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Flag Dedication

September 18th, 2012 by

L to R: Jim Lee, John Whaley, Jack Netherland, Vickey Haycox, Tommie Robinson, Keith Jefferson, Glen Kellebrew, Anthony Scott, Billy Wayne Johnson, Nora Turner-Briggs, Coleman Randall, Charlie Branch, Tommy King, Raymond McGaughey.

York W. Williams, Jr. Child Development Center, Inc. in Dermott was the recent recipient of the Arkansas and American Flag and a flag pole to proudly fly them. The flagpole base was constructed by the Woodmen of the World. The pole and flags were presented by the Woodmen of the World, Veterans of Foreign War and American Legion. The dedication of the flag pole and flags was held on Friday, August 10, 2012.

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Miss Drew County 2012

September 17th, 2012 by

Miss Drew County 2012 is Kelsie Adcock,  Kelsie also won the interview portion of the pageant.

1st Runner-up was Rebecca Ferguson.  Rebecca also was the winner of the most photogenic, Miss Congeniality, the swimsuit competition, and the Peoples Choice honor.

Ashleigh White was the 2nd Runner-up.

One Monticello Life – Andrea Huskey, Candidate for Drew County Collector

September 17th, 2012 by

When growing up, everyone faced difficult decisions and wondered how their choice would pan out. Many 18 year olds raise the question “Can I do this?”, when faced with overwhelming obstacles. As people grow older they begin to develop more self-confidence.

When someone continues on for 25 more years that self-confidence becomes a part of who they are, and “Can I do this?” no longer remains the question. “I can do this!” becomes the mentality of the person.

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One Monticello Life – Tonya Loveless, Candidate for Drew County Collector

September 17th, 2012 by

“I didn’t come into this job thinking it would turn into an elected position one day.”

Tonya Loveless was born in Jonesboro, AR and raised here in Monticello by parents Van and Karen Brown, along with her four siblings.

“My family was awesome. We did a lot of camping, fishing, and hunting. I think I was on a deer stand before I was bigger than my rifle. We loved water skiing and boating and having so many siblings made everything fun… I had a pretty good life.” “My grandparents were great, they were here in Monticello. (Albert and Willie Mae Hobbs, and Jim and Toni Holcomb – they were a big part of my life. I was rotten because they treated me so great.” “Willie Mae is my last living grandparent.”

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Drew County Fair Baby Show Winners

September 16th, 2012 by

Girls 0-11 month-old
Winner Adylin Binns
1st Runner-up Jaci Fortenberry
2nd Runner-up Kendall Moore
Photogenic Adylin Binns
People’s Choice Jaci Fortenberry

Boy 0-11 month-old
Winner  Asher Briant
1st Runner-up Aaron Cantrell
2nd Runner-up  James Lytle
Photogenic Aaron Cantrell
People’s Choice  Asher Briant

Girl 12-23 month-old Winner Lillian Snow
1st Runner-up McKenzie Goudy
2nd Runner-up Dailyn Trotter
Photogenic McKenzie Goudy
People’s Choice Gracie Hawkins

Boy 12-23 month-old
Winner  Zamar’e Thomas
Photogenic Zamar’e Thomas
People’s Choice Zamar’e Thomas 

Miss Tot 24-35 month-old
Winner Jaycie Foster     
1st Runner-up Jaslynn Hawkins 
2nd Runner-up Khya Miller 
3rd Runner-up Rhyse Guthrie
Photogenic Rhyse Guthrie
People’s Choice Khya Miller

Tiny Miss 36-47 month-old
Winner Alyssa Hebert
1st Runner-up Avery Hale
2nd Runner-upLeah Lytle
3rd Runner-up Halle Ross
Photogenic Avery Hale
People’s Choice Leah Lytle

Billies Fall to Fordyce 36-0

September 15th, 2012 by

The Monticello Sr. Billies traveled to Fordyce to take on the Red-Bugs,Friday night, but when the hometown team scored multiple times in a short time frame in the first half, the Billies were unable to handle with the competition.

The “mercy rule” went into effect during the second half, to end the game.

The Billies take on Star City, next Friday.


Drew Central Digital Communications Class Tours UAM Media Services Department

September 15th, 2012 by

Ms. Nelwyn Birch’s Digital Communications class at Drew Central High School took a tour of the Media Services Department at UAM.

Mrs. Kristin Cowling, the graphic designer for all special publications for UAM, guided the students through her workplace and demonstrated the many special devices she has to create high-quality publications.

State Police Release Statement about Police Shooting of Suspect in Warren, Thursday Night

September 14th, 2012 by

According to,  The Arkansas State Police have issued a press release about the case of a Warren police officer involved shooting of an aggravated robbery suspect Thursday evening, during an attempted felony arrest. The victim has been transferred to JRMC in Pine Bluff.

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Drew Central Students Learn About 9-11

September 14th, 2012 by

Pictured from left to right: Connor Horton, Camryn Callison, and Sabin Day.

Mrs. Lou Arnold’s second grade class from Drew Central Elementary learned about an important event of history that happened before they were born. They also realized how much this event has affected their lives even today. This event was the 9-11 terrorist attack on America.

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Drew County Fair Thursday Pageant Winners

September 14th, 2012 by

Little Miss 4-5 year-old
Winner Lilli Orrell
1st Runner-up Annsley Oltmann
2nd Runner-up Kadence Meier
Photogenic Annsley Oltmann
People’s Choice Lilli Orrell

Young Miss 6-7 year-old
Winner Caralyne Donaldson
1st Runner-up Hannah Grace Meeks
2nd Runner-up Kimberly Wood
Photogenic Caralyne Donaldson
People’s Choice Caralyne Donaldson


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