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Shifting sports gears from outside to inside, Monticello and Drew Central have begun their basketball campaigns in a big way. The Lady Billies got things rolling with a victory at Marmaduke on Nov. The Pirates followed that with an Davis steps away from head coaching duties. For Rob Cox—and now Marty Davis—both said those decisions have come only after some gut-wrenching discussions with family members and themselves.

First, Cox resigned his head football coaching position at Drew Central to become a youth pastor. Administrations and school boards at both There may have been some as good—after all, there have been 24 either first-, second or third-team All-Americans recognized in the yard history of University of Arkansas at Monticello football—but, arguably, there has never been anyone better to wear the Kelly Green and White than Jalen Tolliver.

The record-breaking wide receiver, who himself is already among the 35 All-America honorable mentions the school has had, is likely to top them all when it comes to postseason awards this winter Weevils split GAC games. Coaches have various ways to deal with early season losses. Blossoms get GAC season started off on right foot. The split gives UAM a early conference record and a overall mark. Advance-Monticellonian will publish your game pictures.

Contributors are simply asked to follow these simple steps: If a cell phone camera is used, it must be at the largest file size possible. If possible, the photo should be Look for bucks in small places. Most hunters are crowded onto small leases with too many hunters. Others may have to settle for hunting on public lands and deal with the crowds there.

Instead of looking for a big hunting lease, you might be better off talking to a neighbor who has 40 acres of woods or thicket, or even a pasture with some thick brush around the edge. One of the best spots for a big buck is a patch of sumac in a In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, John D. Survivors include one son, C. Kim Sullivan of Columbia, Tenn. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Hubbard and Dorothy Phillips and one brother, Osman Phillips.

Jimmy went to work straight out of high school In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, John and Marjorie Hollinger and paternal grandparents, Homer and Callie Marter. Survivors include one daughter, He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Robert William Clemons; along with several aunts and uncles. Second suspect in Wilmar shooting in custody. See this weeks addition of the Advance Newspaper for full details.

Jarell Terry is also being held in the Drew County Detention Facility without bond in connection to the Sheets murder. Local Man Charged with Manslaughter. LaRon White had his first appearance in court this morning. As of right now, the charges have remained at Manslaughter.

DCSD Superintendent Billy Williams said no one was harmed but that district policies prevented him from releasing any other information. Stay with the Advance on the web and Facebook for more information. Head of the Class Trunk or Treat. Children at Head of the Class were treated to a fun day today as the center hosted a Trunk or Treat for Halloween. Seen in the pictures are decked-out trunks, staff, and children proudly sporting their Halloween costumes. Arrest in Commercial Bank Robbery.

Mahli Arrington, 20, of Monticello was arrested in relation to the Commercial Bank robbery that occurred around 7: At this time, he is being charged with aggravated robbery and felony in possession of a firearm. Arrington had an active warrant in Jefferson County. The cash and weapon were recovered. The Advance will post more information as soon as it is available. City Council votes to rename street. A resolution that was introduced by Alderman Al Peer to rename a section on South Boyd Street that the Head of the Class Childcare and Learning Center, founded by the late Gillespie and his wife Sherrie, occupies was amended to clarify that both sections of North Boyd NAACP to hold freedom banquet.

Gibson Center on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. Williams will be the guest speaker for the evening. Advertising space is available in the souvenir booklet. To purchase tickets, ad space or to donate, contact Peggy Unwanted or expired drugs can be dropped off Saturday. This Saturday, there will be a statewide prescription drug take-back day. Highway South, from 9 a. In the city, the Boll Weevils earn third straight win.

Finishing games is something Hud Jackson has preached to his football teams since he arrived at the University of Arkansas at Monticello in time for the season.

This fall, Jackson and his staff are seeing the fruits of the labors recognized on the field. The Boll Weevils are playing in rarefied air indeed. After a Homecoming victory over To the victors go the spoils. UAM enters this winter after finishing with a GAC record during the season—good enough for a first-place tie in the regular season with East Sports Stadium to keep the pound Saline River Shootout Trophy right where it has resided for the past few years.

Despite the road loss, though, the Billies maintained Pirates run out of gas at Fordyce. In any sport, how a team starts a game is only surpassed by how it ends the same contest. Unfortunately for DC, high school football gates last 48 minutes.

