Mainline to establish dental hygiene clinic at Star City elementary school

Mainline Health Systems, Inc. has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Delta Dental to purchase dental hygiene equipment to be placed in the Jimmy Brown Elementary-Star City School District. The grant will allow Mainline to establish a dental hygiene clinic in the Jimmy Brown Elementary School in the Star City School District. The clinic will be set up like all of the other Mainline Health Systems, Inc. school dental clinics. The equipment will be purchased … Continued

Don Glover announces bid for District 11 House seat

  Retired Circuit Judge Don E. Glover has announced his candidacy for the District 11  seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives in the 2018 Democratic primary. The district includes Chicot and Desha counties and a portion of Ashley County. Glover, a public servant his entire adult life, said in a news release he has the passion to continue his service to the public. “My experiences alone do not qualify me to represent the people of … Continued

Christmas concert at UAM set for Dec. 5

  A Christmas concert highlighted by a performance of Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival will be presented by four ensembles of the Division of Music at the University of Arkansas at Monticello on Tuesday, December 5. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center auditorium. Scheduled to perform are the UAM Brass Quintet under the direction of Don Marchand, the UAM … Continued

President of Archeological Society to discuss its past, future

Hope Bragg, incoming president of the Arkansas Archeological Society and member of the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society, will discuss the past, present, and future of the Society at a meeting on December 5 at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Bragg will highlight the history of the Society and its future as an organization that works with professional archaeologists to do “citizen science” and preserve Arkansas’s rich cultural heritage. The meeting, which … Continued

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