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Drew HEALTH Hosts Bike Safety Clinic at Boys & Girls Club

July 2nd, 2013 by


The Drew HEALTH Coalition recenmtly hosted an injury prevention event at the Boys and Girls Club.

Lacye Vance, ATC, Recreational Safety Analyst for the Statewide Injury Prevention Program from the University of Arkansas for Medical Services came to speak to the children about Bike Safety.

The children watched an educational video about Bike Safety and then each child was fitted for a helmet.

There were about 35 students present. The Drew HEALTH Coalition would like to thank Ms. Vance and the University of Arkansas for Medical Services for educating the children on Bike Safety and for providing helmets for all of the children.

Windy Hills Area Woods Fire

July 2nd, 2013 by

zzThe Monticello Fire Dept. and Arkansas Forestry Commission responded to a woods fire in the Windy Hills area of Old Hwy 13, Saturday afternoon, around 1 pm.zy

zxFire fighters battled the blaze, and had it contained, controlled, and extinguished in approximately an hour.

No structures were harmed, and only an estimated acre of weeds was damaged.

Photos provided by MLive readers.

Local Student Selected to Participate in National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine

July 1st, 2013 by

zxStephen “Stevie” Richardson has been selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine this summer. The 10-day forum is designed to introduce students like Stevie to a variety of concepts in public health, medical ethics, research, and general practice. Students participate in site visits to medical schools and clinical facilities.

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Happy Birthday

July 1st, 2013 by

zzHappy Birthday Brandi Collier!


Mom, Steve, Sylvia, Tim, Emma, Pete, Keith, Christina, Jack, Jenny, Cliff, Jeff, Jay, Jaxon, Alexee, and Stevie!


2,000,000 Pageviews in 6 Months

July 1st, 2013 by

zy reached a new milestone, Sunday, when we received our 2 millionth “click” in a 6 month period.

In recognition of this accomplishment, MLive promoted a “Click, call, & win” over the weekend.

001Keba Brown saw the “CALL NOW” post, Sunday around 7:30 pm; was the first caller; and won $100 from MLive.

Other recent accomplishments include having stories and photos picked up by ESPN (NFL DWI charge), CNN (DWI 3 & 4 case), Good Morning America (tornado damage), and all Little Rock TV news depts.

Local Taco Bell Purchased by K-MAC Enterprises

July 1st, 2013 by

tacoMonticello’s Taco Bell has recently been purchased by K-MAC Enterprises, of Ft. Smith.

z tacoK-MAC is a franchise of Taco Bell® and KFC® restaurants, and operates restaurants in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas and Indiana.

Sources have reported that all local employees will transfer to the new company.


Marlins Swim Meet, Saturday Photos

June 30th, 2013 by

zyTeams from Camden, Crossett, Hope, Mena, Monticello, Pine Bluff, and Warren competed at Monticello, Saturday. zxThis is a smaller meet because many of the swimmers are participating in an AAU sanctioned meet in Bryant, to qualify for the Junior Olympics that will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan the week of July 20.

MHS Class of 2003 Reunion Planned

June 30th, 2013 by

001Monticello High School’s class of 2003 upcoming 10 year class reunion has been scheduled for October 4 & 5th.

Like our class Facebook page at “Class of 2003 MHS- 10 year reunion” for further details and updates.

Please email your contact information to .

HWY 425 & Business Traffic

June 30th, 2013 by


This tractor and equipment traveling between farm sites on HWY 425 serves as a reminder of local farmers investments in the local economy.  It just shows us once again that “Ag business is still Big Business.

Legislative Report

June 28th, 2013 by

Greetings! Last week we talked about the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarships, also known as the “lottery scholarships”. This week we’ll look at some other scholarships available to qualifying Arkansas students.

The other scholarship program receiving the most space in the media lately has been the Arkansas Health Education Grant Program. This attention is due to many applicants being informed they would receive these scholarships and then later informed some applicants would not after all, due to a funding shortage. Recipients were naturally distressed because they had made plans according to the first notification and now were unsure as to their status and financing.

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New Fairgrounds Livestock Barn Completed

June 28th, 2013 by


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The new Livestock Barn has been completed, and will be in use for this year’s fair.

“Country Nights, Carnival Lights” is the theme of the 2013 Drew County Fair & Livestock Show.

This year’s fair dates are Sept. 16-21. with the Fair Pageants and talent show scheduled for Sept. 9-14

A Junior Fair Board has been formed and will be assisting with this year’s fair.

Remember to start planning your exhibits, now.  The County Extension Office can provide information to help you.

Also, make plans to include your business, club, or organization in the Commercial Booth area.  Call Brenda Reed at 723-6740 to reserve your booth.

“The Great Race” Coming to Monticello, Thursday

June 27th, 2013 by

z great_race005Around 12:50 p.m., Thursday, more than 100 vintage cars will pass through the downtown area, in one-minute intervals, as participants in The Great Race make a scheduled lunch stop in Monticello.

The Great Race,  as part of the ‘Back to the 50s’ car show, will weave participants through ten states down the Mississippi River as they make their way to the Gulf of Mexico. Participants will cross the river a dozen times before finally finishing the race in Mobile, Ala. on Sunday, June 30.

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City Council Hears Vicious Dog Ordinance, but Takes No Action

June 27th, 2013 by

z dogsTuesday evening at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, the Monticello City Council reviewed an ordinance that would establish guidelines for owning and controlling dangerous dogs in the City.

The ordinance would not ban any specific breed from the city. It would, however provide requirements for owners of Pit Bulls that go beyond the requirements for owners of other dog breeds.

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12 Year Olds Win Conway Tournament for State Title

June 26th, 2013 by

z team

Front row left to right: Jakari Bagwell, Scout Echols, Bralyn Owens, Dallas Harvey, Carter Herring

Middle row left to right: Gabriel Martens, Heath Hayes, Mason Morgan, Ansin Lattimore, Colton Oltmann,

Back row left to right: Coach Matt Echols, Coach Jerry Martens, Coach Ryan Morgan, Coach Steve Harvey, Coach Jamaal Jones

13 Year Old All-Stars Win USSSA State Championship

June 26th, 2013 by

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The Monticello 13U All Stars won the USSSA State Championship this past weekend at Conway Station Park.

Back Row, L to R: Coach David English, Sam English, Randy Rawls, Colby Stephens, Coach Bart McKinzie, Logan McKinzie and Coach Tim Bitely.

Front Row, L to R: Jackson Grant, Devin Burton, Alex Powell, Preston Arrington and Ryan Bitely.

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