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Sunrise Glare Causes Close Call for Driver

March 3rd, 2013 by

Around 7:30, Sunday morning, the driver of this Chrysler PT Cruiser was driving into the sunrise, when the glare caused him to travel too far onto the shoulder of Barkada Road.

The Chrysler could’ve easily overturned, as it narrowly missed the deep culverts in the area.

Dan’s Towing removed the vehicle, Monticello PD worked the wreck scene.


Monticello Memories – Tour of the Museum -1

March 3rd, 2013 by

This March, 2013, offering will begin a series that will give you a room-by-room tour of our own Drew County Historical Museum. I hope you will enjoy these entries and will stop by the museum yourself to peruse its treasures face-to-face.

The museum itself was formerly known as the Cavaness house for those of you who never knew, or have forgotten, its beginnings. Newlyweds Garvin W. Cavaness and his wife, Pattie Phenton Wells, began construction of their home in 1906.

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SouthArk Slugfest Brings Baseball Action to Monticello – Billies Place 3rd

March 3rd, 2013 by

The Monticello Billies hosted the annual SouthArk Slugfest, this weekend,  featuring eight area high school baseball teams.

The 2 day, 14 game tournament included Monticello, Hamburg, Crossett,  Camden (Fairview), Camden-Harmony Grove, Stuttgart, Dewitt and Smackover.

Camden Fairview scored 6 in the 1st inning to lead them to a 15-3 victory over Dewitt, in the final game.  Gamden’s 11th and 12th runs were scored on the same play in the 4th inning (shown above).  Dewitt battled until the end, scoring their 3 runs in the final inning, at MHS Field.

Monticello defeated Stuttgart 9-2, after 5 innings, to win the consolation game, at Burlington Field.


Monticello Music Club Announces March Meeting – Tuesday

March 3rd, 2013 by

The March meeting of the Monticello Music Club will be held Tuesday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church. The program will feature music from the great Broadway musical “Showboat”. Performers on the program will include Cara Akin, Kevin Henry, Ashley Gonzalez, Bobby Brown, Craig Grantham and Kathy Lyon. The Monticello High School Madrigals, under the direction of club member Bennie Vincent, will also be performing. The Junior Club student performer will be Katelyn Bayliss, a piano student of Mrs. Beverly Lobitz.


Jessica Wishard represented the Jr. Club last moth, by playing and singing a song she composed..

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Happy Birthday

March 2nd, 2013 by

Happy 1st Birthday, Kendall Moore!

You have brought so much joy to our lives in just one year! We look for to many more years of laughter, love and memories!

Love,
Mommy, Daddy & Your Sissy’s.


Problems Presented by Parole / Probation Program Plague Court Precedings

March 1st, 2013 by

Drew County currently does not have an active parole / probation case officer dedicated for the county’s offenders. Currently, officers designated for other counties are covering Drew County, on top of their regular responsibilities. 

When questions about probation case in Circuit Court Monday, Judge Gibson said that was under the impression the each officer had a maximum case load of 25.  Court testimony later reflected that total has been increased up to 60.

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$100 Prize for News Tip to MLive

February 28th, 2013 by

This fatal crash where the State Police investiagated the driver of an asphault truck jumping from his truck, causing the death of a driver of a mini-van was the best news tip for the month of October.

 

The $100 prize was donated by the news tip caller of Hope Place family Center, for pregnancy care and counseling.


Farming Group Donates $5,000 to Baptist Home and Vera Lloyd Pres. Home

February 28th, 2013 by

The Arkansas Baptist Home for Children and Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Home for Children received a special gift, recently, thanks to local farmer, Brian Smith, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities.

Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides farmers in eligible counties the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice. To further support counties declared natural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to drought this year, winning farmers in these counties are able to direct double donations, a total of $5,000.

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Tiner Appointed to County Board

February 27th, 2013 by

Mark Tiner, of Union Bank, has been appointed to served Drew County on the public facilities board.

Tiner replaces Charlie Searcy, who was elected to serve as county treasurer.

Tiner was appointed by the county judge, with the approval of the Quorum Court.


In Memory of a Friend

February 27th, 2013 by

Mrs. Betty, as an employee of Guesthouse and Greystone Manor, touched many lives. 

She was a friend of the residents in that facility, and an important part of the families of those residents.

Like many other people in the caretaking field, Mrs. Betty never new how many people’s lives she touched.


Collectors Office Accepting Credit / Debit Card Payments

February 27th, 2013 by

For your convenience, the Drew County Tax Collectors Office is now accepting Credit Card payments, for delinquent taxes and beginning March 1, on the Current 2012 Tax Year, according toTonya Loveless, Drew County Tax Collector.

Please note that there will be a 2.49% service charged by the supplier that will be applied to your tax payment amount for using your Credit Card.

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Heat Advisory

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7:43 PM CDT on July 27, 2015
Expires:
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Tomorrow is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as today.
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Monday 07/27 0%
High 100° / Low 77°
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Clear. Lows overnight in the upper 70s.
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Tuesday 07/28 0%
High 98° / Low 77°
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Sunshine and some clouds. High 98F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

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