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Mena City Council Discusses Increasing Pool Rates

(MENA)  Mena City Council met Tuesday night and discussed the possibility of raising the rates for the McMillan Park Swimming Pool and Kiddie Pool. Mayor Seth Smith noted that the rates had not been raised since 2010 and the city had seen five minimum wage rate increases during that time. General Admission rates will increase by 50 cents to $4.00 ...

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Mena City Council To Honor the Late Dale “D.C.” Spencer

(MENA)  The memory of the late Dale “D.C.” Spencer will be forever remembered for the many accomplishments that he did for the City of Mena and the many thousands of dollars that he helped the city save with engineering and design. Spencer recently passed away earlier this year and had been an architect of the Talimena Scenic Parkway, that starts ...

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OLT Benson Awards set for June 1

The Ouachita Little Theater is holding its biennial Benson Award ceremony on June 1 at the Ouachita Center on the U of A Rich Mountain campus. Featuring a catered dinner by Papa’s Mexican Café beginning at 6:00 PM, the pre-dinner music will be presented by Kassie Moe. The program will follow at 6:30 PM. Various awards will be presented to ...

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Memorial Day in Polk County

Submitted by Carla Vaught The  unofficial-official start of summer will be celebrated this weekend. Known as Memorial Day in the USA, the real reason we mark this patriotic holiday is to honor the men/women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. This holiday, like all patriotic holidays in Polk County, will be marked with American flags lining our sidewalks. ...

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Polk County Births

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Polk County Sheriff’s Report

The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner. ...

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Mena Police Department Report

The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner. ...

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Polk County Arraignment Report

The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner. ...

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James Lewis Faulkner

James Lewis Faulkner, better known by his loved ones as “Jimmy”, “Dad”, or “Papa”, passed away on May 19, 2019, at the age of 79, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith. Jimmy was born on January 14th, 1940 to Lewis and Mary Lee Faulkner in Mena, Arkansas. Although he lived the last 20 years of his life in Greenwood, he ...

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Bob Owen Davis

Bob Owen Davis, age 84, of Mena, Arkansas died Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena. He was born on Saturday, November 24, 1934 to Charles Whitney Sr. and Mary Katherine Fortner Davis in Shreveport, Louisiana. Bob served his county in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After he was honorably discharged ...

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