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  • Mellie Jo Owen

    Mellie Jo Owen appointed to UAM Board of Visitors

      A retired Monticello school teacher has been appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to the Board of Visitors at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Mellie Jo Owen, a 1972 UAM graduate and long-time elementary school teacher, was appointed to the board and will serve a three-year term. A native of Star City, Owen attended UAM from 1968-72 and earned a bachelor’s degree in education. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University … Continued

  • Tony Thurman

    Dr. Tony Thurman named Superintendent of the Year

    Dr. Tony Thurman, superintendent of Cabot School District and former Southeast Arkansas educator, has been named Arkansas Superintendent of the Year. Thurman is a native of Monticello who taught at the Crossett School District and was principal at McGehee Elementary School before moving to Cabot. Dr. Richard Abernathy, the executive director for the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, surprised Thurman, presenting him with the award during a school board meeting in the Cabot School District … Continued

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  • Fair 2013

    Drew County Fair Schedule

      The 71st Annual Drew County Fair begins September 23 and runs through September 27. The annual fair parade, which is set for Tuesday, will feature some very special parade marshals. Drew County's World War II veterans will serve as parade marshals this year. Schedule: September 22 6:30 p.m. Robin Hood Family Gospel Singing September 23 5 p.m. -- Parade on Main Street and exhibits open 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. -- "Sneak-a-Peek" carnival rides … Continued

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  • John Burkhalter and Cliff Gibson

    Gallery of photos from John Burkhalter fundraiser in Drew County

    John Burkhalter, pictured above with Monticello attorney Cliff Gibson, attended a fundraiser Monday night in Drew County for his bid for lieutenant governor. The event was held at the home of Dr. Jeff Reinhart. A gallery of photos from the event follows. Burkhalter, a North Little Rock businessman, former chairman of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, and a former member of the Arkansas Highway Commission, says, if elected, he will focus on job creation and … Continued