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Calvin D. Binns

February 2nd, 2013 by
Deacon Calvin D. Binns passed away Wednesday January 30, 2013 while a resident of the Belleview Estates Nursing Home.   Services for Deacon Binns will be held Thursday February 7, at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church at 11 a.m.  Arrangements are being made by Christian Brothers Funeral Home.

MES Celebrates “100 Days”

February 1st, 2013 by

Monticello Elementary celebrated 100 Days of School, Monday.

The celebration “kicked off” with a 100 Days T-shirt parade through the halls of the school. Students then went back to their classrooms to participate in a variety of activities centered around the number 100. At lunch time, the 100th student that went through the line for each grade level was awarded a prize. Everyone joined in the celebration, including the cafeteria employees!


Fire Hydrant, Stop Sign, & Street Sign Damaged by Envoy (Gas Line Came Close)

February 1st, 2013 by

Tuesday, around 12 noon, a westbound GMC Envoy on Scott Street dropped off the edge of the pavement, and wasn;t able to re-rain control, before they collided with a street sign, a stop sign, and a fire hydrant.

Modern fire hydrants have a built in “break away” to prevent major leaks, when they are struck by vehicles.

A gas line barely escaped being damaged in the mishap.


Tornado Confirmed, Tuesday

January 31st, 2013 by

The National Weather Service has confirmed that Tuesday night’s storm was a tornado.

It was classified as an EF-0.  Although weak, it did have a circular rotation, and measured 3 miles long by 50 yards wide.

These photos were sent in by an MLive reader. Thank you for sharing them.


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January 31st, 2013 by

Donna Bittle

January 31st, 2013 by

Donna Scarbrough Bittle, 57 of Monticello, died January 29, 2013.  Donna was born in Dumas on June 21, 1955 the daughter of the late, Dewey Scarbrough, Jr and Polly McGohan. She attended St. Marks Catholic Church in Monticello and was employed by JRMC as a Registered Nurse. 

Survivors are husband, Bobby Bittle of Monticello, daughter, Rae Bittle of Berkeley, California, step children, Bobbie and Austin Bittle of Beebe,Arkasnas and four brothers, David Scarbrough of Star City, Todd Scarbrough of Dumas, Dewey Scarbrough of White Hall and Adam Scarbrough of Ft. Hood, Texas.

Visitation held from 11am-12 noon, Friday, February 1, 2013, Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Services held 2 pm., Friday, February 1, 2013, graveside at walnut Lake Cemetery with burial following.  Memorials to Donor’s choice.  Griffin Funeral Home Dumas in charge of arrangements.


More Storm Photos

January 30th, 2013 by

Shown here is a Drew County Sheriff’s patrol car, which was damaged when a tree fell in it.

Pictured below are two MFD firemen responding to a call where a tree fell on power lines, causing a fire.  Two vehicle, driving in the blowing sheets of rain, collided with the tree, lying across the road.  No one was injured.

Both of these photos were included in the Good Morning America report.

Thanks to everyone who submitted storm damage photos to MLive to share with our readers.


Good Morning America Broadcasting from UAM’s Horse Barn

January 30th, 2013 by

ABC”s Good Morning America arrived at what is left of  UAM’s demolished horse barn, to cover Monticello’s severe weather, Tuesday night, in their program this morning.

Reporter Alex Perez, along with three members of their tech staff, arrived in Monticello around 4:30 to set up for the national broadcast.

Click here to watch the Good Morning America segment.

Some of MLive photos were included in the segment.


Thursday Fire Destroys Home

January 29th, 2013 by

Thursday evening around  5 pm, the Monticello Fire Dept. was called to battle a residence fire on HWY 35 East, just past the HWY 278 intersection.

The home appears to be a total loss.

No information was available about the cause of the fire.


PCH Scam Calling Monticello Again

January 28th, 2013 by

MLive has had multiple phone calls about the “old” Publisher’s Clearing House Scam resurfacing in Monticello, again.

Over the last two weeks, several local residents have received phone calls, where they were told to buy a certain cash card, or make a wire payment, in exchange for their “winning check” to be processed and delivered to them.

Please be aware that this is a scam, and don’t waste you time (or your money) with these calls.

 


Drew Central Students Participate In Math Competition

January 28th, 2013 by

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Drew Central Fourth Graders Attend Arkansas Civil War 150th Anniversary Event

January 28th, 2013 by

Drew Central Fourth Graders attended the Arkansas Civil War 150th Anniversary Event on January 18th at the Arkansas Post National Memorial Museum. The area outside the museum was set with thirteen stations. Each station had people dressed from the time period of The Civil War while telling stories.

A medicine woman, Dyan Bohnert, explained to the students how maggots had been used to clean wounds. A woman in Confederate uniform, Marde Clardy, showed photographs of women in soldier’s uniforms and told stories of women who fought as men because women were not allowed to fight. Students were given the opportunity to play townball, a game similar to baseball.


To an MLive Reader

January 28th, 2013 by

My wife and I had the chance to visit with a young lady last week, who is a devoted MLive reader.

ML wants to send a “Get Well Soon” to Courtney, from Joe & Sue.

 


Ace Benjamin Rawls Is Celebrating His First Birthday

January 27th, 2013 by

Ace Benjamin Rawls will be celebrating his first birthday on Sunday, January 27.

He is the son of Jeff and Jamie Rawls of Monticello and the little brother of Jaxon Rawls.

Ace is the grandson of David and Cindy Rawls and Jim and Julie West all of Monticello.

He is the great-grandson of Katherleen Rawls and J.D. and Sandra West, the late Curley Rawls, the late James Benjamin (J.B.) Smith, the late Lucy Brown all of Monticello and the late Betty Travis of Warren.


Superman Truck Stolen Overnight, in Monticello – Update – Arrest Made & Truck Recovered

January 26th, 2013 by

Monticello Police are searching for Chevy Z71 truck that was stolen Saturday night.

The truck reportedly has a black hood, red cab, and gray bed assembly.

The truck also has a Superman logo on the tailgate.

If seen contact the Metropolis Police Dept, or MPD at 367-3411.

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Trotter Appointed, Thomas Re-appointed to Parks Committee

January 25th, 2013 by

Mayor Maxwell presented two appointments to the Parks and Recreation Committee Thursday evening at the City Council meeting, to fill positions of two members whose terms have expired.
 
Joanne Trotter was recommended to replace Sean Tomlison, who requested to step down from the Committee at the end of his term. Cleo Thomas was re-appointed to his position, to continue to serve on the committee. The Council voted to approve these appointments.

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