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Johnson Manor B&B – A Vacation that Feels like Home

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – It is said that the bed and breakfast inn was born of sharing food with friends. At Johnson Manor Bed and Breakfast, that’s just what guests are considered to be…friends. A warm smile and open doors await visitors from all over the world. Larry and Carol Johnson, innkeepers of the charming bed and breakfast located at ...

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Phil Feerance- Giving His Life for Charity

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – “Oh, the places you’ll go”, this phrase was so cleverly coined in Dr. Seuss’s book. Life does seem to take people places they never would have expected, on journeys that make their life worth living. Phil Feerance is a man well traveled. Military and work has allowed him to experience new places and new faces, with ...

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Doris Witherspoon Barham

Doris Witherspoon Barham, age 101, of Little Rock, Arkansas, died on March 24, 2017. She was a descendent of two Arkansas pioneer families, the Witherspoons and Woodells.  She was born in Cove, Arkansas, on October 1, 1915 to O. B. Witherspoon and Mattie Woodell Witherspoon. When she was in the 8th grade, the family moved to Eagleton, Arkansas, where her father was one ...

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Michael Ray “Mike” Reese

Michael Ray “Mike” Reese, age 63, a resident of Mena, Arkansas, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at his home. He was born April 4, 1953 in Oceola, Ohio. He was a truck driver, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a member of the Northside Church of Christ in Mena. Mr. Reese was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and ...

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Janet Sue Alston Corcoran

Janet Sue Alston Corcoran, age 65 of Ink, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born in Mena, Arkansas on November 21, 1951 to the late Claud Gilbert and Jewel Alston and graduated from Mena High School in 1970. Janet married Joseph (Joe) Patrick Corcoran in May 1976 at England Air Force Base, Alexandria, ...

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School Lunch Menus: March 27-31, 2017

Acorn School’s Breakfast Monday 3/27 Variety cereal, super donut, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday 3/28 Variety cereal, strawberry parfait, sausage link, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday 3/29 Variety cereal, pancakes w/ syrup, sausage link, fruit, juice, milk Thursday 3/30 Variety cereal, mini powdered donuts, fruit, juice, milk Friday 3/31 Variety cereal, biscuit & gravy, jelly, sausage link, fruit yogurt, juice, milk Acorn School’s ...

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Betty Steel Hardegree

Betty Steel Hardegree, age 84, of Mena, Arkansas passed away at her home on Monday, March 20, 2017. She was born September 10, 1932 in Oklahoma City, to the late Robert Earl and Frances Boyce Steel. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Joe Hal Hardegree. In early 1960, Betty and Joe moved to Mena where ...

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Brenda Nell Carter Robbins

Brenda Nell Carter Robbins, age 66, of Alder Springs, died Monday, March 20, 2017 at her home. She was born on Monday, April 17, 1950 to Everett Vernon and Mary Lou Hunt Carter in Dumas, Texas. Brenda attended the Northside Church of Christ and taught Sunday school. She loved the Lord and went on mission trips to Honduras and Guatemala. Brenda spent thirty-eight ...

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Bobby Alan Denton

Bobby Alan Denton, age 69 of Old Potter, went to be with the Lord on March 20, 2017 surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born on November 2, 1947 to Alvin and Gladys Denton in Mena, Arkansas. Bob was a 1966 graduate of Hatfield High School. His sense of humor was evident even as a young man. In ...

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4-H Horse Club to Organize

SUBMITTED – The U of A Division of Agriculture Polk County Extension Service is proud to announce the organization of a new 4-H Horse Club. This club will conduct its organizational meeting on Monday, March 27 beginning at 6:00. It will meet at the Hatfield Lions Shack next to the riding arena at Hatfield. This club is open to any ...

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