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Mrs. Olivia Marie Martin Moreland

Mrs. Olivia Marie Martin Moreland,88 of Conway, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at her home. Olivia was born in Mena, Arkansas on August 14, 1929 to the late John Wesley Martin and Olivia Boberg Martin. She was married to the late John Clifton Bain for many years. Mrs. Moreland was an LPN during her working career. Marie loved to ...

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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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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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Faith Walk Organized for Prayer, Encouragement

A Faith Walk has been organized for Saturday, June 9, from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in Mena, beginning and ending at Janssen Park. This Faith Walk event is open to everyone to participate in, with no cost or commitment required to take part in an opportunity of spending time walking, praying, shedding stress, and communicating with God through a ...

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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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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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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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