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New Compactor Being Installed at City Transfer Station

January 28th, 2015 by

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imageThe city of Monticello’s new “trash compactor” is being installed today and Thursday at the “Transfer Station”.

City trash pick up will not be affected, and a place is provided at the Transfer Station for citizens to drop off other trash, as needed.

The old compactor is shown being removed, and the new (blue) one will be installed in its place, at a cost of just under $54,000.


Local Man Is “Person of Interest” in Hot Springs School Lockdown – Update

January 28th, 2015 by

imageMonticello Police have asked for the public’s assistance in locating Kenno Forrest, who is being considered a “person of interest” following a “shots fired” report from a Hot Springs school employee, Friday, after a suspect was caught stealing gas.

Two schools were then locked down as a precaution, as the search for the then unknown suspect began.

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Deer Creek To Host USSSA Disc Golf Shootout, February 7th

January 28th, 2015 by

discgolftourneyUSSSA Disc Golf will host the first Deer Creek Shootout at Deer Creek Disc Golf Course in Monticello, AR (located Behind The River Restaurant) on Saturday, February 7.

We will tee off at 10am, so players will need register online at www.usssa.com or sign up by 9am on the day of the tournament. We will release more details related t0 lunch, side games and trophies soon.


Magic Land Circus – Tuesday

January 27th, 2015 by

Happy Birthday

January 27th, 2015 by

imageAce Benjamin Rawls turns 3 years old on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He is the son of Jeff Rawls and Jamie West Rawls and the little brother of Jaxon Rawls of Monticello.

He is the grandson of David and Cindy Rawls and Jim and Julie West all of Monticello.

Ace is the great-grandson of the late Curly & Katherleen Rawls, J. D. & Sandra West, the late J.B. & Nelda Smith and the late Lucy Brown.


Local Burial Association Has State Hearing on Wednesday

January 26th, 2015 by

BEFORE THE ARKANSAS BURIAL ASSOCIATION BOARD
IN THE MATTER OF:LINDA SHEPHERD, SECRETARY/TREASIIRER
JOSEPH CAVENESS, PRESIDENT, DREW COUNTY BURIAL ASSOCIATION

NOTICE OP HEARING
Pursuant to its supervisory authority over Arkansas burial associations, Ark. Code Ann. 5 23-7S-109, and its statutory authority to conduct hearings and revoke licenses and authorities. Ark. Code. Sec. 23-78-124, the Arkansas Burial Association Board (the Board) has determined that it will conduct a hearing on its own coniplaint against Linda Shepherd, Secrctary-Treasurer of the Drew County Burial Association
(Respondent Shepherd ), and Joseph Caveness, President of the Drew County Burial Association (“despondent Caveness ). Respondent Shepherd and Respondent Caveness are hereafter referred to collectively as the “Respondents.
ALLEGATIONS OF FACT
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Daily Legislative Report

January 26th, 2015 by

State seal(Last report from last week.)

Hopefully a hurtle has now been overcome. In a speech delivered at UAMS, Governor Hutchinson asked the legislature to fund the Private Option through the end of 2016. He will also be creating a health reform task force to make recommendations for the future of health care in our state by the end of this year. The Private Option currently insures over 200,000 Arkansans.

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Health Insurance Advisor To Visit DMH

January 26th, 2015 by

Health insurance Partners for Inclusive Communities will host Arkansas Navigator Coalition Events on February 6, February 9, and February 13, 2015 to educate and assist Drew County residents with information and enrollment in health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The events will be held from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Drew Memorial Hospital, Conference Room B, 778 Scogin Drive in Monticello.
“We are pleased to host an Arkansas Navigator Coalition Event for affordable health insurance,” Jennifer Lawrence said. “This is an opportunity for residents to learn about the health insurance marketplace.”
The public is invited to attend to learn more about the health insurance options available through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, get information about the financial assistance now available to help pay insurance premiums, and learn about the 2015 Enrollment. Assisters will be on hand to help consumers who need to enroll or re-enroll.
“This event is a great opportunity for people to get information about health insurance. I encourage anyone who doesn’t have health insurance to attend this event,” said Lawrence.


Appropriate Present for a Vetetan

January 25th, 2015 by

imageRecently, for his 91st birthday, WWII Veteran P.Q. Gardner received from his nephew, Larry Gardner, a Quilt of Valor.

Quilted by members of the Quilt of Valor Foundation, including Larry’s wife, Teddy, the quilt will be registered with the Foundation. These specially-made quilts are given to veterans and are a way of saying “Thank you for your service, sacrifice, and valor in serving our nation.”

Pictured are [ l-r] P.Q. Gardner, Larry Gardner, Brenda Lipton, Bonnie Ellis.


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