SEACAC board to hold executive committee meeting

The Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation Governing Board of Directors will meet March 5 at 11 a.m. for an Executive Committee meeting. The meeting will be held at the SEACAC Central Office located at 1208 North Myrtle Street in Warren. SEACAC serves Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha and Drew Counties in Southeast Arkansas. MORE NEWS   

Market in the Park vegetable garden workshop set for Mar. 3

A vegetable garden workshop will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the University of Arkansas at Monticello Department of Agriculture. The Market in the Park Farmer’s Market in Monticello, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas Department at of Agriculture and Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce are collaborating to present the workshop to take the mystery out of home gardening, inspire, and encourage more home gardeners. The … Continued

Wishing Bash proceeds will help update Fine Arts Center

For the past several years, the spring musical put on by the Southeast Arkansas Concert Association has proven to be a tremendous success, with all of the public performances sold out and hundreds of area schoolchildren being treated to matinee performances during the week. The musicals, which are always double- and even triple-cast to give everyone who wants to participate the ability to do so, provide early exposure to the arts for dozens of area … Continued

Lakeport Plantation, Camp Monticello, Powell Canal events planned for Archeology Month

In recognition of Arkansas Archeology Month in March, the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Arkansas Archeological Survey, in cooperation with museums, colleges, libraries and other groups across the state, will hold a series of events, displays, presentations, and hands-on activities to celebrate Arkansas’ cultural heritage as discovered through archeology. For 2018, there will be a number of events around southeast Arkansas. Hike at Camp Monticello On Saturday, March 3, Michael Pomeroy and Dr. Jodi Barnes … Continued

Dr. Robert Steele tabbed as Monticello banquet speaker

The annul Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce and Monticello Economic Development Commission Awards Banquet will be held on February 26 at the University Center on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. Dr. Robert Steele, Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s senior vice president and chief strategy officer, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Steele, a pediatrician, joined Arkansas Children’s Hospital in June 2014 as the senior vice president/chief strategy officer. … Continued

Veterans 4 Ag Summit set for UA-Monticello, Feb. 22

The second Veterans 4 Ag Summit will have a heavy focus on forestry, along with row-crop and livestock agriculture, according to the event’s organizers. Set for 9 a.m. on Feb. 22 at the John F. Gibson University Center at the UA-Monticello campus, the summit will offer panel discussions and speakers that will help prepare military veterans for potential careers in the agriculture field, while educating them about employment opportunities that surround the agriculture industry, Arkansas’ … Continued

Crossett, Hamburg students receive welding certification

Students from Crossett and Hamburg High Schools recently received core curriculum certification by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) after completing a series of welding classes at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett. Those completing the welding certification program at UAM COT-Crossett are pictured above (from left) Jareth Concannon (Crossett), Hayden Matthews (Crossett), Trenton Haen (Crossett), Adolfo Gonzalez (Crossett), Dillion Barnett (Crossett), Joseph Monroe (Crossett), Logan Black (Crossett), Matthew Barnett (Crossett), Garret Ogletree … Continued

Gulledge to seek re-election

Drew County Clerk Lyna Gulledge has announced that she will seek re-election to an eighth term in the upcoming May 22 Democratic primary. “The county clerk’s office is responsible for many different jobs,” Gulledge explained. “Some of those things, like conducting elections, keeping voter rolls updated, filing documents in probate cases and issuing marriage licenses, are very visible to the public. But my deputies and I perform many other jobs as well – things like … Continued

Governor Hutchinson delivers State of State address

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday delivered his State of the State address to the 91st General Assembly ahead of the fiscal session at the Arkansas State Capitol. In his speech, Hutchinson announced his intent to propose a reduction of Arkansas’ top marginal tax rate from 6.9 percent to six percent in the 2019 General Session. The full text of his address: State of the State Governor Asa Hutchinson February 12, 2018 Mr. Lieutenant Governor, President … Continued

McGehee students practice architecture skills

Russell Rudzinski, professor of architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, recently introduced eighth and ninth grade students at McGehee to the key ways science, technology, engineering, art and math are aligned to an architectural career. The class, hosted by the Alex Foundation, was part of the Alex Foundation’s STE+AM Initiative. In its seventh year, STE+AM offers an opportunity to directly immerse students in higher order thinking … Continued