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Johnson’s Showroom Furniture
South Arkansas Business Solutions
Ashley County Medical Center 2
Immanuel Baptist Church
Southern Quality Construction
Gibson & Keith
Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)
Lucky’s Of Monticello
Union Bank 1
Old Milo Christmas Tree Farm
Days Inn Monticello
War Eagle Boats
LifeShare No Date
Pines Broadcasting Company
Run Run Rudolph 5k
Flu Shots Monticello Medical Clinic
Secure Storage 2
Frazer’s Funeral Home
Reward offered for the safe return of the Canon Rebel DSLR camera taken in the Old Hwy 13 robberies a couple weeks ago.
Camera must be returned in the same condition it was taken from the property to obtain reward.
Please call (870) 814-3634.
A 26 year old Dumas man, likely to be charged with Capital Murder and Felon in Possession of a Firearm, appeared before Circuit Judge Bynum Gibson for a First Appearance Hearing, Monday afternoon, at the Drew County Courthouse.
Meggs told MonticelloLive that an official announcement will be made soon.
Meggs is running for the position as a Republican.
A Montongo home was destroyed by fire, Monday morning. The Monticello Fire Dept. responded to the call around 3:30 am, when the fire had burned through the roof of the structure. The fire was extinguished, but “hot spots” rekindled, and firefighters were called back to the scene around 8 am.
The home was vacant at the time of the fire. A family had recently moved out of the home.
Everyone remember when state senate and representative districts were re-drawn. Now it’s time for our local county Justice of the Peace Districts to be re-calculated, as well.
In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, Pauline Baptist Church members spent yesterday morning preparing, serving, and delivering around 400 Thanksgiving dinners to Monticello area residents.
This week we will continue our “look” at some remembered businesses along the south side of East Gaines Street in Monticello. Starting at the business on the corner of East Gaines and South Main, one of the earliest businesses there was a dry goods store owned by a Mr. Ely, a Russian Jew. It has been pictured as a two-story building with a wooden sidewalk on the south side.
However, records also indicate that one of the two water wells for the courthouse preceded the mercantile store. (There were originally two wells for the 1870 structure – one for people and one for the livestock.) That well is believed to still be buried under the present buildings.
This is a biscuit bowl or bread bowl on display in the kitchen area of the museum, How many of you can remember Grandma having one of these? These bowls are making a comeback and the buyer can expect to pay a premium depending on what type of wood it is made of.
Come see this and many other interesting items on display at your Drew County Museum, We are open Fridays from 1pm till 5pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 2 pm till 5 pm.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Drew County Historical Society, memberships are $25 Dollars for a single membership or $40 for a family membership. Please mail your membership request to The Drew County Historical Society 404 South Main Monticello, AR 71655.
A Monticello man, arrested for stealing multiple items from his employer, was released on a $20,000 bond in February.
He allegedly fled to Los Angeles, CA, and was recently arrested there by U.S. Marshals.
During Monday night’s Quorum Court meeting, the Court passed a resolution allowing Judge Damon Lampkin to apply for a grant under the Arkansas Rural Community Grant Programs on behalf of Rock Springs Community’s fire department.
The grant is for $7,802.60 and would be used to build an additional bay onto their fire station for the purpose of housing a water shuttle tanker truck.
The County would not be responsible to provide any funding to the Clear Creek Fire Department.
Pat Scifres Savage, Circuit Clerk of Drew County, was awarded a grant in the amount of $20,000 from the Automated Records System Fund for automation, or preservation of the Real Estate Records for their county. The money for the grants is paid into the fund by the ten Class 6 and 7 counties in the State of Arkansas.
Students from Monticello Dance Academy competed in the 25th annual Buck Fever Festival Talent Show in Banks. Participants included Alli Beth King, Lexi Thomas, Alexandria Pennington, Olivia Wilson, and Charlee Carter. The winner of the 4-9 year old dance solo division was Olivia Wilson. The winner of the 10-14 year old dance solo division was Charlee Carter.
Olivia, the 8 year old daughter of Jeremy and Rachel Wilson, also won 3rd overall. Charlee, the 14 year old daughter of Mark and Michelle Carter, won 1st overall.
Students are pictured here with instructors Alana Garbacz and Allison Neill.
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from Troop 69 ringing the bell for the Drew County Salvation Army Kettle Drive.
A special thanks to all the Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts of Troop 69, their leaders and their parents for their hard work and community service.
You all did an awesome job.
“Black Friday” came early this Thanksgiving, as Walmart began their special sales on Thursday night at 10 pm.
These photoss show Walmart area parking lots, as they were at 10:30.
Walmart’s lot was full. Dollar Tree, Sears, Factory Connections, and McDonalds parking lots were used by some shoppers. Many more were parking on the grass dividers
The bottom photo shows more vehicles than usually are there during normal shopping times, when mall merchants are open.
Rayford is a registered sex offender and was on probation at the time of the alleged event.
What can only be described as a colossal mix-up on APERS (Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System) part, the County is paying up more to the system than previously anticipated.
The Woods of Monticello executives told about their Rehabilitation Wing dedicated to recently hospitalized patients needing professional nursing or physical rehabilitation services.
They pointed out with much pride their Monticello facility on North Chester is one of the few Certified Alzheimer’s Care Units in Arkansas. Additionally, The Woods of Monticello offers a traditional skilled care home.
When they arrived, they were able to extinguish the fire, which was likely caused by the trailer’s wheel bearings, before it spread to the 17 bales of hay that where loaded on the trailer.
The City Council voted to extend Mt. Zion Water Association’s contract until May 7, 2012. This will give the City more time to collect data and stats on Mt. Zion in order to make a decision about allowing them to become part of the Monticello Water System. The issue will come back to the council after the 6 month waiting period is up for reconsideration.
Mrs. Sarah Stratton, the Literacy Facilitator and School Improvement Specialist at MHS, presented an outstanding group of 11th grade young men during the regular school board meeting Tuesday night. The group has been self-named Focus on the Future and currently consists of the following students: Jaquarius Davis, Diante Barnhill, Quincy Binns, Justin Avery, Devon Jackson, Markez Block, Tre Smith, and Jordan Shelton
Razorback Body Shop
Cash Saver Food Outlet
Delta Memorial Dr. Foscue
Ray Ryburn Real Estate
Monticello Animal Clinic
The Guest House
Holiday Inn Express
Jerry Cruce Stump Grinding
Reggie’s Lock & Key
Wing Tip Gear Dumas, AR
Advertise With Monticello Live
Bone’s Auto Parts
Ashley County Medical Center
Interfor Job Openings
NorthSide Baptist Church
Cass Martin Realty
Union Bank 2
Atlas Foundation Repair
Custom Truck / Spee-D-Lube
Drew Farm / Drew Outdoor & Casual Wear
The Computer Guys
Monticello Tire (Goodyear)