Students and faculty of the School of Forest Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello participated in the world’s largest gathering of forestry professionals in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 5-11. The students and their instructors attended the International Union of Forest Research Organizations’ World Congress, an event held once every five years. The Congress was last held in the United States in 1971. IUFRO partnered with the Society of American Foresters … Continued
Two Monticello High School graduates, Katherine Smith and Katelyn Burch Busby, recently were sworn into the Arkansas Bar. Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Donald Corbin administered the oath to Smith. She is the daughter of Tommy and Terri Smith of Monticello. Tenth Judicial District Circuit Judge Kenny Johnson administered the oath to Busby. She is the daughter of Dr. Robert H. Burch Jr. and Brig. Gen. LeAnne Burch of Monticello. Both women are licensed the practice … Continued
The Drew County Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held Monday, October 27 at the Monticello Country Club from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The event will include a happy hour, fish dinner, and live auction with a special Greenwing portion as well as several silent auction items, raffle items and door prizes. Admission is $35 per person, $45 per couple or $20 for Greenwings.
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal from Derek Sales, a 53-year-old Bradley County man sentenced to death for the April 2005 murder of Willie York, a frail, disabled bootlegger who sold beer by the can from his home. York, 56, suffered from advanced rheumatoid arthritis and needed assistance in caring for himself. He weighed 102 pounds, had little use of his hands, and could not walk. He spent most of his … Continued