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Walmart Foundation Grant to Aid In Diaper Drive Effort

September 7th, 2012 by

HopePlace Crisis Pregnancy Center recently received a $1000.00 grant from the Walmart Foundation. The money will be used to purchase diapers for the Little Bottoms Diaper Drive. HopePlace has partnered with local businesses and churches in Drew and Bradley counties in a community wide effort to get a year’s supply of diapers for the center. The diaper drive will continue through September with drop-off locations at Calvary Baptist and Second Baptist Churches in Monticello and First Baptist in Warren. Donations from other businesses, organizations and individuals will be greatly appreciated. All size diapers are needed.

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Early Morning Fire Destroys Oakland St. Residence

September 6th, 2012 by

Around 5:30, this morning, MPD dispatch received a call reporting a house fire on East Oakland St., near it’s intersection with Rose St.

MFD firefighters quickly responded to battle the blaze, the the structure was fully engulfed when the fire was reported.

MPD blocked off Oakland St. for approximately an hour, due to the blaze.


Charles Searcy, County Treasurer – “Third Party Perspective” – Editorial

September 6th, 2012 by

MLive usually doesn’t post editorials, but the discussion about Charles Searcy’s upcoming position as Drew County Treasurer has drawn an amazing amount of debate.

With over 30 comments posted, it seems all positions on this topic have been thoroughly discussed;  but here are a few that deserve to be mentioned.  Read the rest of this entry »


3 Elections in Drew County in Next 2 Months

September 6th, 2012 by

It’s almost time to GO VOTE, and then GO VOTE, and then GO VOTE.

There are 3 unrelated election days approaching Drew County in the next 2 months.
September 18, Drew Central School Board Election,
October 9, the Drew Memorial Hospital Millage Extension, and
November 6, Nationwide general election.

Here’s more information on each individual election…….

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“America’s Most Wanted” Arrested in Monticello

September 5th, 2012 by

On Tuesday, September 4th, Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober was contacted by an agent with the United States Marshal’s Service, based out of Little Rock, asking for assistance in the apprehension of a fugitive, Jonathan Jamel May, who is suspected of two counts of first degree murder and three counts of attempted murder in Detroit, Michigan. Sheriff Gober then contacted Monticello Police Chief Eddy Deaton and advised him of the situation.

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Hurricane Isaac – In Perspective, by a Local Resident with LA Roots

September 4th, 2012 by

Some of you may be familiar with the “Shrimp Guy” that sells fresh gulf shrimp from time to time on the parking lot of ReMax. That guy is Todd Tassin and I am proud to say that he is my brother-in-law. He and his family live in Slidell, La just outside of New Orleans. He sustained knee deep water in his house from Issac. They are having to get rid of everything that was touched by the water as God only knows what the water brings in and he has three small girls.

This is the pile of stuff in front of his house after three days of gutting the house and ripping out sheetrock. Almost every house in his neighborhood looks like this. Police have to guard the entrance to his neighborhood to make sure people can’t just come take items from their piles as the insurance adjusters have to come inspect them before anything can be disposed of in any way.

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Hunter Graduates From Air Force Basic Training

September 4th, 2012 by

Edward Hunter, Jr. completed basic military training for the United States Air Force on August 24, 2012 at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas. As a member of the 326 TRS FLT 545 of the 737th Training Group, he completed training with a rank of E3 Airman First Class.

Hunter is a 2011 graduate of Drew Central High School and a native of Wilmar Arkansas. His parents are Edward and Sasha Hunter of Wilmar; grandparents are James and Alice Hunter, Erma Jones and the late Hubert Smith all of Wilmar.

Hunter will continue technical training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls Texas where he will receive training as an aircraft mechanic.


2nd Grade Class Participates In Counting Activities

September 4th, 2012 by

Mr. McRae’s 2nd grade class participating in first week counting activities. The students were given a square piece of foil approx 3″x3″ and had to brainstorm on how to design a boat that would hold a maximum number of pennies. There were 2 rounds of competition where modifications could be made to their boats. The winners designed 2 boats that held 64 total pennies.

Pictured are the winners of the “penny-boat” competition with their first thought of design. Pictured from left are: Delaney White, Hope Sass, and Will Watson.


Report from the Legislature – # 39

September 3rd, 2012 by

Greetings from the Arkansas Legislature! The diversity of issues the legislature must investigate in such a short time span is mindboggling! Yet there is still so much to accomplish!

This reporting period we received an interesting and yet disheartening report about hunger and its effect on our school population. According to the report, seven out of ten Arkansas teachers (73%) say too many school-age children come to school hungry regularly because they aren’t getting enough food to eat at home, regardless of the cause. Kids are the innocent “victims” here.

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County Labor Day Closings

September 3rd, 2012 by

The Drew County Courthouse and road and sanitation departments will be closed Monday, September, because of Labor Day.

Please note that Monday sanitation routes will be run on Tuesday; Tuesday routes will be run on Wednesday; Wednesday routes will be run on Thursday; Thursday routes will be run on Friday.”


BRADLEY COUNTY FARM SERVICE AGENCY OFFICIALLY CLOSING

September 2nd, 2012 by

Linda Newkirk, State Executive Director for the Arkansas State Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced that as of September 6, 2012, the Bradley County FSA office will be officially closed. From this date forward, all FSA program services will be provided by the Drew County FSA office unless a producer has elected to transfer his/her records to another county. The Drew County FSA office is located at 419 West Gaines Street, Monticello and the phone number is 870-367-8400.

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UAM DEFENSE SETS NEW RECORD IN 78-0 WIN

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.

SalineRiverChronicle.com 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


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