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Charmed – Polk County’s Gem

BY JACLYN ROSE After 16 years working in the field of manufacturing, Lisa Doughty was ready for a change of pace so, along with her husband, Dalton, she opened Charmed in June of 2008. “We, like most of the people around here, would go to Fort Smith or Hot Springs and go shopping and so often we would go into ...

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Eggs and Heart Disease

BY KIM HUGHES, COUNTY AGENT, FCS – Long condemned by well-meaning doctors and scientists for their high cholesterol content, eggs are now making a bit of a comeback.  While it’s true that egg yolks have a lot of cholesterol – and so may weakly affect blood cholesterol levels – eggs also contain nutrients that may help lower the risk for ...

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Menus for County Schools: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mena Public Schools Breakfast:  Breakfast Chicken Biscuit, Pear Halves, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main:  Pork Rib Patty on Bun, Fritos, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit, Milk; Choice: Hot Dog, Tator Tots, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Muffins, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Peas & Carrots, Peaches, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Craisins, Apple ...

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James “Rocky” Norman Harvey

James “Rocky” Norman Harvey, age 61 of Acorn, died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock.  He was born on Friday, January 1, 1954 to Earl and Frances Bell Harvey in Magnolia, Arkansas. Rocky served both in the United States Air Force and the United States Army and was honorably discharged from ...

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Andrew Clifton Foster

Andrew Clifton Foster, age 87, of Mena passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born January 11, 1928 in Board Camp, Arkansas to the late Grady Foster and the late Polly Looney Foster. He was married to Velma Pate Foster on December 13, 1952 at Board Camp, Arkansas.  Mr. Foster proudly served his country in the ...

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Arlene Dorothy Wilcox

Arlene Dorothy Wilcox, age 87, of Mena, Arkansas died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at home in Mena.  She was born on Wednesday, July 20, 1927 to Charles and Dorothy Grueneick Boyer in American Falls, Idaho. Arlene loved taking care of her family and also her animals.  She supported animal’s rights and the welfare of them.  She enjoyed art and being ...

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Joann Dilbeck Cauley

Joann Dilbeck Cauley, age 73, of Mena went to be with the Lord Friday, February 6, 2015. Joann was born to the late Frank and Freddie Dilbeck in Mena, Arkansas on May 5, 1941. Joann worked as a Retail Manager before retiring in 2000. During the years of her retail management Joann’s job took her from Fort Worth, Texas to ...

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Menus for County Schools: Monday, February 9, 2015

Mena Public Schools Breakfast:  Pizza Bagel, Applesauce, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main:  Vegetable Soup, Toasted Cheese Sandwich, Salad, Strawberries, Milk; Choice: Steak Sandwich, Lettuce & Tomato, French Fries, Strawberries, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, juice, milk Lunch: Corndog, baked beans, corn, fruit cocktail, milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Muffin, Apple Sauce, Orange Juice, Milk Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad w/ Dressing, Pears, ...

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Pruning Ornamentals and Orchards – Join Us!

BY CARLA VAUGHT – I get lots of questions about pruning plants. From shrubs and roses to fruit trees and even shade trees.  This is the time of the year when most people start asking those pruning questions. First, let’s talk about the reasons we prune our plants.  There are different reasons to prune for different types of plants.  Most ...

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Reception for Fiber Arts Show

BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – On Saturday, February 7, from 1 to 3 pm, Mena Art Gallery will hold a reception for its annual Fiber Arts Show at 607 Mena Street. This is a great opportunity to meet many of the artists, ask questions, and see what is on display in addition to munching on refreshments (artists seem to be ...

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