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Archive for March, 2011

6th Graders Reach Goal, Principal Fulfills Promise to Swim Across School Pond

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Spring break is over, and this is worth a re-post for the MMS students, who are returning to school today.

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Monticello 6th grade students raised $4,773 for World Vision, to provide a water well in an undeveloped country.

Principal Jerry Martens is shown in the video swimming across the school pond, like he agreed to, if the students reached $3,100.

Also, 4 teachers agreed to spend Thursday night at school if $3,000 was reached, including Blake Abbott, who spent the night in a tent on top of the roof.

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Monticello Memories – The Old Courthouse, on the Square

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

The old Drew County Courthouse, on the Town Square

In light of Monticello’s recent improvements to the town square, my thoughts again turn to the old courthouse square and what a treasure it is for Monticello. I can’t help but regret the demolition of the old courthouse that once stood there though.

A brick from he "Old Courthouse on the Square."

Since the old courthouse was torn down in 1933, there are few Drew Countians who remember what a regal structure it was! Built in 1870, it proudly stood in the center of the Square and watched over daily activities in the growing city for 63 years. Its 110-foot tower held a four-faced clock and a large bell. (The clock is lost in antiquity, but the courthouse bell sits proudly by Weevil Pond on the UAM campus.)

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Lake Monticello

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Toni Womack, of Hot Springs, visited Monticello, Friday.

This is one of the photos she sent of Lake Monticello to MonticelloLive to share with everyone.

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Crossett Murder / Kidnapping / Bank Robbery Suspect Gets Life Without Parole, 40 Years & 3 Life Sentences

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Peter Harvey is shown leaving the Drew County Courthouse after an earlier hearing for the Crossett Capitol Murder of Donna Woodberry, and the armed robbery of a First National Bank branch..

According to AshleyCountyLedger.com, 10th Judicial District Circuit Judge Sam Pope sentenced a Louisiana man to the maximum sentence for six felony counts in connection with the July 1, 2010, kidnaping and murder of Donna Woodberry and subsequent armed robbery of the North Crossett branch of First National Bank of Crossett in Ashley County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon.

For the full story, see AshleyCountyLedger.com

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