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Shane Haarmeyer

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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Dwayne Morris

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Dwayne Morris will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the Hugo Agri-Plex, with Pastor Dean Young officiating. Dwayne passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016, in Mena, AR, at the age of 52. Dwayne was born October 7, 1963, in Hugo, OK, to Bud and Barbara Morris. Dwayne was ...

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Motorcycle Crash Claims Life of Local Business Owner

BY LEANN DILBECK – Arkansas State Police have released the identity of the Mena man killed in a motorcycle accident that occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday. Merion Dwayne Morris, age 52 of Mena was killed when his 1999 Honda Motorcycle struck a 2006 Lexus as he was driving north on Hwy 71 in clear weather conditions. The report filed ...

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BFI to Host Annual Powder Puff Football

The Bearcat Foundation is seeking teams for their annual 7 on 7 Powder Puff Football to be played Friday, August 19, between the junior and senior high red black scrimmage.  The game is played as a 40 yard field.  Event organizer Gretchen Cannon said no practice is necessary and that the Mena High coaches will have the play sheets. Registration ...

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Businesses Join Together to Launch ‘Third Thursday Downtown’

BY LEANN DILBECK – The momentum from the resurgence of Mena’s downtown continues. The streetscape project is nearing completion, new businesses continue to add to the landscape and now they are all joining together in a collaborative effort by forming ‘Downtown Business Partners.’ Unlike many downtowns in rural areas that are vacant and crumbling, Mena’s downtown district continues to come ...

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Van Crashes Through James Super Save Foods

BY LEANN DILBECK – No one was injured after a vehicle drove through James Super Save Foods just after 7 p.m. this evening. The vehicle broke through the brick and glass entrance to enter the store approximately 10 feet and destroyed one of the check-out lanes. The cashier who had been stationed there escaped injury after a co-worker saw the ...

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Stache’s Cookery Launches LIVE YOUR DREAM Contest for Chance to Win Restaurant

BY LEANN DILBECK Amye Hebert, owner of Stache’s Cookery in Mena, has devised a unique opportunity for a budding restaurateur to live out their dream and win her restaurant with an initial investment of just $150. Hebert launched ‘LIVE YOUR DREAM’ via social media Monday, March 16, and reported that within 10 hours of the launch, her website had received ...

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Stover Convicted & Sentenced to Multiple Life Sentences

BY LEANN DILBECK – A 28-year old Mena man was convicted today by a Polk County jury and sentenced to multiple life sentences without the possibility of parole. Daniel L. Stover faced a jury of his peers today on multiple charges including 1-count of Rape, 2-counts of 1st Degree Sexual Assault, 1-count of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and 1-count of ...

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