Also MHS’s Gina Johnson earned All-State softball honors,according to the Arkansas Athletic Association.
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Also MHS’s Gina Johnson earned All-State softball honors,according to the Arkansas Athletic Association.
On Saturday May 14th, the Drew Central 7th- 12th grade band competed in the Magic Springs Music Festival in Hot Springs.
The event was held at the Cutter Morning Star High School, where bands from all over Arkansas competed. Drew Central earned all Superior ratings and were awarded a trophy.
Those in the band are: Allanah Hensley, Brian Hillyard, Martin Garcia, Caleb Bodiford, Noemi Garcia, Brandon Bauknight, Aaron Jones, Savannah Jones, Mistee Knight, Marcus Lytle, Moesha Martin, Britany Nall, Morgan Nall, Hunter Neptun, Brooke Rekow, Jazmine Rivera, David Rodriguez, Katlyn Shackleford, Jodilynn Stewart, Hannah Webb, Olevia Young, Kwame Bailey, Tysha Burton, Billie Connard, Delaney Davis, Annabelle Morrison, Sarah Porter, Dezaraye Simpson, Keith Simpson, Brittany Sullivan. The Drew Central Band is under the direction of Mr. Truman Self.
After seeing the photos and story on MLive, Lou Arnold offered to let us post the video that she made to present to their church about the ministy effort.
Tommy Trantham and Betty Berry visited Willis Dodson.
Linda Lyons visited Eula McKee.
David and Zack took Carol Cason out to lunch, Sunday.
Robert Wells and Sug Orrell visited Ruby Wells.
Barbara, Woodie and the men from VFW visited Ray King.
Brenda, Stella and Elmo visited Nettie Judkins.
Charles Jr. and Debra visited Charles Jackson Sr.
Randi took Cecil Hickman out to eat, and Cameron and Daughter visited him, Sunday and they went out to eat.
Joy Meadows went to watch her Grandson play ball, Saturday and she went to church with her family, Sunday.
Marie Bussell`s daughter, Cathy Bechtel from California was visiting her Mother for a few days and helped her get moved in. Kim Bussell visited also.
Joe and Sue visited Jerry Burgess.
Mary Jane visited Henri Mason and Mia took her to church, Sunday.
Alvin Jordan and the men from the VFW visited Tom Rabb.
We played Bingo.
Drew County Literacy came Thursday.
Church of Christ came Monday night.
The School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will host its third annual “Read-Write-Paint A Lot Summer Day Camp” for third and fourth graders August 4-5.
The two one-day camps are being conducted in partnership with the Monticello and Drew Central School Districts. The camp for third graders is scheduled for August 4 while fourth graders will meet August 5. Both sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m . in the Drew Central High School art room.
This update concerns education and its most pressing immediate issue – the lottery scholarships. As youth all across Arkansas have shed their commencement robes, I trust they have taken care of business as relates to applying for a lottery scholarship. These scholarships are available to all graduating seniors who qualify, all current students who have not applied before, and some non-traditional students, but please be aware the deadline for applications is June 1!! All supporting materials, such as transcripts, are due by June 15th. These deadlines apply to both fall and spring semesters. If you, or your student, have not taken care of this, please do so quickly. (Only $12,000,000 has been set aside for non-traditional students.)
Phone calls to the Chicot and Desha County sheriff’s departments report that there has been no special activity required in the past couple of days. This has been the first time they have gone with a “call out” for 2 days in a row, since the water started rising.
“Round the clock” patrols continue by the levee boards, county officials, the National Guard, and the Corps of Engineers.
A 15-year-old Monticello male was struck by a car around 10 o’clock Saturday morning. Read the rest of this entry »
Officials at the state Department of Human Services are working to correct problems at the State Hospital.
One area of concern is treatment of children with dual diagnoses, meaning they suffer from mental illness as well as a developmental disability. An advocacy group has asked federal authorities to review disciplinary incidents to determine if treatment of children put them in danger. The group also is seeking changes in how medications are prescribed to avoid excess use of sedatives as a method of keeping the children docile.
Congratulation to the following 2011-2012 Drew Central Junior Cheerleaders!
Here’s the list of the cheerleaders. Read the rest of this entry »
Since taking office in 2007, I have worked to make state government more accessible to Arkansans and more efficient in its delivery of services. Recently, Arkansas’s official Web site was redesigned to help further those efforts.
More than ever before, Arkansans are accessing government services online, and the recent updates provide an even more user-friendly experience on your computer or smart phone. To see the new Web portal, go to arkansas.gov. It’s designed to keep you informed about our state, and it provides links that can take you to our online services, to people who can help you, and to recent news stories.
Nita McDaniel, Executive Director of the Monticello Economic Development Commission gave an update on MEDC activities to the City Council. The MEDC and the Mayor will meet May 20th with representatives from Arkansas Midline Railroad in an effort to identify a solution for rail access to local industry.
