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Jubilee in June Gun Winners

Cameron Johnson of Hatfield won a Ruger American .22 Mag and Neil Gilbert of Mena won a Henry Goldenboy 30/30 rifle during the Town of Hatfield’s 16th Annual Jubilee in June celebration. Photo courtesy of Liberty Gun & Loan.

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Sociable Seniors Enjoy Lunch & Fellowship

The Polk County Sociable Seniors held their June luncheon at local restaurant, LaVilla. “It was very nice,” said organizer Diane Mathis. She extends an invitation to all area seniors to their next luncheon on July 11, 2017, which will be held at the Rock Café, 355 S. Main St., in Waldron, at 12 noon. Mathis reports they have a “good ...

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JOLT to Perform Tom Sawyer this Month

SUBMITTED – The Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT) will be presenting the play Tom Sawyer July 14-16 and again July 21-23.  JOLT is an organization sponsored by Ouachita Little Theatre, but run independent of OLT.  JOLT is comprised of young people ages 6 to 18 and is guided by the adult sponsor, Judy Kropp.  Judy has been holding JOLT workshops ...

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Local Artist Sells Boxes at Crystal Bridges Museum Store

BY MELANIE WADE – A local wood artist has been honored with the reception of his artistic boxes being sold at the Crystal Bridges Museum Store, a coveted fete not known by too many artists. Crystal Bridges is hailed as one of the best collections of artistic talents in the state, so being able to sell your merchandise among artists ...

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Town of Hatfield Continues Improvements to Area

BY MELANIE WADE – The Town of Hatfield has had a busy couple of weeks improving roads, adding playground equipment, and hosting their 16th Jubilee in June Celebration. Hatfield Mayor Linda Denton said the festival went over well with many enjoying the activities offered. Just in time for the festival, the overlay and surfacing of Mershon Drive that runs from ...

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Children’s Library Named in Honor of Long-Time Librarian, Shirley Philpot

BY MELANIE WADE – After three decades of stacking and stamping books, helping avid readers from toddler age to the elderly, and making sure the Polk County Library is filled with the best selection, Miss Shirley Philpot has officially retired and was greatly honored at a reception on Friday, June 30, 2017. One of her coworkers stated that the most ...

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Frost Named Adjuster of the Year

Farm Bureau claims adjuster Shane Frost (center) of Mena was named the 2017 District Two Adjuster of the Year during the 64th annual Farm Bureau Claims Conference June 8-10 in Rogers. Kevin McKenzie (left), Vice President of Claims, and Josh Webb, District Claims Manager of District Two, presented the award. The award is given annually to the adjuster in each ...

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City Considers Implementation of Business Permits

BY MELANIE WADE – Two Mena City Council committees met on Tuesday, June 27, at City Hall to discuss the issue of mobile food services in the city, as well as business permits and licensing. The Health and Sanitation Committee met to discuss proposing regulations on mobile food services in the city. One food truck owner, Jason Goodner of Chicollos, ...

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