Tuesday, April 24, 2018

4-H Participates in Broiler BBQ

The Bradley County 4-H recently participated in the annual Broiler BBQ Contest at the county park.  Judges were Joel Tolefree, Luther Dangerfield, Paul and Sandra Gatling, and Cody Robertson.  The top five winners were Mayli Castleberry, Weston Gavin, Jake Castleberry, Cole Williams, and Aidan Weaver.  They will advance to district finals on May 3rd in Arkadelph

Health Fair Has Huge Turnout

Saturday morning, April 21st was a day full of activities on Main Street from the intersection of Main ( U. S. 63B ) and Pine Street to the rail road tracks just south of the Donald W. Reynolds YMCA of Warren and Bradley County.   The YMCA was host to the 2018 Bradley County Health Fair.  Activities were ongoing both inside the Y and outside.  Other meetings and activities were taking place in the Bradley County Veterans Museum just across the street.  There were large crowds, young and older and every age in between.

The Fair consisted of tables and booths set up by vendors and agencies and a number of professionals present to check blood pressure, blood sugar and vision screenings by the Warren Lions Club.  Law enforcement was on hand to teach safety and fire personnel to advocate for fire prevention.  Smokey the Bear and the Arkansas Forestry Commission was present to teach "how to prevent forest fires.  Life Shares was on site accepting blood donations.  There were games, face painting and a cake walk.

Many volunteers assisted and a good time was enjoyed by all.  More information will be forthcoming concerning the list of vendors and attendance.

Friday, April 20, 2018

NAACP to Host Baccalaureate Ceremony

he Drew County NAACP Branch #6042 will host a Baccalaureate Ceremony to Salute our High School Seniors. This will be held on May 20th, 2018 at 5:30 pm at Holmes Chapel Presbyterian Church (527 E McCloy Ave, Monticello, AR )

 It will honor 2018 Seniors who attend Dermott, Drew Central, Monticello and Warren High Schools.

 f students would like to register for the Baccalaureate Ceremony please visit with your local high school counselor and fill out a registration form.

Those high school counselors are: Dermott (Pat Hartley), Drew Central (Shawna Tilley) Monticello (Vicki Tilley) and Warren High School (Johnna McMurry).

 We will also be giving out a Drew County NAACP Branch #6042 scholarship. Seniors can also receive the scholarship application from their high school counselor.

If Seniors have any additional questions they can contact Sheena Garrard at sheenagarrard@gmail.com or 870-723-1703.

Congratulations Jase Dawkins

Congratulations Jase Dawkins on reaching 500 books in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!!

Congratulations Sutton Thomason

Congratulations Sutton Thomason on reaching 400 books in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

UAM Announces Summer Camp Schedule

          MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will host a variety of summer camps, according to Julie Gentry, director of intramurals and summer camp coordinator.

The following is a complete list of 2018 summer camps (June, July, August):

          • June 8 / Football 7-on-7 Tournament, grades 9-12, $200 per team. (Call Hud Jackson / 501-499-1699 or email coachjweevils@gmailcom)

          • June 9 / Junior-Senior Football Day Camp 1, grades 11-12, $40 per person. (Call Hud Jackson / 501-499-1699 or email coachjweevils@gmailcom)

          • June 11-13 / Youth Football Day Camp, grades 1-9, $75 per person. (Call Hud Jackson / 501-499-1699 or email coachjweevils@gmailcom)

          • June 12-16 / Beginner-Junior High Residential Band Camp, $295 per person. (Call Don Marchand / 870-460-1960 or email Marchand@uamont.edu)

          • June 18-20 / UAM Weevil Basketball Day Camp I, grades K-12, $80 per person. (Call Kyle Tolin / 870-460-1258 or email tolin@uamont.edu)

          • June 25-27 / UAM Weevil Basketball Day Camp II, grades K-12, $80 per person. (Call Kyle Tolin / 870-460-1258 or email tolin@uamont.edu)

          • June 26-30 / Senior High Residential Band Camp, $295 per person. (Call Don Marchand / 870-460-1960 or email marchand@uamont.edu)

          • July (Dates to be determined) / Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Day Camp, UAM COT-Crossett, $100 per person. (Call Linda Rushing / 870-460-2001 or email rushingl@uamont.edu)

          • July 9-12 / Kids' University Day Camp, 6-12 years old, $80 per person. (Call Rebecca Newton / 870-723-2484 or email newtonr@uamont.edu)

          • July 10-12 / Alvy Early Softball Day Camp, 6-17 years old, $120 per person. (Call Alvy Early / 870-723-5665 or email early@uamont.edu)

          • July 17-21 / Jazz Camp (Residential), $295 per person. (Call Don Marchand / 870-460-1960 or email marchand@uamont.edu)

          • July 17-20 / Auxiliary Camp (Residential), $265 per person. (Call Don Marchard / 870-460-1960 or email marchand@uamont.edu)

          • July 28 / Junior-Senior Football Day Camp 2, grades 11-12, $40 per person. (Call Hud Jackson / 501-499-1699 or email coachjweevils@gmail.com)

Youth Revival Set at Emmaus

Emmaus Baptist Church is set to host a Youth Revival April 23-25 beginning at 7:00 p.m. nightly.  The evangelist will be Nick Flowers and music will be provided by Captain Smead and New Reason.

