Friday, August 1, 2014

Download Your Warren Soccer Club Registration Form

Warren Soccer Club is gearing up for the fall soccer season.  Early Registration is going on now until the August 9th.  If you sign up on or before August 9, 2014 you will receive $10 off the registration fee.  Registration dates are as follows;

August 9th
August 16th
August 23rd

Registration will be held at Warren City Park on the dates listed above from 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.  

Warren Soccer Club is looking for coaches, referees, and volunteers to assist with various duties.  If you would be interested in helping in any of those areas please contact Rusty Densmore at 870-224-5767.

Warren Soccer Club is also looking for business sponsorships.  If your business would like to be a part of helping this Awesome non-profit organization, please contact Rusty Densmore at 870-224-5767 for more information.

Job Opening

  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
  • 1 to 2 years experience is required in Medicare/Medicaid billing.
  • Must be familiar with LCD's and Medicare/AR Medicaid regulations and billing requirements.
  • Handling and resolving multiple and complex billing issues on a daily basis.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, multi-task, prioritize work appropriately to meet deadlines, and communicate effectively (oral and written).
  • Previous experience with insurance payers including Medicare, Medicaid, and other commercial and private payers.

Pay based on experience

Send resume to:

Mallard Medical Supply LLC
801 E Church St
Warren, AR  71671
870-226-950 - Phone
870-226-9500 - Fax

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Kinsmen to be in Concert at Moro Bay Baptist Church

The Kinsmen will be in concert at Moro Bay Baptist Church Saturday, August 9th, at 5:00 p.m.  They invite everyone to join them for potluck and blessings.  Turn left just before you enter Moro Bay State Park – Look for the sign 133 Bradley Rd 951.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Workforce Accepting Grant Applications for Tuition Assistance

The Arkansas Workforce Center is accepting applications for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) grant now through August 4, 2014. We help qualified applicants with tuition assistance for degrees that are certified for WIA and which are on demand in Arkansas. To find out if you qualify, come by our office located at 477 South Main Street in Monticello or give us a call at 870-367-9900. We are located inside the Department of Workforce Services’ (DWS) building. Hurry, so that you might be considered for the Fall 2014 term! Also check us out and “Like Us” on Facebook- Arkansas Workforce Center at Monticello!!!

Applications for Foster Grandparent Program Being Sought

Eastside New Vision Charter School is seeking applications for the Foster Grandparent Program.  The Foster Grandparent Program is open to low-income persons 55 years and over who love children and have a desire to help them learn.  In return for their service of 4 hours each school day (20 hours a week), they receive:
modest tax-free stipend
transportation allowance
hot meals while in service
accident insurance
annual physical exam
Foster Grandparents work one-on-one with students with reading skills.
Applications may be picked up at Eastside Elementary. For more information, call Roselyn Busby, FPG Director, or Andra Brown, FPG Volunteer Coordinator, at the SEARK Educational Cooperative at 367-6848.
Eastside New Vision Charter School is seeking applications for the Foster Grandparent Program.  The Foster Grandparent Program is open to low-income persons 55 years and over who love children and have a desire to help them learn.  In return for their service of 4 hours each school day (20 hours a week), they receive:
modest tax-free stipend
transportation allowance
hot meals while in service
accident insurance
annual physical exam
Foster Grandparents work one-on-one with students with reading skills.
Applications may be picked up at Eastside Elementary. For more information, call Roselyn Busby, FPG Director, or Andra Brown, FPG Volunteer Coordinator, at the SEARK Educational Cooperative at 367-6848.

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Library Needs Your Input on Storytime for Children

The Warren Branch Library is interested in beginning a storytime for children ages 3-4 on Thursday afternoons around 2:00 p.m.  If you would be interested in your child participating please contact the library at 870-226-2536

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Level I Students Learning The Ropes At Eastside

About 100 young students getting ready to start school in August are attending a camp at Eastside school to get them oriented to and comfortable with beginning their level I (kindergarten) education.
The youngsters are meeting their teachers, learning about the cafeteria, touring the school and being taught playground safety.  Instruction concerning riding the bus and where to go if delivered to school by car are also being provided.  It is all about getting them ready to start learning in a comfortable environment.  The children are being feed breakfast and lunch with a grant received by the school.

Eastside counselor Terrie Callaway says the camp is helpful to the kids and the parents.  There is expected to be at least 134 students in the 2014-2015 class of Level I.

