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Sterling Machinery Company, Inc. Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certification

The Quality Management System (QMS) of Sterling Machinery Co. Inc. has been certified to conform to the International Quality System Standard ISO 9001:2008 for the provision of precision CNC machined components for a wide range of industrial applications. The certification process began in an effort to ensure excellent and continuously improving service to customers. This required all employees to think ...

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Local Musician Scores Film Music for ‘The Good Neighbor’

By LeAnn Dilbeck No one can dispute the power of music. It has the power to communicate…subtly or dramatically. It can evoke emotion…joy, sadness, anxiety, or maybe even fear. But when you consider the impact it has when watching a show, or a film, or a documentary, it’s impact soars. Consider watching Jaws without the award winning film score by ...

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Dakota’s Story

By LeAnn Dilbeck A two-vehicle accident in March 2012 found an entire community in mourning over the loss of two but later found itself in celebration over the astounding recovery of a two-year old that beat all the odds. The name Paylon is one that is very familiar to most in the community. A community grasping to cope with such ...

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Baseball Tonight breaks down Alex Rodriguez’s tweet that enraged Yankees GM Brian Cashman.

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ARCO Learns Importance of GIS in Recruiting Business & Industry

BY LEANN DILBECK – Recognizing the essential role that technology plays in today’s business place and economy, the Arkansas Regional Coalition of the Ouachitas (ARCO) June meeting brought in two experts to illustrate ways ARCO can embrace the newest technology in its mission for economic development for the three-county region. Shelby Johnson, the Arkansas Geographic Information State Officer, began his ...

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Gordens Named 2013 DISTRICT Farm Family of the Year

District winners for the 67th Annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected and among them is Polk County’s Farm Family of the Year – the Bob and Sarah Gorden family. The district winners will now be judged to determine a state winner, to be announced at the Dec. 12 Farm Family of the Year luncheon at ...

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MHS Student Selected for NYLF Forum on Medicine at Berkeley

Washington, D.C. – This summer, young scholars from across the nation will participate in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF/MED). Sessions this summer will be held in 12 cities across the United States. At the Forum on Medicine, students will join other high school students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, and an interest in a career in ...

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Some Like It Hot!

Four local firefighters have now earned their ARFF (Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting) certification after attending a week-long training in Jefferson City, Missouri, June 5 – 9. Daniel Sanchez, Captain Duane Harvey, Captain Tom Hairston, and Seth Smith [ABOVE] dedicated 40 hours to classroom and practical training to earn the certification. Mena Fire Chief John Puckett said the department will send ...

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Richardson Headlines Bearcat Bash V

  “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” — Nolan Richardson By LeAnn Dilbeck Former Arkansas Razorback Head Basketball Coach Nolan Richardson spoke inspirational and encouraging words to avid Bearcat Supporters during the Bearcat Bash V held last week at CMA Iron Mountain. Laced with stories of humor, Bearcat fans enjoyed the Rollin’ with Nolan fundraising event. Union ...

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FEMA Teams Conduct Damage Assessments

County Judge Anticipates Federal Disaster Declaration Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison said that city and county officials have concluded their preliminary damage assessments following the May 30-31 storms for required deadlines. Ellison said the federal government dispatched FEMA teams throughout Arkansas to compile damage assessments. State-wide, he said, their reports were between $6 million to $7 million. Ellison said, “On ...

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