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More Alligators Captured in Area

August 27th, 2012 by

In June, the Game & Fish Commission were called to help capture a live alligator on Alma Street, in the western portion of Dermott, not far from the Drew County line.

Mark Barbee and Michael Shepherd, both of Monticello, of AG&F are shown here restraining the gator, to transport it to a “safer” area.

This video of an alligator being captured, taken near Lake Wallace in May, 2011, has been views almost 3,000 times.

 Another alligator was found in August near Tillar.

Alligator Caught by AG&F in Drew County in May from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.


Monticello Memories – History of Drew County’s EHC Clubs

August 25th, 2012 by

While many younger folks mistakenly think of the Extension Homemakers Clubs as a group of “little old ladies who meet, eat, sew, swap recipes and make crafts”, they are sadly misinformed. EHC has an educational program that coves a gauntlet of topics from child care issues to healthy eating, to financial advice, to exercise programs and a myriad of other notable subjects to meet someone’s needs.

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Community Education To Offer Wide Slate Of Non-Credit Courses For Fall

August 25th, 2012 by

Non-credit courses in topics ranging from self-defense to photography will be offered this fall by the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Department of Community Education.

“Whether you are looking to sharpen your computer skills or for ways to get in shape, we have something for just about everyone,” stated Memorie Dickson, program coordinator.

Classes for fall 2012 include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Dance Fitness plus Toning, Zumba, Shooting Portraits with Artificial Lighting, Self-Defense for Women, The Creative Camera, How to Take Better Photographs, Energy Saving Do It Yourself, Reading Like a Writer (to Become a Better Writer), Understanding State and Local Government, and Digital Image Processing Using Adobe Photoshop.

For detailed information about courses, including dates, times and fees, visit the UAM website.” Space is limited in many classes so early registration is encouraged. To register, call (870) 460-1327.


Tommy Maxwell, Guest Columnist in Arkansas Business

August 24th, 2012 by

The weekly edition of Arkansas Business has long been considered the leading source of news and information for business in Arkansas.

This week’s edition includes an article/editorial by a guest columnist, Tommy Maxwell, of Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, who credited his staff for their efforts in the writing of the article.

Another recent edition of Arkansas Business featured southeast Arkansas bankers uniting in the current economy, and included a photo of Union Bank’s Dave Dickson on the cover.


MBA Fall Baseball League for 12-14 Year Olds, Registration

August 24th, 2012 by

The Monticello Baseball Association will be holding a registration for their fall baseball league, Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 5-7 pm at the City Park pavilion.

The fall league is open for 13 and 14 year olds, and 12 year olds that will be moving up from Cal Ripken.

Registration fee is $25/player.

All games will be on Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 4 and continue until Oct. 30.

The draft will be held on Aug. 31, with no tryouts. For more information, contact Kevin Lindsey at 723-4263.


Rescue Helicopter Lands in Selma for Chicot Deputy Sheriff

August 23rd, 2012 by

Wednesday around 6:30 pm, Air-Evac landed a rescue helicopter at Selma’s Rosenwald School to pick up a 52 year old Chicot County deputy sheriff, who had fallen, while working on a 10 ft. deer stand, on his day off.

The deputy reportedly suffered broken arms, but was not in a life-threatinin condition.  No report was available this morning.

This was Air-Evac Lifestream’s fourth “on scene” rescue in Drew County.  The other included
an early morning Black Friday landing on HWY 278 East in 2009,
a log truck crash on HWY 35 East, and
an ATV wreck, near Lacey.


Monticello Pee Wee Football Registration – Saturday

August 23rd, 2012 by

The Monticello PeeWee Football League will have registration on Saturday, August 25, at Hyatt Field. Registration is open to all area youth in the 1st through 6th grade. Flag football is available for 1st and 2nd graders. Tackle football and cheerleading is available for 3rd through 6th graders. Athletes may register online at www.monticellopeeweefootball.com.

All 3rd – 6th grade football players must come to Hyatt Field on Saturday, August 25 to be weighed.

This is the 8th year that the league has been in existance. The league was established to provide all area youth the opportunity to learn the game of football and cheerleading. All games are played at Hyatt Field with no travel required.

The Monticello Peewee Football League is not associated with any school district, and believes that if basic football skills are taught, the athletes can adapt to any system that they may participate in.


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