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  • Chicot Memorial Community Center

    Community Outreach Center offering new classes

    Workouts can often become monotonous and repetitive, and that’s why the Chicot Memorial Medical Center/UAMS East Community Outreach Center in Lake Village is making sure to find exciting new ways to keep workouts fresh. The Community Center offers many classes to fit a variety of fitness needs, and new classes are being offered at the end of September and October with new instructors to help people get on the fast track to a healthy lifestyle. … Continued

  • Italian Prisoners of War

    Archeologist to discuss research at WWII Italian Prisoner of War camp at Monticello

    Research at Camp Monticello, the World War II Italian Prisoner of War Camp east of Monticello, will be the discussion topic at the September 2 meeting of the Tunican Chapter of Arkansas Archeological Society. Dr. Jodi Barnes, a Research Station Archeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey and Research Assistant Professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will talk about ongoing research at Camp Monticello, the Italian Prisoner … Continued

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  • Grady Fish Fry

    59th Annual Grady Fish Fry is Thursday

    Every year, on the third Thursday in August more than 1,000 people gather in a pecan grove in Grady where the local Lions Club hosts a catfish supper that draws people from all over the state. The pecan grove is located on Ned Hardin's farm where guests are entertained by the Cummins Prison Band (video below) while enjoying catfish, fries, hushpuppies, slaw, watermelon, and iced tea served by Lions Club members and prisoners from the … Continued

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  • Tresspassers Spencer

    UAM dean Mark Spencer pens new book: ‘Trespassers’

    “Trespassers”, a collection of two novellas and six short stories, is the latest work by Mark Spencer, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The 168-page book, which is available through Main Street Rag Publishing, Charlotte, N.C., was a finalist in four national competitions – the Quarterly West Novella Prize, the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award, the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize, and the A.E. Coppard Long Fiction Prize. … Continued