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Archive for February, 2013

$100 Prize for News Tip to MLive

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

This fatal crash where the State Police investiagated the driver of an asphault truck jumping from his truck, causing the death of a driver of a mini-van was the best news tip for the month of October.

 

The $100 prize was donated by the news tip caller of Hope Place family Center, for pregnancy care and counseling.

Tiner Appointed to County Board

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Mark Tiner, of Union Bank, has been appointed to served Drew County on the public facilities board.

Tiner replaces Charlie Searcy, who was elected to serve as county treasurer.

Tiner was appointed by the county judge, with the approval of the Quorum Court.

In Memory of a Friend

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Mrs. Betty, as an employee of Guesthouse and Greystone Manor, touched many lives. 

She was a friend of the residents in that facility, and an important part of the families of those residents.

Like many other people in the caretaking field, Mrs. Betty never new how many people’s lives she touched.

Furry Guest Visits Drew Central 4th Graders

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Left to Right Krista Donley, Keith Reynolds UAM Football player, Savannah Rainey

Drew Central 4th graders in Eva Arrington’s class had 3 furry guests on Friday- ferrets. Keith Reynolds, a UAM football player, spoke to the class about the responsibilities of owning a pet.

Collectors Office Accepting Credit / Debit Card Payments

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

For your convenience, the Drew County Tax Collectors Office is now accepting Credit Card payments, for delinquent taxes and beginning March 1, on the Current 2012 Tax Year, according toTonya Loveless, Drew County Tax Collector.

Please note that there will be a 2.49% service charged by the supplier that will be applied to your tax payment amount for using your Credit Card.

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Willie Lee Jefferson

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Willie Lee Jefferson was born to the late J.B. Jefferson and the late Clara Hazel Trotter Jefferson on December 18, 1959 in the Winchester Community.  He departed this life on Saturday, February 23, 2013 in Monticello, AR.

He leaves to cherish his memory four brothers: Parnell Miles Jr. (Kansas City MO), Wilbert Miles (Oklahoma City, OK), Tyrone Miles (Spencer, OK), and Johnnie Jefferson (Monticello); five sisters: Pearlie Wiggins (Kansas City, MO), Bobbie Allen (Kansas City, KS), Martha Williams (McGehee), Linda Daniels (Selma), and Ruby Ashford (Monticello); and a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, March 2nd at Christian Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello.  http://www.christianbrothersfuneralhome.com/

 

Monticello Dance Academy Wins Awards at LR’s VIP Dance Competition

Monday, February 25th, 2013

  Students from Monticello Dance Academy recently competed at the regional VIP Dance Competition in Little Rock, bringing home numerous awards.

Photo 1- front row from left to right- Alex Pennington, Olivia Wilson, Alli Beth King. Back row from left to right- Keller Bigham, Logan Fletcher, Mary Riley Busby, and Kate Brown
 
Photo 2- Front row from left to right- Jalyn Powell, Avery Barnes, Karissa Morman, Alex Pennington, Olivia Wilson, Alli Beth King, Tristan Thomas, BrookLynn White, Lynsey Hoover. Second row from left to right- Mrs. Toni, Lexi Thomas, Kelli Stain, Kayla Arrington, Rivers Frazer, Gracie Mosley, Caroline Groves, Kristiana Tenorio, Skyler Ashley. Third row from left to right- Mrs. Allison, Kate Brown, Mary Riley Busby, Anna Collins, Krista Sparks, Laura Swain, Madeline Griffin, Hannah Wilkerson, Mary Beth Wigley. Back row from left to right- Ashlee Johnson, Logan Fletcher, Blaine Morman, Anna Groves, Maddie Busby, Madi Ryburn, Morgan Davis.
 
Photo 3- from left to right- Ashlen McRae, Ashlee Johnson, Charlee Carter, Bliss Jaggers, Kristiana Tenorio, Mary Beth Wigley.

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Local Students Make Presentation at AR. Dept. of Ed. Program at Peabody Hotel

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Four students from Mrs. Engelkes’ 3rd grade classroom at MIS and four students from Mrs. Cases’ 2nd grade classroom at MES presented at TICAL (Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership) at the Peabody Hotel’s Convention Center. Student’s showcased their ipad work and gave tutorials on how to use the apps.

