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BOLO Issued for Shooting Suspect

BY MELANIE BUCK – A local man is on the run following a shooting incident on Monday, October 31st, near Acorn. The Polk County Sheriff’s Department issued a BOLO (Be On the Look-Out) on Monday night just before 9 p.m. for Ed Martin, age 46, of Mena. Martin is a Caucasian male, 6’2”, approximately 160 lbs. He fled the scene ...

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No Injuries Following Minor Bus Incident

Mena bus number 43 transporting students to school this morning was involved in a minor incident on Hwy 71 South, just south of the old Pine Bowl, causing students to be transferred to another bus to finish their route to the various Mena campuses.  A rear tire of bus 43 fell off in a culvert while the bus was negotiating ...

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Biffol Laurie Reed

Biffol Laurie Rosson Reed, 98, passed away peacefully in Royse City, TX, on September 10, 2016. She was born August 4, 1918, in Ink, AR, to Frank Rosson and Callie Moore. Biffol’s early years were spent on the family farm in Ink. After living most of her life in the Mena area, she spent the last 6 years in Texas. ...

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Mena City Pool Repairs Complete but Remains Closed this Weekend

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena city pool has completed the necessary filter replacement and while they are anticipating the re-opening of the city pool very soon, that date has not been announced.  THE POOL WILL REMAIN CLOSED THIS WEEKEND, AUGUST 20TH AND 21ST.  Parks Director Nathan Fowler said to keep watch for the announcement of the reopening of the ...

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