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McMillan Pool to Open Saturday

BY MELANIE BUCK – Memorial Day weekend will officially kick of the McMillan Park City Pool’s season. The pool will open on Saturday from noon – 5 and will remain open seven days a week until Labor Day. Each day the pool will be open from noon – 5 p.m. with general swim fees costing $3 per person and $1.50 ...

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Mena/Polk County Senior Center Hosts Fundraisers

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena/Polk County Senior Center is holding a couple of different fundraisers this week. One includes raffle tickets for a couple of antique quilts, both hand stitched. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets. The drawing will be held at noon on Friday, May 26th. They are also hosting a silent auction that includes ...

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Kids’ Fishing Derby This Saturday

BY MELANIE BUCK – This year’s kids’ Fishing Derby dates have been announced for the event that is held annually by the U.S. Forestry Service. The Mena/Oden Ranger District will head up the local event that will be held at the Rifle Range Pond on May 27th. Registration begins at 7 a.m. that morning, with the derby beginning at 8 ...

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DAV Auxiliary Presents Plaques & Chocolate Bunnies

DAV Auxiliary members Rose McLain, Debbie Johnson, and junior member Alexia Minzel took Easter cards and chocolate bunnies to veterans at Mena Manor, Rich Mountain Nursing Home and Peachtree Assisted Living Facility. They presented plaques to Benny Anderson and John Graves at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab.

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Doyle Wayne Cook

Doyle Wayne Cook, age 67, of Talihina, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Poteau, Oklahoma. Doyle Wayne was born in Mena, Arkansas on November 8, 1947 to Lewis Elvoy Cook and Elizabeth Susanna Brock Cook.  He graduated from Wickes High School in Wickes, Arkansas and was a veteran of Vietnam. Doyle was a very special, kind, and generous person, ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: May 15-21, 2017

May 15, 2017 Report from complainant on Heritage Lane near Hatfield that their fence had been cut. Deputy responded. Arrested was Richard B. Roper, 34, of Cove, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. May 16, 2017 Traffic stop on Highway 246 East near Vandervoort led to the discovery of a suspicious item.  Investigation continues. May ...

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Mena Police Department: May 14-20, 2017

May 14,2017 Kyle A Woody, 22, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct after officers were called to a disturbance at a local park. May 15, 2017 Rodney Scott McQueen, 39, of Mena was arrested on two warrants for non-payment of child support. Savannah Wyman, 19, of Mena was arrested on a felony warrant for delivery of methamphetamine or cocaine. ...

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A Man from ‘The Greatest Generation’ – Jim Montgomery

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – “Nothing is as strong as the heart of a volunteer,” said Jimmy Doolittle, WWII LTC. This attitude is reflected in the lives of those who served in World War II. During a time in which there was a military draft, many of these valiant men volunteered before ever having to be asked… One of those such ...

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B&M Feed- A Family Feed Store

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Behind every small business, there’s a story worth telling. Blood, sweat, tears, and countless hours are put into running a business. Most often, small town businesses start with a dream that had humble beginnings. This is the case for B&M Feed in Hatfield Arkansas, a hometown feed store that has been family run for over two ...

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Bruce Wayne Edwards

Bruce Wayne Edwards, age 59, of Mena passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Bruce was born in Rockford, Illinois on June 12, 1957 to the late Irvan Edwards and the late Rowena Loofboro Edwards.  He leaves behind his loving wife, Donna Toye Edwards.  Bruce was a Machinist for Sterling Machinery for 27 years.  Apart from his love of fishing, hunting ...

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