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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 8-14, 2018

January 8, 2018 Arrested was Robert A. Hamilton, 30, of Mena, on a Body Attachment Warrant. Arrested was Kristi H. Green, 24, of Talihina, OK, on a Warrant for Felony Failure to Appear. January 9, 2018 Report from a Vandervoort woman that her 13-year-old son was missing.  Investigation continues into his whereabouts. Report from a Mena woman of the theft ...

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Charlie Leoy “Big Dad” Slater

Charlie Leoy “Big Dad” Slater of Mena, Arkansas went to be with his Lord Monday, January 15, 2018 surrounded by his family, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Charlie was born June 6, 1943 in Waldron, Arkansas to Charlie Slater and Edna Elizabeth McEntire Slater. Charlie was 74 years old. He adored his precious dog, Little Bit and love to go fishing, ...

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New Life to be Breathed into Old Middle School Building

BY MELANIE WADE – Plans are underway for the development of the old Mena Middle School building that has sat empty on Mena Street since a tornado ripped through town on April 9, 2009. Following the devastation, a local man, Walter Deetz, purchased the building and has extensively repaired it; however, selling the property or deciding on what to do ...

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State Auditor to Rotary: “Join the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt”

BY MELANIE WADE – State Auditor Andrea Lea was the guest speaker at the weekly luncheon of the Rotary Club of Mena/Polk County on Thursday, January 11, and covered several topics, including the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt, of which she encourages everyone to participate. Lea has served as the state’s 40th auditor since 2014. In her role, she serves as ...

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University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Announces Fall 2017 Honor Recipients

The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain has announced the students named to the Chancellor’s List and Vice Chancellor’s List who were enrolled for the fall 2017 semester. Students named to the Chancellor’s List are full-time, current students who complete 12 semester credit hours or more, excluding developmental coursework, and earn a 4.0 grade point average or higher. The Chancellor’s List for the ...

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Hawkins Family Continues Scholarship Support

SUBMITTED – On December 19th, Edgar and Sue Hawkins presented the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Foundation with a $10,000 donation to continue their support in building additional endowments for the Nick Hawkins Endowment Scholarship Fund. The Nick Hawkins Endowment Scholarship Fund was established with the UA Rich Mountain Foundation in 2015 by Edgar and Sue Hawkins to honor the ...

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Acorn High School 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

The following students were announced as having All A’s at Acorn High School for the second nine weeks of the 2017-2018 school year: 7th Grade: Brookelyn Goss, Jayden Willborg; 8th Grade: Kiersten Larucci, Justice Neufeld, Raeghan Weddle; 9th Grade: Halli Holland, Jaden Miller, Sarah Wallace; 10th Grade: Makenna Goss, Kacey Head, Brady Lyle; 11th Grade: Makayla Anderson; 12th Grade: Josey ...

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Donna Gaddis Hefner

Mrs. Donna Gaddis Hefner, age 80, a resident of Mena, Arkansas, died Saturday, January 13, 2018, in Mena. She was born on May 29, 1937, in Dierks, Arkansas. Mrs. Hefner worked in retail, was a homemaker, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mena. Mrs. Hefner was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Othel “Pap” and ...

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Maddox Honored by Two State Associations

BY MELANIE WADE – State Representative John Maddox has been awarded two prestigious awards by state associations in the last week and is honored and humbled to have been selected. Both the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney’s Association and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce recognized Maddox for his work in each field while serving in the state’s House of Representatives in ...

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Dixon Honored

Mary Dixon, Polk County’s Court Reporter, is retiring after 27 years. Dixon was honored by her coworkers on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Pictured (l to r): Michelle Boehler, District Judge Danny Thrailkill, Circuit Court Judge Jerry Ryan, Dixon, Retired Judge Gale Ford, Judge Jake Looney, Prosecuting Attorney Andy Riner (seated), Attorney Randy Rainwater, City of Mena Attorney Patrick McDaniel, Assistant ...

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