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Archive for May, 2014

Armadillo Day in Monticello

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

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imageAlthough Hamburg is known for it’s Armadillo Festival, a pack of six armadillos was sighted on Tuesday, at a home on Monticello ‘a East Bolling Street.

Rainy Wreck on Hwy 35 East

Friday, May 30th, 2014

imageimageAround 9 o’clock Friday morning, the driver of this Mercury Grand Marquis was heading east of Highway  35 East, with his family, as he lost control of the vehicle near the roads intersection with Old Dermott Road.

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Walmart Celebrates Grand-Re-opening, Honors Employees

Friday, May 30th, 2014

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Walmart recently celebrated their grand re-opening following their recent remodeling project.
Walmart has been in Monticello 1980.
Judy Kelley and Cathy Webb were honored at the event, for their 34 years of service to Walmart and their local customers

$124,000 Water Tank Foundation Repair

Friday, May 30th, 2014

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imageWork is nearly complete replacing the foundation around the feet of the Burlington water tank.
Another layer of re-bar was added (above the layer show here), and concrete added for stability.

In late April, after considerable discussion, the Monticello City Council approved an amendment to the City’s contract with Utility Service Group to repair and reinforce the foundation of the Burlington water tower. The amount of this contract amendment is $124,200.  This is added to the $476,000 contract with Utility Service Group to do needed initial repairs on the city’s water towers, and then be responsible for on-going maintenance of the water towers.

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Double Big-Rig Wrecks

Friday, May 30th, 2014

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imageTwice this week, (empty) log trucks have been forced to take the ditch, to avoid colliding with smaller vehicles in front of them, who stopped quickly with no turn signals.

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Guests from New Mexico in Town for Reunion

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

imageTom and Denise King graduated from UAM in 1981.

image34 years later, they now call Hagerville, New Mexico their home.

However, Tom and Denise were “back home, again” this weekend for a family reunion.

 

For rent: Barkada Apartments

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

For rentFor rent:
Barkada Apartments
Great quiet, country atmosphere just seconds away from Wal-Mart.
2 bedroom with fridge, stove and back patio
$550 a month
(870)-367-6226

Employment Opportunity

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Employment opportunity flat Employment Opportunity:
Local Company looking for an Industrial Electrician with experience. We offer Competitive pay, Insurance, 401k, and a safe work environment. Applications can be picked up at 211 Old Troy road Monticello Ar.

Notice to Drew County Taxpayers

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Beth Davis, Drew County Assessor reminds everyone the deadline to assess your personal property taxes is May 31st, 2014.  You may do this by calling 870-460-6240, online at www.drewcountyassessor.com , www.actdatascout.com or by coming by the assessor’s office located in the courthouse.

A 10% late penalty will be added after this date.  Commercial personal property cannot be done by phone, a signature is required by law.

Reminder:  If you own your home and it is your primary residence you may qualify for up to a $350 homestead tax credit.  Please let our office know if you have become disabled or will turn 65 by December 31st, 2014.

Memorial Day by Sheilla Lampkin

Monday, May 26th, 2014

imageimageMemorial Day is next Monday, May 26, 2014, and I want to thank each of the veteran servicemen, past and present, for your service to our great nation.  I also want to remind you of a little remembered symbol from WWI and WWII that few today likely can recall.  Yet it was a very significant and unique memento from our country’s history.

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DC Grad Signs with CBC

Monday, May 26th, 2014

imageFriday afternoon, Drew Central Senior Tremaine Newton signed to play basketball for Central Baptist College, in Conway. image

Congratulations, Tremaine!

Local Cub Scouts Compete in Cardboard Boat Competition

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Cub Scouts from Monticello Pack 69 competed in a cardboard boat race at Camp DeSoto in El Dorado on Saturday May 3rd. The Monticello Pack entered five boats in the race each built using cardboard, glue, and tape only.

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Air-Vac to Waive $30,000 Rescue Chopper Bill to County for Murder Suspect – Video

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014


Judge Robert Akin announced at Monday night’s Quorum Court meeting that Air-Evac will not pursue payment from Drew County for the helicopter transport of a wounded murder suspect from Drew Memorial Hospital to Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. The med-flight was the result of a police-involved shooting incident that took the life of Samantha  Poole on Friday evening, March 14, in the vicinity of Save-A-Lot and Trotter Street.

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Jackson Wins Wilmar Mayor Election

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

imageIn 1983, Curley Jackson took the oath of office as mayor of Wilmar.

32 years later, Jackson has won the support of Wilmar voters once again, as he defeated challenger Nodgy Lee Merritt, with a total of 78–28.

Jackson also serves as a member of the Drew Central School Board.

Truck Stolen – Reward Offered

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

imageStolen just north of Drew/Lincoln County Line from Earl’s Transmission on 5/20/2014 – 5/21/2014, 1984 Chevy Silverado.

Reward Offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/persons in connection with the theft this truck.

Please call Lincoln County Sheriffs Office at 870-628-4271 or 870-723-7040 if seen.

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