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Insecure Home Security Salesmen Invade Monticello

August 29th, 2012 by

Recently, a young door-to-door salesman came to my home, representing the “cutting edge” home security firm Vivint. I heard his sales pitch and promises, along with his list of satisfied customers.  I’m glad I didn’t purchase his promises, since the next day I asked the MPD officer he described as a “satisfied customer” with Vivint, and he told me he had never met (or done business) with them.

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Ward Leads MHS Golf Team to Victory

August 29th, 2012 by

Tucker Ward had the best score of the day with a 37 at the Monticello Country Club Golf Course..

The MHS Golf Team was missing a few players Tuesday, but that did not slow them down as they took 1st place at the Monticello Country Club Golf Course. Tucker Ward was the boys medalist, and Anna St. John was the medalist for the ladies. The team also had the 3rd place golfer, Jay Kent Gates. Rounding out the team was Jake Johnson. Once again the team outscored the number 2 team by over 20 strokes.

Chaney Richards of Hermitage was the 2nd place golfer.


City Records 449 Water Leaks Since 2007, Considering “New Main & Meters” Project

August 28th, 2012 by

Ongoing issues with the city’s water system led to an indepth discussion at the August City Council meeting.

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Local Teen Wins 3rd in National 4-H Competition

August 28th, 2012 by

Matthew Spencer, 17, a resident of Drew County and a member of the local Koinonia 4-H club, recently placed third in the nation in the 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program’s competition held at Texas A & M and King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas.

His team placed third in the national team competition, as well. This is the first time in the history of Arkansas 4-H that any individual member or any team from Arkansas has placed in the top three at the national level.

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DC Teacher Honored by Governor & Commissioner of Education

August 28th, 2012 by

Drew Central fourth grade teacher, Eva Arrington, was recently honored by Governor Mike Beebe and Dr. Tom Kimbrell, Commissioner of Education at the Arkansas Department of Education.

A reception was held for the Arkansas Class of 2011 National Board Certified Teachers at the Double Tree Hotel in Little Rock. Dr. Kimbrell’s message to teachers was for teachers to share their accomplished teaching practices with other teachers at their districts.

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Mobile Home Fire on Tara Lane, Friday

August 28th, 2012 by

The Monticello Fire Dept. responded to a mobile home fire, Friday afternoon, around 2:15.

The residence was located on Tara Lane, off of Florence Road.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

At the same time, the Forestry Commission and Selma Fire Dept. were reporting to a woodes fire around Sixteen Section Road.

Photo submitted by MLive reader.


Classes Underway at Monticello Adult Education/WAGE Center

August 27th, 2012 by

Classes have begun at the Adult Education Center which is located at 809 Hwy. 278 East (Workforce Training Center.)

Instructors are available Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 3:00pm. On Fridays, classes are from 8:00am to 11:30am. Also, for anyone who cannot attend during the day, classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Classes are free to the public. Open entry/open exit.

English As A Second Language classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at First United Methodist Church on Main Street. The times are 6:00pm to 8:00pm. These classes will begin on Monday, September 10th.

For more information about the program, feel free to call (870) 367-4070.


Report from the Legislature – #37

August 27th, 2012 by

Greetings! The first two weeks in August brought some very stress-filled debates to the legislature. In spite of several other noteworthy issues under study, it is highly evident that the two most important issues now, and in 2013, are health care and education. However, I am reminded that this is, and rightly should be, an annual trend. What issues are more important than our health and our children? The real problem lies in how to best serve both.

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CPR Class Cancelled: Healthcare Provider Class Planned

August 27th, 2012 by

The previously scheduled Basic CPR course scheduled for August 31st has been cancelled.

A community Healthcare Provider class has been set for Friday September 14th from 0900 till 1:00. This course is geared for nurses and persons in the healthcare industry.

Class fee is $40.00. Participants must be registered and paid by September 7th.
Call Tia Reid, RN, BSN at 460-3509 with questions.


Alligator Caught in Monticello Pond

August 27th, 2012 by

Juanita Webb and her “pet” gator. On left; AG&F’s Mark Barbee measuring the gator that was removed from the Webb’s pond

Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Webb of the Bowser Community had a surprise visitor show up in their pond a few weeks ago. While feeding the fish one day (something he has done every day for over 30 years) Dr. Webb noticed an odd set of eyes staring at him from the opposite side of the pond.

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More Alligators Captured in Area

August 27th, 2012 by

In June, the Game & Fish Commission were called to help capture a live alligator on Alma Street, in the western portion of Dermott, not far from the Drew County line.

Mark Barbee and Michael Shepherd, both of Monticello, of AG&F are shown here restraining the gator, to transport it to a “safer” area.

This video of an alligator being captured, taken near Lake Wallace in May, 2011, has been views almost 3,000 times.

 Another alligator was found in August near Tillar.

Alligator Caught by AG&F in Drew County in May from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.


Monticello Memories – History of Drew County’s EHC Clubs

August 25th, 2012 by

While many younger folks mistakenly think of the Extension Homemakers Clubs as a group of “little old ladies who meet, eat, sew, swap recipes and make crafts”, they are sadly misinformed. EHC has an educational program that coves a gauntlet of topics from child care issues to healthy eating, to financial advice, to exercise programs and a myriad of other notable subjects to meet someone’s needs.

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Community Education To Offer Wide Slate Of Non-Credit Courses For Fall

August 25th, 2012 by

Non-credit courses in topics ranging from self-defense to photography will be offered this fall by the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Department of Community Education.

“Whether you are looking to sharpen your computer skills or for ways to get in shape, we have something for just about everyone,” stated Memorie Dickson, program coordinator.

Classes for fall 2012 include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Dance Fitness plus Toning, Zumba, Shooting Portraits with Artificial Lighting, Self-Defense for Women, The Creative Camera, How to Take Better Photographs, Energy Saving Do It Yourself, Reading Like a Writer (to Become a Better Writer), Understanding State and Local Government, and Digital Image Processing Using Adobe Photoshop.

For detailed information about courses, including dates, times and fees, visit the UAM website.” Space is limited in many classes so early registration is encouraged. To register, call (870) 460-1327.


Tommy Maxwell, Guest Columnist in Arkansas Business

August 24th, 2012 by

The weekly edition of Arkansas Business has long been considered the leading source of news and information for business in Arkansas.

This week’s edition includes an article/editorial by a guest columnist, Tommy Maxwell, of Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, who credited his staff for their efforts in the writing of the article.

Another recent edition of Arkansas Business featured southeast Arkansas bankers uniting in the current economy, and included a photo of Union Bank’s Dave Dickson on the cover.


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