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Ivil Counts Rowell

Ivil Counts Rowell, age 94, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 in Mena. Mrs. Rowell was born in Plunkettville, Oklahoma on September 26, 1922 to the late Harve Counts and the late Ethel Plunkett Counts.  She was happily married to the late Carl Rowell until his death.  Ivil was a loving homemaker and enjoyed raising her children.  She also enjoyed growing ...

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Acorn School to Host Viewing Event of Total Solar Eclipse for Students and Parents

BY MELANIE WADE – Acorn Elementary is hosting a viewing event at their campus on Monday, August 21, 2017 for a total solar eclipse that will be visible to all of North America. Acorn school has purchased eclipse glasses and will provide them to any parent or participant who would like to experience the event with their child. They will ...

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County to Begin Road Projects in Early September

BY MELANIE WADE – Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison announced that the County Road Department is preparing to start their annual summer seal and reseal project. Ellison said there are 7.2 miles of total project to be completed, including portions of Polk Roads 74, 87, 71, 70, 30, and 28. Preparations have been underway for the project over the last ...

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Edrich Becker Sauer

Edrich Becker Sauer, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his home. He was born on Wednesday, August 1, 1934 to John Lowell and Margaretha Turnis Becker Sauer in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Edrich was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mena. He honorably served in the United States Army during the Cuban Invasion. Edrich was ...

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Elsie Elizabeth Fried

Elsie Elizabeth Fried, age 101, of Mena, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at home.  She was born on Sunday, June 25, 1916 to Walter A. and Etta L. Robinson Moreau in Wichita Falls, Texas. Elsie was a Godly woman and longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Mena. Faith, church, and her family were always of utmost importance to ...

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Mary Elizabeth Kennett Rhodes

Mary Elizabeth Kennett Rhodes, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas died Monday, August 14, 2017 at her home. She was born on Sunday, May 23, 1926 to Thomas Andrew and Lillie Branum Kennett in Leachville, Arkansas. Mary earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Home Economics from the University of Arkansas, taught home economics at Leachville High School in Mississippi County, ...

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Sundermans Celebrate Anniversary

Betty Sue and Henry George Sunderman of Mena, Polk County, Arkansas celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary August 3 with their son, Wes, in Memphis, Tennessee.  The couple married August 3, 1957. Betty Sue (Ryals) Sunderman is a retired secretary and former Waldron Municipal Court Clerk in Scott County, Arkansas.  Henry retired from a career with Southwestern Electric Power Company where ...

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Polk County Births

Veronica and Ethan Heath, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on August 6th. Colby Frachiseur and David Russell, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on August 8th. Dana and Jose Flores, of Gillham, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on August 8th. Jacqueline and Ryan Allen, of ...

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Soccer Registration Open

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Mena Soccer Association has opened registration for the upcoming youth soccer season. Registration forms are available for the Fall soccer league at La Villa, Hibbett Sports, and Papa Pablanos. Parents wanting to sign up their kids can also do so online at tapleysports.com.

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County Golf Teams in Action

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Polk County golf teams were in action August 11th as Mena and Cossatot River teed off at the Ouachita Golf Course in Mena. Both boys and girls teams played, the boys played 18 holes, while the Cossatot girls completed 9 holes. The Mena boys finished 1st with an overall score of 231 and the Cossatot boys ...

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