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Archive for February, 2014

Walmart Now Taking Applications for Temporary Positions for Remodeling Project

Friday, February 28th, 2014
WalmartMONTICELLO WALMART IS NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR TEMPORARY POSITIONS FOR A REMODELING PROJECT.
TEMPORARY DAY AND OVERNIGHT SHIFTS WILL BE AVAILABLE.
HOW TO APPLY:
www.walmart.com/careers or at the HIRING KIOSK LOCATED WITHIN WALMART.
IF INTERESTED, PLEASE SELECT SET UP, REMODEL & RECYCLING POSITION ON YOUR APPLICATION.
PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS.  ALL APPLICATIONS ARE ACTIVE FOR 60 DAYS FROM THE DATE IT IS RECEIVED.

KARK Video – Weather Warning Woes & Wishes

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

In spite of Mayor Allen Maxwell’s Tuesday evening statement to the City Council, when asked if adding $11,000 to the cities expected expense in purchasing the tornado sirens, “We have discussed it, and tomorrow (Wednesday) there is a possibility that we will have a contract;” it seems no progress has been made in the standoff.

The issue even made KARK Channel 4, again last night.

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“MLive Guy” Turns 50 – Self Inflicted “Payback”

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

weather channel 2“Happy 50th Birthday to me!”  (Sarcasm)

After 7 years of surpring local folks with slightly embarrassing photos that friends and co-workers have sent to MLive on their birthdays; it’s only fair that I do it to myself, as I turn “the big 5-0.”

This is the closest I have to a “weather channel photo,” from Hurricaine Gustav’s effects on Drew County, a few years ago.

This seems like a good time to say thanks for your support, your loyalty, and for agreeing that “what I think is newsworthy, is what you think is newsworthy.”

Judge & Mayor File for Re-election

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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Business Owner Addresses “Long Period” Parking on the Square to City Council

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

At the City Council’s Tuesday evening meeting, a local business owner asked the Council to pass an ordinance setting time limits for parking on the square.

The business owner requested an ordinance be passed, and signs installed, limiting parking to an unspecified number of hours, so that parking space can be more readily available for shoppers.

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Dealers Text Cop, Offer to Sell Weed

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

HandcuffsRecently, Monticello Police Detective Hank Hollinger received a text message from an unknown number. The message contained a picture of what appeared to be a large amount of marijuana in a vacuum sealed bag.

Drug Task Force agents were contacted and the officers began a conversation with the person posing as a buyer. A time and place was established along with the price and amount that  was to be delivered.

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More Hoops at City Park

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

imageCity workers are shown, Friday, installing another set Of basketball goals on the old tennis courts, next to Hyatt Field at City Park.

They expect to finish the project, including striping new lines, this week.

Simpson & Sheriff Express Appreciation

Friday, February 21st, 2014

AC Simpson, Drew County Sheriff’s Deputy, and Sheriff Mark Gober want to express their appreciation to the many contributors who supported them during last week’s Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.

Simpson was recognized, at the event, for achieving the highest individual fundraising total, as a part of the DCSO team.
All funds raised will go to support Special Olympics.

 

DC Honor Roll Note

Friday, February 21st, 2014

z schoolhouseRebecca Moss’ name was inadvertently left off of the A/B Honor Roll for 2nd 9 weeks and semester.

Military Service

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

trotterKenneth Trotter, Jr has been promoted to the rank of sargeant in the United States Marines, after being stationed in Japan for 2 years. Trotter is now station at the U.S.M.C. Recruiting station in Kansas City, Missouri.
Trotter is the son of Kenneth and Kattie Trotter of Wilmar.

Vicious Dog Attack Case Presented to Quorum Court: Now Considering Dog Ordinance.- audio

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

imageA Countryview Drive resident, whose German Shepherd/Corgi mix pet was attacked and killed by 3 of her neighbor’s dogs in a pond, presented her situation to the Quorum Court, Monday night.

The owner of the attacking dog’s name was not mentioned during the meeting, nor was the fact that she’s the director of the Southeast Arkandsas Humane Society.

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Chris Barnett Seeking District 6 JP Position for Third Term

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

chris barnettChris Barnett of the Green Hill community has announced her candidacy for District 6 Justice of the Peace on the Drew County Quorum Court.

Barnet, a lifelong Drew County resident, is a 1971 graduate of Wilmar High School and received a cosmetology degree in 1972. For the past 42 years, she has worked in hair salons and operated a hairstyling business out of her home. She currently owns Chris’ Hair Care in Monticello.

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Dr. Patricia Mays Seeks to become Arkansas Representative for District 10

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

maysMonticello native Patricia (Ferrell) Mays has announced that she will be a candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives District 10 in the 2014 general election on the Republican ticket.

“I decided to run for House of Representatives because there is a need for legislators who will pass laws that align with the values of the citizens they represent. I believe that our representatives should be aware of the current issues, gather all the relevant facts, solicit input from all of their constituents then make the best decision that they can based on the available information,” Mays said.

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Tornado Sirens vs. Code Red Digital & Phone Emergency Notification – on Quorum Court Agenda, Tonight

Monday, February 17th, 2014

code red zzz siren

After several years of attempting to get governmental assistance to help fund tornado sirens for Drew County, we’ve finally got funding to assist with the purchase of 27 tower sirens, which will be scattered around the county.

But as the years have passed by, many feel that the towers have been surpassed by digital technology, as the best way to go, to notify county residents of impending disanter, should it occur.

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