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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.
Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving.
Marscille Williams`s son and grandson ate Thanksgiving dinner with her. Mary has visited her daily.
Carol Cason had a birthday the 23rd. She went to David`s house Wednesday night for Thanksgiving Dinner, and she went out to eat, Sunday with David and Zack.
Jerry Burgess went to Mayflower to spend Thanksgiving with Bennie Carol and her grandaughter.
Joy Meadows went to church with her family.
Charles Jackson`s daughter, Debra visited him Saturday.
Ray King`s daughter, Barbara, brought Thanksgiving dinner to him.
Ruby Wells is in the hospital, both her sons Robert and Dennis are with her. Get well soon Mrs. Wells.
Henri Mason spent Thanksgiving with her family. Mary Jane, Mia, Beth Thurman, Shirley Bell, Sheila Lampkin and Terrie Wolfe visited her.
Frank Carson`s grandaughter, Anna Grace Carson has been visiting with him , she is going to school in New Orleans, La.
Marian Bowden spent Thanksgiving with her family.
Clark Valentine spent Thanksgiving with his brother.
Betty Pirtle spent Thanksgiving with her daughter, Karen.
Tom Rabb spent Thanksgiving with his family.
We would like to send get well wishes to Juanita William who is in the hospital in Pine Bluff.
We would like to welcome Harry Burnett, our new Resident to the Guesthouse.
Our owner Kim Forrest had a Birthday the 23rd.
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.
During this Thanksgiving season, we should stop and appreciate where our blessings and freedoms come from.
It has been said, “The only two men that have loved you enough to die for you are Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.”
The Scripture says that we should confess His Name before men, and this sign certainly does that; as does posting this message on MLive.
In honor of our American Soldiers, new American Flags have been purchased by Commercial Bank, Parkway Bank, Simmons Bank, and Union Bank, to be flown at Monticello’s main intersection at HWY 425 and 278.
As we celebrate this Thanksgiving season, may we realize that “God has blessed America, and still does today.”
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.
The Drew Memorial Hospital board met on November 23, discussing many issues.
“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.
The governor has authorized a transfer of money from an emergency fund so that trial court assistants will be paid through December.
However, the funding problem of the trial courts likely will continue unless there is a sudden turnaround in collections of filing fees and court costs. They have gone down dramatically since the summer. The salaries of the trial court assistants are paid from filing fees and court costs.
Rayford is a registered sex offender and was on probation at the time of the alleged event.
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