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Arkansas Children’s Hospital Receives $7,500 Plum Creek Grant

April 29th, 2013 by

zThe Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the needs and research of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, received a $7,500 grant from the Plum Creek Foundation to support “Arts in Education,” a program to help sick or injured children cope with their hospitalization through art projects that are part of their schooling.

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County & City to Contnue Support of Museum

April 29th, 2013 by

After years of operating on a “handshake agreement”, the county and city will now support the local museum by means of a services contract, like other local organizers receive, for the educational and historic service that the museum provides to county residents, schools, and organizations.


MJHS Cheerleaders

April 25th, 2013 by

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Monticello Junior High Cheerleaders 2013-2014 
Back row left to right: Katherine Dickson, Jasmonique Daniels, Brooke Shrum, Mikayla McGregor, Kristen Daniel, Kirsten Harrison
Middle row left to right: Hannah Kibodeaux, Sarah Nichols, Nora Catherine Saffold, Dailyn Johnston, McKenzie McClain, Dottie Grace Brown
Front row left to right: Bliss Jaggers Captain, Mason Davis Co-Captain

 


Tally Kilgore

April 25th, 2013 by

Tally Kilgore made his Journey home complete at 1:00AM Tuesday morning. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 62 years Helen Kilgore and daughter Sharon Lewis. He leaves behind six wonderful daughters, five sons as well as a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Viewing will be on Sunday, April 28th from 3-4pm followed by the Funeral Service at 4pm at Revival Center Church of God In Christ in Monticello. Internment will be at Haly Cemetery. Services entrusted to Christian Brothers Funeral Home of Monticello http://www.christianbrothersfuneralhome.com/

 


Sunday Wedding

April 23rd, 2013 by

zCourtney Breedlove, daughter of Monty and Tina Meek of Monticello and Joe and Toni Breedlove of Hamburg and Shane Hale, son of Bill and Donna Hale, formerly of Dermott, were married in a small garden wedding on April 21st, at the Trotter House.


Drew Memorial Wins Quality Award

April 23rd, 2013 by
Michael Layfield, CEO and Barbara Barnes, RN Infection Control

Michael Layfield, CEO and Barbara Barnes, RN Infection Control

Drew Memorial Hospital has earned a Hospital CAUTI Reduction Award in the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care’s annual Quality Awards program.

The Quality Awards are designed to recognize improvements in individual health care organizations’ performance in AFMC’s quality improvement projects.  The Hospital CAUTI Reduction Award recognizes hospitals that have committed to focus efforts in the reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).

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Leo Jackson

April 23rd, 2013 by
Leo S. Jackson died Friday, April 19th.  Born April 22, 1932 in Wilmar, Arkansas to the late James “Jim” Jackson and Clara Chavis-Jackson, Leo found that he had a gift when he started out working with his father.  He was a very well-known carpenter throughout southeast Arkansas and began his entrepreneurship over 50 years ago building houses, cabinets and room addition anything a person could think of.
 
He confessed his life to Christ at an early age and rededicated his life back to Christ under the leadership of Rev. Jessie Washington and was a faithful member of St. James A.M.E. church in Wilmar until his health failed him.  Although he couldn’t attend church he always tuned in and listen to Bishop G.E. Patterson every Sunday.  Leo is preceded in death by his brothers James Edward Jackson, Alberta Walter Jackson, James Walter Jackson and his sister Madeline Jackson and his first wife Rosie Lee Jackson. 
 
He leaves to cherish is memory, his devoted wife Charlie Mae Smith- Jackson; four sons Gregory Reid (Bennie), Kenneth Smith Sr., Kevin L. Smith, Nick Smith all of Monticello;  three daughters Charlotte Smith, Jo Ann Trotter of Monticello and Toasha Davis of Taylor, MI; three brothers, James Travis Jackson of Kenosha WI, Curley Lee Jackson of Wilmar,  and Lester Marvin Jackson of Stockdale, TX;  two sisters Odessa Winfield of Chicago, IL and Patricia Ann Douglas of Wilmar.  He leaves a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and friends that will cherish his precious memories forever.
 
Funeral Services to be held at Revival Center Church in Monticello, AR on Thursday, April 25th at 2 p.m. Services entrusted to Christian Brothers Funeral Home of Monticello

Sunday Crash Send Both Drivers to DMH – Edited

April 21st, 2013 by

zs ztAround 1 pm, the driver of a southbound Pontiac GTO was attempting to turn east, from HWY 425 onto HAY 278, when turned in from of a Volkswagen Passat , which was northbound.

SEEMS transported both driver to Drew Memorial Hospital.

Monticello Police worked the accident. 

Reliable Towing and C&L Wrecker removed the vehicles.


Sarah Beth Pippen – One Monticello Life

April 21st, 2013 by

Sara Beth, from a prior recitalAs the Monticello community met for the annual Easter Community Service recently, many familiar faces were present.

There was a new face, who was introduced as a part of the program, to sing “How Great Thou Art”, before the message.

Sarah Beth Pippen, the worship leader at Immanuel Baptist Church,  then led the room into worship, as she followed with a strong, spirit-filled rendition of the old, familiar hymn.

MLive recently spoke with Sarah Beth, as a part of our One Monticello Life series.

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Krawfish for Kids – Photos

April 21st, 2013 by

Monticello Native, Rob Shrock, In Concert April 19

April 15th, 2013 by

The SEARK Concert Association is presenting a special concert performance by Monticello’s own Rob Shrock, April 19, at 7 pm.

Rob spoke to MLive and is excited to be returning to Monticello. He is looking forward to performing for his friends and classmates again.

Rob has led an exciting musical career, since graduating from MHS, including performing and recording with legends of the industry.

He is best known for his associations with Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick, as well as his work on the 72nd Academy Awards show.

The concert will be held at the UAM fine arts center. Tickets are available by calling 460-1060


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