Early voting discussed at Drew County Quorum Court meeting
One hundred and twenty-one votes were cast Monday, May 9, as early voting in the preferential primary began in Drew County. Early voting will run through Election Day, May 24, announced County Clerk …
Monticello woman receives top military honor
Sergeant Major Donna Rogers King, a Monticello native, was inducted into the Quartermaster Hall of Fame at Fort Lee, VA on May 4, 2022. The Quartermaster Hall of Fame is highest form of recognition …
Drew County EHC Scholarship Winners Recognized
The Drew County Extension Homemakers Council recently recognized students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello who were awarded their academic scholarships for the past academic year. The …
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Common Ground Arkansas releases tools to help Arkansans find polling locations

The nonpartisan organization Common Ground Arkansas has developed an online Early Voting Locator tool to help voters quickly find their nearest polling locations and hours of …

Clinton Young Named Dean of UAM School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Clinton D. Young, professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been named dean of the UAM School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, effective May 1, 2022. He has been …

UAM Hires New Agronomist in CFANR

 "Soils are the basis of most agricultural production, but we tend to rely too much on the soil chemistry and how we can alter it to increase our yields. We need to pay more attention to …

Master Gardners have busy week

Drew County Master Gardners are in full swing. Last Saturday, the group held their annual plant sale at the mini park. On Tuesday morning, they partnered with Union Bank to put seasonal flowers in …

Spring bear sightings don’t have to mean ‘trouble bruin’

Each spring, young male black bears emerge from their dens and strike out to find new territories. While sightings of these misguided youths certainly grab the attention of people living in …

UAM “Top Gun” is putting piloting skills to use to assess health of the campus forest

Dr. Hamdi Zurqani, assistant professor of geospatial science, joined the UAM College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources (CFANR) in the fall of 2021. “Drones have recently become …

I-69 Improvements coming to Drew and Desha counties

In 2022, the scheduled I-69 improvement project between Highways 278 and Highway 65 (S) will be among five Arkansas Department Transportation Projects now funded through Amendment 91 thanks to a …

SPORTS

UAM hosts 16th Annual Weevil Stampede

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Rodeo Team hosted the 16th Annual Weevil Stampede this past week, concluding on Saturday, April 23. The rodeo consisted of college teams throughout the …

Pirates defeat Dumas on the road, falls to McGehee at home

The Drew Central Pirates split a pair of conference contests this past week with a road victory over the Dumas Bobcats and falling to the McGehee Owls at home. Travelling to Dumas on Tuesday, …

Johnson’s Grand-Slam seals Regional Tournament bid for Lady Pirates

The Drew Central Lady Pirates have secured their place in the 3A Region 4 Regional Tournament after winning three consecutive contests including a 14-1 victory of the McGehee Lady Owls capped off by …

Billies move up in the conference rankings entering the final week of season

The Monticello Billies have rebounded after two conference losses to run off four consecutive conference wins, including a 9-0 win on the road over Camden Fairview who is ranked at the top of the …

Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program

Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program (AYSSP) is a shotgun program that was started by the Arkansas Game and Fish to teach youth to shoot trap. It is for youth 6-12 grade. The AYSSP is designed for …
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Obituaries
Rosalyn ''Roz'' Elizabeth Dickens Moore, 69
Rosalyn ''Roz'' Elizabeth Dickens Moore, 69, of Dermott, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 4, at Dermott City Nursing Home. She was born June 9, 1952, in Dermott, to the late James Lawrence …
Mary Jo Taylor Haynes, 89
Mary Jo Taylor Haynes was born on December 17, 1933, in Hazen, to the late Johnny B. Taylor and Lou Della Horton Taylor. She went to be in the loving hands of her Lord on May 2, 2022. She later …
Johnny William Brown, Sr., 79
Johnny William Brown, Sr., 79, of Monticello, passed away Friday, April 29, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was born August 6, 1942, in Dallas, to the late William Lawton Brown and Mary …
Clifton Lorenz Berry, 92
Clifton Lorenz Berry, 92, of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at his home. He was born December 9, 1929, in Crossett, to the late Clifton Edward Berry and Vivian Graves Berry. He …
Deborah Kay Rogers, 67
Deborah Kay Rogers, 67, of Monticello, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, April 20, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was born August 6, 1954, in St. Paul, Minn. to the late …
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