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September 2nd, 2012 by

The University of Arkansas at Monticello football team set a new school record for fewest yards allowed in a game in a 78-0 season-opening win over College of Faith at home on Saturday.

The Boll Weevils (1-0) allowed just 18 yards of total offense in the win. UAM limited College of Faith to 53 yards passing and negative 35 yards rushing. In the other column, the UAM offense racked up 498 yards of total offense – 276 through the air and 222 on the ground.

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Hurricane Isaac – Left Over Photos & Thoughts

September 1st, 2012 by

With Hurricane Isaac’s final clouds leaving Drew County, Friday, all we have left of the storm is the memory of 4-8 inches of rain,
and French Toast (since we all buy milk, bread, and eggs whenever there is a storm coming).

There are a few photos left to post, like the “white-capping waves” at Lake Monticello, and

several large trees down, like this one that fell on Rose Hill Cut-Off Road,

some casuing power outages. These out of state power crews were on HWY 278 West, Friday.

Seval homes, roofs, and out buildings sustained wind damage, like this barn on Pine Creek lane.
Thanks to the MLive readers who sent in photos.

MPD Chief Eddy Deaton and Captain Carlos Garcia dressed in rain gear,

and Thursday’s MPD dispatchers found “fashion rubber boots” in style.

Since I posted the last two photos, I promised them I’d include this one.
“The MonticelloLive Guy” in his “Weather Channel Moment”.

Now its time to pick up the limbs out of the yard……

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$ 1 Million Loan Approved for Intermodal Facilty to Pay Overdue Contractors

August 31st, 2012 by

Last week, Commercial Bank, Union Bank, and First State Bank of Warren, jointly approved a $1 million loan to the Southeast Arkansas Intermodal Facility board, in order for them to pay past due bills to contractors, until government grants are received. has more on the story.

For more background on the issue, click here.

Northside EHC Club Gives Donation To Hope Center

August 31st, 2012 by

Representing the Northside EHC Club, State Representative Sheilla Lampkin presents the club’s contribution of $100.00 for the Diaper Drive being held at the Hope Center to Stacey Owens, a Hope Center board member.”

Northside EHC has long been active in the affairs of Drew County and is honored to be able to help such a worthy organization as its final dispensation before merging with another club

More Rain, More Wrecks

August 31st, 2012 by

As the rain continued to fall, today, the number of wrecks continued to climb.

Around noon, a Chevy truck and an 18-wheeler sideswiped in Dead Man’s Curve.  SEEMS transported the Chevy driver to DMH.  DCSO worked the wreck, Reliable Towing loaded the pick-up.

A couple hours later, the driver of a GMC Sierra slipped off of the right side of Babin Drive, near UAM, then crossed both lanes, rolling his truck over into the far ditch.  He was uninjured, MPD, DCSO, and UAM Safety responded.  Reliable towed the vehicle.

Other wrecks this afternoon include an accident reported at Drew Central, and one on HWY 425 North, which was investigated by the Arkansas State Police.

Drew Central Pee-Wee Football Program – Registration Deadline, Today

August 31st, 2012 by

Drew Central Pee Wee Football would like to announce that this upcoming Friday, August 31st, is the registration deadline-those who want to participate this season.

Register Online Here.

There will be a 3rd and 4th grade team, and a 5th and 6th grade team.

The teams will play in a league with Warren, Hamburg, Crossett, McGehee, and Hermitage.

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The Woods Of Monticello Talks To Lions Club

August 31st, 2012 by

The Woods of Monticello representatives, shown in picture, Pam Leeper, Alzheimer’s Care Director, and Ulrica Trotter, Social Services & Admissions Director, spoke to the Monticello Lions Club, recently.

 Ms Leeper gave an interesting and informative overview of The Woods’ treatment and care of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She said patients are admitted to the Alzheimer’s Unit during the mid-stage of Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Patients do have to have the proper diagnosis by a Doctor before admission.

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Rain & Wrecks

August 30th, 2012 by

Around 7 am, two single vehicle accidents were reported to MPD dispatch.

A Ford pick–up traveling west on Old Dermott Road, met another vehicle, causing his rear wheel to fall off of the pavement.  The driver was not injured.  A Drew County Sheriff’s Deputy worked the wreck.

