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Local Business Celebrates 30th Anniversary

April 3rd, 2013 by

Carolyn & Bob Barnes purchased a small business from Larry & Beverly Lobitz on April 1, 1983.

Gift of Love Bookstore was located at that time in the building next to Piggly Wiggly. In that same area was Bob Barnes Barber Shop, in the old Coco Cola Bottling building, owned by Billy Ralph Hunter.

The Barnes moved both business in November 1989, to their present location 608 W. Bolling Street, next to Rogers Men Store.

Mrs. Carolyn told MLive, “We have had many wonderful people who worked for us. My husband Bob has been been my greatest employee, sharing barbering and working in the store. He has been barbering for 46 years.

Gift of Love Bible Bookstore carries a variety of Christian materials. Bible, Books, Music, Soundtracks, Church Supplies, Box cards, Small Gifts, T-Shirts. They also do special orders.


Notice to all Drew County Solid Waste Customers

April 1st, 2013 by

Effective immediately, sanitation workers will only pick up trash that is in the county provided containers.  No extra bagged trash that is set out beside or on top of the container will be picked up.

Due to recent back injuries and wounds from hypodermic needles, all cans will be picked up by the automated system on the truck.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Extra trash containers may be purchased for the one time price of $54.25.

Drew County Judge Robert Aiken


Cliff Gibson Appointed to UofA Board of Trustees by Gov. Beebe

March 28th, 2013 by

Governor Mike Beebe has named Charles “Cliff” Gibson III of Monticello to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

“Cliff’s appointment helps ensure a dependable voice on the Board for the U of A campuses in South Arkansas,” Beebe said. “His sound judgment and calm demeanor will serve the entire system of schools well in the coming years.”

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Public Rail Access Facility at Industrial Park

March 27th, 2013 by

The groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of a Public Rail Access Facility in the MEDC Industrial Park was held Tuesday afternoon.

When completed the new rail spur will hook to the existing (soon to be improved) spur at Hood Packaging, and switch to a rail that will send freight cars into the Industrial Site for loading and unloading of cargo. This will likely begin with lumber.  Currently Price Lumber and occasionally Maxwell Hardwood load rail freight at the Jackson Street crossing.

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Anna Mae Jordan

March 26th, 2013 by

Mrs. Anna Mae Jordan, of Monticello, died March 22nd at the age of 92. A native of Lacy, she was born to the late Minnie Spencer-Fausett and Lester Daniels on May 4, 1920. Mrs. Jordan is preceded in death by her husband Thomas C. Jordan, Sr. and one daughter.

She leaves to cherish her memory nine children: Robert Davis, Wanda Jordan-Wilson, Ray Jordan Sr., and Minnie Jordan-Ellis of Monticello; Paul E. David of Queens, NY; Thomas C. Jordan, Jr. of Madison, MS; Yustin C. Jordan, Sr. of Redfield, AR; Morrell Jordan of Washington, DC; and Ronny Jordan of Killeen, TX; her grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and great great great grandchildren; as well as a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be held at 1pm on March 30th at Morning Star M.B. Church in Monticello with Rev. D.J. Buffington officiating. Services entrusted to Christian Brothers Funeral Home of Monticello ( http://www.christianbrothersfuneralhome.com/).


Monticello Memories – Tour of the Museum, Part 4

March 24th, 2013 by

Before we leave this office/front bedroom of the Drew County Museum there are a few more noteworthy items to discuss. One is a photograph of the wood-framed, original First Baptist Church built in 1860 and torn down in 1902. It stood where the newer one stands today. Actually I believe the fourth building is the church we see today. First Baptist Church has a long, illuminating history in Monticello.

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QC Meets Again to Discuss 1¢ Road Tax Vote

March 20th, 2013 by


The Drew County Quorum Court called a special meeting, Tuesday night, to discuss the proposed continuation of the county’s one cent road tax, which will be set for July 9.

The main discussion topics were whether to designate a 75/25 or 80/20 split to be designated for the Quorum Court to be able to direct to shortfalls in other budget areas, would thee be a better chance of voter passage if it were divided into two questions, and should the proposed continuation should be for 4 or 6 years.

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Power Pole Split by Nissan

March 19th, 2013 by

Around 1:30 Saturday afternoon, the driver of this southbound Nissan lost control of the vehicle on HWY 425 (north of Lacey) and stuck a C&L power pole.

The driver declined medical attention and left with a family member.

Drew County Sheriff’s deputies worked the wreck scene. C&L power crews replace the damage pole.


New Aiport Hangar To Open Soon

March 19th, 2013 by

 

The latest improvement at the Monticello Airport, the new hangar that will be leased to the Price Company, has been completed, except for the parking area.

It is expected to be put into use, generating airport income, within the next month.


Leona McCollough

March 19th, 2013 by

Lenora McCullough, born Oct. 2, 1919, died peacefully in her home with family members at her side on March 16, 2013 at the age of 93. She was the eldest of two children born to J.W. Everett & Jennie B. Dodds. She retired from Alameda County Fairmont Hospital in San Leandro, CA in 1982.

Visitation will be Friday, March 22nd from 6-7 pm at Christian Brothers Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services & Internment to be held at First Baptist Church in Selma, AR on Sat.,Mar. 23rd at 11:00 a.m.

Services entrusted to Christian Brothers Funeral Home of Monticello http://www.christianbrothersfuneralhome.com/


UAM Aerial Photos

March 18th, 2013 by

 

Recently MLive ran a story about AT&T’s cell phone antenna upgrade at the UAM water tank called “A Job with A View.”

Thanks to one of the friendly antenna contractors, we can now share that view with all of our MLive readers.

If you want to use it as your “desktop photo”; right click on your mouse, then click on “save as background.”


Center Helps The Child’s Voice Autism Foundation

March 18th, 2013 by

The Discovery Skills Center Consumers dressed up blue bulbs as a community service project for the Child`s Voice Autism Foundation. Theses bulbs will be used for the “Light it up blue” Autism awareness event coming in April. Please, remember those dealing with autism by supporting the Child`s Voice foundation during this April event.


Reminder To All Taxpayers To Assess Personal Property By May 31st

March 18th, 2013 by

The Drew County Assessor’s office would like to remind all taxpayers that own personal property to assess prior to May 31, 2013. Taxpayers can do this by visiting the Drew County Assessor’s office located at 210 S Main ST, assess over the phone by calling 870-460-6240 or assess online by visiting www.drewcountyassessor.com or at www.actdatascout.com Online assessing is available 24/7 for those who do not have time to make arrangements for assessing during normal business hours – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.


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