Faith Missionary Baptist Church to Host Gospel Singing

Faith Missionary Baptist Church on Faith Lane (just off Rose Hill Cut-off RD) in Monticello will host a gospel singing featuring Kingdom Bound Quartet from Louisiana. The concert will be Saturday April 28 at 6 PM. Bro Tony Wells invites the public to attend.

Friday, April 13, 2018

UAM Jazz Bands III & IV To Present Free Performance April 17

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello's Jazz Band III and IV will present a free public concert April 17 at 7 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center auditorium.

Don Marchand, director of bands, will direct Jazz Band III while James Gathright will direct Jazz Band IV. The performance will include big band music.

For more information, contact the Division of Music at (870) 460-1060.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

April, 2018

Sunday, April 1

Happy Easter

Monday, April 2

BCEDC , 7:00 a.m., Molly's

Tuesday, April 3

Rotary mtg., noon, First United Methodist Church

Wednesday, April 4

Thursday, April 5

Cornerstone Board Mts. @ Crossett

Friday, April 6

Saturday, April 7

Jr. Auxiliary Crawfish Boil, Children's Benefit, 6:00 p.m. Silent Auction, 7:00 Dinner

Sunday, April 8

Monday, April 9

BCEDC, 7:00 a.m., Molly's

Chamber Board Mtg. noon

Warren City Council Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

Hermitage School Board 6:00 p.m.

Warren School Board 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 10

Rotary Meeting, noon, First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

Retired Teacher's Meeting, 11:00 a.m., Golden Girls

Wednesday, April 11

Lions Club, noon, Molly's

Human Development Center Volunteer Council, 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 12

Bradley County Health Coalition, noon, Brunson Complex

Friday, April 13

Saturday, April 14

DAR Meeting, 2"00 p.m.

Sunday, April 15

Monday, April 16

BCEDC, 7:00 a.m., Molly's

Bradley County Quorum Court, 6:00 p.m.

Hermitage City Council, 7:00 p.m.

Federal Tax Deadline

Tuesday, April 17

Rotary Meeting, noon, Fellowship Hall First United Methodist Church

Community Action Board Mtg., 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 18

Intermodal Meeting @ Monticello

Thursday, 19

UAM Foundatiion Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 20

Warren Prom

Saturday, April 21

Historical Book Review and Signing on April 21, from 11:00 to 12:00, at the Bradley County Veteran’s Museum.  The event is sponsored by the Bradley County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to inspire citizens to record the histories of their families.

Sunday, April 22

Bradley County Genealogy Mtg., 2:00 p.m., Veterans Museum


Monday, April 23

BCEDC, 7:00 a.m., Molly's

BCEDC Board Mtg., 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24

Rotary Meeting, noon, First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, April 25

Lions Club Meeting, noon, Simple Simons

Thursday, April 26

Bradley County Job Fair, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Immanuel Church

Hospital Board Mtg. 12:30 p.m.

Friday, April 27

Saturday, April 28

Sunday, April 29

Monday, April 30

BCEDC, 7:00 a.m., Molly's

Bring Home the Butterflies

LITTLE ROCK – The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center is hosting a special workshop at 6:30 p.m. April 17 that’s all about the birds and the bees, literally.  Attendees will learn how to plant native plants to attract butterflies, birds and bees to their yards, and even receive high-quality butterfly-attracting plants to get started transforming their yards into a pollinator paradise.

With billions of dollars in agriculture depending on them to pollinate crops, birds and beneficial insects have a heavy load on their tiny shoulders. Sometimes people’s actions can inadvertently make their job even more difficult than it has to be. Feral cats, insecticides and conversion of good habitat into urban areas or single-species cropland have all taken their toll on pollinator populations throughout the world. Some of these impacts can be reversed without major changes to people’s habits; it just takes a little forethought and effort. Planting native wildflowers is an easy and attractive way to get started that anyone can do, no matter where they live.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

UAM Names New Student Ambassadors

These students are among the new members of the University of Arkansas at Monticello's Student Ambassadors honored with a dinner on the UAM campus Monday night. The Ambassadors are an elite group of students who assist the Office of Enrollment Management in the recruitment of new students and serve as hosts at on-campus events. The new members are (first row, from left) Natalie Craig of Sherwood, Skyler Hart of Kingsland, (second row, from left) Spencer Blevins of White Hall, Jordan Kane of Waynesville, Mo., Brooke Dupwe of McGehee, Lauren Robinson of Monticello, Whitney O’Dell of Fort Smith, Garrhett Wilbourn of DeWitt, (top row, from left) Taylor Hoover of Monticello, Timothy Brasfield of Crossett, Daniel Wire of Kenner, La., and Katherine Williams of North Little Rock. (Not Pictured: Jasmine Holmes of Bastrop, La., Morgan Ashley of Bastrop, La., Anthony Walker of Crystal Springs, Miss., and Michael Jenkins of Crossett.)

