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New EPA Regulations to have Negative Impact on Arkansans’ Electric Bills

BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – Last Tuesday members of the Joint Energy Committee had the opportunity to tour the John W. Turk Power Plant near Hope. The plant is one of the cleanest and most efficient coal fired power plants in existence. In addition to being a tremendous boost to the southwest Arkansas economy it is an engineering marvel.  ...

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County Completes Another Bridge Replacement from 2013 Flood

[MENA]  Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison, announced the completion of another bridge caused by last year’s devastating May flood.  “We are proud to announce the re-opening of the Polk 45 Bridge. This new structure was opened for public travel in late May.” Because FEMA was involved, plans and bid documents could not be developed until the fall of 2013. Winter ...

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EPA Proposes New Restrictions for Coal Burning Power Plants

BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – The big news in government last week, at both the federal and local levels, was the announcement by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of proposed new restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions by power plants that burn coal. Two state agencies will be responsible for implementing the new rules in Arkansas. ...

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Meet the Artist: Cherri Stanberry

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On Tuesday, June 17, at 5:30 pm, Cherri Stanberry will present present a short program on creating sculpture with polymer clay at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street. Admission is free and the public is invited. A self-taught artist, Cherri has tended her creative fires for as long as she can remember. She recalls many ...

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Mena Police Department – June 1-7, 2014

The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of June 1-7, 2014.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department – June 1-11, 2014

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of June 2 – June 8, 2014.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been ...

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The Fair Lady

With family history in both retail and fashion, it is safe to say that the industry Amber Brewer, owner of The Fair Lady, has chosen is no surprise.  Locally born and raised, Brewer graduated from Mena High School in 2009 and went on to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from The University of ...

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New Superintendent & Elementary Principal Search Underway for Cossatot River School District

BY LEANN DILBECK – The Cossatot River School Board met in a special called school board meeting Tuesday evening to interview one potential superintendent candidate after accepting the resignation of the current Cossatot River School Superintendent Lendall Martin, who had just completed the first year of his original 3-year contract. Martin’s resignation is not effective until June 30 and CRSD ...

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Norman and Opal Morgan – Bringing Music to Our Ears

Opal and Norman Morgan were both raised in California.  They were introduced by mutual friends and married in 1954 on Opal’s 16th birthday, Norman was age 17.  This year the couple celebrated a wonderful milestone, 60 years of marriage. The Morgans raised three children: two sons and one daughter and now have seven grandkids and 17 great grandkids.  “Growing up ...

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Vandervoort Elementary’s Honor Roll Students

Honor Roll for 4th Nine Weeks Grade 1:  All A’s … Sierra Ainsworth, Laci Dixon, Riley Dunn, Kyler McKee, Mattie Ross, Austin Rutherford, Avalyn Sexton, Bradley Wade, Jasmine Wilkinson, Michelle Broach, Derek Dixon, Scott Gragg, Bradley Harwood, Jayden Johnson, Jordyn Meythaler, Daniel Rutherford, Aden Schell A’s & B’s … Landon Case, Tia Hackworth, Dustin Pollard, Adrianna Squires, Jacob Squires, Jennifer Ace, Dani Atchley, Aidain ...

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