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Archive for June, 2013

MHS Class of 2003 Reunion Planned

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

001Monticello High School’s class of 2003 upcoming 10 year class reunion has been scheduled for October 4 & 5th.

Like our class Facebook page at “Class of 2003 MHS- 10 year reunion” for further details and updates.

Please email your contact information to billies2003@gmail.com .

HWY 425 & Business Traffic

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

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This tractor and equipment traveling between farm sites on HWY 425 serves as a reminder of local farmers investments in the local economy.  It just shows us once again that “Ag business is still Big Business.

New Fairgrounds Livestock Barn Completed

Friday, June 28th, 2013

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The new Livestock Barn has been completed, and will be in use for this year’s fair.

“Country Nights, Carnival Lights” is the theme of the 2013 Drew County Fair & Livestock Show.

This year’s fair dates are Sept. 16-21. with the Fair Pageants and talent show scheduled for Sept. 9-14

A Junior Fair Board has been formed and will be assisting with this year’s fair.

Remember to start planning your exhibits, now.  The County Extension Office can provide information to help you.

Also, make plans to include your business, club, or organization in the Commercial Booth area.  Call Brenda Reed at 723-6740 to reserve your booth.

“The Great Race” Coming to Monticello, Thursday

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

z great_race005Around 12:50 p.m., Thursday, more than 100 vintage cars will pass through the downtown area, in one-minute intervals, as participants in The Great Race make a scheduled lunch stop in Monticello.

The Great Race,  as part of the ‘Back to the 50s’ car show, will weave participants through ten states down the Mississippi River as they make their way to the Gulf of Mexico. Participants will cross the river a dozen times before finally finishing the race in Mobile, Ala. on Sunday, June 30.

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City Council Hears Vicious Dog Ordinance, but Takes No Action

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Mickey & FriendTuesday evening at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, the Monticello City Council reviewed an ordinance that would establish guidelines for owning and controlling dangerous dogs in the City.

The ordinance would not ban any specific breed from the city. It would, however provide requirements for owners of Pit Bulls that go beyond the requirements for owners of other dog breeds.

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Marvin Block

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Marvin Block, 70, of Monticello, died June 19, 2013. Born October 22, 1942 to the late Odell Block and L.C. Block, he was a member of Holmes Chapel Presbyterian Church for more than sixty years. He is preceded in death by his mother Odell Block Scott, father L.C. Block., one sister who died at a young age, and one step-sister Annie Scott King.

He leaves to cherish his memory his brother Othello King; daughter Ella Annette King; and four very special cousins Margaret Griggs, Bobbie Ray Thompson, Bobbie Dunlap, and Jewel Binns. Services entrusted to Christian Brothers Funeral Home of Monticello (http://www.christianbrothersfuneralhome.com/)

West, Cass, & Kizer Appointed to Equaliation Board

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

013Couty Judge Robert Akin014 is shown swearing in former County Assessor J.D. West as a new member of the Drew017 County Equalization Board, as well as reappointed members Cass Dattilo and Bob Kizer.

The equalization board is responsible for making sure county property taxes are equal, as compared to other similar properties.

MFD Responds to 7th Day Camp Road Fire

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

011Sunday afternoon around 4 pm, the Monticello Fire Dept. was called to the mobile home fire on Seventh Day Camp Road, of off Old Troy Road.

The cause was likely an electrical fire in the laundry area.  Fire damage was contained of the hallway, but smoke damage spread throughout the home.

 

Monticello School Board Recognizes Retirees

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Tuesday evening the Monticello School Board presented plaques to eight School District retirees, in recognition for their years of service to the school district. Superintendent Harper recognized Dr. Betty Gragg, Ms. Donna Pace, Lea Ann Thomas, C. C. O’Briant, Robyn McMurry, Judy Selig, Lisa Brown, and Tish Thomas for their dedication and service to the Monticello School District.

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Wilmar June Dinner – A Family Tradition

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

031For generations, the Robertson family grew up in their home at the intersection of 7th Street,and Hart Avenue, in Wilmar.

062They lived in, what is now, the only remaining 1800’s era house in Wilmar.  The others have gradually disappeared.

The Robertson parents have passed away, but their adult still respect their family tradition of gathering at the homestead for Wilmar’s Juneteenth.

Shown here are some of the immediate family, along with a cousin or two who joined in this year.  Family members traveled form California, Georgia (moved there from Michigan), and even Alaska to attend Juneteenth this year.

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