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Improvements Planned for Sr. Center

September 26th, 2012 by

The council also approved to move forward with renovations of the Senior Citizen Center. The Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas will facilitate the grant and upcoming public meeting on the center. The grant coming from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission covers 100 percent of the renovations. The center must offer senior activities and services though to be in compliance

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TV’s Ratzenberger Visits Monticello on Political Tour

September 26th, 2012 by

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John Ratzenberger, the actor who played Cliff Clavin on Cheers, hosted the Made in America series on the Travel Channel, and has voiced many animated characters visited Monticello, Thursday as a part of Americans for Prosperity political bus tour, “Obama’s Failing Agenda Tour”, last week.  Most of his presentation is included in the videos.

Drugs Seized In Route to Monticello

September 25th, 2012 by

According to Sheriff Mark Gober, on the morning of Thursday, September 13th, at approximately 6:30 AM, members of the Drew County Sheriff’s Department stopped a vehicle on Highway 138 traveling west towards Monticello.

During a search of the passengers, deputies discovered approximately 6.9 grams of a white crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine also known as “Ice.”

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Gamma Beta Chapter Of Delta Kappa Gamma Held It’s First Meeting

September 25th, 2012 by

Left to right on the pictures are Joy Graham, Laura Ferguson, Cathy Long Kappa State President, Trudy Jackson, Cindy Luper, Jerrielynn Mapp, Eva Arrington

The Gamma Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma held it’s first meeting September 15 at The Monticello Country Club. The meeting’s guest speaker was Cathy Long Kappa State President. She addressed new bylaws being voted on and shared information about the regional conference.

One Monticello Life – Kelsie Adcock – Miss Drew County

September 24th, 2012 by

Most people when standing in front of a crowd on stage with the task of talking or presenting tend to freeze up or lose composure. With the weight of competing thrown into the mix that person’s focus must heighten to possess the ability to take on the task, avoid the distractions, maintain their stature and present what is necessary.

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Go, Hogs, Go! Literally, Re-post by Request

September 24th, 2012 by

The City of Monticello allows residents to keep dogs, cats, chickens, horses and any other pet or farm animal; except for pigs and hogs.

However, there is a resident who owns hogs.  The city has recently spoken with him several times, and he has promised to have them removed this weekend.

So today we can say “Go, Hogs, Go”, and not just because the Razorbacks are playing football.

Report from the Legislature

September 24th, 2012 by

September is fleeting and many subjects are being discussed and debated at the Capitol. I will just share a few with you that relate more directly to folks in southeast Arkansas.

The state’s lottery scholarship program is having problems partially due to decreased lottery ticket sales that may create a projected shortfall in the lottery scholarship program. At the present rate scholarship awards for this year are projected to exceed lottery revenues. Unspent lottery funds will take care of this year, but there is no plan in place for deal with future deficits.

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Ryburn Staff “Step Up to the Plate” for Charity with “Dunk Your Favorite Saleman”

September 24th, 2012 by

Ryburn Motor Company salesmen spent last week at the Drew County Fair, IN THE DUNKING BOOTH.

All money raised will go to local charities, and friends and customers had the pleasure of dunking their favorite salesman, for only $1 a ball.

Here are a few of the photo.

Remember Ryburn provides Sales, Service, and Community Support

Advantages Enrolling Adult Students

September 24th, 2012 by

Advantages of Southeast AR, Inc. is currently enrolling adults at the Discovery Skills Center located at 168 W. College in Monticello.

Individuals will be assisted with learning skills in household management, safety, money management, and self-care.

Qualifying adults must have a diagnosis of an intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, autism or seizure disorder.

Transportation is offered in Drew County, Warren and Star City. For more information, call Angie Sowell at 870-367-6825.

September Is National Fruit And Veggies-More Matters Month

September 23rd, 2012 by

“Mom, Dad, I’m hungry!”

How many times a day do parents hear those words? Unfortunately, children don’t always reach for healthy snacks, and the junk food habit can lead to long term health problems including obesity, or being overweight.

Being overweight is a major risk factor for heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. These chronic diseases accounted for 7 of every 10 deaths, and affect the quality of life of 90 million Americans according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Happy 18th Birthday

September 23rd, 2012 by

Happy 18th Birthday to Iesha Smith.

Iesha is celebrating her 18th birthday, today 

Iesha, continue to keep GOD first and do your best in all that you do.

We love you very much,and wish you a happy birthday.

Love, Momma Miyoshi and Your Big Brother, Ramone.

Fair Night Drawing Money Winners

September 22nd, 2012 by

Lindsay Owens’ ticket was drawn out of the barrel, Tuesday night, earning her the Drew County Fair’s $25 nightly prize,

Wednesday night, Janice Cater’s ticket was pulled to earn her the $25 prize.  Lindsay Baker, shown here with Luke, was the lucky person, Thursday night.

Friday night, Bruce Savage had 25 reasons to be glad he went to the fair.

The final winner, Saturday night was Judy Langley.

Billies Win Over Star City, 28-27

September 22nd, 2012 by

The Monticello Sr. Billies won their first conference game of the year, Friday night, as they traveled to Star City, to challenge the hometown Bulldogs.

KHBM sportscasters Lee Busby and Paul Griffin described the game as watching the Billies mature as a tem, as they battled the Bulldogs in a very even match-up, based on the statistics.a

The Billies travel south to Hamburg, nest Friday, to challenge the Lions.


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