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Elsie Elizabeth Fried

Elsie Elizabeth Fried, age 101, of Mena, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at home.  She was born on Sunday, June 25, 1916 to Walter A. and Etta L. Robinson Moreau in Wichita Falls, Texas. Elsie was a Godly woman and longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Mena. Faith, church, and her family were always of utmost importance to ...

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Mary Elizabeth Kennett Rhodes

Mary Elizabeth Kennett Rhodes, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas died Monday, August 14, 2017 at her home. She was born on Sunday, May 23, 1926 to Thomas Andrew and Lillie Branum Kennett in Leachville, Arkansas. Mary earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Home Economics from the University of Arkansas, taught home economics at Leachville High School in Mississippi County, ...

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Sundermans Celebrate Anniversary

Betty Sue and Henry George Sunderman of Mena, Polk County, Arkansas celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary August 3 with their son, Wes, in Memphis, Tennessee.  The couple married August 3, 1957. Betty Sue (Ryals) Sunderman is a retired secretary and former Waldron Municipal Court Clerk in Scott County, Arkansas.  Henry retired from a career with Southwestern Electric Power Company where ...

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Polk County Births

Veronica and Ethan Heath, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on August 6th. Colby Frachiseur and David Russell, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on August 8th. Dana and Jose Flores, of Gillham, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on August 8th. Jacqueline and Ryan Allen, of ...

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Soccer Registration Open

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Mena Soccer Association has opened registration for the upcoming youth soccer season. Registration forms are available for the Fall soccer league at La Villa, Hibbett Sports, and Papa Pablanos. Parents wanting to sign up their kids can also do so online at tapleysports.com.

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County Golf Teams in Action

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Polk County golf teams were in action August 11th as Mena and Cossatot River teed off at the Ouachita Golf Course in Mena. Both boys and girls teams played, the boys played 18 holes, while the Cossatot girls completed 9 holes. The Mena boys finished 1st with an overall score of 231 and the Cossatot boys ...

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Cross Country Nears Season

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – As school begins, along with volleyball and football, cross country will get started at schools around the county. Mena Cross Country Coach Randy Peters is looking forward to the upcoming season, “We have lost some runners, but we have a lot coming back this next year. We will have more athletes out running than we have ...

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Ouachita Regional Hospice Gives Back to Community

The staff of Ouachita Regional Hospice likes to find projects to give back to their community. In the past, they have supported law enforcement with jars of candy and have quietly given to others as well. This year, they decided to help with a large expense to families each August – school supplies. Pictured are members of their staff with ...

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Yankee Clipper Joins Chamber

Yankee Clipper, a local salon, was welcomed into the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Yankee Clipper is located at 601 Hwy. 71 North in Mena, in the Northside Shopping Center. They are a full service salon offering hair, nail, and massage services.

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42nd Annual Rod Run Announces Dates & Events Announced

BY MELANIE WADE – The 42nd Annual Rod Run will roll into town August 25-27 and will fill downtown Mena and Queen Wilhelmina State Park with hundreds of hot rods, antique cars/trucks, muscle cars, and street rods. The event is a partnership between the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce and the Mena Advertising and Promotion Commission (A&P). The event will ...

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