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Corner Express

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Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

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Mr. Bug


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Searcy & Associates

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Robertson Lawn Care

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UAM News

UAM News

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UAM Sports


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Western Sizzlin’

Western Sizzlin'

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Jerry Cruce Stump Grinding

Searcy & Associates 2

Searcy & Associates

Greenscape Nursery

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Monticello School District Pre-K 2

Monticello Pre-K

Merchant & Planters Agency, INC.

Merchant & Planters Agency, INC.

NorthSide Baptist Church

Northside Baptist Church

Lumber Jack Yamaha

The Guest House

The Guest House


Cash Saver Food Outlet

Cash Saver

Robertson Lawn Care 2

Robertson Lawn Care

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Southern Quality Construction

Larry & Lance Kling

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Burgess Process Service

Burgess Process Service

One 11 Southern Graphics

ONE11 Southern Graphics

Days Inn Monticello

Days Inn Monticello


Archive for the ‘In memory’ Category

W J McKiever Dies Tuesday

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

W J McKiever
W J McKiever passed away, yesterday.

W.J. was known by almost everyone in town, due to his role as a local pharmacist for decades and his involvement with the City Council and Quorum Court.

“He enjoyed cutting horses and politics.”


Obituary & Service Times for Shay Gillespie

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Shay GillespieRev. Shay Gillespie’s obituary is posted at the link.

Funeral service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 312 E. Oakland Street;  Burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery. Repast will be held at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation 6:30 – 8:00pm Friday evening at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. Services entrusted to Paradise Funeral Home of Monticello.

Remembering a Friend – KHBM Listeners Tribute to Bro. Larry Doggett – Video Slideshow

Friday, July 7th, 2017

MLive would like to take this opportunity, to remember a friend of many local residents.

Bro. Larry Doggett went to be with the Lord  on the Saturday after July 4, 2014.

Bro. Larry is remembered as the morning DJ at KHBM, Pastor of life Church, a school bus driver for Monticello School District, the chaplain for the local jail, and president of the Drew County Ministerial Alliance.

On the  following Monday, KHBM Radio 93.7 held a special community call-in show, Monday morning, where listeners were invited to call and share their memories of and tributes to Bro. Larry Doggett.

This video includes the calls from that program, along with several photos Bro. Larry, “the Round Mound of Sound.”


Thursday, December 10th, 2015

imageFuneral and memorial arrangements have been finalized for Idong Okon, a University of Arkansas at Monticello football player who passed away at midnight on Sunday, December 6 after suffering an asthma attack. He was 21 years old.


In Memory of P. Q. Gardner

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

PQ Gardner

Paul Quinton (PQ) Gardner, a businessman, former educator, World War II veteran, and lifelong resident of Drew County, age 91 died September 15, 2015, at his home in Monticello, Arkansas.


New “Monticello Flag” Flying at Half-Mast, Honoring Passing of Local Law Men

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

imageThe new “Monticello flag” at City Hall is flying at half-mast, due to the recent deaths of two local law enforcement officers, who served the city of Monticello.  (more…)

In Memory, Tommy Matthews

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

imageMonticello and Drew County lost a dear friend and longtime resident this past Saturday. In fact he was the kind of man who symbolized the spirit of our people. That humble, kind, generous, loving man was Tommy Matthews. Many of you will remember him as the principal of W. C. Whaley Elementary School on North Main for 23 years.


In Memory of a Friend

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Mrs. Betty, as an employee of Guesthouse and Greystone Manor, touched many lives. 

She was a friend of the residents in that facility, and an important part of the families of those residents.

Like many other people in the caretaking field, Mrs. Betty never new how many people’s lives she touched.


Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Some local flags, like the large flag at HWY 425 and 278, are being flown at half staff, in memory of Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, CT, that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults.

“We All Felt Like We Knew Him” – Dewayne Graham Dies at the age of 63

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Dewayne Graham, best known for his “7 on your Side” series from 1989-1999, passed away last week.

When someone is a part of our everyday activities, like the folks on the 6:00 news, we often just refer to by their first names, like we know them personally.  Dewayne Graham did that well.  He always took up for the little guy, and usually helped the “good guys” get their money back, and then saw the “bad guys” get run out of town.


In Memory

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Gone, but not Forgotten

Today is the 3rd anniversary of the death of my Daddy, Charles R. Marter, Sr.

November 1st, 1947 – August 17th, 2009

Remembering and Loving you Always, Jennifer

Remembering 9/11

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

10 years have passed since that morning we all spent watching the national news channels, and calling our family and friends, to tell them how much they meant to us.

But the memories and the images of that day will stay with us forever.

As we pause today and remember the day that changed our lives, as a county and as individuals; we all should lift up a prayer for our nation, our soldiers, our government, and the families of those who died that day.

There will be two opportunities to show our respect, locally, today.  There will be a vterans service at Second Baptist Church at 2 pm, and a Prayer Rally at 3 pm, at the Courthouse.

Monticello 1st Municipal Judge Passes Away

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Judge Randall L. Williams, 86, of Little Rock, passed away at home on December 14, 2010, due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. 

Judge Williams practiced law in Monticello from 1950-l960, serving in several official capacities such as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Municipal Judge, and State Representative.

He was Monticello’s 1st Municipal Judge, beginning in 1957.


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Arkansas AG Jon Deere

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Cedar Hills Apartments

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Bone's Auto Parts


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Citizen's Bank

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Cass Martin Realty

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City Drug

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Pines Broadcasting Company

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