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Obituaries | Posted 8 hours 39 min ago
Barbara Ann Burr, 78, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 in Star City.  She was born April 27, 1942 in Star City, the daughter of the late Joe Burr and Ruby Ratterree Burr. Barbara was a member of Star City First Methodist Church and a long-time member of the Mountain Home Methodist Church.  Barbara worked for Harry Shannon Chevrolet and later retired from Arkansas Department of Human Services. Barbara was a gifted artist and enjoyed painting a variety of items, including Christmas Tree...
Sports | Posted 8 hours 44 min ago
WALNUT RIDGE — Thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s recently expanded Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program, hunters in Lawrence County have more than 500 additional acres of property to enjoy during the last month of waterfowl season and beyond. The property, which is close to the Black River at Saffell, has been enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Easement program by the landowner, and was recently added to the WRICE program’s public hunting opportunities, thanks...
Sports | Posted 8 hours 49 min ago
The latest editions of the Arkansas Fishing Guidebook and Arkansas Trout Fishing Guidebook are en route to sporting goods stores and license vendors across the state, and people looking to get the digital version for their computer or smartphone can download their own copy today at www.agfc.com/en/resources/regulations/guidebooks. The 2021 fishing season sees a slew of changes for anglers, and while a few may be more restrictive because of biological concerns, the vast majority of changes are...
News | Posted 8 hours 59 min ago
The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza, announced on Monday, January 11, 2021 the launch of Ascent, a first-of-its-kind, free digital e-learning platform geared to help women entrepreneurs grow and expand their businesses.  Ascent has valuable content such as tips on preparing and recovering from disasters, strategic marketing and business financial strategy development. Ascent is a joint initiative between the White House, the SBA, the U.S. Department of Labor’s...
News | Posted 01/15/2021 - 10:20am
Five hundred Arkansas National Guard troops from the 142nd Field Artillery Brigade based in Northwest Arkansas and Airman from the 189th Airlift Wing will mobilize and be deployed to Washington D.C. beginning on Jan. 17 in support of the 59th Presidential Inauguration. The inauguration, like all presidential inaugurations, is considered a National Security event, according to a media alert sent out buy the Arkansas National Guard. The U.S.Secret Service, as the lead federal agency responsible...

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News | Posted 8 hours 59 min ago
The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza, announced on Monday, January 11, 2021 the launch of Ascent, a first-of-its-kind, free digital e-learning platform geared to help women entrepreneurs grow and expand their businesses.  Ascent has valuable content such as tips on preparing and recovering from disasters, strategic marketing and business financial strategy development. Ascent is a joint initiative between the White House, the SBA, the U.S. Department of Labor’s...
News | Posted 01/15/2021 - 10:20am
Five hundred Arkansas National Guard troops from the 142nd Field Artillery Brigade based in Northwest Arkansas and Airman from the 189th Airlift Wing will mobilize and be deployed to Washington D.C. beginning on Jan. 17 in support of the 59th Presidential Inauguration. The inauguration, like all presidential inaugurations, is considered a National Security event, according to a media alert sent out buy the Arkansas National Guard. The U.S.Secret Service, as the lead federal agency responsible...
News | Posted 01/15/2021 - 5:25am
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that expands veterans benefits and includes provisions authored by U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) to enhance education, pensions, burials, compensation and landmark enhancements to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) care and services for women veterans. “I applaud President Trump for signing this bill into law so we can provide more resources for veterans and expand benefits they earned,” said Boozman, a member of the Senate...
News | Posted 01/15/2021 - 5:15am
Justin Reynolds has been promoted to Director of Organization and Member Programs at Arkansas Farm Bureau. In his new role, Reynolds will assist with supervision and direction for the organization’s district directors, who work with the county Farm Bureaus to implement legislative, leadership and agricultural outreach programming. He will also coordinate work with the Women’s Leadership Committee, the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, and the eight Collegiate Farm Bureau chapters in...
News | Posted 01/15/2021 - 5:00am
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at its Dec. 10 meeting unveiled the artwork for the 2021 Conservation License Plate, a monarch butterfly. This is the 21st plate in the Conservation License Plate series, which contributes more than $1 million annually to conservation education, scholarships and internships in Arkansas.  Tabbi Kinion, chief of the AGFC’s Education Division, says the selection of the monarch was the perfect match with the AGFC’s recent conservation efforts...