As the deputy was arriving on the Old Dermott Road scene, another wreck was reported in Dead Man’s Curve on HWY 278 East.  A Ford Escort, traveling east, lost control on the wet roadway, and spun around, coming to a stop in the ditch.  That driver was also uninjured.  An Arkansas State Trooper worked that accident.

Insecure Home Security Salesmen Invade Monticello

August 29th, 2012 by

Recently, a young door-to-door salesman came to my home, representing the “cutting edge” home security firm Vivint. I heard his sales pitch and promises, along with his list of satisfied customers.  I’m glad I didn’t purchase his promises, since the next day I asked the MPD officer he described as a “satisfied customer” with Vivint, and he told me he had never met (or done business) with them.

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Ward Leads MHS Golf Team to Victory

August 29th, 2012 by

Tucker Ward had the best score of the day with a 37 at the Monticello Country Club Golf Course..

The MHS Golf Team was missing a few players Tuesday, but that did not slow them down as they took 1st place at the Monticello Country Club Golf Course. Tucker Ward was the boys medalist, and Anna St. John was the medalist for the ladies. The team also had the 3rd place golfer, Jay Kent Gates. Rounding out the team was Jake Johnson. Once again the team outscored the number 2 team by over 20 strokes.

Chaney Richards of Hermitage was the 2nd place golfer.

City Records 449 Water Leaks Since 2007, Considering “New Main & Meters” Project

August 28th, 2012 by

Ongoing issues with the city’s water system led to an indepth discussion at the August City Council meeting.

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Local Teen Wins 3rd in National 4-H Competition

August 28th, 2012 by

Matthew Spencer, 17, a resident of Drew County and a member of the local Koinonia 4-H club, recently placed third in the nation in the 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program’s competition held at Texas A & M and King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas.

His team placed third in the national team competition, as well. This is the first time in the history of Arkansas 4-H that any individual member or any team from Arkansas has placed in the top three at the national level.

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DC Teacher Honored by Governor & Commissioner of Education

August 28th, 2012 by

Drew Central fourth grade teacher, Eva Arrington, was recently honored by Governor Mike Beebe and Dr. Tom Kimbrell, Commissioner of Education at the Arkansas Department of Education.

A reception was held for the Arkansas Class of 2011 National Board Certified Teachers at the Double Tree Hotel in Little Rock. Dr. Kimbrell’s message to teachers was for teachers to share their accomplished teaching practices with other teachers at their districts.

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Mobile Home Fire on Tara Lane, Friday

August 28th, 2012 by

The Monticello Fire Dept. responded to a mobile home fire, Friday afternoon, around 2:15.

The residence was located on Tara Lane, off of Florence Road.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

At the same time, the Forestry Commission and Selma Fire Dept. were reporting to a woodes fire around Sixteen Section Road.

Photo submitted by MLive reader.

Classes Underway at Monticello Adult Education/WAGE Center

August 27th, 2012 by

Classes have begun at the Adult Education Center which is located at 809 Hwy. 278 East (Workforce Training Center.)

Instructors are available Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 3:00pm. On Fridays, classes are from 8:00am to 11:30am. Also, for anyone who cannot attend during the day, classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Classes are free to the public. Open entry/open exit.

English As A Second Language classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at First United Methodist Church on Main Street. The times are 6:00pm to 8:00pm. These classes will begin on Monday, September 10th.

For more information about the program, feel free to call (870) 367-4070.

Report from the Legislature – #37

August 27th, 2012 by

Greetings! The first two weeks in August brought some very stress-filled debates to the legislature. In spite of several other noteworthy issues under study, it is highly evident that the two most important issues now, and in 2013, are health care and education. However, I am reminded that this is, and rightly should be, an annual trend. What issues are more important than our health and our children? The real problem lies in how to best serve both.

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CPR Class Cancelled: Healthcare Provider Class Planned

August 27th, 2012 by

The previously scheduled Basic CPR course scheduled for August 31st has been cancelled.

A community Healthcare Provider class has been set for Friday September 14th from 0900 till 1:00. This course is geared for nurses and persons in the healthcare industry.

Class fee is $40.00. Participants must be registered and paid by September 7th.
Call Tia Reid, RN, BSN at 460-3509 with questions.


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