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Operation: Prom Showcases Devastation of Drunk Driving

With Mena High School students set to enjoy the 2018 Prom this Saturday night, the current Juniors and Seniors were witness to the Operation:Prom demonstration at the Polk County Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning. Operation:Prom is a life-like simulation of a two-vehicle DWI accident, with one of the vehicles being driven by an intoxicated high school student after prom. The simulation ...

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Georgia M. Hood Gunn

Georgia M. Hood Gunn age 86, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 in Cove. Georgia was born in Cove, Arkansas on February 7, 1932 to the late George Morris Hood and Ola Mae Owen Hood. She was married to the late James Gunn and was a loving and thoughtful homemaker. Georgia enjoyed listening to the local radio ...

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New Superintendent at Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Janelle Shepherd, assistant superintendent of Historic Washington State Park, has accepted the job to become the new superintendent at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena. While her role as assistant superintendent had her overseeing all maintenance projects, which was a full-time job in itself, it was not uncommon to find her going the extra mile by engaging with visitors in ...

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Wanda Rene Callahan

On April 6, 2018, Wanda Rene Callahan, entered her heavenly home at the age of 78. Wanda was born on June 24, 1939 in Goosecreek, Texas. She was the daughter of Robert E. and Violet I. (Moorehead) Whitaker. Wanda and Willard Callahan were united in marriage on April 7, 1966 in Baytown, Texas. She was a member of the Southside ...

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William David Doughty, III

William David Doughty, III age 80 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Mena. Mr. Doughty was born on December 15, 1937 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas to the late William David Doughty, Jr. and the late Vada McCord Doughty. He was married to the late Linda Doughty. Mr. Doughty proudly served his country in the United ...

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Bucks Sign Cross Hughes

On Friday, April 13th, Cross Hughes from Acorn High School signed his letter of intent to run with Bucks Cross Country next Fall. Cross is the third signee for UA Rich Mountain. When asked about Cross, Bucks Cross Country Coach Samantha Shores states, “Cross was on the top of our list, and he’s a great addition and foundation for our ...

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FAMILY FUN TO BE PRESENTED BY MENA DOWNTOWN PARTNERS THIS WEEKEND

The Downtown Mena Egg-Stravaganza will take place Friday and Saturday.  In a neat little twist, there will be an egg hunt on March 30 and 31. However, this will be an Adult Egg Hunt.  Downtown businesses with Egg-Stravaganza flyers on their front windows will be participating during their regular business hours both days.  Adults can collect one egg per day ...

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Dr. Randy and Kita Burgess Receive Recognition of Success From HSO

Since 2009, Humane Society of the Ouachitas began receiving spay-neuter grants from corporate donors such as PetSmart Charities and Petco Foundation. Dr. Randy and Kita Burgess committed their veterinary support to make those programs a success in Polk County. Over the past few years, HSO’s Spay-Neuter Assistance Programs helped subsidize the cost of spay-neuter services for low-income pet owners, when ...

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OLT Coming Attractions

Ouachita Little Theatre encourages local residents to get involved with their upcoming theatrical productions.  These include Godspell, directed by Jessica Kropp.  Rehearsals are well under way.  Kropp is pleased with the cast and the progress on set design by Lorraine Timmerman, as well as the music directed by Judy Kropp.  The show will run on several dates between May 17 ...

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Applications available for M*A*S*H camps

Applications are now available to high school students for the summer M*A*S*H (Medical Applications of Science for Health) camps. These camps will be located at 34 medical facilities throughout Arkansas. The two-week M*A*S*H camps are designed to expose rising high-school juniors and seniors to healthcare-related vocations. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the M*A*S*H program in Arkansas. During those ...

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