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Kris Lye Named Coordinator for the Polk County Office of Emergency Management

Polk County Judge, Brandon Ellison, has announced the appointment of Kris Lyle to the position of Coordinator in the Polk County office of Emergency Management. Lyle has been the interim Coordinator since January 1, 2019 when former Coordinator, Tommy Stueart, assumed the position of Chief of Police, for the City of Mena. The Polk County Office of Emergency Management serves several functions for the county, ...

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State Lawmakers Look to Raise Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco

Arkansas lawmakers have filed a bill that would raise the states minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21. House Bill 1519 would “Prohibit the sale of tobacco products, vapor products, alternative nicotine products, e-liquid products and cigarette papers” to those under 21 years of age. The bill would allow law enforcement and school officials to seize and dispose of ...

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Company with Mena Ties Makes Agreement with DeQueen Medical Center Owner

A medical company headquartered in Mena has announced an agreement in principle is in place to purchase the De Queen Medical Center. De Queen Mayor Jeff Brown reported to the De Queen City Council the announcement regarding the acquisition of the De Queen Hospital at a meeting on Tuesday, February 19th. Mayor Brown reported that a purchase agreement between Healthy-Connections Inc. ...

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Polk County Births

The weekly birth report for Mena Regional Health System for the week of January 25, 2019 – February 1, 2019: Miranda and Joseph Parra of Mena, Arkansas are the proud parents of a baby boy born on January 28th Sarah and Douglas Dunning of Mena, Arkansas are the proud parents of a baby boy born on January 28th Dionna and Wesley ...

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Mena Police Department Reports for the Week of January 6, 2018 January 12, 2019 follow:

January 6 & 7, 2019 A local woman reported that someone had entered her apartment when she was out and had stolen medication.  No suspects at this time. A motorist called officers to a local highway regarding a briefcase they found in a ditch.  Officers retrieved the item, but there was not identification located.  It was placed into evidence. Billy Joseph Fletcher, 32, ...

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Robert “Bob” Paul Piearcy Sr.

Robert “Bob” Paul Piearcy Sr., age 77, of Mena, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at John L. McClellan Memorial Hospital in Little Rock.  He was born on Monday, March 17, 1941 to Philip Anderson and Elsie Lannie Keen Piearcy in Hugo, Oklahoma. Bob was a Godly man with strong Christian values whose bible and faith guided his life. He attended ...

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OLT “Farce of Nature” Cast Announced

Scotty Jenkins will direct the next OLT/Just 4 Fun Players production, “Farce of Nature” written by Hope, Jones, and Wooten.  This trio of playwrights is known for their self-described “madcap comedies” in which characters are memorably eccentric and find themselves in hilarious situations.  OLT has produced several of these comedies in the past, including “The Dixie Swim Club,” “Southern Hospitality” ...

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January 2, 2019

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Robbie L. Blodgett Blair

Robbie L. Blodgett Blair age 76, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Robbie was born on September 23, 1942 in Tucumcari, New Mexico to the late Harold Blodgett and the late Opal Buttrill Blodgett. She was a school teacher in Acorn and Mena for many years.  Robbie enjoyed keeping busy with knitting, crocheting, and ...

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December 12, 2018

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