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Residence Destroyed by Morning Fire

August 4th, 2012 by

The fire at this mobile home, located on Vincent Lane, of off HWY 425 North, was reported to the Monticello Fire Dept. around 8:20, Saturday morning.

Firefighters and trucks responded, but the residence was a total loss.


Dr. Jack Lassiter’s Toast & Roast for Historical Society

August 4th, 2012 by

Judge Sam Bird Roasts Lassiter from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Richard Reinhart Reminises from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Mark McElroy Introduces Mike Layfield from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

DMH CEO Layfield Diagnoses Dr. Lassiter from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Leigh Lassiter Counts, “My Dad” from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Mayor Maxwell Toasts Lassiter’s Accomplishments from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Dr. Jack Lassiter Responds to Roasters from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.


New Name, New Facilities, for Former “Business of the Year”

August 3rd, 2012 by

Drew County Developmental Disabilities Council has officially changed their agency’s  name from to “Advantages of Southeast Arkansas, Inc.”

The children’s center will change from Sesame School to “Discovery Children’s Center”.  Also, the adult center will no longer be The Other Way, but is changing to “Discovery Skills Center”.

The public is invited to the grand opening/ribbon cutting for their new facilities at South Hyatt & East College St., on August 28 at 1pm.


James Milton Washington

August 3rd, 2012 by

James Milton Washington, 62, passed away on July 30, 2012 at Drew Memorial Hospital. He was born November 26, 1950 in Lacey, AR to Addie Bea Washington and the late New Washington Sr. James was a heavy equipment operator for various employers prior to his failing health.

Mr. Washington join the Pentecostal Church in the Goose Hollow community of Drew County at an early age. A few years ago he met his soul mate, Barbara Pierce, who encouraged him to study the bible and attend church. Both James and Barbara obeyed the gospel of Christ and were baptized and added to the Church of Christ on January 2, 2011. The couple loved the Lord and desired to live according to the scripture was married on February 5, 2011.

He leaves to cherish her memory: loving wife Barbara Washington; four brothers: Eugen Washington of Kansas City, KS; Newt (Shriley) Washington, Jr. of Crossett; Bernard (Shirley) Washington of Fort Worth, TX and John (Kim) Washington of Monticello; six sisters Leola (Burdell) Roberts of Portland, OR; Margaret (Jimmy) Griggs of Bastrop, LA; Gracie (Bertis) Sawyer, Hazelene (James) McCray, Earlene (John) Middleton, and Joyce Darrough of Monticello, AR; and eight step-children: Janeessa Brown, Brandon Pierce, Kellen (Tan) Gray, Katrina Wade, Waymond Wade, Linda Ingram, Renee Wade, and Sharetha Williams; and a host of other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father Newt Washington, Sr.; his brother and best friend Edward (Cook) Washington; brother, RB Washington; and two wives Dorothy Wade Washington and Maxine Ferrell Washington.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 5th at Kennedy Blvd Church of Christ in Monticello.

Services entrusted by:
Christian Brothers Funeral Home
738 E Oakland
Monticello, AR 71655
Phone: (870) 367-6441
Fax: (870) 367-6430


Log-a-Load for Kids Fish Fry & Auction

August 1st, 2012 by

The 2012 Drew County Log-a-Load for Kids benefitting Arkansas Children’s Hospital sponsored by the UAM Forestry Club will be held on Saturday, August 4th at 6:00 pm at the Gibson Center on the UAM campus.

Tickets for the fish fry and live and silent auction are $20.00 each. You can be a sponsor by purchasing a table for $500.00 which includes 6 meal tickets and $100.00 of raffle tickets.

Raffle tickets for a $1000.00 gift card for $25.00 each and a Gun-a-Month for $50.00 each are also being sold, and donations are being accepted for the auctions.

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Rock Springs & 530 Forest Fires – 80 Acres Burned – Tuesday Update

July 31st, 2012 by

The Arkansas Forestry Commissin has confirmed the total acrage destroyed by Monday’s 3 forest fires as….
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Extreme Heat Warning for Drew County

July 30th, 2012 by

A heat advisory is in effect for Southeast Arkansas today, and that will likely be extended further into the week.

Heat index values will exceed 105 degrees across the region with temperatures ranging between 100 and 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Heat index values as high as 108 are expected. Isolated heat index values will be above 105 degrees from around noon until 7 p.m. in the evening.


Happy Birthday

July 30th, 2012 by

Happy 14th Birthday Angel Love

My very special neice, Taylor Marter, is turning 14 today!! I remember just like it was yesterday when you came into this world; you were a welcome gift from God!! Have a wonderful day and remember how very much I love you!!! Always and Forever, JenJen


Message to Churches & Organizations from DCSO

July 29th, 2012 by

The Drew County Sheriff’s Department is working on the annual sex offender notification letters to local churches, daycares and schools.

If your church/organization has not received letters in the past, please contact Amanda Moore at the Sheriff’s Department to verify that we have the correct address.

If your church or organization would rather receive a digital copy please contact us at 367-6211.


MFD’s 2nd Fire This Morning Hits Western Pines Family

July 28th, 2012 by

Around 9 am, this morning, the Monticello Fire Dept. responded to their second house fire of the day.

A home on Pinecrest Dr. received heavy fire damage in the kitchen and dining area, and severe smoke damage throughout the rest of the home.

One of the residents was gone when the blaze started.  The other occupant was able to use her walker to safely escape the blaze, and was transported to Drew Memorial by MASI, due to previously existing conditions.

The fire reportedly re-kindled early in the afternoon, with MFD being paged out again..


Early Morning Fire Destroys East Pope Street Home

July 28th, 2012 by

Around 1 am, the Monticello Fire Dept. responded to the report of a house fire in the 300 block of East Pope St, where smoke and flames had been reported in a residence.

It is believed that smoke woke someone in the house, who escaped safely.

From a distance, the home appears to be a total loss.


Happy 9th Birthday

July 25th, 2012 by

Jacob Chapman celebrated is 9th birthday July 24th.

He is the son of Jason and Amy Chapman of Monticello.

Grandparents are Tim and Wanda Chapman and Bobby and Benita Burris and Larry and Cindy Harper.

He is the big brother of Bailey Chapman.


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