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Slippin’ & Slidin’

February 23rd, 2015 by

imageThe driver of this Kia Spectra, on Old Dermott Road, lost control of her vehicle in the ice. She is not alone, in the list of people who’ve had minor accidents today.

The number of accidents have been increasing since noon, so if you must travel, please use extreme caution.

Be Ready for the Next Power Outage…

February 23rd, 2015 by

imageBaker’s Electric can provide you with an Eaton “whole house generator” by Generac, for the next time the power goes out.

Don’t be caught unprepared, then.
Contact Baker’s electric, now, at 112 S. Edwards St., or call 367-8676.

Drew Central Reading Project Successful

February 23rd, 2015 by

Drew Central Elementary and Middle School Libraries in conjunction with SEARK Reading Council sponsored the “Changing” a Life community project during the month of January. Students were asked to bring change (pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters) to put in their class collection jar. The students voted for the animals they wanted to purchase for the Heifer Project.  The students collected $1008 and were able to purchase 2 llamas, a goat, a pig, a sheep, 2 hives of honeybees, 4 flocks of chickens, and 4 flocks of ducks to be given to families in countries were the Heifer Project provides animals and education.  Heifer International is an Arkansas based charity.

Ms. Susan Cossey’s class collected the most money in the elementary school and Mrs. Sandy Powell’s Class was the middle school winners.

Congratulations to MHS FCCLA

February 21st, 2015 by

imageThursday was a wonderful day at Arkansas FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) State STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events!

Sydney Pennington and Bailey Tucker competed in Focus on Children and received a Gold.  Kim Long competed in Life Event Planning and received a Silver. Delaney Davis received a Silver in Chapter Service Project.

We appreciate the support from our school, parents, and community.

MGSA Registration

February 21st, 2015 by

MGSAMGSA is currently taking registration for the 2015 girls softball season.

Registration will run until Feb 20th.

We will also have an on site registration at Hibbits Sports, Saturday from 9-noon.

Forms may be picked up or dropped off at Farm Bureau on Barkada Road.

If anyone has any questions they can contact any MGSA board member or Walter Dodson at 870-224-5038.

Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker-Dedication, February 28th

February 20th, 2015 by

The Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker-Dedication Ceremony for the sixteen companies raised in Drew County will be Saturday, Feb. 28th, at 2 o’clock, @ the Drew County Courthouse. These companies contained 2500 men and left 500 families without a bread winner according to a document written in 1941 by Mrs. J. D. McCloy, a Monticello resident who researched local court records.

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Ryburn’s IRS Sale Extended THRU TODAY

February 20th, 2015 by

Cal Ripken Baseball Registration Underway

February 20th, 2015 by

cal ripkenIt is Cal Ripken Baseball time again!

Free registration forms have been sent home with students in the Monticello and Drew Central School Districts.

If your child did not receive a registration form, you can download the form from Monticellolive.

Cal Ripken Representatives will be present on the these dates from 4:30 P.M. Til 6:00 P.M., to receive forms and register players.

February 20

February 26
March 2
If you would like to coach, keep score, umpire, assist the league, or have any concerns, please contact: Gerald Shepherd @ (870) 723-2398 or Joseph Bivens @ (870) 623-9859.

City Collection on the Storm Debris Continues

February 19th, 2015 by

imageThe City will continue winter storm debris pickup through the end of next week; Friday, February 27.

In an effort to help residents cleanup after the winter weather storm, the city will collect larger down limbs and branches as part of the city yard waste collection program.

Residents are asked to place yard waste on the curb, and contact the Solid Waste Department, (870) 367-4407.

County Judge’s Report

February 19th, 2015 by

Let me start off this week by saying that I think we came through the ice storm pretty well, and I feel like a lot of that was due to our being proactive and cutting back limbs along county roads. This eliminated some problems with power lines. We are also taking advantage of the storm, and trying to cut off as many weighted-down limbs as we can get to while they are easy to reach.
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Legislative Report

February 19th, 2015 by

Legislation is beginning to pick up speed at the Capitol as the General Assembly began its 5th week of the Regular Session. Our first order of business was to pass a resolution allowing us to extend the session to April 10th and come back on May 8th to correct any errors, address vetoes and take care of any unfinished business before adjournment.
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Hank Thompson Memorial Scholarship Committee Opens Application For 2015-2016 School Year

February 19th, 2015 by

Any interested freshman or upperclassman attending an accredited Arkansas college or university may apply for the scholarship. It must be completed in its entirety and postmarked by April 10, 2015.

Please contact Arlicia Thompson-Jackson at (870-723-2799) or Angela Jackson at (870-224-2805) for more information.

Click here to print application

Monticello Weather

Today is forecast to be Much Cooler than yesterday. Morning snow.
Thursday 03/05 70%
High 33° / Low 18°
Snow ending during the morning followed by clearing and sunshine during the afternoon. Some sleet may mix in. High 33F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Friday 03/06 0%
High 38° / Low 26°
Sunny. High 38F. Winds light and variable.

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