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Chameleon Arts

BY JACLYN ROSE – A chameleon is a brightly colored animal with the ability to change its color to fit its surroundings, this is the inspiration the animal loving, Shana Bush used when naming her new craft shop.  “My vision was a place that allowed people to be creative without it being scary.  I enjoy many different types of crafts ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department – December 9 – 29, 2013

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the weeks of December 9 – December 22, 2013.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been ...

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Mena Police Department – December 8 – 28, 2013

The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the weeks of December 8 – December 28, 2013.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or ...

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That One Day…

BY MICHAEL REISIG – Bonnie and I were sitting on the porch the other day and she was rubbing her shoulder, complaining how it was bothering her again. Years ago we were playing tennis and she had tripped moving into a backhand shot, falling on her arm and damaging the nerve in her shoulder. It never really healed properly. “That ...

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Several New Laws to Take Effect in January 2014

BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – Most of the laws passed by the 89th General Assembly took effect on August 16th, 90 days after we adjourned sine die. A few of the new laws contained emergency clauses setting effective dates as early as the date the law was signed by the Governor.  But there were several new laws that were ...

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AEDC Announces New Industries Coming to Arkansas

BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is a relatively small state agency whose work has a big impact. The AEDC employs 90 people who recruit new industries to Arkansas and who work with existing industries to encourage them to expand their operations.  The entire community gets excited about announcements of new industries ...

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Mena Art Gallery’s Open Show

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Your local gallery will kick off the new year with an exhibit of art in any media: sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, and fine crafts of all sorts. So no matter what artistic niche suits you best, you are likely to find something in that field on display. You will find lots of things in other ...

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Sherrer wins Top Prize, Set to Graduate

Hilary Sherrer, reporter for John Brown University EagleBreak, brought home first place in the “Human Interest Reporting” category in the collegiate division of the Spring Creek Arts festival held recently in Springdale, Arkansas.  Sherrer’s television feature focused on the new 28 Springs restaurant.  JBU EagleBreak is a television newscast regularly produced by JBU students.  Hilary Sherrer, a communication major with ...

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HHE Trash to Treasure Project

Fourth Graders at HHE enjoyed creating “Trash to Treasure” projects in Mrs. Franklin and Ms. Graves’ classes!

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Menus for County Schools – Friday, December 20, 2013

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Blueberry Elfin Loaf, Yogurt, Juice, Milk Lunch: Hamburger, Corn Chips, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle, Side Kicks, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:   Chocolate Gravy, Sausage Gravy, Biscuit, Juice, Milk Lunch:   Veggie Soup, Cheese Toast, Salad, Peaches, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:   Cereal, Juice, Milk Lunch:  Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Ranch Beans, Carrots/Celery Sticks w/Dressing, Applesauce Cup, Milk

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