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Ryburn Makes Donation To UAM School of Nursing

February 11th, 2013 by

Ryburn Motor Co. and the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation and the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association recently donated a Resusci Anne training unit consisting of four CPR mannequins and one automated external defibrillator to the School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello for use in the school’s nursing skills laboratory.

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Wrecks & Rain

February 10th, 2013 by

Heavy rain fell across Drew County, Sunday morning, causing several roads to be underwater, in places; sending at least three vehicles into crashes, especially around 11 am.

On Old Dermott Road, a Toyota was traveling toward HWY 35, hydroplaned after hitting some water over the roadway, then struck a tree and rolled over.

The driver was transported to DMH by SEEMS.

The Fire & rescue Team and Sheriff’s Dept. responded to the call.

Another vehicle was invoplved in a  single vehicle acciden, east of the Pine Hill / HWy 293 intersection, MASI and DCSO worked that accident.

Yet another vehicle, this time a Lincoln, ran off of HWY 425, near lacey, crossing into the trees, next to the highway.  DCSO also responded to that accident.

Finally, a tree was reported to have fallen across HWY 35 West, near Rock Springs, blocking both lanes of the highway.


McCray Earns Master’s Degree

February 9th, 2013 by

Drew County Extension Agent Hazelene McCray earned her master degree in Workforce Development from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She participated in the commencement on December 15, 2012.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas in Monticello.

Hazelene is married to James L. McCray Sr. They have two sons and seven grandchildren


Area Author Publishes Book

February 9th, 2013 by

Peggy Brooks has announced the publication of her debut novel, The Stories My Children Didn’t Want to Hear.

Peggy, writing under her maiden name of Peggy J. Henry Brooks, has lived most of her 74 years of life in Southeast Arkansas and has recently had the first volume of her lifelong stories, self-published by Lulu, and says “This first volume is dedicated to my kids because this would not have been possible had they not tired of hearing my stories over and over again.”

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Note from City on Trash Pick Up

February 8th, 2013 by

Metal handles on cans shoud face street.

The City of Monticello apologizes for any inconveniences caused in the process to convert from bag pick up to cart pick up for solid waste.

Instructions and map of pick-up days are attached to each new can.

Only the new cans will be picked up by the trash truck. (except for Ward 4 residents who don’t have the new recepticles, yet)

Every address with a cart will be picked up one day a week and those days are based off of the voting wards; ward one will be picked up every Monday, ward two on Tuesday, ward three on Thursday and ward four on Friday. If you don’t know which ward you live in, please call 367-3415.

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Happy Birthday

February 8th, 2013 by

Audrey Dey Howard celebrates her 7th birthday February 8th!

Audrey is the daughter of Jacob & Whitney Maggard and Eric & Candi Howard. She is the granddaughter of Patty Ross, Paul & Vicki Dottley, and Jimmy & Wanda Howard. She is the big sister to Bentley Maggard.

Audrey is a 1st grade student in Mrs. Hayes class at MES. She is a 5th year dance student at Monticello Dance Academy and loves her dance instructors, Mrs. Allison and Mrs. Toni.

Happy Birthday, Audrey Dey…We love you so much!!!


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February 8th, 2013 by


The Family that’s Arrested Together…..

February 7th, 2013 by

Last October, at 2:15, on an early Saturday morning, a local man, his girlfriend, and her daughter were arrested, following a traffic stop for no license plate by Monticello Police, near HWY 425 & Barkada Road.  All three occupants were charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

The man and woman plead guilty to their Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug paraphernalia charges Thursday morning in Drew County Circuit Court.  Both were wanted by authorities on warrants at the time of their arrest.

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Wreck at 278 / 425 Sends Drivers to DMH

February 6th, 2013 by

Around 8 am, Tuesday morning, the driver of a westbound Dodge pick-up was attempting to turn south onto HWY 425 at the 278 / 425 intersection, when the collided with an eastbound Mazda SUV.

Both vehicles had a green light, but there was not arrow to designate turns.

Both drivers were transported to Drew Memorial, by SEEMS and MASI.

Reliable Towing and Rod’s Wrecker cleared the roadway.

MPD worked the crash scene.


DC Elementary Safety-Security Meeting & Memories from Former Jonesboro Resident

February 5th, 2013 by

The Drew Central Elementary Safety Team met Monday evening, to discuss a wide range of security and safety issues.

An espicially interesting part of the meeting was when Laura Kaminicki, a Drew Central 3rd grade parent, also a former Jonesboro resident from the time of that city’s March 24, 1998 massacre at Westside Middle School, described some of that school’s physical charistics.

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Dr. Sue Martin Speaks To DCHS Students

February 5th, 2013 by

Dr. Sue Martin of the Education Department at the University of Arkansas at Monticello came to talk to Orientation to Teaching students at Drew Central High School about the requirements and classes they would be taking at the University and actions to take in order to become licensed teacher in the state of Arkansas.

The Orientation to Teaching class is instructed by Cindy Sass and gives students a glimpse into the profession of teaching.


Happy Birthday

February 5th, 2013 by

Happy 3rd Birthday Lillie Kate. We Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

We love you very much.

Mommy, Daddy, Family and Friends.

Lillie Kate is the daughter of Andy & Katie Green. Grand-daughter of Kenny & Robin Johnson. Kent & Felicia Davis. Sonny & Alice Hill. and Ricky Green.


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