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Carey Pat Carmack

Mr. Carey Pat Carmack age 65, of Oden, Arkansas passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Oden. Carey Pat was born November 1, 1952 in Oden, Arkansas to the late Monroe Carmack and the late Dorothy Aylor Carmack.  Carey Pat worked for the United States Forest Service.  Carey Pat loved prospecting for crystals anywhere he could find them.  Carey Pat also enjoyed fishing ...

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CITY ACCEPTS GRANT FOR AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS

Members of the Mena City Council met Wednesday, August 1st in a special called meeting to pass a resolution to authorize the mayor, city clerk/treasurer and city attorney to execute a grant agreement and to accept a bid for computer equipment. Council members passed a resolution to accept a grant in the amount of $3,723,187 from the Federal Aviation Administration ...

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WORK UNDERWAY ON POLK COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY PLAN OF ACTION

Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison reported work has begun on the Polk County Detention Center to resolve the issues that the Jail Standards Committee pointed out in 2016. Ellison explained the Jail Standards Committee threatened to close the facility if the county did not construct a new jail or make the necessary renovations. In 2016, the voters of Polk County ...

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SHERIFF’S LOG from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of July 30, 2018 – August 5, 2018

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of July 30, 2018 – August 5, 2018. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have ...

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Mena Police Department Reports for week of July 29, 2018 through August 4, 2018 follows:

July 29, 2018 Mikos Pierce, 18, of Mena was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct following a call to a local residence. Joseph Cunningham, 32, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct and breaking or entering.  The arrest followed a follow-up investigation from information received regarding a vehicle stolen in Montgomery County. July 30, 2018 Kristine Nichole Wootton, 34, of Mena ...

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Firefighters Fight Major Fire in Mena, On De Queen Avenue

Major Fire fought downtown by Mena, Cherry Hill and Ink Volunteer Fire Departments Tuesday Afternoon on De Queen Avenue.    

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Eddie Marie Gentry

Eddie Marie Gentry, age 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 30 th , 2018, at her home in Mt. Ida, Arkansas.  She was born September 9 th , 1935, in Potter, AR, to Arthur and Edna Lee (Smith) Sharp. She attended school in Alder Springs, AR.  Growing up as the oldest of 6 siblings, and being the only daughter, ...

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MENA REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM TO HOST 3RD YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS

Following the June financial report of the Mena Regional Health System, CEO Jay Quebedeaux stated July was shaping up to be another strong financial month. According to the operating indicators, Mena Regional Health System is at or above budget in most critical areas. There were 120 admissions during the month of June. There have been a total of 816 admissions ...

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MENA WATER UTILITIES HOLDS RECEPTION FOR MIKE PARKS

July 25th, employees, staff and board members of the Mena Water Utilities held a reception for Mike Parks. Parks has worked for the Mena Water Utilities for 30-years. Parks was presented a plaque and gifts during the reception. Pictured from left to right: Rick Langley, Carla Harley, Ruthie Turner, Charles Pitman, Amanda Chamberlain, Linden Hopper, David Runyon, Larry Gross, Justin ...

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LUKE ALSTON NAMED 2018 ARKANSAS FARMER OF THE YEAR

Luke Alston of Mena, Ark., gave up a stable career as a Farm Bureau insurance claims adjuster to pursue his dream of farming. He returned to his family’s farm where his great-great grandfather homesteaded in 1897. At his Holly Springs Homestead farm, he built eight broiler chicken houses and established a successful agritourism enterprise featuring an on-farm market, a corn ...

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