Thursday, February 11, 2016

Kathy Hall, RN Speaks to Rotary


Rotarian Rex Jones invited Kathy Hall, RN with the BCMC in Warren to present the program about Stroke Identification, Response & Treatment,through AR Saves through UAMS.

Prosecutor Charges Mark Wheeler

Prosecuting Attorney Thomas Deen has filed formal charges against Mark Wheeler, age 45, for a series of residential burglaries and breaking and entering cases.  Mr. Wheeler faces charges for possession of methamphetamine and multiple counts of burglary and breaking and entering.  He has four previous felony convictions. He will face the charges in Bradley County Circuit Court. 

A Reminder from the Warren Branch Library

Be sure and come by the library and sign up for our COLOR ME CALM CLASS tomorrow night!! We only have 2 slots left!

During our Color Me Calm Class we will be learning a little bit about how to color like a pro, and we will be sharing some tips from coloring-book artists!! So come join us for a fun relaxing time!!!


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Pink Tomato Festival Committee Meets

The Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival executive board met Thursday, February 4.  They set their regular meeting times on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 4:00 p.m.  The chairman, Mike Nichols set the goal to fill all chairs by the next PTF meeting.

The committee discussed the duties of all executive committee members and the duties of all chairmen.

They discussed approaching the City Council concerning the closing of streets needed for the festival and parade and the situation at the corner of Main and Cypress due to the recent fire of the downtown building.

The committee also discussed when contribution forms should be sent out and the need to visit the festival's larger donors.

They reviewed the PTF brochure to make sure all contacts have been made and contracts signed.

In addition, they talked about the fees arts and crafts vendors pay vs. fees paid by commercial vendors.

They asked the essential question, " How much money does it take to put on each event?"  When money is collected receipts will be writing and a copy will be kept.  At the conclusion of the festival each event will give an account of total money received along with the profit/loss margin.

Bids will be taken as soon as possible on T-Shirt production.

It was noted that the City of Warren does not give money to the festival.  They have a contract with the Chamber of Commerce for promotional ads.

Monday, February 8, 2016

More on our other pages:

2016 Princess Pageant Results on Features page

Free classified on classified page

Hermitage and Warren School News on schools page

School Board Conducts Monthly Business

The Warren School Board met Monday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Administrative Office Building.

Principals and Assistant Superintendent gave their "minute messages."  High School Principal Bryan Cornish told the board that algebra, geometry and literacy grades 9 and 10 recently finished their NWEA testing.  He informed them that the installation of the new intercom system has been completed.  The new video message board has been installed in the cafeteria and awaits the installation of the program to control it. The next project at the high school will be the construction of an outside classroom.

Eastside New Vision Charter School Principal Sara Weaver informed the board that Tom Simmons of El Dorado chose Warren as the school to visit for innovative ideas in education above all other schools in the nation.  She announced that representatives from Crossett School District will be visiting the school on February 18.

At Brunson, a coach for the Leader in Me will be coming to discuss the Next Steps.  Principal Regina Scroggins reported that the students will begin taking Interim Tests to prepare for the ACT Aspire tests which will be given at the end of April.

At the Middle School, Principal Kathy Cornish announced the winner and runner up of the 46 round record setting spelling bee.  She also announced the winner of the Geography Bee who has qualified for state.  She noted that advisory clubs are going well and that ILP math and literacy us seeing improvement.

The members  were informed that P/T conferences were held at the elementary buildings Monday night and will be held at the High School and Middle School Thursday.  The testing calendar will be posted Wednesday.  She also told them that all juniors will be taking the ACT free March 1.

After returning from Executive Session, the board voted to approve the following hourly contracts:

Rusty Densmore-part-time construction/maintenance ($15 per hour) (10 hours per week) through June 30, 2016.

Mike Young, part-time construction/maintenance assistant ($10 per hour) (10 hours per week) through June 20, 2016.

The accepted the resignation of Rebecca Howard as Para-Pro at Brunson.

In other business, the board approved Legal Liability Insurance for the amount of $23,119.00 for the upcoming year; approved a resolution authorizing Amendment and Restatement of Retirement Plan through Valic, approved the purchase locally of a used truck in the amount of $6,900 to be used by the maintenance department to replace an old one, and to accept sealed bids on four old buses over 18 years old that are not currently in running condition.

