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Former Local Pastor, with New Book on Amazon, to hold Local Book Signing, Today

January 13th, 2013 by

Jeff Noble, a former Monticello pastor and the originator of MLive, has written a book! Super Center Savior

Jeff Noble will be book signing & reception for Super Center Savior, Sunday, from 1:30-3 pm, at the BCM on the UAM campus

There will be books available to buy there.

The new book is also available on

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New Owners Take Over Local Restaurant

January 12th, 2013 by

Lena’s Cafe, a popular breakfast and lunch diner, referred to by many folks as “the coffee shop,” has new (but familiar) owners.

Meagan Acrey and Bart Murray recently took over operation of the HWY 425 cafe, well known for their cook-to-order breakfasts and lunch buffets.  

Customers already know Meagan well; she has been a part of Lena’s for 5 of the business’s 7 years of operation.

The new owner’s don’t plan many major changes, but instead plan to keeping using Lena’s recipes - for the meals, as well as the friendly service. 

Well, it’s Saturday morning; an omelet from Meagan’s Cafe sounds pretty good, right now.

More Rain Forecast, More Wrecks Possible, Due to Hydroplaning

January 10th, 2013 by

Around 8:30, Wednesday night, the driver of this eastbound Dodge Dakota lost control of her vehicle in the rain, near Dead Man’s Curve, on HWY 278 East. 

Arkansas State Troopers worked the accident, assisted by the Drew County Sheriff’s Dept.

SEEMS transported the victim to Drew Memorial. Rod’s Wrecker removed the Dakota.

With another 100% chance of rain, today, be aware that hydroplaning can easily occur.

UAM Wellness Center Renovations To Be Completed By August

January 10th, 2013 by

The former home of the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Baptist Student Center is being renovated and will become the home of the university’s Wellness Center, which will house an Exercise Center and Student Health Services.

Remodeling and renovation work is expected to be completed by August, according to Jay Hughes, vice chancellor for student affairs. “We plan to have the facility ready for the 2013 fall semester,” said Hughes.

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Moving Meetings

January 9th, 2013 by

This month several public meetings have been re-scheduled.

Quorum Court met on January 1, and will not hold their usual meeting.

City Council will likely meet on January 24, not January 17.

City Parks Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 15, not January 10.

Improvements To Interstate 530 In Pine Bluff To Require Lane Closure

January 9th, 2013 by

Crews performing pavement repairs to Interstate 530 in Pine Bluff will require a lane closure next week, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The concrete patching, located near the north interchange at the intersection with the Martha Mitchell Expressway, will require the northbound, outside lane of Interstate 530 to be closed through Friday, January 11th. The lane closure will be in effect between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day, weather permitting.

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State Quitline Offers Free Nicotine-Replacement Therapy to Help Arkansans Keep New Year’s Resolutions

January 9th, 2013 by

Every year, Drew County residents make New Year’s resolutions to become tobacco-free. Thanks to the Arkansas Tobacco Quitline, tobacco users in southeast Arkansas have access to free medication and cessation counseling to help them keep their 2013 resolutions to quit. Stamp Out Smoking encourages tobacco users to reach the Quitline by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669 this new year. Read the rest of this entry »


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