Severe Weather Updates – June 10

Severe Weather Updates – June 10

  Thursday, June 10 3:08 p.m. — The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a Flash Flood Warning for southwestern Jefferson County and northwestern Lincoln County until 6:35 p.m. At 3:08 p.m., Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain...
Discuss financial goals with your family

Discuss financial goals with your family

  June is Effective Communications Month. And it’s a good idea to recognize the importance of good communications because it plays a role in almost every aspect of living – including your finances. You’ll want to clearly communicate your financial goals to your...
2021 Pink Tomato Festival Schedule

2021 Pink Tomato Festival Schedule

  Saturday, June 5 • 8 a.m. –  Tour de Tomato Bike Tour • 6 p.m. –   Miss Pre-Teen and Miss Petite Pink Tomato pageants • 7 p.m. –  Miss Teen and Miss Pink Tomato pageants Wednesday, June 9 • 6 p.m. – Warren Lions Club Gospel Music Jamboree featuring The Lisemby...
Johnson, Borman, Hunt named All-Region by ABCA

Johnson, Borman, Hunt named All-Region by ABCA

  A trio of members of the University of Arkansas baseball team were named all-region selections by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Dylan Borman, River Hunt and Jordan Johnson each earned second team honors in the Central Region. Borman (above center)...
Local AAU basketball team wins tournament

Local AAU basketball team wins tournament

The Fifty-Six Lakers are champions of the 14U division of the Insider Exposure Memorial Day Classic Tournament held in Monroe, Louisiana on May 29-31. The team includes players from Monticello, Warren and Rison. Front, from left to right: Deuce Jordan, Christian...
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Financial tips for the self-employed

  Being self-employed has some benefits: You get to choose your own hours, you don’t have to count “vacation days” and you’ll never worry about getting downsized. On the other hand, you’re truly on your own – there’s no employer-sponsored retirement plan and no...
Wynne to seek second term on Arkansas Supreme Court

Wynne to seek second term on Arkansas Supreme Court

  Supreme Court Associate Justice Robin F. Wynne said this week he will seek re-election to a second term on the Arkansas Supreme Court. The election is in May 2022. Arkansas Supreme Court justices serve eight-year terms. “I have enjoyed serving on the Supreme...

Weevils duo named All-Region by D2CCA

A duo for the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been named to the 2021 D2CCA NCAA Division II Baseball All-Central Region, the publication announced Wednesday. Shortstop Dylan Borman was named to the All-Central Region First Team while starting pitcher River...
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529 plans: More versatile than ever

  If you have children or grandchildren, you may already be somewhat familiar with the 529 plan, a popular education savings vehicle. But you may not have kept up with some recent changes in the plan’s capabilities and in the educational environment in which the...
Weevils drop semifinal matchup to Tech

Weevils drop semifinal matchup to Tech

  Despite posting three runs in the top of the first inning, the University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team was unable to hold off Arkansas Tech to advance to the Great American Conference championship. The Weevils scattered 11 hits in the contest, but...
ARDOT confirms failure in inspection process

ARDOT confirms failure in inspection process

The Arkansas Department of Transportation has confirmed that there was a failure in the inspection process which allowed evidence of damage to the I-40 Mississippi River Bridge to go unnoticed, according to agency officials. “From our investigation we have determined...
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What to expect from a financial review

  The COVID-19 pandemic may have unsettled many aspects of your life – including your financial situation. Even if your employment and earnings were not directly affected, you might have concerns about whether you’ve been making the right investment moves in such...
Monticello’s 2021 Movies in the Park schedule

Monticello’s 2021 Movies in the Park schedule

The City of Monticello is hosting a free family movie series this summer at McCloy Park. The summer movie series runs from May 14 through August 13, from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. There is no admission charge. Movie Schedule May 14 – Trolls May 28 – The Fox and...

Foresters for the Future Scholarship announced

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division and the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) on Tuesday announced a new scholarship opportunity, Foresters for the Future. The scholarship will provide $4,000 per semester, for four years, to an incoming...
FBC in Monticello invites Jones in view of a call

FBC in Monticello invites Jones in view of a call

First Baptist Church of Monticello has turned to a familiar face for its senior pastor position. Dr. Kelly Jones has been invited to preach in view of a call on Sunday, May 23 during the 10 a.m. Worship Service. He is currently the campus director of the Arkansas...
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First-time homebuyer? Follow these steps

  Is homeownership a goal of yours? It does offer some benefits, in addition to meeting your basic need for shelter. The equity you build in your home can be a valuable financial asset, and you may get to deduct your interest payments on your taxes. But if you’re...
McGehee woman killed in U.S. 278 wreck in Drew County

McGehee woman killed in U.S. 278 wreck in Drew County

  A McGehee woman was killed Wednesday afternoon when her car crossed the centerline of U.S. 278 in Monticello and hit an empty log trailer, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. Nancy White, 69, was traveling on U.S. 278 where, for...