Before adjourning, the board was informed that an expulsion will be considered February 16.

New Generator Bid Let by City Council

The Warren City Council held its February regular meeting Monday night, Feb. 8.  with all members present.  After approving minutes and reports presented by the City Clerk, Alderman Joel Tolefree presented two former and two present Warren School District students:  Carlos Yepes, Weston Gavin, Calise Lewis, and his sister Donna, currently a resident of Little Rock.  Each one spoke about their experiences in the Warren Schools.  Mr. Tolefree encouraged community support for the schools.

The council reviewed the police report as presented by Interim Chief Shaun Hildreth and the fire report presented by Chief Howard Edwards.

Mr. Hildreth told the council that they lost another police officer and now have four vacancies.  He indicated that they have several viable candidates for the jobs.

Alderman Fufa Fullerton brought one item of business before the council for a vote on the acceptance of a bid from Power House Electric out of Forrest City for the amount of $61,953.00.  The bid covered the generator which will be used for the Emergency Services Center, a transfer switch, and installation.  Mayor Martin informed the council that the old generator would be moved to the Old Armory Building owned by the city.  This would give the city another emergency center if needed. The bid was unanimously approved.

The council accepted the resignation of Bob Milton from the Civil Service Commission.  Mr. Milton resigned due to his new position as City Treasurer.

There was much discussion about a condemnation letter sent to the owner of 704 N. Martin concerning vehicles on the property that are not in running condition and are not currently meeting code to be located in a building.  It was noted that the owner had the vehicles inside a blind fence area.  The issue was referred to a subcommittee for further review.

The aldermen passed a resolution to borrow $60,000 to be paid over a 3-year period for the generator and switch system.

Councilmen indicated they have been receiving calls from citizens about the water quality in Warren since the Flint, Michigan situation.  Mayor Martin said that he had been in contact with Steve Rand, Water Department and Warren's water is in excellent condition.  The most recent report was from August 7, 2015.  It is available upon request from the water department.  Mayor Martin told the council that he would look into having it published.

Alderman Tolefree thanked Mayor Martin for his work to give citizens relief from the train whistle in the midnight hours.

Cade Wilkerson Takes Second in Jr. High Chess Tournament

On Saturday, January 30, the Jr. and Sr. Chess Teams traveled to the Monticello Cooperative to compete in the chess tournament.  The students had a good day with Cade Wilkerson winning the 2nd place trophy in the Jr. High division.

If you would like to practice with the teams , please let us know.

The teams are sponsored by Mrs. Gwen Huitt, GT teacher and coached by Mr. Dewayne Inzer,  8th-10th English
teacher.








Rural Fire Department Responds to Three Fires

The Bradley County Rural Fire Department responded to three fires recently.

On February 2, they were called out to 166 Bradley 987 where brush piles were being burned on the property, and the fire escaped into a wooded area.  The fire was controlled by the Bradley County Rural Fire Department and the Warren Fire Department.  Forestry was notified and dispatched a plow to build a fire line through the heavy wooded area.

On February 4, the department received a call to 126 Bradley 182, Banks.  Upon arrival, they discovered a building fire.  Nine personnel reported.  Assistance was received from the Jersey Fire Department.

On February 7, the were called out to a forest/woods fire at 168 Bradley 303.  According to the fire report, a wood fire was reported directly to a firefighter at Bradley County Rural Fire Station.  When the first unit arrived, the residents in the area had contained the fire on one side but the fire had started into the woods and had started to consume dry tree tops.  The tree tops were extinguished with considerable effort, and the fire only burned a small area.  The fire was deemed unintentional.  The owner of the property was James Lasiter.

Anahi Rostro Captures Third Place in Division II Spanish Contest

The Warren High School Beta Club traveled to Hot Springs for the State Beta Club Convention. While in attendance, several of the members of the Warren Chapter competed in academic and talent competitions.  Anahi Rostro, a senior at Warren High, won third place in the Division II state Spanish competition.  Ahahi is the daughter of Joaquin and Jovita Rostro.













Union Bank Announces Promotions


Small Ruminant Workshop


SEACBEC FBLA Students Win Big at Spring Leadership Conference

PINE BLUFF, AR- Warren SEACBEC students recently attended the District III FBLA Spring Leadership Conference Wednesday, January 27. The conference focused on chapter management, developing leadership, career skills, as well as building lasting networks and relationships. Before the conference each member competed in an online objective test. Results of the competition were announced during the 2nd General Session.

