UAM Centennial Opportunity Fund projects selected

Five proposals submitted to the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Centennial Opportunity Fund have been chosen to receive a total of $50,000 for the 2017-18 funding cycle, according to Dr. John Davis, director of university relations and chair of the Centennial Opportunity Fund committee. The Centennial Opportunity Fund is a $1 million endowment created during UAM’s centennial celebration in 2009-10. Each year, a campus committee selects projects for funding that have significant, long-term benefits to … Continued

Interfor plans $46 million investment at Monticello division

The Interfor Corporation has announced that it will invest $46 million to upgrade and modernize it’s sawmill in Monticello. The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2019. The project includes the installation of new state-of-the-art machine centers in the sawmill as well as upgrades to the planer mill and one new continuous lumber drying kiln. Annual lumber production is expected to double, in addition to improving product quality, product mix and mill efficiency. … Continued

UAM, SEARK Concert to present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Nov. 17-18

  Fiddler on the Roof, winner of nine Tony Awards and one of Broadway’s longest running and most beloved musicals, will be presented by the University of Arkansas at Monticello Music Theatre Workshop and the SEARK Concert Association November 17-18 at 7 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12. UAM students will be admitted free with ID. For tickets, call (870) 460-1888 or purchase … Continued

Mainline creates endowment with $51K gift to UAM

  Mainline Health Systems, Incorporated of southeast Arkansas has presented a $51,000 gift to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Foundation Fund to honor Mainline’s founder and first director, Betty Gay Shuler. The gift will create an endowed scholarship to be presented each fall and spring semester. A recipient of the Mainline Health Systems, Incorporated Endowed Scholarship must be a resident of Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha, Drew or Lincoln County, a junior or senior with … Continued

Drew Memorial sees success in unique diabetes program

Drew Memorial Health System’s recent venture into formal diabetes education has seen measurable success in combating an identified health concern for the greater Southeast Arkansas region. In early 2016, the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (ARHP), then known as the Greater Delta Alliance for Health, identified Diabetes Education as a priority area of concern for its ten partner hospitals, all located in the southeast part of the state. “We knew from our own community needs assessment … Continued

Harton appointed to state commission

  Doug Harton, a Southeast Arkansas land surveyor, has been appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to serve a 9-year term on the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, a 15-member commission dedicated to conserving Arkansas’ natural landscape. “I am honored that the Governor selected me to serve on this commission,” Harton said. “I look forward to doing my part to help preserve the rich natural heritage of the State of Arkansas.” The commission provides general direction to … Continued

Ashley County Medical Center receives Gold Standard of Excellence in Nursing Award

  Hurst Ratings and Analytics has recognized the nursing staff at Ashley County Medical Center with The Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award for achieving excellence in quality nursing, which significantly contributes to the hospital’s overall patient satisfaction rating. “Being recognized with The Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award is an honor for our nursing staff and hospital,” said Phillip Gilmore, CEO of Ashley County Medical Center. “It demonstrates the level of dedication and commitment … Continued

Retired U.S. Forest Service archeologist to speak at UAM

Dr. Mary Brennan, a retired U.S. Forest Service archeologist, will discuss the results of archeological research along the Mulberry River at the November 7 meeting of the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Each year, the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the Arkansas Archeological Society host a training program in a different location around the state. Participants in this two-week program take classes, like basic excavation or paleoethnobotany, … Continued

Smithfield, Swon Brothers to headline Ding Dong Days

  Dumas will cap a week of festivities Saturday night when Smithfield and the Swon Brothers perform at the annual Ding Dong Days on October 28 at Memorial Park in Dumas. Smithfield will perform at 7:30 p.m., followed by The Swon Brothers at 9:15 p.m. The week-long festivities include: Tuesday, October 24 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Ding Dong Daddy Dinner at the Dumas Community Center. Tickets $15 Ding Dong Daddy and Mama announced at 6:30 p.m. … Continued

Guachoya to host photography exhibit

  The Guachoya Cultural Art Center in Lake Village will host an exhibit in November and December featuring the photography of John Keen. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 9, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will be no admission charge and the public is welcome to attend. Keen is a professional photographer and a native Mississippian who has spent most of his life in the Mississippi Delta. He is a … Continued