After hearing Collins speak, and a few comments, the council passed the ordanance.
The club is locaed 530 feet from Holmes Chapel.
Jimmy Sawyer and Fred Cooper (Monticello residents) competed in the Mens 4.5 Senior League State Tennis Championships at the Burns Park Tennis Center in North Little Rock, May 13-15. Jimmy Sawyer was captian of the team. Team players were Sawyer, Cooper, Baylor Guy, Bill Bodie, Pat Sixbey, Chuck Cavin, Albert King, and Bob Worthington.
In the State tournament the team beat Fayetteville twice 3-0 and 3-0 and beat Marion twice 3-0 and 2-1. The team now qualifies to play in the Southern Sectional Championships July 30-Aug. 2. The tournament will be held in Mobile, Al. and will host state champions from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Louisiana.
This is the third year in a row that Sawyer and Cooper have been on a State Championship team and represented Arkansas in the Southern Sectional Tournament.
He was in the cell phone business for 12 years before coming to Ryburn Motor Co. where he has been for 4 years.
Mike has been voted the best automotive salesperson in the readers choice awards for 2009 and 2010. Mike has also been the salesman of the year twice.
Mike sells all brands which include Dodge, Crysler, Jeep, Ford, Lincoln and Toyotam along with a full line of quality used vehicles.
Mike is a Christian and is involved in the community as a coach for his 9 and 11 year old girls, Jordan and Karsyn. He and his wife Shelley of Shelley Smith Photography have been married for right at 12 years.
Come by Ryburn Motor Company and talk to Mike for the best price and the best service around.
Members of the Lacey-Ladelle and Valley-Greenhill Fire Departments are shown dismantling the radio tower, near Crossett.
The tower was donated to Drew County by the James Burks family of Wilmar.
The tower will be installed at Lacey as a repeater tower for both the sheriff and fire departments.
The Arkansas Leadershp Academy announced recently that, Wayne Fawcett,Superintendent at Drew Central school district, was honored for completing the Superintendents’ Institute; Advancing Systems Change at the academy’s recent session. Fawcett was among 20 Arkansas superintendents selected to participate in the institute at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton, Arkansas.
Members of the UAM School of Nursing’s 2011 graduating class were honored at a pinning and capping ceremony last week at the Fine Arts Center. Read the rest of this entry »
At Monday night’s quorum court meeting, the JP’s passed a resolution declaring a vacancy in the District 2 position, formerly held by Ron Echols, who recently resigned, due to a business conflict, where he needs to purchase a piece of property from the county, which he can’t do as a quorum court member.
Gov. Mike Beebe will select someone to fill the un-expired portion of Echols current term..That appointee will not be eligible to run for that position in the 2012 election.
The court also authorized a court order declaring a small piece of property in the medical complex as “surplus property” for sale. Bids will be taken for the land. This is the land that Echols wants to buy from the county. Read the rest of this entry »
Union Bank Visa Debit Cards.
They not only use them, but they have their images, and their school colors on the cards.
Support your school, and your home team, with a Union Bank Debit Card.
Call Union Bank at 460-6400 for more information.
Driver’s license testing is done at the following times and locations:
Mondays, Lake Village, written test from 8:00 am – 10:30 am, driving test at 1:00 pm.
Tuesdays, Monticello, written test from 8:00 am – 10:30 am, driving test at 1:00 pm.
Wednesdays, Crossett, written test from 8:00 am – 10:30 am, driving test at 1:00 pm.
Thursdays, Warren, written test from 8:00 am – 11:30 am, driving test at 1:00 pm.
Video is a large part of MonticelloLive’s news coverage.
Video lets you see what took place at an event, whether it was a public meeting or a high school graduation, if you weren’t able to be there, or just want to see it again.
Last week, MonticelloLive videos were watched 2,279 times.
We want to thank our sponsors for making MLive possible; and also thank our daily readers for your loyalty to “Monticello’s Daily News.”
On the left is the list of the “most watched videos” last week.
Photo submitted by Sherry Knight, who took this picture in her back yard as the bluebirds were making their nest in the birdhouses.
Local rock band, CashboX has reached two significant milestones in the music industry.
Their song, “Iron Mountain Train (acoustic)” has moved to #1!
Also, CashboX is on the cover of Cashbox Magazine (no relation to the band) this week!
Congratulations to Monticello’s own, Cashbox.
Front Row: Blake Middlebrooks, Jessica Beaty, Meredith Maynard, Hannah McAlpine, Kaia Young, Christine Bostian. Back Row: Tina Bostian, James Cathey, Joyce Pevey, Arnold Tullos. Not pictured, but participated in recital are: Anna Grace Bailey, Anna Groves and Anna Lewis. Many parents, family and friends of the students were also in attendance.
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