      The following students placed in their category and will now compete at the State Conference in April. Congratulations go to Logan Adams- 5th Place in Accounting, Payton Ashcraft- 1st place in Spreadsheet Applications, Sydney Broome-1st Place in Healthcare Administration, Kirsten Emerson-4th Place in Cyber Security, Destini Owens- 5th place in Business Communications. Kelsey Parker- 3rd Place in Agribusiness, Jordyn Rose- 5th Place in Economics, and Samantha Satterlee- 2nd Place in Personal Finance. Other members in attendance included Austin Hammons, Israel Sanchez, Jordan Jones and Keely Watson.

     Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the oldest national organization for students preparing for careers in business. FBLA-PBL prepares students for “real world” professional experiences. Members have the opportunity to gain the competitive edge for college and career success. More than a quarter of a million students participate in this dynamic leadership organization.

Arrest Report: February 8, 2016

The following are innocent until proven guilty:

Grace Edwards, 1818 W. Pine St., Warren, AR., age 55, charged with disorderly conduct (2-1-16)

Charles Vaughn, 432 W. Blocker St., Eldorado, AR., age 25, arrested on warrant from Bradley County and warrant from Sherwood (2-1-16)

Angie Herring, 802 North Martin, Warren, AR., age 31, charged with shoplifting (2-1-16)

Darren Patton, 601 N. Chestnut, Warren, AR., age 29, charged with criminal trespassing (2-2-16)

Benjamin Ty Oliver, 1580 Calhoun 56, Hampton, AR., age 22, charged with breaking and entering and theft of property (2-4-16)

Blake W. Ernest, 804 S. 2nd St., Hampton, AR., age 24, charged with breaking and entering and theft of property (2-4-16)

Brandon Harris, 1026 Pierson St., Warren, AR., age 28, charged with DWI, refusal, speeding, driving on suspended license (2-5-16)

Christopher Bowie, 112 West Church St., Warren, AR., arrested on warrant for terroristic threatening (2-6-16)

Ontario Moseley, 511 Boyd St., Warren, AR., age 24, arrested on warrant for aggravated assault and endangering a minor (2-6-16)

Roosevelt Blueford, 814 Watson St., Warren, AR., age 47, court (2-7-16)

Joshua C. Grice, 701 Clio St., Warren, AR., age 36, charged with domestic battery 3rd (2-8-16)

Escapee Captured in Monticello

Courtesy of monticellolive.com

Dallas County jail escapee was taken into custody in a joint operation by DCSO, MPD, and ASP.


The capture took place at the intersection of 278 and Winchester Road, without a physical confrontation, and no one was injured during the search and capture.

More information about the arrest should be posted soon.
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Manhunt Update

courtesy of monticellolive.com

At 8 PM, Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober, updated MLive with this information…


The suspect, Paul Grice, an escapee from the Dallas county jail in Fordyce, was still the object of a manhunt by the Drew, Bradley & Dallas County sheriffs' departments, Arkansas Department of Corrections search team with dogs and horses, Monticello Police Dept, and Arkansas Game & Fish Commission.

At last report, Grice was still on foot, in the area north of Monticello, between Barkada Road and Highway 35, with officers in pursuit.

http://www.monticellolive.com/manhunt-underway-on-425-north/#more-176634

Suspect Identified – Manhunt Underway on 425 North for Dallas County Jail Escapee

Article courtesy of monticellolive.com

According to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober, he and his deputies have been in a manhunt situation, in and around the Montongo and Campground area since around 3:30, Sunday morning.

The subject of the manhunt is a white male, around 5-8 / 5-9, who escaped from the Dallas County Jail in Fordyce, who has been convicted of second-degree murder, and was being held in Fordyce, awaiting bedspace in prison.  He was seen in the area wearing a  black shirt, blue jeans, and a light colored jacket.

Arkansas Dept. of Corrections search dogs and riders are also on the scene.

Gober reminds everyone to be extremely cautious of hitchhikers, countywide, especially today.  Also,  be encouraged to report suspicious persons, at any time.

Updates will be posted as they become available http://www.monticellolive.com/manhunt-underway-on-425-north/#more-176634

Two From Warren Among Arkansas Travelers

Among the 86 Arkansas Travelers are two from Warren:  Former State Representative Gregg Reep and his son Rob Reep.
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- They've been coming here to help Bill Clinton win since 1992. And this week, they're back to help Hillary.

