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Dan O’Connor

Dan O’Connor, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas, died Sunday, August 12, 2018 at his home in Mena. He was born on Wednesday, July 25, 1928 to John Joseph and Mildred Rhea Jones O’Connor in Pontiac, Michigan. Dan was a Godly man and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mena. He served in the United States Army specializing in ...

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Betty Sue Webb Neal

Betty Sue Webb Neal age 86, better known as “Nanny Neal” went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Cove, Arkansas. She was born on September 29, 1931 to George and Lura Cotton Webb in Sheridan, Arkansas. She was married to the late John D. Neal on September 19, 1957. Betty was a loving and caring ...

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Tracy Smith

Tracy Smith, 80, of Story, AR passed away August 17, 2018. He was born May 17, 1938 in Washington County, Virginia to the late Joseph W. Smith and Pauline Pickering Smith. He is preceded in death by both his parents. Survivors include his wife, Anna Jean Smith of 56 years, his daughter, Valerie Mitchell, grandson, Travis Mitchell and great grandchildren Gunnar ...

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Marty Haggard To Perform at OLT

Ouachita Little Theatre is providing the venue for Marty Haggard to perform live music selections in Mena.  Marty Haggard is the oldest son of the legendary Merle Haggard, and he will share some of the greatest country music ever written and recorded by his father on Friday, September 7th.  In addition to the music, Marty will share stories of the ...

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Mena Advertsing and Promotion Commission Reorganize

Commissioners of the Mena Advertising and Promotion Commission met August 7th to discuss opportunities to promote tourism in Mena and Polk County. According the Mena City Clerk/Treasurer Linda Rexroad, the city collected $13,677 in restaurant taxes and another $5,393 in lodging taxes. Rexroad said the amounts were higher than May and some restaurants and lodging businesses have not submitted their ...

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Estes Eugene “Buster” Dennis

Estes Eugene “Buster” Dennis was born on May 4, 1933 in Hartman, Colorado to Roy E. and Selna F. (Sallee) Dennis. He graduated from Hartman school in 1952. He married Sharen Kay Barrow in 2008. Buster was a heavy equipment operator where he operated equipment in several states as well as Alaska. He moved to Arkansas in the late 1990’s. ...

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BROWN SHARES STORY BEHIND CLARICE’S ROOM OF HOPE

Friday, August 10th, Teena Brown of Clarice’s Room of Hope was the guest speaker and she shared the story behind the charity. Brown stated that in September of 2008, she lost her mother, Clarice Tisher, to Acute Leukemia. Brown said that her mother was informed that she would lose her hair due to the chemotherapy treatments. Brown said the hospital ...

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Elmer Rainwater

Mr. Elmer Rainwater age 95 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday August 13, 2018 in Mena. He was born on May 11, 1923 in Big Fork, Arkansas to W.E. Rainwater and Sinda Porter Rainwater.  Elmer was married to the late Juanita Rainwater until her passing. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Henderson State University and a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M ...

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Sheriff’s Report

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of August 6, 2018 – August 12, 2018. 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 ...

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Ruth L. Dilbeck

Ruth L. Dilbeck age 90, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018 in Mena. She was born on May 20, 1928 in Pueblo, Colorado to the late Jim Steed and the late Alene Steed. Mrs. Dilbeck was married on September 11, 1948 to the late Woody Dilbeck. She was a thoughtful homemaker, faithful minister’s wife and sold Avon ...

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