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DC’s Ward Davis Organizes Concert for Mayflower Choir, because of Ties to Former Choir Director

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

mayflowerDrew Central graduate and recoroding artis Ward Davis was a member of the DCHS Choir.

When he heard that former DC choir director Bennie Carol Wade Dunavan was the choir director for Mayflower Schools, and how much the devastating tornado had effected her current students, Davis organized a benefit concert at Nashville’s Douglas Corner Cafe, TONIGHT at 7:30, to help the Mayflower Choir .ward davis

Local folks can also be a part, by watching the fundraiser concert online at stageit.com.  The cost is only $10.

Davis’ band, The Beagles, will also perform.

“The Saline” Discussion – Videos

Monday, June 9th, 2014


Around 40 area residents took part in an informational discussion, Sunday afternoon,, after watching a video presentation by Rob Reep, of Warren, on the history of the Saline river.
“The Saline” is 204 miles long and has many stories to tell about indians, farming, fishing, bootlegging, and riverboats.
“The Saline” is available for purchase on Amazon.com

Former DC Grad, Jessica Faith, Wins Grammy Amplifier Award – Listed on ITunes

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

jessica wallflowerJessica Wishard, as she’s know to her Drew Central classmates recently was selected as a winner in the Grammy’s Amplified Awards. Out of over 5,000 entrants, she was one of only 3 shosen for the honor.image

Amplifier Center Stage’s online platform allows emerging musicians to share their songs for a chance to have their music vetted by a panel of some of the biggest names in music today.

Her lated CD EP is available on ITunew, as well.

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Burlington Remembered by Local Employees – Wednesday Night on Cablevision’s “Hometown Monticello”

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Former Burlington and Burlington House Area Rug employee reminisce, tell stories, and display tools from their jobs on Wednesday night’s “Hometown Monticello” broadcast on Cablevision Channel 19.

The program begions at 5 pm, and repeats until 7 am, Thursday morning.

Monticello Music Club Announces March Meeting – Tuesday

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

The March meeting of the Monticello Music Club will be held Tuesday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church. The program will feature music from the great Broadway musical “Showboat”. Performers on the program will include Cara Akin, Kevin Henry, Ashley Gonzalez, Bobby Brown, Craig Grantham and Kathy Lyon. The Monticello High School Madrigals, under the direction of club member Bennie Vincent, will also be performing. The Junior Club student performer will be Katelyn Bayliss, a piano student of Mrs. Beverly Lobitz.


Jessica Wishard represented the Jr. Club last moth, by playing and singing a song she composed..

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Local Singer Releases “Pipeliners” Album

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Brison Reed recently released a six-song album on iTunes, Amazon and Reverbnation.

Brison is a life-long resident of Drew & Desha Counties, living most of his life in Monticello.

Brison records for Tripp Jct. Records & Marty d Publishing. The songs on this album were written by Marty Denton, Ronny & Brison Reed.

Brison and his wife Magen are pipeliners, but they still find time for their children and time for Brison to be able to record.

Brison will be headed back to the studio very soon to record more. He is working on some gospel songs also.

Luna Bros. Cirucs to Entertain “Under the Big Top”, Friday Night

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Luna Bro’s Circus will put on an exciting performance for children of all ages, Friday at 7 p.m. in front of the Marketplace, at the intersection of HWY 425 and HWY 278.

Clown, animals, jugglers, vendors, and all types of circus entertainment will be presented.

Luna Bros. Circus thrilled the crowd in Monticello back  in 2008, and again in 2010.  The show has grown since that time, so come on out and see the many new attractions, and their new “Big Top”.

Monticello Musicians Drawing National Attention

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Several Monticello area musicians have been making “Music News” lately.

CashboX, recently featured on the cover of Cashbox Magazine, were featured KATV Channel 7′s “Good Morning Arkansas” program, Friday.

