Put tax-smart investing moves to work

Put tax-smart investing moves to work

  We’re now well into what’s known as “Tax Season.” If your income in 2020 was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, your tax return will reflect it. However, if your earnings were fairly normal last year, you might look at your tax situation and wonder how you...
Governor: State unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent

Governor: State unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent

Arkansas’ unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in December, a decrease of 2.1 percent, according to a news release today from Gov. Asa Hutchinson. The December rate is 2.5 percent lower than the national average of 6.7 percent. “The coronavirus knocked the wind...
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Remote work may offer financial benefits

  During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have been forced to work from home. But once we’ve moved past the virus, many workers may continue working from home. More than one-third of companies with employees who started working from home now think that remote...
Monticello Middle School awarded garden grant

Monticello Middle School awarded garden grant

    Monticello Middle School is among 52 schools across the state awarded a grant to start or expand a garden on school grounds, according to a news release from the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. Funding for the $500 grant is provided by the Arkansas...
UAM baseball releases 2021 schedule

UAM baseball releases 2021 schedule

  The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team will play 33 Great American Conference games including 15 at Weevils Field to highlight a shortened 2021 schedule as unveiled by head coach John Harvey on Tuesday. “Because of COVID, our schedule has...
Crossett man dies in head-on crash in Lonoke County

Crossett man dies in head-on crash in Lonoke County

  An Ashley County man died and a Stuttgart man was injured Friday in a head-on collision on U.S. 165 in Lonoke County Ashley Meeks, 48, of Crossett, was traveling south on U.S. 165, approaching Johnson Road, Friday morning when his truck crossed the center line...
Weevils picked fourth in GAC preseason poll

Weevils picked fourth in GAC preseason poll

  The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team was voted to finish in a tie for fourth in the Great American Conference in the 2021 preseason coaches poll, the league office announced. UAM was 8-13 overall and 6-7 in conference play before the season...
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How to respond when risk tolerance is tested

  When you begin investing, you’ll generally assess your comfort with risk, as your investment choices will be guided at least partially by your risk tolerance. But once you actually experience the ups and downs of the market, this tolerance could be tested. Risk...
Drew County NAACP installs new officers

Drew County NAACP installs new officers

  The Drew County branch of the NAACP recently installed its new officers and executive committee members for 2021-2022. Clarissa Pace is the organization’s new president. Other elected and appointed officers include Bettina Randolph, vice president; Brenda...
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Avoid tapping into 401(k) early

  If you’ve been contributing for many years to your 401(k) or similar retirement plan, it may be your largest pool of money. So, if you are facing a financial need, you may think about tapping into your account. After all, it’s your money – why not use it? But...
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Investment lessons from 2020

  As the year draws to a close, it’s fair to say that we’ve all learned something about the social, political, physical and environmental forces that have affected everyone. And, in some ways, our lives will be changed, perhaps permanently. But as an investor,...

Masons install 2021 officers

The Eureka Lodge #40 of Free and Accepted Masons recently installed officers for 2021. The officers are: Keith Ashcraft, senior warden; Jonathon Halley, junior deacon; Lucas Owens, senior deacon; Scott Woodward, secretary; Logan Camden, worshipful master; Michael...
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Are you still planning to retire early?

  Have your retirement plans changed because of COVID-19? If so, you have plenty of company. Nearly 40 percent of those planning to retire say the pandemic has disrupted their intentions, according to the Edward Jones/Age Wave Four Pillars of the New Retirement...
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Consider these year-end financial moves

  We’re nearing the end of 2020 – and for many of us, it will be a relief to turn the calendar page on this challenging year. However, we’ve still got a few weeks left, which means you have time to make some year-end financial moves that may work in your favor....
Park Tipton named Centennial Scholar

Park Tipton named Centennial Scholar

  The Arkansas Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has named Park Tipton as a Centennial Scholar. The APTA Centennial Scholars Program is designed to identify and support a cadre of 100 physical therapists across the nation in developing...
Covid-19 hospitalizations increasing

Covid-19 hospitalizations increasing

  As Arkansas enters the tenth month of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals is reaching new highs with 1,074 patients currently in hospitals as of Tuesday, according to the state Health Department. The state’s total confirmed...