Tech Petting Zoo Coming to Library

Donovan Mays, with Arkansas connect will be at the Warren Branch Library August 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to present the Tech Petting Zoo.  He will bring a variety of devices and explain how to use them and how to get ebooks onto them, as well as assist with any devices you may want to bring in and ask questions about. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

UAPB to Restart RN–to-BSN Nursing Program

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is restarting its RN-to BSN- Nursing Program.
Last week, the university informed the Arkansas Department of Education that it plans to reactivate the program in January 2015.  The program is designed for applicants with a current unencumbered registered nurse license to practice in Arkansas or a license from a compact state with privilege to practice in the state of Arkansas.  This program does not lead to licensure.  However, a university committee is working to reestablish the traditional four-year BSN program.
       For more information, contact Dr. Jacquelyn McCray, interim vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at (870) 575-8478.

Highway Commissioner Robert Moore In Warren

Arkansas Highway Commissioner Robert Moore, from Arkansas City, was in Warren Monday July 28th to address the board of the Bradley County Economic Development Commission. Mr. Moore is a former state legislator, former speaker of the House who was appointed to the Highway Commission by Governor Beebe.  He has an extensive background in state government.

During his presentation the Commissioner provided information on the state of Arkansas highways and the limits on state funding to improve and expand highways.  He told the board that travel is up but fuel consumption is down due to more efficient vehicles. This is resulting in more needs but less money since highway construction is financed almost exclusively by fuel taxes.  Mr. Moore stated that there is a need for an additional $200,000,000.00 just to maintain our highways in Arkansas.  The need for new and expanded roads runs in the billions.  According to the Commissioner proposed I-69 will cost around $30 billion.  Arkansas' share for the portion that runs through the State is about $910 million.(See more of this story below the advertisement)

Allen Announces Candidacy for City Council

Chaundra Allen announced her candidacy for election to the Warren City Council, Ward 1, Position 2.

Allen is a a 1981 graduate of Warren High School and a 1990 nursing graduate of Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, GA. She is currently employed with Area Agency on Aging as an Operations Supervisor and is the mother of one child, Anthony Udeli of Fort Smith, who is a 2000 graduate of Warren High School. Currently, she is member of the Church of God in Christ and previously served as the co-chairman of the annual Leroy Neely Day. She is also certified as a notary public.

Ms. Allen says, "My purpose of running for city council is for two primary reasons: to help contribute to the growth and development of the city and to serve the residents of Warren. As a lifelong resident, I have been blessed to have lived in a community where I was raised by my Mother and Father V.O. and Annie Mae Thomas and where I raised a loving son. I have also developed lifelong friendships and everlasting memories. I have grown a love for Warren as deep and rich as the pink tomatoes that are grown annually. Over the years, I have witnessed the town go through various changes that have helped the growth of our city. I feel I can further help the growth and development by attracting more businesses and people to our city, which would help boost the economy. I would also work together with the other council members to help make the best decisions for Warren. We all live our lives for other people. For me, it would be a lifelong dream and a privilege to help serve the citizens of Warren. As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

"If elected, I promise to work diligently to help improve the city and better serve its citizens. Your vote will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time."

Rotarians Enjoy Program on Project Amigo

Rex Jones was program chairman for Tuesdays meeting of the Warren Rotary Club. Rotarian Rex introduced Mike Blevens from Sayer, Oklahoma who spoke on Project Amigo, an educational, medical and dental service in Colima, Mexico.

4-H'ers Unite to Hold Annual Conservation Day

The Bradley County 4-H recently joined 4-H members from Calhoun and Dallas counties for their annual Conservation Day at the Moro Bay State Park. The day included educational activities and programs conducted by the park employees such as the principles of seining, history of the bay, and general fishing education.  Picture includes agents, volunteers, and members of each county represented.  

Banks All-School Reunion Set for October

Anyone who attended Banks Schools at any time are invited to the All-school Reunion which will be held October 11, 2014 in the Family Life Center of Immanuel Baptist Church on West Pine Street in Warren.  Organizers are looking forward to a great time of visiting and reminiscing.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Arrest Report: July 28, 2014

The following are innocent until proven guilty:

Debra Denise Smith:  1283 Bradley 1 North, Banks, AR., age 51, charged with public intoxication (7-25-14)

Justin Hines:  905 York St., Warren, AR., age 26, order of detention (7-27-14)

Hermitage City Council Awards Mowing Contract

During the regular session of the Hermitage City Council for july, the aldermen awarded the mowing contract for city property and street right-of-ways to H.&A. Lawn.   The cost will be $470.85 for each time property is mowed and $383.25 each time the streets are mowed.  Two other bids were received and both were considerably higher.

The Council also approved to have the police chief's car repaired at a cost about $3066.00.  Lasiter's Garage was the low price.  Two other proposals were received.

The members received the police, fire and water/sewer reports and reviewed the financial statement.  There was discussion of the need to paint the city's elevated water tank.  The cost for part of the work is estimated at $36,000.00 with future work to be completed.

Hermitage is seeking ways to pay a share of a flood mitigation study that has to be done countywide.  The overall cost for the county will run around $8000.00.