The Arkansas Travelers, as they're known, are some of the Clintons' most loyal supporters. The informal group formed in 1992 for Bill's first run for the White House, and they have paid their way around the country ever since to be where the Clintons need them to be to win elections.

This week, there are 86 Arkansas Travelers in New Hampshire to help Hillary try to defeat Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary. Some have been with the group since the beginning, and some are relatively new additions.  Former Warren Mayor and State Representative Gregg Reep was one of the original Arkansas Travelers in 1992.  He is joined this year by his son, Rob Reep. The group includes mayors, county judges and even former U.S. senators -- David Pryor and his son Mark.
salineriverchronicle.com owner Rob Reep visits with
former President Bill Clinton on the campaign trail in
New Hampshire.

"We'll go anywhere. We'll do rope lines, welcome people. Whatever it takes to get 30 seconds of their time to tell them about our Hillary," said Cathy Koehler, 55, from Little Rock.

The Travelers, Jana Teeter of Tillar and Cathy Koehler of Little Rock, were at the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Celebration Friday night, where thousands of Democrats turned out to hear Sanders and Clinton speak. Teeter and Koehler are both teachers, and they said they got to know Clinton through her work on education.

"The part that people need to understand is that the Arkansas Travelers -- we did this out of our pockets. We paid every bit of this ourselves. We're not financed by the campaign," Koehler added. "They coordinate with the campaign, but we do this because we believe so much in her leadership ability that it is worth sacrificing time and talent and our treasure to be the advocates on the ground that get to tell people, 'This is the Hillary Clinton I know.'"

Rob Reep campaigns in subfreezing temperatures and heavy
snowfall.
On Friday, the Travelers were out canvassing for Clinton -- despite the heavy snow -- and then spent the afternoon phone-banking. They've been tweeting their adventures as well:

About 100 Travelers came to New Hampshire in 1992 to help Bill Clinton, and now there are about 300 people in the group, according to The Washington Post.

Sheila Galbraith Bronfman, the coordinator of the group who started it in 1991, said she modeled it on a smaller group of Georgians who helped former President Jimmy Carter in early primary states and called themselves the Peanut Brigade.

This year, all the Travelers are wearing buttons identifying themselves as part of this tight-knit group.

The Clintons have deep ties in New Hampshire, and Hillary frequently reminds voters of that connection in her speeches.

"It is impossible to express how grateful I feel for everything the people of this state have done for me and my family, for our country, over the years. ... Going all the way back to 1992, you opened your homes and your hearts to us. In 2008, you lifted me up and gave me back my voice," Clinton said in her 100 Club speech Friday night, referring to her win over Barack Obama in that Democratic primary.

Clinton has been keeping a busy schedule in the final days before the primary on Tuesday, hoping to break into Sanders' lead in the polls.

The travelers will continue to work through election day.




Thursday, February 4, 2016

Financial Aid Night to be Held at Warren High School

Filling out the FAFSA forms can be confusing for parents and seniors as they prepare to apply for financial aid.  To assist with this task, a Financial Aid Night will be held at Warren High School in the Media Center, Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 P.M.

Students and their families will have the opportunity to hear tips from real college Financial Aid Administrators and receive help completing the FAFSA.  En est evento vamos a tener un intrĂ©pete.


UAM Receives Approval For First Completely Online Baccalaureate Degree

            MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello has received approval for its first 100 percent online undergraduate degree program.
            The UA Board of Trustees and the Higher Education Coordinating Board have approved a bachelor of science degree in education studies, which will be offered totally online. The non-licensure program may be taken by anyone but is designed for non-traditional students unable to return to school and for public school paraprofessionals.
            Paraprofessionals will have a route to licensure following completion of the online degree through the UAM Teacher Residency Program, which includes two semesters teaching with a provisional license while under the supervision of a licensed instructor. Other graduates may pursue a teaching license in the master of arts in teaching (MAT) program.
            “This is a wonderful opportunity for those who face barriers that prevent them from participating in a traditional education degree program,” said Dr. Peggy Doss, dean of the UAM School of Education. “This degree program will prepare individuals with the necessary knowledge of content and pedagogical skills for post-baccalaureate admission to alternative licensure route programs.”
            The online program may be completed in four years or less. “This program provides additional options for anyone who would like to teach,” said Dr. Jimmie Yeiser, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “The opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree online will open doors for those who are unable to attain a degree any other way.”
            For more information, contact the School of Education at (870) 460-1062.

