Drew County Democratic Party to meet Monday

The Drew County Democratic Party will hold its quarterly meeting on Monday, July 10 at noon at the Western Sizzlin restaurant in Monticello. Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober will present the program. Lunch is Dutch treat.  

Temperato’s ‘Glow Art’ to be featured at Guachoya

Guachoya Cultural Art Center will feature David Temperato’s Glow Art from on July 14 through to August 30. A reception for the artist will be held on July 14 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend. Temperato, a member of the Board of Directors at Guachoya, moved to Lake Village two years ago from New York City. While living in New York City he … Continued

More than 300 area residents graduate from UAM

The following Southeast Arkansas residents recently graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Editors note: This list includes only those graduates from Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew and Lincoln counties. A diploma key follows the list of graduates. ARKANSAS CITY Bryan V. Seals (CP) BANKS Linda M. Lawson (CP) CROSSETT Jennifer E. Abney (BBA), Samanthia L. Abraham (CP), Jimmy W. Atkins (AA), Alexandra O. Austin (AA), Meredith M. Austin (CP), Jeffery Barnett (MPEC), … Continued

21 area residents graduate from Arkansas Tech

The following 21 area residents recently graduated from Arkansas Tech University. CROSSETT Cierra Renee Campbell, Bachelor of Science, and Corey William Herbert Hinrichs, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. DERMOTT Justin P. Carbage, Master of Science, and Diane Cook, Bachelor of Professional Studies. DUMAS Carolyn Dailey Brassfield, Associate of Arts, and Joseph Hunter Vickers, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. GOULD Amber Tarlton, Bachelor of Professional Studies. LAKE VILLAGE Misty Leigh Rogers, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Cum … Continued

ACMC acquires Toshiba’s new Vantage Titan MR system

  Ashley County Medical Center has acquired the latest in magnetic resonance technology by installing the new Vantage Titan from Toshiba. The new open-bore of the 1.5T Vantage Titan magnetic resonance system is 18 percent larger than other 1.5T systems on the market and features a large 71-centimeter patient aperture, outstanding homogeneity, and the largest available clinical field-of-view (55 x 55 x 50 centimeters), providing the highest level of patient care and diagnostic capability in … Continued

Lakeport Plantation Summer Hours

To better accommodate visitors, Lakeport Plantation is now offering daily tours, Monday through Friday, on the hour, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Also, for the summer travel season, Lakeport will be open Saturdays, May 20-July 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with tours on the hour. Last tour will be at 2 p.m. Lakeport will be closed for Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4. Visitors who would like a tour of Lakeport at another … Continued

Corps urges water safety over Independence Day

The Independence Day holiday is typically among the busiest times of the year at the region’s lakes and rivers, and this year, will likely be no exception even with the holiday falling during the week. It is a great time for outdoor water fun, but Army Corps of Engineers officials advise everyone to practice good water safety habits. Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death at Corps Lakes, yet the number of deaths by … Continued

Plant Board confirms emerald ash borer in Drew County

The Arkansas State Plant Board has added Drew County to the list of counties where the emerald ash borer has been confirmed. The emerald ash borer is an invasive beetle that feeds on and kills ash trees. Drew County was already included in a 33-county quarantine as a buffer county, meaning it was adjacent to a county where the beetle was confirmed, according to the news release. The quarantine was established in September 2014 and … Continued

ER physician wins medical director award

Robert Jacobs, D.O. was selected among 35 medical directors as the Medical Director of the Year by Emergency Staffing Solutions. ESS contracts with Drew Memorial Health System (formerly Drew Memorial Hospital) and more than 65 other hospitals in 13 states to provide facilities with Emergency Department and inpatient physicians. Jacobs was chosen by the staff of ESS for his relationships with hospital staff, patients, and other physicians, and for statistics ESS gathers on his performance … Continued

Dr. Rodney Dixon named Medical Director of the Year

Dr. Rodney Dixon, medical director at Ashley County Medical Center, has been named Medical Director of the Year by Emergency Staffing Solutions, which provides custom-tailored management and staffing for emergency department, hospitalist and hybrid programs. (Dr. Dixon is pictured above, left.) Once a year, Emergency Staffing Solutions holds an annual Medical Director’s Conference where the directors are able to network with one another and gain knowledge on new trends and issues that are occurring within … Continued