Students from MIS: Anna Grace Bailey, Lauren Petty, Hayden Cotton, Johnathan Yarbrough

Students from MES: Beth Bragg, Chloe Rosegrant, Brenden Brown, Kel Busby

DC 3rd & 4th Graders Present “Aladdin”

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Drew Central 3rd & 4th graders’ presentation of the musical Aladdin under the direction of Ashley Gonzalez was a theatrical success!

Using the Common Core State Standards as her guide, Ms. Gonzalez, Drew Central Elementary music teacher, read the book to the students first and a character study followed. Every third and fourth grader had a part in the production from actors, dancers, stage managers, props managers, and audience greeters. A backdrop of Agrabah was designed and painted by students under the guidance of Lindsay Harper Groce, Drew Central Elementary art teacher.

The musical had two acts and an intermission. The play ended with a grand finale of all students on stage singing with baton twirlers, gymnasts, bread venders, flag bearers, belly dancers, Jr. Djinns, guards, and a beggar woman.

First picture: Jordan Watson as Jasmine singing her solo “One Jump Ahead”
Second picture: Arnold Diaz as Jafar, Pricila Tinajero as Lago, Lauren Tumey as Genie
Third picture: Pricila Tinajero as Lago, Arnold diaz as Jafar, Michael Herman as Aladdin, Jordan Watson as Jasmine, Adonis acre as Sultan, Lauren Tumey as Genie

MHS All-State Choir Members

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Three MONTICELLO HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR members were recently selected to the Arkansas All-State Choir.

Senior Caleb Lamb, pictured in the middle, a Tenor I, achieved 10th chair in the top Mixed Chorus. Senior, Daniel Wigley, left, and Junior, David de Rueda, right, were 21st and 13th chair in the Male Chorus.

The All-State Music Conference featured the performances of some of the state’s top band and choral musicians.

Entergy High Voltage Transmission Line Considered from Desha to Drew Counties

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Wednesday evening Entergy Arkansas held a public open house at UAM to discuss the installation and construction of a new 230 kilovolt electrical transmission line being planned for Drew and Desha counties. In addition to providing information and answering questions, attendees were invited to complete questionnaires and express their comments and concerns regarding this installation.

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Happy Birthdays

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Happy 5th Birthday to Ember Day Johnson (Feb. 21)
and
Happy 4th Birthday to Haven Len Johnson (Feb 26th)

We Love Ya Nana, Paw Paw, & Kyla

(Bottled) Water in the Ditch

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Around 1:00, Thursday afternoon, the driver of this water delivery truck got too close to the edge of Carpenter Road, when the water-soaked shoulder fell in beneath the weight of the water truck.

Reliable Towing used a heavy-duty strap to pull the truck upright, while another wrecker pulled the water truck forward.

DCSO blocked traffic while the road was cleared.  No one was injured.

Drew Central Students Raise Money For American Heart Association

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Titus Burke with his parents Doyle and Kathy

With February being Heart Disease Awareness month, 37 Drew Central students in grades 1st-6th grade participated in the Physical Education Department’s Annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. The students collected donations for The American Heart Association. By collecting $5, students were able to participate in the Jump Rope for Heart event, with music, jumping rope, snacks and recognition of the students’ hard work. Many students raised money and jumped in memory or in honor of a loved one that has battled heart disease.

Titus Burke, a fifth grade student in Mrs. Wilmoth’s class, raised $141.00, which was our highest donation. The grand total raised was $1,226.04.

 

Letter to the Editor – “To All Democrats, “

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

This is a call for help from the local Democrats in Southeast Arkansas. Where are you? Why are you not speaking out for your constituents and their firearms? Do something! Is the little “Ole” TEA Party left to speak for the Second Amendment? We have a crisis and the best I can tell, you have been silent. Our Second Amendment to the Constitution is being trampled. Please tell your party we do not want more gun control. And, while you are at it let all of us know (loud and clear) what you are doing. Please help us on this issue.

If you are a constituent like me, please tell these folks you agree with me.
Thank you for reading
Levi Davis

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