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Local Man Is “Person of Interest” in Hot Springs School Lockdown – Update

January 28th, 2015 by

imageMonticello Police have asked for the public’s assistance in locating Kenno Forrest, who is being considered a “person of interest” following a “shots fired” report from a Hot Springs school employee, Friday, after a suspect was caught stealing gas.

Two schools were then locked down as a precaution, as the search for the then unknown suspect began.

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Youth Baseball Registrations Now Open

January 28th, 2015 by

baseball home plateMonticello Youth Sports Baseball is taking registrations for Spring Baseball. Registration is open to all children age 4-12. This is the same youth baseball league that Monticello has had for many years.

All games will be scheduled during the week, and played at the Monticello Sports Complex on Highway 278 West.

Registrations are taken online at now through 2/28. The season will begin March 30.

Deer Creek To Host USSSA Disc Golf Shootout, February 7th

January 28th, 2015 by

discgolftourneyUSSSA Disc Golf will host the first Deer Creek Shootout at Deer Creek Disc Golf Course in Monticello, AR (located Behind The River Restaurant) on Saturday, February 7.

We will tee off at 10am, so players will need register online at or sign up by 9am on the day of the tournament. We will release more details related t0 lunch, side games and trophies soon.

Magic Land Circus – Tuesday

January 27th, 2015 by

Happy Birthday

January 27th, 2015 by

imageAce Benjamin Rawls turns 3 years old on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He is the son of Jeff Rawls and Jamie West Rawls and the little brother of Jaxon Rawls of Monticello.

He is the grandson of David and Cindy Rawls and Jim and Julie West all of Monticello.

Ace is the great-grandson of the late Curly & Katherleen Rawls, J. D. & Sandra West, the late J.B. & Nelda Smith and the late Lucy Brown.

Local Burial Association Has State Hearing on Wednesday

January 26th, 2015 by


Pursuant to its supervisory authority over Arkansas burial associations, Ark. Code Ann. 5 23-7S-109, and its statutory authority to conduct hearings and revoke licenses and authorities. Ark. Code. Sec. 23-78-124, the Arkansas Burial Association Board (the Board) has determined that it will conduct a hearing on its own coniplaint against Linda Shepherd, Secrctary-Treasurer of the Drew County Burial Association
(Respondent Shepherd ), and Joseph Caveness, President of the Drew County Burial Association (“despondent Caveness ). Respondent Shepherd and Respondent Caveness are hereafter referred to collectively as the “Respondents.
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Daily Legislative Report

January 26th, 2015 by

State seal(Last report from last week.)

Hopefully a hurtle has now been overcome. In a speech delivered at UAMS, Governor Hutchinson asked the legislature to fund the Private Option through the end of 2016. He will also be creating a health reform task force to make recommendations for the future of health care in our state by the end of this year. The Private Option currently insures over 200,000 Arkansans.

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Appropriate Present for a Vetetan

January 25th, 2015 by

imageRecently, for his 91st birthday, WWII Veteran P.Q. Gardner received from his nephew, Larry Gardner, a Quilt of Valor.

Quilted by members of the Quilt of Valor Foundation, including Larry’s wife, Teddy, the quilt will be registered with the Foundation. These specially-made quilts are given to veterans and are a way of saying “Thank you for your service, sacrifice, and valor in serving our nation.”

Pictured are [ l-r] P.Q. Gardner, Larry Gardner, Brenda Lipton, Bonnie Ellis.

Monticello Weather

Today is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as yesterday.
Wednesday 01/28 0%
High 66° / Low 52°
Plentiful sunshine. High 66F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 01/29 0%
High 69° / Low 36°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 69F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

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