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Jerry Ross McCarthy

Jerry Ross McCarthy, age 75, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The story of Jerry Ross McCarthy could fill a multitude of books and cannot be told in a few lines. He was an avid outdoors man and loved being in the woods hunting, fishing or camping; it didn’t matter as long as ...

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Bettie Jean “Dommie” Montgomery

Bettie Jean “Dommie” Montgomery, age 87, of Mena, Ark. passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 in Mena. Bettie was born in Anonna, Texas on April 3, 1930 to Nick Hoffman and Gladys Griffin Hoffman. She was married to James “Jim” Montgomery for an amazing 69 years. Bettie and Jim owned the Pine Bowl for 49 years and was an avid ...

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Charles Henry Golden

Mr. Charles Henry Golden, age 93, a resident of Grannis, Arkansas, died Saturday, November 11, 2017, in Bear Creek Healthcare, De Queen. He was born to John Mathis and Constance Ione Carr Golden on June 10, 1924, in Meridian, Texas. Mr. Golden married the love of his life, Betty Lee Zanzeberg, on June 8, 1946, in Wickes, Arkansas. He was ...

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COL. [RET.] Billy R. Wood – Duty, Honor, and Country

BY LEANN DILBECK – Some heroes wear capes… others wear combat boots. COL. [RET] Billy R. Wood embodies all that makes this nation great… a love of country, God, and family. He doesn’t consider himself a hero in any sense of the word but he does consider himself blessed. COL. [RET] Billy R. Wood was born in Ada, Okla. in ...

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Christopher Rodel Brinlee, Sr.

Christopher Rodel Brinlee, Sr., age 54, of Mena, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at his home.  He was born on September 27, 1963 to Aubry Lee Brinlee and Norma Lee Yancy Trammell in Merced, California. Christopher worked many years as an electrical journeyman and owned and operated Service Electric and Industrial Controls in Mena and also was the owner of ...

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Two Return With Medals from AFG State Tourney

SUBMITTED – Shawn Leach and Jeremiah Hexamer each won medals at the AFG Arkansas State Tournament held in Conway, Arkansas on October 21st. Leach brought home a gold medal in the Lightweight No Gi Beginners Division. This marked his first tournament. Hexamer brought home a silver medal in the Lightweight Intermediate No Gi Division. This marks Hexamer’s 2nd tournament. At ...

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Local Country Teams Compete In State Meet

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Friday, November 3rd, the local Acorn, Cossatot, and Mena cross-country teams competed in their respected class state meets at Lake Hamilton. In the 1A/2A Boys 5,000 meter run, the Acorn Tigers came in third overall, as Ouachita placed first, Sloan-Hendrix second, Salem fourth, and Haas Hall fifth. Brady Lyle was the first Tiger to complete ...

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Senators Offense Erupts Against Mena

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Friday, November 3rd, the Mena Bearcats (3-7, 0-7) senior high football traveled to Joe T. Robinson in Little Rock, Arkansas to take on the Senators (10-0, 7-0), in their last game of the 2017 season. Robinson won the coin toss and deferred to receive the ball to start the second half of play. The Bearcats ...

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Mena Schools Learn Bus Safety

Mena Public Schools recently celebrated Bus Safety Week on their campuses. James Davis, supervisor of the transportation department at Mena Schools, and his staff spent the week teaching students and teachers how to safely ride aboard a school bus, how to safely evacuate the bus in case of an emergency, and other safe habits. Pictured: School Resource Officer Jessie Curry ...

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Louise Durham Announces First Ever Fall Carnival Royalty

For the first time in Louise Durham School history, they had a king and queen contest during their annual Fall Festival. Four couples were chosen from each grade as king and queen and each class held fundraisers to determine an overall winner based on sales. Jaxon Perez, Pre-K, was crowned overall King and Austin Melius, Kindergarten, was crowned overall Queen.

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