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This year’s flu season is causing severe illness and death in adults between the ages of 25 and 50. It is highly recommended that all individuals in this age group receive a seasonal flu vaccine and promptly visit a doctor should they experience severe flu-like symptoms. Karen Brown, Drew County Health Unit Administrator said, “The flu shot is our best protection against the flu. Not only do you protect yourself from illness and lost time at work, but it is the best way to protect your own family and your community from the flu this year. We know the flu vaccine isn’t 100 percent effective, but it truly can mean the difference between a mild to moderate illness and death.”
The Drew County Courthouse and Road Department will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2013 in observance of Columbus Day!
Sanitation routes will run as follows.
Monday sanitation route will run on Tuesday
Tuesday route on Wednesday
Wednesday route on Thursday
Thursday route on Friday
During this time, all veterans can schedule offsite appointments. Offsite appointments can be conducted in any location. Home and offsite appointments are usually reserved for homebound veterans.
Veterans can call 870 460-4748 to schedule an offsite appointment or ask a question.
The Drew County Courthouse will be closed Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
The road and sanitation departments will be working July 4. Sanitation routes will run on the regular scheduled pick-up day. The County Landfill will be closed Saturday, July 6, 2013 due to family vacations during this holiday and will open for free service Saturday, July 20, 2013.
Following three years of intense training, four Drew County 4-H members will represent Arkansas at the July 21-24 National WHEP competition to be held at Trafalgar, Indiana. WHEP is an acronym for Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program.
Members of the Drew County Fair Board and the Cooperative Extension Service would like to encourage residents to begin planning for the annual fair, which will be held the third week of September.
“Every year, we have residents tell us that they wish they had thought about entering a craft project, photo or preserved food item in the fair, but didn’t get started in time to do so,” said Drew County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Hazelene McCray. “We just wanted to give everyone a friendly reminder that the fair would be coming up, and to ask them to start thinking about things they would like to enter, whether it be arts and crafts, animals, vegetables – whatever. The fair is more fun when there are lots of entries in all the different categories and more people can earn “bragging rights’ about their submissions and have their friends and family come out to view their award-winning works.”
Effective immediately, sanitation workers will only pick up trash that is in the county provided containers. No extra bagged trash that is set out beside or on top of the container will be picked up.
Due to recent back injuries and wounds from hypodermic needles, all cans will be picked up by the automated system on the truck.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Extra trash containers may be purchased for the one time price of $54.25.
Drew County Judge Robert Aiken
Here’s a list of the Drew County 4-H clubs…..
The Drew County Assessor’s office would like to remind all taxpayers that own personal property to assess prior to May 31, 2013. Taxpayers can do this by visiting the Drew County Assessor’s office located at 210 S Main ST, assess over the phone by calling 870-460-6240 or assess online by visiting www.drewcountyassessor.com or at www.actdatascout.com Online assessing is available 24/7 for those who do not have time to make arrangements for assessing during normal business hours – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
The Drew County Courthouse and road and sanitation departments will be closed Monday, September, because of Labor Day.
Please note that Monday sanitation routes will be run on Tuesday; Tuesday routes will be run on Wednesday; Wednesday routes will be run on Thursday; Thursday routes will be run on Friday.”
With summer our minds turn to swimming and pool activities. Safety should be our first thought before beginning our summer swim fun. According to the Centers for Disease Control drowning may be one of the most remorseful fatal accidents to occur because it can be entirely preventable.
Beth Davis, Drew County Assessor reminds everyone the deadline to assess your Personal Property Taxes is May 31, 2012. You may do this by calling 870-460-6240, Online at http://www.drewcountyassessor.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 can not be done by phone, a signature is required by law.
Reminder: If you own your home and it’s your primary residence you may qualify for up to $350 homestead tax credit. Please let our office know if you have become disabled or will turn 65 by Dec. 31, 2012.
The Drew County Extension Homemakers Clubs will be offering three $1,000 scholarships for the
2012-2013 college year to three students who are Drew County residents, and who will be attending the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
The Drew County Assessor’s office would like to remind the taxpayers of Drew County about all of its online resources available at no charge and accessible 24/7. Taxpayers of Drew County can access all public records online, including both real estate and personal property records, which can be found by going to www.actdatascout.com.
Also available is the online personal property assessment website, www.drewcountyassessor, for those who own personal property in Drew County. This tool was introduced in 2011 and allows the public to assess from the convenience of any location with internet access. It is very useful for the taxpayers of the county who cannot make arrangements for assessing between normal business hours – 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Feel free to call the Drew County Assessor’s office at 870-460-6240 with any questions regarding all of its online services available to you.
Pat Scifres Savage, Circuit Clerk of Drew County, was awarded a grant in the amount of $20,000 from the Automated Records System Fund for automation, or preservation of the Real Estate Records for their county. The money for the grants is paid into the fund by the ten Class 6 and 7 counties in the State of Arkansas.
Drew County 4-H Clubs
Anyone interested in being a member of 4-H should come by the Extension Office or may attend any of the 4-H meetings mentioned below.
Monticello Billies Club meets the third Monday of each month at 3:05pm at MMS.
Kristal Young is the Leader
Horse Club meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30pm at MMS.
Kristal Young is the Leader
Kiononia meets the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30pm at Living Word Church.
Sonya Sneed is the Leader
Poultry Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at Workforce Center
Jim Hall is the Leader
Teen Leaders meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30pm at the Clubhouse in the Courthouse
Lynn Lanthrip is the Leader
Shooting Sports Club meets a few Saturdays each month in Rock Springs
Terry Koone is the Leader
Kennedy Club meets the First Monday of each month at Kennedy Church.
Melissa Vincent is the Leader
This is the third event that has been conducted in Drew County; with the last event collecting over 17 pounds of pills. The program was started approximately two years ago as a safe and environmentally friendly way to get rid of old unwanted drugs; making the home safe for children and reducing the chance of illicit prescription drugs on the street.
They will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot in front of Comet Cleaners and Commercial Bank.
Name: Terry Otter
Date of Birth: 05/23/1962
Address: 3062 Hwy 425 North
Charges: 2cts of Rape
Victim age: 17 and 21 (more…)
Name: Roy Densmore
Date of Birth: 03/07/1952
Physical Address: 128 Tara Grove
The offender was convicted of Possession of Child Pornography in 2005.
There will be no jury duty, today, in the Drew County Circuit Court.
Usually that announcement is made because a plea bargain has been reached. That is not the case, this time.
Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober said that he had been investigating the residence for some time due to frequent traffic in and out of the residence. At approximately 6:30 pm, Sheriff Gober received information that crack cocaine had been seen at the residence. A search warrant was obtained and officers drove to the residence. When the officers arrived it was observed that two suspects were standing outside the residence. The suspects were detained and entry was made into the residence. (more…)
BALLOTS CAST – TOTAL. .. 4,272
The Drew County Health Unit practiced it’s Mass Dispensing Plan last Friday, and provided a major service to the community by giving over 1600 free flu shot to citizens who came by First Assembly of God Church.
Shown here, Kim Ray (an instructor at UAM College of Technology at McGehee) supervises as Crystal McCarty of McGehee (a nursing student) gives a flu shot to Bobby Cornelius of Monticello. (more…)
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