Following its worst loss of at Genoa Billie Boosters set annual barbecue The annual barbecue chicken lunch, sponsored by the Monticello High School Billie Football Boosters, will be from 11 a. To properly spot your game, you can see more by looking for less. The average hunter spends years learning to spot game and properly identify animals and birds in the field.

There is a difference in seeing the game and a full identification. They have a photo from a magazine in their brain and seem to be searching Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Wayman, Wallace and Winford Jackson. Graveside services were at 11 a. Saturday October 21, at the Bethel Cemetery in Wilmar. She was born September 13, in Itta Bena, Miss. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Goss, and one sister, Elouise Goss.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Sam and Callie Mays; a grandfather, Wilson Etheridge; and a great-grandmother, Susie Fuqua. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Danny Crook and Donald Crook; two twin sisters, Brenda Adams and Linda Crick; and one great-grandson, Gauge. David Lee Clyburn Jr. He was born on November 26, in Newport News, Va. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lilly Mae Clyburn.

Survivors include his two children, Jonylah and Bryson; the love of his life, Tabitha; his mother, Mary; his stepfather Carnell; his father, David Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by twin sons Terry and Thomas Carroll Lagrone. Carroll was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed fishing, hunting Ralph Edward Chastain Jr.

He was born November 8, in Rossville, Ga. His hobby was photography and he could always be found with a camera or two in his truck or hand. His interests were reading and keeping up with world news and events Area opioid grant to benefit DMHS.

Situation on South Main. MEDC, Chamber issue cleanup challenge to city. Those groups are issuing a cleanup challenge for the area starting Saturday and lasting until Nov. The group which collects the most trash—and submits a photograph of your group with the collected trash—will receive recognition at the UAM announces Homecoming schedule. Tailgate parties, reunions, a golf tournament, parade and football game highlight a wide variety of events and activities at the University of Arkansas at Monticello as the Boll Weevils celebrate Homecoming Oct.

The tournament begins at 9 a. Kanikka Jenkins, 26, of Monticello, had her first appearance in the Drew County District Court last Thursday, where she is being charged with first-degree murder of her month-old child. According to an autopsy performed by the Arkansas State Crime Lab, the child suffered from broken ribs, a broken collarbone, a perforated bowel, cuts on the inside of the lips and After suffering 15 close losses in his seven years at UAM four to Tech , Jackson said it was pretty sweet to be on the winning side of that ledger for a change.

Junior quarterback Cole Sears scored his seventh rushing Monticello takes key A road game. The Billies have lost, won, lost, won, lost—and now won again. Head coach Marty Davis said he is hopeful that roller coaster stays steady for a while. Monticello proved it belongs in the upper echelon of Class 4A, District 8 with a win at Dollarway last Friday night.

In the past, a trip to Pine Bluff to face the Cardinals was pretty much akin to a black hole. After the last five years, though, Drew Central head coach Rob Cox admitted the separation between the Pirates and the top teams in Class 3A, District 6 is shrinking. One of those top teams has traditionally been Smackover. Unfortunately, every other year, the schedule falls where DC has to play the Buckaroos in its Homecoming game.

Friday was no different—but Cox saw a different Drew Central Local harriers keep improving, shine at Arkansas Post meet. Saturday, both Monticello and Drew Central cross country runners competed on historic ground.

Clair was timed over the 3. AGFC director stepping down. Crow made the announcement Tuesday afternoon during a staff meeting. He replaced Mike Knoedl. Special antlerless modern-gun hunt opens Saturday. The first opportunity for hunters to go after deer with a modern rifle this fall will take place with the early hunt for antlerless deer on private lands. The special season will open on Saturday, and runs through next Wednesday.

Hunters are encouraged to harvest antlerless deer early in the season for a variety of reasons. A balanced harvest helps produce a balanced deer population. Removing older, dominant and often barren females early in the season removes them from the nutrition equation Laura Lee Stephenson Dearman.

After receiving new grants to expand services, opening a school-based clinic at Drew Central and getting ready to open a new facility, Mainline Health Systems, Inc. Jack Geiger and colleague Dr. DMHS warns consumers about scam. Several Drew County residents have recently been victims of a phone scam operation. People posing as employees of Drew Memorial Health System have contacted multiple residents, attempting to sell them credit cards and obtain personal information.

