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Strategic Planning Survey Meeting Set For April 30

April 28th, 2015 by

imageA Public Involvement Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 30th from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m at the MEDC office.

The format of the meeting will be come and go. Outcomes from the 2007 Strategic Plan will be shared and participants will be asked to share opinions of the 2007 outcomes as well as give input on goals and objectives for the 2015 plan.

The Monticello Economic Development Commission has released a survey for public input toward their 2015 Strategic Plan for Economic Development. Monticello EDC director, Nita McDaniel asks everyone to participate through the survey. “Strategic Planning is a proactive step toward growth.

The 2007 Plan set forth goals and objectives which have helped to propel Monticello upward as the leader in southeast Arkansas.” McDaniel stated. “I encourage all of our residents, both within the city limits of Monticello and in Drew County, to take a few minutes to participate.”

The survey can be accessed here.

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Relay for Life – Photos

April 27th, 2015 by

Friday Night Flooding – Photos

April 27th, 2015 by

Market St. Parking Lot, Friday, midnight

Market St. Parking Lot, Friday, midnight

Market St. Apts. Flooding got into Office & Comunity Room

Market St. Apts. Flooding got into Office & Comunity Room

Western Pines Park Bridge, Water coming over Bridge.

Western Pines Park Bridge, Water coming over Bridge.

Earlier photo showed a 2x2x3 dog house floating by bridge. Note it is gone under bridge in this photo

Earlier photo showed a 2x2x3 dog house floating by bridge.
Note it has gone under bridge in this photo


Fresh Chocolate Covered Strawberries Make Great Mother’s Day Gifts

April 27th, 2015 by

 Chocolate covered strawberries R&GR&G’s Candies of Star City, will be making fresh Chocolate Covered
Strawberries, for Mother’s Day, May 10th.
They’ll be doubled dipped in white and dark chocolatea.
Orders can be placed by calling 870-370-5440 or 870-370-5388.
We will be taking orders until May 1st, and delivering to the Monticello- Wal-Mart parking lot from 12-2 pm

2 Brother’s Restaurant Grand Opening, Friday & Saturday

April 24th, 2015 by

image2 Brothers Restaurant will be celebrating their Grand Opening, 5-10 pm this Friday & Saturday, on the downtown square.

Saturday night will feature Prime Rib, prepared by Chef Elson Rivera.

2 Brothers features a wide range of menu items, including steaks, seafood, sandwiches, and salads.

Scissortails Trading Post Welcomes Indian Artist, NEXT Friday & Saturday

April 24th, 2015 by


Kirby Ramos is a 55 year old artist from the Osage Nation. He’ll be at Scissortail’s Trading Post on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, from noon til 5 pm.

He’ll have several unique handcarved items available, signing autographs, and taking pictures. His work is well know throughout Indian Country.

Kirby’s work is also featured at the National Museum of the American Indian-Smithsonian Institute in NY & DC.

Monticello Weather

Today is forecast to be Cooler than yesterday. Periods of heavy rain.
Tuesday 04/28 100%
High 63° / Low 51°
A steady rain. The rain will be heavy at times. Thunder possible. High 63F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
Wednesday 04/29 0%
High 73° / Low 50°
A mainly sunny sky. High 73F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

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