Fundraiser held for Seark Miracle League
As a fundraiser for The Seark Miracle League, The Widows Sons Freeborn Chapter worked hard to sell 400 chicken plates donated and cooked by Tyson. They even had a Miracle League athlete, Abigail, …
Jordan Self (left) and Mercedes McCool (right)
UAM students excel in state Poetry Contest
Two University of Arkansas at Monticello students recently received honors in the annual Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Pat Laster Collegiate Poetry Contest. Jordan Self, a senior education major from …
Cora Mae Summers pictured with members of the Ashley County chapter of the Arkansas Nurses Honor Guard 
UAM Nursing Alumna Honored at 100 Years Old
In December 1978, a tornado tore through Louisiana and Arkansas on the same day as the pinning ceremony for nursing graduates of the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM). The ceremony was …
The Healing Hearts Easter project holds Easter celebration with Options
The Healing Hearts Easter project recently treated the 16 guests at Options to an Easter celebration. Currently, the Options shelter has seven women and nine children. Thank you, Junior …
Mayor Jason Akers speaks and signs proclamation at University of Arkansas at Monticello
On Thursday, March 28, Monticello Mayor Jason Akers spoke at the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Social Work Fair. He addressed the professionals who already work in the field, as well …
Union Bank representatives make donation to University of Arkansas at Monticello Athletics Legacy Campaign
On Monday, April 1, representatives from Union Bank made a monetary donation to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Athletics Legacy Campaign. This donation will be used to put LED lighting at …
LOCAL NEWS

Arkansas Bankers Advocate in Washington D.C. for Industry Progress

Local bankers Scott Saffold, Randy Rawls and Kerry Hartness, representing Union Bank and Trust, recently journeyed to Washington D.C. alongside the Arkansas Bankers Association (ABA). Their objective …

Student nurses giving back to the troops

The University of Arkansas School of Nursing, Student Nurses Association recently held a service project. SNA members purchased, packed, and mailed nearly 100 pounds of product worth …

Options, Inc. holds Easter Bunny event

On Saturday, March 23, Options, Inc. hosted an opportunity for members of the community to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. The event took place from 10 a.m. until noon at the Options, …

Black Bear population alive and well in Arkansas

Recently, an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Certified Wildlife Biologist spoke to the Drew County Rotary Club regarding the black bear population in the area. Marks Hooks, a Supervisor of …

City Council accepts bid for Godfrey Ditch improvements

Mayor Jason Akers opened the March meeting of the Monticello City Council at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26. The roll was called and all council members were present. All present recited the Pledge of …

Seark Concert's Peter Pan Jr. Cast

Here is a collection of photos of Seark's Peter Pan Jr., which was performed from March 6th to March 9th.

Burton Named March Student of the Month at UAM College of Technology-McGehee

Kaitlin Burton started the practical nursing program in January, and she is already shining as a star student. Burton was recently named the UAM College of Technology-McGehee “Star …
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AMARI LUCAS takes a ground ball hit towards third base to throw out the DeWitt runner at first base in the second inning.

Lady Pirates drop first conference game to DeWitt at home

The Drew Central Lady Pirates dropped their first conference contest on Tuesday evening, hosting the DeWitt Lady Dragons in 8-3A Conference play. The Lady Pirates had lost their previous contest …

Lady Billies remain perfect at 13-0 on the season after win at Stuttgart

The Monticello Lady Billies remained perfect on the season after a close contest with Crossett last week. On Thursday, March 28, the Lady Pirates would host Baptist Prep from the 3A-5 …
ARIANNA REYES brings the ball downfield against Stuttgart.

Lady Billies soccer begins conference play with 1-0-2 record

The Monticello Lady Billies returned from Spring Break to begin 8-4A Conference play on Tuesday, March 26, hosting the Star City Lady Bulldogs at Hyatt Field.  The Lady Billies defense …

Weevils get commitments from White, Burton

The UAM Boll Weevil Baseball team and head coach John Harvey has picked up two local athlete commitments from Monticello catcher Trystan White and Drew Central pitcher Drew Burton. Both White and …
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Obituaries
Linda Taylor, 74
Linda was the 6th and youngest child born on March 14,1949 at Warren, to the late J.Q. and Dean Powers Richardson. She left this old world to join Jesus, her family and her true love, Carey in Heaven …
Joy Lynn Phillips Lytle, 81
Joy Lynn Phillips Lytle, 81, of Monticello, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Baptist Health Medical Center-Drew Co. in Monticello. She was born September 26, 1942, in Warren to the late Cele …
Carlton Roy Halley, 62
Carlton Roy Halley, 62, of Monticello,   passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born October 16, 1961, in Monticello to the late Emmett Calvin …
David Carpenter, 69
David Carpenter, 69, of Monticello,   passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born February 19, 1955, in Monticello, to the late Willie …
Jerry Don "J.D." Ridgell, Sr., 77
Jerry Don "J.D." Ridgell, Sr., was born April 27, 1946, to the late Labue and Ruth Ridgell in Monticello. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Keith and Olean Girtman; and one niece, Rebie …
Artie McCoy Lucas, 79
Artie McCoy Lucas, 79, of Monticello, departed from earth to eternal life on Monday, March 25, 2024 at Belleview Estates in Monticello. She entered into life on November 23, 1944, in Drew County, to …
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