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
Arkansas Feral Hog Handbook Available Now
Health Department urges safety as storm brings flood risk
Update from Entergy
News | Posted 06/12/2020 - 10:36am
Arkansas is home to a diverse aquaculture industry. Federal and state guidelines implemented in response to COVID-19 have impacted some sectors of the industry harder than others. The Arkansas aquaculture industry, overall, has fared well. Baitfish producers have lost some revenue sources in northeastern states, Canada and Florida, but sales to central and southern states have remained strong as fishing has become a popular activity during the isolation period, according to Dr. Herbert...
News | Posted 06/12/2020 - 10:29am
Building on the success of “Arkansas AMI,” Arkansas PBS is working to keep families learning all summer long with Camp AR PBS, a collection of free, fun online resources, programming, newsletters and more to help prevent the “summer slide,” where kids can lose two to three months of learning progress between school years. “This summer is unlike any other, and we are here to help you make the most of it whether playing, exploring, creating or simply having fun as a family,” Arkansas PBS...
News | Posted 06/10/2020 - 3:24pm
Thursday: Beef tips, noodles, carrots, mandarin oranges, roll, cook’s choice dessert, milk Friday:  Fried catfish, hushpuppies, french fries, coleslaw, brownie, milk Monday:  Polish sausage on bun with peppers and onions, cabbage and carrots, mixed berries crisp, milk Tuesday: Taco salad, frito chips, banana, cookie, milk Wednesday: chicken fried steak, gravy, mashed potato, green beans with onion, peach cobbler, roll, milk The Senior Center serves curbside lunch Monday through Friday from 10 a...
News | Posted 06/10/2020 - 3:17pm
The application period for the 10th annual Arkansas Soybean Association Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge is officially open. All soybean producers in Arkansas are eligible to participate in this contest, which is funded by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, with crop management assistance provided by The University of Arkansas Extension Services. Participating producers from across the state compete for a chance to win a cash prize by producing the highest yield crop in their...
News | Posted 06/10/2020 - 3:07pm
Hospital business, better than expected revenue for the county and announcements about July’s Quorum Court meeting were the topics of discussion at the June regular meeting held Monday, June 8. During the meeting the court listened as Drew Memorial Health System Chief Executive Officer Scott Barrilleaux reported hospital volume was inching back up, however, some areas are more depressed than others. One reason for this is because people are avoiding coming to the hospital, as a result, the...
News | Posted 06/04/2020 - 1:03pm
The world watched as George Floyd slowly lost his life as a Minneapolis Police Officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck. It struck a chord in the United States as U.S. citizens and residents left their homes to protest the death of Floyd. As protests, riots, and looters crowded streets, law enforcement in some parts of the country reacted with force. In Monticello, a young girl was moved by the scenes she saw and knew she had to do something. “People are still asking the question ‘Why, La...
News | Posted 06/03/2020 - 2:40pm
Thursday: Hot dog, macaroni & cheese, Brussels sprouts, mixed fruit, cookie, milk Friday: Chef salad, cottage cheese, fruit muffin, crackers, milk Monday: Oven fried chicken, mixed vegetables, pasta salad, fruit cup, rolls, milk Tuesday: Hamburger (lettuce, tomato, onion), potato wedges, coleslaw, peaches, milk Wednesday: Tuna salad, crackers, pea salad, fruit cup, oatmeal cookie, milk   The Senior Center serves those 60 years and older curbside lunch Monday through Friday from 10 a....
News | Posted 05/28/2020 - 12:38pm
Two new Dodge Durangos that have been ordered for the Monticello Police Department are not coming to Monticello. Monticello Police Chief Jason Akers addressed the Monticello City Council in its first in-person meeting since the arrival of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, during a finance meeting Tuesday, May 26 at the Sadie Johnson Memorial Building at Jordan Park.  Akers explained to the council that the temporary shutting down of automobile manufacturing plants due to the...
News | Posted 05/28/2020 - 12:30pm
Splashing in a pool is one of the activities that many look forward to in the summer months. In Monticello, worries over whether or not repairs would be completed in time, combined with restrictions due to COVID-19 had many wondering if the Timothy Chase Memorial Pool would be able to open at all this summer. In a stroke of luck, pool repairs have been completed just in time for Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to issue directives for opening public pools. Opening day for the Chase pool is...
News | Posted 05/28/2020 - 12:24pm
The Honorable Judge Bynum Gibson presided over court Tuesday, May 26, as the Drew County Courthouse opened back up to the public with some restrictions.  Defendants were brought to the court room with no more than two allowed inside at a time. Temperatures were taken as anyone entered the courthouse to attend hearings.  Russ Langley, accused of possessing computer child pornography, appeared for his first hearing entered a not guilty plea by way of attorney Tim Leonard and has his next...
News | Posted 05/28/2020 - 12:18pm
Sounds of gunfire rang out around 10 p.m. Friday, May 22, on Hillcrest Street, when a domestic disturbance turned violent. Now, a Monticello man is facing four counts of battery in the first degree after the shooting that left four injured. Tyvion Shaw, 23, was arrested after turning himself in. Police received a call reporting the incident shortly after 10 p.m.  “The shooting stemmed from a domestic disturbance,” stated Akers in a press release Saturday, May 23. “Four shooting victims...
News | Posted 05/28/2020 - 12:09pm
Arkansas Children’s has a message for families striving to protect their children during the COVID-19 pandemic: The best thing they can do is stay on top of vaccines, routine check-ups and preventive health care for their kids. A national trend indicates many children are skipping annual check-ups and vaccines that keep them healthy as cautious families postpone doctor’s visits. Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Little Rock and Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW) in Springdale have...
News | Posted 05/27/2020 - 3:24pm
Wednesday: Homeade meatloaf, mashed potatoes, candied carrots, frosted gelatin poke cake, wheat bread, milk Thursday: Chicken spaghetti, tossed salad, peaches with whipped topping, garlic sticks, milk Friday: Fish sandwich, french fries, broccoli salad, blondie brownie, milk Monday: Breaded beef cutlet, mashed potatoes and cream gravy, peach crumble, roll, milk Tuesday: Roast pork, yams, zucchini, frosted cake, wheat bread, milk   The Senior Center serves curbside lunch Monday through Friday...
News | Posted 05/27/2020 - 1:12pm
The attached ordinace relating to solid waste rates being raised was on it's second reading at the Tuesday, May 26, Council meeting. It will go before the Council again during the June regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 24
News | Posted 05/27/2020 - 1:08pm
The proposed ordinance to raise sewer rates is attached. The ordinance was on the third reading but was also tabled along with the water rates ordinance until the next Council meeting.

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