Ashley Wright – Music.
Chris Booker – Tailgate Basket.
Ladies’ Night Out Basket Value: $252
Music Basket Value: $ 500
Tailgate Basket Value: $85
Hunting Basket Value: $150
Monticello Superintendant Bobby Harper told MLive, (more…)
Drew Central School District today announces its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program, Afterschool Snack Program, and School Breakfast Program. Each school and/or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The price charged for a paid student lunch is $1.75.
Drew Central High School Honor Roll (more…)
Drew Central Jr. Band performed at the Arkansas Association of Middle Level Education Annual Professional Development Conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Under the direction of John Kloap.
Drew Central fourth grade students in Eva Arrington’s class learned about “Cephalopods: The Jet Set.” Students learned to classify by kingdom, phylum, and class. They worked with their lab partner and researched the four main types of cephalopods: octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and nautilus. Cephalopod means head and feet. Cephalopods do not have a torso.
The Distance Learning program at Drew Central Elementary in conjunction with the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward, Alaska guided students on dissecting squid. Students discovered the ink sac which squids use to confuse their enemies. They located the eyes, mouth, two tentacles, pen, etc. Students looked for the reproductive system to determine if their squid was a male or female. Another discovery was that squids have bilateral symmetry.
Author Rooster Morris from Rockdale, Texas visited with Drew Central Elementary and Middle School students. Mr. Morris performed songs from his CD that accompanies his book series Axle Galench. He gave the students a book talk from the first book in the series Axle Galench and the Gate of No Return. The students were spellbound as Mr. Morris told the story of Axle Galench using different voices for each character and also making sound effects with his voice.
Congratulations goes out to two Drew Central students who performed at the Russell Athletic Bowl and the Universal Studios Macy’s Christmas Parade in December. Senior Cheer Captain, Kellie Moore and Junior Co-Captain, April Vincent received the honor of All American Dream Team at the B2 (B Squared) Cheer Camp during the past summer. Due to receiving this honor, they performed during the bowl game halftime show in front of a crowd of over 51,000.
Jessica Wishard, as she’s know to her Drew Central classmates recently was selected as a winner in the Grammy’s Amplified Awards. Out of over 5,000 entrants, she was one of only 3 shosen for the honor.
Amplifier Center Stage’s online platform allows emerging musicians to share their songs for a chance to have their music vetted by a panel of some of the biggest names in music today.
Her lated CD EP is available on ITunew, as well.
With 28 deaths, statewide because, of the flu, MLive is taking a look at the flu situation from the Drew County perspective.
Several pharmacies and clinics still offer flu shots, which you may want to consider. if you haven’t had one yet.
The Arkansas Department of Education posts on their website school absentee rates by county statewide. each week. (more…)
Congratulations to following Drew Central students who auditioned for the Southeast Junior High All-Region Choir and were selected – Front Row: Reagen Gardner (38th chair, Soprano 2), Abbi Camden (14th chair, Soprano 1), Alissa Berry (25th chair, Soprano 1) Middle Row: Anna Coleman (4th chair, Soprano 2), Kilee Webb (8th chair, Alto 1), Abby Sass (6th chair, Alto 1), Reagan Berryman (12th chair, Tenor 2), Jake Harris (10th chair, Tenor 1)
Back Row: Zach Cater (8th chair, Tenor 2), Chauncey Shepherd (2nd chair, Tenor 2), Silvino Tinajero (5th chair, Bass 1), Kaylei Calhoun (8th chair, Soprano 1), A’Dejah Williams (20th chair, Soprano 1)
Not Pictured: Colt Caldwell (11th chair, Tenor 2), Dylan Gustafson (13th chair, Tenor 2)
Drew Central High School 2013-14 Honor Roll 1st 9 Weeks
Tomorrow is forecast to be Cooler than today.
Sunday 03/29 100%
High 78° / Low 57°
Late night thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.
Monday 03/30 20%
High 73° / Low 55°
Chance of a morning shower. Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 73F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Southern Quality Construction
Cass Martin Realty
5. DMH Cancer Center
Dan’s Tire & Exhaust
The Computer Guys
Cedar Hills Apartments
Scissor Tail’s Trading Post
Law Office Of Sara Hartness
Razorback Body Shop
Cash Saver Food Outlet
Ray Ryburn Real Estate
Monticello Animal Clinic
Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC
Tiny Thai Place
The Guest House
State Farm David Funderburg
Union Bank 2
Reggie’s Lock & Key