Arts & Science Center Brings Theater to Viewers with ‘Clue: Stay at Home’
Craft beer & the law: Webinar to discuss legal considerations for breweries
Arkansas PBS to broadcast Supreme Court hearings
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News | Posted 06/24/2020 - 3:08pm
Thursday: Swiss steak, rice, green beans, roll, fresh fruit, milk Friday:  Baked Chicken, sweet potato casserole, steamed broccoli, fruit and Jell-O, milk Monday:  Beef tips in gravy, buttered noodles, mixed vegetables, strawberries and bananas, wheat bread, milk Tuesday: Chicken and rice casserole, peas and carrots, fresh fruit , wheat bread, milk Wednesday: Pork cutlet, mashed potatoes, gravy,  brownie , cornbread, milk The Senior Center serves curbside lunch for citizens 60 and older for $2...
News | Posted 06/24/2020 - 3:06pm
With the rise of COVID-19 cases in Arkansas and Drew County, officials have been urging citizens and residents of the three W’s: wear a mask, wash hands and watch the distance to stay at least 6 feet away  from others. As the economy and the state continue to open back up, the rise in cases makes following social distancing guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, along with other public health organizations and officials, more important than ever.  In Arkansas...
News | Posted 06/24/2020 - 3:03pm
Monticello suffered a loss Friday, June 19, when long time community member and public servant, Carolyn Inez Allen, passed away at the Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation in Monticello.  Brown, who was born in Monticello in 1937 to Andrew and Velma Webb Allen, was a 1955 graduate of Monticello High School and a lifelong member of Monticello Church of Christ. Brown began serving the Monticello community at Union Bank after graduating from the Draughton School of Business in Little Rock, before...
News | Posted 06/24/2020 - 2:57pm
Water rate increases, along with the passing of a city wide burn ordinance, took little time for the City Council as they worked their way through a packed agenda Tuesday, June 23, during their regularly scheduled meeting that took place at the Sadie Johnson Community Building at 6 p.m. “Water supplied from the City of Monticello’s water distribution systems will be sold to consumers and paid for by them on the basis of the following schedule of graduated rates and minimum monthly charges,...
News | Posted 06/24/2020 - 2:53pm
A combination of COVID-19, job losses and a nation calling for social change has made traditions hard to keep, but ingenuity and a little imagination has seen the Drew County community come together to try and keep traditions alive and well. An eclipsed end to a school year, was quickly followed by cancellations of pageants, church services and changes to festivals. The June Dinner was not immune and was canceled for this year, but don’t count the residents of Wilmar, along with other yearly...
News | Posted 06/22/2020 - 9:41am
Public lands in Arkansas provide an abundance of opportunities for people to enjoy the great outdoors. The time-honored traditions of hunting and fishing have helped grow the state’s tourism industry into a key sector of our economy while simultaneously supporting the preservation and protection of wildlife habitat. We call the Natural State home. This moniker gives Arkansans an especially strong connection to nature and a vested interest in maintaining our outdoor resources.  For decades,...
News | Posted 06/22/2020 - 9:39am
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, issued new and revised guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program.  This guidance implements the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, signed into law by President Trump on Friday, June 5, and expands eligibility for businesses with owners who have past felony convictions. To implement the PPPFA, SBA revised its first PPP interim final rule, which was posted on April 2, 2020.  As...
News | Posted 06/22/2020 - 9:37am
A federal judge upheld the constitutionality of lethal injection procedures used in Arkansas for carrying out the death penalty. A group of inmates on death row had challenged the protocol used for capital punishment, arguing that it violated constitutional prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment. A federal judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas denied the inmates’ claims and wrote that evidence presented during a trial last year did not prove the drugs used for lethal...
News | Posted 06/22/2020 - 9:34am
Last week the Joint Education Committee met Monday and Tuesday, with reports from our adequacy study, including ones from the Bureau of Legislative Research.  We reviewed Arkansas and other states’ teacher salaries, as well as how Arkansas schools spend the foundation funding provided by the state. We also heard about various types of courses and how they are taught. State law allows a one-half credit in our high schools to be taught online, and we heard how a large number of schools do...
News | Posted 06/22/2020 - 9:32am
To my fellow Monticellonians and Monticello Merchants, Your senior citizen center needs your help! Our Monticello senior citizens have participated in the National Meals for Seniors fundraiser to benefit the meals program for our elderly.  This year, due to the Covid virus, this fundraising effort, was canceled. We have not been able to hold the usual fundraising programs. These donations stay to help our local center. Our state and federal funds are being reduced each year, this means...
News | Posted 06/22/2020 - 9:29am
Over the years of my life I have known many police officers. Some were great men and women who dreamed of being law enforcement since they were little and have gone into the profession for the noblest of reasons: to keep their community safe. Others fell into the role, many after serving in the military, the lack of a “band of brothers” evident in the civilian world but present in a police departments and other emergency response organizations. Others that I have known, haven’t been so great...
News | Posted 06/22/2020 - 9:26am
*/ What a difference six years can make. In 2014, Tom Cotton, then a Republican U.S. Representative, ran against Democratic Senator Mark Pryor, a two-term incumbent, former Arkansas Attorney General and son to one of Arkansas’s most prominent public officials in the 20th Century—former U.S. House of Representative, Governor, and U.S. Senator David Pryor. Given the strategic importance of the seat to Democrats seeking to hold their majority in the U.S. Senate, and the remarkable fundraising...
News | Posted 06/19/2020 - 10:29am
As the U.S. continues to get creative with ways to stay connected and safe from the dagers of COVID-19, The Old State House Museum is offering kids a virtual camp. From Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, the Old State House Museum will host a virtual program called Camp Old State House that explores Arkansas art, music, architecture and history through hands-on activities and guided video tours of the historic building and grounds. Camp Old State House is for students entering second...
News | Posted 06/19/2020 - 10:26am
The COVID-19 outbreak has coincided with a demand for locally-sourced meat, according to Dr. David Fernandez, Extension livestock specialist and interim dean of graduate studies for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.  Livestock producers who are planning their fall marketing strategy can consider selling their meat locally to take advantage of the opportunity to capture more of the retail dollar and develop customer loyalty that will last after the pandemic. “The pandemic has...
News | Posted 06/19/2020 - 10:25am
Good character and community service is what Betty Ann Findley believed was essential to an individual’s success. When a memorial scholarship was established in her name in 2019, good character and community service were the basis for the scholarship. Drew Central graduate Trenton Eubanks, son of Darren and Janine Eubanks, of the Possum Valley Community is the second recipient of the Betty Ann Findley Memorial Scholarship.  Findley, deeply loved Drew Central and was a 1949 graduate of the...

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