living/museum

As promised, this week we will look at the toys in the museum that might be regarded as more interesting to boys. All of these toys can be found in the upstairs hallway.  One of the most unusual and...
Bob Riley was an educator, politician, and patriot. He would not let wartime injuries slow him down, overcoming them to become Arkansas governor. Riley was born in Little Rock in 1924. He had a...
Friday, Nov. 22, marked a classic “Where were you when” day in history. A “where were you when” day is a day so significant and shockingly tragic that you will always remember where you were when it...
<strong>ON OCTOBER 3, 1963</strong>, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy traveled to Arkansas and made one of his last public appearances before his assassination. Kennedy visited the...
This week I want to turn back the pages of time to reminisce about the events of 50 years ago tomorrow. It was October 3, 1963, and President John Fitzgerald Kennedy had come to Arkansas on one of...
This week’s column was a bit harder for me to write because it will list and try to identify the machinery and implements we have located in the “backyard” area of the museum grounds. I am a country...
This week we will finish our tour of the first floor of the museum with a look at the central hallway we have dubbed “The Doctor’s Room”. Along the north wall sits a large, oblong glass counter-type...
By Sheilla Lampkin Advance Correspondent At a recent meeting the discussion turned to the membership of most organizations in Monticello and it was observed that most civic groups’ memberships are...
By Sheilla Lampkin Advance Correspondent Last week we heard about the first five years of marriage for Barton Pritchard Kimbro and his Kitty. In those five years, they became parents to four...
This week’s column will be short as I am a tad “pre-occupied,” However, I do have two pictures that have piqued my curiosity. Both photographs show homes built around 1840 from hand-hewn logs. The...
The Bush log house
The Leonard log house
In light of the approaching holiday season, I thought I’d visit with one of our older, well-respected Drew Countians about Christmas traditions at her house in her earlier years. The lady I visited...
By Sheilla Lampkin Advance Correspondent Last week we concluded the autobiography of Dr. Barton Pritchard Kimbro of Monticello.  This week will shed more light on the life and times of a remarkable...
Charlie Mae Simon
This week will feature a special story about a special place in Drew County made especially more significant and timely because of a special event in that community.  The community is Rock Springs...
Rock Springs United Methodist Church as it appeared in the 1950s. The church will celebrate its 150th anniversary this Sunday.
The Rock Springs United Methodist Church as it looks today.
Several years ago I watched an excellent movie on AETN. It began in a WWII Japanese POW camp and was entitled “A Town Like Alice.” The plot was girl-meets-guy-in a prison camp in the south Pacific....
By Sheila Lampkin Advance Correspondent In observance of Veterans Day, November 11, 2009, (today), I have another veteran to spotlight for readers.  This veteran is a native of Drew County who left...

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