Thursday, May 18, 2017

Adcock Graduates from OBU

Kelsie Lane Adcock, daughter of Lee and Jana Adcock of Monticello,  formerly of Warren,  graduated from Ouachita Baptist University on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Kelsie graduated summa cum laude with a degree in communication sciences and disorders. She was accepted to Baylor University where she will pursue her master’s degree in speech language pathology.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Warren Branch Library Memorials

    In Memory Of:                                Given By:
Donna Raines                                                  Linda Kercheva
Jackie West                                                     Betty Warner
Stephen Todd Johnston                                   WHS Class of 1979
Charles David Atkins                                       Warren Bank & Trust
Betty A. Tate                                                   Warren Bank & Trust
Sharon Ashley Rice                                         Warren Bank & Trust
Evelyn Loretta Nichols Wooldridge                Warren Bank & Trust
Richard Gillespie Garrison III                          Warren Bank & Trust
Wayne Huitt                                                    Warren Bank & Trust
Marie Gresham Lewis                                    Warren Bank & Trust
Leonard Marlin Broach                                  Warren Bank & Trust
Ricky Wayne Rice                                           Warren Bank & Trust
Joe David Simmons                                         Warren Bank & Trust
Gary O’Neill                                                    Warren Bank & Trust
Debra West                                                     Warren Bank & Trust

In Honor Of:                                                   Given By:
Genealogy area in Library                              DAR
Sandy Doss                                                      Cliff Morgan III 

Way to Go, Jase!

Way to go!! Jase Dawkins had 300 books read to him in the Warren Branch Library's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!!!

Seminar to be Held for Women Entrepreneurs

Passion to Profits: How to Start a Woman Owned Business, an interactive seminar for women considering entrepreneurship and for women who have recently started a business, will hold a workshop June 3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Monticello Branch Library.  The workshop will include information designed to help each participant assess their aptitude and take an in-depth look at their business idea to develop next steps for turning their passion into a profitable business.  Stephanie Harton, UAM SBTDC Center Director will the be the speaker for the event. While there s n cost for the seminar, you are asked to pre-register by contacting Abbey Nowlen at 870-460-1266 or online at

The UAM Small Business and Technology Development Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration through a partnership with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and University of Arkansas at Monticello. UAM is committed to the policy of providing equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate in employment, admissions, programs, or any other educational functions and services on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, and national origin, color or religion.

Firewise Community Volunteers Gather for Wildfire Preparedness

On Saturday, May 6, Firewise Community Volunteers gathered at Moro Bay State Park to make the park a bit safer from the dangers of wildfires on National Wildfire Preparedness Day. This event was hosted by the newly accredited Firewise Community Jersey and it's Jersey Rural Fire Department.
Firewise, the program, educates home and property owners who live in areas designated as the Urban Interface; the intersection of properties and homes with wildland. Firewise stresses proactive, rather than reactive, methods of wildfire preparedness.  The removal of natural fuels, ie: pine straw, dry leaves, etc. is one way to mitigate and protect against wildfires. For more information about Firewise and its protective principles go to

Blood Pressure Screenings to be Held at Library

Monday, May 15, 2017


(L to R) Linda Kercheval, Carol Murphy, Sandra DalSanto, Sue WIlson
The Bradley Block Builders Quilt Club, a project club of the Bradley County Cooperative Extension Service, recently met and elected the following officers to serve for the next two years:  Sue Wilson, president; Sandra DalSanto, vice president; Kathy WIlliams, Secretary; Carol Murphy, treasurer; and Linda Kercheval, reporter.

The Block Builders meet monthly for education and fellowship, sharing new quilting techniques and methods.  Recently they presented quilts to the Warren Branch Library and Kids First to be used by those facilities as fund raisers.  In addition each year, the quilters complete a Pink Tomato Quilt and a Christmas Quilt to raise money to fund the club's community projects.

For more information regarding Block Builders, contact a club member or the extension service at 870 226-8410.

Tips from Warren Police Department to Keep Your Property Safe

As most of you know it is warming up more and more each day outside as the season changes. But typically, this time of the year the temperature is not the only thing that's rising, so does the crime rate. So please keep this in mind and be sure to secure your home, vehicles, lawn mowers, guns and anything else that is valuable to you. Do not leave any valuable property inside your vehicle overnight even if it is locked, specially firearms. This is something that we should not have to do but we've got to in order to keep our property from being taken. With all of this in mind be vigilant by looking after one another and report any suspicious activity to YOUR local law enforcement.
Make sure also that your the exterior of your home has adequate lighting and if at all possible invest in some a home security system including video imaging.  

PTF Quilt Show to Highlight Tomato Quilt

The highlighted exhibit of the Bradley County Pink Tomato Quilt Show will be the 2017 Tomato Quilt designed and constructed by the Bradley Block Builders Quilt Club.
Opportunities to win this quilt may be purchased from any club member or during the quilt show to be held this year in the Lyon Buick Building on East Cedar Street across from Galloway Floor Covering. Proceeds earned from the sale of this quilt will be used to fund the club's projects in the community.

The first year in this location, the quilt show will continue to exhibit quilts and other items made by the quilters.   

