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Public Notice – Auction

September 3rd, 2013 by

zzThe Monticello School District is taking sealed bids on a 1990 model 1070 John Deere Tractor Serial # CH4048D002417. The differential housing is broke and repair parts are obsolete. It will be sold as a salvage tractor. Bids must be received by Monday September 9th 2013 @ 10:00am and will be opened on Monday September 9th 2013 @ 11:00am. Please mark the envelope on the outside “Tractor Bid”.

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Wanted by DCSO for Forgery & Hot Checks

September 1st, 2013 by

cynthia_willliamsCynthia Mae Williams, age 39, is wanted by the Drew County Sheriff’s Department for forgery and hot checks.

Williams has a Bradley County address, but is known to be in Drew County on a regular basis.

If you have any information on where she may be contact the DCSO at 870-367-6211.

Bessy’s Frozen Yogurt – Opening Soon on 425 South

August 30th, 2013 by

013Bessy’s Frozen Yogurt, located behind the new EZ-Mart on HWY 425 South, in the old Pizza for Less and Baseball Cards, Etc. building is planning on a September opening date.z

Bessy’s will provide frozen yogurt, along with fruit and candies for you to include in the many sweet treats that they offer.

The new business is owned and operated by Tammy and Molly Flemister.

New features to the building include a new patio, and an improved driveway and parking area.


3 Fires at Same Time in Drew County

August 26th, 2013 by

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001Between 5-7 pm, Sunday, there were 3 diffeent fires burning in rural area of Drew County, Sunday afternoon.

The first blase reportede was in the Valley & Greenill Fire Depts. area.  They responded and put out the fire.

Next was a clear cut grass fire alonh HWY 35 West near the Cleveland County line.  Rock Springs and Pansy firefighters were paged out to extinguish the fire, and the Arkanssa Forestry Commission sent a plow to keep the hot spots from spreading.

Collins-Cominto’s fire dept. also was busy, battling a barn firem on HWY 35 east.

Our appreciation goes out to the Drew County Firefighters.


MFD Responds to House Fire

August 24th, 2013 by


Around 11 pm, Tuesday, this home at the intersection of Jackson and Shelton Streets was destroyed by fire.

The Monticello Fire Dept. responded to battle the fire, but the home was engulfed when they were called.

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Hazel Joan Pickens Leonard

August 23rd, 2013 by

Hazel Joan Pickens Leonard age 76 of Tyro, Arkansas, passed away on August 19, 2013

Joan was born December 29, 1935 in Peck, Kansas to Homereis and Murriel Hamilton Pickens.

Joan married Harold Raymond Leonard of Tyro, Arkansas, on September 1, 1956 in Wichita, Kansas.

She was an active member of the Monticello Church of Christ. She served as the leader of daughter Cindy’s Girl Scout Troop #33. For many years Joan and Ray enjoyed participating in square dancing with various local groups. Joan retired from The Mad Butcher grocery in Dumas after 25 years of dedicated service. Upon retiring Joan and Ray began traveling all over North America in their travel trailer. Family was always very important to Joan. She loved her grandchildren and many times loaded up those in Arkansas to go visit those in Colorado.

Joan is preceded in death by her father, Homereis Pickens; mother, Murriel Hamilton Burrows; step-father, Jake Burrows; brothers, Keith and Dale Pickens; and grand-daughter, Sharon Gillespie.

She will continue to live through her family, husband, Ray Leonard; children: Mona Still of Hope, Arkansas; Cindy Thornton of Kyle, Texas; Donald Leonard of Springfield, Colorado.

8 grandchildren and 4 great-grand children and a sister: Vera Pickens Warren of Wellington, Kansas.

Visitation held Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 6-8pm, Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services held Friday, August 23, 2013 at 3pm, with brother, Paul Mowrer officiating followed by interment in Tyro Cemetery.

Memorials to; Tyro Cemetery Fund, 21431 Hwy 54 East, Dumas, Arkansas 71639; Children’s Homes, Inc., 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, Arkansas 72450. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Arkansas.

Local Funeral Service Remembers Traditional Processions

August 19th, 2013 by

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The family of the late Bobbie Lambert, with the assistance of Christian Brothers Funeral Home, followed the traditionas style of funeral processions, for her memorial service, Saturday, as the horse and carraige left Pilgrim Rest AME Church, traveling toward Mt. Zion Cemetary..

Photo courtesy of Gaynell Jamison

Now, Just Around the Next Corner…..

August 18th, 2013 by

zDrew County has had several trees fall, in recent days, some bringing power lines down with them.

Saturday night, Rock Springs Road had a tree blocking traffic, around midnight.
Friday, the Bowser Road and Babin Drive intersection had a tree and brush fire caused by a tree falling on an electric line.

Earlier in the week, HWY 278 East, along with a few other county roads had reports of fallen trees.

Please use caution; just because a power line is down, doesn’t mean that it is not ”hot,” as was the case with this Barkada Road tree, also on Friday.

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