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Ms. Etta Celebrates 102nd Birthday!

By LeAnn Dilbeck The true salt of the earth, Ms. Edyth Garmon, better known as “Ms. Etta,” celebrated her 102nd birthday among family and friends at The Oaks Assisted Living Community.  And anyone that knows her will tell you she is as independent and tenacious as she’s ever been! Ms. Etta was born in 1911 in Waters, (now known as ...

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Chamber Welcomes Sophie’s Cafe!

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently, to welcome Sophie’s Cafe’ Donuts & Grill to the chamber membership. Sophie’s is located at 208 S Morrow in Mena.  Sophia Chao is the owner.  Her hours are 6am – 2:30 pm, Monday – Saturday.  Stop in and try some of her excellent dishes.

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Storey Publishes Book on His ‘Coast to Coast’ Journey

By LeAnn Dilbeck –   At age 65, Brad Storey, a retired painting contractor and father of four, decided to take his dog for a long, long walk…dipping one toe in the Atlantic Ocean in Georgia and then walking across the country to finish his walk by dipping his toes in the Pacific Ocean in California. He has now had ...

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The Absurd Lure of Celebrity

By Michael Reisig Last week America was locked in the throes of social and racial struggle – the backfire of the Zimmerman Trial verdict tearing at the very fabric of our society. At the same time we had New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner challenging America’s cultural and moral limitations with their sexual circus ...

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Spying

By Michael Reisig With the advent of so many new, mind-boggling technologies, spying has become easier than ever before. We clandestinely seek information on each other now in unprecedented terms – companies spy on each other while they rifle through their customers’ personal emails, and forays onto the web. Governments spy on their nation’s businesses and on other government’s enterprises, ...

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Bringing Music to the Ouachita Little Theatre

By Larry Block  There are several ways that music comes to the Polk County community via the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT). Every year, in April, the OLT presents its annual musical, like The Sound of Music, in 2012, or Annie Get Your Gun, this year. There are also four quarterly musical events each year called Saturday Night at the Lyric (SNL) ...

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Monday – July 29, 2013

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” – ROMANS 8:28 There is nothing that you can go through or have been through that our merciful God cannot redeem and bring glory to His name, if we allow Him. Seek His ...

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Mary Jo Rogers

Mary Jo Rogers, 81, of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, July 12, 2013 in a local retirement center. Mrs. Rogers was born April 7, 1932 in Hatfield, Arkansas. She was a retired bookkeeper; a member of Beech Street First Baptist Church; a line dance instructor, and leader of the spice dancers, and a lifetime Texas High Tiger Booster. She was preceded ...

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Hunter’s Draw Winner

MENA – Lisa Aleshire was last week’s Hunter’s Draw winner.  Shown here with Fair Board Members, James Earl Turner and John Puckett as they present her with the .22 Golden Boy. There will be another drawing today for a 30/30 Marlin. It’s not too late to get in on your chance to win. Tickets are available by calling Tina Lehmann ...

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Cotton Votes to Prevent Excessive Regulation of our Energy Producers

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement in response to today’s passage of H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act: “Today the House passed legislation to prevent excessive regulation of our energy producers.  As many Arkansans have experience firsthand, President Obama’s EPA has issued more rules than any previous Administration; blatantly disregarding the damage ...

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