Arkansas Young Artists exhibit at Bradley County museum

The Bradley County Historical Museum and the GFWC Warren Woman’s Club will host the Arkansas Arts Center’s “Young Arkansas Artists” Exhibit at the museum beginning this month. The exhibit includes the art of young artists who won the Young Arkansas Artists competition which is open to Arkansas students from kindergarten through 12th grade and is held each year to showcase Arkansas’ talented young people. The winning art works are included in a traveling art exhibit … Continued

Archeological, historical societies host cemetery clean up at Hollywood Plantation

  The Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Drew County Historical Society are hosting a cemetery clean up with the help of Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society. Participants will learn about cemetery maintenance and help clean up two cemeteries associated with Hollywood Plantation, or the Taylor House, near Winchester as a morning of service to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holly Hope, with the Arkansas Historic … Continued

Mainline opens new clinic

Mainline Health Systems recently opened its new clinic in Monticello at 535 Jordan Drive. The 15,000 square-foot clinic has 18 examination rooms, two therapy rooms, a large meeting space and room for expansion of services. The clinic provides x-ray, medical, pediatrics, behavioral health and psychiatry services. The clinic has added additional staff and plans to increase providers. A new low dose radiation x-ray machine has also been added. Mainline’s system-wide call center is also located … Continued

SEACAC Head Start Policy Council meeting

The Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation Head Start Policy Council will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday January 8. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Western Sizzlin Restaurant located at 436 Hwy 425 North in Monticello. The meeting is open to the public. SEACAC serves Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha and Drew counties in Southeast Arkansas.  

Delta Rhythm & Bayous director to keynote MLK observance

Delta Rhythm and Bayous Alliance executive director, Jimmy Cunningham, Jr. will be the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King Holiday celebration and awards ceremony on January 14 at Lake Village. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Chicot County is hosting the event. As Delta Rhythm and Bayous Alliance director, Cunningham oversaw securing a designation by the Arkansas legislature for U.S. Highway 65 South from Pine Bluff to Eudora to be named the Delta … Continued

First Day Hikes in Southeast Arkansas

Start your new year off with a trek through the beautiful landscape of one of Southeast Arkansas’ three state parks. Cane Creek, Lake Chicot, and Moro state parks along with other Arkansas state parks will join America’s State Parks’ nationwide invitation to enjoy First Day Hikes by offering individuals and families the opportunity to begin the new year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on January 1. First Day Hikes … Continued

SEACAC Desha County community meeting set for Jan. 5

The Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation will conduct a community meeting in Desha County to discuss current interests and needs in the county. The meeting will be held on Friday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. at the McGehee Municipal Building, located at 901 Holly Street in McGehee. The public is encouraged to attend. SEACAC serves Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha and Drew counties in Southeast Arkansas. SEACAC follows Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights … Continued

Holiday Pops Extravaganza set December 17

The Southeast Arkansas Concert Association will present a Holiday Pops Extravaganza at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 17, at the Fine Arts Center on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. The event will feature the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, which is now in its 61st season. The group will be joined by soprano Haley Greer, bass-baritone Greg Pearson and dozens of area choir students. Music will include traditional favorites, along with some rarely-heard newer carols. … Continued

Guachoya Cultural Art Center Christmas Marketplace Dec. 8-9

The Guachoya Cultural Art Center in Lake Village will host its annual Christmas Marketplace on December 8 and 9. A variety of vendors will be on hand selling jewelry, baked goods, pottery, books, paintings, children’s art, quilts, handmade kitchen accessories, handcrafted hats and scarves. On Friday, December 8 the Marketplace will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. On Saturday, December 9 the … Continued

Tour of Drew County Museum

Every year, the Drew County Historical Society hosts a tour of the Drew County Museum and serves hot cider and cookies in the log cabin behind the museum following the annual Carols of Christmas Parade in downtown Monticello. The museum is housed in the historic Cavaness House, a Southern Colonial Revival mansion on South Main in Monticello. The mansion was built in stages from 1906 until 1916 by Monticello businessman Garvin Cavaness. The building was … Continued