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Bearcats Wrap Up Football Season

Last Friday night, November 16 th , the Mena Bearcats (8-4, 5-2) senior high football team traveled to Shiloh Christian, to take on the Saints (11-1, 7-0) in the second round of the 4A State Football Playoffs. The Bearcats kicked the ball off to Shiloh to begin the game. A couple of plays into their first drive, the Saints scored ...

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Mena Basketball Sweeps Season Openers

Last Thursday, November 15 th , the Mena Ladycats and Bearcats basketball teams hosted Booneville at the Union Bank Center for their season and home openers. To begin the afternoon, Coach Wright’s Ladycats took on the Lady Bearcats from Booneville. The Mena defense held Booneville to only five point in the first quarter, as Hannah Stockton led the Ladycats with ...

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Sodona Elieen Koch

Sodona Elieen Koch age 87, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Sodona was born on December 17, 11930 in Lawrenceville, Illinois to the late Marion McBride and Opal Brown McBride.   She loved God and her family. Lois was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She is ...

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Lois Marie Cunningham

Lois Marie Cunningham, age 91, of Mena passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. Lois was born on September 17, 1927 in Hugo, Oklahoma to the late Jim Woods and the late Mary Jane Young Woods.  She was a loving and kind homemaker. Lois enjoyed many things in life such as bingo, sewing, quilting and working in her vegetable ...

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Dorothy Dollarhyde

Dorothy Dollarhyde, age 88, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena.  She was born on Saturday, December 21, 1929 to William and Nancy Elizabeth Ketcher Russell in Miami, Oklahoma. Dorothy loved her family and spending time with them. She was a homemaker and loved to sew for her family and cook. ...

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Robert Albert Genzel Jr

Robert Albert Genzel Jr., age 76, of Vandervoort, Arkansas, died Thursday, November 8, 2018 at his home. He was born on Monday, March 9, 1942 to Robert Albert Genzel Sr. and Porter Reis “Penny” Nelms Genzel in Dallas, Texas. Robert, also affectionately known as “Dad, Daddy, Bob, Bobby, Papa and Willy Bob” by his closest family and friends was a ...

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James M. L. “Tinker” Combs

James M. L. “Tinker” Combs, age 79, of Watson, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at his home. He was born August 28, 1939 to the late James Toga Combs and the late Tressie Mae Turner Combs.  He was united in marriage to JoAnn Romine.  Tinker was a self-employed business man.  He loved hunting and fishing and the outdoors in general.  He enjoyed ...

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Inez Virginia Herndon

Inez Virginia Herndon of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 peacefully in the home of her granddaughter Cynthia Crider and her husband Rodger in Potter, Arkansas surrounded by her family at age 87. Inez was born May 1st, 1931 in Sylvester, Georgia.  She worked as a nurse’s aide and a foster grandparent of many years.  She enjoyed casinos, ...

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Gay Marshall

Gay Marshall, age 65, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 in Mena. She was born January 16, 1953 to the late Hollis Marshall and the late Mary Willhite Marshall.  She was a dispatcher for the Polk County Sherriff’s Office for 20 years.  Gay enjoyed her dogs.  Mostly, she loved her children and grandchildren.  Gay was a people person and never met ...

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F.H. “Bud” Wilburn

F.H. “Bud” Wilburn, 83, of Mount Ida, AR passed away November 05, 2018 in Little Rock, AR. surrounded by his family. He was born July 13, 1935, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Henry and Marguerite (Wegener) Wilburn. He is preceded in death by both his parents, one son Tim Wilburn, two brothers; Eddie and Hank Wilburn, and three sisters; ...

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