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Teague Explains Approved Ballot Issues

BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas voters approved fundamental changes in how state government operates when they voted in favor of three constitutional amendments on the November 4 ballot. Issue One changes the process for issuing new state agency rules and regulations. No new rule or regulation shall take effect until it has been approved by ...

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Confusion

BY MICHAEL REISIG – Confusion is a byproduct of moving forward in life. If you stay right where you are – turn off the television and pull the curtains – you can eliminate 99 percent of your confusion. But you also eliminate an equivalent amount of joy, love, excitement and emotion. If you take the “what ifs” from your existence, ...

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Woman Behind Ladycat Athletic Program Honored

BY LEANN DILBECK – The Bearcat Foundation and Bearcat boosters continued to honor the heritage and history of the Bearcats & Ladycats during last Friday’s game when Mrs. Janice Whorton was named the honorary captain. On the heels of the Ladycat Volleyball State Championship Title, BFI recognized the woman who set the gold standard for ladies athletics at Mena High ...

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Rehabilitated Broad-winged Hawk to Make the Great Migration

Countdowm Continues to 80, 000 Releases BY MELANIE BUCK – Tommy Young of the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center is now only 59 releases away from a total of 80,000 rehabilitated and released wildlife. A Broad-winged Hawk, his latest release, was returned to the wild on Friday, November 7, at the Visitor’s Center on majestic Rich Mountain. An unusual ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 3-9, 2014

November 3, 2014 Report from a business in Hatfield of a gas drive-off, totaling losses at $22.01.  Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 266 near the Hatton community of the break-in and theft of several household items.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Arrested was David A. Pajuodis, 38, of Mena, on Warrants ...

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Mena Police Department: November 2-8, 2014

November 2, 2014 City officers assisted the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in apprehending two men who had been fighting. November 3, 2014  The glass door of an unoccupied business in Mena was shattered.  The owner could find nothing missing from the building.  Case is pending further investigation. A local woman reported that someone had stolen all of her prescription medications ...

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Brad Lyle – Leader of Champions

BY JACLYN ROSE – Born in DeQueen, Arkansas, but raised in Wickes, Arkansas, Coach Brad Lyle calls himself a “lifelong Polk County resident.”  Upon graduating Wickes High School, Coach Lyle completed two years at Rich Mountain Community College before obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree from Henderson State University.  “I realized I wanted to be a coach in the 8th grade.  My ...

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Hwy 88 Rock & Mulch

BY JACLYN ROSE – Jim and Nan Lee, both natives of the area, started with J & N Dozer, LLC in 2003.  A dirt moving and site prep business, they build roads, ponds, and house pads, with two dozers, a dump truck, and a track hoe, they can pretty much do any dirt work needed. After over 10 years in ...

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Bell Stands Ready for 90th General Assembly

BY REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – First of all, I’d like to say thank you to the voters of District 20 for once again entrusting me with the responsibility of representing you at the State Capitol. I’m humbled that nearly 2/3 of voters trusted me with their vote. I’ll always do my best to honor the confidence you’ve placed in me ...

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Acorn Lady Tigers State Runners-Up

The 4-time State Champion Lady Tiger Cross -Country Team, ran in the Arkansas State Cross Country meet today at  Oaklawn Park  in Hot Springs, bringing home the A-AA State Runner-Up title. Congratulations to Coach Keith Willsey and team members are Britany Wilhite, Tiara Warrington, Faith Hill, Adrianna Howard, Ashlyn Denley, Jessica Looney, Rachel Wallace, Morgan Fagan, Harley Dearing!

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