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Mena Police Department – October 20 – 26

The following information was received from the Mena Police Department for the week of October 20 – October 26, 2013.  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 ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department – October 21 – 27

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of October 21 – October 27, 2013.  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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Cotton Remarks on the Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2013 

BY US REPRESENTATIVE TOM COTTON – Washington, D.C. —Earlier, Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) spoke on the House Floor in support of H.R. 1742, the Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2013.  H.R. 1742 passed the House by voice vote. A video and full transcript of his remarks can be found below. Click Here to Watch Video “I rise today in ...

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State Capitol Week in Review – October 25, 2013

BY SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – During a three-day special session the legislature provided $43 million in funding in 2014 to hold down anticipated increases in health insurance for teachers and other school personnel. The financial boost comes from surplus funds that were not budgeted and not spent when the fiscal year ended.  It will hold down increases ...

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John C. Davis – A Long-Time Hometown Boy

BY MICHAEL REISIG – John C. Davis was born and raised in Mena, coming into this world and this town in 1942. He attended schools here and graduated from high school in 1960. His father owned Mena Ice Plant and Davis began his working career there. “As a kid I worked on the loading dock and delivered ice as well,” ...

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Studio at 1142 – More Than Just Hair

BY MICHAEL REISIG – If you want to be pampered in luxury, the new Studio at 1142 Salon and Spa, located on Highway 8 East, next to Sophie’s Restaurant in Mena, is the place to go. Owner Lyn Watkins moved her establishment to this larger more accommodating location a couple of years ago and she has since taken Mena uptown ...

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Harrison to Lead State Association of County Clerks

BY LEANN DILBECK Mena’s own Polk County Clerk Terri Harrison was recently elected as President of the state-wide association for 2014-2015. Above, she is shown being sworn in to her new post by Auditor of State Charlie Daniels at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain during their Fall session of continuing education held October 16-18. Harrison was both ...

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County Budget Facing New Challenges

BY LEANN DILBECK – Budget proposals for the 2014 Polk County budget are currently being prepared for the presiding Quorum Court and this year, they certainly have their work cut out for them as Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison explained, “Revenues have been static the past three years and inflation has eroded the county’s buying power.” To further complicate issues, ...

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“The Witness” Musical Passion Play is Coming to Mena

[Hot Springs, Ark.] “The Witness,” Arkansas’ musical passion play from Hot Springs, will present two performances at Mena High School’s Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 16th. “The Witness” is the compelling musical drama of the Sacrificial Love of God displayed in the life of Jesus of Nazareth as narrated and sung by the Apostle Peter with an accompanying chorus ...

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Union Bank Donates to Acorn Gym Expansion Project

Union Bank of Mena recently made a generous contribution to the Acorn School gymnasium expansion project. The expansion will provide much needed room for hospitality, tournament hosting, etc. Pictured above is Philip Hensley, President and CEO of Union Bank, Pauline Morrow, Union Bank Director and long-time supporter of the Ouachita River School District, along with Superintendent, Steve Crumpler and Acorn ...

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