Stacy Groves Benefit slated for Sunday

  A benefit golf tournament, dinner and auction for Stacy Groves will be held Sunday at the Monticello Country Club. Stacy Groves, of Monticello, is battling liver and spine cancer. The 4-person scramble will be held at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $200 per team. You can donate, enter to play, or sponsor a hole for $100. A BBQ dinner and an auction will follow the golf tournament at 6 p.m. The dinner is $10 … Continued

County needs, interests meeting slated for July 25 at Winchester

The Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation will conduct a community meeting in Drew County to discuss county needs and interests. The public is strongly encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held on July 25 at 6 p.m. at the Winchester City Hall, located at 5241 Highway 138 in Winchester. The Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation serves Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha and Drew counties.

Junk Hunt Loop in Southeast Arkansas set for this fall

The second annual Junk Hunt Loop, a 3-day multi-county yard sale along highways 79 and 63 in Southeast Arkansas, has been set for October 5 through October 7. While there will be sales all along the the route, there will be several hubs where a multiple vendors will sell their “junk” at a central location. The beginning/ending point of the 25-mile Junk Hunt Loop route will be at the Pine Bluff hub at Carrie Scott’s … Continued

Drew County NAACP to host youth summit

  The Drew County NAACP will host a Youth Leadership Summit on August 5 at Holmes Chapel Presbyterian Church in Monticello. The purpose of the youth summit is to get more young people involved in ACT-SO, the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, according to a news release announcing the event. ACT-SO is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. It … Continued

Intermodal Authority to meet July 19

The Southeast Arkansas Intermodal Authority will meet on Wednesday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at the Bradley County Economic Development Corporation office in Warren. Among the agenda items are the financial, engineer, railroad crossing, access road to the water tower, Arkansas Heavy Equipment Operator Training Academy, and onsite certification – wetland delineation from the Army Corps of Engineers reports and discussion, as well as other reports and discussion items.  

Free Big Band Jazz Concert at UAM on July 19

Jazz aficionados will be able to hear some of the country’s top jazz artists when they perform as part of the All-Star Jazz Camp at the University of Arkansas at Monticello July 19. The All-Star Jazz Camp Big Band will take the stage of the UAM Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. for a free concert. The 18-member band will include Paul Henry of the Airmen of Note, the internationally-acclaimed jazz band of the U.S. … Continued

Outdoor Hall of Fame to honor new inductees

The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation will welcome three new names to the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame at this year’s annual banquet on August 11 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. David Pryor, Ross Whipple and Mark Karnes all will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and the late Winthrop Paul Rockefeller will be honored with the Hall of Fame Legacy Award. Pryor, former Governor of Arkansas, member of the Arkansas … Continued

Art Camp for Kids, July 17-21

The Guachoya Cultural Art Center in Lake Village will host a Summer Art Camp for Kids on July 17-21. The three classes are Art, Creative Crafts and Dance & Tumbling. Teachers are Dede Gibson, Tracy Brooks and Jamie Bennett. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. until noon with a mid-morning snack. Children must be in the first through sixth grade in the fall. The registration deadline is July 11. Since there are a limited … Continued

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

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