After Saturday, though, Jackson could very well apply that phrase to one Jalen Tolliver. A weekend after having one of his worst games in a Boll Weevil uniform one catch for no yards , the All-American wide receiver had his best game in Kelly Green and White The club is affiliated with the Arkansas State Soccer Association, will feature coaches and officials trained through the state Association and will play by Arkansas State Association rules.

The season will begin on Saturday, Oct. Although there is seasonal overlap, there will be no game conflicts for children who want to play Monticello falls to Hamburg.

In this time of state and county fairs, Monticello has one request: Stop the roller coaster, the Billies would like to get off. Their up-and-down struggles continued Friday night with a loss to Hamburg. Halfway through the season, Monticello has gotten into an all-too-familiar pattern of following up pretty good outing with a not-so-masterful performance. Billie senior shows talent. DC tripped up by arch-rival. Unfortunately, the opponent was arch-rival McGehee. Usually when these two schools meet in any competition, records can be tossed out.

Not so much last weekend. The Owls had their way with the Pirates, winning and dropping DC to overall. Fall camping under the stars, with all its perks, can be very enjoyable.

Spending time outdoors is usually best when the temperatures are pleasant, which means two seasons in Arkansas. The balmy days of fall are perfect, as are the first warm weeks after a long winter. Some discover the pleasures of winter camping are worth the effort due to the variety, lack of pests and other factors. Overall, though, the first crisp days of fall are one of the most preferred times to enjoy camping.

Weather is generally more stable and predictable in fall, with fewer storms. Dorothy Wilkes, 68, of Atlanta, formerly of Monticello, passed away September 28, at her home. Her last employment was at Morehouse College of Atlanta. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death two brothers, Smedia, Jr and Vance; and one sister, Linda. After graduating from Selma High School in , he started working for Mechlin at age 18 and continued working Mary Jayne Smith Sark.

Mary was reared and received her education in Springfield, Ohio. She was a member of Victory Christian Fellowship Church, where her husband was the pastor for several years.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Della Leah Herrington McBee. In recent years, she resided in Rogers with her daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Steve Langton, On Wednesday at approximately 1: This investigation started on Aug. The child died shortly after arrival. The body was sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy to find out the manner of death. After several interviews and the findings of American Pickers to Film in Arkansas.

They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections MSD presents annual public report. Longtime UAM administrators are retiring at the end of October. Jay Hughes has announced his retirement as vice chancellor for university operations and student affairs at the University of Arkansas at Monticello effective Oct. Billies begin A play on right foot with win.

Monticello head coach Marty Davis can cross that goal off the list now. A week after suffering a disappointing six-point loss to an opponent in a lower classification, the Billies rebounded with a victory over Star City at Hyatt Field that got their Class 4A, District 8 season off on the right foot. Improving to overall, Monticello joined the other A home teams in the win Pirates fall to Beavers. He had reason to be. Aaron Kilgore, a 5-foot, pound junior quarterback, wears that jersey number for the Beavers.

Kilgore accounted for five touchdowns—four on the ground and none fewer than UAM runs into roadblock. So it was for the University of Arkansas at Monticello Saturday afternoon. UAM fell to this fall while watching the Savage Storm remain undefeated Commission approves live, wild-caught baitfish transport ban. The fall season arrived Friday as the equinox split the hours fairly evenly between day and night. From there, it will reverse course and climb back toward the equinox at due east, which occurs around She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lula Mae Jones.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelia Carpenter Jones; a granddaughter, Nikki Carpenter; his parents, Clem and Doris Rowe Carpenter, four sisters; and a brother. She was born March 29, in Okemah, Okla. She was a homemaker and a member of First Free Will Baptist church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Becky Kay Williams. William Curtis Andrew Rogers. He was preceded in death by his father, Dwight Rogers; and his grandparents, E.

Reep, 73, of Monticello, formerly of Warren, passed away Tuesday, September 19, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his second wife, Ruby Daughtery Reep. Survivors include his wife LeRoy was born October 3, to the late Albert B.

