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SHERIFF’S LOG for the week of May 14, 2018 – May 20, 2018

SHERIFF’S LOG The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of May 14, 2018 – May 20, 2018. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the ...

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Acorn High School Scholarship Information 2017-18

Zane Barr, a senior at Acorn High School, plans to attend The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and major in Chemical Engineering. Zane has been awarded the Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship valued at $40,000 and the Chancellor’s Scholarship valued at $32,000. Zane is the eighteen year old son of Mike & Jessica Barr of Mena. Tori Barrett, a senior at Acorn ...

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ACORN HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC AWARDS 2017-2018

The following awards were presented to students at the Academic Awards Banquet on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.   TEACHER:         STUDENT:                    AWARD:   Mr. Barr:                     Stran Strother                         Quantitative Literacy Zane Barr                                Physics Sarah Wallace                         Algebra I Kaelin Harding                       Math 7 Gage Mortimer                        Pre-Algebra 8th   Ms. Haggard:              Chassie Wornick                     Computer Business Applications        ...

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Judy Caroline Rhodes

Judy Caroline Rhodes age 65 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Mena. Judy was born on June 7, 1952 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Leon May and the late Millie Johnston May. She was married to Bill Rhodes and was a thoughtful and loving homemaker. Judy and Bill loved to travel in the RV, enjoying ...

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Mrs. Betty Jane Wilson Pate

Mrs. Betty Jane Wilson Pate age 79, formerly of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Rockaway Beach, Missouri. Betty was born on May 12, 1938 in Norman, Arkansas to the late Elmer Lee Wilson and the late Jimmie Ruth Abernathy.  She was married to Elijah C. Pate for 53 wonderful years. Betty enjoyed telling people about the Lord ...

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CASA Announces Spring Fundraiser – ‘I Support CASA Day: May 15th

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a local 501c3 organization that advocates on behalf of children placed in foster care and depends on the support of grants, the local community, and volunteers to serve the more than 60 children currently in foster care in Polk and Sevier Counties. Executive Director Cynthia Martin is asking for the community’s continued support for ...

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Mr. William “Mike” Peek

Mr. William “Mike” Peek age 78 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Mena surrounded by family. Mike was born on June 5, 1939 in DeQueen, Arkansas to the late William Loit Peek and the late Mary Dell Graves Peek.  He was happily married to Patricia Gail Peek for 58 years. Mike was a partner of Hatfield Lumber ...

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HHE Retirement Reception Planned for Doris Wells

It is with heavy hearts that WE at Holly Harshman Elementary announce the retirement of Doris Wells.  WE have been blessed with Mrs. Wells’ service since 1999.  After loving and teaching more than 800 students in her career in Mena, Mrs. Wells has decided to retire.  WE will miss her, but WE will also cherish her time with us and ...

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HSO’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Humane Society of the Ouachitas celebrated another year honoring it volunteers on April 16, which marked National Volunteer Week throughout the nation. After visiting over a potluck lunch, HSO Volunteer Shelter Manager Tina Ball praised and presented awards to HSO’s “foster pet parents” who temporarily open their homes particularly to puppies of all ages too young to reside in the ...

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Hiker Rescue

A group of college students from the Dallas were hiking the Buckeye Trail in southeast Polk county over the weekend when one of the hikers broke her ankle and was unable to walk at all. Some of the group was able to call for help and a rescue mission was quickly organized. Several agencies, including the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, ...

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