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BROWN SHARES STORY BEHIND CLARICE’S ROOM OF HOPE

Friday, August 10th, Teena Brown of Clarice’s Room of Hope was the guest speaker and she shared the story behind the charity. Brown stated that in September of 2008, she lost her mother, Clarice Tisher, to Acute Leukemia. Brown said that her mother was informed that she would lose her hair due to the chemotherapy treatments. Brown said the hospital ...

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Elmer Rainwater

Mr. Elmer Rainwater age 95 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday August 13, 2018 in Mena. He was born on May 11, 1923 in Big Fork, Arkansas to W.E. Rainwater and Sinda Porter Rainwater.  Elmer was married to the late Juanita Rainwater until her passing. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Henderson State University and a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M ...

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Sheriff’s Report

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of August 6, 2018 – August 12, 2018. 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 ...

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Ruth L. Dilbeck

Ruth L. Dilbeck age 90, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018 in Mena. She was born on May 20, 1928 in Pueblo, Colorado to the late Jim Steed and the late Alene Steed. Mrs. Dilbeck was married on September 11, 1948 to the late Woody Dilbeck. She was a thoughtful homemaker, faithful minister’s wife and sold Avon ...

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Patti K. Oates

Patti K. Oates, age 73, of Hatfield, Arkansas died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at her home.  She was born on Saturday, December 9, 1944 in Quanah, Texas. Patti worked in the real estate business for over 40 years, owning and operating Vision Realty in Mena for the past 30 years.  Prior to that Patti worked as a mortgage broker, owner ...

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Melva Freeze Johnson

Melva Freeze Johnson age 92, of Mena passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. Mrs. Johnson was born October 18, 1925 in Smackover, Arkansas to the late Forrest Freeze and the late Pinky Bradley Freeze.  She was married to the late Herbert Johnson for sixty-two years. Together they owned and operated G&W Water Well Drilling company.  Melva loved to read ...

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James Kent Payton

James Kent Payton age 68, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Oklahoma Veteran Affairs Hospital in Talihina, Oklahoma. James was born on October 19, 1949 in Miami, Oklahoma to the late Robert James Payton and the late Virginia Dee Mobley Payton. He was married to Bonnie Lewis in September of 1971. James served his country in ...

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James Jette Harnar

James Juette Harnar, age 91, of Mena, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. He was born on Friday, April 29, 1927 to Claude and Marilla Foreman Harnar in Carthage, Missouri. James was an amazing man. He served his country with pride in the United States Navy. After the military he entered politics and became a ...

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COACH HARPER GIVES STATE OF BEARCATS ADDRESS AT MENA LION’S CLUB MEETING

Mena High School Head Football Coach Tim Harper was last week’s speaker at the Mena Lions Club. Coach Harper informed the Lions Club that he was excited because there is a renewed interest in football in Mena. He said the Mena Youth Football Association and the Bearcat Foundation for donating over $7,000 to the high school program for practice equipment. ...

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MENA LIBRARY ROBOTIC PROGRAM

July 30th, August 1st, and August 3rd, 10 young people from Polk County attended a special robotics program at the Mena Branch of the Polk County Library. Participates were age 10 to 15. They learned about programming and had the opportunity to operate robots on Friday, August 3rd. The program instructor was Shannon Jesse. Some of the robots were programmed ...

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