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Shane Haarmeyer

Mena Police Department Reports for weeks of August 5, 2018 through August 18, 2018 follows:

August 5 & 6, 2018 Thomas Hargroves, 38, of Houma, LA, was arrested and charged with theft of property regarding an incident at a local restaurant and theft of property (shoplifting) after a call to a local retail store. Report was made of an altercation between a woman and her son-in-law regarding visitation.  No charges have been filed.   August 7, ...

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SHERIFF’S LOG

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of August 13, 2018 – August 19, 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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Elmer Rainwater

Mr. Elmer Rainwater age 95 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday August 13, 2018 in Mena. He was born on May 11, 1923 in Big Fork, Arkansas to W.E. Rainwater and Sinda Porter Rainwater.  Elmer was married to the late Juanita Rainwater until her passing. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Henderson State University and a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M ...

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Sheriff’s Report

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of August 6, 2018 – August 12, 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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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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Mena Water Utilities To Conduct Smoke Test In August

Members of the Mena Water Utilities board met Monday, July 23rd to discuss the business of the city’s water utility company. General manager of the Mena Water Utilities, Charles Pitman, reported the department is averaging about 26 percent water loss a month over the past 12-months; however, the sewer department had no permit violations from the Arkansas Department of Health. ...

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June 13, 2018

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Rich Mountain Conservation District Announces Scholarship Winners

Rich Mountain Conservation District is proud to announce the winners of their annual scholarship. Josey Webb is a Senior at Acorn High School and is the daughter of Duane and Dot Webb. Josey plans on attending SAU in Magnolia majoring in Ag Business. Autumn Liles is a Senior at Mena High School and is the daughter of Joe Liles and ...

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Gathright Endowment Completed

The Al and Diann Gathright Endowment Grant was recently completed and endowed to the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Foundation by a donation from Al and Diann Gathright. The purpose of the endowment is to provide support the UA Rich Mountain Foundation Development Fund, help secure additional funding through grants or other means, enhance facilities, and support ongoing needs, programs, ...

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