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Archive for July, 2012

Rock Springs & 530 Forest Fires – 80 Acres Burned – Tuesday Update

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

The Arkansas Forestry Commissin has confirmed the total acrage destroyed by Monday’s 3 forest fires as….
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Extreme Heat Warning for Drew County

Monday, July 30th, 2012

A heat advisory is in effect for Southeast Arkansas today, and that will likely be extended further into the week.

Heat index values will exceed 105 degrees across the region with temperatures ranging between 100 and 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Heat index values as high as 108 are expected. Isolated heat index values will be above 105 degrees from around noon until 7 p.m. in the evening.

Happy Birthday

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Happy 14th Birthday Angel Love

My very special neice, Taylor Marter, is turning 14 today!! I remember just like it was yesterday when you came into this world; you were a welcome gift from God!! Have a wonderful day and remember how very much I love you!!! Always and Forever, JenJen

Message to Churches & Organizations from DCSO

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

The Drew County Sheriff’s Department is working on the annual sex offender notification letters to local churches, daycares and schools.

If your church/organization has not received letters in the past, please contact Amanda Moore at the Sheriff’s Department to verify that we have the correct address.

If your church or organization would rather receive a digital copy please contact us at 367-6211.

MFD’s 2nd Fire This Morning Hits Western Pines Family

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Around 9 am, this morning, the Monticello Fire Dept. responded to their second house fire of the day.

A home on Pinecrest Dr. received heavy fire damage in the kitchen and dining area, and severe smoke damage throughout the rest of the home.

One of the residents was gone when the blaze started.  The other occupant was able to use her walker to safely escape the blaze, and was transported to Drew Memorial by MASI, due to previously existing conditions.

The fire reportedly re-kindled early in the afternoon, with MFD being paged out again..

Early Morning Fire Destroys East Pope Street Home

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Around 1 am, the Monticello Fire Dept. responded to the report of a house fire in the 300 block of East Pope St, where smoke and flames had been reported in a residence.

It is believed that smoke woke someone in the house, who escaped safely.

From a distance, the home appears to be a total loss.

13 Gunshots Fired at Local Apt. Complex

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Friday around midnight, while MPD and DCSO were working a reported kidnapping, a wreck, and recovering a stolen vehicle (with the suspects still in it) a call came in to MPD Dispatch reporting multiple shots being fired in the parking lot of a local apartment complex.

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Unusual Deer, Seen Near Monticello

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Most folks have heard about the rare “albino deer,” in southeast Arkansas, but Alicia Maynard recently got a photo of an even more seldom site.

Thanks for sharing your photo with MLive readers, Alicia.

Happy 9th Birthday

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Jacob Chapman celebrated is 9th birthday July 24th.

He is the son of Jason and Amy Chapman of Monticello.

Grandparents are Tim and Wanda Chapman and Bobby and Benita Burris and Larry and Cindy Harper.

He is the big brother of Bailey Chapman.

Sav-A-Lot Expansion Underway

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The former Sav-A-Lot building has been removed to make way for the grocery store’s upcoming expansion, which is expected to be completed later this year, weather permitting.

T&T Construction of Drew County is removing the old building.

 

Employment Opportunity – PrimeLending Loan Officer

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Mortgage Loan Officers –#1 lender in the country PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company has immediate openings for mortgage loan officers who have a minimum of two years experience. We offer local in-house processing, quick closings and excellent pay with full benefit package. For information about applying in our South Arkansas location, please email your resume to Processing71655@yahoo.com.

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Employment Opportunity – Education

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

21st Century Afterschool Tutoring Program – Drew Central Elementary has job openings for the following positions:

Certified Teachers
Para-Professionals
Data Personnel
Enrichment Staff

The afterschool program will begin September 4th and run through the end of April. If you are interested in one of these positions, please pick up an application at the elementary office.

Monticello Memories – Drew County EHC Clubs Part 6

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

In continuation of this miniseries on the histories of the nine Extension Homemakers Clubs in Drew County, this week we offer a look into one of the county’s younger clubs – the Night Owls EHC.

Although the club is “newer” than some clubs, it still has a long and successful history. This club began in November 1973 as the Western Pines EHC since all its original thirteen members lived in the Western Pines subdivision of Monticello.

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Sunday Morning Mobile Home Fire Being Investigated

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Monday, MLive reported that the Monticello Fire Dept. was called out to the report of a mobile home, fully engulfed in flames, Sunday morning around 3 am.The structure was a total loss, and no one was injured.

Drew County Sheriff’s Deputies were also dispatched to the fire at 163 Harris Road, near Lake Monticello. According to the 911 caller, no one appeared to be home. 

The cause of the fire is being investigated at this time. Anyone with information about this investigation is strongly urged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 367-6211

Trophies —- MLive Stories Hit ESPN, Last Week – CNN, Last Month

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

MonticelloLive.com’s Friday court photo and story about an NFL player’s Drew County DWI charge earned national attention. Phone calls came in from Detroit to Houston.  Google shows the story was picked up and carried on sites from Oakland to Chicago to New York.  The story was also covered by ESPN.   

Recently, MLive coverage of a DWI 3, 4, & 5 case earned a “bottom crawl” from CNN’s Headline News Channel.

In January, CNN networks contacted MLive’s Joe Burgess about use of the “Bear & Deer” video.  He quickly granted them permission.

Aside from the national attention the local website has drawn, Burgess considers the “Business of the Year” award, presented last December by the Monticello – Drew County Chamber of Commerce, the businesss’ highest honor.

“Monticello’s Daily News” is expected to reach 3 million pageviews in 2012.

Friday Midnight Wreck at “The River” – Fleeing Driver Turns Himself In Saturday

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

The driver of this Ford LTD-Crown Victoria reportedly pulled out of The River on HWY 278, around midnight, Friday night, into the path of the Windstar van, which was traveling east.

The driver of the van was not injured.  The driver of the Crown Vic fled the scene on foot.  He did reconsider his hecision, and turned himself in to police Saturday.  He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and no proof of insurance.

MPD and DCSO worked the accident. Reliable Towing andRods’s Wrecker removed the vehicles.

Locks of Love

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

 11 year old Madelin Moore recently donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love.

 Dawn Marter, owner and stylist of West Ave. Salon, also took part in the good deed,

Airport Improvements for Runways Planned

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

During the airport report to the City Council, Benji Ryburn told the Council that people landing in heavy and fast moving aircraft are complaining of a dip and a hump on the runway. He stated that he “made some calls and asked for additional funds…and got confirmation that FAA will provide additional funds, up to $141,794, to do work to the runway.”

The money comes from a 100% grant so the City will not be required to provide any funding. The Council voted to apply for the grant and bid out the project.

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