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Jackson Street Bridge Construction Resumes

April 17th, 2015 by

imageimageConstruction of the new Jackson Street bridge  has resumed.

Construction had hit a stopping point,  until Centerpoint Energy  completed a gas line project that was involved in their bridge construction.   With that done, construction can now  continue.

POSTPONED – Saturday’s Family Fun Fest

April 17th, 2015 by

Because of the 80-90% chance of rain this weekend, the April 18th, 2015 SEARK Family Fun Festival has been postponed until May 30th.
We are sorry to have to postpone the event and hope everyone will join us at the festival on May 30th. Thank you!

“Video Tour” of Proposed I-69 West, from 425 South to 278 near Wilmar

April 16th, 2015 by

The Arkansas Highway & Transportation Dept. held a public meeting, last week at Drew Centraal, which was attended by dozens of local residents.

Design engineer David Baker gave MLive a “virtual tour” of the proposed bypass, using the map drawings on display.

The video shows all road intersections, bridge crossings, and an overpass, which will evantually be added at Old Warren Road.

Scissortails Trading Post Welcomes Indian Artist, April 24-25

April 16th, 2015 by

imageKirby Ramos is a 55 year old artist from the Osage Nation. He’ll be at Scissortail’s Trading Post on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, from noon til 5 pm.

He’ll have several unique handcarved items available, signing autographs, and taking pictures. His work is well know throughout Indian Country.

Kirby’s work is also featured at the National Museum of the American Indian-Smithsonian Institute in NY & DC.

Cutest (Employee) Baby Photo Contest at Union Bank for Relay for Life

April 16th, 2015 by

Union Bank’s Relay for Life team is hosting a”Cutest Employee Baby Picture Contest,” with all proceeds going to Relay for Life.

You can see who each photo belongs to; and you can vote, at the display at Union Bank’s main location on the square, by placing your vote (donation) for your favorite photo. Friday is the last day to participate.

Free Dumping at County Landfill, May 1

April 15th, 2015 by

trash truck landfillThe Drew County Class 4 Landfill, all dumping on May 1st will be FREE.

Also, there will be a bulk pickup.  You must notify the Drew County Solid Waste office at  460-6293 by noon on April 30th, to schedule qualified items for pickup.

Ozark Mountain Poultry Hiring Employees

April 15th, 2015 by

OMPQualified, motivated individuals needed to join our team for following positions in Production:
Production Line Positions
Applications accepted at your local Workforce Department or send resumes to the Human Resource Department  at cgoodman @

Siemens Water System Arbitration Set for Next Tuesday in LR

April 14th, 2015 by

The ongoing battle over water pipes, water mains, and $7 million could be settled next Tuesday, as city attorney Witt Barton, special attorney Cliff Gibson, Mayor Zack Tucker, Siemens representitives, and a judicial arbitrator meet in Little Rock.

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UAM Debate Team Finished Fourth At IPDA Nationals

April 14th, 2015 by
Members of the UAM Debate Team are (from left, seated) Ben Graves of Hot Springs, Jacob Chisom of Monticello, (standing, from left) Chris Brown of Monticello (formerly ofSiloam Springs), Luke Beatty of McGehee, Robert “Eddie” Weaver of DeValls Bluff, and Will Rowe of Pine Bluff.

Members of the UAM Debate Team are (from left, seated) Ben Graves of Hot Springs, Jacob Chisom of Monticello, (standing, from left) Chris Brown of Monticello (formerly ofSiloam Springs), Luke Beatty of McGehee, Robert “Eddie” Weaver of DeValls Bluff, and Will Rowe of Pine Bluff.

The debate and forensics team from the University of Arkansas at Monticello finished fourth out of 29 schools competing in the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) Convention and National Tournament held recently at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.

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DMH Selling Tickets For Relay For Life Basket Fundraiser

April 14th, 2015 by

image001DMH is selling tickets for our Relay for Life Basket Fundraiser. The tickets will be available for purchase Friday 3/20/15 – 4/24/15 and are 0.50 cents a piece. The drawing will be held Friday 4/24/15 in the afternoon at 2 pm. Tickets MUST include the person’s name and phone # or the tickets will be discarded. Tickets can be purchased at the front of the hospital in the business office.

Serenity/Spa Basket donated from the Case Management department (Estimated $150.00 value)

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Cliff Gibson To Deliver “Arkansas Courts and Community Initiative” UAM Lecture, Today

April 14th, 2015 by

Gibson, Cliff smiling in office copyMonticello attorney Cliff Gibson, who serves as a member of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, will present a public lecture on the Arkansas Court System April 14 at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Classroom Building auditorium at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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Monticello Weather

Today is forecast to be Much Cooler than yesterday. Rain tonight.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 04/27 0%
High 67° / Low 52°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 67F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday 04/28 100%
High 54° / Low 47°
A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 54F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch.

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