Invitation To Bidders

Notice is hereby given by Mainline Drainage District of Ashley and Chicot counties, Arkansas, that it will receive bids for cleaning, dredging, ditching, removal of all woody vegetation, willow removal, and spreading of spoil as required, for maintenance purposes, of a portion of its system generally described as follows:

All of Lateral #7 beginning at its Westernmost point and running East, approximately 2.5 miles, to intersection of Lateral #9.

All of Lateral #8 beginning at its Westernmost point and running East, approximately 4 miles, to intersection of Big Bayou. 

Bids for the required work shall be submitted on an hourly basis for a track hoe of a 1.5 yard capacity or larger, or dragline with operator and such support equipment as required by bidder to enable him to comply with job specifications.

All bidders will be required to provide evidence of general liability insurance of not less than $1,000,000 and of workers compensation liability as required by law.

Work performed by the successful bidder shall be from the side of the ditches containing a majority of previous spoil bank so far as reasonably capable of working in that manner.

Bid awards will be made to the extent of presently available funds and may be divided and awarded to more than one bidder in the event of comparable bids and equipment.

Bids shall be submitted in writing to the contracting officer on or before September 17, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.  Additional information as to specifications, performance time, etc. may be obtained from the contracting officer, Mr. Eddie Scherm, at 716 Highway 165 North, Portland, Arkansas, 71663 or by calling such officer at (870) 510-7509.

The District reserves the right to accept any bid and to reject any and all bids to waive irregularities of any kind in any bid.

Mainline Drainage District

By: Harrod Law Office, Its Attorneys

Hamburg, Arkansas


In The Circuit Court Of Ashley County,

Probate Division

In the matter of:

Joe Albert Blocker

Probate Case # 21-113-2

Notice Of Collection Of Small Estate

Last Known Address of Decedent: 3014 Hwy 425 N. Hamburg, AR. 71646

Date of Death: 6-30-21

An Affidavit for Collection of Small Estate has been filed with the Probate Clerk on August 12, 2021.

The real property listed in the Affidavit is located in Ashley County, Arkansas, and is described as follows:


Starting at the Southeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 5, Township 16 South, Range 7 West, Ashley County, Arkansas, thence run North 462 feet; thence run West 375 feet to a point which was 62 feet due East of the East boundary of the Arkansas Highway Number 81 on July 6, 1959; thence run Southeasterly parallel with said highway for 216 feet; thence run West to the East boundary of said Highway 81; thence run Southerly along the East boundary of said Highway to a point due West of the point of beginning; thence run East for 167 feet back to the point of beginning. 

A contest of the probate can be affected only by filing a petition within the time provided by law.

All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in all estate.

This Notice first published this 1st day of September, 2021

Billie Wells III, 512 South Speer Street, Monticello, AR. 71655