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Vester O’Donnell Parks

Vester O’Donnell Parks, age 76, of Mena, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at his home. He was born on Thursday, May 7, 1942 to Arlie Odonel Parks and Verna Patten Cunningham in Mena, Arkansas. Vester was a good man and hard worker. He worked as a local policeman in the 1970’s, and later went on to work for the Polk ...

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Ramona “Mona” Willis Stricklin

Ramona “Mona” Willis Stricklin age 68 of Hatfield, Arkansas was reunited in Heaven with her honey, Larry Stricklin, on Monday, April 15, 2019. Mona was born on May 14, 1950 in Talihina, Oklahoma to the late Elesten Willis and Lilliella Samuel Willis. She was married to the late Larry Stricklin for 28 years until his passing in 2016.  Mona worked in ...

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MENA CITY COUNCIL TO MAKE POOL REPAIRS

(MENA) Mena City Council met on Thursday, April 4th in a special session to approve spending $21,560 on repairs to the McMillan Park Swimming Pool. Council approved the Waiver of Competitive Bidding in an Exceptional Situation for Repairs to the pool that experienced cracks especially at the deep end of the pool. With the repairs approved, the pool will also ...

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Historic Lum and Abner Festival In The Works

By Jamie Hammack As spring ramps up and summer is soon to begin, festivals will soon fill parks and town squares around the country. It’s a tradition in almost every small town in America that brings communities together giving purpose and pride while showcasing an area’s unique identity. The names of these festivals are varied and can be quite unique. ...

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Storm Related Accident Claims The Life of a Grannis Man

(GRANNIS) A Polk County man became the 106th automobile related fatality in Arkansas for the year on Saturday when he was killed in a two truck crash that occurred on US Highway 71 South within the city limits of Hatfield. The Arkansas state police say that 37-year-old Roy McMahan was killed when the 1992 Chevrolet pick-up he was driving was ...

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Chamber of Commerce Set to Celebrate Members at Appreciation Banquet

(MENA) The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Membership Appreciation Banquet on Tuesday, April 23rd, at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Ouachita Center. This year’s banquet theme is “Masquerade at the Comedy Club.” The event will begin at 6:00 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the program to follow.  A delicious dinner will be catered by ...

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Safety Tips for a Safe Prom Night

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Purple Heart Ceremony Held At Polk County Courthouse

(MENA) Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison declared in a proclamation on Friday, March 29th, that Polk County shall be designated as a PURPLE HEART COUNTY. The designation comes on the same day that the Vietnam War Veterans Day, was being celebrated in a proclamation by the City of Mena, the State of Arkansas and by the federal government. The Purple ...

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City of Mena Designates March 29th As Vietnam War Veterans Day

(MENA) — Mena Mayor Seth Smith signed a proclamation on Monday, March 25th, designating March 29th as National Vietnam Veterans Day in the City of Mena.  This holiday will be observed annually on March 29th. In a ceremony attended by various veterans from the area, including representatives from the Polk County Veterans Honor Guard; the Mayor noted that the American ...

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Choctaw Nation Princess Applications Being Accepted For Upcoming Pageant

DURANT, Okla. – Applications are now being accepted for participants in the 2019-2020 Choctaw Nation district princess pageants. Each of the 12 districts of the Choctaw Nation will hold pageants to choose three princesses: Senior Miss Choctaw Nation of the district, Junior Miss, and Little Miss. The winners in each district will compete in the finals pageant at the Choctaw ...

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