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MENA CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO REFINANCE WATER, SEWER BONDS

Tuesday, July 10th, councilmen of the Mena City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of water and sewer refunding and construction revenue bonds. According to the general manager of the Mena Water Utilities, Charles Pitman, the council re-financed the water and sewer bonds to save the city about $60,000 a year but they also borrowed an additional ...

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ARKANSAS SCHOOL SAFETY COMMISSION PRESENTS PRELIMINARY REPORT

According to the School Safety Commission’s preliminary report, better access to mental-health counseling for students must be a priority as Arkansas leaders look for ways to tighten security at public schools. Governor Asa Hutchinson created the Commission by executive order on March 1st, following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The commissioners evaluated safety ...

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BIG BORE AIR RIFLES LEGAL FOR MODERN GUN DEER SEASON IN ARKANSAS

Deer hunters will be able to pursue their game with one more option this season, thanks to a recent regulation change by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. During the annual hunting regulations review process, commissioners voted to legalize large-caliber air rifles that meet certain standards for deer hunting during modern gun season. The change comes at the request of ...

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Martin Stinson

Martin Stinson age 66, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico on August 2, 1952 to Hensley Stinson and Opal Lawrence.  Martin was a truck driver in the transportation business. Martin was married to Barbara Wilcox. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He enjoyed ...

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Helen Marie Voyles Priddy

Helen Marie Voyles Priddy, age 74, of Mena, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born February 17, 1944 in Mena, Arkansas to the late David Thweatt and the late Vivian Hughes Thweatt.   Helen loved going for rides and taking in the scenery with her husband Junior Priddy.  A bucket list item, that unfortunately was never achieved, ...

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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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Mr. Marion William Manning

Mr. Marion William Manning, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born July 14, 1935 in Black Springs, Arkansas to the late Henry Arthur Manning and Jessie Lorene Hughes.  Bill, always Mickey to his wife, graduated in May, 1954 from Hico High School in Ruston, Louisiana.  Bill was united in marriage to Roberta ...

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Billy Walker

Billy Walker, age 79, of Cove, Arkansas, died Friday, June 1, 2018 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. He was born on Saturday, February 18, 1939 to George Franklin and Hazel Mildred Vantrease Walker in St. Joseph, Missouri. Billy loved his country and served in the United States Army for 30 years as well as the United States Marine Corps ...

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Mystrey Joie James

Mystrey Joie James entered the world on Saturday, May 31, 2008 and left too soon on Saturday, June 2, 2018. She was 10 years old. Mystrey just finished the 3rd grade and attended Arkansas Virtual Academy. She loved animals and wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up. She was involved in scouting and the Ouachita Little Theater. She was ...

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George Aaron Heath

George Aaron Heath, age 73, of Mena, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena. He was born on Sunday, December 17, 1944 to Robert Steve and Laura Belle Lewis Heath in Hartford, Arkansas. Aaron as he was known to all, loved people and helping them in many different ways. He was charitable with ...

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