• Arbor Day 2016

    UAM holds Arbor Day observance

      Students, faculty and staff at the University of Arkansas at Monticello planted a chinkapin oak tree at the center of campus recently in observance of Arbor Day, a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. The observance is one of five requirements for the campus to maintain its standing as part of Tree Campus USA. The other standards include maintaining a campus Tree Board comprised of administrators, physical plant staff, faculty and students; … Continued

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    High winds cause power outages, property damage

    High winds during an early morning thunderstorm Saturday left some Drew County residents without power, uprooted trees, and damaged property, including this frame house at the corner of Barkada Road and Highway 133. The house is the former home of the late Ruby Kulbeth. Her son, Bo, now owns the house. Photo by Paul Grafton

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  • Armadillo Festival

    46th annual Armadillo Festival set for May 4-7

    The 46th annual World Famous Armadillo Festival in Hamburg is set for May 4-7. Activities include the armadillo races, a carnival, Praise Fest, talent show, street dance, 5K Run, pet show, magic show, and other activities as well as live entertainment by Savin Dixon, Slik Nickel, Midnite Sun, Haley Creek Boys and the Cummins Prison Band. Activities get underway at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 with a carnival and conclude Saturday night May 7 following … Continued

  • Zack Tucker

    Monticello mayor State of City address: 2016 focus is infrastructure, workforce, public safety, civic engagement

      After touting 2015 accomplishments in his State of the City address Thursday, Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker identified four key focus areas for 2016: civic engagement,  workforce development, infrastructure improvements, and public safety. Civic Engagement "Public participation in local government, in my eyes, is most important to any municipality," Tucker said. "We can't begin to address issues like public safety, city infrastructure or job training without engaging the public for input, support, and volunteers." Tucker said … Continued

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