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Operation: Prom Showcases Devastation of Drunk Driving

With Mena High School students set to enjoy the 2018 Prom this Saturday night, the current Juniors and Seniors were witness to the Operation:Prom demonstration at the Polk County Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning. Operation:Prom is a life-like simulation of a two-vehicle DWI accident, with one of the vehicles being driven by an intoxicated high school student after prom. The simulation ...

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Georgia M. Hood Gunn

Georgia M. Hood Gunn age 86, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 in Cove. Georgia was born in Cove, Arkansas on February 7, 1932 to the late George Morris Hood and Ola Mae Owen Hood. She was married to the late James Gunn and was a loving and thoughtful homemaker. Georgia enjoyed listening to the local radio ...

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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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Seth Smith Announces His Candidacy for Mayor of Mena

I, Seth Smith, am excited to announce my candidacy for Mayor of Mena. I have a passion for public service and hope to utilize my experience and leadership to work with the people of Mena to move forward together. After graduating from Mena High School, I enlisted in the Army National Guard. As an infantryman reaching the rank of Sergeant, ...

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Applications available for M*A*S*H camps

Applications are now available to high school students for the summer M*A*S*H (Medical Applications of Science for Health) camps. These camps will be located at 34 medical facilities throughout Arkansas. The two-week M*A*S*H camps are designed to expose rising high-school juniors and seniors to healthcare-related vocations. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the M*A*S*H program in Arkansas. During those ...

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Stache’s Cookery Launches LIVE YOUR DREAM Contest for Chance to Win Restaurant

BY LEANN DILBECK Amye Hebert, owner of Stache’s Cookery in Mena, has devised a unique opportunity for a budding restaurateur to live out their dream and win her restaurant with an initial investment of just $150. Hebert launched ‘LIVE YOUR DREAM’ via social media Monday, March 16, and reported that within 10 hours of the launch, her website had received ...

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Wildfires Now Contained but Officials Gravely Concerned with Weekend’s Fire Danger

BY LEANN DILBECK – Forest Service personnel from the Ouachita and the Ozark/St.Francis National Forests have now contained three wildfires that started Thursday in neighboring Montgomery County.  Yesterday was among the highest days for wildfire frequency in Arkansas for 2015, with approximately 28 wildfires, and more than 500 acres burned. The largest of the three fires, The Gaston Fire, south ...

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