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October, 2018

  • 24 October

    Calendar for 10/25/18 – 10/31/18

    Thursday – 10/25/18 7:00 a.m. – Farmers Market at the Mena Depot on Sherwood. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. 10:30 a.m. – Gator & Friends will be performing at The Mena Senior Center. 11:30 a.m. – Rotary Club of Mena/Polk County will meet at Papa’s Mexican Café. ...

  • 22 October

    Richard Lee Treadwell

    Richard Lee Treadwell age 73 was born 12/10/44 and passed away on 10/13/18.  He was born in Mena, AR and attended school in Hatfield, Arkansas. Joined the Army at age 17 in March 1962 and retired in March 1983. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division as a US Infantry Paratrooper, Green Beret Special Forces and Mess Sergeant. He was ...

  • 22 October

    Jeanne Lee Rath

    Jeanne Lee Rath, age 74 of Mena, Arkansas, died, Saturday, October 20, 2018 at her home. She was born on Sunday, December 12, 1943 to Allen Chapman and Jeanne Jordan in Rochester, New York. Jeanne grew up Baptist and was known as a very strong minded woman. She was always very proud of her nursing degree and was very passionate ...

  • 22 October

    Leroy James Thomas

    Leroy James Thomas, age 88, of Mena, Arkansas  passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Mena. He was born September 8, 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri to the late Ralph S. Thomas and Ethel Wholf Thomas.  In 1933, the Thomas family moved to DeQueen, Arkansas where Leroy would spend his childhood and graduate from DeQueen High School in 1948.  The Korean War came ...

  • 19 October

    CMA Changing of the Colors Rally Motorcycle Parade is Saturday, October 20

    The CMA Changing of the Colors Rally Motorcycle Parade is tomorrow, Sat., Oct. 20 beginning at 1 p.m. at Iron Mountain. The parade route comes into downtown Mena for the first time ever this year. The parade route established by the Mena City Council is as follows: Motorcyclists will gather at the Mena Middle School Bus Garage on Mena Street, ...

  • 19 October

    Steven Glen Richardson

    Steven Glen Richardson age 55 of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Steven was born on December 8, 1962 in Phoenix, Arizona to the late Fred Richardson and Millie Vaughn Richardson. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Having a servants heart he liked to help people.   He also loved to ride ...

  • 19 October

    Carl Wayne Smith

    Carl Wayne Smith age 81, of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Carl was born on April 13, 1937 in Ludlow, Oklahoma to the late Sherman K. Smith and the late Dorcie Nelson Smith. He worked in Construction and for the McCurtain County Road Department for many years, Carl was an avid story teller ...

  • 18 October

    Over 270 runners compete in the Mena-Acorn Lions Club Cross Country Meet

      Over 270 runners participated at the Mena-Acorn Lions Club Cross Country Meet on Oct. 9 at the Lions Club Disc Golf Course.   It was an outstanding event that not only included competition of teams, but great individual efforts were made and personal victories were achieved.   The spectators cheered all runners enthusiastically providing a great example of how ...

  • 18 October

    ‘Changing of the Colors’ Rally begins Wednesday

    Heather Grabin/News Director    The 2018 “Changing of the Colors” Rally kicks off Wednesday on Iron Mountain in Hatfield.    The rally has become a huge annual event hosted by the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA). It attracts visitors from all over the world to come to the area to admire the breathtaking beauty of nature painting the countryside a vivid ...

  • 18 October

    Safety tips for vehicles when sharing highway with motorcycles

    Heather Grabin/News Director    The Christian Motorcyclists Association’s (CMA) “Changing of the Colors” Rally will be in full swing beginning Wednesday and many visitors will travel to the area, some will be familiar with the terrain and some will not.   No matter the situation, everyone’s safety is always of the utmost importance.    The following are some tips for ...