He was always eager to serve the Scottish Rite Temple. He was an outdoor enthusiast who loved to hunt, fish, or just simply enjoy the outdoors McKiever, 81, of Monticello passed away September 19, He graduated with honors in , lettering in baseball, basketball and track. In the ninth grade, W. City Council is divided on ordinance. Mayor David Anderson opened the unfinished business section of the meeting with asking the council members if they wanted to create a committee of four, one council member from each ward, or if they wanted to discuss the mobile home ordinance as an entire council.

After some debate, it was unanimously agreed upon to discuss the issue as a whole council. QC votes down county purchase. After a fairly heated debate that included an impassioned outburst from a member of the gallery, the Drew County Quorum Court voted not to purchase the University Center Arena in its regular meeting Monday night. County Attorney Cliff Gibson suggested to the court it wait until October for Akin to be present but a vote to table the matter failed.

Student success and making the University of Arkansas at Monticello a model open-access institution are the cornerstones of a new strategic plan for UAM approved recently by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

During the academic year, groups Use whatever word comes readily to mind, but the Drew Central football team seems to be destined to make a mark at the school that will not be soon forgotten. The program was resurrected after a year absence in , and those that had the foresight to push for that decision just might be rewarded this fall.

Drew Central has put together back-to-back wins only once in school history after the revival of Pirate football a decade ago. With a shellacking of Hermitage at Mike Weevils bounce second straight GAC opponent.

This time last season, Jeremy Jackson was trying to find a way to dodge cornerbacks in the open field. Now, he is one. The 5-foot-8, pounder made the transition from running back to the defensive backfield for his senior season at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. For the second week in a row, the league has honored a Boll Weevil. Monticello comes up short against Fordyce. With the loss, the Billies are now —and not where Davis wanted them to be after the non-conference portion of their schedule at all.

Monticello has been in this position before, though, and rebounded to salvage the season. Billie senior takes individual XC title. Races were not as crowded as they had been a week before in Little Rock but the results were every bit as pleasing to the head coaches at the annual Los Toritos Cross County Invitational at Cane Creek State Park Saturday. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her two husbands, Danny Winchester and Donnie Baty; and one brother, Earl Green.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ricky Kellum and Jamie Kellum. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Junior. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Randall Carter. She was a survivor of the tornado that decimated her small community of Centerpoint in , killing over 40 people, many of whom were members of the Phillips family.

The event was one that impacted her life. She and two of her first cousins became student nurses, Joe was a pipeline foreman and equipment operator for over 35 years until his retirement in In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, James Troy Johnson and a sister-in-law, Iris Johnson.

Susan was a Christian, a member of Summit Baptist Church in Pine Bluff and was retired from the Pine Bluff Commercial after 33 years of service in sales and advertising New doctor calls Monticello home. Monticello is now home to its first cardiologist. Vincent team and opened his cardiac practice at South Main. He began seeing patients Monday. I was recruited here and it all fell in to place; St. Vincent was a huge supporter of opening a cardiac Traffic stop discovers drugs, gun.

As Garrison approached the vehicle, the drivers window was not rolled down. Garrison announced his presence and the driver rolled the window down and Garrison was able to see a rifle in the front seat. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle for the safety of him and the deputy. Upon further investigation, Garrison discovered The purpose of this project is to pave 8. The improvements will extend from U. Highway to U.

Construction is scheduled to begin Drew Central blasts Woodlawn. UAM hangs on for first victory. Billies squeak one out at Magnolia. Should Monticello be involved in too many more games like last Friday, the school might ought to consider changing its nickname to the Cardiac Kids as in Billies. A week after suffering one of the worst defeats in recent memory, Monticello squeezed out a win at Magnolia.

Kickoff at Hyatt Field is set for Griffin commits to Razorbacks. Another chapter is about to open—in the spring of , that is. Nick Griffin verbally committed to play for the Razorbacks last Thursday.

Monticello harriers shine at Minuteman XC meet. Distance running has been a staple at Monticello High School for years, both in cross country and track and field.

Robinson among 4A teams in the senior girls James Curtis Barnard Jr. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors are his mother, brother Steven Barnard, and several aunts and uncles. Wednesday, September 13, at the Monticello Christian church. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Arkansas Cremation www.

He was born August 28, in Dermott, to the late Frank T. Adair, and Linnie Milholland Adair of Monticello. He served two years in the U.

