Johnson’s Showroom Furniture
South Arkansas Business Solutions
Ashley County Medical Center 2
Immanuel Baptist Church
Southern Quality Construction
Gibson & Keith
Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)
Union Bank 1
Lucky’s Of Monticello
Days Inn Monticello
War Eagle Boats
LifeShare No Date
Pines Broadcasting Company
Drew Count Dem. Party
Frazer’s Funeral Home
Secure Storage 2
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Greetings!! We have now completed our second week of this fiscal deadlock/ gridlock session. (I hope it doesn’t become a marathon!) I am reminded of an old song that says “You can bet as sure as you live! Something’s got to give!” I just hope reason isn’t the biggest loser in this stalemate over the Private Option. For two weeks every day has been “Same song; second verse; a little bit louder, a little bit worse!” I hope the end to gridlock is in sight!
They expect to finish the project, including striping new lines, this week.
Just before 1 PM, the Monticello fire department responded to the report of a home fire on Winchester Road, near the intersection with Highway 278 E.
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AC Simpson, Drew County Sheriff’s Deputy, and Sheriff Mark Gober want to express their appreciation to the many contributors who supported them during last week’s Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.
Wednesday morning around 11:15, 911 calls begin coming into Monticello dispatch reporting a loaded chip truck driving erratically on HWY 425 S., repeatedly crossing into the oncoming lane of traffic and for shoulder, even in curves and on hills.
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The third annual fiscal session in Arkansas history began on February 10, 2014, and, even though activities for the first day (Monday) were mostly ceremonial, our job to work/ rework/ balance Arkansas’ $5 billion budget began. You may recall that the vote of the people created this special session to study and address fiscal matters only every second year and we are trying to limit the session to these same fiscal matters only. One hundred forty-nine (149) appropriation bills had been filed in the House as of the first day of the session, but there are “boo coodles” to come.
Dog found near Lone Sassafras Cemetery.
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Monticello Christian Academy, located at 910 Old Warren Road in Monticello, is pleased to announce the opening of Educare this fall. Educare is a new educational daycare servicing families with children ranging from 2 ½ years to 5 years old. They will open at 6:00am and close at 6:00pm Monday through Friday. Educare’s program is fun and interactive.
Drew County got hit with a blast of winter weather last week that caused problems for many residents, but thankfully it only lasted about a day.
At their last meetings, both the Monticello City Council and Drew Memorial Hospital board moved their meetings to be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 PM.
Schedule conflicts of board members was the topic of discussion in both cases.
Kenneth Trotter, Jr has been promoted to the rank of sargeant in the United States Marines, after being stationed in Japan for 2 years. Trotter is now station at the U.S.M.C. Recruiting station in Kansas City, Missouri.
Trotter is the son of Kenneth and Kattie Trotter of Wilmar.
The owner of the attacking dog’s name was not mentioned during the meeting, nor was the fact that she’s the director of the Southeast Arkandsas Humane Society.
Due to technical difficulties, the video from the Quorum Court meeting is unavailabe.
The screens below, however, provide the audio from the meeting.
Chris Barnett of the Green Hill community has announced her candidacy for District 6 Justice of the Peace on the Drew County Quorum Court.
Barnet, a lifelong Drew County resident, is a 1971 graduate of Wilmar High School and received a cosmetology degree in 1972. For the past 42 years, she has worked in hair salons and operated a hairstyling business out of her home. She currently owns Chris’ Hair Care in Monticello.
Following a extremely long, and at times confrontational, Quorum Court meeting, the JPs agreed to pursue both American Signal tornado warning sirens and Code Red digital and telephone notification systems.
Monticello native Patricia (Ferrell) Mays has announced that she will be a candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives District 10 in the 2014 general election on the Republican ticket.
“I decided to run for House of Representatives because there is a need for legislators who will pass laws that align with the values of the citizens they represent. I believe that our representatives should be aware of the current issues, gather all the relevant facts, solicit input from all of their constituents then make the best decision that they can based on the available information,” Mays said.
Drew County resident, Sonya Leggett-Ryburn, has announced that she will be a candidate for State Representative District 9 in the 2014 election on the Republican ticket. This District includes the major portions of Drew and Ashley Counties.
Former attorney, District Judge and city council member Clifton Bond went to be with The Lord, Monday afternoon.
His obituary and funeral service times will be posted, when they become available.
After several years of attempting to get governmental assistance to help fund tornado sirens for Drew County, we’ve finally got funding to assist with the purchase of 27 tower sirens, which will be scattered around the county.
But as the years have passed by, many feel that the towers have been surpassed by digital technology, as the best way to go, to notify county residents of impending disanter, should it occur.
Custom Truck / Spee-D-Lube
The Computer Guys
Monticello Tire (Goodyear)
Razorback Body Shop
Cash Saver Food Outlet
Ray Ryburn Real Estate
Monticello Animal Clinic
Holiday Inn Express
The Guest House
Jerry Cruce Stump Grinding
Reggie’s Lock & Key
NorthSide Baptist Church
Drew Farm / Drew Outdoor & Casual Wear
Advantage Flight Training & Service
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Ashley County Medical Center
Cass Martin Realty
Union Bank 2
Atlas Foundation Repair