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New Trends in Tobacco and Substance Abuse – Registration Information

June 19th, 2012 by

Tobacco and drug use remain issues that affect the health and viability of children and families. This presentation will inform participants about the new and growing trends in drug and tobacco use, and the effects of usage. Topics will include laws that govern use of tobacco and various substances around children. New and emerging drug and tobacco trends (Special K, Bath Salts, Snus and Dissolvables). Information regarding stash gear will be included. Particularly relevant for those working with children and families impacted by substance abuse, and those dealing with adolescents and teens.

Training Opportunities:
June 27, 2012 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
June 27, 2012 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.

You must be register at Mid-South Training to attend. Registration closes 6/25/12.


Cater to Seek Drew Central Board Position

June 19th, 2012 by

Jason Cater DVM is announcing his candidacy for Drew Central School Board, Zone 3.

Cater is a 1996 Honor Graduate of DCHS and a 2000 Honor Graduate of UAM. He graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. “I have deep family ties to Drew Central Schools including my two sons who are in elementary school as the 3rd generation of Drew Central Pirates.

“It is my desire to serve on the school board to help move the school into a positive direction for the future. In addition to my advanced education, I have 12 years of experience successfully managing my own business with my wife, Sara. Growing up on a farm taught me the value of hard work, family, and education. This life training will help me make wise decisions about all aspects of the school district, including the financial concerns. I enjoy working with people and have the positive future of Drew Central at heart. I assure you that if I am indeed elected to the Drew Central School Board, I will serve faithfully and do my best to represent the voters in Zone 3. Please vote for me, Jason Cater DVM. I will appreciate each vote.”


Fatal Wreck Claims Life of Local Man

June 18th, 2012 by

Michael Keith Williams age 43 of Warren, was killed Saturday, as the result of an automobile accident in Bradley County. According to Arkansas State Police, early Sunday morning, Williams was driving his Chevy pick-up west on Bradley County Road 34, when the truck left the roadway, struck a tree, and overturned.  There were two other passengers in the vehicle. 

Williams was an electric technician for J. P. Price Lumber Company.

Frasers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral services.

 


Annette Hall Memorial Scholarship Recipients Recognized

June 18th, 2012 by

The recipients of the Annette Hall Memorial Scholarships were recently recognized at Oak Grove Assembly of God. The scholarships are awarded to college students annually at Oak Grove in recognition of academic and leadership qualities of Christian standards on campuses throughout Universities where each student attends. Pictured are from left:

Barry Hall, Committee Chairperson, Julie Crain, Alexis Pacheco, Candice Cox Cater, Kaitie Spencer, Megan Shelby and Pastor Dr. Bobby Spencer


Monticello Memories – History of Drew County’s EHC Clubs – Part 2

June 17th, 2012 by

This week we will continue our little historic look at the Extension Homemakers Clubs in Drew County to recognize the 100th anniversary of this wonderful service organization in Arkansas and Drew County. Chronological order is fuzzy in some cases, but the Southside Club is generally acknowledged as the oldest surviving club.

SOUTHSIDE EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS CLUB

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Convicted Drug Grower “Falls Out” in Court, Wheeled to Jail – 2,200 Video Plays

June 14th, 2012 by

Right after Judge Bynum Gibson told the court that a convicted drug manufacturer would receive two consecutive 10 year sentences, the man approached the judge’s bench, said “I object”, and fell to the floor.

This was the same man who when arrested asked for the Postmaster instead of an attorney and called the jury ““Brain-washed Socialist Cowards”  during his trial.

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Alanon Group Meets on Tuesdays

June 13th, 2012 by

Alanon is for friends and families of problem drinkers. Our meetings are confidential.

Alanon members find understanding, strength and support at meetings.

We meet from 6- 7 pm on Tuesday evenings at First Presbyterian Church, 821 N. Main.

For more information, call Jane at 870-723-2493.


Parks Commission Hears Request to Make Whaley Property into Park / Nature Trail

June 12th, 2012 by

During their re-scheduled Parks Committee meeting, Monday night, the group heard a request from Curtis Merrill and Hope Bragg to turn approximately 4.5 acres of the W. C. Whaley property into a nature trail park area.

The city’s fire station will be built on the southwest corner of the lot.  The request will turn the remaining portion of the city land into a park.  Earlier discussed uses of the land were for a pool, police station / court complex, or convention center.

Grants are planned on being requested to cover the cost.

This topic will likely be on Thursday night’s City Council agenda.


Drew Central Elementary Kindergarten Graduation Pictures

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Monticello Memories – History of Drew County’s EHC Clubs – Part 1

June 11th, 2012 by

The Drew County Extension Homemakers Council is a dedicated service organization that began over 80 years ago in Drew County with local clubs who met in many communities throughout the county. Today there are 9 Extension Homemakers Clubs in the county, but in 1956 there were actually 23 active county clubs educating and serving the citizenry.

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Friday Wreck Sends 2 to Hospital

June 9th, 2012 by

Around 3 pm, Friday afternoon, a Mercury Grand Marquis and a Jeep Cherokee were involved in a severe automobile crash on HWY 425 North, at Rose Hill Cut-Off.

Two occupants of the Jeep were transported to DMH by MASI.

The Drew County Sheriff’s Dept. worked the scene and traffic, which was cut down to 2 lanes.

Reliable Wrecker and Dan’s Towing removed the vehicles.


MFD Responds to Fire at Recycling Center

June 7th, 2012 by

Around 8:15, this morning, the Monticello Fire Dept. responded to the report of a fire on the yard of the recycling center, on East Jackson Street, at the old Burlington mill.

The blaze seems to have been limited to a storage area on the old parking lot.


Happy 5th Birthday

June 6th, 2012 by

Kaylee Ross celebrates her 5th Birthday Wednesday, June 6, 2012. She is the daughter of Niki Kelly Ross and the late Robert Ross, the little sister of Skylar Ross, and the granddaughter of Bobbie Ross, Tim and Virginia Kelly.

Happy Birthday Kaylee!! We love you! Love Grandma Bobbie and Aunt Louise (Weezie).


Bank Donation Fund Set Up for 4th Grader Seriously Injured in Boating Accident

June 6th, 2012 by

Bekka McIlvoy, who was critically injured in the boating accident in Pine Bluff, recently, is 9 years old and attends Drew Central Elementary School.

A donation fund has been set up in her name to help her family with medical and travel expenes. It is at Union Bank and Trust under the name “Bekka’s Donation Fund”.

The Family wants to thank everyone for the prayers, thoughts, phone calls during this very difficult time.

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UAM To Host Freshman Pre-Registration Sessions June 18-19 and New Transfer Pre-Registration on June 20

June 6th, 2012 by

The University of Arkansas at Monticello will hold two pre-registration sessions for incoming freshmen June 18 and 19, according to Mary Whiting, director of admissions.

The June 18 session begins at 12:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Center, and the June 19 event begins at 5:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Center. Only students who have applied for admission and have received mail notification may pre-register on those dates. Letters of invitation were sent to each student with a request for a reply.

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