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Colby Singleton – Making Reading Fun

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – A child who reads will be an adult who thinks. Reading is more than just glancing at words on a page. Reading is about being educated, being transformed, and changing the way people think. Those who read are also normally the ones that lead. Colby Singleton, literacy teacher at Acorn, is teaching students to think and ...

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Dallas Masonic Lodge #128 – Building Better Men and Communities

Mark Twain. John Wayne. George Washington. Neil Armstrong. These men are all in some way iconic figures in history, but what do they all have in common? Each of these men were a part of a fraternity, a brotherhood. These icons were all members of the freemasons. This brotherhood of men have existed for the purpose of charity, building good ...

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Legal Maneuvering Begins in Quadruple Homicide Case

BY MELANIE WADE – Quadruple homicide suspect Brian Bliss Travis, age 37, made an appearance in Polk County Circuit Court for a hearing on Monday, August 14, 2017.  The case that shook much of the county and attracted state-wide media attention is expected to take several months to bring to trial. This was Travis’ first time to appear since being ...

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Moments from America’s History – The Death of a King

BY JEFF OLSON – Notable events in American History are quite often remembered by those living at the time through recalling where we were and/or what we were doing when they occurred. For instance, my father remembered quite distinctly where he was when Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, and some of you may still remember where you were when President John ...

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Winners in Mena Art Gallery’s Ouachita Expressions

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – This year’s Ouachita Expressions art competition brought out some exceptional work by Arkansas artists. Here are the award winners: Best of Show: Jim Brace – “Greers Ferry Lake” Works on Paper: 1st – Tiffany Lane – “A Place in the Sun” 2nd – Gilda Meyers – “Un-Spoken” 3rd – Judith Cantrell – “Lincoln’s Sparrows” H.M. – Barbara Holdeman – ...

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First OLT Movie Night a Big Success

Ouachita Little Theatre recently revived the Free Movie Night at the Lyric series on August 9th.  The feature was the popular musical, “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor.  The theatre was comfortably full and the crowd reacted to the show with appropriate laughter, applause, and appreciation for the musical dance numbers.  The concession stand ...

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Edna Faye Anderson Mullins

Mrs. Edna Faye Anderson Mullins, age 70, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Rich Mountian Nursing and Rehab. Edna was born on March 21, 1947 in Norman, Arkansas, the daughter of Bennett Joseph “BJ” Anderson and Beryl Foley Anderson.  She was married to Darren Mullins for 19 years.  Mrs. Mullins was a member of Calvary Baptist Church with ...

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Red & Black Scrimmage Rescheduled

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Each year the Bearcats hold their Red & Black Scrimmage the first week of school and this year the date of the pre-season scrimmage is being moved back a day. The scrimmage has been moved from Friday, August 18th to August 17th at 6 p.m. The first half of the evening will be Jr. High scrimmaging ...

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Young Promoted to Union Bank’s Senior Vice-President

SUBMITTED – Union Bank of Mena would like to announce the promotion of Patty Young to the position of Senior Vice President of Retail Banking. Patty has 26 years of banking experience.   She has been employed at Union Bank Of Mena for 8 of those years.  She previously served as Vice President of Retail Banking and Lending.  Prior to her ...

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Gregory Allan Terwilliger

Gregory Allan Terwilliger, age 30, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Big Fork, Arkansas. Greg was born in Ft. Smith, Arkansas on July 19, 1987 to Scott Terwilliger and Barbara Jones Terwilliger.  He was a Kevin Harvick fan and enjoyed watching Nascar. Greg loved watching football and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. He loved his nephews very ...

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