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Monticello Memories – History of Drew County’s EHC Clubs – Part 2

June 17th, 2012 by

This week we will continue our little historic look at the Extension Homemakers Clubs in Drew County to recognize the 100th anniversary of this wonderful service organization in Arkansas and Drew County. Chronological order is fuzzy in some cases, but the Southside Club is generally acknowledged as the oldest surviving club.


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Convicted Drug Grower “Falls Out” in Court, Wheeled to Jail – 2,200 Video Plays

June 14th, 2012 by

Right after Judge Bynum Gibson told the court that a convicted drug manufacturer would receive two consecutive 10 year sentences, the man approached the judge’s bench, said “I object”, and fell to the floor.

This was the same man who when arrested asked for the Postmaster instead of an attorney and called the jury ““Brain-washed Socialist Cowards”  during his trial.

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Benefits for Veterans and Veteran’s Families

June 13th, 2012 by

Do you need help in filing a claim with the Veteran’s Administration for SC Disability Compensation, NSC Pension, Health Care ? The Drew County Veteran’s Service Office provides this service to veterans.

We also assist families of deceased veterans in requesting headstones and related memorials,also outreach services for V.A. Educational Programs, V.A. Guaranteed Loan Eligibility Certificates. Our office hours are 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Alanon Group Meets on Tuesdays

June 13th, 2012 by

Alanon is for friends and families of problem drinkers. Our meetings are confidential.

Alanon members find understanding, strength and support at meetings.

We meet from 6- 7 pm on Tuesday evenings at First Presbyterian Church, 821 N. Main.

For more information, call Jane at 870-723-2493.

Parks Commission Hears Request to Make Whaley Property into Park / Nature Trail

June 12th, 2012 by

During their re-scheduled Parks Committee meeting, Monday night, the group heard a request from Curtis Merrill and Hope Bragg to turn approximately 4.5 acres of the W. C. Whaley property into a nature trail park area.

The city’s fire station will be built on the southwest corner of the lot.  The request will turn the remaining portion of the city land into a park.  Earlier discussed uses of the land were for a pool, police station / court complex, or convention center.

Grants are planned on being requested to cover the cost.

This topic will likely be on Thursday night’s City Council agenda.

Drew Central Elementary Kindergarten Graduation Pictures

June 11th, 2012 by


Monticello Memories – History of Drew County’s EHC Clubs – Part 1

June 11th, 2012 by

The Drew County Extension Homemakers Council is a dedicated service organization that began over 80 years ago in Drew County with local clubs who met in many communities throughout the county. Today there are 9 Extension Homemakers Clubs in the county, but in 1956 there were actually 23 active county clubs educating and serving the citizenry.

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Friday Wreck Sends 2 to Hospital

June 9th, 2012 by

Around 3 pm, Friday afternoon, a Mercury Grand Marquis and a Jeep Cherokee were involved in a severe automobile crash on HWY 425 North, at Rose Hill Cut-Off.

Two occupants of the Jeep were transported to DMH by MASI.

The Drew County Sheriff’s Dept. worked the scene and traffic, which was cut down to 2 lanes.

Reliable Wrecker and Dan’s Towing removed the vehicles.

MFD Responds to Fire at Recycling Center

June 7th, 2012 by

Around 8:15, this morning, the Monticello Fire Dept. responded to the report of a fire on the yard of the recycling center, on East Jackson Street, at the old Burlington mill.

The blaze seems to have been limited to a storage area on the old parking lot.

Happy 5th Birthday

June 6th, 2012 by

Kaylee Ross celebrates her 5th Birthday Wednesday, June 6, 2012. She is the daughter of Niki Kelly Ross and the late Robert Ross, the little sister of Skylar Ross, and the granddaughter of Bobbie Ross, Tim and Virginia Kelly.

Happy Birthday Kaylee!! We love you! Love Grandma Bobbie and Aunt Louise (Weezie).

Bank Donation Fund Set Up for 4th Grader Seriously Injured in Boating Accident

June 6th, 2012 by

Bekka McIlvoy, who was critically injured in the boating accident in Pine Bluff, recently, is 9 years old and attends Drew Central Elementary School.

A donation fund has been set up in her name to help her family with medical and travel expenes. It is at Union Bank and Trust under the name “Bekka’s Donation Fund”.

The Family wants to thank everyone for the prayers, thoughts, phone calls during this very difficult time.

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UAM To Host Freshman Pre-Registration Sessions June 18-19 and New Transfer Pre-Registration on June 20

June 6th, 2012 by

The University of Arkansas at Monticello will hold two pre-registration sessions for incoming freshmen June 18 and 19, according to Mary Whiting, director of admissions.

The June 18 session begins at 12:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Center, and the June 19 event begins at 5:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Center. Only students who have applied for admission and have received mail notification may pre-register on those dates. Letters of invitation were sent to each student with a request for a reply.

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1st Friday Fun & Singing on the Square

June 3rd, 2012 by

Friday brought with it great weather, and the monthly “Singing on the Square” sponsored by local businesses.

Again this month, local musicians provided live entertainment, country style, while visitors, shoppers, family and friends looked on.

This is planned to continued the first Friday of each month, so mark you calendars for Singing on the Square,.

Photo provided by Diana Harton.

Barkada Fire Dept. Hosts Ice Cream Social

June 3rd, 2012 by

The Barkada Community Volunteer Fire Dept. hosted an ice cream social, Saturday, along with desserts, and tours of the fire station.

An update on the status of the Barkada Fire Dept. was appreciated by the approximately 40 in attendance, and board members and guests were introduced.

A few political comments closed out the evening, which seemed to be enjoyed by all.

No One Injured in Roll-Over Wreck

June 2nd, 2012 by

Thursday, just before noon, the driver of this Chevy truck lost control of the vehicle, on HWY 35 West.

The vehicle struck a mailbox, before rolling onto it’s roof.

Neither the driver or the passenger were injured in the accident.

Arkansas State Police, Drew County Sheriff’s Deputies, and MASI responded.

Winchester Celebrates 100th Birthday, Gets Land for Park as a Birthday Present

June 2nd, 2012 by

Saturday, the city of Winchester celebrated 100 years as an established city.

Shown here are Chief Deputy Robin Hood, State Representative Sheilla Lampkin, County Judge Damon Lampkin, former Mayor Merle Jackson, Miss Ruth Peacock, and Lary Zeno.

Miss Peacock celebrated her 103rd birthday during the event.

Winchester native Lary Zeno, whose dad ran a “general store” on  HWY 138 near Old Hwy 65 and the railroad, took the birthday celebration to announce that He was donating the land where the celebration was being held to the city of Winchester for use as a park.

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