Sheriff’s race candidates share their plans for Drew Co.
The Advance-Monticellonian spoke with Drew County Sheriff candidates Tim Nichols and James Slaughter to discuss their intentions if elected to the office of Sheriff in the December 6 …
American dream remembered through Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill …
LOCAL NEWS

Drew Central Elementary celebrates cookies with Santa

Drew Central Elementary, the Drew Central Preschool and the DC PTO continued the tradition of the “Cookies with Santa” event Friday, December 2, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Drew Central …

Physics – Fact and Fancy

A projectile is anything that is shot, thrown, kicked, batted or other wise placed into the air. Examples in the world of sports would be:  baseballs, footballs, basketballs, golf balls, …

Raising money for fur friends

Monticello Second Chance Fur Dogs held a BINGO fundraiser last Saturday night at the VFW building. 

Purchase deadline approaching for Wreaths Across America

Col. David Love Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has joined with Wreaths Across America to honor veterans buried in Oakland Cemetery.   The goal is to provide 300 wreaths …

Holiday Lights

The annual Christmas decorations have began to go up on the downtown square in Monticello. Four large Christmas trees can be seen from all directions. The annual Carols of Christmas parade will take …

Quorum Court approves end of the year stipend for County employees

A little extra money for County employees in time for the holidays was on the Drew County Quorum Court agenda Monday, Nov. 14, for the regularly scheduled meeting, along with an appropriation …

AGFC sets table for future Monticello monsters

Hatchery staff and biologists from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worked together to load more than one-quarter of a million forage fish into the rising …

Help protect your family’s future with an estate plan

Help protect your family’s future with an estate plan  Home ownership is an exciting dream for a lot of people. While estate planning may not be a dream, like home ownership, it is …

SPORTS

Blossoms earn second win of the season with a 57-50 win over Arkansas Baptist

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Cotton Blossoms earned their second win of the 2022-23 season with a 57-50 victory over Arkansas Baptist College Lady Buffs on Tuesday, November 22, at …

Weevils improve to 3-2 with third consecutive win of the season

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils have improved their overall record to 3-2 before entering into Great American Conference play beginning on Thursday, December 1. The Weevils …

Lady Pirates finish Thanksgiving break with 3-2 overall record

The Drew Central Lady Pirates entered the Thanksgiving Holiday break with an overall record of 3-2 after a 2-2 record in their last four outings. Travelling to Parkers Chapel on Thursday, November …

Weevils pick up first win of season with a 79-43 victory over Ecclesia

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils picked up their first win of the 2022-23 Basketball Season with a 79-43 victory over Ecclesia College on Thursday, November 17, at Steelman …

Blossoms defeat Delta State to give Midlick first career win at UAM

UAM Blossoms head coach, David Midlick, picked up his first win as the head coach of the Blossoms on Tuesday, November 15, with a 63-61 win over Delta State.  Before earning their first …
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Obituaries
Robert H. Martin, Sr., 80
It is with great sadness of hearts, but the belief in God’s mercy, that the family of Robert H. Martin, Sr. of Monticello, announces his passing from this earth into the peace and comfort of …
James Edward Green, Sr., 77
Barber Legend and former art and history teacher, James Edward Green, Sr. passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2022, at 1:25 p.m. at the age of 77 at Baptist Hospital, North Little Rock. Despite …
Cora Sue Bailey, 88
Cora Sue Bailey, 88, of Monticello, passed away at Gardner Nursing and Rehab in Star City, Saturday, December 3, 2022. Sue was born April 2, 1934, in Drew County, to the late Byron Montgomery and …
James Edward Andrews, 77
James Edward Andrews, 77, of Monticello, passed away at his home surrounded by family Sunday, December 4, 2022.  He was born November 8, 1945, in Pine Bluff, to the late Vester Lee Andrews …
Alice Louise Orrell Waldrup, 90
Alice Louise Orrell Waldrup, 90, of Monticello, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, November 23, 2022. She was born March 3, 1932, in Nimrod, to the late Lewis and Nancy Orrell. Alice was …
Mary Helen Tillman, 81
Monday, November 21, 2022.   Mary Helen was born in Jonesboro, La. to the late J.B. “Pete” and Geneva Perdue.  She spent her childhood in Union County, where she made …
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