Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

Financial Institutions Host Open Houses

Several of the local financial institutions, Warren Bank and Trust, First State Bank, and Union Bank hosted open houses Friday in conjunction with the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival.  Drawings were held for prizes, and refreshments were served.
Union Bank staff eagerly greeted guests Friday.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Youngsters Dig for Buried Treasure

Photos by Emmalee Goad

Packing Contest Results Announced

The following are the results of the 2018 Tomato Packing Contests:  (Photos by Emmalee Goad)

8 and Younger Division
1st Colin Dunadan
2nd Khloe Hines
3rd  Nova McHenry

9 to 14 years Old Division
1st Weston Gavin
2nd Kaylee Nichlos
3rd  Jackson Lewis

15 to 19 years old Division
1st Destinee Whittemire
2nd Blake Forrest
3rd Beau Castleberry

Adult Division
1st  Jessica Hill
2nd  Cynthia Norris
3rd  Jennifer Nicholson

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Christopher B. Selby Named to Dean's List at ETSU

ETSU announces spring dean’s list

JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University has announced the names of students who attained a grade point average qualifying them for inclusion in the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester. To receive this honor, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate coursework with no grade below ‘B-’ in any course taken, and a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Named to that list was Christopher B. Selby of Warren.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Advance, One-Night-Only Screening of New Feature Film

Fabled Motion Pictures and Newcastle Media present an advance, one-night-only screening of their new feature film, The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale.

SYNOPSIS: While sorting her dead grandmother's affairs, a young woman boards in an eerie, southern mansion and soon discovers the matriarch may desire more than just her company.

Filmed in South Arkansas in 2016, The Perfect Host prominently features The Allen House and other locations surrounding the Monticello community. The filmmakers invite the public to join them for this showing at the Malco Hollywood Cinema. Tickets are limited. To secure seat(s), order at PerfectHost.BrownPaperTickets.com. Online sales end 24hrs before showtime. Ticket availability at the door is not guaranteed.

Select members of the cast and crew will be in attendance for a Q&A after the show.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Revival Set for Old Armory

Revival Services will be held June 3rd-6 in the Old Armory at 7:00 p.m. nightly.  The evangelist is Rick Coram.  Worship music will be by We R Called, Scott Quimby, Immanuel Baptist Church Worship Ministry.  

Tomato Festival 2018 Schedule

Tuesday, June 5th

Talent Show*, 6:00 p.m., Warren Cultural Center

Wednesday, June 6th, Lions Club Gospel Jamboree, 7:00 p.m., Warren Cultural Center Featuring The Kinsmen

Thursday, June 7
Baggo Tournament*, 6:-- p.m. on the square, Sponsored by Bradley County Chamber of Commerce

Carnival * in downtown Warren, Armband night

Festival Events on Friday, June 8th

9 am-6 pm Information Booth Opens on Myrtle St. Merchandise available for purchase
9 am-6 pm Arts & Crafts on Myrtle Street
9 am-4:30 pm Quilt Show Cedar Street Emergency Service building
9 am-5 pm Veteran’s Museum at 210 N. Main Street
10 am-3 pm Cummins Prison Band
10 am-2 pm Open House at local Banks
11 am-3 pm Dig for Treasure on the Square! Sponsored by Colleen Watkins, ABC
3 pm Turtle Races on the Square Sponsored by Mike Nichols Auctions
4:45-5:30 pm Tomato Packing Contest on the Square
5 pm Cutest Baby Contest at Warren Cultural Center* Sponsored by Warren Ladies League
5:30-6 pm Comedy & Magic by Derrick Rose on Square
6-6:30 pm “Great Bowls of Fire” Salsa Contest Sponsored by Warren Bank & Trust
6:30-8 pm Fortunate Sons +1 Downtown on Cedar Street
8-10 pm DJ Jam A Lot
8:30-10:00 pm Bellamy Brothers Downtown on Cedar Street

