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1st Choice Home Care had their ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 7. Staff members, employees from Arkansas Hospice, and Chamber members were on site for the occasion. They also had hot dogs …
MEDC talks sales tax numbers; honors Barnes for years of service
The Monticello Economic Development Commission held its June meeting at noon on Wednesday, June 5. Chairman Bennie Ryburn, III called the meeting to order and presented the minutes from the May …
DCE teacher selected as IMPACT Arkansas Principal Fellow
Hope Caruthers, a kindergarten teacher at Drew Central Elementary, was recently selected as an IMPACT Arkansas Principal Fellow . IMPACT is a University of Arkansas-based program that has been …
Open to the public
Several local fishermen taking advantage of the fact that Lake Monticello was recently re-opened to the public. The City of Monticello officially opened the lake at 8 a.m. Friday, May 31. All are …
Under construction
Progress on Wilmar’s Dollar General is coming along nicely. Keep reading for updates as they progress.
Pre-Teen Little Miss Arkansas Crowned in Hot Springs
Arabella Wood, was crowned Pre-Teen Little Miss Arkansas on May 25, 2024, in Hot Springs.  She is the 10-year-old daughter of Matt Wood and Christina Roque of Monticello.  She is the …
LOCAL NEWS

Grand Opening

Dr. Jay Connelley officially opened his office in the Allegiant Medplex on Monday, June 3. Thanks to Dr. Connelley and staff for taking a moment out of their hectic day for this photo op.

UAM hosts inaugural Jazz Week, honors Les Pack

The Division of Music at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) hosted its inaugural UAM Jazz Week from April 8 to April 10. The event featured workshops and lessons guided by jazz experts, …

Rushing joins UAM CFANR as communications director

Traci Rushing was born to work in agriculture . Rushing started May 20 as director of communications for the College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources, at the University of Arkansas …
Godfrey Ditch after construction

City completes largest drainage project covering entire neighborhood

“Expanding a City is fine, but you can’t abandon the older areas and have them in disarray,” Mayor Jason Akers said. “A city should be judged on its entirety, not just the …

McKiever and Watts announce their engagement

Cole McKiever and Kelsey Watts are delighted to announce their engagement. Kelsey is the daughter of Melissa Watts of Fayetteville and the granddaughter of the Wanda Cavaness and the late Mike …

City Council honors Distinguished Citizen; passes multiple resolutions

The Monticello City Council held its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28. The meeting opened with an invocation and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Deputy City Clerk, Kirsten …

Alligators a steady presence in Arkansas

Arkansas is known as the “Natural State” for a reason, and the abundant wildlife is a major contributor to the reputation. Lions and tigers, not so much. Bears — sure, here and …
SPORTS

Monticello Soccer and Baseball announce postseason awards

The Monticello Billies baseball and soccer programs, along with the Lady Billie soccer program recognized their postseason award recipients for the 2024 season.  All three teams qualified …
CHAZ POPPY connected for two home runs in the final contest against Arkansas Tech to help the Weevils win the GAC Championship Tournament.

Weevils defeat Arkansas Tech 8-5 to win GAC Championship

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils finished the regular season in a three-way tie for the Great American Conference Championship of Harding and Arkansas Tech and after comparing …

Billies, Lady Billies enter 4A State Tournament

The Monticello Billies and Lady Billies will both enter the Class 4A State Championship Tournament in Gravette as the second seeds from the 4A South Region.  For the Billies, they entered …
KIRK WOOLF looks back after scoring the Weevils first run of the game in the bottom of the second inning in game one. Woolf would finish the game 1 for 2 with a walk and two runs scored.

Weevils advance in GAC Championship Tournament

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils have advanced in the Great American Conference Championship Tournament after eliminating Oklahoma Baptist in a best of three series, two games to …
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Obituaries
Leta Paulette White Sutton, 81
Leta Paulette White Sutton, 81, of Sheridan, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2024. The daughter of Clyde Paschall White and Effie Lee Cox White of Drew County, she was born on February 14, 1943. A …
Mary Nell Graves Martin, 83
Mary Nell Graves Martin of Lacey, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 6, 2024. She was born in Lake Village on July 27, 1940, to the late Homer Baron and Aultie Zena Marie Georgine …
Rita Michelle Fox, 56
Rita Michelle Fox, 56, of Monticello, passed away at Baptist Health Drew County on Monday, June 3, 2024. She was born April 17, 1968, in Pasadena, Texas to the late Ray Edwin Fox and Janet Lenora …
Bishop Albert Thomas Davis, 94
Bishop Albert Thomas Davis, 94, of Cabot, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Greystone Nursing and Rehab in Cabot. He was born April 9, 1930, in Cleveland County to the late David Davis and Annie …
Chester Lavon Brown, 78
Chester Lavon Brown, 78, of Falcon, Mo., formerly of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at his home. He was born August 13, 1945, in Warren to the late Jim Brown and Idell Doss Brown. He …
Helen Nimmo Albright, 69
Helen Nimmo Albright, 69, of Pine Bluff, went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2024, at her home. She was born June 20, 1954, in Glasgow, Scotland to the late John Houston and Helen Reed Houston. …
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