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Baptist Health Medical Center-Drew County (BHMC-Drew County) is thrilled to announce a generous donation of $21,000 from the BHMC-Drew County Auxiliary team. This significant contribution was … more
Mr. Bob Campbell was named the winner of the Drew County Yard of the Month for June. Mr. Campbell has an amazing yard and garden area inspired by the yards he saw as a teenager in Wisconsin. … more
According to Monticello Mayor Jason Akers, last week City Water staff began supervising the repair of the city water well located near the University of Arkansas at Monticello Campus. The city now … more
In the small town of Wilmar, there is a tradition that has continued for 150 years. Juneteenth, or June Dinner as its residents call it, is the longest-running celebration in the state. Each year … more
The Monticello High School and Monticello Junior Billies Cheerleaders attend National Cheerleaders Association Camp June 3-6 in Hot Springs.  The squads received superior ribbons for the … more
Dr. Jeffrey Reinhart started seeing patients in his new office in the Allegiant Medplex on Monday, June 10. Dr. Reinhart’s new office is the second phase of opening the Medplex, as Dr. … more
The Drew County Quorum Court held its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 10. The meeting opened with County Attorney Cliff Gibson leading an invocation and County Judge Jessie Griffin leading … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Progress on Wilmar’s Dollar General is coming along nicely. Keep reading for updates as they progress. more
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 … more
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. more
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, … more
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 … more
“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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Monticello High School and Drew Central High School graduating classes at their respective ceremonies. more
The Monticello Advertising and Promotions Commission met at noon on Friday, May 17, in the Hampton Inn Conference Room. Commissioners present were Shannon Herman, Mike Wigley, Kim … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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