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In recognition of April as Financial Literacy Month, Arkansas Treasurer of State Dennis Milligan’s office is teaming up with the Central Arkansas Library System to host a free virtual financial...
Approximately 25% of children in Arkansas suffer from abuse, yet many of them are suffering in silence. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, held to shine a spotlight on abuses that often go unseen...
By Ryan McGeeney U of A System Division of Agriculture As world markets slowly unfurl from the global knot of the COVID-19 pandemic, futures markets for both soybean and corn responded in a...
While digging do you stop and think to call 811 to check for underground utilities? Even though it is state law and helps to prevent damage to underground utilities like natural gas, electric and...
By Melissa Orrell editor@monticellonews.net In June of 2020, Gavin Wear, a Monticello native and a lifelong baseball player, began to notice he was having trouble seeing the ball while playing...
Cut-Off Creek WMA and Seven Devils WMA will be closed to daytime public access Feb. 22-27. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in...
Monticello Water Department has discovered two large leaks in the water system, one on the Selma System and one on the Lacy/Ladelle System, according to Monticello Mayor Paige Chase. The City of...
CenterPoint Energy is asking its Arkansas customers to continue temporarily conserving natural gas by lowering their thermostat settings at least through Monday, Feb. 22. Even though temperatures are...
Entergy Arkansas is asking all customers – including residential, commercial and industrial – to decrease their electrical usage from 5 to 10 p.m., due to direction from reliability coordinator...
Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, Entergy, CenterPoint Energy and Electrical Cooperatives of Arkansas are requesting Arkansans conserve electricity and gas usage during the current winter...
University of Arkansas at Monticello Vice Chancellor for Advancement Jeff Weaver, Mainline physician Dr. Kerry Pennington, UAM Chancellor Dr. Peggy Doss, City Drug Pharmacist Nikki Hood, Mainline CEO Alan Nichols, and Prescription Pad Pharmacist Brian Smith pause during the COVID-19 vaccination clinics held at UAM.
Local healthcare providers distributed 553 COVID-19 vaccines across three University of Arkansas at Monticello campuses in the first week of February. From Monday through Thursday of last week,...
In a long and busy meeting Monday, Feb. 8, the Drew County Quorum Court discussed adding employees, possible increase in trash rates, marking driveways with 911 address signs, employee COVID leave...
The Senate has voted to exempt last year’s unemployment benefits from state income taxes, to help people who lost their jobs because of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Senate Bill 236...
In accordance with the Executive Order issued by President Biden, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families for...
GOING ON NOW City recycling guidelines Each Wednesday, barring a catastrophe, the city of Monticello is accepting recyclable items at the Transfer Station within the following guidelines: 1)...
The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean's List and Presidential Scholars for the fall 2020 semester. Recognition on the Dean's List or as a Presidential Scholar is based on grades...
The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) has announced that it has elected Mark Simpson as chair and Jeremy Sparks as vice-chair on its 2021 board of commissioners. Simpson and Sparks follow a...
After a season of volatile markets, unforgiving weather patterns and a global pandemic, federal crop insurance will play a key role in keeping many agricultural producers afloat in 2021. Although...
Editor’s Note: Love is defined by Mirriam-Webster dictionary as  “(noun ): an assurance of affection.” Along with that definition is a plethora of other entries. Poets and writers have been trying to...
  The Monticello Downtown Network was awarded Arkansas Historic Preservation funds to distribute directly to small businesses in the Downtown Network district through our mini-grant program. The...

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