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Little Bottoms Diaper Drive To Benefit HopePlace

August 7th, 2012 by

HOPEPLACE is a faith based crisis pregnancy center. It is the goal of the centers to mentor young, expectant mothers and help them make those important decisions that will affect them and their unborn babies.

Once the baby is born, moms are encouraged to participate in a number of educational classes offered by the centers. With each class attended, they will receive “mommy bucks” or points with which they can “purchase” things from the “baby store” located at the centers. It is stocked with everything the baby will need, including diapers.

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Drew HEALTH Recognizes Child Eye Safety Month

August 6th, 2012 by

August is National Child Eye Health and Safety month. Each year, thousands of children 5 and under have eye accidents at home, at play, or in the car. These eye injuries can damage a child’s sight and even cause blindness. The Prevent Blindness in America organization states that ninety percent of these accidents are preventable. The most common causes of eye injuries to children include: Read the rest of this entry »

Friday Forest Fire Destroys 179 Acres, South of Drew County

August 6th, 2012 by

The Arkansas Forestry Commission battled a 179 acre woods fire, just south of Drew County, on Berea road in Ashley County.

AFC brought in 6 dozers and a spotter plane to battle the blaze, with the help of 3 local fire depts.

The dozer photo is courtesy of

The smoke photo is from a MLive reader who saw several fire and emergency vehicles turning onto Goose Hollow Road, from HWY 425 South.

UAM Announces Fall Registration Schedule

August 5th, 2012 by

The University of Arkansas at Monticello has announced registration dates for the fall semester at its campuses in Monticello, Crossett and McGehee.

Registration for first-time freshmen will be held Monday, August 20 at all three campuses. All first-time freshmen must attend orientation sessions on their respective campuses. Freshmen at the Monticello campus will be mailed specific details regarding times and locations for their orientation sessions. First-time freshmen and new transfer students at the Crossett and McGehee campuses will attend orientation sessions at 1 p.m. in the Student Centers on each campus.

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Residence Destroyed by Morning Fire

August 4th, 2012 by

The fire at this mobile home, located on Vincent Lane, of off HWY 425 North, was reported to the Monticello Fire Dept. around 8:20, Saturday morning.

Firefighters and trucks responded, but the residence was a total loss.

Dr. Jack Lassiter’s Toast & Roast for Historical Society

August 4th, 2012 by

Judge Sam Bird Roasts Lassiter from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Richard Reinhart Reminises from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Mark McElroy Introduces Mike Layfield from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

DMH CEO Layfield Diagnoses Dr. Lassiter from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Leigh Lassiter Counts, “My Dad” from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Mayor Maxwell Toasts Lassiter’s Accomplishments from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Dr. Jack Lassiter Responds to Roasters from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Yard of the Month Announced

August 3rd, 2012 by

Mike and Mildred McGinnis were awarded the Yard of the Month honor for the work they’ve done at their Glenwood Drive home.

Glenda Nichols of the Chamber of Commerce made the presentation, Friday, which was decided by the Town & Country Garden Club.

Mike and Mildred want to express their appreciation to Fuller’s Lawn & Garden and Joe Bonfanti, for their assistance in achieving this honor

To nominate someone for Yard of the Month, call the Chamber at 367-6741.

New Name, New Facilities, for Former “Business of the Year”

August 3rd, 2012 by

Drew County Developmental Disabilities Council has officially changed their agency’s  name from to “Advantages of Southeast Arkansas, Inc.”

The children’s center will change from Sesame School to “Discovery Children’s Center”.  Also, the adult center will no longer be The Other Way, but is changing to “Discovery Skills Center”.

The public is invited to the grand opening/ribbon cutting for their new facilities at South Hyatt & East College St., on August 28 at 1pm.


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