Thursday, November 16, 2017

4-H Superstars Club Elects Officers

The 4-H Superstars Club recently elected officers for 2018.  Results were as followed:  Precious Thomas, President and Photographer; Weston Gavin, Vice President; Michaela Stanley, Secretary; Rylee Bradley, Treasurer; and Raven Harris, Song Leader.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Buck Fever Pageant Winners Announced

Miss Buck Fever
1st runner up-  Garianna Booker
Winner- Jakrya Miller
2nd Runner up-  Savanna Ballard

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Lack of Volunteers a Problem ( Editorial )

It appears to be happening everywhere.  Throughout Arkansas the lack of volunteers is showing up and in some cases causing  difficulties.  We are not just talking about festivals and public events, but the willingness to serve on boards and commissions and even to serve on public bodies.  It seems many of our citizens do not have the time or the desire to get involved in activities that are vital to the quality of life we enjoy and hope to maintain.

There are many needs.  Most do not cost to take part, but some do ask that help be provided in raising money.  Organizations like the Pink Tomato Festival do not just happen.  It takes people as well as money.  The many civic clubs such as Rotary, Lions, Ladies League and Junior Auxiliary as well as others have to have members willing to spend time and effort if they are to be successful and carry out projects for the community. 

The Donald W. Reynolds YMCA of Warren and Bradley County is in need of volunteers to serve on the board, to coach and sponsor youth sports and to help the Y in many other ways.  Warren is fortunate to have a full time, full service Y to provide programs for our youth and adults.  It is a big business and depends on all of us to be successful.  This is especially true as it relates to developing our youth.   

Friday, November 3, 2017

KidsFirst Sponsors Trunk or Treat

Kids First, located on N. Bragg Street in Warren sponsored a "Truck or Treat for Halloween October 31st.  A good crowd of parents and children attended.  Several booths were set up and items were given away.  Law Enforcement and Health agencies handed out treats along with useful information.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

28th Church Anniversary Program

Holy Deliverance Church of God In Christ will celebrate it's 28th anniversary November 5, 2017 beginning at 3:00 P.  The theme is "The Church Will Survive" and the guest speaker will be Elder Ulysses Walker.  Superintendent Robert Davis is Pastor and Missionary Ericka Davis is First lady.

Holy Deliverance is located at 1109 S. Myrtle Street in Warren.  The public is invited to attend!

Kids Crusade Set For November 6-8

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Citizens Organization Sponsors “Love Not Hate – We Are Family Rally”

Monticello, AR - The Concerned Citizens of Monticello Area (CCMA) invites you to cosponsor and attend our upcoming “Love Not Hate – We Are Family” Rally on October 28, 2017 at the McCloy City Park, 186 Henley Street, Monticello from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m,  The public is invited!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

BCEHC Holds Annual Fall Council

The Bradley County Extension Homemakers recently held their annual Fall Council.  Each year, all clubs come together to celebrate the fall and take the opportunity to share with each other what each club is participating in.  This year, Theresa Horton from the Southeast Arkansas Area on Aging made a special presentation on diabetes.  Pictured from left to right is Shelby Kiersey, Georgia Smith, Theresa Horton, Judy Simmons, and Tabitha Herrington

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Choral Department Sings National Anthem

The Warren choral department at Middles School and High School combined Friday night to sing the National Anthem prior to the game.  They are under the direction of Mrs. Katie Kuhn.  Lumberjack fans across the stadium voiced their pleasure and expressed their appreciation for such a wonderful presentation.  Following the visitor's alma mater, the choir sang the Warren Alma Mater as the WHS band played.  What a great night to showcase the Warren music department.

This Week in the House: State Representative Jeff Wardlaw

On the 4th floor of the Capitol on the House side hangs a photo of 98 men and 2 women taken in 1923. The women are Frances Hunt and Erle Chambers, the first women to ever serve in the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Every woman who has served in the House since that time has had these two women serving as examples.

That role model for leadership is the concept behind a new initiative launched this week by the 18 women who currently serve in the House.

ARGirls Lead is a movement is to promote positive self image and leadership for young girls across the state.

Presentations Continue at Johnny Cash Heritage Festival

DYESS, Ark. – Presentations celebrating the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival continued all day Friday during the second day of the event held at the Dyess Colony Visitors Center. Seven presentations featuring speakers and panel discussions included information about life for Cash ancestors and friends in Mississippi County.

