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Archive for January, 2011

Mayor’s Report to City Council: Repairs Needed at City Hall, MEDC, MPD, MFD; Parks & Planning Comissions

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

During the “Mayor’s Report” at the City Council meeting, Mayor Allen Maxwell told the council an architect and an engineer will be here Friday to determine what will have to be done to repair the City Hall, MEDC, Fire Dept. and Police Dept. structures.

Maxwell said his goal is to get it to where “this entire building doesn’t leak”.  He specifically mentioned the leaks and falling ceiling tiles in the police dept., which have pans and buckets scattered around to catch the water.  He described the drippings as “tobacco juice” that has accumulated over the years.

Maxwell also updated the council on his work assembling a new parks commission and planning commission, and asked voluteers to contact him.

He also outlined his recent meetings with city  dept. heards.

Drew Central Schools Begin Discussions to Possibly Close Sections of Bus Routes

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Discussions were started on the possibility of altering 7 bus routes. The possible route sections to cut include:

Cominto Route, Wilmar Town Route, Rock Springs Route, Selma Route, Winchester Route, Coleman Route, and Green Hill Route. These seven were chosen largely because they are dead-end roads. The time it takes for a bus to make it down and turn itself around is very costly for the district.

The dead-end sections being considered for closure are listed in the article below.

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2 Sent to Hospital after Wreck near Fred’s

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Around 4 pm, Friday, Monticello Police were called to a car crash on HWY 425 South, near Fred’s.

According to witnesses at the scene, the driver of a Buick Roadmaster was crossing Bolling Street, toward the Fred’s parking lot, and pulled in front of a southbound Buick Skylark.

One person from each vehicle was transported to Drew Memorial by MASI. The Skylark was towed by Triple A Towing.  The Roadmaster was removed by Rod’s Wrecker.  Drew County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted MPD.

Monticello Memories: 1913’s Southeast Arkansas Fair & Race Track

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

With Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs opening Saturday, this seems like a time relevant topic for this week’s “memory”.

I had heard for years about a race track that formerly existed in Drew County. The late Walter Moffatt spoke of family outings there in his boyhood. Most folks knew about its existence but had neither seen the racetrack nor knew where it was located. It was lost in antiquity. However, through GIS and aerial photography, I recently saw the old racetrack clearly from the skies and lying on the southwestern edge of Monticello.

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2 Former UAM AIC Champions Bring Wrestling to Monticello, Tonight

Friday, January 14th, 2011

In 1993, the UAM Boll Weevils won the last AIC Football Championship under Coach Tommy Barnes..

2 of the defensive leaders on that team were #99, nose tackle, Rodney Mack and #91, linebacker, Sweet Daddy Jones.(middle of row 8 in team photo).

Rodney Mack and Sweet Daddy Jones will be returning to Monticello, tonight, as Downsouth Championship Wrestling invades the National Guard Armory, with the doors opening at 6 pm, and bell time set for 7:30.

Mack is best known for his battles in WWE and ECW.  Also on tonight’s card is former 2 time WWE Women’s Champion, Jazz, and WCW star, Ron Rage.

General admission tickets are available at Larry’s Pizza and Mazzio’s Pizza, for $10.00

Now, That’s Customer Service

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

While most businesses in town were still closed Tuesday morning, not only was City Drug open, but business owner Mike McKeown was out in the ice and snow, delivering prescription to his customers.

Now, that’s customer service.

One Monticello Life: Mayor Allen Maxwell

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

“I grew up in a different time than what kids today are. Living was foot-loose and fancy-free! You didn’t lock your doors, you left your windows open, you left your car unlocked. We kids would get together on our bikes early in the morning and ride all around town and we wouldn’t get back home until dark. I don’t think any of our parents ever knew where we were, but they knew we’d be back home.” (more…)

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