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In Memory

August 17th, 2012 by

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

Intermodal Authority Holds Intense Discussion on It’s Inability to Pay Bills

August 17th, 2012 by

The meeting was contentious from the onset as the board immediately went into a discussion of cash flow issues and the fact that numerous bills are past due including one from T&T Construction in the amount of $278,000.00. Mr. Tracy Rawls, owner of T&T was present and indicated he had pulled off the job pending being paid. He indicated he had borrowed a substantial amount of money to cover his costs while waiting upon payment from the Authority. Mr. Rawls stated that he wanted to be exempt from liability for the work he has completed should there be substantial rain before he can complete more work. There is a danger that repairs could be costly.

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KFC Fades to Gray

August 16th, 2012 by

Monticello’s Kentucky Fried Chicken was closed down, earlier this week, due to lack of sales, according to a source with an involved party.

The building was painted gray, since the lease contract required the structure to be “defaced” so that it no longer resembled the KFC image.

No plans are known of any planned use of the building.

Wild Fire Photos from Lacey & Possum Valley

August 15th, 2012 by

11 pm Update – Woods Fire Contained

August 14th, 2012 by

Before 11 pm,the Arkansas Forestry Commossion declared the Lacey woods fire “contained”.

Fire depts. have been released, but plows are still on site, working trouble areas.

Numerous residents asked MLive to express their appreciation to the AFC,, volunteer fire sets., and law enforcement officers for their service to Drew County, today.

Woods Fire near Lacey Estated to Burn 1,000 Acres

August 14th, 2012 by

Firefighters have been battling a 100-200 acre wildfire south of Lacey for several hours, this afternoon.

It is believed to have stared around Ponderosa Trail, and has since reached  Wilmar Tram Road, and other nearby access roads.

The Forestry Commission has 5 plows and 2 planes, battling the fire, working to control it.

Photos courtesy of MLive readers

Fire Reported at Cornerstore Christian School, at Tillar, Monday – No Damage

August 14th, 2012 by

Winchester, Selma, and Tillar Fire Depts. were paged out to the report of a fire at the Cornerstone Christian School, on HWY 65, at Tillar, Monday afternoon aroud 1:30.

At the scene, a worker told MLive, the small blaze was caused by a propane gas valve fitting, that was located near an electrical box, which has a small leak.   The electricity caused a small burst of fire, which quickly went out.

The reportredly was no damage donte.

0% Interest for 72 Months & $2000 in Rebates on 2012 Tundras with TSS Package

August 14th, 2012 by

Ross McCoy, of Pine Bluff, took advantage of Ryburn’s 0% Interest for 72 months with $2,000 in rebates, when he bought his new 2012 Toyota Tundra with TSS package, last week.

More huge savings and awesome vehicles are waiting for you at Ryburn Automotive Superstore.

Come by Ryburn Motor Company, call 367-5353, or just drive around the display lot, to see the great deals.


MHS Golf Team Successful at Crossett

August 14th, 2012 by

The MHS Boys Golf Team turned in the best scores of all golfers at the Crossett golf meet held at Prairie Country Club. Freshman Jake Johnson was the medalist by scoring the best score of the day.

The lady golfers were led by Kelsie Adcock. Picture: Erin Ashcraft, Jay Kent Gates, Kelsie Adcock, Walker Jarrett, Tucker Ward, Jake Johnson, and Clark Jarrett. Visit the MHS Golf webpage for more pictures.

Aerial View of I-69 Construction

August 13th, 2012 by


Bennie Ryburn III took these photos of the I-69 construcion sites, over the weekend from his plane, and offered to share them with MLive readers.

I-69 Construction Pics

August 13th, 2012 by

Parks Committe to Request Info from Leagues & Organizations that Use Parks

August 13th, 2012 by

For the second year, the Monticello Parks and Recreation Committee will soon be asking for information from the leagues and organizations that use Monticello parks and facilities.

The questionnaires asks for information about the season, boards, participants, needs, and goals.

The parks committee appointed some liaisons to work with leagues, and will conclude the liaison process at next month meeting.


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