In addition, the Rivercrest Voices, made up of elementary and junior high students from Rivercrest School District, performed during the presentation lunch break. The group is under the direction of Candace Hawkins.  Rivercrest serves students in the Dyess community and other nearby towns in south Mississippi County.
Among the afternoon presentation highlights was “He Was Just Plain J.R.,” a panel discussion with members of the Dyess High School Class of 1950, recalling their class vice president, J.R. Cash, and memories of growing up in the agricultural resettlement colony. One of the panelists was Louise Nichols, Johnny Cash’s first girlfriend.
Other presentations included “Arkansas in Me: Keeping It Delta,” “Spiritual Connections to the Delta,” “A Long Way Around to a Lonesome Sound,” “Delta Themes in the Music of Johnny Cash,” “Art by the People and for the People,” and “Becoming Johnny Cash.”
Five area bands perform tonight at KASU Music Nights, including Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin; The Creek Rocks; The Zyndall Wayne Raney Band; The Legendary Pacers; and Queen Ann Hines and the Memphis Blues Masters.
Saturday is the final day of the three-day event, with “Resurrecting Images from The Great Depression” by Bill McDowell and “American Culture and the Art of Johnny Cash” by Michael Streissguth from 9-11 a.m.  Arkansas State University Chancellor Kelly Damphousse will moderate the discussion.  Rosanne Cash, daughter of Johnny Cash, will introduce the presenters.
The afternoon cotton field concert gets underway at 12:15 p.m. with local country music artist Buddy Jewell, followed by Johnny Cash’s brother and sister, Tommy and Joanne Cash. The concert closes out with headliners Rosanne Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Remaining tickets are on sale at the site for $28 on a cash-only basis.
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Nola Stone Reaches 200 Books Before Kindergarten

Congratulations Nola Stone on reaching 200 books in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sutton Thomason Reaches 100 Books In 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Congratulations to Sutton Estelle Thomason for reaching 100 books in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!

Huerta Reaches 150 In Read-A-Latte Challenge

Congratulations to John Huerta on reaching 150 books in our "Read-A-Latte" adult reading challenge!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Homecoming Court Highlights Parade

Maid Tatyana Newton
Maid Mackenzie Selby
Maids A'Jacia Davis

Maid Heaven Clary

Maid Mary Lynn Wagnon

Maid Grace Wiggins

Maid Nicole Tinoco

Maid Gwendolyn White
Queen Josie Smith reigned over the 2017 Lumberjack Homecoming Parade.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Scholarship to Honor McKievers

         MONTICELLO, AR — The family of the late Dr. William J. "W.J." McKiever is creating an endowed scholarship in the University of Arkansas at Monticello Foundation Fund to honor Dr. McKiever and his son, Dr. Randy McKiever.
          The Dr. William J. McKiever and Dr. William Randall McKiever Pre-Pharmacy or Pre-Medicine Scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior pre-pharmacy or pre-medicine student recommended by the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences. The recipient must be a full-time student with a grade point average of 3.25 or above with first preference given to students from Drew County, second preference to students from southeast Arkansas and third preference to students from Arkansas.
          "I want to thank the McKiever family for its generosity in creating an endowment that will benefit future generations of students," said UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes. "We are proud of our programs in pre-medicine and pre-pharmacy and it's fitting that a scholarship honoring two distinguished graduates of these programs will help our graduates follow in their footsteps."

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

UAM Lists 2017 Homecoming Activities

MONTICELLO, AR — Tailgate parties, reunions, a golf tournament, parade and football game highlight a wide variety of events and activities at the University of Arkansas at Monticello as UAM celebrates Homecoming 2017 October 14-21.

The celebration begins on Saturday, October 14 with the UAM Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble at DeSoto Golf Course in Hot Springs Village. The entry fee is $300 per team or $75 per player and includes green fees and cart. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start.

Homecoming Week 2017 kicks off on campus with student activities Monday through Wednesday. A Spirit Wall painting contest and picnic on the grounds will be held Monday, October 16 near the Centennial Clock Tower. Big Money Bingo is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17 at 7 pm. in the John F. Gibson University Center and a comedy show is set for Wednesday, October 18 at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center.

A beam signing and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Student Success Center will be held October 18 at 2 p.m. University officials and dignitaries will sign a beam in the Learning Commons of the Taylor Library and Technology Center and hold a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Scheduled speakers for the event include UA System President Donald Bobbitt, State Senator Eddie Cheatham and UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes.

The UAM Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet will be held Thursday, October 19 at 6 p.m. in the University Center. Tickets are $40 a person and may be purchased by calling the Department of Athletics at (870) 460-1058.

Later that evening, alumni and friends are invited to join students at Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium for bed races and a pep rally beginning at 8 p.m.

A Homecoming Celebration for Alumni and Friends, including an informal dinner and introduction of the 2017 Alumni Award for Achievement and Merit recipients, is scheduled for Friday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center.
          A full slate of activities is scheduled for Saturday, October 21, including:
          • A&M/UAM African-American Alumni Reunion Breakfast, 9 a.m., Capitol Room of the University Center;
          • Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority Reunion Breakfast, 9 a.m., University Center Gallery Room;
          • Homecoming Queens Reunion Brunch, 10 a.m., University Center Green Room;
          • Welcome to UAM Alumni Tent, 11 a.m., Tailgate Row;
          • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Reunion, 11 a.m., Tailgate Row;
          • UAM Band and Music Reunions, 11 a.m., Tailgate Row;
          • Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity Reunion, 11 a.m., Tailgate Row;
          • Walk of Champions and Homecoming Parade, 12:30 p.m., Tailgate Row;
          • Pre-game Ceremony, including introduction of 2017 Homecoming Court and coronation of Queen, 2:30 p.m., Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium;
          • Kickoff of Homecoming football game, UAM vs. Southern Nazarene, 3 p.m., Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium.
          For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at (870) 460-1028.