Possum Valley Fun Day is Oct. 28

  The 33rd annual Possum Valley Fun Day will be held on Saturday, October 28 at the Possum Valley pavilion, located at Highway 172 and Gees Landing Road in Drew County. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. Events include possum races, a quilt raffle and auction, entertainment, a catfish dinner, cakewalk and a chicken drop. There will also be a quilt show with a live auction of a special quilt at 4 p.m., followed by a … Continued

Fall community beautification challenge issued in Drew County

The Monticello Economic Development Commission is issuing a one-month challenge to Drew County residents and civic, church and neighborhood groups to help clean up the Drew County and the city of Monticello. The challenge runs from October 14 through November 18. Groups are encouraged to post a photo themselves and the collected trash on the MEDC’s Facebook page. The group collecting the most trash will be recognized at the Chamber of Commerce-MEDC Awards Banquet. Areas in … Continued

Market in the Park to conclude 2017 season this month

Market in the Park in Monticello is winding down its 2017 season. The market will be open through the end of October with fall vegetables, corn stalks, cotton stalks, eggs, and baked goods each Saturday morning from 8-11 a.m. and Tuesday afternoons from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fundraisers during the month of October support the market so that booth spaces remain free of charge to all vendors. Biscuits and gravy will be sold on Saturday, October 14 … Continued

Lakeport Legacies history talk is October 19

The influence of Southeast Arkansas in the Arkansas Historical Association will be subject of the October 19 Lakeport Legacies history talk at the Lakeport Plantation in Lake Village. Early leaders of Arkansas Historical Association included many prominent southeast Arkansans. Desha County Judge J. L. “Jud” Erwin and Dermott native Capt. John C. Hammock, a graduate of West Point, both served as president of the Arkansas Historical Association. Early board members included oilman Col. T. H. … Continued

Gilliam and Shivers to Wed

Scott and Susan Shivers of Fordyce, along with Bill and Kelly Gilliam of Greenhill, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Brandi Shivers of Fordyce and Ethan Gilliam of Greenhill. The bride elect is a 2013 graduate of Fordyce High School and a 2017 graduate of UA Pulaski Tech. She is a cosmetologist at Posh Salon in Monticello. She is the granddaughter of the late Russel and Bonnie Murdock of Fordyce, the late … Continued

Presbyterian Church VIP Group offering 13th annual video series

  The VIP Group, formerly known as the Parent Group, of the First Presbyterian Church of Monticello is offering a five-week workshop. The workshop will meet on Tuesday, September 26, at 6 p.m. and will meet at the same time on the following four Tuesdays. A meal and childcare are provided at no cost, and the workshop is open to anyone who wants to attend. The series, I Hope You Dance: Crucial Parenting Steps, will … Continued

Tunican Chapter to host cordage workshop

The Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society will offer a cordage workshop on October 3. The program will start with a short presentation on experimental archeology by Dr. Jodi Barnes, then participants will learn to make cordage or rope from plant fibers. Since archeologists can neither ask or observe how ancient peoples made or used tools, archeologists do experiments to learn how people made things, like stone tools, pottery, or cordage. Cordage artifacts are … 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

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

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