Also, “Roots Country” True County Music Chart, based on internet radio airplay, includes Monticello’s Brison Reed at #10, and Shay Hood at both #14 and #20, with her 2 latest releases.

Haley Creek Boys Present Concert Association Program

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

The Haley Creek Boys, a gospel and bluegrass band, primarily based in Hamburg, were recently featured in a concert sponsored by the Seark Concert Association, as they completed their 35th year of service to Monticello.

Many bluegrass classics were included in the program, as well as several hits that charted in country music radio. 

A gospel music segment concluded the program, which was held in the UAM Fine Arts Center.

The Haley Creek Boys have presented gospel concerts at several local churches, in recent years.

Monticello Native Charles Crowson Departs KTHV, Accepting Baltimore Broadcasting Position

Monday, November 1st, 2010

After four years with KTHV, Charles Crowson is leaving Arkansas for a new position as morning anchor/multi-media journalist with WMAR in Baltimore, Maryland.

“It was an opportunity I simply couldn’t pass up,” Crowson said while signing off during his final broadcast on Today’s THV This Morning Oct. 29. “Arkansas is my home. It always has been and always will be, regardless of where my career takes me.” (more…)

“Hometown Monticello”, 5 pm Sunday, Cable Channel 19

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Hometown Monticello is a local program, presented each Sunday on Monticello Cablevision’s Channe.l 19 at 5 pm, and is hosted by Chris Garrett.

This week’s program will feature the dedication program of the historic Selma Rosenwald School/ Community Center, last Saturday.

Other program segments include Gov. Beebe’s trip to Monticello thsi week, and the governor’s race, and an interview with MonticelloLive.com’s Joe Burgess.

Polar Bear Plunge Photos

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Photos by Shelley Smith,  Becky Phillips, and others.

Local Musicians Entertain Major League Stars

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
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Tom Martin, Chipper Jones, Michael Murphy, Adam LaRoche, Jeremy Payne, Mitchell Murphy, Ryan Langerhans, Andrew Brannon, Willie Robertson, Matt Duff, and Tyler Chambers

CashboX, a local southern rock band, recently got the opportunity to perform for some “big time” stars. CashboX is made up of singer Andrew Brannon, from Monticello, guitarist Tyler Chambers, from Monticello, drummer Michael Murphy from Dermott, and Bassist Jeremy Payne from Lake Village. The band recently recorded the theme songs for the Duckmen 13: Fear the Beard, already out on DVD, and the Buck Commander 3: “The Bigs,” due out next year. The Duck Commander, a reality show about the Robertson family, airs weekly on The Outdoor Channel.

 

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Michael Murphy, Tyler Chambers, Jason Aldean, Jeremy Payne, and Andrew Brannon.

 Because of CashboX’s success with the theme songs, Willie Robertson, star of the Buck Commander DVD series and Duck Commander DVD series and Duck Commander reality show series, sent the band and their families to the ranch of Major League Baseball player Adam LaRoche in Fort Scott, Kansas, where they played a concert for the Buck Commanders themselves. The Buck Commanders present were: Chipper Jones,3rd base for the Atlanta Braves; Adam LaRoche, 1st base for the Atlanta Braves; Matt Duff, a former St. Louis Cardinal pitcher; Tom Martin, a former New York Mets pitcher; Ryan Langerhans, outfielder for Seattle Mariners; and Willie Robertson. (more…)

Backhoe Cuts Gas-Phone-Cable TV Lines Saturday

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
Repair crews are seem working the Saturday's damaged undergound wiring and natural gas supply lines.

Repair crews are seen working Saturday on the damaged underground phone, cable TV, and natural gas supply lines

Saturday morning, around 11 o’clock, normal activities of cooking lunch, while watching TV, and talking on the telephone to friends came to a quick stop for many Monticello residents.

That is approximately the time that a Robin Hood Drive resident had a backhoe operator reportedly working on replacing a sewer line, in the residence’s back yard. (more…)

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