Chicot Memorial EMS Quality Compasionate Care

Summer time is here and with recent heat index’s over 100 degrees here is some important information to watch for this summer. What Are Heat-Related Illnesses? Prolonged or intense exposure to hot temperatures can cause heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat stroke (also known as sun stroke). As your body works to cool itself under extreme or prolonged heat, blood rushes to the surface of your skin. As a result, less … Continued

Arkansas AG announces new CEO

Mississippi AG, a growing John Deere dealer with 13 locations in Mississippi and Arkansas, announces Kyle Fulcher as Chief Executive Officer effective May 18, 2015. Mississippi AG is committed to growing its leadership and management capabilities to better serve our customers and employees. Mr. Fulcher will be responsible for leading the organization and growing our base of satisfied customers. He will drive innovative and integrated sales initiatives, continue our history of outstanding customer support, develop … Continued

Interfor completes acquisition of Arkansas sawmill

The Interfor Corporation, a Canada-based lumber company, recently announced it has completed the acquisition of a sawmill in Monticello from The Price Companies, Inc. “We are pleased to extend our U.S. South footprint in Arkansas and welcome our new employees to Interfor,” said Interfor President and CEO Duncan Davies. The purchase price for the Monticello sawmill was $29.255 million, plus closing log and lumber inventories, and adjustments related to Price’s pre-closing capital expenditure payments for designated capital projects. … Continued

Archeological society hosts youth archeology dig at Hollywood Plantation

Ten Southeast Arkansas youth recently participated in a 3-day archeology dig at the Taylor House on the Hollywood Plantation in Drew County. The dig was part of a pilot public education program developed by the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society in conjunction with the Arkansas Archeological Survey, the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture-4H, and the University of Arkansas at Monticello to teach youth about archeology. The field-to-report youth archeology workshop was held … Continued

UAM Biology Club tours desert Southwest

  Members of the UAM Biology Club and their faculty sponsors recently completed its annual field trip after visiting important biological, geological and historical sites in the desert Southwest. Included on the trip itinerary were stops at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, White Sands National Monument, Organ Mountains National Monument, Chiricahua Mountains National Monument, Bowie National Historical Site, the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, Grand Canyon National Park, and Petrified Forest National Park. Pictured above, from left, are Douglas … Continued

Big catch at Cane Creek Lake

  A family fishing at Cane Creek Lake in Lincoln County last weekend caught three massive catfish, one weighing 47 pounds. Roy Linder from Louisiana and Robert, Craig, and Owen Imboden from Conway caught three catfish weighing 38 to 47 pounds. Two of the three catfish were flatheads with the biggest being 47 pounds and 11 ounces, and the smallest being 38 pounds and 4 ounces. The other was a blue catfish that weighed 39 … Continued

UAM history professor to discuss his newest book with Steve Barnes on AETN

  Dr. John Kyle Day, author and associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will appear on the Arkansas Educational Television Network with long-time Arkansas television journalist Steve Barnes on May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Day will discuss his newest book, The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation. The book chronicles the efforts of southern congressional delegations to fight the civil rights movement and the landmark Supreme … Continued

Monticello, Siemens apparently headed to court

While the City of Monticello and Siemens Industry, Inc. were attempting to resolve a dispute over a $10 million water project, Siemens filed a lawsuit against the city demanding that it allow the company to proceed with the water meter installation and water line replacement project. "They were suing us behind our backs," said Cliff Gibson, the Monticello attorney hired to represent the city in the dispute. Siemens' 250-page lawsuit (including exhibits) was filed on … Continued

Woman, two children killed in accident

A Eudora woman and two children were killed Saturday in a traffic accident on U.S 65 in Chicot County. Victoria Thomas, 30, of Eudora was traveling South on U.S. 65 shortly before noon Saturday when her Chevrolet Malibu veered to the right and struck a guard rail, then overcorrected and crossed the center lane into the path of a northbound Cheverolet Silverado, according to a State Police preliminary accident report. Thomas and two minors, were … Continued

Drew County to begin testing new tornado warning system April 27

Drew County will begin testing its new tornado siren system the week of April 27 and continue through May 4. Testing will occur at various locations throughout the county until all sirens have been confirmed to be online and ready for use, according to Drew County Office of Emergency Coordinator Michael Frisby. Drew County residents can receive Drew County citizens can receive text or telephone alerts in the case of severe weather by signing up for the … Continued