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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.

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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.

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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.

Thankful

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

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.”

Clearview Glass, on East Gaines St., displays this sign, “Jesus the Redeemer”, publicly honoring our Lord and Savior.

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.”

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.

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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.

Parking Like Never Before

Friday, November 25th, 2011

“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.

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.

THE WOODS OF MONTICELLO SPEAKS TO LIONS CLUB

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.

 

Mt. Zion Water Contract Extended

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

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.

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