Warren commencement set for May 18

The Warren High School Class of 2017 Commencement will be held on Thursday evening, May 18, at 7 p.m. at Jim Hurley Jr. Stadium. Class valedictorians are Logan Adams and Magnus Gray. Logan is the son of Jeff and Leslie Adams. Magnus is the son of Scott and Cathy Gray. Class salutatorians are Payton Ashcraft, Sydney Broome and Hayden Lassiter. Payton is the daughter of Jerry and Kelly Ashcraft. Sydney is the daughter of Frank … Continued

2 Star City students are finalists in Congressional Art Competition

Star City High School seniors Dylan Bitely and Sydney Hill were named finalists in Representative Rick Crawford’s Congressional Art Competition. Bitely was named a finalist in the painting category and Hill was named a finalist in the photography category. The 2017 Congressional Art Competition included over 200 entries from over 20 schools in Arkansas’ First Congressional District. The entries can be viewed on Representative Rick Crawford’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RepRickCrawford. Other Star City High School … Continued

Kate Stewart is Alpha Chi National Sponsor of the Year

Dr. Kate Stewart, professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected as one of two 2017 Outstanding Alpha Chi Sponsors nationwide. The award was presented at the Alpha Chi Annual Convention held recently in Louisville, Ky., and was based on outstanding service to the UAM Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national collegiate honor society. Stewart has served as faculty sponsor of the UAM chapter of Alpha Chi for 20 years. … Continued

MHS Renaissance Team elects new officers

The Monticello High School Renaissance Team recently elected officers for the 2017-2018 school year. The new officers are Naylin Lamb – vice president; Mary Kathryne Hewitt -treasurer; Elizabeth Garcia – president, Valerie Maddox – reporter; Mallie Mullins- parliamentarian and Maddie Ryburn – secretary. The mission of the Renaissance Team is to promote academics, school atmosphere and school spirit. Activities for this year included assisting with 8th grade registration, providing honor roll incentives and mentoring incoming … Continued

Westerman to meet with I-69 Coalition in Monticello

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Arkansas, will meet with the Arkansas Interstate 69 Coalition on May 9 in Monticello. The meeting will be held at the Sadie Johnson Center in Monticello at 10 a.m. on May 9. The center is located at 707 Highway 278 East. “We are honored to have as our guest speaker Congressman Bruce Westerman, U.S. Representative for the 4th Congressional District of Arkansas,” said Nita McDaniel, director of the Monticello Economic Development … Continued

Former forestry dean inducted into Arkansas Foresters Hall of Fame

  Dr. Richard Kluender, retired dean of the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and former director of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center (AFRC), was recently inducted into the Arkansas Foresters Hall of Fame by the Arkansas Division of the Ouachita Society of American Foresters. Kluender joined the UAM faculty in 1984 as an assistant professor and researcher in forest economics and operations. In 2000, he became dean … Continued

Komen grant to continue free breast healthcare program

The Access Project Pink/Reach Every Woman program (APP/REW), a joint project of the Greater Delta Alliance for Health (GDAH) and Jefferson Regional Medical Center, recently received a grant totaling $76,704 from the Susan G. Komen-Arkansas Affiliate. The funds will allow APP/REW to continue to offer free breast healthcare, education and outreach across 24 counties in Southeast and Central Arkansas. “We are always proud of the opportunity to help the women in our state with grant … Continued

Governor declares state of emergency after weekend storms

Gov. Asa Hutchinson declared a state of emergency for Arkansas on Sunday afternoon following the weekend storms. At least five people died and many counties are reporting storm damage. “Our prayers go out to the families who lost loved ones in the heavy rain and storms last night,” Hutchinson said in a news release. “I declared a state of emergency for Arkansas to ensure that we have in place available resources to assist counties affected … Continued

ASBTDC sets May workshops

Two workshops on the use of the accounting software “QuickBooks” will be offered May 18 by the Arkansas Small Business Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. A workshop for beginners will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon with a second advanced workshop set for 12 noon to 2 p.m. Both workshops will be held in the House Room of the John F. Gibson University Center and taught by Paul … Continued

Star City High School art teacher awarded 7th Target grant

Star City High School art teacher Roger Darren High has been awarded a 2017 Target Field Trip Grant, designed to help bring learning to life for students. This is the 7th time he has received a Target Field Trip grant. High received a $700 Target Field Trip Grant that will fund expenses for an upcoming educational field trip for Star City High School students to visit art studios in Hot Springs and explore the history … Continued