Erika Barnet to Present Senior Exhibition

Erika Barnett of Kingsland To Present

Senior Art Exhibition April 18-22


MONTICELLO, AR — Erika Barnett of Kingsland will present her senior thesis art exhibition at the University of Arkansas at Monticello April 18-22 in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center.

          Gallery hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9 to10 a.m. and 12 noon to 2 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and Friday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. An artist's reception will be held Friday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

          Barnett's exhibition expresses her love of reading through visual interpretations using abstract compositions, expressive lines, dramatic color and inspiring words.

          For more information, contact Tom Richard, professor of art, at (870) 460-1338.

PHOTO:  "Just Words on A Page" by Erika Barnett

Warren Native Recognized With Award

Monday, April 9, 2018

United Voice In Concert At Cross Roads Baptist Church

Renowned Jazz Vocalist Christin Foley To Perform With UAM's Jazz Band I April 19

MONTICELLO, AR — Renowned jazz vocalist Christin Foley will perform with the University of Arkansas at Monticello's Jazz Band I in a free public concert April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center auditorium.

A member of the U.S. Air Force for 15 years, Foley has performed as a lead vocalist for Air Force bands all over the world, providing entertainment for troops in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and performing for, among others, the President of the United States, Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense.

She was featured on CBS's Entertainment Tonight with the Missouri Air National Guard Band and has performed with George Duke, Ron Carter, Rita Coolidge, Gene Simmons, Kool & the Gang, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, and The Count Basie Orchestra's Doug Lawrence and Butch Miles.

Foley is a recipient of the Colonel Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award. As a student at Western Michigan University, she performed with WMU's award-winning jazz vocal ensemble "Gold Company" and sang with Bobby McFerrin, Mel Torme and Daron Meader of the "New York Voices." She won two Downbeat Magazine student awards for "Outstanding Jazz Vocal Performance" and "College Jazz Vocal Group."

Jazz Band I, directed by Jason Smith, is UAM's premier jazz ensemble. The group has toured China and performed at the prestigious Elmhurst Jazz Festival.

For more information, contact Jason Smith at (870) 460-1060.

UAM To Hold Arbor Day Observance April 17

MONTICELLO, Ark. — Students, faculty and staff at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will plant a red maple tree at the center of campus adjacent to the Centennial Clock Tower on Tuesday, April 17 at 12:30 p.m. in observance of Arbor Day, a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care.

The observance is one of five requirements for the campus to maintain its standing as part of Tree Campus USA. The other standards include maintaining a campus Tree Board comprised of administrators, physical plant staff, faculty and students; a campus-wide tree care plan which provides guidelines for proper tree planting, care and protection during construction activities and tree replacement; and an annual student service project.

Chancellor Karla Hughes and John Davis, director of university relations, will speak during the ceremony.

After the Arbor Day ceremony, a group of students, assisted by personnel from the UAM Grounds Division and Tree Board, will mulch approximately 75 to 100 trees in the arboretum. The shredded hardwood mulch will help keep weeds and grass from growing around the trees, prevent lawnmowers and string trimmers from damaging the trees, improve the appearance of the arboretum, and help conserve soil moisture near the tree.

UAM was designated a Tree Campus USA in 2010.  “The Tree Campus USA program encourages the development of the next generation of tree stewards,” said Davis. “The program awards national recognition to college campuses and the leaders of their surrounding communities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship.”

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

“Moro Bay State Park is hosting a Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop on May 12th, 2018 from 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. This workshop explores cast iron Dutch Ovens and gives participants the opportunity to prepare recipes using this time-honored cooking method. Participants will receive guided instructions while cooking a full meal to enjoy, a handout with multiple recipes and tips, and a 4-quart Dutch Oven to take home. Come out and learn the skills that are sure to impress your friends and family around the campfire! Payment of $40+Tax per person in advance is required and space is limited, so call the park before April 28th to reserve your spot at 870-463-8555 (Ext. 2).”

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Warren Native Attends Easter Mass at Vatican

Pam and Frank Viguerie were in attendance during Easter for Mass at the Vatican presided over by Pope Francis.  Some 40,000 were present.

Pam is the former Pam Davis, a native of Warren and a graduate of the class of 1972.  She and her husband Frank are currently living in Germany while Frank works there.  They have enjoyed the opportunity to travel much of Europe during the past couple of years.  Pam's parents were the late Lois and Wess Davis.  Mr. Davis served as Sheriff of Bradley County in the early 1970s.  He passed away in office and his term was fullfilled by Mrs. Davis. 

Pam and Frank had been living in Little Rock prior to relocating to Germany for work.  Pam told salineriverchronicle.com that attending the Mass with the Pope was "truly an experience."