Hospital Board discusses financial condition, options
The Drew Memorial Health System Board of Directors met Monday, January 23, for the regularly scheduled meeting with representatives from Baptist Health to discuss partnership options. “We …
Successful UAM Ag Alumni Society Dinner Continues Growth
Last year, the UAM Ag Alumni Society planted the seeds for annual get-togethers of UAM's agriculture alums with the Inaugural Aggie Comeback weekend.    The special homecoming for UAM …
UAM and NPC to Announce New Partnership with Two Jan. 24 Events
The University of Arkansas at Monticello and National Park College (NPC) will hold two events on Tuesday, Jan. 24, to announce an innovative new partnership that will give Hot Springs students an …
LOCAL NEWS

Celebrating Peace

Annual celebrations for Martin Luther King Jr. Day were spread out across the weekend and all were successful. A brunch, Meet the Greeks, Cease Fire, alumni basketball game and church service were …

Plunkett promoted at AgHeritage McGehee Branch Office

"We're thrilled to have Jessie take on this new role to better serve our customer-owners," said Bill Stephens, VP of Lending and Branch Manager at McGehee. "She has been a Customer Specialist for our …

Seark Concert Association presents Ballet Magnificat!

“Deliver Us!” a show that tells the story of Moses through dance, will be presented at 7 p.m., Thursday, February 2 at the University of Arkansas at Monticello Fine Arts Center. The …

Louisiana Purchase Plein Air: ASU-Beebe and UAM student exhibition

A closing reception will be held on Monday, January 23, from 1-2 p.m. in the Glassblock Gallery in the Fred J. Taylor Library and Technology Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) …

Town and Country Quilters EHC start a productive year

The Town and Country Quilters Extension Homemakers Club is beginning the new year with an active schedule. Their first meeting of 2023 was held Saturday, 14 January during the monthly workday at the …

Local NAACP holds MLK celebration at New Life

The local chapter #6042 of the NAACP and youth chapter #67AJ, hosted a lively MLK celebration Monday, January 16 at New Life Assembly of God church in Monticello.  The program began with Rev. …

Monticello Branch Library collects more than 30 cold weather clothing items for Arkansas PBS Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive

 Monticello Branch Library collected more than 30 sweaters/coats as a partner in the Arkansas PBS Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive held Nov. 5-30. Shannon Rodriguez, Monticello …

Marshall-Klein to wed April 14

Cary and Debra Marshall of Monticello, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Allison Farris Marshall, of Wentzville, Mo., to Scott Tray Klein, also of Wentzville, …

SPORTS

Blossoms improve to 3-5 in GAC with two consecutive wins

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Blossoms came into Thursday’s Great American Conference contest against Southeastern Oklahoma State University having lost two consecutive conference …

Lady Billies fall at home to Watson Chapel 48-18 in conference contest

The Monticello Lady Billies struggled to get very much going offensively on Friday night at home against the Watson Chapel lady Wildcats.  Watson Chapel would control the tip to begin the …

Watson Chapel hands Monticello Billies first conference loss 

Coming into Friday nights contest, the Watson Chapel Wildcats and the Monticello Billies were tied at the top of the 8-4A Conference with 3-0 records in conference play, but at the end of the contest …

Weevils, Blossoms fall in consecutive games on Oklahoma trip

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Weevils and Blossoms took to the road this past week in the teams first road trip into Oklahoma of the season. Facing Southwestern Oklahoma State …

Dumas sweeps Drew Central in 3A-8 Conference contests at Drew Central

The Drew Central Junior Pirates, Lady Pirates, and Pirates hosted Dumas on Friday, January 6, in contests that could have regular season conference title implications.  In the first contest …
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Obituaries
Bettye Jane Murphy, 82
Bettye Jane Murphy, 82, of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at her home.  She was born January 13, 1941, in Hampton, to the late Horace Ivy and Georgie Ginn Ivy.She was the …
Levell Handley, 61
Levell Handley, 61, of Monticello, made his transition Thursday January 12, 2023, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his wife Debra.He was born in Monticello, on March 9, 1961, to the late …
Joyce Donaldson, 76
Joyce Donaldson, 76, of Monticello, passed away on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.Joyce's early dreams and aspirations of growing up in the tiny community of …
Barton Alan Bynum, 77
Barton Alan Bynum was born in Dermott, on June 7, 1945, the son of Woodrow Wilson and Janie Richardson Bynum. He died on January 21, 2023, at the Southern Hills Cottages in Rison. He loved duck …
William Dean Busby, 65
William Dean Busby, 65, of Monticello, peacefully passed away on January 21, 2023, in his home surrounded by his daughter and his siblings.  He was born on May 29, 1957, in North Little Rock, …
Janice Marie Burks, 56
Janice Marie Burks was born August 19, 1966, to the very proud parents, Otis and Erma Burks, Sr. in Monticello. She departed this life on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at her childhood home surrounded …
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