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The Flu, from the County Health Dept.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

zzzaThis 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.”

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Drew County Holiday Closing

Monday, October 14th, 2013

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

County Veterans Services Office Information

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

veterans 035The Drew County Veteran Services Office is getting new floors.

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.

Extension Homemakers Officer Training Workshop, August 24

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Tommye Boyd, Leadership Development Chair for Drew County announces the EHC Officer Training Workshop to be held August 24, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Registration will be from 9:00-9:30 a.m. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 12:00 noon.

All local county Extension Homemaker Club officers and club members are encouraged to attend. Each officer duties and responsibilities will be reviewed and discussed. For more information contact the extension office at 870-460-1091 or 870-367-7913.

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County Schedule for July 4

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

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.

Fair Exhibit Reminder from County Extension Office

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

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.”

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Deadline for Assessing Drew County Taxpayers is Today

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Beth Davis, Drew County Assessor Reminds Everyone that the Deadline to assess your personal property taxes is May 31, 2013

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 disable or will turn 65 by Dec. 31st, 2013.

County Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

Monday, May 27th, 2013

The Drew County Courthouse and Road Dept will be closed Monday, May 27, 2013 in observance of Memorial Day. Sanitation routes will run as follows:
Monday route pickup- Tuesday
Tuesday route pickup- Wednesday
Wednesday route pickup- Thursday
Thursday route pickup – Friday

Have a safe Memorial Day and remember the Fallen Soldiers.

Notice to all Drew County Solid Waste Customers

Monday, April 1st, 2013

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

Cooking Club To Be Offered By Drew Co. Extension Homemakers

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Do you want to learn more about cooking techniques, new recipes, new/old cooking aides, etc.?

Would you like to meet new friends who share a common interest in food preparation?

Join with us on March 7 at 6:30 PM in the Club Room at the Drew Co. Courthouse and share your ideas concerning what you would like to do in a cooking club. This meeting will be our organizational meeting and is open to everyone; regardless of gender, race, religious or political affiliation or to educational level.

For more information call Juanita Webb at 367-5804 or Hazelene McCray at 460-6271

Drew County 4-H Clubs

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Anyone interested in being a member of 4-H should come by the Extension Office or may attend any of the 4-H meetings.

Here’s a list of the Drew County 4-H clubs…..

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County Property Tax Info

Monday, February 18th, 2013

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.

County Labor Day Closings

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

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.”

Drew HEALTH Recommends Swimming Safety

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

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.

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NOTICE TO DREW COUNTY TAXPAYERS – Deadline TODAY

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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.

Information Sought on Two Missing Items Cases

Monday, May 7th, 2012

On May 3rd, the Drew County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a possible break-in at a residence located on South Wilmar Road. Unknown suspects took three televisions (a 32-inch Sharp flatscreen, a 42-inch Vizio flatscreen, and a 20-inch vizio flatscreen), a man’s gold wrist watch, and a Dell laptop computer. If any citizen has any information regarding these missing items, they are urged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 367-6211.

On May 2nd, the Drew County Sheriff’s Department received a report of theft at a residence located on Lynn Acres. The home owner noticed that several items were missing from her carport area. The missing items include a Black and Decker tool box full of hand tools, a hatchet, several Craftman screwdrivers, a ShopVac electric blower, a pipe wrench and a staple gun. If any citizen has any information regarding these missing items, they are urged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 367-6211.

 

Local Woman Charged with Thefts in Multiple Counties

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

According to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober, the Drew County Sheriff’s Department arrested Samantha Robertson, age 28 of Monticello, on Wednesday, May 2nd, for her connection to four thefts this past week in Drew County after authorities conducted a search warrant on her residence at 715 South Maple Street in Monticello.

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Assessor Records Available online

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

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.

Circuit Clerks Office Gets $20,000 Grant

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

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.

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Flu Shot Clinics

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The dates for Drew County’s mass flu clinics have been set. 

Clerks and nurses are needed, please call the Drew County Health Unit at 367-6234.

November 10th – community mass clinic @ First Assembly of God Church 7am – 6 pm

4-H Club Meeting Schedule

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

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

DCSO Sponsoring “Pill Take Back Day” – Saturday

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Saturday, October 29 from 10 am until 2 pm the Drew County Sheriff’s Office and the Monticello Police Department will be participating in the National Pill Take Back Program.

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.

Drug Arrests Made Near Church and Daycare

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Members of the Drew County Sheriff’s Department and Monticello Police Department executed a search warrant at 228 South Conley Street on April 26th at approximately 7:40 pm; two arrests were made.

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…)

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