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UAM Indoor Practice Facility Renamed for Judy and Jack Lassiter


Monticello – University of Arkansas President Don Bobbitt visited Monticello Thursday for the formal renaming ceremony of the Indoor Practice Facility at UAM. The building, which opened in 2009 while Jack Lassiter was chancellor, will now be known as the Judy and Jack Lassiter Indoor Practice Facility. Speakers included Bobbitt, UAM Vice Chancellor for Advancement Jeff Weaver, Chancellor Karla Hughes, Trustee Cliff Gibson, and Judy and Jack Lassiter. Bobbitt said he was not surprised by how effectively the honored pair could draw a crowd of friends, just as they had during Jack Lassiter’s tenure there. More than 150 guests gathered on a sunny afternoon to recognize the couple, who spent nearly three decades on the UAM campus, including ten years in the chancellor’s home. Hughes said, “It says a lot about the community of Monticello that the Lassiters chose to live here after retiring. We can see the support that UAM has in the area, and also the impact our university has had on Judy and Jack.” Hughes said she was initially approached about renaming the facility by UAM board of visitors chair Gregg Reep, Hugh Heflin, and Reginald Glover. She said it was an easy decision to take the motion to rename the facility to the UA Board of Trustees, which voted unanimously for the change during their meeting in January.




Photo Captions:
JJL IPF-21: Chancellor Karla Hughes, Trustee Cliff Gibson, and the Lassiters unveil a rendering of the new signage for the Judy and Jack Lassiter Indoor Practice Facility

JJL IPF-40: UA System President Don Bobbitt, Dr. Jack Lassiter, and Chancellor Karla Hughes

JJL IPF-53: The Lassiters and their children Joel Haden, Leigh Lassiter-Counts, and Heather Isaacs


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Crossett Ark Area Chamber Of Commerce Congratulates Business Of The Week To J&S Contractor Supply


The Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce would like to say congratulations to J&S Contractor Supply for being selected as Business of the Week!

We love that Jeff, Steve, April, Brad and the rest of the J&S staff are now located in town at the former Ford Dealership building, at 301 East 1st Avenue. Stop by and see them and all they have to offer. They have a great selection of Engel coolers, and much much more!


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Please Excuse Our Progress Again!

Hermitage City Hall is making improvements in parking, sidewalk and ADA ramp/sidewalk to the Hermitage Police Department entrance. The city office will be open at it’s regular hours and days unless otherwise posted. Ensuring safety and providing the best for citizens is priority therefore we ask that you do not cross the police tape in front of the building and use the City Hall entrance.

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