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hospital Honored During Hospital Week

Many in the community paid tribute to the Bradley County Medical Center throughout Hospital Week, May 8-12, 2017.  As part of the celebration of the hospital, the Bradley County Hospital Auxiliary hosted a reception on Friday, May 12.  In addition, Union Bank served ice cream to the hospital staff early in the week.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Warren Lions Club Welcomes New Members

New Member Sergio Yepes, President Randy Rawls, and New Member Karen Rawls
The Warren Lions Club officially welcomed two new members to the club Wednesday, May 10th. Becoming Lions were Karen Rawls and Sergio Yepes.  Karen works for Bradley County Medical Center and Sergio operates a lawn and landscaping businesses.  The current members of the Lions Club welcome them as new members and look forward to working with them to serve the community of Warren.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

P.A.W.S. Fundraiser

Memories Abound for Siblings Ahead of ‘Cash Homecoming’

JONESBORO – "They say you can't go home again."
It's an old adage that often holds true, but for Joanne and Tommy Cash, this year's Johnny Cash Heritage Festival provides an opportunity to prove the old saying wrong.
Scheduled for Oct. 19-21 in Dyess, the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival will include a concert featuring Joanne and Tommy Cash.   The concert, which is being billed as a "Cash Homecoming," will be held in the former cotton field adjacent to the restored Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, and will take place Oct. 21, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Other concerts that day include a 12:15 p.m. performance by country music artist Buddy Jewell, and performances beginning at 3 p.m. by Grammy Award-winners Rosanne Cash and Kris Kristofferson.
"It's really mind-boggling that this would happen all these years after Mama and Daddy moved there in 1935," said Tommy.  "We are just really excited about it and looking forward to having the show and having all the people come and enjoy the Cash heritage."
The Cash family moved to the home when Johnny was three years old, and he lived there until he graduated high school in 1950.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Harvey to Wed Turner in June 3 Ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Harvey, Jr. of Warren, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Chastity Faith Harvey, to Weston Shawn Turner. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Rice; Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Lathan; and Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Harvey, Sr.; all of Warren. Chastity is a 2013 graduate of Warren High School and is currently a junior Social Work major at the University of Arkansas-Monticello; she is employed with Cato. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Curt Saunders of Warren and Mr. and Mrs. David Turner of New Edinburg; and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Watson of Fordyce; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Saunders of Warren; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Todd of Fayetteville; and Mr. and Mrs. Steven Kidd, Sr. of Pine Bluff. Weston is also a 2013 graduate of Warren High School. He is employed with Canfor Southern Pine. The private double ring ceremony will be held June 3, 2017.

Monday, May 1, 2017

2017 Health Fair Big Success

Health Fair Booths filled a room at the Y.

The Bradley County 2017 Health Fair was held April, 29th at the Donald W. Reynolds YMCA of Warren and Bradley County.  The facility was full of health providers, vendors and educators and a large crowd attended the event.  Various health tests were available and both young and older found activities to take part in.  The Health Fair is conducted to promote good health and healthy lifestyles.
The color run kicked off the Health Fair event.

The Fair was a joint venture of the Bradley County Health Department, Bradley County Medical Center and the YMCA.  Many organizations and businesses took part and contributed to the success of the event.

Carrie Johnson worked at the event.

Superintendent Bobby Acklin is Still Carrying His Sweetheart to the Prom!

With the prom season upon us and the coming of the end of the school year, students across the county are getting all glammed up to attend their high school proms.  Warren School District Superintendent Bobby Acklin is still carrying his high school sweetheart to the prom.  Check out the then and now photos of Mr. and Mrs. Acklin.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nicholson

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Little of Warren are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Abbie Little to Michael Nicholson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Nicholson and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Gann of Arlington Texas. The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Richardson and Mr. and Mrs. John Little, both of Warren. The couple exchanged vows in Poetry, Texas on March 18, 2017. The bride and groom are both employed by L3 Technologies as an Electrical Engineer and an Aerospace Engineer. They make their home in Greenville, Texas.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Healthy Cooking Class for Kids at Library

Top Row, Far Left:  Warren's Kaleel Thomas is among the Weevil Football Players taking part in this project.

Creative Arts Society to Host Monticello Arts Festival April 29 At McCloy Park

         MONTICELLO, AR — The Creative Arts Society at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will host the inaugural Monticello Arts Festival Saturday, April 29 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at McCloy Park.
          The event will include music, singing, performance art, readings of poetry and short stories, as well as arts and crafts. Persons interested in performing should contact Bronte` Pearson at or Craig Olsen at

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Chorale Society, Symphony, and UAM Chorus to Present Concert

Chorale society, symphony and UAM chorus to present concert of sacred music to end Seark Concert Association season
Two iconic pieces of French sacred music - Gabriel Fauré's Requiem and Francis Poulenc's Gloria - will be on the program as the Arkansas Choral Society joins the University of Arkansas at Monticello Concert Chorus and more than 30 members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for a concert in Monticello this Sunday.
The concert will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Fine Arts Center on the UAM campus.
Maria Fasciano will be the soprano soloist in both pieces. Robert Holden will be the baritone soloist in the Fauré Requiem, which will also feature the Arkansas Youth Chorale. Kent Skinner, music director of the Choral Society and conductor of choral activities at UAM, will be on the podium.
Tickets for the concert, part of the Seark Concert Association's 2016-17 season, are $20. Call (870) 460-1060, email or visit the website, Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
Partial funding for the concert comes from a grant from the Arkansas Arts Council.
A requiem is a mass for the dead, part of a funeral service in the Catholic church. Faure’s composition debuted in 1888. Program notes from the concert describe Faure’s Requiem as “indeed a unique work of art… In its abiding consolation for the living and reverence for the dead, and in its beautiful harmonies and lyrical melodies, it stands as the supreme achievement of the composer’s body of sacred work, and as a singular example of the sublime in the choral art.”
Poulenc’s Gloria is described in the notes as “perhaps one of the three or four most important chorus/orchestra works of the 20th century” and premiered in 1961. Poulenc himself called it “a joyous hymn to the glory of God.”