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 …
City Council hears budget talks during quick monthly meeting
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Monticello city council met for the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 15.  The council heard budget discussions presented by city finance …
Town and Country Quilters EHC donate to local library
Every year, Town and Country Quilters Extension Homemakers Club select a project to fulfill their responsibility to community service. This year, Evelyn Lawson suggested the club direct a project to …
LOCAL NEWS

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 …

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 …

37 year City Council member passes at 92

Raymond Hubbard was the longest sitting Monticello City Council member in the town’s history. Born in 1928, Hubbard passed away Monday, Nov. 14, just weeks shy of his 93rd birthday. He began …

Hold off the heating bill

Winter is coming, in the inimitable words from Game of Thrones, and that means only one thing: it’s about to get colder. With energy prices, inflation and therefore the cost of living on the …

USDA funds Arkansas research on grain production greenhouse gas emissions

Most greenhouse gas emissions in commercial poultry operations are linked to feed production, and methods to reduce those emissions are the focus of a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to the …

Arkansas approved for FEMA high hazard potential dam grant funding

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that its Natural Resources Division has been approved for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Rehabilitation of High …

SPORTS

SAU reclaims Battle of the Timberlands Trophy 20-7 over UAM

After beginning the season with a 3-1 start, the University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils ended their 2022 Season, dropping their seventh consecutive contest to Southern Arkansas University …

Lady Pirates invoke “sportsmanship rule” against Crossett

The Drew Central Lady Pirates became the first team to play under the newly installed shot clock at Drew Central Gymnasium on Tuesday night against Crossett.  The 35-second shot clock was …

Pirates open 2022-23 Basketball season with 75-48 win over Crossett

The Drew Central Pirates hosted the Crossett Eagles on Tuesday night to begin the 2002-23 Basketball season.  Crossett would score the first points of the contest with Kade Bodiford scoring …

Pirates qualify for 3A State Playoffs despite 48-20 loss at Rison

Entering Friday night's contest with the Rison Wildcats, the Drew Central Pirates had to have help from two other conference contests in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.  For the …

Weevils drop sixth straight contest with 16-0 loss to East Central

The University of Arkansas at Monticello travelled to Ada, Oklahoma on Saturday, November 5, to face Great American Conference opponent the East Central Tigers. The Weevils would win the coin toss …
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Obituaries
Roy Raymond Hubbard, 93
Roy Raymond Hubbard left this Earth on November 14, 2022, after almost 94 trips around the Sun. Raymond was born in Perry County, to Audie and Bertha Hubbard on December 7, 1928. Raymond had four …
Betty Jean Belvin Rhodes, 81
Betty Jean Belvin Rhodes was born in McGehee, May 17, 1941, to the late Jessie R. Belvin and Willie A. Johnson. She transitioned late Saturday night on November 19, 2022.  She leaves to …
Pebble Jean Ward Montgomery, 85
Pebble Jean Ward Montgomery, 85, of Monticello, went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, November 19, 2022, in Monticello. She was born April 21, 1937, to the late Frank Ward and Tommie Reep …
JoAnn Lampkin, 83
JoAnn Lampkin, 83, of McGehee, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  She was born January 8, 1939 in Dermott, to the late Joe D. Cobb and Frances Bishop Cobb.  JoAnn owned and operated …
Steven Thomas Halley, 39
Steven Thomas Halley, 39, of Monticello, passed away Monday, November 7, 2022. He was born on April 5, 1983, in Monticello.He was an Allied Security Officer and a Christian. Steven was also a member …
Rufus (Lamar) Caldwell, 84
Rufus (Lamar) Caldwell, 84, passed away in his home in Monticello on November 9, 2022, following a short, terminal illness. Born April 28, 1938, in Star City, he was a graduate of Lakeside High …
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