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Report from the Arkansas House of Representatives

January 28th, 2013 by

We completed our second week of the 89th General Assembly on Thursday. Coupled with the new rule change in the House that determined a bill approved in House committees would sit two days before coming to the Floor and the slowness of bills being filed, there was little to formally handle Friday so the Speaker determined we would not meet on Friday, January 25, but would reconvene Monday, January 28, and tend to our district work on Friday. He assured us bill considerations would increase then.

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PCH Scam Calling Monticello Again

January 28th, 2013 by

MLive has had multiple phone calls about the “old” Publisher’s Clearing House Scam resurfacing in Monticello, again.

Over the last two weeks, several local residents have received phone calls, where they were told to buy a certain cash card, or make a wire payment, in exchange for their “winning check” to be processed and delivered to them.

Please be aware that this is a scam, and don’t waste you time (or your money) with these calls.

 


Drew Central Students Participate In Math Competition

January 28th, 2013 by

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Drew Central Fourth Graders Attend Arkansas Civil War 150th Anniversary Event

January 28th, 2013 by

Drew Central Fourth Graders attended the Arkansas Civil War 150th Anniversary Event on January 18th at the Arkansas Post National Memorial Museum. The area outside the museum was set with thirteen stations. Each station had people dressed from the time period of The Civil War while telling stories.

A medicine woman, Dyan Bohnert, explained to the students how maggots had been used to clean wounds. A woman in Confederate uniform, Marde Clardy, showed photographs of women in soldier’s uniforms and told stories of women who fought as men because women were not allowed to fight. Students were given the opportunity to play townball, a game similar to baseball.


To an MLive Reader

January 28th, 2013 by

My wife and I had the chance to visit with a young lady last week, who is a devoted MLive reader.

ML wants to send a “Get Well Soon” to Courtney, from Joe & Sue.

 


Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association January Meeting Notes

January 28th, 2013 by

Our first meeting of the New Year was called to order on January 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the UAM Agricultural Center in Monticello, Arkansas by Vice President Nita Carpenter. After a blessing of the food was complete, we enjoyed roast beef sandwiches with all the trimmings, potato salad and many delicious desserts provided by our members. Thank you to Drew Farm Supply for sponsoring our supper.

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Ace Benjamin Rawls Is Celebrating His First Birthday

January 27th, 2013 by

Ace Benjamin Rawls will be celebrating his first birthday on Sunday, January 27.

He is the son of Jeff and Jamie Rawls of Monticello and the little brother of Jaxon Rawls.

Ace is the grandson of David and Cindy Rawls and Jim and Julie West all of Monticello.

He is the great-grandson of Katherleen Rawls and J.D. and Sandra West, the late Curley Rawls, the late James Benjamin (J.B.) Smith, the late Lucy Brown all of Monticello and the late Betty Travis of Warren.


Superman Truck Stolen Overnight, in Monticello – Update – Arrest Made & Truck Recovered

January 26th, 2013 by

Monticello Police are searching for Chevy Z71 truck that was stolen Saturday night.

The truck reportedly has a black hood, red cab, and gray bed assembly.

The truck also has a Superman logo on the tailgate.

If seen contact the Metropolis Police Dept, or MPD at 367-3411.

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DMH Auxiliary Donates $17,000 to Hospital ($45,000 in past 2 years)

January 26th, 2013 by

Norma Hogue, president of DMH Auxiliary and Laura Smith presented the hospital with a check for $17,000 to purchase furniture, furnishing and four Dyanamaps. 

The DMH Auxiliary was also recognized for contributing over $45,000 to purchase capital equipment in the hospital over the past two years and for all the hours and dedication they have put in for providing care for our patients and visitors. In 2010-2011 they put in over 11,000 hours and in 2011-2012 they put in over 9,000 hours.

When you see members of the Auxiliary please stop and thank them for their contribution and for all the hours they put in serving DMH patients, visitors and employees.


Doherty Earns Black Belt

January 26th, 2013 by

Connor Doherty is the newest black belt student at CDMA.

Connor is the 9 year old son of Ryan and DeAnna Doherty. He has been taking Taekwondo with Chelle Danley since August of 2009.

Connor is a 4th grade student in Mrs. Mary Hobbs class at Drew Central.


Moore Sworn In as State HWY Commissioner

January 26th, 2013 by

A native of southeast Arkansas is the newest member of the Arkansas Highway Commission. Tuesday, Robert S. Moore, Jr. was sworn-in by Division 3 Circuit Court Judge Bynum Gibson.  The ceremony was held in the historic Desha County Courthouse in Arkansas City. 

Moore replaces Madison Murphy on the Highway Commission. Members of the Arkansas Highway Commission are appointed by the Governor and serve ten year terms.


Trotter Appointed, Thomas Re-appointed to Parks Committee

January 25th, 2013 by

Mayor Maxwell presented two appointments to the Parks and Recreation Committee Thursday evening at the City Council meeting, to fill positions of two members whose terms have expired.
 
Joanne Trotter was recommended to replace Sean Tomlison, who requested to step down from the Committee at the end of his term. Cleo Thomas was re-appointed to his position, to continue to serve on the committee. The Council voted to approve these appointments.

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