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Special Business Edition – Local Growth

July 3rd, 2012 by

With last week being a “slow news week”, MLive had the opportunity to follow up on some of the recent business growth, expansion, and movement around Monticello.

Over the next few days, MLive will spotlight local business success stories.  Although some start-ups have fallen by the wayside, Monticello still provides an environment where local merchants and service providers can succeed.

Bryant Chiropractic Moves Downtown

July 2nd, 2012 by

Bryant Chiropractic has moved their office back to Main St, next to the Courthouse.

Dr. Wendell Bryant established the office in 1966, and Dr. Mark Bryant joined in 1988, 24 years ago.

They opened the Main St location in the early 90’s, stayed there till 2007, and have moved back this year.  The Trotter St. building was the original office built by Dr. Wendell, but it was too small, so they returned to the Main St office.

Bryant Chiropractic has added a new phone line; 367-BONE (or 2663)  now that’s easy to remember.



One-of-a Kind Painting Presented to the Museum

July 2nd, 2012 by

Recently, Michael Pomeroy of Clarksville, TN, a former Drew County resident, and Dan Coston of Fayetteville, also a native Monticellonian, worked together to create a one-of- a kind painting, which the Museum has been fortunate to receive. Pomeroy’s dad, Ed, who recently passed away, and he had a couple of old photos of the Monticello POW Chapel that was once located near the present-day fairgrounds.

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Grill Fire Destroys Shelton St. Home

July 2nd, 2012 by

An East Shelton St residence was destroyed by fire, just before 7 pm, Sunday eventing.

The fire is believed to have started from a charcoal b-b-q- grill on the front porch.

The family was home at the time of the fire, and sources tole MLive that the man heard something “banging around” on the porch.  When he opened the door, the fire was blazing, across the porch, and right at the front door.

MFD and MPD responded. but the blaze had already entered the bottom of the trailer structure.

SEEMS Expands Ambulance Service to Fordyce

July 2nd, 2012 by

Fordyce residents are now served by a new ambulance service.

SouthEast Emergency Medical Services, know to most Monticello residents as SEEMS, began serving all of Dallas County.

Lyle Welch, owner of SEEMS told MLive, that they are duplicating the service they provide to Drew County, in Fordyce.

2012-2014 Officers Selected for William F. Slemons Ch. 977

June 30th, 2012 by

Back Row L to R: Terri Wolfe, Beth Thurman, Diane Mazanti, Jan West, Sue Johnson, Bettye Kellum, Martha Weatherford, and Connie Mullis. Seated: Annette Rawls and Ann Burgess

The final meeting of the 2011-2012 year for Colonel William F. Slemons Ch. 977 was held at the Drew County Museum on June 26.

There were 10 members present and two guests. Officers for the 2012-2014 year selected were as follows: Beth Thurman, President; Connie Mullis, Vice-president; Martha Weatherford, Secretary; Annette Rawls, Treasurer; Sue Johnson, Registrar; Diane Mazanti, Chaplain; Ann Burgess, Historian; Jan West, Recorder of Military Service Awards; and Jo Ann Handley, Parliamentarian.

Sanderlin Retiring from Drew County Road Department After 35 years

June 29th, 2012 by

John Sanderlin is retiring from the Drew County Road Department, today, with 35 years of service to Drew County.

Mr. Sanderlin began working at the road department on Aptil 1, 1977, and has worked under seven county judges – Vernon Roberts, Ordie Watts, Harold West, Dale Hughes, Garland McAnally, Rita Shepherd and current judge, Damon Lampkin.

John would like to thank Drew County, Drew County Judge Damon Lampkin, DC Road Foreman Mike McManus and all the Road Department employees. Here he is presented a plaque in appreciation of his 35 yearsof service by Drew County Judge Damon Lampkin and Road Foreman Mike McManus

Provost David Ray Retirement Program Photos

June 28th, 2012 by

Provost R. David Ray was honored with a retirement reception, last week, for his 42 years of service to UAM.  

First 5 photos by Jim Brewer, UAM Media Services.


Brian Ramsey Returns To UAM After Stint With Great American Conference

June 28th, 2012 by

Brian Ramsey, assistant commissioner for communications of the Great American Conference, is returning to the University of Arkansas at Monticello as assistant athletic director for media relations.

Ramsey was UAM’s sports information director from 2007-11.

“We are pleased to welcome Brian Ramsey back to UAM,” said Athletics Director Chris Ratcliff. “Brian did an excellent job as sports information director and with his added administrative experience with the conference office, will bring fresh insight and new ideas to the Department of Athletics.”

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Two Drew Central Students Selected For Tobacco Control Youth Board for 2012-2013

June 28th, 2012 by

The Family Service Agency (FSA) held it’s conference in Little Rock at the Arkansas 4-H Center, June 14-16. Youth from all over the state attended this conference to continue the youth-targeted statewide grassroots campaign Y.E.S. (Youth Extinguishing Smoking) Team to educate and encourage youth leadership.

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Message from Vendor

June 27th, 2012 by

Would whoever removed the baby doll from booth #261 at the Market Place I ,please return it to the front.

It was for display only, and has sentimental value to me .

There will be no questions asked.

Young Noodler

June 27th, 2012 by

Kaitlyn Barnes caught her first catfish with her hands while noodling at Lake Chicot with her dad Chris Barnes of Barnes Guide Service, this past Saturday June 16th. She is 14 yrs old.

101 Degrees

June 26th, 2012 by

The Commercial Bank sign said it all, when it showed 101 degrees, Monday afternoon.

Remember to water your pets, and please, do not leave them in your vehicle.

Also check on your neighbors, especially the elderly.

DWI #3 Conviction – DWIs #4 & #5 Pending

June 26th, 2012 by

A local driver was convicted of his third DWI, last week, for events that occurred on August 26, of last year.

Around 8:30 that evening, State Trooper had a safety checkpoint set up near the intersection of Jose Chapel Road and Florence Road.  As they were checking vehicles, they saw a vehicle come to an abrupt stop, 1/4-1/2 mile up the road, and turn in at a cemetery.

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Lion Club Elects Officers

June 25th, 2012 by

The Monticello Lions Club met at Western Sizzlin Restaurant, June 21, 2012. and elected Officers for the 2012-2013 year.

Shown here: l-r, David Anderson, Sec-Treas, Ray Ryburn, 1st V-Pres, John Bullock, Fmr Pres, Don Hogue, Pres, Colleen Handly, 2nd V-Pres, Mike Garvey, Board Member, Larry Fuller, Tail Twister and Board Member. Not shown are Nancy Miller, Lion Tamer and Board Member, and Sandra Patrick, Board Member.

Frances Juanita Pamplin

June 25th, 2012 by

Frances Juanita Pamplin, 75 of Monticello, passed away on June 14 at Drew Memorial Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memory: loving husband of 59 years Alvin Pamplin, Sr of Crossett; children: Frances Jenkins, Donna Noble (Billy), Alvin Pamplin, Jr, Herman Pamplin, and Roy Pamplin (Tina); siblings: Jan Hunter (Robert), Barbara Fisher (Thomas), Ricky Roberts (Marion); six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Flag Retirement Service at Courthouse, Photos

June 22nd, 2012 by

A Flag Retirement Ceremony was recently hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Woodmen of the World will be held at the Drew County Courthouse.

The public was invited to see the proper way to retire an American Flag that is worn and tattered.

Photos courtesy of a MLive reader.

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