Jordan Tilley joins Gibson & Keith law firm

Mr. Jordan Tilley has joined the Monticello law firm of Gibson & Keith, PLLC, as an associate attorney. A graduate of Monticello High School, Mr. Tilley attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he received his B.A. degree. He then attended the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he received his juris doctorate degree. Tilley’s experience includes working as an assistant to a Magistrate Judge of the … Continued

Architect Alison Turner to give lecture at Lakeport Plantation

In Observance of World Architecture Day, Lakeport Plantation and the Alex Foundation will host a reception and lecture with Alison Turner, Director of Community Education and assistant professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fay Jones School of Architecture. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. The event will be held on October 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lakeport located at 601 Highway 142 in Lake Village. In 2008, … Continued

Lakeport Plantation to feature Polk family plantations

“The Polks’ Plantations and the Creation of Cotton Kingdom in the Old South” will be presented by Dr. Kelly Houston Jones in the latest Lakeport Legacies monthly history talk on September 28 at the Lakeport Plantation in Lake Village. The event gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments and conversation, and the program starts at 6 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, contact Dr. Blake … Continued

Fabulous Equinox Orchestra to perform with Jazz One at UAM

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, a Savannah, Georgia-based orchestra, will perform with the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Jazz Band One at a free public concert on Thursday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. The orchestra features lead vocalists Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson performing with a 17-piece big band covering much of the Great American Songbook with a stylistic nod to Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. … Continued

Guachoya to host reception for more than 20 authors

The Guachoya Cultural Art Center in Lake Village is “Embracing the Literary Arts” with a reception on Saturday, September 30, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. to introduce approximately 22 published authors. Presenting this art form broadens the Guachoya Cultural Art Center’s presentation of art forms from traditional exhibits of paintings to the literary arts. More than 20 authors represting six states will participate in the event. The following states will be represented at the … Continued

MAD grand opening to feature ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Migos & more

The Murphy Arts District (MAD) in El Dorado will celebrate its $100 million revitalization project grand opening with a 5-day music celebration in September featuring a full lineup of top entertainers and recording artists. The event will be held in conjunction with the El Dorado MusicFest. The lineup includes ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Migos, X Ambassadors, Smokey Robinson, Train, Ludacris, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, John Hiatt, Natasha Bedingfield, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, … Continued

Tom Richard art to be featured in Rosenzweig exhibit

The artwork of Tom Richard, of Monticello, will be featured in the Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Juried Exhibition at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. The opening reception and awards ceremony for this prestigious event will be held on Thursday, September 21, 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., with juror remarks at 5:30 p.m. Thirty artists from seven states — Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Louisiana — will be featured in this year’s exhibition. … Continued

Class on Catholic faith set

  Whether one is seeking to enter the Catholic Church or simply wanting to learn more about the substance, tradition and customs of the Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Mark Abban, pastor of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, said a Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) class will answer those questions. “Classes are somewhat informal and within the bounds of common courtesy and scheduling will allow participants to find the answers to any questions about the … Continued

Jerome and Clarissa Pace elected new church pastors

  The Great I Am Temple in Monticello has announced the election of their new pastors, Pastor Jerome Pace and Co-pastor Clarissa Pace. The pastoral installation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Full Gospel Ministries, located at 468 S. Edwards Street in Monticello. Apostle Lorenza Simmons is overseer. Jerome Pace, a native of Stephens and the son of the late Ollie and Annie B. Pace, is a principal and … Continued

Living History Day set for Monticello

  The 9th Arkansas Infantry “Parson’s Regiment” and Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #652 will present a Living History Day at the Market in the Park in Monticello Saturday, September 9 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The units will set up camp on the lawn across from the farmer’s market. Admission is free. Come see the different styles of military tents and how soldiers lived in the 1860s. Exhibitors and enactors will be in … Continued