 *Indicates fee required for attendance

Festival Events on Saturday, June 9th

7 am Pink Tomato Festival 5k Walk* Sponsored by Emrich and Scroggins, LLP
7:30 am Pink Tomato Festival 5k Run* Sponsored by Emrich and Scroggins, LLP
8:00 am Results of 5K
7-9:30 am Rotary Pancake Breakfast* First Methodist Church
9 am-4:30 pm Quilt Show and Display  BC Emergency Service Building
9 am Antique/Classic Car Show - City Park Sponsored by Gardner Body and Glass
9:30-10 am Comedy and Magic by Derrick Rose on square
9 am-5 pm Arts and Crafts on Myrtle Street
9 am-5 pm Veteran’s Museum – 210 N. Main St
9 am-6 pm Information Booth at Chamber - 104 N Myrtle Merchandise available for purchase
10 am Festival Parade in Downtown Warren
10 am “Make your own Tomato Fan” for Kids Sponsored by Warren Junior Auxiliary
10:45a.m. Tomato Eating Contest on SquareSponsored by Union Bank
11 am Steak Cook-Off on Main Street* Sponsored by Walmart
11 am-3 pm Dig for Treasure on the Square
12:30 pm All Tomato Luncheon* – First Baptist Church
12:45-1:15 pm Comedy and Magic by Derrick Rose on square
1:30-2:30 pm Jubilation Jazz on the square
2:30 pm Little Miss Pink Tomato Pageant* Warren Cultural Center
3:00 pm Danny Williams on the Square
7:00-8:30 pm Taryn & Jace on Main Stage
9:00-10:30 pm Mark Chesnutt on Main Stage
10:30 pm Grand Finale Fireworks Show

*Indicates fee required for attendance

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Hermitage Alumns Complete College with Academic Degrees

Brooke Clanton
The Hermitage High School class of 2014 has four members who recently completed college with academic awards and degrees with honors.

Tristen “Brooke” Clanton completed a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology, Concentrating in Communication with minors in Agricultural Business and Leadership with high distinction at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.  She was awarded as the Outstanding Senior for the Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology department.  Brooke was also designated as a Senior of Significance at the University. She has accepted a position as the Agriculture Program Manager at the Arkansas Agriculture Department in Little Rock, AR. Brooke is the daughter of Kristi Clanton and Sam Clanton.
Cindy Ferrell

Cindy Nolan Ferrell graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.    Cindy received the 2018 Outstanding Student in Management Award for which she was inducted into the School of Business Hall of Outstanding Students.  Cindy worked through college as Co-Manager of Johnsville Trucking LLC, which she will continue with, as well as recently accepting the additional position of Purchasing and Inventory Operations Manager for Johnsville Company LLC.  Her spouse is  Zane Ferrell, her parents are Johnny and Brenda Nolan.

Matthew Smith graduated Summa Cum Laude with a  Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR. He was awarded the Alfred J. Crabaugh Outstanding Senior Male Award at Arkansas Tech.  He has accepted a job as an Administrative and Public Policy Assistant with the Agricultural Retailers Association in Washington, DC. Matthew is the son of Sam and Wynoka Smith.

Collin Wilkerson
Collin Wilkerson graduated Magna Cum Laude in University honors with a Bachelor of Science in Education majoring in physical education at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He was named the  Outstanding Student in Physical Education. He has accepted a position as the assistant boy's Basketball Coach/High School Math instructor at Crossett High School. His parents are David and Gena Wilkerson.

Matthew Smith

June 2018

Friday, June 1
Community Action Agency, Executive Committee Meeting, 1:30 p.m., Main Headquarters

Saturday, June 2
Opening of the Miracle League Baseball Field, Monticello Sports Complex, 10:00 a.m.
Tomato Festival Pageants

Sunday, June 3

Monday, June 4
BCEDC, 7:00 a.m., Molly's

Tuesday, June 5
Rotary Club Mtg., noon, Fellowship Hall First United Methodist Church
Warren School Board Mtg. 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 6
Lions Club Musical Jamboree, The Kinsmen, 7:00 p.m., Cultural Center
Carnival Opens

Thursday, June 7

Friday, June 8
Tomato Festival, Bellamy Brothers

Saturday, June 9
Tomato Festival, Mark Chesnutt
5K Run
All Tomato Luncheon
Parade, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, June 10

Monday, June 11
BCEDC 7:00 a.m., Molly's
Warren City Council 5:30 p.m.
Hermitage School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 12
Rotary Meeting, noon, Fellowship Hall First United Methodist Church

Wednesday, June 13
Lions Club, noon, Molly's

Thursday, June 14
Bradley County Health Coalition, noon, Brunson Medical Complex

Friday, June 15

Saturday, June 16
Chris Gragg Gridiron Grind Football Camp and Lil' Divas Cheer Camp