Emmaus Baptist to Host Youth Revival

Emmaus Baptist Church will host a Youth Revival February 21-24 with Brother Jason Curry as the evangelist.  Music for the event will be We R Called.  Services will begin Sunday at 5:30 p.m. and will continue Monday-Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Brother Tim at 870-820-2147.

Arkansas’ Nancy Loomis and Patsy Thornton: Log A Load’s 2016 Volunteer Champions

Nancy Loomis and Patsy Thornton
Washington, DC - The Log A Load For Kids Foundation today named Nancy Loomis of Clearwater Paper Corporation and Patsy Thornton of Potlatch Corporation as their 2016 Volunteer Champions.   Log A Load’s chair, Sherri Hansen, made the announcement on January 26, thanking the joint-award winners “for their more than two decades of leadership and service in Arkansas Log A Load’s charitable efforts.”


Log A Load for Kids is an annual campaign, which began in 1988 when loggers and others in the forest products community donated the value of one load of logs to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals).

Today, Log A Load for Kids is a national leader in CMN Hospitals’ fundraising, raising more than $2 million annually in 39 states through golf tournaments, fishing events, dinners, truck loads of  log donations, and other events.

Since 1988, Log A Load has raised more than $44 million for CMN Hospitals and other charitable hospitals.

Thornton said “we do this because we want to help the children of Arkansas” and added that her work with Log A Load had enlightened her on “how much each of us should count our blessings every day if we have healthy children and grandchildren.”

The Arkansas Forestry Association (AFA)  and the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation nominated Loomis and Thornton.

AFA Executive Vice President Max Braswell said that the Warren, Arkansas team has been a “consistent driving force” in Bradley County Log A Load, bringing “new energy and ideas to their local committee and the statewide program, which has raised more than $7.5 million for Arkansas Children’s Hospital since 1993.”

Fred Scarborough, president and chief development officer of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, noted that “their exemplary volunteerism in Log A Load for Kids has brought life-saving and health restoring care to thousands of children.”  He added that “there are generations of young patients who will be served through the resources they have provided.”

Loomis and Thornton will be honored by the Log A Load Advisory Group at the CMN Hospitals’ Momentum celebration in Orlando, Florida, February 23-26.

In  May, the pair will be recognized at the Forest Resources Association (FRA) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and will be presented with a plaque and a $250 check.

FRA President Deborah Hawkinson added that “Log A Load has become an important way for our forestry community to rally together to support the work taking place at these amazing hospitals and to help make the world a little brighter for the children and families they serve.”

“Nancy and Patsy embody the passion and spirit of  Log A Load volunteers nationwide” she added.

Nancy Loomis says her goal is to “do as much as possible to keep Arkansas Children’s Hospital the top-notch facility that it is.”

“I’m glad to be a small part of that.”

For more information, please visit www.logaload.org.

Warren Police Called to Warren High School

On February, 2nd Warren Police were called to Warren High School in reference to an unathorized adult being on school property.  Officers quickly located Mr. Darren Patton.  He indicated he was there to talk to a student about a theft.  He was arrested for criminal trespass and driving on suspended driver's license.  No weapons were on the suspect nor were any in his vehicle.  There were no injuries.

All visitors to the school must check in the office and have a pass to be in the building. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Missing Person Found Safe

Sabrina Cornish, who left of her own free will from Warren High School Wednesday, has been found safe.

The Warren Police Department reports they have located her and she is on her way home.

No further information is available at this time.

WARREN BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF NEELEY VANCE

Warren Bank & Trust Company would like to welcome Neeley Vance as Vice President, West Branch Manager and Loan Officer.  Neeley comes to Warren Bank with 15 years of banking experience.  She holds a degree in Business Administration and is a 2014 graduate from the University Of Mississippi School Of Banking.  In addition, Neeley has been an active member of Junior Auxiliary, Rotary, and served on a Chamber of Commerce board as Secretary for several years.