There was considerable discussion of the LOFI retirement system.  Hermitage has been told they must pay more into the system to cover retired firemen.  No action was taken and the Mayors Office was ask to look into the matter further and try to find out what other smaller cities are doing.

In final action the Council accepted the resignation of council member Sylvia Esquibel, who resigned due to her work schedule and inability to attend meetings.

UAM Announces Dates For Fall Admission, Orientation And Registration

           MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello has announced registration dates for the fall semester at its campuses in Monticello, Crossett and McGehee.
            The priority deadline to apply for admission for the fall term is August 11, according to Mary Whiting, director of admissions. The final date for processing applications for admission is August 20.
            Registration for first-time freshmen will be held Monday, August 18 at all three campuses. All first-time freshmen must attend orientation sessions ontheir respective campuses. Freshmen at the Monticello campus have been mailed specific details regarding times and locations for their orientation sessions.  First-time freshmen and new transfer students at the Crossett and McGehee campuses will attend orientation sessions at 1 p.m. in the student centers on each campus.

E-Mentoring Program To Help Students With Computer Skills

            MONTICELLO, Ark. — Students who can use a smart phone or tablet with ease may still not possess the skills or knowledge necessary to effectively use the computer resources provided by the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
            Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Jimmie Yeiser wants to ease that knowledge gap with a new program called “E-Mentoring.”  The program will teach students to use the university’s computer resources and is directed especially toward students taking online courses.
            “It’s been our experience that some students think operating a smart phone and using the internet means they are computer literate and don’t need assistance using the UAM computer system,” says Yeiser. “By the time students acquire the skills they need, they are frustrated and behind in their class participation and assignments.”

Forestry Club To Sponsor Log-a-Load To Help Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Pictured (from left) are Emily Oliver of Hamburg, Forestry Club president, and Dr. Joshua Adams, assistant professor and Forestry Club Advisor

The Forestry Club at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will once again sponsor the Drew County Log-a-Load for Kids fund raiser August 2 to benefit the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. A year ago the club helped raise over $75,000 for the hospital. This year’s Log-a-Load will be back on the UAM campus Saturday, August 2 at 6 pm. Other sponsors include Campbell Global LLC, Georgia Pacific, Plum Creek and The Price Companies. Proceeds from the event will be used to establish an endowment  to support maintenance and operating expenses for the Log-a-Load for Kids of Arkansas Emergency Department at ACH. The event includes a fish dinner, raffle, silent auction and public auction of items donated by area businesses. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door or from a Log-a-Load committee member. Raffle tickets for a $1,000 gift card, a yeti cooler and other items are being sold separately. For information, contact the UAM Forestry Club at (870) 460-1348.

Free Adult Computer Classes Scheduled for Warren Connect Arkansas staff to teach Internet and computer basics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark – Connect Arkansas, a project of Arkansas Capital Corporation, today announced that free adult digital literacy classes will be held at the Warren Public Library.

Each class will last one hour, and Computer and Internet Basics classes will be held at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on August 7. There is a limit of five students for each one hour class, and each student is provided with a computer. To sign up for a class, prospective students should contact the library at 870-226-2536.

Connect Arkansas received federal stimulus grants to increase Internet awareness, education and use in Arkansas. As part of that grant, Connect Arkansas launched the Adult Digital Literacy Program. More than 55 classes are scheduled for August throughout Arkansas.

“The Internet has become an integral part of life, and Arkansans deserve every opportunity to participate,” said Sam Walls III, president of Connect Arkansas. “By educating the adults in our communities, we are setting them up to be able to communicate with and stay connected to their families, friends, healthcare professionals and communities more efficiently and effectively.”

The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group of companies empower entrepreneurs by providing capital in conjunction with community banks to businesses through its capital availability products and advocating for entrepreneurs through capital, educational, and technological improvements. The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group serves as the platform from which new opportunities are launched. In addition to the flagship company, Arkansas Capital Corporation, there are seven affiliate and partner companies, including, Six Bridges Capital Corporation, Arkansas Capital Relending Corporation, Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, Heartland Renaissance Fund, Connect Arkansas, Pine State Regional Center, and SouthWind Analytics. To learn more, visit

Connect Arkansas, established in 2007, is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to increasing high-speed Internet subscription and improving and sustaining Internet adoption throughout Arkansas. The Connect Arkansas Broadband Act was signed into law by Gov. Mike Beebe on March 28, 2007, with the goal of improving personal lives and creating economic opportunity for Arkansans. Act 604 of the 2007 Arkansas General Assembly states that Connect Arkansas’s mission is to “prepare the people and businesses of Arkansas to secure the economic, educational, health, social and other benefits available via broadband use.” Connect Arkansas seeks to advance that goal through community-based initiatives. To learn more, visit