Barnes says Bon Voyage; Chapman ready to captain the ship
As the 2023-2024 school year draws to a close, there is a typical mix of feelings from both the students and the faculty. On one hand, everyone is ready for the break, while on …
Healing Hearts Mother’s Day Project brings community together
In a world where we often hear about heartbreak and division, it's refreshing to witness a community coming together to heal and support one another. That's exactly what happened at the …
Ray’s announced as 2024 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame finalist
Finalists have been announced for the 2024 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, and Monticello’s own, Ray’s, has been named as a finalist. “It certainly is an honor for Ray’s to …
Mayor declares Thursday UAM Weevil Baseball Day
To show the City of Monticello’s support for the Great American Conference’s Conference Champion University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils as they prepare to travel for Regionals …
Spring on the Square
Spring on the Square took place from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at the square in Historic Downtown Monticello. Many were in attendance to see the local vendor, food trucks, and live entertainment.
Hometown Hero, Mendy Gardner
Hometown Hero: Mendy Gardner
Ask anyone what their idea of a hero is and they’ll give the normal answers like a firefighter, police officer, or someone in the military. But in my book, nurses are at the top of the list. …
LOCAL NEWS

QC discusses truck routes; approves ordinance for Sheriff’s Department

The Drew County Quorum Court met at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 13. Sheriff Tim Nichols opened the meeting with an invocation, and Judge Griffin lead everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. County Clerk …

Time to celebrate

The staff and consumers from Discovery Skill Center celebrated Prom 2024 with a Mardi Gras theme. The event took place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at Pauline Baptist Church.

AGFC and Red Hills Fishery deliver Titan Maxx Largemouths to Lake Monticello

On Friday, May 3, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Austin Booth, along with other representatives from AFGC, and representatives from Red Hills Fishery, located in Boston, Ga., met at the …

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Proclaims Economic Development Week in Arkansas May 6-10

Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives is proud to announce its participation in the 2024 Economic Development Week, a global initiative led by the International Economic Development …

National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Saturday, May 11, 2024, marks the 32nd anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving; the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Letter carriers walk …

Daniel Boice introduces new book at the Monticello Branch Library

On Saturday, April 27, local author and Director of the Fred J. Taylor Library on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus, Daniel Boice introduced his new book, Naming Arkansas , at the …

Customer Appreciation

On Friday, April 26, Pomeroy’s Hometown Ace held a customer appreciation event. Ace teamed up with Deeply Rooted and had Granny Ruth’s food truck on site. Kevin from Petrus Farm and Grill …
SPORTS

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 …

Postseason schedules as all Monticello teams qualify for tournaments

Monticello athletic programs from high school to the University of Arkansas at Monticello have achieved season goals in the Spring Sports portion of the school year with all team sports earning …
NELSON MERCADO earned his sixth save of the season against SAU.

Weevils capture a share of the Great American Conference Championship with final series win

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils have secured a share of the Great American Conference Championship in a three-way tie with Harding University and Arkansas Tech University after …
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Obituaries
Ann Oakes, 83
Ann Oakes, 83, of Monticello, passed away Friday, May 17, 2024, at Gardner Nursing and Rehab in Star City. She was born July 29, 1940, in Chickasha, Okla. to the late Steven Grissom and Claudine …
Evelyn Lorice Mosley, 87
Evelyn Lorice Mosley,   87, of Monticello, went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, May 18, 2024, at her home. She was born April 19, 1937, in Rison to the late Jimmy Earl Threlkeld and …
Frank Steven Hartness, 70
Frank Steven Hartness, affectionately known as Steve, 70, of Monticello, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, May 18, 2024, surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born March 2, …
James Cathey, 88
James Cathey was born November 24, 1935, in Thornton. He died May 15, 2024, in Rison. Cathey was the son of the late Ernestine Black Cathey and the late J. P. Cathey. He was predeceased by his first …
Donna Rae Wiscaver, 79
Donna Rae Wiscaver, 79, of Warren, formerly of Garland County, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2024 at Chapel Woods Health and Rehab in Warren.  She was born August 20, 1944 in Klamath Falls, Ore. …
James Lee Steele, 84
James Lee Steele, 84, of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at Gardner Nursing Home in Star City. He was born April 15, 1940, in Drew County to the late James Henry Steele and Lula Mae …
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