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Shane Haarmeyer

Long Awaited 4-H Trip Does Not Disappoint

Six Polk County 4-H teens experienced the trip of their 4-H career last week. They joined the Arkansas 4-H delegation of 36 other teens and 4 adult chaperones for the annual Citizenship, Washington Focus (CWF) trip to our Nation’s Capital. The youth signed up for the event back in December. They worked hard to fundraise and provide all of the ...

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Governor Hutchinson Visits Southwest Arkansas

 “Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson attended a reception Friday in Ashdown as Little River County introduced their new Intermodel and Economic Development Director Vickie Williamson. Arkansas experienced its lowest unemployment rate in history recently, and 70,000 new jobs have been created since Hutchinson took office in January 2015. Governor Hutchinson says that economic development is his top priority, because it directly ...

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Dola Malesia Patten Head

Dola Malesia Patten Head, age 98, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Mena. She was born October 11, 1919 in Bolivar, Missouri to the late Zenith Patten and the late Susie Isabel Perdue Patten.  She was united in marriage on May 19, 1937 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Mayo William Head.  She worked for the Renova Shirt ...

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Carol Cunningham Richmond

Mrs. Carol Cunningham Richmond age 69 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Mrs. Richmond was born on September 21, 1948 in American Fork, Utah and was the daughter of the late Marion Eugene Cunningham and Lois Marie Woods Cunningham. She was a devoted wife to Mr. William “Bill” Richmond for 43 wonderful years. ...

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Tuffy McConnell

Tuffy McConnell, age 79, of Mena, Arkansas, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the family farm in Mena. He was born on Tuesday, July 18, 1939 to Charley and Bertha May Casey McConnell in Henrietta, Oklahoma. Tuffy believed family came first and was always there for them. He loved to talk and never met a stranger. He was a drywall ...

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Leslie Genevieve Davis Lancaster

Leslie Genevieve Davis Lancaster, age 100, of Mena passed from this earth on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.  She was born on February 9, 1918, in Lake Charles, LA, to Genevieve Jonte Davis and Leslie Lee Davis.  She was married to James Lee Lancaster on May 19, 1940. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister, Eloise Pickel, and ...

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Governor Readis Horn Jr.

Governor “Readis” Horn, Jr. passed peacefully from this life surrounded by family and stepped into heaven on July 17, 2018 at the age of 86. On January 27, 1932, Governor Readis Horn, Jr. was born in Belmont, Louisiana to Clara Skinner Horn and Governor Readis Horn, Sr. He spent his early years fox hunting with his father and tussling with ...

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Elizabeth Ann Prewitt

Elizabeth Ann Prewitt age 57, of Hooks, Texas passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Texarkana, Texas. Elizabeth was born on December 25, 1960 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Morris Ferguson and the late Jessie Bingham Ferguson.  She was happily married for 38 years to David Prewitt until his passing. Elizabeth was a very talented master seamstress. She did the ...

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UPCOMING COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK PROGRAMS

Cossatot River State Park has several upcoming activities that will introduce area residents to the beauty of the state park and one program is a three-day Eco-Adventure Camp, Tuesday, July 24th through Thursday, July 26th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Campers will take a journey through the water cycle and learn how the Cossatot River benefits people, ...

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MENA CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO REFINANCE WATER, SEWER BONDS

Tuesday, July 10th, councilmen of the Mena City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of water and sewer refunding and construction revenue bonds. According to the general manager of the Mena Water Utilities, Charles Pitman, the council re-financed the water and sewer bonds to save the city about $60,000 a year but they also borrowed an additional ...

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