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Hazel L Columbus

Former Polk county resident Hazel L Columbus age 86 of Salinas, CA passed away Friday April 20, 2018.  She was born February 15, 1932 to the late William Wesley Bryan and Clara Elizabeth Heath Bryan. She was a graduate from Acorn High School class of 1950.   She was married to Michael A Columbus for 52 years. She is survived by her husband ...

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Mena Basscats Take A Bite Out of The Competition

The Mena Basscats had 4 teams competing in the 2018 Fayettville Shale Scholarship Bass Tournament on Greers Ferry Lake Saturday April 21st. Jarrett Burger placed 6th in the Junior division. Austin Rose and Evan Graves placed 5th in the Junior Division. Cason Cannon & Marc Wilson placed 3rd in the High School division and received $2000 scholarships each. Austin Johnston ...

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Polk County Roads Receive State Aid

Several Polk County Roads are getting improvements thanks to state aid money. Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison said the county had to match 10% and that ARDOT performed engineering and the bid handling process for the work. The work actually started several months ago with the county road department doing prep work including cleaning ditches and improving drainage. The project ...

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Operation: Prom Showcases Devastation of Drunk Driving

With Mena High School students set to enjoy the 2018 Prom this Saturday night, the current Juniors and Seniors were witness to the Operation:Prom demonstration at the Polk County Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning. Operation:Prom is a life-like simulation of a two-vehicle DWI accident, with one of the vehicles being driven by an intoxicated high school student after prom. The simulation ...

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New Superintendent at Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Janelle Shepherd, assistant superintendent of Historic Washington State Park, has accepted the job to become the new superintendent at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena. While her role as assistant superintendent had her overseeing all maintenance projects, which was a full-time job in itself, it was not uncommon to find her going the extra mile by engaging with visitors in ...

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Rusty Revels

Rusty Revels age 31, of Mena, Arkansas passed away March 26, 2018 in Mena. Rusty was born on September 23, 1986 in DeQueen, Arkansas to Gene Revels and Dorine Baker. He leaves behind a loving family his wife Dixie Jones; his Mother Dorene Baker and Father Gene Revels. A brother Eric Revels; Sister Shawna Ryals and children Deonte Revels, Robbie ...

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Wanda Rene Callahan

On April 6, 2018, Wanda Rene Callahan, entered her heavenly home at the age of 78. Wanda was born on June 24, 1939 in Goosecreek, Texas. She was the daughter of Robert E. and Violet I. (Moorehead) Whitaker. Wanda and Willard Callahan were united in marriage on April 7, 1966 in Baytown, Texas. She was a member of the Southside ...

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William David Doughty, III

William David Doughty, III age 80 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Mena. Mr. Doughty was born on December 15, 1937 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas to the late William David Doughty, Jr. and the late Vada McCord Doughty. He was married to the late Linda Doughty. Mr. Doughty proudly served his country in the United ...

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Bucks Sign Cross Hughes

On Friday, April 13th, Cross Hughes from Acorn High School signed his letter of intent to run with Bucks Cross Country next Fall. Cross is the third signee for UA Rich Mountain. When asked about Cross, Bucks Cross Country Coach Samantha Shores states, “Cross was on the top of our list, and he’s a great addition and foundation for our ...

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Jay William Seaman

Jay William Seaman age 61 of Grannis, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Grannis. Jay was born on May 22, 1956 in Onida, South Dakota to Edward Seaman and Lois Ontjes Seaman. He was happily married to Linda Thomas Seaman. He worked as a truck driver and mechanic by profession and then sold truck parts for Bakers. Above ...

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