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Over the Creek, & Through the Woods……..

July 17th, 2012 by

The driver of this Saab convertible had a scary ride this morning, around 10:30, when she lost control of her vehicle on HWY 425, north of Lacey, as she was traveling north.

The Saab crossed the ditch, and struck a tree, as it crossed over a creek.

The car came to rest with it’s front wheels and back wheels on different side of he creek.

No one was injured.  Arkanss State Police worked the accident’ C&L Wrecker towed the convertible.


Quorum Court Approves Status Change of Hospital & Vote on Millage Continuation

July 17th, 2012 by

Monday night, the Quorum Court  approved an ordinance transfering  operations of the hospital to Drew Memorial Hospital, Inc.  The ordinance also approved a lease of the facilities to the board, which is made up of the current DMH board of directors.  Also October 9 was set as a special election day for two DMH millage questions.

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Commercial Burglar, with Medical Marijuana & Pills, Doesn’t Remember Crime or Arrest

July 17th, 2012 by

The 44 year old man, arrested by MPD after a local business owner entered his shop, Saturday, to find the stranger holding his cash register, received a $15,000 bond, Monday afternoon.

Tony Glynn Irons, currently from Monticello, told District Judge Ken Harper that he had taken a “#10 Valium and a Xanax” together for the first time, and didn’t remember anything else until he woke up in jail.

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Happy 2nd Birthday

July 16th, 2012 by

Seth L. H. Wilson is celebrating his 2nd birthday.

He is the son of Stacy and Shana Wilson of Monticello. He is the grandson of Bubba Wright, David & Kay Ozment and Larry & Charlotte Wilson all of Monticello. He is also the Great- Grandson of Opal Wright of Monticello.

We love you so much,

Daddy, Mommy and Sissy

Reggie’s Lock & Keys Has YOUR Key

July 16th, 2012 by

Reggie’s Lock & Key has………..
Programmed Keys
Replacement Shells
Key Art Keys
Tool Box Locks
Pad Locks- that fit YOUR VEHICLE KEY, Ford, GM, Dodge/Chrysler in stock others available

Plus, a wide range of services….
Give us a call today, 870-723-6898,   205 S. Hyatt

Happy Birthday, Ethan

July 16th, 2012 by

Happy 14th Birthday Ethan Chisom!

We love you Ethan! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

Ethan is the son of Carol Anne and Eric Chisom. His grandparents are Jean Davis and Dewayne Donaldson of Star City, and Raymond and Brenda Chisom of Monticello.

Mom, Dad & Kaitlyn

Monticello 12 Year Old All-Stars Qualify for Regionals in Lemesa, TX.

July 14th, 2012 by

The Monticello 12 year old boys all-star team finished first in District and second in State tournament.

They have qualified to compete in the Regionals, in Lemesa, TX, leaving on July 18th.

Anyone wishing to donate to this team can drop the money off at Ryburn Motor Company or call (870)723-6201. This will be a very expensive tournament so any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.

Ben Philley Players:(back row left to right) Ryan Bitely, Mason Philley, Aaron Spencer, Devon Burton,Preston Arrington and Sam Mercer (front row left to right) Sam English, Wil Brooks, Colby Stephens, Luke Frost, Ryan Lambert and Jackson Grant

MFD Responds to Fire at Old Southeast Truss Factory

July 14th, 2012 by

Thursday Morning, just before 10 am, the Monticello Fire Dept. was called to extinguish a fire on Commercial Drive, off of Airport Road.

At the former Southeast Trust factory, a cutting torch had reportedly been used to disassemble some equipment for scrap metal.  After the workers had left the area, the sawdust under the machine smoldered, and eventually caught fire.

It seems no damage was done, since the machine were already scrap.


More Rain Forecast

July 14th, 2012 by

Some neighborhoods in Drew County have had rain for 5-6 days in a row.  It’s been several weeks since we’ve been able to say that.

A 50% chance of rain stays with us for at least another 2 days.

Monte Carlo Collides With Tanker Truck

July 13th, 2012 by

The driver of this Chevy Monte Carlo was southbound, Thursday around 11:45, when the vehicle hydroplaned, spinning around, and crossing into the northbound lane.

As the car entered the northbound land, the passenger side collided with the tanker truck, shown here.

The accident occurred on HWY 425 North, near Cablevision. No one was injured. MPD and MFD responded,  Rod’s Wrecker towed the Chevy.

Ryburns Donates Dummies to Healthcare Training

July 13th, 2012 by

At Wednesday’s MEDC meeting, Benji Rybrn, on behalf of Ryburn Automotive Superstore, the National Automobile Dealers Association, and the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association, presented the Workforce Training Center with two cardiopulmonary resuscitation dummies.

The dummies will be used for training students in their upcoming healthcare classes.

Monticello and Drew Central School Districts Receive 21st CCLC Grants

July 12th, 2012 by

Drew Central Elementary School, along with the Monticello Intermediate and Middle Schools, were recently awarded 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grants to provide after school programs for students and their families. The 21st CCLC program is administered by the Arkansas Department of Education and funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The grants will provide $1.98 million for after school programs in our community over a five year period.

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Happy 4th Birthday

July 12th, 2012 by

Happy Birthday Jace Wyatt!!

Four years ago you changed my life forever and I thank God for it!! You are a blessing.

I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my sweet baby you’ll be!!

We Love you, Mommy & Bryson.

Death Penalty Possible in Capital Murder Case of Infant, Court Date Set, Mom Likely to Testify against Step-Dad

July 11th, 2012 by

The capital murder case of Aubriana Coke went before the Drew County Circuit Court, Tuesday afternoon, with details leading up to the October jury trial becoming more complete.

Prosecutor Thomas Deen confirmed to MLive that the prosecution, “intends to seek the death penalty for Daniel Pedraza,” the deceased infant’s step-father, in the case.

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UAM Football Unveils New Uniforms

July 11th, 2012 by

The University of Arkansas at Monticello football team will be sporting a new look for the 2012 season.

Head coach Hud Jackson has unveiled the new uniforms featuring an all-green color scheme for home games and an all-white color scheme for games played away from the friendly confines of Willis “Convoy” Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium.

The first chance to see the new uniforms in person is Saturday, September 1, when the Boll Weevils are scheduled to host College of Faith for a 6 p.m. kickoff. It will be the season opener for both teams. UAM has 11 games scheduled for the 2012 campaign, six of which are at home. Click here for the complete 2012 schedule. Read the rest of this entry »


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