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Ivil Counts Rowell

Ivil Counts Rowell, age 94, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 in Mena. Mrs. Rowell was born in Plunkettville, Oklahoma on September 26, 1922 to the late Harve Counts and the late Ethel Plunkett Counts.  She was happily married to the late Carl Rowell until his death.  Ivil was a loving homemaker and enjoyed raising her children.  She also enjoyed growing ...

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Acorn School to Host Viewing Event of Total Solar Eclipse for Students and Parents

BY MELANIE WADE – Acorn Elementary is hosting a viewing event at their campus on Monday, August 21, 2017 for a total solar eclipse that will be visible to all of North America. Acorn school has purchased eclipse glasses and will provide them to any parent or participant who would like to experience the event with their child. They will ...

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County to Begin Road Projects in Early September

BY MELANIE WADE – Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison announced that the County Road Department is preparing to start their annual summer seal and reseal project. Ellison said there are 7.2 miles of total project to be completed, including portions of Polk Roads 74, 87, 71, 70, 30, and 28. Preparations have been underway for the project over the last ...

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Edrich Becker Sauer

Edrich Becker Sauer, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his home. He was born on Wednesday, August 1, 1934 to John Lowell and Margaretha Turnis Becker Sauer in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Edrich was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mena. He honorably served in the United States Army during the Cuban Invasion. Edrich was ...

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Elsie Elizabeth Fried

Elsie Elizabeth Fried, age 101, of Mena, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at home.  She was born on Sunday, June 25, 1916 to Walter A. and Etta L. Robinson Moreau in Wichita Falls, Texas. Elsie was a Godly woman and longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Mena. Faith, church, and her family were always of utmost importance to ...

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Mary Elizabeth Kennett Rhodes

Mary Elizabeth Kennett Rhodes, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas died Monday, August 14, 2017 at her home. She was born on Sunday, May 23, 1926 to Thomas Andrew and Lillie Branum Kennett in Leachville, Arkansas. Mary earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Home Economics from the University of Arkansas, taught home economics at Leachville High School in Mississippi County, ...

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Sierra Nicole Sanders

Sierra Nicole Sanders, age 19, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 in Shady, Arkansas. Sierra was born on July 23, 1998 in Mena, Arkansas to Bobby Sanders and Charity Cornelius Sanders. She was employed by Nidec in Mena. Sierra was an outdoors girl that enjoyed hunting, fishing, bow fishing, water rafting, and mudding with family and friends. ...

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Edna Faye Anderson Mullins

Mrs. Edna Faye Anderson Mullins, age 70, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Rich Mountian Nursing and Rehab. Edna was born on March 21, 1947 in Norman, Arkansas, the daughter of Bennett Joseph “BJ” Anderson and Beryl Foley Anderson.  She was married to Darren Mullins for 19 years.  Mrs. Mullins was a member of Calvary Baptist Church with ...

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Gregory Allan Terwilliger

Gregory Allan Terwilliger, age 30, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Big Fork, Arkansas. Greg was born in Ft. Smith, Arkansas on July 19, 1987 to Scott Terwilliger and Barbara Jones Terwilliger.  He was a Kevin Harvick fan and enjoyed watching Nascar. Greg loved watching football and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. He loved his nephews very ...

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Madine Singleton Lunsford

Madine Singleton Lunsford, age 87, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Mena. Madine was born November 21, 1929 in Seminole, Oklahoma to the late Ben C. Singleton and the late Eva Vincent Singleton and was raised by Joe and May Strother. She was a loving and caring housewife who enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and sewing. Madine ...

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