Discussion of proposed millage hike at Star City

The Lincoln County Citizens Coalition will host a community meeting on Tuesday to discuss a proposed millage increase for the Star City School District. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on September 5, in the fellowship hall of the Westside Baptist Church. Assistant Superintendent Nathan White will discuss the proposed millage increase that will be on the ballot Sept. 19. MORE NEWS  

Historian to discuss Mid-Century Modern architecture

The 1950s and 60s was a period of significant change in the United States, both socially and technologically. The repercussions of World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Space Race were defining aspects of this period. Mid-Century Modern architecture reflected these changes in a physical way, forever changing the built environment. Mason Toms, an exterior design consultant and architectural historian for Main Street Arkansas, will discuss the ways that these social and technological … Continued

Dayspring clients express themselves through art

The Guachoya Cultural Art Center will present the artwork of Dayspring clients at a reception on September 7 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. No admission will be charged and the public is invited to attend. The art will be on exhibit until October 31. “We feel this is a very special exhibit,” said Vera Pesaresi, executive director of the Guachoya Cultural Art Center. Dayspring Behavioral Health Services, located in Lake Village and many other … Continued

Hutchinson orders flag to fly at half-staff for deputy

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has ordered the flag of the state of Arkansas to be lowered to half-staff in tribute to the memory of Drew County Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Braden who was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, August 24. The flag will be flown at half-staff from August 25, until the day of interment. Braden, 29, died in a vehicle accident during a vehicle pursuit on Barkada Road in Monticello. “It is always … Continued

UAM picked 8th in GAC Preseason Poll

The University of Arkansas at Monticello football team has been picked 8th in the 2017 Great American Conference Preseason Football Poll. 2017 GAC FOOTBALL PRESEASON COACHES POLL 1. Southern Arkansas (110 points, five first place votes) 2. Harding (107 points, five first place votes) 3. Henderson State (106 points, two first place votes) 4. Ouachita (90 points) 5. Southeastern Oklahoma State (82 points) 6. Arkansas Tech (80 points) 7. Southwestern Oklahoma State (60 points) 8. … Continued

Griffin to speak at Political Animals Club meeting

  Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin will be the guest speaker at the next Southeast Arkansas Political Animals Club meeting at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at the Monticello Western Sizzlin. Griffin is serving his first term as lieutenant governor. From 2011 to 2015, he represented Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. From 2006 to 2007, Griffin served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and, earlier, Special Assistant and … Continued

Lakeport​ ​to​ feature​ heritage​ ​of​ ​Mississippi​ ​Delta​ ​Chinese

Grasping Shadows: Evolution of the Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum will be the subject of the Lakeport Legacies history talk on August 31 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 Lakeport Plantation is located at 601 Highway 142 in Lake Village. Lakeport Legacies is a monthly history talk at the Lakeport Plantation. Each month a topic … Continued

Awana preregistration at Shady Grove is Aug. 23

Awana preregistration at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church will be held on August 23 at 6 p.m. in the church’s family life center. Awana is a program for children from age two through sixth grade. Bible stories, scripture memory, games, singing, handbooks, and lots of fun mark this Wednesday night program. Awana clubs meet on Wednesday evenings beginning August 30, from 6:15 p.m. until 8 p.m. All boys and girls are welcome to take part … Continued

Beginner pottery class for adults starts August 29

  The Guachoya Cultural Art Center in Lake Village will host a six-week beginner pottery class for adults beginning on August 29. The classes will be held from 5 p.m until 7:30 p.m. The cost is $100 and all materials will be furnished. For more information, call 870-265-6077. The Guachoya Cultural Art Center is located at 1652 Highways 65 & 82 South in Lake Village. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. … Continued