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Virginia Lynn Sutherland

Virginia Lynn Sutherland, age 45 of Acorn, Arkansas, died, Monday, March 19, 2018 at the Mena Regional Health System. She was born on Thursday, July 13, 1972 to Roy Joseph and Margaret Louise McConnaha Richmond in Arcata, California. Virginia worked in retail most of her life and loved her family very much.  Virginia was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, ...

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Tommy Gale Ashley

Tommy Gale Ashley, age 72, of Mena, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 at the Mena Regional Health System. He was born on Sunday, November 18, 1945 to Modean Titsworth Ashley and Henry Ashley in Mena, Arkansas. Tommy was a member of the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church. He was a hard worker and for anyone that knew him seen that ...

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Irvalene Clara Harrison

Irvalene Clara Harrison age 73, formerly of Mena, left this world for her Heavenly Home on March 21, 2018.  She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Sebarn Harrison Jr., sister Wanda Dickson, son Gary Harrison, daughter Elaine Showl, 3 grandchildren-Haley Marie Harrison, Clarissa Le’Shae Westphal and husband Kevin, and Daniel Bryan Gessling, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, ...

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Mena Regional Auxiliary hosts Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

The Mena Regional Auxiliary recently hosted a Medicare Fraud Prevention Program at MRHS. The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) empowers seniors to prevent healthcare fraud. Dee Edwards, SMP Coordinator and Margie Jones, Assistant, provided attendees with a wealth of information regarding ways to protect themselves from fraudulent activity. Starting April 2018, each person enrolled in Medicare will receive a new Medicare ...

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ORSD Installs Filling Stations

Ouachita River School District was awarded a grant in the amount of $1,822.60 from Innovative Solutions for Educational Partnerships (ISEP) to purchase two water bottle filling stations. One in the high school hallway and one installed in the gym. The filling stations have been a huge success on our campus.

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Acorn Elementary Announces February Students of the Month

Acorn Elementary announces their February Students of the Month.  Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance.  Special thanks to Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises for providing lunch and games. Front Row: Caden Ryan, 3rd grade, son of Ladell and Amy Ryan; CJ Warner, 3rd grade, son of Jackie Warner; Gracie Sanchez, 2nd ...

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Sociable Seniors Holds March Luncheon

On Thursday March 22 at 12:00 p.m., the Polk County Sociable Seniors is meeting at Papa’s Mexican Café. The guest speaker will be Judge Brandon Ellison and a trivia contest will follow. Anyone over 50 years of age is encouraged to attend and fellowship with their peers. For more information, you can call Diane Mathis at: (479) 243-0191.

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Pine Crest Annual Meeting

Pine Crest Cemetery recently held their Annual Meeting. The main purpose of the Annual Meeting is to elect new officers of the parent organization, Pine Crest Gardens, Inc. The 2017 officers were all re-elected for 2018, and include Chris Daniel as President, Joe Bunch as Vice President, Jimmy Rackley as Secretary, and Moppy Billingsley as Treasurer. Board members include Judith ...

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The 5th Annual Talimena 13.1 Releases Results

The 5th Annual Talimena 13.1 Run and Relay benefitting Polk County Developmental Center (PCDC) was held on March 10.  We had another successful event and are thankful that the rain by-passed us! There were 32 individuals who registered to run the half-marathon distance of 13.1 miles from Janssen Park to Queen Wilhelmina Lodge!  Five 13-Person teams registered to do the ...

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Polk County 4-H Benefit Exceeds $10,000

At over 250 members strong, and a core group of volunteers, always willing to help, it’s really no wonder why the benefit, which took place on March 3rd was such a success.  When asked why they decided to take this avenue for raising money Carla Vaught said, “In the past we have sold poinsettias and mums, but recently involvement and ...

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