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A.C. Billings, Jr.

Mr. A.C. Billings, Jr. age 89, of Mena, Arkansas went to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. A.C. was born in Knott, Texas on December 14, 1929 to Asa Clinton Billings and Willie Mae Kitchens Billings. A.C. was a lover of life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and hunting. He always had a ...

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Longtime Polk County Extension Agent Carla Vaught Retires

After 33 ½ years of service (21 of those in Mena), Carla Vaught is retiring as the Staff Chair for the Polk County Cooperative Extension Service, a part of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. Her duties focused toward the education and advancement of Consumer and Commercial Agriculture, 4H Youth Development, as well as Community and Economic Development. She ...

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Barnes, Moore to be Inducted Into Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Bill Barnes, president of the Tri-Pennant Family of Resorts, and Robert Moore, a farmer and politician, will be inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during a noon luncheon Monday, Feb. 25, during the 45th annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference will be held in Hot Springs on Feb. 24-26, 2019. The Hall of Fame honor is presented ...

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Sixth Running of the Talimena 13.1 Run and Relay Set for March 9, 2019

The sixth running of the Talimena13.1 Run and Relay is set for 03/9/19. The race begins at Janssen Park in Mena, running up Mena Street and over the Talimena Drive to the Queen Wilhelmina State Park. It features not only a running challenge, but showcases the beauty of our area from our city and up the Talimena Drive that overlooks ...

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Mena Knocks Off Hope

The Mena Bearcats and LadyCats swept the Hope senior teams Friday night at the Union Bank Center in action heard live on KQOR 105.3. The LadyCats led throughout the contest for a convincing 60-43 victory. Although the Bearcats started out slowly, the Mena boys roared back in the second half to defeat Hope 56-46. Tateli Thacker and Paige Evans each ...

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UA Rich Mountain Board of Visitors Receives Update on Expanding Athletics and Programs

The UA Rich Mountain Board of Visitors held its first meeting of 2019 on Wednesday in the Board Room on the Mena Campus. As the first order of business, Chancellor Dr. Phillip Wilson welcomed newest board member, Michael Wood. Wilson told members that Wood had been incredibly supportive of all of the College’s efforts since the announcement of its athletic ...

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Sherry Deanne Copelin

Sherry Deanne Copelin age 55 Of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 in Mena. She was born on December 18, 1963 in Coos Bay, Oregon to the late James Edward Henry and the late Nelda Harvey.  She was lovingly married for 24 1/2 years to Wesley Copelin. Sherry worked as secretary /bookkeeper as a profession. She loved being outdoors ...

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Tessie Faye McConnell

Tessie Faye McConnell age 76 of Wagoner, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Waldron, Arkansas. Tessie was born December 7, 1942 in Muldrow, Oklahoma to the late Homer Welch and the late Pearline Johnson Ortner.  She worked as a CNA for many years. Tessie enjoyed reading novels of all kinds and doing word puzzles.  She was a wonderful cook and ...

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Dorothy M. Collier

Dorothy M. Collier, age 79, of Mena, Arkansas died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Mena Manor. She was born on Saturday, July 22, 1939 to John Cliner and Gladys Fletcher Prueitte in Lemoore, California. Dorothy was of the Baptist faith and was guided in life by her friends and family. She worked as the cook at Country Express for twenty-four ...

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Bruce Fred Fratus, Sr.

Bruce Fred Fratus Sr., age 89, of Salem, Missouri, passed away December 12, 2018. He was a former Mena resident for many years.  A private, family service will be held at a later date. Bruce was a World War II veteran and served in Japan. He was awarded the Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal. He later retired from ...

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