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The team won the title for the fourth year in a row. Jimmy is the captain of the team and Fred is the co-captain. Other team members are Bob Lucky(McGehee), Lynn Stewart(Fayetteville), Baylor Guy(Pine Bluff), Bill Sheppard(Pine Bluff), Bill Bodie(Little Rock), Bob Worthington(Little Rock), Pat Sixbey(Maumell), ans Skip King(England).
The team will travel to Mobile, Al. in July to compete in the Southern Sectional which will be State champions from 9 Southern states with the winner moving on to Indian Wells Ca. for the National tournament in October.
Library staff members representing 45 states and the District of Columbia met in Washington D.C., April 25-26, for Project Compass National Convening, an opportunity for 215 participants in the project to share ideas in support of public libraries’ effort to meet the urgent and growing needs of communities impacted by the economic downturn.
Judy Calhoun, Assistant Director for Southeast Arkansas Regional Library was one of four Library staff from Arkansas selected to attend the conference. Read the rest of this entry »
The Drew County Collector’s run-off will be between Tonya Loveless (1186 votes) and Josh Frost (1153 votes), as that race will be narrowed down, as Cherri Norris’ 621 votes are divided. The June 12 winner will then face Republican candidate Andrea Huskey in November.
In the bid for State Senate District 26, Gregg Reep, of Warren, won four of seven counties (Bradley, Drew, Cleveland, Desha) but fell short by 99 votes to Eddie Cheatham who carried only two counties (Ashley and Chicot). Cheatham, of Crossett, garnered 4156 votes, while Reep had 4057 votes cast for him. Johnnie Bolin, also from Ashley County, came in third with 3243 total votes. Cheatham and Reep will meet again in a runoff election which will be held in three weeks. The winner of this election will face Republic opponent Mike Akin of Monticello in November.
Gene Jeffress and Q. Byrum Hurst will also meet in a run-off election for the Democratic nominee for 4th District Congressman. The winner of this run-off election will face Republic Tom Cotton who won the Republican nomination for candidate for 4th District Congressman.
Regional vote totals provided by SalineRiverChronicle.com
The Parks and Recreation Committee held a special-called meeting to discuss final swimming pool and splash pad issues, and a motion was passed not to charge daily admission to the splash pad this summer.
The Drew HEALTH Coalition will host their Second Health Leadership Academy Training on Dealing with Difficult People Wednesday June 20th at the MidSouth Training Academy. The training will take the place of the regular monthly coalition meeting. The training will be from 9:00-12:00 and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Carrie Johnson at 870-367-6234 ext. 232 or Lindsey Watson.
Please RSVP by June 13.
May is High Blood Pressure Education Month. Did you know nearly 68 million people in the U.S. have high blood pressure? High Blood Pressure, which is also called hypertension, increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death. There were more than 46 million visits to doctor’s offices for hypertension in 2007.
All precinct votes have come in and the unofficial numbers show two new faces will be added to Monticello’s City Council in 2013.
Here are the final, unofficial vote totals:
Guerrilla Martial Arts & Fitness hosted Taiho-Ryu & Jujitsu’s annual Shiai (Karate Tournament) Saturday May 12th. The kids pictured above “have been working very hard to be able to compete and took home several metals from the tournament.” -Instructor Thomas Thornhill
On May 4th – 6th , Rebecca Moss and Morgan Nall, attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar in Bentonville, Ar. The 10th grade Drew Central Students were selected because of the outstanding leadership potential they demonstrated in school and community activities, as well as their academic achievements. The girls participated in numerous activities while at the seminar reinforcing their social responsibilities and encouraging their leadership and critical thinking skills.
The Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association met May 17, 2012, at the UAM Agriculture Building. President Jason Cater called the meeting to order and asked Glynn Gibson to ask the blessing. The members and guests enjoyed a delicious fish supper provided and prepared by Drew County Farm Bureau, as well as, great desserts prepared by the ladies.
This statement is from a source that wished to remain anonymous, and their sentiment has been shared by many MLive readers over the past several months.
Add to this the report from last September’s City Council meeting where Mayor Maxwell said, “The water line problems below Maple and Speer Streets, where galvanized water lines run under the street, and constantly have to be repaired. Overlaying these two streets will soon have to be patched, whenever the next leak occurs…” Mayor Maxwell told the council that these lines need to be replaced, instead of making repairs to the lines and the streets, over and over. “The water lines need to be moved to the side of the streets, then do the overlay.”
The city has recently received easements from the property owners, and ordered pipe to begin this project. This means we’ve got “shovel ready” needs, and money being spent elsewhere.
Questions have been raised concerning all aspects of the water fund budget, including where the money is going that’s transferred from it, if it is legal for it to be transferred at all, and if replacing water pipes is just a falsely given reason to raise rates further.
The Drew Central High School Parent and Community Involvement Committee wanted students to feel the support of not only the faculty but the parents as well for the End Of Course Tests they would encounter during the Spring Semester.
Marks at the scene show the vehicle left the roadway on the north side of the highway, crossed the ditch, and collided with a concrete embankment, near the I-530 intersection.
Drew County Sheriff;s deputies worked the crash, Affordable Wrecker towed the Chevy, and MASI transported the driver to DMH, where he was then helicoptered to UAMS in Little Rock
I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
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They are taking applications through May 25,2012.
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Over the past several weeks, MLive’s Mandy Moss has interviewed the Democratic candidates for County Judge, Sheriff, and County Collector.
This week’s “election edition” will re-post those interviews for a final “meet the candidates” opportunity for MLive reades.
Bobby Harris has spent his entire life in Drew County, and this is where he has chosen to raise his large, close-knit, family. He says he learned how to have strong family values by his own experiences growing up.
Jim Glennon was born and raised in Possum Valley by parents James and Glenda Glennon. “I have three sisters and a brother that are still living. My baby sister died when she was six of spinal meningitis. I was 9 or 10 when she died. It was one of those situations where you ask God, “Why didn’t you take me instead of my baby sister?”
Growing up, there was little time for the Glennon children to find trouble to get into. Working as a family was top priority, and living out in the country meant that if you wanted entertainment, you created it for yourself.
Growing up, Sheriff Gober said that his family often moved every year due to his father’s career in the ARMY. It was a move to Alaska that put him on a path right back to Drew County.
“I really thought I was done that day, and even though this person was very irate and taking it out on me, I still managed to get my job done correctly and it didn’t sway me from getting things done in the office.”
Cheri Norris grew up the oldest of three siblings, and said she had a great time doing family activities like roller skating, having picnics, and playing at the lake. At the age of five she moved from Southeast Arkansas up to Michigan with her mom, Betty Maloney.
From the brand new age of 8 weeks old, Josh Frost’s mom, Denise Frost, had him introduced to life in the courthouse, where she worked until she retired after 25 years of service. Josh said that due to always being around the offices and seeing how they worked, a career made up of those types of relationships just came naturally to him. The family he gained from his mother’s career is still with him today in his adult years.
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