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Deer Camp Fire Results in Arson Arrest

August 26th, 2014 by

Handcuffs arrestDuring the early morning hours, Saturday, a fire was called in at a local deer camp by camp members.

The Lacey-Ladelle Fire Department responded to the fire along with a Drew County Deputy. The fire was believed to be arson at the time because there was no electricity to the building due to it being turned off until hunting season.

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Lake Monticello Fails State Inspection

August 25th, 2014 by

In July, the City of Monticello received a letter from The Arkansas Natural Resources commission.

According to the report, the Lake Monticello “dam is in need of a significant amount of work.

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Legislative Report

August 25th, 2014 by

Greetings! The 2014-15 school year got underway across Arkansas last week and I’m told our schools got off to good starts, even with the rain on Monday!!

I want to give a big shout out to Drew Central Schools about an item I learned about last week.
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Damaged Water Meters Cost Residents $30-$300 per Part

August 22nd, 2014 by


At last weeks meeting with Siemens in the city of Monticello, the topic of damaged water meters came up.

At that point, 20 resident had been charged for replacement parts for broken water meters.

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Melba James

August 22nd, 2014 by

Melba Dean James, 87, Pine Bluff, Arkansas went to her heavenly home on August 15, 2014. She was born July 29, 1927 in Heavener, Oklahoma to the late Grady and Clemmie Yates Simmons. Melba, a homemaker, was a member of the Yorktown Free Will Baptist Church in Star City, an excellent cook and an avid gardener. She was happiest when taking care of her family, whether making pies, hand-made quilts or feeding anyone who walked through the door.
Melba is survived by two sons Michael Lance (Deborah) James Monticello, Arkansas, Bryan Kim James, Haskell, Arkansas, one daughter Jan (Jake) Alexander, Curtis, Arkansas, two sisters Barbara Sue Riley, Dumas, Arkansas, Glenda Vonne (Gene) Moring, Little Rock, Arkansas, one brother James Glendon (LaNell) Lambert, Dumas, Arkansas, one sister-in-law Lois Simmons Royal, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Eight grandchildren and Six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her step-father Glen Lambert, her husband of 63 years Willie Fay James, two sons Terry and Gerald Lee James and one brother Ezelle Simmons.
Visitation Monday, August 18, 5-7:00 PM, services Tuesday August 19, 10:00 AM both at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel, Dumas, Arkansas with Rev Frank Matchett officiating and burial in Walnut Lake Cemetery, memorials may be made to the Yorktown Free Will Baptist Church, Star City, Arkansas, 71667, arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Arkansas


Construction Problems for Monticello Schools Seem Solved on Wednesday

August 21st, 2014 by

mont schoolsThis report was based on the situation, at Tuesday night, 8 pm, with the school board members were contemplating calling attorneys for legal action.

After reading the top report, be sure to read the final paragraph, it’s was added Thursday morning.

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At their monthly meeting, Tuesday , the Monticello School Board was presented with updates on the various campus construction projects, including significant problems that will delay progress on several building projects, and could potentially cost the District a substantial sum of money.

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Luckys Welcomes Weevils back to Monticello

August 21st, 2014 by

imageLuckys of Monticello cooked chickens and brisket for the UAM football team and coaches, to welcome them back to Monticello.

All the players, coaches and everyone from Luckys had a great time (and plenty to eat).

Luckys wishes Coach Jackson and UAM all the best this season.

GO WEEVILS.


Walmart Donates Van to Senior Citizens Center for Meal Delivery

August 21st, 2014 by

The Area Agency on Aging has been awarded $30,000.00 through a Walmart Foundation grant for the Monticello Senior Center. The money will provide the center with a much-needed food service delivery vehicle and kitchen equipment.

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Legislative Report

August 20th, 2014 by

This has been a truly interesting week filled with joy and headache and heartache, but that’s life, isn’t it? I’ll start with some good news and potential joyous news. Not only has Monticello acquired a new pellet plant, but rumors say more could be in store. Warren has had a new industry move into an old chicken processing plant with its 100 jobs and again there may be more to come there. Read the rest of this entry »


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