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Archive for June, 2012

Heat Advisory Continues for Drew County

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

With temps forecast to remain over the 100 degree mark, the National Weather Service has continued a HEAT ADVISORY for Drew County, and most other areas.

A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM TONIGHT.

HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL RISE TO 105 DEGREES…OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE ACROSS MOST OF THE STATE.

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2012-2014 Officers Selected for William F. Slemons Ch. 977

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Back Row L to R: Terri Wolfe, Beth Thurman, Diane Mazanti, Jan West, Sue Johnson, Bettye Kellum, Martha Weatherford, and Connie Mullis. Seated: Annette Rawls and Ann Burgess

The final meeting of the 2011-2012 year for Colonel William F. Slemons Ch. 977 was held at the Drew County Museum on June 26.

There were 10 members present and two guests. Officers for the 2012-2014 year selected were as follows: Beth Thurman, President; Connie Mullis, Vice-president; Martha Weatherford, Secretary; Annette Rawls, Treasurer; Sue Johnson, Registrar; Diane Mazanti, Chaplain; Ann Burgess, Historian; Jan West, Recorder of Military Service Awards; and Jo Ann Handley, Parliamentarian.

Sanderlin Retiring from Drew County Road Department After 35 years

Friday, June 29th, 2012

John Sanderlin is retiring from the Drew County Road Department, today, with 35 years of service to Drew County.

Mr. Sanderlin began working at the road department on Aptil 1, 1977, and has worked under seven county judges – Vernon Roberts, Ordie Watts, Harold West, Dale Hughes, Garland McAnally, Rita Shepherd and current judge, Damon Lampkin.

John would like to thank Drew County, Drew County Judge Damon Lampkin, DC Road Foreman Mike McManus and all the Road Department employees. Here he is presented a plaque in appreciation of his 35 yearsof service by Drew County Judge Damon Lampkin and Road Foreman Mike McManus

Happy Birthday

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday to Ja’Taly Hicks.

We love you always.

Mom, Dad, Quan, and Granny Maryland.

Provost David Ray Retirement Program Photos

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Provost R. David Ray was honored with a retirement reception, last week, for his 42 years of service to UAM.  

First 5 photos by Jim Brewer, UAM Media Services.

 

Brian Ramsey Returns To UAM After Stint With Great American Conference

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Brian Ramsey, assistant commissioner for communications of the Great American Conference, is returning to the University of Arkansas at Monticello as assistant athletic director for media relations.

Ramsey was UAM’s sports information director from 2007-11.

“We are pleased to welcome Brian Ramsey back to UAM,” said Athletics Director Chris Ratcliff. “Brian did an excellent job as sports information director and with his added administrative experience with the conference office, will bring fresh insight and new ideas to the Department of Athletics.”

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Message from Vendor

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Would whoever removed the baby doll from booth #261 at the Market Place I ,please return it to the front.

It was for display only, and has sentimental value to me .

There will be no questions asked.

Young Noodler

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Kaitlyn Barnes caught her first catfish with her hands while noodling at Lake Chicot with her dad Chris Barnes of Barnes Guide Service, this past Saturday June 16th. She is 14 yrs old.

101 Degrees

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

The Commercial Bank sign said it all, when it showed 101 degrees, Monday afternoon.

Remember to water your pets, and please, do not leave them in your vehicle.

Also check on your neighbors, especially the elderly.

DWI #3 Conviction – DWIs #4 & #5 Pending

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

A local driver was convicted of his third DWI, last week, for events that occurred on August 26, of last year.

Around 8:30 that evening, State Trooper had a safety checkpoint set up near the intersection of Jose Chapel Road and Florence Road.  As they were checking vehicles, they saw a vehicle come to an abrupt stop, 1/4-1/2 mile up the road, and turn in at a cemetery.

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Lion Club Elects Officers

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The Monticello Lions Club met at Western Sizzlin Restaurant, June 21, 2012. and elected Officers for the 2012-2013 year.

Shown here: l-r, David Anderson, Sec-Treas, Ray Ryburn, 1st V-Pres, John Bullock, Fmr Pres, Don Hogue, Pres, Colleen Handly, 2nd V-Pres, Mike Garvey, Board Member, Larry Fuller, Tail Twister and Board Member. Not shown are Nancy Miller, Lion Tamer and Board Member, and Sandra Patrick, Board Member.

Bull Found in Montongo Area

Monday, June 25th, 2012

According to the Drew County Sheriff’s Department, a black bull was found in the Montongo area approximately two (2) months ago.

If anyone is missing a bull they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 367-6211.

Employment Opportunity – Management Position

Monday, June 25th, 2012

ICM is expanding and looking for candidates in south AR. Must have a degree and experience in a human service related field. Travel required. Must pass a drug test and background checks.

Fax resume and salary requirements to (800)887-1610 .

Frances Juanita Pamplin

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Frances Juanita Pamplin, 75 of Monticello, passed away on June 14 at Drew Memorial Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memory: loving husband of 59 years Alvin Pamplin, Sr of Crossett; children: Frances Jenkins, Donna Noble (Billy), Alvin Pamplin, Jr, Herman Pamplin, and Roy Pamplin (Tina); siblings: Jan Hunter (Robert), Barbara Fisher (Thomas), Ricky Roberts (Marion); six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Christian Brothers Funeral Home

Campground Cemetery Association Accepting Donations

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Campground Cemetery Association Is accepting donations for the upkeep of the cemetery.

If you have loved ones buried at Campground or would just like to make a donation, please send checks payable to “Campground Cemetery Association” in care of Dale Hughes 150 Rabb Rd. Monticello, AR 71655

Flag Retirement Service at Courthouse, Photos

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

A Flag Retirement Ceremony was recently hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Woodmen of the World will be held at the Drew County Courthouse.

The public was invited to see the proper way to retire an American Flag that is worn and tattered.

Photos courtesy of a MLive reader.

Shots Fired, Shooter Arrested

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

According to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober, deputies were dispatched to a residence located at 236 Selma Collins Road, in Selma, at approximately 1:40 pm, Wednesday, after a call came in that a neighbor had shot into the home.

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DCHS Cheerleaders Named Premiere Award of Excellence Recipients

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Drew Central High School Cheerleaders were recently recognized at their summer cheer camp hosted by the National private cheer camp company, Premiere Cheer Camps.

The team was selected by Premiere Cheer Camps Staff based on their outstanding sportsmanship, spirit, and growth in the areas of cheer throughout camp. 

Drew Central High School cheerleaders will be featured on the Premiere Cheer Camps national website, www.premierecamps.net in recognition of this achievement. Each squad member recieved an individual ribbon as well as the Premiere Cheer Camps Award of Excellence team certificate.

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Happy Birthday

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Happy 21st Birthday Alan Davis Jones!

I’ll love you forever.

I’ll like you for always.

As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be!
Have a great day!

We love you!

 

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