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

Guachoya Cultural Art Center Christmas Marketplace Dec. 8-9

The Guachoya Cultural Art Center in Lake Village will host its annual Christmas Marketplace on December 8 and 9. A variety of vendors will be on hand selling jewelry, baked goods, pottery, books, paintings, children’s art, quilts, handmade kitchen accessories, handcrafted hats and scarves. On Friday, December 8 the Marketplace will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. On Saturday, December 9 the … 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. Approximately 20 local businesses will serve home baked cookies and offer special discounts and/or free gifts. Businesses or organizations interested registering as a stop on the cookie tour are asked to call the Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce at 367-6741. The 2016 Christmas Cookie Tour winner was The Wild Hare.  

UAM, SEARK Concert to present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Nov. 17-18

  Fiddler on the Roof, winner of nine Tony Awards and one of Broadway’s longest running and most beloved musicals, will be presented by the University of Arkansas at Monticello Music Theatre Workshop and the SEARK Concert Association November 17-18 at 7 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12. UAM students will be admitted free with ID. For tickets, call (870) 460-1888 or purchase … Continued

Drew County Veterans Day Service set for Friday

The Drew County military community, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4515 and the American Legion Post will host a Veterans Day service on Friday at 10 a.m. on the lawn of the Drew County Courthouse. Jim Lee, a district VFW leader, will be the emcee. Ret. Brigadier. Gen. and District 9 State Rep. LeAnne Burch and Drew County Judge Robert Akin will be guest speakers. The public is encouraged to attend.

Retired U.S. Forest Service archeologist to speak at UAM

Dr. Mary Brennan, a retired U.S. Forest Service archeologist, will discuss the results of archeological research along the Mulberry River at the November 7 meeting of the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Each year, the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the Arkansas Archeological Society host a training program in a different location around the state. Participants in this two-week program take classes, like basic excavation or paleoethnobotany, … Continued

Smithfield, Swon Brothers to headline Ding Dong Days

  Dumas will cap a week of festivities Saturday night when Smithfield and the Swon Brothers perform at the annual Ding Dong Days on October 28 at Memorial Park in Dumas. Smithfield will perform at 7:30 p.m., followed by The Swon Brothers at 9:15 p.m. The week-long festivities include: Tuesday, October 24 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Ding Dong Daddy Dinner at the Dumas Community Center. Tickets $15 Ding Dong Daddy and Mama announced at 6:30 p.m. … Continued

Lake Chicot Fall Festival is this weekend

The 21st Annual Lake Chicot Fall Festival will be held on October 27-28 on the banks of Lake Chicot in Lake Village. The festival will feature a carnival, entertainment, hayrides, beauty pageants, a pumpkin decorating contest, a baking contest, tractor show, car show, an amusement area and free games for children, a dog show, arts and crafts, food vendors, the Memphis Barbecue Network-sanctioned Fire on the Water BBQ Cook Off, and more. The Mister & … Continued

Guachoya to host photography exhibit

  The Guachoya Cultural Art Center in Lake Village will host an exhibit in November and December featuring the photography of John Keen. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 9, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will be no admission charge and the public is welcome to attend. Keen is a professional photographer and a native Mississippian who has spent most of his life in the Mississippi Delta. He is a … Continued