Neeley and her husband, Ben, were both born and raised in South Arkansas but briefly moved to Mississippi to further their careers and education.  “We are both thrilled to be back in Arkansas!  Ben and I are both from small towns, though not originally from Warren, it felt like home as soon as we moved here last August.  We have 3 children that have settled in great at their new home and school”, quoted Neeley.

Neeley began working at Warren Bank & Trust Company at the beginning of January, 2016 and says she’s eager and excited to begin serving her community with any and all their banking needs.  “I don’t want customers; I want relationships with each person that enters those doors.  Throughout my career my ultimate goal has always been to provide the absolute best experience for every person that comes to me, whether they’re customers or not.  Like everyone, I’m a customer of many places myself and I know how much I value that experience and time spent.”  In addition, Neeley is very knowledgeable of banking products and information with her 15 years of experience in the financial industry.


Ozment Promotion Announced by Warren Bank & Trust

Pam Ozment
Warren Bank & Trust Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Pam Ozment to Bookkeeping Supervisor.  Pam has currently been with Warren Bank for two years. She was previously employed by the Bank from 1989-1991.

Pam is married to Gary Ozment.  They have two daughters, Amanda Ozment and Rebecca Ozment of Springdale.

Pam states that she is looking forward to serving her customers for many years to come.


School Board Members Voice Support For Turf

During a recent called meeting of the Warren School Board, three of the members were not present. At the meeting the board voted to authorize plans to raise money for the installation of artificial turf on the school's football field.

Each of the members present have been contacted by salineriverchronicle.com in an attempt to determine their position on the vote taken.  Board members Angela Marshall, Joel Tolfree and Board President Jerry Daniels all explained the reasons they were unable to attend the called meeting.  All three had family or work matters they had to attend to and could not be present.  All three told SRC they supported the vote approving the plan to install turf.  Each one indicated, had they been in attendance, they would have voted "yes" on the motion.

Plans are underway to raise the money through contributions and advertising to pay for the new turf.  The vote of the school board pledges to continue putting the same amount of money in the budget for the field annually, as has been spent each year to maintain the existing grass field.  All other funds will be raised from private sources.


SouthArk Announces Fall Dean's List

EL DORADO—A total of 235 students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2015 semester at South Arkansas Community College.
From Arkadelphia: Carrie Canada.

From Bearden: Holly Key.

From Camden: Cassidy Beaver, Amanda Devereux, Ketrina Green, Michelle Russell, Melissa Stockstill.

From Carthage: Amber Ray.

From Crossett: Jada Canfield, Joseph Dalton, Carmen Gammel, Tessa Griffis, Rusty Josey, John Kinnaird, Ryan Mann, Brian Ray, Seth Sturgeon, Andrea Welch, Cynthia Williams.

From Delight: John Watson.






Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tolefree Named Interim Chamber President

Pictured are some of the members of the Tomato Festival Committee and volunteers working on activities for 2016.  From left to right:  Brandon Hogg, Joel Tolefree, Mike Nichols, Leslie Adams, Randy Rauls and Jenelle Lipton.
Bradley County Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Mike Nichols has named Joel Tolefree interim Chamber President, subject to final approval by the Chamber Board.  Mr. Tolefree will manage the chamber's day to day operations and work with the 2016 Tomato Festival Committee until a new President is selected by the board.

According to Mr. Nichols, interested individuals may submit an application for the job as President to the Chamber office at any time.  A deadline may be set in the future.  For any information call 80-226-5225.



UAM Releases Final List Of December 2015 Graduates

          MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello presented 331 awards to 315 December graduates, according to information released today by the UAM registrar’s office.

            (Editor’s Note: Students who opted to withhold their information from the media have been excluded from this list. Please refer all questions to the Office of the Registrar at 870-460-1035.)

Key to Awards:

            MAT – Master of Arts in Teaching

            MED – Master of Education

            MFA – Master of Fine Art

            MPEC – Master of Physical Education and Coaching

            MS – Master of Science

            BA – Bachelor of Arts

            BAS – Bachelor of Applied Science

            BBA – Bachelor of Business Administration

            BGS – Bachelor of General Studies

            BME – Bachelor of Music Education

            BS – Bachelor of Science

            BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

            BSW – Bachelor of Social Work

            AA – Associate of Arts

            AAS – Associate of Applied Science

            AC – Advanced Post-Bach Certificate

            ADC – Advanced Technical Certificate

            AS – Associate of Science

            TC – Technical Certificate

    CP – Certificate of Proficiency