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The Monticello school board accepted a CPR training unit donated by Ryburn Motor Company. The unit will help to train coaches and staff of the schools to further help to keep kids safe. The unit, which is junior life sized, tells with signals when the trainee applies the right pressure in the proper location and when the trainee breaths correctly into the unit’s mouth.
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Monticello School District’s board members met August 21 to discuss a variety of topics regarding the district’s three branches.
The Monticello High School Principle Jim Lucas presented the district data analysis on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility. According to the Department of Education, this act provides “flexibility regarding requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001in exchange for state-developed plans to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity and improve the quality of instruction.”
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Drs. Karen and Marvin Fawley of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, with the assistance of students in their regional flora class, believe they may have identified a new plant species endemic to Arkansas.
The possible new species is a type of toothwort, a spring-flowering perennial in the mustard family found throughout the midwestern and eastern United States. The new toothwort is located only in the Ouachita Mountains of western Arkansas, according to a research paper published in the Arkansas Academy of Science Journal authored by the Fawleys and Theo Witsell of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission. The Ouachita population of toothwort was previously thought to be a variant of the widely-distributed toothwort species, Cardamine angustata. However, the Fawleys used DNA sequence analysis to show that the Ouachita toothworts are distinct from Cardamine angustata and other toothwort species. Read the rest of this entry »
Nearly 175 students graduated from South Arkansas Community College this month, including two from Monticello. They are:
From Monticello: Technical certificates, Wykiki S. Green (general studies); Ishshah C. Molina (practical nursing).
DMH CEO Mike Layfield addressed the Quorum Court, Monday night, and emphasized “the misconception that proposed millage extension has been referred to as a new tax.”
The Quorum Court last month approved the hospital board’s request to hold a special election on October 9 to ask county voter’s to approved the continuation of the existing hospital millage to be used to help fund the new Surgery Center, which is estimated to employ an additional 25 employees. Layfield compared performing surgery in the current facility to “driving a 35 year old car.”Supporters of the millage extension will be visiting interested groups and organization to discuss the proposed extension.
JP Jimmy Potter also criticized a local editorial calling the proposal “a new tax.” It was also commented that the October 9 election will not be paid for by the county.
The 2012-13 UAM cheerleaders are (from left, first row) Sierra Morris of Sheridan, a sophomore physical education major; Emily Walker of Star City, a sophomore speech pathology major; Taylor Snider of Monticello, a sophomore chemistry major; Kathleen Couch of Malvern, a junior childhood education major; Lacey Cantwell of Pine Bluff, a freshman pre-pharmacy major; (standing, from left) Kervin Dunahoo of Trumann, a freshman physical education major; Setra Buchanan of Trumann, a junior accounting major; and Christopher Smith of Monticello, a sophomore art major.
No one was home a the time of the call.
The fire was believed to be contained to the kitchen, however smoke and water damage effected other areas of the residence.
A special THANK YOU from the Monticello 12U All-Stars to all the businesses and individuals who donated money and made it possible for them to attend the Cal Ripken 12U Regionals in Lamesa, Texas in July. Thanks so much.
Front row L to R: Sam English, Will Brooks, Colby Stephens, Luke Frost, Ryan Lambert and Jackson Grant; Middle Row L to R: Ryan Bitely, Mason Philley, Aaron Spencer, Devon Burton, Preston Arrington and Sam Mencer. Coaches: Tim Bitely, Ben Philley and David Mencer
Drew County Single Parent Scholarship Fall Application cycle is OPEN!
The application and all requirements are listed on our website at www.aspsf.org.
The traditional Billies Blue and White game activities began at 6 pm, as the Dance Team, Cheerleaders, and Sr. Billies were introduced.
Around 6:20, an announcement was made, asking fans to clear the stands, and go to their vehicles or other safe place, and the scrimmage was then postponed for 30 minutes, due to an approaching thunderstorm.
As the lightning continued, the decision was made to cancel the game.
Today is the 3rd anniversary of the death of my Daddy, Charles R. Marter, Sr.
November 1st, 1947 – August 17th, 2009
Remembering and Loving you Always, Jennifer
The meeting was contentious from the onset as the board immediately went into a discussion of cash flow issues and the fact that numerous bills are past due including one from T&T Construction in the amount of $278,000.00. Mr. Tracy Rawls, owner of T&T was present and indicated he had pulled off the job pending being paid. He indicated he had borrowed a substantial amount of money to cover his costs while waiting upon payment from the Authority. Mr. Rawls stated that he wanted to be exempt from liability for the work he has completed should there be substantial rain before he can complete more work. There is a danger that repairs could be costly.
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Campus bookstore operations at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will now be managed by the Follett Higher Education Group (FHEG).
No plans are known of any planned use of the building.
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