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Nancy E. Hammond

Nancy E. Hammond, 82, of Oden, AR passed away July 27, 2018 in Mena, AR surrounded by her family that she loved dearly. She was born December 27, 1935 in Tampa, Florida to the late Henry and Lucille Frink Laird. She is preceded in death by both her parents, 2 brothers Harry Laird and Bob Laird, a sister Jeanette Sickafus, ...

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Richard L. Hart

Mr. Richard L. Hart age 79 of Mena passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. Mr Hart was born on June 29, 1939 in Fallen, Nevada to the late Joseph William Hart and the late Leora James Reed Flowers. He was married to Sandra Gail Hart for 56 wonderful years. During his young life and schooling, he lived ...

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ARMYWORM MANAGEMENT AND RECOGNITION PROGRAM THROUGH THE POLK COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE OFFICE

Polk County Extension Agriculture Agent, Joshua Yates reported area farmers and ranchers are reporting the discovery of armyworms in their fields. Yates stated armyworms are one of the most devastating pests of pastures and hayfields. He said they reduce for both forage availability and hay yields. He said the damage can appear almost overnight and infestations can easily be overlooked ...

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JAMES MICHAEL POMRANING

James Michael Pomraning, age 38, of Mena, Arkansas, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Mena. He was born on Monday, December 3, 1979 to James Ronald Pomraning and Carol Ann Smith in Shreveport, Louisiana. James liked to listen to classic rock music and was talented at drawing as well as writing short stories. He enjoyed spending time with his friends ...

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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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QUEEN WILHELMINA ROD RUN

The 43rd annual Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run is August 24th through the 26th and Polk County Chamber of Director Ashley Smith stated this year’s rod run is going to be bigger and better than ever. Smith said they’ve added new categories and a Pin-up contest. The trophy categories include: Top Ten, People’s Choice, Ranger’s Choice, Chamber’s Choice, Mayor’s Choice, Best ...

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Pocket Constitutions from Marilyn Brown

Polk County Librarian Mary Renick (left) accepts a display box of Pocket Constitutions from Marilyn Brown, who is spearheading a project to make these pocket-sized booklets available free of charge to anyone interested. Sponsored by the Democratic Party of Polk County, the project is funded by personal contributions from members, who believe that the Constitution of the United States is ...

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Earl Dean “Tuffy” Page

Mr. Earl Dean “Tuffy” Page age 76 of Shawnee, Oklahoma formerly of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 in Oklahoma. He was born on November 21, 1942 in Smithville, Oklahoma to the late Luther Page and Roma Lee Rigsby Page. Tuffy was married to Correne Page.  He was a truck driver by profession all his life. Tuffy also enjoyed ...

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SHERIFF’S LOG

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of June 18, 2018 – June 24, 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 15, 2018 through July 21, 2018 follows:

July 15, 2018   Douglas L. Carney, 50 was arrested on three outstanding warrants from Polk County.   Charles Louis Grahn, 49, of Mena was arrested on three warrants from Polk County Sheriff and one from the Mena city police department.   Aldeen Quillan, 47, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Polk County.   Brayden Conner Smith, 18, of ...

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