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Patti K. Oates

Patti K. Oates, age 73, of Hatfield, Arkansas died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at her home.  She was born on Saturday, December 9, 1944 in Quanah, Texas. Patti worked in the real estate business for over 40 years, owning and operating Vision Realty in Mena for the past 30 years.  Prior to that Patti worked as a mortgage broker, owner ...

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Melva Freeze Johnson

Melva Freeze Johnson age 92, of Mena passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. Mrs. Johnson was born October 18, 1925 in Smackover, Arkansas to the late Forrest Freeze and the late Pinky Bradley Freeze.  She was married to the late Herbert Johnson for sixty-two years. Together they owned and operated G&W Water Well Drilling company.  Melva loved to read ...

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William Shelby Head

Mr. William Shelby Head, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in Springdale. Shelby was born on June 25, 1938 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Mayo William Head and the late Dola Malesia Patten Head.  He was happily married to Mary Alice Dunfee Head and was a member of the First Christian Church in Mena.  He and ...

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James Kent Payton

James Kent Payton age 68, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Oklahoma Veteran Affairs Hospital in Talihina, Oklahoma. James was born on October 19, 1949 in Miami, Oklahoma to the late Robert James Payton and the late Virginia Dee Mobley Payton. He was married to Bonnie Lewis in September of 1971. James served his country in ...

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James Jette Harnar

James Juette Harnar, age 91, of Mena, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. He was born on Friday, April 29, 1927 to Claude and Marilla Foreman Harnar in Carthage, Missouri. James was an amazing man. He served his country with pride in the United States Navy. After the military he entered politics and became a ...

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COACH HARPER GIVES STATE OF BEARCATS ADDRESS AT MENA LION’S CLUB MEETING

Mena High School Head Football Coach Tim Harper was last week’s speaker at the Mena Lions Club. Coach Harper informed the Lions Club that he was excited because there is a renewed interest in football in Mena. He said the Mena Youth Football Association and the Bearcat Foundation for donating over $7,000 to the high school program for practice equipment. ...

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MENA LIBRARY ROBOTIC PROGRAM

July 30th, August 1st, and August 3rd, 10 young people from Polk County attended a special robotics program at the Mena Branch of the Polk County Library. Participates were age 10 to 15. They learned about programming and had the opportunity to operate robots on Friday, August 3rd. The program instructor was Shannon Jesse. Some of the robots were programmed ...

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POLK COUNTY FAIR BOARD IMPLEMENTS ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR FAIR

The Polk County Fair has implemented a new online fair entry program called ShoWorks.  County Fair board Treasurer, Phyllis Caldwell, attended a weeklong training over the summer to learn the new online system.  Carla Vaught, County 4-H agent says, “This year we prefer all livestock entries to register online.  This is important so that we can make the best use ...

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Lee Olin Cauthron

Lee Olin Cauthron, age 75, of Mena, died Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Mena Regional Health System. He was born on Tuesday, March 9, 1943 to Olin and Lela Beatrice Jordan Cauthron in Hatton, Arkansas. Lee was a man of God, always willing to share his faith and reach the lost and point them to Christ. Lee was a ...

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Jettie “Arlene” Faulkner Johnson

Jettie “Arlene” Faulkner Johnson, age 90 from Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 while residing at the Peachtree Assisted Living Home in Mena, Arkansas. Arlene was born on May 12, 1928 in Hartley, Arkansas. Her parents were Daniel George Washington Faulkner and Martha Viola McCauley Faulkner Evans. Stepfather Homer Evans. She had one brother William Lewis Faulkner. Arlene ...

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