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Shane Haarmeyer

Smiling through the season

The Polk County Health Unit in Mena held a flu clinic last Thursday to help citizens protect themselves from the virus during the upcoming flu season. Pictured from left, Local Health Unit Administrator Tresa Craig, Health Service Specialist II Katherin Beaty and Health Service Specialist II Chelsea Shores. photo | Heather Grabin

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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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Amy Louise Pearce Keeling

Amy Louise Pearce Keeling, age 41, of Benton, Arkansas went to be with her Lord October 2, 2018.  Amy was born April 5, 1977 in Mena, Arkansas to Glenn Pearce and Madean Miller Pearce. She was united in marriage to John Keeling for 13 years.  She was a RN by profession.  Amy loved watching Dallas Cowboy’s football and enjoyed NASCAR and was an ...

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Rodger Olen Terrell

Rodger Olen Terrell, age 63, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Rodger was born on August 8, 1955 in Odesa, Texas to the late Jim Terrell and the late Gwendolyn Treva Ray Terrell. He was happily married to Lois Beaty Terrell. Rodger enjoyed doing all kinds of different projects, basically an entrepreneur of ...

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Michael Wayne Howell

Michael Wayne Howell, age 57, of Board Camp, died Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Collierville, Tennessee.  He was born on Friday, June 16, 1961 to James Richard and Jeanette Pinkston Howell in Memphis, Tennessee. Mike lived his life serving the Lord, his family and others.  He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Shady.  Mike loved his ...

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Barbara Joe Ann Bird

Barbara Joe Ann Bird, age 74, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Barbara was born on April 19, 1944 in Boulder, Colorado to the late Woodrow Wilson Elkins and the late Faye­­­­ Meile Elkins. She was happily married to Gary Bird. Barbara was a wonderful cook and enjoyed her cookbooks.  She had a servant’s ...

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Marvin L. McKee

Marvin L. McKee age 80 of Black Fork, AR passed away September 10, 2018 in Mena, AR. He was Born in Midlothian, TX to Billy and Ernestine McKee.  He worked for many years as a builder salesman in Dallas, TX.  He was an avid horseman, hunter, fisherman and gardener.  He played a vital role in starting the Black Fork Volunteer ...

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Robert Douglas “Brooks” Barron

Robert Douglas “Brooks” Barron, age 80, of Mena passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in DeQueen, Arkansas. He was born in Sugarland, Texas on August 29, 1938 to the late Wyman Hubbard Barron and the late Nora Mae Martin Barron. He was married to the love of his life Ann Robertson Barron for 59 amazing years. Brooks was a rancher ...

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Jimmy Wayne Golden

Jimmy Wayne Golden 61, of Mena, lost his battle against cancer at 6:08pm, on Sunday, September, 9th, 2018 at Arkansas Hospice in Hot Springs. Surrounded by his family. He was born on September 9th 1957 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Henry Anderson Golden and Violet Dulene Ralls Golden. Jimmy is survived by his daughter Charisse Boshears, her husband Jeffrey and twin ...

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