UAM eliminated from NCAA Regional by Minnesota State

The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team was taken down by number two seed Minnesota State Saturday night. The final score was 6-5. UAM (33-21) found its way onto the scoreboard first against the Mavericks of MSU (46-10) in the bottom of the second inning after an Alex Smith sacrifice fly to center field brought in Andres Rios for the 1-0 advantage. The Mavericks took a 2-1 lead heading into the bottom of the … Continued

Ashley County Medical Center receives AR SAVES award

Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett recently received the Site Excellence Award at the 8th annual AR SAVES Conference in Hot Springs for being “above the rest” in the care of stroke patients. Accepting the award on behalf of Ashley County Medical Center Award (pictured from left) were Shawna Hawkins, BSN, RN, Ramona Hill, BSN, RN, Dr. Mark Dixon, Jamie West, BSN, RN, and Mary Jon Wells, BSN, RN. The medical center is one of … Continued

Crossett man gets 30-year sentence for April 2016 murder

A Crossett man was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the April 4, 2016 shooting death of Lance Brantley, also of Crossett. Christopher Sivils, 20, pleaded guilty earlier this month to fatally shooting Brantley, 37, at a friend’s home where Brantley went to take a shower. Brantley reportedly had a plumbing problem at his home and went to the home of a friend early on April 4, 2016 … Continued

Timothy Kessler, editor of Eagle Democrat, pens novella

Timothy Kessler, a 35-year newspaper veteran and editor of The Eagle Democrat in Warren, will host a book signing of his first novella, A Long Road to Nowhere, at the Warren Branch Library on June 2 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Book synopsis: A chain of explosive events is set in motion as Ashley Jean Devareaux dies in a horrific traffic accident in Finley County, Arkansas. The quiet nearby town of Goatneck, which formerly … Continued

Anderson, Rogers headed for runoff

Monticello interim mayor David Anderson and Joe Rogers, a former mayor, appear to be headed for a runoff in the special mayoral election. Anderson, a Democrat, finished first with 456 votes and Rogers, an independent, finished second with 389 votes in three 3-man race. Ronny Carr, also an independent, finished third with 208 votes, according to the final, but unofficial election results. The runoff election is May 30 with early voting running from May 23-26, … Continued

2 Star City students are finalists in Congressional Art Competition

Star City High School seniors Dylan Bitely and Sydney Hill were named finalists in Representative Rick Crawford’s Congressional Art Competition. Bitely was named a finalist in the painting category and Hill was named a finalist in the photography category. The 2017 Congressional Art Competition included over 200 entries from over 20 schools in Arkansas’ First Congressional District. The entries can be viewed on Representative Rick Crawford’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RepRickCrawford. Other Star City High School … Continued

Kate Stewart is Alpha Chi National Sponsor of the Year

Dr. Kate Stewart, professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected as one of two 2017 Outstanding Alpha Chi Sponsors nationwide. The award was presented at the Alpha Chi Annual Convention held recently in Louisville, Ky., and was based on outstanding service to the UAM Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national collegiate honor society. Stewart has served as faculty sponsor of the UAM chapter of Alpha Chi for 20 years. … Continued

MHS Renaissance Team elects new officers

The Monticello High School Renaissance Team recently elected officers for the 2017-2018 school year. The new officers are Naylin Lamb – vice president; Mary Kathryne Hewitt -treasurer; Elizabeth Garcia – president, Valerie Maddox – reporter; Mallie Mullins- parliamentarian and Maddie Ryburn – secretary. The mission of the Renaissance Team is to promote academics, school atmosphere and school spirit. Activities for this year included assisting with 8th grade registration, providing honor roll incentives and mentoring incoming … Continued

Former forestry dean inducted into Arkansas Foresters Hall of Fame

  Dr. Richard Kluender, retired dean of the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and former director of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center (AFRC), was recently inducted into the Arkansas Foresters Hall of Fame by the Arkansas Division of the Ouachita Society of American Foresters. Kluender joined the UAM faculty in 1984 as an assistant professor and researcher in forest economics and operations. In 2000, he became dean … Continued

Komen grant to continue free breast healthcare program

The Access Project Pink/Reach Every Woman program (APP/REW), a joint project of the Greater Delta Alliance for Health (GDAH) and Jefferson Regional Medical Center, recently received a grant totaling $76,704 from the Susan G. Komen-Arkansas Affiliate. The funds will allow APP/REW to continue to offer free breast healthcare, education and outreach across 24 counties in Southeast and Central Arkansas. “We are always proud of the opportunity to help the women in our state with grant … Continued