Sunday, June 17
Father's Day

Monday, June 18
BCEDC Meeting, 7:00 a.m. Molly's
Bradley County Chamber Board, noon, Molly's
Bradley County Quorum Court, 6:00 p.m.
Hermitage City Council Mtg. 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19
Warren Rotary Club Meeting, noon, Fellowship Hall First United Methodist Church
Community Action Board, 10:30, Warren Headquarters

Wednesday, June 20
Human Development Center Volunteer Council, 9:30 a.m.
Intermodal Board, 11:00 a.m., Monticello

Thursday, June 21

Friday, June 22

Saturday, June 23

Sunday June 24

Monday, June 25
BCEDC, 7:00 a.m., Mollt's
BCEDC Board Mts., 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26
Warren Rotary Club Meeting, noon, Fellowship Hall First United Methodist Church

Wednesday, June 27
Lions Club, noon, Simple Simons

Thursday, June 28
Hospital Board Meeting, 12:30 p.m.

Friday, June 29

Saturday, June 30

Monday, May 28, 2018

Bethel AME Church Holds Revival Services

Rev Ken Broughton recently completed a revival at Bethel AME Church, located on Packard Stree in Warren.  The meeting was held May 22nd through May 24th.  Good crowds were on hand and there was great singing and praise.  Rev. Broughton brought dynamic and inspiring messages. 

Bethel is pastored by Rev. Clarence Luckey.  The Rev. James R. Hooper , Sr. is the Presiding Elder and Bishop Michael L. Mitchell serves the Church. 

On Tuesday evening, the guest choir was from Union Hill Baptist of Warren.  Union Hill's Pastor, Henry Cox took part in the service.

(Left) Rev. Ken Broughton preaches.

(Below)  Union Hill Choir sings.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Volunteer Waters Flowers

Make Warren Shine volunteer Gingy Cuthbertson is one of the many who have been working to beautify our downtown area.  You may have noticed the hanging pots of brightly colored flowers on Main Street and wondered who is taking care of them...volunteers.  If you are interested in helping make our city shine its brightest, contact the group on facebook.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Native American Cultural Symposium set for June 14-17

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Photos available: www.ArkansasMediaRoom.com/press-releases/display.aspx?id=2813

Seeking to renew the connection between historical traditions presented in its permanent gallery collection and modern Native peoples, the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville will present its annual Native American Cultural Symposium June 14-17.

This year’s theme is Reunification through Reinvention: The Creative Visions of Contemporary Native America. The goal is to bring together an array of Native elders and youth for a weekend of performances, presentations, and workshops.

Indigenous and non-indigenous people are encouraged to attend. “This is all of our stories,” says Charlotte Buchanan-Yale, director of the museum. She adds that the goal is to educate not separate. “It’s a good synergistic thing to come together.”

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Rare Goose Harvested By Arkansas Hunters Originated In Russian Arctic

MONTICELLO, AR — It's more than 6,000 miles from the eastern tip of Russia to the Arkansas delta near Dumas, but apparently a goose harvested by a pair of Monticello hunters in January made the journey.

The rare goose, identified by a University of Arkansas at Monticello scientist as a tundra bean goose, was harvested by Chase Milligan of Dumas and Hunter Stafford of Monticello. The well-traveled goose turned out to be a 100 percent genetics match for a subspecies originating in the Russian Arctic.

Dr. Douglas Osborne, associate professor in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources and a waterfowl research specialist with the Arkansas Forest Resources Center housed at UAM, took measurements of body size, weight and gender of the goose and determined by body size and coloration that the rare goose was likely a subspecies of a taiga or tundra bean goose.

Osborne collected tissue and feather samples and sent them to the U.S. Geological Survey genetics laboratory in Anchorage, Alaska for something called mitochondrial DNA sequencing. The rare goose was determined by genetics to be a 100 percent match for the tundra bean goose subspecies A. f. serrirostris that was sampled on Lake Kejonuma, Japan last winter. The Arkansas specimen was also a 99.1 to 99.5 percent match for the same subspecies collected in the Russian Arctic during the breeding season.

Osborne speculates that the Arkansas goose mixed with a flock of white-fronted geese commonly known as specklebellies that migrate annually to their winter grounds in the Arkansas delta. "This is the first ever record of a tundra bean goose east of the Pacific flyway," said Osborne. "As far as I can tell, there have been only six records of a bean goose in the U.S., all of which have been in Alaska, California and Oregon."