• Ben Coulter

    Ben Coulter: ‘I’m a Bielemer’

    In recognition of the Arkansas Razorbacks' back-to-back shutouts of top 20 opponents by a collective total of 47-0 after 17 straight SEC losses, Southeast Arkansas' own Delta country music star Ben Coulter performs "I'm a Bielemer" a play on Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema's name and a parody of The Monkees' "I'm a Believer" with new lyrics by former Monticello residents Jeff and Carolyn Noble. Watch the YouTube video of Coulter performing the song. See more … Continued

  • Farm Bureau

    Arkansas Farm Bureau sets 80th convention

    Farmers, ranchers and agricultural leaders from across the state will gather on Dec. 3-5 at the Hot Springs Convention Center for Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 80th annual convention. Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach, weather historian Evelyn Browning-Garris, and farmer-comedian Jerry Carroll headline the speakers for the convention, which is expected to attract more than 1,000. The convention’s theme, “Commitment, Community, Compassion” will be reinforced throughout the convention’s three-day run, including several conferences, competitions … Continued

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  • Elizabeth Horton

    Archeologist to discuss iconography at Dec. 2 archeological society meeting

    Iconography, as seen in preserved textiles and basketry, will be the topic of Dr. Elizabeth Horton’s discussion at the December 2 meeting of the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. Dr. Horton’s presentation is entitled “God Baskets & Ancestors’ Shrouds: Motifs and Iconography in the Sacred & Ceremonial Textiles and Basketry of Southeastern Societies.” While sites such as the Ozark Plateau Bluff shelters in Arkansas and … Continued

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  • Mary Francis Barnes

    Mayoral candidate is a convicted felon, court records indicate

    Mary Francis Barnes, who finished only one vote behind the top vote-getter in the November 4 Dermott mayoral election, is a twice-convicted felon, according to Pierce County, Washington Superior Court records. Barnes, 56, turned herself into Dermott police on Friday after authorities learned that, contrary to her political practice pledge, she allegedly is a convicted felon. On July 30, when filing as a candidate for Dermott mayor, Barnes signed a political practices pledge falsely stating … Continued