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Norma Lee Mitchell Drager

Norma Lee Mitchell Drager, 75, passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior n Sunday, June 3, 2018.  She was born in Sand Springs, Oklahoma on August 30, 1942 to Ausborn and Vera Mitchell. Norma grew up in Mena, Arkansas and graduated from Mena High School.  She worked for a short time at the county courthouse, before dating ...

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2018 Ouachita Quilt Show Results

2018 OUACHITA QUILT SHOW WINNERS The Ouachita Quilt Show Committee thanks everyone who participated in making this year’s Quilt Show a big success.  We are pleased to announce the winners in the following categories: DONATION QUILT WINNER:  Susie Turk BEST OF SHOW:  Elaine Graves ,  “Purple Star Quilt” PEOPLES’ CHOICE:  Nancy Jo Baker, “Many Mini Rose Gardens” VIP AWARDS: CHAMBER ...

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Kent Shrader

Kent Shrader age 67 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Baylor Medical Center, in Dallas Texas. Kent was born in Mena, Arkansas on March 7, 1951 to the late Addis H. Shrader and the late Clarica Plevan Norris Shrader. He was happily married to Dixie Southern Shrader for 42 years.  He retired from Mena Wal-Mart in 2016 ...

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Carolyn Ann Copelin

Carolyn Ann Copelin age 62 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 in Mena. Carolyn was born May 01, 1956 in Ink, Arkansas to the late Ralph A. Holland and the late Lois Barton Holland. She was married to Stephen P. Copelin for forty-six happy years. Carolyn attended First Assembly of God Church. She worked for Louise Durham ...

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An Entertaining Sunday Afternoon

Let me start by saying, “Thank you Tammy Young and Jessie Barr of UA Rich Mountain.”  These two women were instrumental in bringing the 106th Army Band of the National Guard to Mena for a performance on June 3rd.  This past Sunday’s performance was truly enjoyable.  The band performed numerous songs in their A Patriotic Celebration Tribute to Veterans.    Not ...

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Bethel Hicks

Bethel Hicks, age 100 of Sims, Arkansas and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 2, 2018. She was born January 12, 1918 to the late Thomas Houston Hicks and the late Melvina Willhite Hicks.  She was a teacher by profession.  Mrs. Hicks was the caretaker of the family.  It made her happy to make sure others had what ...

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Rich Mountain Conservation District Announces Scholarship Winners

Rich Mountain Conservation District is proud to announce the winners of their annual scholarship. Josey Webb is a Senior at Acorn High School and is the daughter of Duane and Dot Webb. Josey plans on attending SAU in Magnolia majoring in Ag Business. Autumn Liles is a Senior at Mena High School and is the daughter of Joe Liles and ...

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Gathright Endowment Completed

The Al and Diann Gathright Endowment Grant was recently completed and endowed to the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Foundation by a donation from Al and Diann Gathright. The purpose of the endowment is to provide support the UA Rich Mountain Foundation Development Fund, help secure additional funding through grants or other means, enhance facilities, and support ongoing needs, programs, ...

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The New Work Requirement for Arkansas Works

Governor Hutchinson Weekly Address: As many of you know, we’ve wanted to establish a work requirement in Arkansas Works for a long time. We were unable to garner support for this reform under the previous administration in Washington, but the Trump Administration is encouraging states to pursue this important innovation. As a result, we secured federal approval in March, and ...

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Chism Maye Receives Transfer Scholarship From Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas Tech University is pleased to announce that Chism Maye has received a Transfer Scholarship for the fall 2018 semester.  This $2000 scholarship is awarded on academic merit and has a total potential value of $12,000 over three years.  Chism is the son of Vicky Maye and Bryan Maye.  Chism’s honors and awards include, Arkansas Game and Fish Conservation Scholarship ...

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