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
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News | Posted 05/07/2020 - 11:10am
As Arkansas enters phase one of its reopening plan, customers and workers across the state will be returning to facilities that have experienced reduced water use in recent weeks. It’s critical that building operators take steps to address potential chemical and microbial health risks that can develop in water systems that have been idle. The Arkansas Department of Health recommends these actions: - Thoroughly flush the building’s plumbing system before fully reopening. Begin at the point of...
News | Posted 05/07/2020 - 11:06am
The Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Executive Committee has announced plans to hold the 64th annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival on the traditional date, the second full weekend in June. The date for this year is Friday and Saturday, June 12-13. Due to the conditions our country is experiencing with the Covid-19 pandemic, the committee stressed that the festival this year will be “Safe and Minimal.”Many of the activities usually associated with the festival will not be possible....
News | Posted 05/07/2020 - 10:47am
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Now more than ever, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System is committed to providing high-quality mental health care while keeping Veterans safe from exposure to the coronavirus.   In this time social distancing and isolation, be aware of Veterans who may be experiencing stress about the outbreak. If you encounter a Veteran in distress, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.  To help reduce the risk of infection at the...
News | Posted 05/07/2020 - 10:29am
In a University of Arkansas System board meeting Monday, May 4, trustees and leadership resolved to begin preparing System campuses to open for in-person classes in the fall semester. Campuses would work in conjunction with the System, including a new task force, in identifying next steps toward reopening campuses to faculty, staff and students. UAM Chancellor Peggy Doss was selected to serve on the System task force. "At UAM, we've begun to discuss the measures that would need to be...
News | Posted 05/07/2020 - 10:25am
Despite the statewide school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, student teams from 25 Arkansas schools and school districts managed to finish the Stock Market GameTM program to take top honors during the spring 2020 and year-long 2019-20 sessions. The state winner of this investment simulation competition facilitated each year by Economics Arkansas is Pinnacle View Middle School of the Little Rock School District. The second place winner for the year-long 2019-20 is Monticello Middle...
News | Posted 05/07/2020 - 9:58am
The much anticipated Market in the Park opening date is now set for Saturday, May 16, from 8 a.m to 11 a.m.  With delays due to Covid-19 and the weather, our produce vendors are anxious to get started.  Arkansas Department of Health guidelines allow for only produce and food items at this time with plans to include craft vendors later this spring as allowed.   Pandemic guidelines issued by the ADH will temporarily give Market in the Park a different look this year.  The street closest to...
News | Posted 05/07/2020 - 9:41am
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is partnering with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to provide $309,172 in grants to 18 conservation districts across the state. The grants must be used to carry out natural resource enhancement, restoration, or protection activities.   Drew County received $8,600 for a Hydraulic Soil Probe. A list of all the conservation districts receiving grant awards may be found at
News | Posted 05/07/2020 - 9:34am
Farming isn’t anything new to Edward and Angela Schenk, as well as anyone can remember the family began farming with Edward’s grandfather sometime during the 1930’s. His father began farming on his own in Drew County in 1962 and Edward can’t remember when he began farming. He does remember riding the tractors from a young age and growing up on the farm. It is all he has ever even thought about doing. Now Edward and his family have been named the Drew County Farm Family of the Year for 2020...
Sports | Posted 05/01/2020 - 5:16pm
By Ben A. Matos Assistant Athletics Director for Athletics Communications The University of Arkansas at Monticello Blink and you could miss it. There may be Kelly Green and White running around, and they will not be on the typical playing field of Cotton Boll Stadium, or the hardwood of Steelman Field House, but this Saturday they could be at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs in the Arkansas Derby. They could also be running around at Churchill Downs in Louisville in September. Since early...
News | Posted 04/30/2020 - 12:24pm
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first reading of 100 changes to the AGFC Code of Regulations at today’s regularly scheduled meeting.  Although concerns for the current coronavirus emergency prevented the normal formal meeting at one location, a teleconference was held and was made publicly available through the agency’s YouTube page and a special emergency proclamation was issued to carry forward with today’s meeting. Many of the regulations changes proposed today were the...
News | Posted 04/30/2020 - 12:08pm
Greetings, Monticellonians. I hope you are finding safe and creative ways to make it through during this unprecedented time.  I would like to send out a sincere thank you to all of the contractors and citizens who have been working with us since January 1 with the updated permit regulations. These efforts are keeping our citizens safe by insuring that licensed and bonded professionals are conducting the work. The City employees have worked hard to make this process as easy as possible for...
News | Posted 04/30/2020 - 12:04pm
Annually, May is recognized as Foster Care Awareness Month, this year is no different.  According to the website, Foster Care Awareness month is “a time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policy makers, child welfare professionals and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.” For 2020, the theme for national Foster Care Awareness Month is “Foster care as a support to...
News | Posted 04/30/2020 - 11:57am
One burglary suspect, Omarion Foster, 18, was arrested last week by the Monticello Police Department and the Federal Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms following an early morning burglary of a local sporting goods store Thursday, April 23.  Numerous handguns were stolen in the burglary, according to Monticello Police Chief Jason Akers, some of which have been recovered.  “The first arrest was made late Thursday afternoon,” said Akers. “More arrests will follow.”...
News | Posted 04/30/2020 - 11:52am
Residents in Drew County who have not responded to the 2020 U.S. Census have received or will be receiving another reminder in the mail soon, along with an estimated 69 million other households who have not responded to the census across the nation. Around 53.4% of households across the country have already responded since invitations began arriving in mailboxes on March 12, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  “The City of Monticello has a 45.9% self response rate as of Monday,  April...
News | Posted 04/30/2020 - 11:49am
Questions and concerns about an ordinance to amend Ordinance number 1981-572, which defines and limits conditions for open burning within the city limits of Monticello, dominated the city council meeting Tuesday, April 28, which took place over the social media platform Zoom and Facebook Live.  The questions began when Alderman Mike Wigley stated he had a few questions and concerns about the ordinance. “I have had citizens as late as today ask me some things about this,” Wigley told the...


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