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News | Posted 02/08/2020 - 8:00am
Historic Arkansas Museum will host a Valentine’s Day-themed 2nd Friday Art Night on Friday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m., 200 East 3rd St., Little Rock. The highlight of the evening will include a special musical performance by Little Rock musicians Phillip Rex Huddleston and John Willis. For the evening’s musical entertainment, Little Rock musicians Phillip Rex Huddleston and John Willis will perform “Dream Baby, a Sonic Valentine,” which will encompass music of “love and loss for Valentine's...
News | Posted 02/08/2020 - 8:00am
Fast Facts: Wet weather can result in soil compaction, leading to a host of problems Make good triage choices: Move animals off your best pastures to allow them to recover Over-seed at above-recommended rates The fall of 2019 and the ongoing winter have been particularly wet, with some unfortunate, negative effects on pastures throughout Arkansas. Wet soil is more susceptible to a host of “ills” that show up later in the season, many of which boil down to soil compaction. Soil...
News | Posted 02/07/2020 - 5:34pm
Fort Smith Southside, Russellville, DeQueen, Arkadelphia, Mountain View, Haas Hall-Fayetteville and Norfork top their divisions, from 7A to 1A, respectively, in a mid-season poll of participating Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association (AGQBA) coaches. The poll was administered by Arkansas Friends of Quiz Bowl, a nonprofit organization comprised of alumni, coaches and others who support quiz bowl in Arkansas by, among other things, funding annual scholarships for quiz bowl players. “Teams...
News | Posted 02/07/2020 - 5:02pm
The Department of Finance and Administration announced that effective Monday, Feb. 3, all 134 State Revenue Offices will have the ability to issue a Real ID.   Arkansas is taking part in the federal nationwide initiative to improve the security of state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards, which will help fight terrorism and reduce identity fraud.   Starting Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 anyone who boards a domestic flight or enters a federal building will need a Real ID driver's...
Sports | Posted 02/07/2020 - 3:10pm
The University of Arkansas at Monticello football program would like to welcome the newest members to the Weevil football program. Below is a list of each of the UAM football signees that will aim to be an important part of the University and its athletic department.   "We feel that our 2020 class is outstanding. This class is bigger in physical size than past classes," said Head Coach Hud Jackson. "We can't wait to get these guys on campus. I am so grateful for my staff. These men are...
News | Posted 02/07/2020 - 10:40am
By Sarah Cato U of A System Division of Agriculture Fast facts     •    National Agricultural Law Center will host its seventh annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference     •    June 4-5, 2020 in Memphis, Tennessee     •    Register online at Expected changes after the 2020 elections, agricultural bankruptcy and the latest on federal crop insurance and farm programs are among the timely topics to be discussed at the seventh annual Mid-South...
News | Posted 02/07/2020 - 10:38am
Special to the Advance The Arkansas Division of Higher Education Coordinating Board met for the regularly scheduled meeting at the office of the Arkansas Division of Higher Education on Friday, January 31.   During the finance committee, the board heard two requests for an Issue of Economic Feasibility of Loans- one for the University of Arkansas Little Rock and one for the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts. Henderson State University also requested an Economic...
News | Posted 02/07/2020 - 10:26am At Pine Bluff High School, art teacher Shalisha Thomas is known for broadening her students’ horizons, but not in her wildest imagination would she have expected to receive Arkansas’ 2019-20 Milken Educator Award, and leave school today $25,000 richer.   But that’s exactly what happened when Thomas and her colleagues gathered for an all-school assembly this morning helmed by Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key. Halfway in, Milken Family...
Obituaries | Posted 02/07/2020 - 9:56am
Helen Irene McDermott Posey, 80 of Monticello passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 in Monticello. Born Feb. 22, 1939 in Taylorsville, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph and Mazie Neiswinter McDermott.  Her parents, husband, Clark Posey, two sons, a grand daughter and two sisters all preceded her in death.
Helen was a member of First United Methodist Church in Monticello. She was employed for 22 years as secretary for Tillar and Company and served in the United States Air Force as Airman 3rd...
Obituaries | Posted 02/07/2020 - 9:56am
Franklin (Keith) Montgomery, 60 of Monticello, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 in Monticello. He was born Feb. 17, 1959 in Fayetteville, N.C. to Pebble Ward Montgomery and the late Robert (Bobby Joe) Montgomery.
He retired from pipeline work and was the owner/operator of Monticello Exxon. He was a member of Pauline Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Kim Montgomery; and two nephews, Dustin Montgomery and Tray Hale.
Obituaries | Posted 02/07/2020 - 9:55am
Norma Gatling McGaha, 87, of Monticello passed away at Baptist Health Center in Little Rock on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.She was born May 29, 1932 the daughter of the late Russell and Geneva Gatling of Warren. A 1949 graduate of Warren High School she attended UAMS where she received her certification as a Registered X-Ray Technician in 1951. In her career she was a dedicated employee of Dr. Paul Wallick for over 26 years until her retirement in 1992. An avid bridge player with an incredible wit...
Obituaries | Posted 02/07/2020 - 9:54am
Clydine Clanton Jones, 97, of Monticello, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2,  at the Woods Nursing and Rehab. She was born Feb. 13, 1922 in Ingles, to the late Virgil A. Clanton and Malissa Measel Clanton.
She was the widow of Joseph P. Jones, who was born in South Hill, Va. in 1917. Clydine was a Presbyterian, a kindergarten teacher, a school teacher and a music teacher. She worked for Pomeroy and McGowin and retired as secretary to the Registrar at the University of Arkansas at Monticello after 21...
Obituaries | Posted 02/07/2020 - 9:54am
Thomas A. "T.C." Cox, 76 of Monticello, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.  He was born Dec. 7, 1943 in Monticello, to the late Crowell G. Cox and Bertie Mae Funderburg Cox. He was retired from the Drew County Sheriff's Office, a self-employed dirt contractor and was a member of Pauline Missionary Baptist Church.  T.C. loved his work but his greatest love was his family.  He also enjoyed coon hunting.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death...
Obituaries | Posted 02/07/2020 - 9:17am
Patricia Ann Arrington, 62, of Monticello, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at her home in Monticello.  She was a native of Fountain Hill, a homemaker, and of Methodist Faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Emmanuel and Emma Dee Daniels-Miller; two brothers, John Wayne and Leonard Dennis Miller; and one sister, Gladys Jean Miller. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Fredrick Arrington; two sons, Cedric J. Arrington and Jonathan P. Arrington, both of Monticello; one daughter,...
Obituaries | Posted 02/07/2020 - 9:17am
John W. Wilson, 78, of Monticello, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at his granddaughter's home in Star City. He was born July 27, 1941 in Fair Oak, Ark. to the late Hubert Wilson and Myrtle Stevens Wilson.
He retired from Timberland Enterprises as office manager over the chemical warehouse, was a United States Army Veteran of Vietnam and was a Christian. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Wilson; and one granddaughter, Brianne Hoffman.


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