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Shane Haarmeyer

2019 Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Banquet

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Barbara Emery

Barbara Emery, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Mena Regional Health System. She was born on Tuesday, September 27, 1927 to Merritt Franklin and Myrtle Gadd Harrison in San Antonio, Texas. Barbara was a devoted member of the Northside Church of Christ, and was always guided by her faith. She was a Pastor’s wife ...

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May 1, 2019

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Unofficial Polk County 2018 General Election results

The Polk County 2018 General Election was held yesterday with only a little over 50% of registered voters turning out to vote. The county has 11,976 registered voters; 6,077 votes were actually cast. The unofficial results of the Polk County election are as follows: RESULTS FOR THE CITY OF MENA: City of Mena Mayoral Results: The three candidates for Mayor ...

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October 31, 2018

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How does exceeding your fat capacity make you sick and what can you do about it?

PAT SMITH In an earlier article, Seriously Now – How Can I Avoid Diabetes (or anything else), my message was that the fat capacity of any individual, the point at which fat cells are full and cannot store more fat, is the key to the many inevitable manifestations of ill health associated with obesity. In other words, it isn’t how ...

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Black Fork to hold History Day and Fundraiser for volunteer fire department

Heather Grabin/News Director    One of the first settlements in this area of the rugged Ouachita Mountains was established in 1850. The city of Mena was established as a township 46-years later in 1896 and Heavener, OK was formed in 1898.    A group of innovative and determined families discovered a fertile valley with plentiful game along the Black Fork ...

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Bearcat Band honored with a decade of Superior Ratings

The Mena Bearcat Marching Band has fulfilled a decade of Superior ratings in competition. Tuesday night the band received the First Division Superior rating for the tenth consecutive year in a row while competing at the ASBOA Region VIII Marching Assessment in Fort Smith.

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Mena Water Utilities to begin bi-annual water main flushing.

Mena Water Utilities will again be conducting their bi-annual water main flushing program during the week of October 8- October 12, 2018. Mena Water has scheduled the lines on the south side of Highway 71 including the Nunley and Board Camp areas for flushing on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday and Thursday the lines on the north side of Highway ...

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Mr. Roger Nunn, Sr.

Mr. Roger Nunn, Sr. Mr. Roger Louis Nunn, Sr., age 62, a resident of De Queen, died Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at his home. He was born to Fredrick Rollie and Betty Marie Reeves Nunn on August 19, 1956, in Lebanon, Oregon. He was employed by Tyson Foods and enjoyed fishing, CB radios and model cars. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Britta ...

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