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Town of Hatfield Receives Rural Community Grant

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Town of Hatfield has been awarded a $15,000 grant through the Arkansas Rural Development Commission that will allow them to build restroom areas in their city park. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston, AEDC Executive Vice President of Operations Amy Fecher and Rural Services Director Alex Johnston presented $351,763.44 to 31 rural ...

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Maddox Markets District to AEDC

TOURS NIDEC AND MENA INTERMOUNTAIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT BY LEANN DILBECK – Arkansas Economic Development Commission Director Mike Preston and Regional Manager Cody Slater toured Arkansas’ District 20 on Monday by invitation of State Representative John Maddox [R].  “I requested Mr. Preston come to my district and see what we have to offer. In my opinion, we have some great local ...

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Filing Dates are Open for Prospective School Board Candidates

BY MELANIE BUCK – Filing dates for school board candidates are now open, says Polk County Clerk Terri Harrison. Monday, June 12, marked the first official day that candidates can begin circulating petitions to be considered. To be an official candidate on the ticket, you must have the Affidavit and Petition with at least 20 signatures from your respective school ...

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Kathryn Robb Lawry

Kathryn Robb Lawry, age 88, of Dallas, Texas passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017in Texas. She was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma on July 19, 1928 to the late Harry Taft Robb and the late Gladys Moore Robb. She was married to Lloyd Lowry until his death.  Kathryn worked for the Irving Public Library for many years and finally retired from Goodyear. ...

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Marvin Junior Wolfenbarger

Marvin Junior Wolfenbarger, age 85, of Mena, Arkansas died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at his home. He was born on Thursday, May 12, 1932 to Marvin Driggers and Pearl Leona Foster in Eagleton, Arkansas. Marvin served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He believed in setting goals in life and he achieved them. One of Marvin’s passions ...

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Paul Rose

Paul Rose, age 77, of Mena, Arkansas died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Hot Springs National Park Medical Center. He was born on Sunday, July 16, 1939 to Guy Lloyd and Grace Eleanor Hathaway Rose in Baker, Arkansas. Paul was a true man of God with faithfulness to his Lord, family, and others he met on a daily basis; ...

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Danny R. Potter

Danny R. Potter, age 66, retired Safety Instructor, Valaro Oil Refinery, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. Visitation 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 13. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 14, both at Broadway Mortuary, Wichita, Kansas. Graveside service 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 15, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hatfield, AR. Preceded in death by parents, Frank Potter and Betty Evans; ...

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Clifton “Dale” Newsom

Clifton “Dale” Newsom, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Mena. Dale was born in Acorn, Arkansas on March 20, 1934 to the late Clyde Newsom and the late Rena Anderson Newsom. He was married to Mary Huff Newsom until her death and was in the logging business.  Dale enjoyed the outdoors, cutting wood, and gardening. He enjoyed ...

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Randall R. Masters

Randall R. Masters, Jr., age 56, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Ft. Smith. Randall was born in West Stewartstown, New Hampshire on January 29, 1961 to Randall Ray Masters, Sr. and Judy Washburn Masters. He was an avid fisherman, enjoying just being on or around the water.  Randall was a member of CMA at one ...

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Roy Glenn Martin

Roy Glenn Martin, age 76, of Hatfield, died Monday, June 12, 2017 at home.  He was born on Sunday, December 28, 1941 to Orvis Elmo and Ruby Cleo Almonrode Martin in Mena, Arkansas. Roy worked as a brick layer for forty years. His kids and family were most important to him. Roy enjoyed river fishing, raising his Cur squirrel dogs, ...

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