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November, 2018

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October, 2018

  • 25 October

    Black Fork to hold History Day and Fundraiser for volunteer fire department

    Heather Grabin/News Director    One of the first settlements in this area of the rugged Ouachita Mountains was established in 1850. The city of Mena was established as a township 46-years later in 1896 and Heavener, OK was formed in 1898.    A group of innovative and determined families discovered a fertile valley with plentiful game along the Black Fork ...

  • 18 October

    The beauty of fall in the Ouachita Mountains

    Heather Grabin/News Director I have long admired the beauty of the Ouachita Mountains and the areas that surround Mena. I’ve spent several church camp trips at Cherry Hill Church Camp as a preteen. The mist rising off the mountains as the sun rose is one of the first moments that I was impressed by the sheer majesty of nature. I’m ...

  • 10 October

    Acorn Students Qualify for DUKE TIP

    Six seventh grade students at Acorn High School have qualified to participate in the DUKE University Identification Program’s 2018-2019 Talent Search (TIP).  In order to qualify, the students must score at or above the 95th national percentile in one or more subjects on the ACT Aspire.  Very few students qualify for DUKE TIP and it is quite an honor to ...

  • 5 October

    Mena Water Utilities to begin bi-annual water main flushing.

    Mena Water Utilities will again be conducting their bi-annual water main flushing program during the week of October 8- October 12, 2018. Mena Water has scheduled the lines on the south side of Highway 71 including the Nunley and Board Camp areas for flushing on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday and Thursday the lines on the north side of Highway ...

September, 2018

  • 17 September

    Rodger Olen Terrell

    Rodger Olen Terrell, age 63, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Rodger was born on August 8, 1955 in Odesa, Texas to the late Jim Terrell and the late Gwendolyn Treva Ray Terrell. He was happily married to Lois Beaty Terrell. Rodger enjoyed doing all kinds of different projects, basically an entrepreneur of ...

  • 17 September

    Michael Wayne Howell

    Michael Wayne Howell, age 57, of Board Camp, died Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Collierville, Tennessee.  He was born on Friday, June 16, 1961 to James Richard and Jeanette Pinkston Howell in Memphis, Tennessee. Mike lived his life serving the Lord, his family and others.  He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Shady.  Mike loved his ...

  • 17 September

    Barbara Joe Ann Bird

    Barbara Joe Ann Bird, age 74, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Barbara was born on April 19, 1944 in Boulder, Colorado to the late Woodrow Wilson Elkins and the late Faye­­­­ Meile Elkins. She was happily married to Gary Bird. Barbara was a wonderful cook and enjoyed her cookbooks.  She had a servant’s ...

  • 12 September

    Robert Douglas “Brooks” Barron

    Robert Douglas “Brooks” Barron, age 80, of Mena passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in DeQueen, Arkansas. He was born in Sugarland, Texas on August 29, 1938 to the late Wyman Hubbard Barron and the late Nora Mae Martin Barron. He was married to the love of his life Ann Robertson Barron for 59 amazing years. Brooks was a rancher ...