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County Veterans Services Office Information

August 15th, 2013 by

veterans 035The Drew County Veteran Services Office is getting new floors.

During this time, all veterans can schedule offsite appointments. Offsite appointments can be conducted in any location. Home and offsite appointments are usually reserved for homebound veterans.

Veterans can call 870 460-4748 to schedule an offsite appointment or ask a question.


Vergie Hart Reeves

August 15th, 2013 by

zVergie Hart Reeves, 94, of Fayetteville passed Thursday, August 8, 2013 in Fayetteville. She was born January 15, 1919 in Wilmar, Arkansas the daughter of John and Edith Measel Hart.

She was a member of Greenland First Baptist Church and sold Avon for many years.

Preceded in death by her husband, Lee R. Reeves, 1~ son, Roy and wife Sharon Reeves and 1~daughter, Martha Killian, 2 -sons in law Philip Peterson and Don Worrell.

Survivors, 1~son, Wesley Reeves and wife, Debbie of Wilmar, AR; 4~daughters, Vergie Peterson of Murray, KY (husband, Philip, deceased), Betty Worrell of Monticello, AR (husband, Don, deceased), Laura Keeney and husband, Ed of West Richland, WA and Margaret Mann and husband, Mike of Fayetteville, AR; 1 son in law, Melvin Killian of San Antonio, TX; 19 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 1great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral Service will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Cobb Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Howerton officiating and Rev. Joshua Murray, grandson, co-officiating. Burial at Elmwood Cemetary, Blytheville, AR.

 

 

 

 

 


Hay Baler & Field Fire, Contained by MFD

August 12th, 2013 by

025Saturday, around noon, a hay baler fire was reported on North Gabbert St.

The blaze quickly ignited the dry hay, laying below the baler, as fire began to spread.

The Monticello Fire Dept. responded, and quickly had the fire extinguished.


Desha County Jury Gives 55 Year Sentence for Firearms & Battery Charges

August 12th, 2013 by

Last Wednesday, a Desha County jury convicted Roy Lee Russell, of Dumas, for being a felon in possession in possession of a firearm and 2nd degree battery.

Russell was sentenced to 40 years and 15 years to run consecutively, which is the maximum sentence possible for those offenses.

Russell was found not guilty on 3 counts of kidnapping, 2 counts of rape, and one count of 2nd degree battery.

The trial began on Wednesday and concluded about 2pm Thursday.

 


Local Industry Expanding, Adding Jobs

August 10th, 2013 by

hoodAt the Monticello Economic Development Commission’s monthly meeting, Nita McDaniel expounded on the recent city council meeting announcement that Hood Packaging is in the process of going through another expansion, which will add an estimated 12 new jobs, with an estimated hourly wage of $16

Hood will be investing between between $2M and $4M to add an additional product line. This will create 12 new full time jobs. AEDC has committed $250,000 in forgivable loans to help offset the costs of the expansion project, and on July 25th, the City Council approved an additional $100,000 in forgivable loans from the City war chest to assist with the expansion project as well.

As the planning of this expansion is on-going, new needs continue to develop, and the commission will be meeting soon to discuss these new aspects of the expansion.


Grand Manor Assisted Living Breaks Ground for 49 Bed Housing & Care Units with 25 Local Jobs – Updated

August 8th, 2013 by

zSeveral business and community leaders were present, Tuesday afternoon, for the ceremonial groundbreaking of Grand Manor Assisted Living, located on HWY 425 North, just past Cablevision.

040The level two facility will provide care units for 49 clients, including an area for “memory care” patients.

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MFD Responds to Camper Fire

August 7th, 2013 by

031Just before noon, Tuesday, the Monticello Fire Dept. was paged out to the report of a trailer fire on East Pope Street.

A camper trailer, which was being salvaged for recyclable materials had caught fire, and was full engulfed, as they arrived.

Damage was contained to the camper.


Tom Rabb to Celebrate 88th Birthday, Saturday

August 6th, 2013 by

zEveryone is invited to Tom Rabb’s 88th Birthday Celebration. His daughter, Linda Kay Rabb, and sister, Janie Rabb Fuller are hosting the birthday party, August 10, 2013, 2-4 PM, at The Guest House, 810 North HWY 425, Monticello, AR.

No gifts please, just your presence is requested. Tom was married 58 years to Imogene Henderson Rabb, until her death in 2003.

He is a WW2 Combat Veteran who served in General George Patton’s Tank Corps. He retired from Burlington Industries and was a farmer.

 

 


FORMER UAM RECEIVER INVITED TO COLTS CAMP

August 3rd, 2013 by

Former UAMonticello football player D.J. Stephens has been invited to the Indianapolis Colts’ training camp, according to the San Antonio Talons.

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