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Rose Landsfeld

Rose Landsfeld, age 94, of Mena, Arkansas died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mena. She was born on Saturday, April 21, 1923 to Henry and Mary Landsfeld in Stamford, Connecticut. Rose loved her family, chocolate, and cats, and enjoyed going on walks. She really enjoyed doing word search puzzles in her spare ...

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School Lunch Menus: October 16-27, 2017

Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: Variety Cereal, omelet, cheese, toast, parfait, oranges, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Pasta Primavera w/ chicken, meatball sub, breadstick, corn, pears, salad bar, juice, milk. High School: Chicken pasta primavera, meatball sub, breadstick, baked potato bar, wheat crackers, corn, pears, salad bar, juice, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Variety cereal, super donut parfait, sausage link, raisins, bananas, juice, ...

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Juvenile Arrested for Two Cases of Arson

BY MELANIE WADE – A twelve-year old juvenile is in custody following two cases of arson reported in Wickes and Cove in the last week. Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer said that the first fire occurred in Wickes on September 28 at 5:20 p.m. Polk County Dispatch received a call of a house on fire on Icy Lane. The home ...

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Ouachita River School District Breaks Ground on New Cafetorium

BY LEANN DILBECK – Ouachita River School District accepted a $1.905 million “turn key” bid for the construction of their new 10,000 plus s.f. cafetorium during their Tuesday night board meeting. The general contractor will be Petree Construction based out of Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Following the meeting board members held a grand breaking prior to the district’s annual Blue Gold ...

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HHE Student Challenges Classmates to Provide Hurricane Relief

This year at Holly Harshman Elementary, “WE” have challenged each and every student to “Show Your True Colors” by striving to be the best person that they can be.  HHE 5th graders have taken that challenge to the next level by coming up with the idea of being a #differencemaker. Each student has the opportunity to recognize their classmates for ...

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Johnie R. Bean

Johnie R. Bean, age 79, of Bismarck, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017. He was born on May 28, 1938 in Amity, the son of Johnie Bean and Roxie Lily Garner Bean.  He was preceded in death by his son, Terry Bean; his parents; and two brothers, Alton Bean and Grady Bean. He was a true outdoorsman and retired as ...

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Kenneth W. Schreiber

Kenneth W. Schreiber, age 89, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away October 6, 2017 while in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Schreiber was born on November 3, 1927 in Griffith, Indiana to William Schreiber and Afra Schuster Schreiber. He was married to Theresa Schreiber. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Mr. Schreiber was a pilot by profession. He is survived ...

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MHS JAG Student and Program Earn Top Awards

On October 4, 2017 Jobs for America’s Graduates  (JAG) State Leadership Conference Competition was held in Little Rock, Arkansas at UALR. Mena High School JAG Senior program had two students compete in the Public Speaking and Math Skills events. The top three places in each event will qualify for the national competition in Washington D.C. at the National Student Leadership ...

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Family Loses Home Following Fire

BY MELANIE WADE – A family has suffered the complete loss of their home following a fire on Tuesday, with the cause still undetermined. Polk County dispatch received a call around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning that a house was on fire at 6165 Highway 71 South, between Cove and Vandervoort. Cove Volunteer Fire Department responded with five firefighters and soon ...

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‘Knights’ Launch Tootsie Roll Campaign

The Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual Tootsie Roll drive that raises funding for Intellectual Disabilities. The drive is currently underway so expect Knights of Columbus members to visit businesses in the coming days wearing yellow aprons and handing out Tootsie Rolls as they collect donations for the cause. Of the money raised, 85% goes to Polk County Developmental ...

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