Reception for visiting architect: Feb. 7 at Delta Country Club

A welcome reception for Russell Rudzinski, a professor of architecture at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fay Jones School of Architecture, will be held at the Delta Country Club in McGehee on February 7 from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Rudzinski, who is visiting Conner Jr. High School and McGehee High School as part of the Alex Foundation’s Architecture in the Classroom, earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in New York, … Continued

Program on Internment of Japanese-Americans in Arkansas

The Taylor Library and Technology Center and the University of Arkansas at Monticello history department are sponsoring a presentation on the internment of Japanese-Americans in relocation camps in Arkansas during World War II. The presentation will be held on February 1 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Classroom Building on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. Kim Sanders of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies of the Central Arkansas Library System will present the program. … Continued

Flapjack 20 overnight hike at Cane Creek set for Feb. 2-3

Cane Creek State Park in Lincoln County will host Flapjack 20, a 20-mile overnight hike, on February 2-3. Originally designed to help Boy Scouts reach a goal of achieving a 20-mile night hike, the Flapjack 20 is now an annual event that is open to the public. Join Park Interpreter Austin as he guides you along a portion of the Cane Creek Lake Trail under the light of the full moon. After the hike, prepare … Continued

Delta Men’s Association Wild Game Supper is Saturday

The Delta Men’s Association will host its annual Wild Game Supper on Saturday, January 27. The event, which benefits the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, will include a wild game supper and a live and silent auction. It will be held at the Delta Men’s Association Building on Highway 65, near Eudora. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children (ages 12 and under). For more … Continued

Pink Tomato Festival is finalist for Food Hall of Fame Award

The Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival is among the finalists for the 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame awards in the Food-Themed Event category, according to a news release announcing the finalists. The Department of Arkansas Heritage launched the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame in 2016 to recognize Arkansas’s legendary restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events across the state. Nominations were accepted from the public from September 11 through October 31 in five categories: Arkansas Food … Continued

Talk: Migration of African-Americans to Drew County

The Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society will celebrate African American History Month with a talk about the migration of African Americans to Drew County during the late 1800s. The history talk, conducted by Dr. Story Matkin-Rawn (University of Central Arkansas) and Kathy Anderson (University of Arkansas at Monticello), will be held on February 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the School of Forestry and Natural Resources Conference Room on the University of Arkansas at … Continued

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.