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Archive for March, 2014

Thornhill Files for Mayor Elections

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Sonny ThornhillThomas “Sonny” Thornhill filed, Monday morning, for candidacy for Mayor of Monticello as an independent. He is running for the special election and general election.
He is a seventh generation Arkansan and has lived in Monticello all his life.
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Wherry Not Seeking Interim Mayor Position

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

wherrySam Wherry , a local business analyst and Bishop, has informed MonticelloLive that he will not seek to run in the election for the position of interim mayor .

While not seeking the interim term, Wherry is still considering a run for the four-year term , which will take place in the November election .

Happy Birthday

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

imageHappy Birthday to the most Beautiful, Strong, Caring woman in the world! We love you so much and we hope you have a great day!

WE LOVE YOU!
Love: Walter, Nomi, Colby, Emilee, & Bradley!

Storm Damage from Afternoon Tstorm

Friday, March 28th, 2014

During the severe thunderstorm and Drew County late Friday afternoon, this large tree on Lacey – New Hope Road fell on a C&L powerline, causing the treetop to catch fire.

Drew County Sheriff Deputies responded, as did the power company.  There were no estimates as to how long power would be disrupted.

Truck Troubles #1

Friday, March 28th, 2014

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imageAround 6 PM, Thursday evening, this loaded flatbed trailer was pulling out of Wilson Mill Road onto Highway 425 south of Monticello, when it struck a GMC Yukon, which was in the southbound turning lane, attempting to turn onto Wilson Mill road.

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Joe Rogers Enters Mayors Race

Friday, March 28th, 2014

002Former Mayor Joe Rogers entered the mayors race, Thursday, by filing his petition to run as an Independent in the June 24 special election.

Rogers also plans to run for the 4 year term as Mayor, in the general election, in November.

Rogers served as Mayor from 2007-2010, and runs Rogers Mens Wear.

“20 for the Future” Returns from Washington D .C.

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

image10 local business, community, and economic leaders from Monticello have just returned from Washington DC, where they met with our state’s senators and congressmen, seeking federal support for local projects.

imageProjects included I-530, I-69, and the need for a new science building at UAM.

MEDC’s Bennie Ryburn III considers the trip a success, “We met with a lot of good people that offered to assist us in the search for funding for the issues and projects that we presented to them. ”

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Jo Ann Trotter Files for Mayor

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

trotterJo Ann Trotter has turned in her petition of signatures to enter the election for interim mayor.

Trotter works at DHS and is a new member of the parks committee.

New CEO Hired by Hospital

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Barrilleaux The Drew Memorial Hospital Board of Directors spent a large portion of Monday’s hospital financial meeting, with their “CEO candidate #1,” that they had recently offered the administrator position to.

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State Overlays 3 City Streets

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

North HyattAs a part of the “state aid to cities” program, 3 local streets were recently overlayed.Jordan Drive
The streets included in North Hyatt (near the country club), the west end of Jordan drive (near the armory), and Hillcrest (between Pine and Maple streets).
Hillcrest

Local Agent Recognized At Statewide Meeting

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

7043 DrewBradley MZiemanMike Zieman, LUTCF, of Monticello was recognized at the Farm Bureau Statewide Agents and Agency Managers meeting March 13 for his total performance during 2013. Zieman received the Master Producer award for his outstanding insurance production. He also received the Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company-Leadership Council award.

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private farm and rural advocacy organization of more than 195,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.

Twenty for the Future Meets with Sen . Pryor

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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U.S. Senator Mark Pryor met with Monticello Twenty for the Future, Tuesday morning, in his Washington, D.C. office to talk about how they work together to bring jobs and economic development to Drew County.

I Am Lost

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

IMG_0256Went missing 3 days ago from Cominto on Cominto School Road. I am a black and tan Chihuahua and my name is Winston. If anyone finds me please call my owner at 870-538-7059, there is a reward.

Gloria Dunbar Ross

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
Gloria Dunbar Ross was born on November 26,1945 in Lake Village, Arkansas to the late Rufus Dunbar Sr. and Thelma Dunbar. Gloria departed this life on March 17, 2014 and went on to be with the Lord and Savior,Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her father,mother,and one brother.She leaves to cherish he memory, her loving husband, Eddie Ross of Portland, Ar. Five daughters: Felecia Broussard (Jackie), Belinda Johnson(Aaron), Monica Miles(Wesley) Melechia Miles(Kenneth) all of Houston, Texas. Nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren, and a host of neices, nephews,cousins,and friends. Services will Saturday, March 22nd,2014 at 11:00 a.m.at Central Community Baptist Church in Lake Village, Arkansas. Services are entrusted to Christian Brothers Funeral Home of Monticello, Arkansas 738 East Oakland Street, Monticello Arkansas 71655.(870) 367-6441

Chuckwagon Race Photos from Lacey, Last Weekend

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

imageAround 600 guests attended last weeks chuckwagon races, in spite of the rainy weather.

The chuckwagon races will be an annual event in Lacey.

More Details Released in Capital Murder Case from Friday Night

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Other testimony was presented by Arkansas State Police investigators during Monday’s first appearance hearing for Jonathan Woods, age 31 of Warren, who is charged for the capital murder shooting death of Samantha Poole, Friday night in Monticello.

Special Agent Matt Roberson testified that several witnesses saw the events that took place in and around Save-a-lot that night, March 14, around 7:20 pm,

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