Master Gardener training set for June, July

A wide array of gardening related topics will be covered in depth at the Summertime 17 Master Gardener Training in June and July. The training dates are June 15, 22 and 29 and July 13 and 20 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Speakers will include current Master Gardeners, U of A Extension Specialists, and other state agency specialists. The location of the training sessions had not yet been determined. For more information, call Steve … Continued

Seminar for women entrepreneurs: June 3

A seminar for women who are considering, or have recently started, a business will be hosted June 3 by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The seminar is free and will be held at the Monticello Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Stephanie Harton, ASBTDC director. To preregister, contact Abbey Nowlen at (870) 460-1266 or register online at: … Continued

The CALL of Drew County to host informational meeting

The CALL of Drew County will host an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church in Monticello. Attendees will learn how they can help children in foster care by serving as a volunteer or becoming an foster or adoptive family. Attendees will also learn more about The CALL, volunteer opportunities and the foster and adoption certification process. The church is located at 939 Barkada Road in Monticello.  

Sawyer Brown to headline Pink Tomato Festival

Country music recording artists Sawyer Brown will headline the entertainment at the 61st Annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival in Warren. Sawyer Brown will perform on Saturday, June 10 from 9:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. Barrett Baber will perform on Friday night from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. Trey Hawkins, the Friday night headliner, will follow Baber at 10 p.m. Other entertainment will include White Mustang, performing at the street dance on Friday from 6 … Continued

Memorial Day Service: May 29

The Drew County Memorial Day ceremony and the dedication of the birthplace of Ensign Rodney Shelton Foss as a county park is scheduled May 29. The Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on the lawn of the Drew County Courthouse, located at 210 S. Main Street in Monticello. Immediately following the Memorial Day ceremony, the birthplace of Ensign Rodney Shelton Foss will be dedicated as a county park. Foss, who was stationed … Continued

Dermott Community Festival is Friday and Saturday

The 5th Annual Dermott Community Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20. The festival will feature music, crawfish dinners, music, carnival and cash bingo. In keeping with this year’s theme “Boots & Buckles”, festival goers are encouraged to “break out your boots, buckles and hats.” The headline entertainment will be William Staggers and Treo, performing on Saturday from 8 p.m. until midnight. The Cummins Prison Band will perform on Friday from noon … Continued

Parade, documentary to be part of veteran appreciation celebration in Monticello

Monticello will pay tribute to veterans and active duty military with a day-long celebration on May 20. This day of celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a parade on North Main Street. The parade route will begin at First Baptist Church and continue around the town square and down South Main Street before taking a right onto West Bolling Street and continuing to McCloy Park. The parade will then cross U.S. 425 South and … Continued

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

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

Guachoya Art Center Spring Fling set for May 6

Spring Fling, the Guachoya Cultural Art Center’s 2017 fundraiser, will feature a dinner, live and silent auctions and the band, Soul & Parliment. on Saturday, May 6. Happy Hour and the silent auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the live auction starts at 8 p.m. There will be many great auction items including a video-camera drone, paintings, jewelry, and other great items. Tickets are $25 per person. To … Continued