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Happy Birthday

May 5th, 2013 by

zRyeli Ashcraft celebrated her 3rd birthday on May 4.

She went to see Disney on Ice with her family and friends, followed by a “Princess Party”.

Her parents are Richard Ashcraft & DeVonda Harvey of Monticello; Siblings are Greyson Ashcraft, Alexis, Rebekah & Jensen Harvey.Grandparents are Louise Ashcraft of Moro, Carolyn & Glen Lawson of Hamburg


Special Presentation of Bayou Bartholomew Documentary, Sunday

May 3rd, 2013 by

The Drew County Historical Society is hosting a special viewing of the AETN program Bayou Bartholomew on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Forest Resources Conference Center, Room A102. Chuck Dovish of AETN and Curtis Merrell of the Bayou Bartholomew Alliance will be on hand to answer questions about the program. Two years in the making, the one-hour documentary on the world’s longest bayou, was supported by the efforts of local researchers, the Drew County Archives and the University of Arkansas at Monticello.


Connie Barron

May 1st, 2013 by

Dumas native Connie Barron, formally of Monticello, made her journey home complete on April 25th at Drew Memorial Hospital at the age of 46.

She is survived by her husband, Toney Barron of Hampton, AR; children, Marqueta & Marchello Heath and Latoria & Jasmine Barron, all of Dumas, AR; five sisters, two brothers, seven grandchildren, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Service will be held at Revival Center Church of God In Christ in Monticello on May 4th at 1pm. Internment will be at Oakland Cemetery. Services entrusted to Christian Brothers Funeral Home of Monticello http://www.christianbrothersfuneralhome.com/


25 Year Old Arrested for Drug Manufacture

April 30th, 2013 by

zAt approximately 2:45 early Saturday morning, Drew County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a HWY 425 North residence, to a family disturbance where weapons were reportedly involved.

When deputies arrived, they spoke to a family member who reported that the suspect had pulled a knife on him locked the door of the residence, refusing to let him back inside of the house.

 Deputies noticed blood on the back patio of the residence and broken glass.  Read the rest of this entry »


Arkansas Children’s Hospital Receives $7,500 Plum Creek Grant

April 29th, 2013 by

zThe Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the needs and research of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, received a $7,500 grant from the Plum Creek Foundation to support “Arts in Education,” a program to help sick or injured children cope with their hospitalization through art projects that are part of their schooling.

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County & City to Contnue Support of Museum

April 29th, 2013 by

After years of operating on a “handshake agreement”, the county and city will now support the local museum by means of a services contract, like other local organizers receive, for the educational and historic service that the museum provides to county residents, schools, and organizations.


4G LTE Comes to Monticello

April 29th, 2013 by

4g lteMost Monticello’s AT&T cell phone customer with an Iphone 5 or similar smartphones have noticed a new symbol on the phones.

4G LTE is now registering on the latest versions of many cell phones, which greatly increase speed of service.

The new shorter, wider cell tower that was recently installed near Atwoods is providing this new service.

 


MJHS Cheerleaders

April 25th, 2013 by

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Monticello Junior High Cheerleaders 2013-2014 
Back row left to right: Katherine Dickson, Jasmonique Daniels, Brooke Shrum, Mikayla McGregor, Kristen Daniel, Kirsten Harrison
Middle row left to right: Hannah Kibodeaux, Sarah Nichols, Nora Catherine Saffold, Dailyn Johnston, McKenzie McClain, Dottie Grace Brown
Front row left to right: Bliss Jaggers Captain, Mason Davis Co-Captain

 


Tally Kilgore

April 25th, 2013 by

Tally Kilgore made his Journey home complete at 1:00AM Tuesday morning. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 62 years Helen Kilgore and daughter Sharon Lewis. He leaves behind six wonderful daughters, five sons as well as a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Viewing will be on Sunday, April 28th from 3-4pm followed by the Funeral Service at 4pm at Revival Center Church of God In Christ in Monticello. Internment will be at Haly Cemetery. Services entrusted to Christian Brothers Funeral Home of Monticello http://www.christianbrothersfuneralhome.com/

 


Sunday Wedding

April 23rd, 2013 by

zCourtney Breedlove, daughter of Monty and Tina Meek of Monticello and Joe and Toni Breedlove of Hamburg and Shane Hale, son of Bill and Donna Hale, formerly of Dermott, were married in a small garden wedding on April 21st, at the Trotter House.


Drew Memorial Wins Quality Award

April 23rd, 2013 by
Michael Layfield, CEO and Barbara Barnes, RN Infection Control

Michael Layfield, CEO and Barbara Barnes, RN Infection Control

Drew Memorial Hospital has earned a Hospital CAUTI Reduction Award in the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care’s annual Quality Awards program.

The Quality Awards are designed to recognize improvements in individual health care organizations’ performance in AFMC’s quality improvement projects.  The Hospital CAUTI Reduction Award recognizes hospitals that have committed to focus efforts in the reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).

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Leo Jackson

April 23rd, 2013 by
Leo S. Jackson died Friday, April 19th.  Born April 22, 1932 in Wilmar, Arkansas to the late James “Jim” Jackson and Clara Chavis-Jackson, Leo found that he had a gift when he started out working with his father.  He was a very well-known carpenter throughout southeast Arkansas and began his entrepreneurship over 50 years ago building houses, cabinets and room addition anything a person could think of.
 
He confessed his life to Christ at an early age and rededicated his life back to Christ under the leadership of Rev. Jessie Washington and was a faithful member of St. James A.M.E. church in Wilmar until his health failed him.  Although he couldn’t attend church he always tuned in and listen to Bishop G.E. Patterson every Sunday.  Leo is preceded in death by his brothers James Edward Jackson, Alberta Walter Jackson, James Walter Jackson and his sister Madeline Jackson and his first wife Rosie Lee Jackson. 
 
He leaves to cherish is memory, his devoted wife Charlie Mae Smith- Jackson; four sons Gregory Reid (Bennie), Kenneth Smith Sr., Kevin L. Smith, Nick Smith all of Monticello;  three daughters Charlotte Smith, Jo Ann Trotter of Monticello and Toasha Davis of Taylor, MI; three brothers, James Travis Jackson of Kenosha WI, Curley Lee Jackson of Wilmar,  and Lester Marvin Jackson of Stockdale, TX;  two sisters Odessa Winfield of Chicago, IL and Patricia Ann Douglas of Wilmar.  He leaves a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and friends that will cherish his precious memories forever.
 
Funeral Services to be held at Revival Center Church in Monticello, AR on Thursday, April 25th at 2 p.m. Services entrusted to Christian Brothers Funeral Home of Monticello

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