El Dorado Spring 2014
Lucky’s Of Monticello
Gibson & Keith
Queen City Furniture Co.
Time & Temp
NorthSide Baptist Church
War Eagle Boats
State Farm David Funderburg
Seark Sod Farm
Scripture Of The Day
Monticello Tire (Goodyear)
Rob’s Rims & Tires 2
Secure Storage 2
Holiday Inn Express
Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)
Glen’s Locks & Keys
Head of the Class
South Arkansas Business Solutions
LifeShare No Date
Razorback Body Shop
Patricia Mays spoke to the city council, following up from her earlier visit, presenting a proposed private school, to be built at Jordan Park.
After a 15 minute discussion, the council agreed to a land lease with the school, pending that the specifics of the agreement can be worked out.
Mays told the group that the school plans to be in class this fall.
“I was born and raised on same property we’re living on now. This 180 acres of land has never been bought or sold, it was homesteaded by my family. It goes back to my Great Great Granddaddy. I’m the 5th generation farming this land.” – Thad Mitchell
Thad and Nikki Mitchell, along with their six year old son, Colton, have settled on the family land to continue with the farming tradition and raise their family. This year, they have been selected as Farm Family of the Year for Drew County.
The Monticello City Council voted to accept a bid for the purchase of a 2013 Freightliner garbage truck during Monday night’s meeting. The bid for the truck came in at $217,913.00.
The Mt. Zion Water Association continued its efforts to be accepted into the Monticello City Water System during the City Council meeting.
Those interested should come by and ask for Ms Nikki or Ms Sherrie or call 367-1240.
The Drew County Sheriff’s Dept. arrested Michael Walls, Saturday, following the issuance of a warrant, alleging that a juvenile female had been sexually assaulted.
Walls is being held in the Drew County Detention Facility,after his first appearance, Monday, where his bondwas set at $100,000.
The City Council voted unanimously to allow Mayor Allen Maxwell to begin advertising for bids for the fire station to be built at the W.C. Whaley lot.
The Council also voted to combine CD’s and budgeted items that have not, or will not be used this year, in order to fund the deficit in the Sadie Johnson Building Fund.
Last week, in the Drew County Circuit Court, the 3 juveniles, charged as adults for the attempted capital murder of a local man, and the theft of his truck and gun, all entered “not guilty” pleas, waived arraignment, and asked for jury trials.
Erica Nicole Wise, a graduating MHS senior has been awarded a Collegiate Scholars Award from Arkansas Tech University.
Erica is the daughter of Jeremiah and Lauren Foster, and plans to be a business education major.
Cindy Flemister ( 3rd grade), Angela Chambers (5th grade), and Shawn Curtis ( 7th grade) are not only winners of the Drew Central Book Fair Hula Contest but also good sports. For two weeks before the book fair, students could bring money to put in their favorite teacher’s collection box. At the end of the two weeks, the teacher with the most money won the opportunity to teach in a Hula outfit for the day. The teachers were also awarded the money that was collected in their boxes to spend in the book fair to build their class library.
According to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober, a deputy responded to a theft call at a residence located on Highway 425 North, Thursday. The owner of the residence reported that several yard ornaments and decorations were missing.
The Monticello Fire & Rescue Team was paged out around 6:45 this morning, when the driver of this southbound Nissan Altima lost control of the vehicle in a curve, 2 miles north of Montongo, crossing the line, and rolling into the far ditch.
The driver was walking at the scene, but was transported to Drew Memorial Hospital by MASI as a precaution. The Drew County Sheriff’s Dept. worked the wreck. Affordable Towing removed the vehicle.
Last week the Drew County Extension Homemakers Council awarded three $1,000 scholarships to area students. The students were Iesha Smith,
the daughter of Earnest and Miyoshi Smith, a Senior from Drew Central, Shiloh Gober, the son of Mark Gober and Billie Gober, a Senior at Monticello High School and Haley Woods, daughter of Jackie Bennett and Tommy Woods, a student at UAM.
Wilson is Arkansas’s nominee for National Teacher of the Year and will spend the 2012-2013 school year working at the Department of Education as a special advisor.
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Superintendent Wayne Fawcett recommended that the Drew Central School Board withdraw its appeal of fiscal distress after his discussions with the ADE over the past week. Superintendent Fawcett said that he explained to the ADE the plans the District were putting in place, and the best approach is to let the plan begin to work.
The Drew Central School Board approved the 2012-2013 school calendar, which includes an entire week off for Thanksgiving.
The Board also accepted the resignation of High School choir teacher Leslyn Jacks, and voted to hire Melissa Vincent as DCHS Principal. They approved Mike Johnston to be the interim superintendent for the 2012-2013 school year.
Gov. Mike Beebe annoumced this morning that he has appointed Shelia Lampkin, of Monticello, to the Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Advisory Council, To serve at the will of the governor, in this newly formed position.
Dan Degges (left) of Crossett, a senior history major at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, won the Academic Olympics sponsored recently by UAM’s Zeta chapter of Alpha Chi national collegiate honor society. Douglas Cagle (right) of Ratcliff, a senior pre-med major, placed second in the competition. Third place went to Dedra Duttenhoffer (not pictured) of Crossett, a senior accounting major. Students in the competition went through two rounds of questions. The first round included 20 questions pertaining to each student’s academic major. The final round was comprised of general studies questions.
CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International) announced that Drew County Developmental Disabilities has been accredited for a period of three years for all programs.
Students, faculty and staff at the University of Arkansas at Monticello planted a yellow poplar tree at the center of campus last week in observance of Arbor Day, a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care.
The students at Monticello Middle School kicked off their first week of raising canned goods in support of Stamp Out Hunger for the National Association of Letter Carriers. The students of Mr. Abbott’s homeroom class raised 29 cans this first week. MMS will continue to support this greatly needed cause for two more weeks.
The Food Drive will take place on May 12, 2012. If you are interested in participating, Monticello city residents can leave canned goods by the mailbox or in the mailbox before the usual mail deliver time on the 12th of May and the carrier will pick it up. If you have a child at Monticello Middle School, please send canned goods in support of your child helping this cause.
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First Presbyterian Church
AM Rental & Sales
Cash Saver Food Outlet
Ray Ryburn Real Estate
Reliable Truck & Tire
Monticello Animal Clinic
Heavenly Care Detail
Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC
The Guest House
Brown Calhoun Store
Southern Quality Construction
Bone’s Auto Parts
Reggie’s Lock & Key
Immanuel Baptist Church
Cass Martin Realty
2. DMH Shrum
Cedar Hills Apartments
Drew Outdoor & Casual Wear
Rob’s Rims & Tires 1
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