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Archive for November, 2011

Nice Buck

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Reagan Berryman, age 11, killed this 13 point deer while hunting with his dad in Drew County. He is the son of Jamie and Tiffany Berryman of the Green Hill Community.


Reward Offered for Stolen Camera

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

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.

Montongo Home Destroyed by Fire, Monday Morning

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

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.

JP Re-Districting Map Meeting – Monday 2 pm

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Click To Enlarge Maps.

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.


400 Thanksgiving Meals Served by Pauline Baptist Church

Monday, November 28th, 2011

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.

Giving their holiday to serve and minister to others; now that’s really celebrating the meaning of Thanksgiving.

Monticello Memories – Tour of Monticello – The south side of East Gaines – #15

Monday, November 28th, 2011

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.


Grandma’s Biscuit Bowl

Monday, November 28th, 2011

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.

Judge Lampkin to Apply for Grant for Clear Creek Fire Department

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

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.

Circuit Clerks Office Gets $20,000 Grant

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

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.


Extra-Large Boat Trailer

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Recently, a new boat was on the way to it’s new home in Mississippi, when it was involved in an auto accidnet.

The boat trailer received more damage than the boat, and had to be loaded on a larger trailer, when it was shipped to F&F Cstom Boats, here in Monticello.

Monticello Dance Academy at Buck Fever Festival Talent Show

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

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.

Scouts From Troop 69 Ring Salvation Army Bell –

Friday, November 25th, 2011

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.

Drew Central Indians and Pilgrims

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Drew Central’s Kindergarten classes dressed up as Indians and Pilgrims to celebrate a Thanksgiving Feast.

This was a conclusion to their unit of study on the first Thanksgiving.

Pictured left to right: Braxton Shelton, Alivia Pharr, Kyla Smith, and Tyrone Franklin.

Happy Birthday

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Haley celebrated her birthday September 13 she is 9 years old and Ashleigh will be 2 on Thanksgiving day.


Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Lynn Fitzhugh, CEO, and Carol Judkins, Marketing Director, spoke to Lions Club at their bi-monthly meeting at Western Sizlin Restaurant.

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.

Monday Night’s “Almost Big Fire”

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Around 10:30, Monday night, the Monticello Fire Dept. was called out to the report of a fire on a trailer loaded with hay.

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.


MHS – Focus on the Future Interventionists

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

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


Local Judge Reprimanded, Censured by Judicial Discipline Commission

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Monticello District Judge Ken Harper reportedly agreed to accept letters of reprimand and censure by the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission, last week.

By reaching an agreement with the JDDC, Harper will remain in the position of District Judge, with no other disciplinary action being taken against him. if he follows the guidelines outlined in the agreement.

Below are the context of those 2 letters.


New, Moving, & Expanding Businesses – Monday Update

Monday, November 21st, 2011

MonticelloLive has been featuring local businesses that are opening, moving, and expanding.

Here  is More GOOD NEWS for MONTICELLO!!

Businesses listed earlier in the series include:
Atwoods Ranch & Home
Spee-D-Lube – Custom Trucks
Ferguson’s Eye Clinic
Simply Jenny Lynn
Ross Law Firm

Union Bank Express
Dewey’s Tire & Service
Seasons New Location
J-Birds Deli, Gas, Grocery

Gold Buying Center
Ray Ryburn Real Estate
DMH New Patient Wing
Square’s Corner Building
UAM Forest Resources Annex
AAA Gold Buyers
Medlin’s Metal Roofing
Marketplace II

Mosquito Beach Emporium
Dollar Tree
Future Medical Office Building

DCDDC’s New $2.5 Million Facility
Soil Testing Begins at New Library Site
High Maintenance at New Convenient Location

MHS Track Resurfacing Underway
Christmas Shop Opens for Holiday Season

ESA Staffing

Bradley County Medical Center

Wing Tip Gear Dumas, AR

Wing Tip Gear Dumas

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Delta Memorial Dr. Chambers

Delta Memorial

Bone’s Auto Parts

Bone's Auto Parts

Greenscape Nursery

Delta Greenscape Nursery


Be A Weevil

Holiday Inn Express

State Farm Mark Gray

Reggie’s Lock & Key

Reggie's Lock & Key

PDQ Inc.

PDQ Inc.

Ashley County Medical Center

Ashley County Medical Center

Citizen’s Bank

Citizen's Bank

Interfor Job Openings

Interfor Job Openings

NorthSide Baptist Church

Northside Baptist Church

Farmer’s Insurance

Cass Martin Realty

Cass Martin Realty

Malco Theater



Atlas Foundation Repair

Farm Bureau

Custom Truck / Spee-D-Lube

Custom Truck / Spee-D-Lube

Union Bank 2

Jerry Cruce Stump Grinding

City Drug

City Drug

Drew Farm / Drew Outdoor & Casual Wear

The Computer Guys

The Guest House

The Guest House

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

DMH Job Listing 1-3-17

Razorback Body Shop

Razorback Body Shop

A.J. Huffman

Mt. Tabor

Life Share

Delta Memorial Dr. Foscue

Delta Health Services

Ray Ryburn Real Estate

Monticello Animal Clinic

Monticello Animal Clinic

Monticello Realty

Monticello Realty