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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
Days Inn Monticello
War Eagle Boats
Pines Broadcasting Company
LifeShare No Date
Flu Shots Monticello Medical Clinic
Secure Storage 2
Frazer’s Funeral Home
Bradley County Medical Center
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.
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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
Mosquito Beach Emporium
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
Many local drivers have been noticing the continuing progress of the new Drew County Developmental Disabilities Council facility, at East College and South Hyatt Streets.
The new $2.5 million structure will allow the DCDDC to continue the many services that they provide to Drew and surrounding counties, that earned them last year’s Monticello/Drew County business of the year
Also shown is a photo from their groundbreaking ceremony.
Kimberly, Mary, and Brittney want to welcome their clients to their new location, and also welcome everyone else, to stop by and see their new salon.
Plus, Lacey will be returning soon, as well.
The Monticello School Board presented MMS Principal Martens (left) with an award in honor of the school being recognized by the National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) as a 2011 NCEA Higher Performing School. MMS was awarded for it’s growth in math based upon consistent improvement in student achievement from the previous years.
“We are very fortunate to have the students and teachers we have.” – Superintendent Bobby Harper
MHS Principal Pennington was also presented with an award by the Board for being named to the College Board’s “AP Honor Roll” for improvements on Advanced Placement tests.
Monticello was 1 of 4 districts in Arkansas recognized by the Department of Education for significant student performance and rising numbers in students taking AP classes.
“It takes parents encouraging their children to take those harder AP classes… the credit goes to everyone.” – Superintendent Harper
Sorry for my long absence with this column but I just finished my first Krazy for Coupons class as part of UAM’s Continuing Education Program. It took a lot of my time to prepare for but was well worth it. I will be offering another class in Monticello next semester and one in Hamburg, as well. The class was packed with all levels of couponers. We had a great time and several brought up questions that I felt like needed to be addressed in this column.
For instance, did you know that Walmart will price match Black Friday ads? (more…)
Before we journey down South Main Street, let’s look briefly at the business history of the primary streets that begin at Monticello’s Square. We’ll start on the corner of East Gaines Street and travel to the railroad tracks, but first let’s examine how Gaines Street was named.
The Woods of Monticello held a Purple Balloon release last week .
They released 100 purple and white balloons in recognition of November as “National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month”. Staff, residents and community members joined in to release the purple balloons. People were asked to pray for family members and their love ones who have this disease. There is a licensed Alzheimer’s Unit at The Woods and they encourage you to come and tour their facility. Call Pam Leeper at 870-367-6852 with questions.
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.
Monticello Municipal Airport received yet another award this year. Benji Ryburn, Airport Commissioner, went to Fort Worth, TX on Tuesday to accept the Outstanding Airport Award from the FAA. Five states were represented at the event.
Only one airport from each state is selected.
“To put into perspective what a big deal this is, there are 91 airports in Arkansas. If you were the worst, it could take you 91 years to get one [the award].” – Benji Ryburn
In other airport news, Mr. Ryburn asked the council to consider looking into a match grant, an 80/20 grant, to pay for a hanger to house larger planes. This is based on one of the airport’s client’s decision to possibly purchase a plane too large to be housed by any existing hangers at Ellis Field.
Dr. Donald Bobbitt (third from right), new president of the University of Arkansas System, spent two days on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Monticello this week meeting with UAM officials, community leaders and southeast Arkansas legislators.
Pictured from left are Jeff Owyoung of McGehee, a member of the UAM Board of Visitors, State Senator Jimmy Jeffress of Crossett, State Representative Sheilla Lampkin of Monticello, President Bobbitt, State Representative Eddie Cheatham of Crossett, and UAM Chancellor Jack Lassiter.
As part of a plan to strengthen the Department of Social Work at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, social work faculty are reaching out to the community and region to help provide support for local social work agencies.
Donna Taylor, who joined the faculty in August, is a member of the Coordinated Community Response Team for Drew County, which assists victims of domestic violence with support from various community entities.
As the unloaded truck came around the curve, the driver saw a train across the roadway, with a car waiting at the crossing. Due to the recent rain and wet pavement, the driver attempted to turn into a driveway, to avoid a possible collision. The big rig came to a stop in a nearby yard, after hitting a fence and 2 pecan trees.
No one was injured. Drew County Sheriff’s deputies worked the wreck.
The City Council passed an ordinance on Thursday night prohibiting all tobacco use at city parks in Monticello. The ordinance includes, but is not limited to, Monticello Sports Complex, City Park, City Park swimming pool, Jordan Park, and Jordan Park swimming pool.
Five students from Monticello Elementary School are featured on the Front Cover of the 2012 Hameray PreK – 8 Catalog that has been distributed nationwide to schools across the United States. This catalog features an entire selection of Early Literacy and High Interest/Low Vocabulary book collections, that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
(L to R) Serenia Rodriguez, Aiden Jones, JaTiyah Johnson, Alivia Ramsey and Blane Kizer, 1st and 2nd grade students at Monticello Elementary School; Janine Jamison (Center – a librarian in Jefferson County) will be featured in a book written by Gaynell Jamison, Reading Specialist at Monticello Elementary School that has been published by Hameray.
Hameray selected this photo as the cover of their catalog from a series of photos that were photographed for Jamison’s new book: ‘Where Can I Read?’ that is scheduled to be released January 2012. The book will feature local residents, staff and students of Monticello Elementary School and Jamison’s daughter. Brandy VanDee of VanDee Photography was the photographer for this project.
Three University of Arkansas at Monticello students were recently inducted into UAM’s Alpha Nu Zeta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society. Pictured from left are inductees Aaron N. Taylor of Monticello and Daniel J. Degges of Crossett. Not pictured is Chelsy Jackson of Hot Springs Village. (more…)
Benji Ryburn, of Ryburn’s Automotive Superstore, announced to the Monticello School Board that his company would be donating $2,500 to the district. Along with this donation, as part of a grant, Toyota will be matching the donation and giving an additional $2,500 to the schools.
The grant money is to be used for upcoming creative classroom projects and initiatives related to the improvement of student achievement. The funds may be used for various materials and supplies, such as books, software, technology, and art and lab materials.
Wing Tip Gear Dumas, AR
Bone’s Auto Parts
Holiday Inn Express
State Farm Mark Gray
Reggie’s Lock & Key
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
The Guest House
Monticello Tire (Goodyear)
Razorback Body Shop
Cash Saver Food Outlet
Delta Memorial Dr. Foscue
Ray Ryburn Real Estate
Monticello Animal Clinic
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