Even “singles” need estate plans

Even “singles” need estate plans

  If you don’t have a spouse or children, you might think you don’t need to do much estate planning. But if you have any assets, any familial connections, any interest in supporting charitable groups – not to mention a desire to control your own future – you do...
Melissa Light receives scholarship

Melissa Light receives scholarship

Melissa Light of Monticello, above right, a nursing student at the South Arkansas Community College campus in Warren, is the first recipient of the Karen Boykin Endowed Scholarship. Boykin, who died in 2017, was a SouthArk nursing instructor for 14 years and was...

Hutchinson creates cyber advisory council

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has created the Arkansas Cyber Advisory Council to identify and manage the risk of cyberattacks and to enhance the state’s response to threats and attacks. “The hacks of the Colonial pipeline and JBS Foods were an urgent reminder that...
Even “singles” need estate plans

Father’s Day gifts

  If you’re a dad, you may be in line to get some nice gifts on Father’s Day. But your greatest gift may be your ability to help your children. One way of doing that is to get them started in the world of investing – and making a few investments on their behalf....
Academic Challenge Scholarship deadline, July 1

Academic Challenge Scholarship deadline, July 1

The deadline to apply for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship is July 1. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to traditional and non-traditional students attending universities and two-year colleges – both public and private – in the state. Freshman...
Even “singles” need estate plans

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...
Even “singles” need estate plans

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...
Even “singles” need estate plans

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...
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...
Even “singles” need estate plans

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...