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Obituaries | Posted 8 hours 39 min ago
Barbara Ann Burr, 78, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 in Star City.  She was born April 27, 1942 in Star City, the daughter of the late Joe Burr and Ruby Ratterree Burr. Barbara was a member of Star City First Methodist Church and a long-time member of the Mountain Home Methodist Church.  Barbara worked for Harry Shannon Chevrolet and later retired from Arkansas Department of Human Services. Barbara was a gifted artist and enjoyed painting a variety of items, including Christmas Tree...
Obituaries | Posted 01/15/2021 - 5:10am
Lee Charles Miller, 77, of Wilmar, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at East Point Health and Rehab in Star City. He was born Nov. 9, 1943, in Drew County, to the late Rastus Miller and Julie Washington Miller.
He was a retired logger and member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Miller and Casandra Miller both of Monticello; one brother, Laron Miller of Monticello; two sons-in-law, Barry Jackson of New Hope and John Lamb of Monticello; four grandchildren,...
Obituaries | Posted 01/15/2021 - 4:45am
Phillip Henry (P.H./Smokey) Ambrose, 56, was born May 16, 1964, in Monticello, to the union of James Clifford Ambrose and Alpha Menerva (Phillips) Ambrose. Preceded in death by his parents, he made his transition to his eternal home in glory on Jan. 8, 2021, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
Phillip accepted Christ at an early age at First Missionary Baptist Church. He was a founding member of the South East Cycles (SEC) Motorcycle Club in which he was an avid rider and served as their...
Obituaries | Posted 01/14/2021 - 6:30pm
Carlene Beatrice Uptigrove, 85, of Lancaster, Calif., passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa, Okla.. She was born May 26, 1935, in Ft. Smith, to the late Carl Leonard Furr, Sr. and Lela Beatrice Davis Furr.
She was a retired bookkeeper, was of the Apostolic/Pentecostal faith. She was a member of the Pentecostal Lighthouse Church in Lancaster, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Clifton Uptigrove; a son, Charley Eugene Uptigrove;...
Obituaries | Posted 01/14/2021 - 10:54am
Robert Earl Crass, 62 of Monticello, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at Baptist Hospital in Columbus, Miss. He was born Nov. 6, 1958, in Monticello, to the late Arthur Crass and Floy Ailene Carter Crass.
He was a retired welder and was of the baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Vicki Crass, of Monticello; his daughter, Kayla Hale (Nathan) of Memphis, Tenn.; his son, Josh Crass, of Monticello; two brothers, Michael Crass of Hamburg and John Crass (Sharon) of Monticello; one sister,...

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Sports | Posted 8 hours 44 min ago
WALNUT RIDGE — Thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s recently expanded Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program, hunters in Lawrence County have more than 500 additional acres of property to enjoy during the last month of waterfowl season and beyond. The property, which is close to the Black River at Saffell, has been enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Easement program by the landowner, and was recently added to the WRICE program’s public hunting opportunities, thanks...
Sports | Posted 8 hours 49 min ago
The latest editions of the Arkansas Fishing Guidebook and Arkansas Trout Fishing Guidebook are en route to sporting goods stores and license vendors across the state, and people looking to get the digital version for their computer or smartphone can download their own copy today at www.agfc.com/en/resources/regulations/guidebooks. The 2021 fishing season sees a slew of changes for anglers, and while a few may be more restrictive because of biological concerns, the vast majority of changes are...
Sports | Posted 01/14/2021 - 1:41pm
The University of Arkansas at Monticello Cotton Blossoms have officially begun the 2021 basketball season under new head coach Markel Cox. Opening Great American Conference Play on Thursday, January 7, the Blossoms hosted Arkansas Tech at Steelman Fieldhouse. Led by Kayla Bradley’s 17 points the Blossoms could not get anything going offensively as the Golden Suns led from start to finish holding the Blossoms to 30 total points. Arkansas Tech defeated the Blossoms 63-30. Leading the way for UAM...
Sports | Posted 01/14/2021 - 1:18pm
The Drew Central Lady Pirates got off to a good start on the road at Rison with a 56-22 victory over the Lady Wildcats. Drew Central was able to establish a double-digit lead in the first quarter, outscoring Rison 17-5. The Lady Pirates’ defense held Rison to under 10 points again in the second quarter, taking the quarter 22-8 for a 39-13 halftime lead. The Lady Pirates outscored Rison 17-5 in the third quarter with Rison outscoring Drew Central 4-0 in the fourth with the Lady Pirates taking...
Sports | Posted 01/14/2021 - 10:48am
The Drew Central Pirates were able to start the week with a conference road win over the Rison Wildcats on Tuesday, January 5, but dropped their first conference game against the Dumas Bobcats on Friday, January 8. At Rison, the Pirates were able to get a jump on the Wildcats 13-9 in the first quarter and held a 27-23 lead at the half after Rison played the Pirates even in the second quarter 14-14. Drew Central’s defense was able to hold Rison to four points in the third quarter as the Pirates...

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