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Firemen Rescue Local Man from Burning Trailer

June 12th, 2014 by

Sunday afternoon at 4:25, the Monticello Fire Dept. was paged out to a trailer fire, on Piney Creek Lane, just off of HWY 278 East.

When the firefighters arrived, they were told that the man who lived there could possibly still be inside the burning extended camper trailer.

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DC’s Ward Davis Organizes Concert for Mayflower Choir, because of Ties to Former Choir Director

June 11th, 2014 by

mayflowerDrew Central graduate and recoroding artis Ward Davis was a member of the DCHS Choir.

When he heard that former DC choir director Bennie Carol Wade Dunavan was the choir director for Mayflower Schools, and how much the devastating tornado had effected her current students, Davis organized a benefit concert at Nashville’s Douglas Corner Cafe, TONIGHT at 7:30, to help the Mayflower Choir .ward davis

Local folks can also be a part, by watching the fundraiser concert online at  The cost is only $10.

Davis’ band, The Beagles, will also perform.

“Double Catch ” Football Video Brings Attention to Local Family ‘s Grandson

June 11th, 2014 by

Christian Caldwell, of Clovis, New Mexico, (grandson of Ken and Jo Caldwell of Monticello) drew a lot of well-deserved attention for his “double catch” of two footballs, at a University of North Texas football camp, Sunday. The second ball was intended for another receiver, who can’t be seen in the video.

Christian’s parents are Scott and Christina. He will be a senior this fall.

Carpet Medics Adds New TED System

June 11th, 2014 by

003Since 1993 Carpet Medics has served Southeast Arkansas with the industry’s leading carpet, upholstery, & tile cleaning, and through these years, they have met the needs of their customers when disaster stuck with either flood or smoke damage restoration.004
This year, owner Randy Phillips has expanded their restoration service with the implementation of the advanced drying system known as the TES Drying System. TES stands for Thermal Energy System and provides heat directly to the moisture for accelerated drying. This drying process can reduce a typical 4 to 5 day drying time to 1 or 2 days.
Phillips explains that the theory of direct heat drying is fairly simple and compares it to drying your hair with a blow dryer as opposed to just drying it in a warm room.
Visit their website at or like them on Facebook at Carpet Medics Restoration Svcs

Legislative Report

June 11th, 2014 by

Our Arkansas state capitol celebrated its 100th birthday in 2011. Although it is a beauty to behold, like any building 100+ years old, it has seen better times and better conditions. Last year the Capitol rotunda received an intensive restoration. This year the House Chamber will be given a $1 million restoration. In fact, architects and contractors began work on that restoration project June 2 of last week. The chandelier is down and has been shipped off for restoration, seats are gone, other furnishings are covered and the scaffolding is rising to the ceiling.
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Lost Pet near HWY 83

June 10th, 2014 by

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Female family pet answers to Lilly”. She is on medication. Last seen in vicinity on June 10.

Please call 367-5700 if found.
Picture of Lilly is not current–Her left ear due to age is now white, not brown.

Lightning Causes House Fire

June 10th, 2014 by

An East Jackson home, in the 1300 block, was struck by lightning Monday afternoon around 4 PM. It reportedly caused a gas stove to catch fire, along with the external damage shown by the door.

The Monticello Fire Department quickly responded, extinguished any leftover flames and make sure the residence was safe.

Monticello’s Windham Earns Miss Pink Tomato Title

June 9th, 2014 by

imageKelsey Lynn Windham,of Monticello, was crowned 2014 Miss Pink Tomato
on Sat evening in Warren. She also won evening gown competition & Miss Congeniality.
Kelsey is the 17 year old daughter of Teresa Duckworth & Darrell Windham.
She is a 2014 graduate of Monticello High School & will be attending UAM where she plans to pursue her degree in pharmacy.

“The Saline” Discussion – Videos

June 9th, 2014 by

Around 40 area residents took part in an informational discussion, Sunday afternoon,, after watching a video presentation by Rob Reep, of Warren, on the history of the Saline river.
“The Saline” is 204 miles long and has many stories to tell about indians, farming, fishing, bootlegging, and riverboats.
“The Saline” is available for purchase on

Armstrong Makes Donation to Health Foundation

June 9th, 2014 by

imageThe Armstrong Foundation recently made a $500 donation to the Southeast Arkansas Health Foundation.

Armstrong representatives Marty Reep, Amy Swanger, Sandra Barbara and Keith Van Dee presented the check to Southeast Arkansas Health Foundation Director, Stephanie Norris and Board Member Tom Wingard. The Southeast Arkansas Health Foundation supports Drew Memorial Hospital with the help of purchasing equipment.

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