He was an employee of Houston Light and Power in Houston from until his retirement in He was a member of the Booneville Civitan Club. He and his wife, Bernice George Horace Ballow Jr. He was a veteran of the U. He then worked in the public sector until his retirement in the s, after which he Local fall sports schedules. Busy Blossoms head into league with winning record in volleyball. They started their regular season before any UAM team Aug.

The last two got the Blossoms over the. First serve is set for 6: UAM will enter conference play on a two-match winning streak, thanks Under the lights on Friday night, though, those good things need to transfer to the playing field.

For the senior-laden Drew Central Pirates, the first game of the season had to sting a little bit more than any game last year. Opening against Episcopal Collegiate, second-year head coach Rob Cox looked to right the ship coming off an season a year ago.

The Pirates were able to demonstrate several things throughout the Giving up 41 unanswered points before they could finally find the end zone, the Billies dropped the non-conference game on the road.

For the University of Arkansas at Monticello, that has been more way difficult than football coach Hud Jackson would have liked in his tenure as head Boll Weevil. Graveside services were at 10 a. Nancy Lee Vondrak Clayton. She was born August 31, , in Chicago, Ill. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her grandparents, D. Also preceding him in death was the love of his life, Robbie Lee Shepherd Roark when at the time of her death on December 31, , they had been married 63 years.

He was born on June 6, , in Pine Bluff. Every year, Shady Grove MBC collects shoe boxes and toys and packs them together for underprivileged children. It is their belief that a small shoebox can have a big impact. Mainline gets grants, awards. Mainline was awarded six grants and awards: Football fanatics, the time has come.

All three area schools kick off their regular seasons this weekend but only one plays at home. Monticello visits Ashdown in a classic Class 4A matchup, Drew Central travels to Episcopal Collegiate in a game where the Pirates have a legitimate opportunity to grab their first win in 17 outings and the University of Arkansas at Monticello hosts Southwestern Oklahoma State University in a highly anticipated—since the Boll Weevils have the vast majority of Blossom volleyball set to open at Lyon.

In her third season already, University of Arkansas at Monticello volleyball coach Kelly Burdeau is looking for marked improvement in her Cotton Blossoms. Then, the Blossoms travel to Memphis, Tenn. College and Tiffin Ohio University In one of the best classes in recent memory, four All-Americans in three different sports and an Arkansas high school coaching legend have been selected for induction to the UAM Sports Hall. Audrey Denise Hill Cessor. Hill and Audrey Anita Strickland Hill.

Benjamin Jack Bourland, 80, passed away August 22, at his home in Monticello. Other than his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Constance Louise Tibbs Bourland. He was born April 21, in Bastrop, La. He was a past Holiday closings, early deadlines are announced. For Monticello, the transfer station will also be closed. Monday trash route will run next Wednesday. For Drew County, the road department will also be closed.

All other routes will run on their normal days. The local governments join virtually all others Lake Monticello drawdown begins with valve opening. Tuesday morning to make repairs on the levee.

Monticello Fire Chief Kelly Reid opened the drain valve on the spillway located next to the levee and the water began rushing out of the long pipe Vincent is being charged with one count of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver; one count of possession of drug paraphernalia; one count of fleeing; and one count of first-degree murder.

All those charges are felonies. According to court documents, approximately 1: DCSO deputy wrecks, killed in line of duty. Officer Timothy Braden, 29, was in pursuit of a fleeing vehicle heading west on Barkada Road when he lost control of his car and crashed into trees. Braden was taken to Drew Memorial Health System, where he was pronounced dead. Vincent charged with posession, fleeing and murder. Thursday morning, when his patrol car crashed and he was killed.

Vincent is being charged with one count of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver; one count of possession of drug paraphernalia; one count of fleeing and one count of first degree murder. After a overall record a year ago, Burdeau is looking for better things this fall. McCone, who was appointed by Kennedy, died in The page report found that Kennedy was killed from a gunshot wound while riding in a motorcade passing below a school book depository building, where Oswald worked.

Many people, however, are unconvinced that Harvey acted alone in the assassination and believe he was part of a bigger conspiracy. Within an hour of Kennedy being shot, Oswald killed a police officer who had stopped to question him and was arrested minutes later. He was murdered the next day while being transported to a jail with higher security and his motives were never revealed. Oswald was killed shortly after he assassinated Kennedy - his motivation behind shooting the president was never revealed.

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