Monticello Santa Train to arrive Saturday

The Monticello Santa Train will arrive Saturday at the Monticello mini park on South Main. The trackless train will provide free rides around the community beginning at 11 a.m. There will also be children’s activities and refreshments at the mini park.

Lake Village Christmas Parade is Friday

  Lake Village’s annual Christmas Parade, ‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas, will be held on December 8 at 5:45 p.m. on Main Street in Lake Village. The children’s Shoe Box Parade, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will lead the parade. There will selfies with Santa and hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served immediately after the parade. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to float winners: 1st place – $500 and a trophy. … Continued

Christmas in Crossett Parade and Celebration is Friday

  The annual Christmas in Crossett celebration will be held on Friday following the Christmas Parade. The parade begins at 6 p.m. and Christmas in Crossett begins at 6:30 p.m. Parade-goers are encouraged to remain downtown after the parade for the celebration activities. There will be a number of unique vendors, food and refreshments, live entertainment and lots of activities including a fun zone for kids featuring a life-size snow globe, ice skating, and a … Continued

Howard Matthew “Corky” Holthoff

Howard Matthew “Corky” Holthoff, 75, of Dumas passed away December 4, 2017 in Little Rock. He was born in Pine Bluff on December 28, 1941 to the late Howard Lee Holthoff and Marian Virginia Matthews Holthoff. Mr. Holthoff was a member of First Christian Church Gould, a graduate of the University of Arkansas where he lettered in football, basketball, track and field. He was a life time member of the Razorback Letterman Club and a … Continued

Lincoln County woman dies in traffic accident

A Lincoln County woman was killed early Sunday morning in 2-vehicle accident on I-530 in Jefferson County. Destiney Jones, 21, of Gould died in the accident, according to a State Police preliminary accident report. According to the accident report, a 2016 Ford was traveling south in the outside traffic lane while another vehicle (unidentified in the police report) was traveling south in the inside traffic lane when the two vehicles collided causing the vehicle in … Continued

Monticello Cookie Tour set for December 8-9

The Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce second annual Christmas Cookie Tour will be held on December 8 and 9. More than 20 local businesses will serve home baked cookies and offer special discounts and/or free gifts. Cookie Tour tickets are $5. Call the Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce at 367-6741 for tickets or more information. The 2016 Christmas Cookie Tour winner was The Wild Hare.  

Hamburg Holidays and Parade is Dec. 7

Hamburg will host its annual Hamburg Holidays downtown Christmas celebration and parade on December 7 on the town square. This year’s celebration “Miracle on Main Street” will include the Christmas Parade, the Little Red Wagon Parade, a gingerbread house competition, the traditional reading of the Christmas Story, a showing of the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street, Santa’s Workshop, a puppet show, and refreshments. Schedule 4 p.m. — Santa’s Workshop and Arts & Crafts open … Continued

Monticello Christmas Parade set for Nov. 28

The 24th annual Monticello Carols of Christmas parade will be held on Tuesday, December 28 at 6 p.m. The parade will feature Christmas floats and other entries with the traditional Christmas carol theme. Participants are encouraged to select their Christmas carol to use as inspiration for decorating a float then register their carol-themed float by calling the Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce at (870) 367-6741. All floats must be lighted and music is encouraged. There … Continued