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LeAnn Dilbeck

ARVEST Bank Buying Bear State Bank for $391 Million

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Aug. 22, 2017) – Arvest Bank (“Arvest”) announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bear State Financial, Inc. (“Bear State”) (NASDAQ:BSF), the parent company of Bear State Bank. The acquisition, expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017 or first quarter of 2018 pending customary regulatory approvals and subject to approval by Bear ...

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Michael Wayne Quillin

Michael Wayne Quillin, age 62, of Mena, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Michael was born in Mena, Arkansas on March 19, 1955 to Charles Quillin and Lois Young Quillin.  He was married to Debbie Hughes Quillin for 43 years.  Michael worked in Aviation as a profession. He enjoyed watching Nascar and being on Lake Ouachita playing on the ...

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Marlin Chatham

Mr. Marlin Chatham age 82, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 in Mena. Mr. Chatham was born on December 20, 1934 in Zafra, Oklahoma to Theodore Chatham and Grace Sitten Parnell. Mr. Chatham was married to his wife Nola Chatham in 2006, who he dearly loved. He was a drywall installation specialist by trade. He greatly enjoyed, ...

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Garland Wayne Ford, Jr.

Garland Wayne Ford Jr., age 59, of Mena, Arkansas died Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home. He was born on Sunday, September 22, 1957 to Garland W. and Arrita Martin Ford in DeQueen, Arkansas. Garland was of the Protestant faith and a United States Army veteran who was head of the motor pool during the Vietnam War.  He went to computer ...

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Identity of Second Victim Released

BY LEANN DILBECK – Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer has released the identity of the male found in his home in Hatfield on Thursday as 66 year old Steven J. Payne. This is the second body found this week and two children remain listed as missing/endangered. Payne’s body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab. The Polk County ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Authorities Discover Second Body

BY MELANIE BUCK – A second body has been found within a week by Polk County authorities. On Thursday afternoon, Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer confirmed that another crime scene is being worked just south of Hatfield. Family members of the alleged second victim have confirmed to Pulse Multi-Media that it is the uncle of Bethany Jo (Scarbrough) Wester. The ...

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Body Found in Cove

BY LEANN DILBECK – The Polk County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that a body was discovered in Cove Tuesday, April 25.  According to the statement released by the Department, they received a call at approximately 1:20 p.m. of a “suspicious object” in a creek southeast of Cove, Ark. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered the body of an unidentified white female.  The ...

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