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In July, Arkansas Imagination Library and local program partners in all 75 counties will celebrate a statewide milestone: More than five million Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library books have … more
Congratulations to Frank Ferguson. He won our subscription contest drawing and walked away with an Igloo Marine Backpack Cooler and other prizes. more
Citizens enjoyed Independence Day fi reworks at the Monticello Sports Complex on July 3. more
From the desk of Monticello Police Chief Carlos Garcia: On July 9, 2024, around 7:18 p.m., officers were dispatched to the residence of Mark and Deborah Tiner because of a disturbance. The … more
The Drew County Quorum Court met at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 8. The meeting opened with Justice Joe Williams giving an invocation and everyone reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. County Clerk Stephanie … more
Baptist Health Medical Center - Drew County is proud to announce the recipient of the DAISY Award® for this quarter is Ruthie Griffin, LPN. Her nomination story read, “During my … more
On Saturday, June 22, 2024, Enon Baptist Church hosted a 65 year wedding anniversary celebration for Larry and Molly Flemister. The Flemisters were married on June 25, 1959. The celebration saw … more
Paint and Lighting Plus celebrated 30 years in business last Saturday. Opened in 1994, the store was opened by Dale Newman and Kenny Adams. Adams owned the store for 25 years and one day when the new … more
The Monticello Parks and Recreation Commission met at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 1, at the Sadie Johnson Building. After the roll call, it was determined that all of the commissioners were present. The … more
It's time to vote for the best of Drew County in theAdvance-Monticellonian's 2024 Readers' Choice Awards! Help us recognize thepeople, businesses, and organizations that exceed expectations and show … more
Arkansas Press Association held its annual conference in Jonesboro June 27-29. Ashley Hogg, Publisher, Jeff McDonald, Managing Editor and Joanna Poole, Editor for the Eagle Democrat attended the … more
Bennie Ryburn, III captured this aerial photo of a small section of the Interstate 69 corridor. The picture shows a section where crews are currently active and making progress. more
Nutritious food can help address obesity, diabetes, and heart disease and pave the way for a healthy life – but one in four children in Arkansas faces food insecurity. Today, Mainline … more
Main Street Art hosted a summer art camp in conjunction with Art Education Opportunities (AEO) June 24-28. Participants worked with pottery, painting, book binding (art journals), collages, and … more
On Monday, June 24, No Kid Hungry announced ten national Summer Hunger Heroes. This year’s honorees hail from nine states and the United States Department of Agriculture and have shown … more
Thursday, June 20, marked BHMC-Drew County’s first donation to the UAMS Milk Lab. A total of 57 bags of milk were shipped! BHMC-Drew County is thrilled to collaborate with UAMS and establish a … more
Mayor Jason Akers called the July meeting of the Monticello City Council to order at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25. After the roll call, it was found that all of the council members were present. … more
Monticello’s Advertising and Promotions Commission met at noon on Wednesday, June 19. Commission Chair, Shannon Herman called the meeting to order with commissioners Andy Patel, Mike Wigley, … more
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
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