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Dr. Randy and Kita Burgess Receive Recognition of Success From HSO

Since 2009, Humane Society of the Ouachitas began receiving spay-neuter grants from corporate donors such as PetSmart Charities and Petco Foundation. Dr. Randy and Kita Burgess committed their veterinary support to make those programs a success in Polk County. Over the past few years, HSO’s Spay-Neuter Assistance Programs helped subsidize the cost of spay-neuter services for low-income pet owners, when ...

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OLT Coming Attractions

Ouachita Little Theatre encourages local residents to get involved with their upcoming theatrical productions.  These include Godspell, directed by Jessica Kropp.  Rehearsals are well under way.  Kropp is pleased with the cast and the progress on set design by Lorraine Timmerman, as well as the music directed by Judy Kropp.  The show will run on several dates between May 17 ...

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Governor Hutchinson Appears at UA Rich Mountain

On Wednesday March 14th, Governor Asa Hutchinson appeared at UA Rich Mountain for the rededication of the Bill Abernathy Building, and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Mena Workforce Center. Governor Hutchinson was the keynote speaker for the event. More details will follow.

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Senator Larry Teague Recognized with the Advocate of Justice Award

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association recognized Senator Larry Teague with the Advocate of Justice Award for his work in support of victims of crime and prosecution efforts during the 91st General Assembly.  Teague received the award at the Association’s Elected Prosecutor Board Meeting, held on December 8, 2017, at the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Little ...

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Flu Season Hits Hard Across the State

BY MELANIE WADE – The Arkansas Department of Health is now reporting that 12 Arkansans have died as a result of influenza this season and Polk County is one of few in the state to not be a hot zone of the illness. However, the introduction of flu to an area can come quickly and with the following of several ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Authorities Identify Body Found in Cove

BY MELANIE BUCK The identity of a body found near Cove, Ark. has been confirmed by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department as 43 year old Bethany Jo (Scarbrough) Wester, of Mena. The body was discovered on Tuesday, April 25 after the Sheriff’s Department received a call of a “suspicious object” in a creek southeast of Cove. The body was sent ...

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Davis Wins U.S. Kids Gold Tournament

Pictured in the center Rich Davis, age 7, of MENA Arkansas, won the U.S. Kids Golf Tournament this past weekend hosted by The First Tee in Little Rock with a low score of 41.   Rich is the son of Adrianna and George Davis.

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James Darrell Sanders

James Darrell Sanders, age 20, a resident of Wickes, died Monday, March 14, 2016. He was born on June 15, 1995 to Clifford and Kelly Sanders in DeQueen, Arkansas. James is survived by a daughter, whom he loved deeply, Hailey Jade Sanders of Springdale, Washington; mother, Kelly James of Millford, New Hampshire; father and stepmom, Clifford and Mecca Sanders of Freeport, Texas; ...

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Cove Man Killed in Wickes Accident

BY MELANIE BUCK – A three-vehicle accident took the life of a 43-year Cove man on Sunday, March 29. The wreck occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. when the driver of an 18-wheeler, traveling south, crossed the centerline striking two vehicles, both traveling northbound, on Highway 71, in Wickes. Joe M. Johnson, III, the driver of a 1989 Dodge truck was ...

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Cove Receives Rural Services Block Grant

Little Rock, AR: Governor Asa Hutchinson and ADRS Director Amy Fecher presented $750,000 to 11 rural communities selected for funding through the Rural Services Block Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2015. The grant awards were distributed March 10th at an awards ceremony held in the Governor’s Reception Room at the Arkansas State Capitol. In attendance were representatives receiving an Arkansas Rural ...

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