Alex Foundation receives grant from Union Pacific for STE+AM initiative

Union Pacific Railroad recently awarded the Alex Foundation a $5,000 grant for the foundation’s STE+AM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art + Architecture and Math) initiative. The grant will be used to implement the STE+AM initiative at Conner Jr. High School and McGhee High School, two of the Alex Foundation’s STE+AM sponsored schools. The primary objective of the initiative is to introduce students to key ways science, technology, engineering, art and math are incorporated into an architectural … Continued

SeaArk Boats announces major factory upgrades

SeaArk Boats’ production facility in Monticello is currently undergoing expansion and renovation to accommodate growing sales demand. Renovations will include a 4,455 square foot expansion to their current Paint Department building. The expansion will house a new GatorHide booth with capacity for two boats, a new urethane booth, and three flat paint booths. The entire department will be equipped with new state-of-the-art plug and paint equipment. Additional facility upgrades will include new concrete slabs between … Continued

Star City students’ artwork in regional art show

The artwork of 30 students from Jimmy Brown Elementary School, Star City Middle School, and Star City High School is included in the 2017 Southeast Arkansas Regional Art Show at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The show is sponsored by the Arkansas Art Educators Association. The exhibit will be on display in the Spencer Gallery at the Fine Arts Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello from March 13 until April 2. A … Continued

First Baptist of Hamburg hosting Priscilla Shirer live simulcast

Lifeway Christian Resources and Going Beyond ministries are partnering to simulcast Bible teacher and best-selling author Priscilla Shirer live from Tulsa,Oklahoma on Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Hamburg, which is serving as a host for the Southeast Arkansas area. Tickets are $!0, and provide a day of music and worship, teaching sessions led by Pricilla Shirer, and opportunities for fellowship with other women from our area. A nursery will be … Continued

Star City High School art students place in state contest

  Two Star City High School students have placed in the Arkansas Art Educators Youth Art Month Flag Design Contest. Senior Bryan Sweet won 2nd Place and sophomore Karley Spivey won 3rd Place in the high school division. Sweet and Spivey are pictured above with their art. The artwork created by these students as well as other state winners will be on display from March 12 until April 1st at the Old State House in … Continued

Nursing class officers elected

  Officers of the 2017 South Arkansas Community College practical nursing class were elected recently. Warren class officers are, front row, from left, Katelynn Wedige of Monticello and Shamela Tolston of Monticello. Back row, Sarah Wagnon of Wilmar; Mackenzie Neumeier of Monticello; Chloe Floss of Hampton; Joe Huitt of Hermitage; La’Jada Lyles of Wilmar; Latifah Kendrix of Crossett; Iesha Smith of Tillar; Abbigail Bradshaw of Bastrop, Louisiana; Miranda Kelley of Crossett; and Chapresha Heard of … Continued

Mainline hosts grand opening of new school clinic in Star City

Mainline Health Systems, Inc. hosted the Grand Opening of its Star City School Clinic on February 21. The school clinic offers medical care to all students, teachers and faculty on Star City’s school campus. Dental hygiene services will start soon for the students. One teacher said that she is very thankful for Mainline opening a school clinic in Star City. She was able to utilize the clinic and be back in her class by the … Continued

115 jobs to be created through DRA-EDA program partnership

The Delta Regional Authority, through a program partnership with the Economic Development Administration (EDA), has announced $235,000 in new investments that will add 115 jobs to the Arkansas-Louisiana Multimodal Economic Corridor initiative. The project focuses on a 90-mile transportation corridor that includes five counties in southeast Arkansas and four parishes in northeast Louisiana. Arkansas counties include Chicot, Desha, Drew, Bradley and Ashley. Louisiana parishes are East Carroll, Madison, West Carroll and Richland. The investment will be used … Continued

Activities set in Southeast Arkansas 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 2017, there will be a number of events around southeast Arkansas. On Tuesday, March 7, the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the … Continued