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Thurman Does It, Again!

April 1st, 2013 by

Dennis Thurman, a major PIRATE supporter, honored the Pirates, Lady Pirates, Cheer Team and coaches for their hard work and effort this year in basketball. The meal was held in the DC Pirates’ Cove Café on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Thurman, along with Greg Jones and Curtis Thurman cooked hamburgers and Polish sausages with the trimmings for all three teams!

The athletes were very appreciative of the honor by hugging, shaking hands and thanking Mr. Thurman and his helpers.


Notice to all Drew County Solid Waste Customers

April 1st, 2013 by

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


Veterans Meetings Scheduled

April 1st, 2013 by

The American Legion Post #2 meets the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6 pm; the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4515 meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6 pm, preceded by a meal at 5 pm prepared by our Ladies Auxiliary. Both buildings are located at McCloy Park. All members are encouraged to come. Anyone wishing to join these organizations please call 367-5585 or 723-4482.


Cliff Gibson Appointed to UofA Board of Trustees by Gov. Beebe

March 28th, 2013 by

Governor Mike Beebe has named Charles “Cliff” Gibson III of Monticello to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

“Cliff’s appointment helps ensure a dependable voice on the Board for the U of A campuses in South Arkansas,” Beebe said. “His sound judgment and calm demeanor will serve the entire system of schools well in the coming years.”

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Public Rail Access Facility at Industrial Park

March 27th, 2013 by

The groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of a Public Rail Access Facility in the MEDC Industrial Park was held Tuesday afternoon.

When completed the new rail spur will hook to the existing (soon to be improved) spur at Hood Packaging, and switch to a rail that will send freight cars into the Industrial Site for loading and unloading of cargo. This will likely begin with lumber.  Currently Price Lumber and occasionally Maxwell Hardwood load rail freight at the Jackson Street crossing.

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Monticello School Board – Student Recognition, Home Schoolong Activities Policy, Expulsion, Other Items

March 27th, 2013 by

The Monticello School Board met Tuesday evening, March 26, 2013. Superintendent Harper opened the meeting by commending the school’s extra-curricular activity teams on their recent accomplishments. The boys’ basketball team went to the semi-finals at State, and the girls’ team went to the first round of the state tournament. Mrs. Ashcraft’s Mock Trial team got third place. Mr. Harper commended the groups on their good conduct while participating in these events.

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Prescription Drop Box To Be Place At Monticello Police Department

March 27th, 2013 by

The Drew County Home Hometown Health Initiative received a mini-grant from Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services, Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention to purchase a prescription drop box for the residents of Drew County. Other partnering agencies for this project include: Phoenix Youth and Family Services’ –Prevention Resource Center and the Monticello Police Department. This was a concerted effort in an attempt to collect prescription medications out of the homes in Drew County because of their potential for abuse.

The prescription drop box is located at the Monticello Police Department.

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