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Muriel Joyce Hughes

Muriel Joyce Hughes, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Mena. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on November 24, 1925 to the late Joseph Trinder and the late Sylvia Gray Trinder. She was married to the late William Gordon Hughes until his passing in 1998. Joyce loved all kinds of sports and doing ...

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Norma Jean Price

Norma Jean Price, age 70, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Mena. She was born January 15, 1947 in Wickes, Arkansas to the late Melvin Wilcher and the late Bessie Jo Bingham Wilcher.  She was married to Sherman Price.  Norma was a hairdresser for many years, running her own shop and was co-owner and operator of the family ...

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Blazes Erupt in Two-Vehicle Collision

BY MELANIE WADE – A two-vehicle accident at the junction of Highways 71 and 88 caused both to erupt into flames and backed up Mena’s busy afterschool traffic as well on Wednesday afternoon, October 18, 2017. The accident occurred at 3:13 p.m. Mena Police Department arrived on the scene at 3:14 p.m. and dispatched the Mena Fire Department due to ...

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Fire Engulfs Mobile Home; Family Loses Everything

BY MELANIE WADE – A mobile home was lost to fire Wednesday morning in Mena. Polk County’s 911 Dispatch received a call and paged out the Mena Fire Department at 9:02 a.m. to respond to a structure fire at 2201 Edwards Street. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on the scene. Mena Fire Department had eleven personnel on ...

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Dry September Leads to October Burn Ban

BY MELANIE WADE – A burn ban remains in effect for Polk County, along with 31 other counties in the state, following a lack of adequate rainfall last month. After having above average rainfall from February through August of this year, September turned out to be extremely dry, causing hazardous fire conditions for much of the state. According to U.S. ...

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Betty Varner

Mrs. Betty Varner, age 78, of Hatfield, Arkansas, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. She was born on July 26, 1939 in Haworth, Oklahoma to the late James Everett Fairless and the late Ruthie Low Gibson.  She was married to Bob Varner on November 17, 1958 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Betty was a homemaker and was active in the Hatfield Church of ...

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Betty Lou Brown

Betty Lou Brown, age 81, of Mena, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 at her home. She was born April 17, 1936 in Mena, to the late Clarence James McMellon and the late Mary Jewell Garrison McMellon.  Betty worked for 24 years at Waffle House where she enjoyed spending time with her loyal friends. Betty enjoyed hobbies that include raising flowers ...

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Rose Landsfeld

Rose Landsfeld, age 94, of Mena, Arkansas died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mena. She was born on Saturday, April 21, 1923 to Henry and Mary Landsfeld in Stamford, Connecticut. Rose loved her family, chocolate, and cats, and enjoyed going on walks. She really enjoyed doing word search puzzles in her spare ...

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Johnie R. Bean

Johnie R. Bean, age 79, of Bismarck, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017. He was born on May 28, 1938 in Amity, the son of Johnie Bean and Roxie Lily Garner Bean.  He was preceded in death by his son, Terry Bean; his parents; and two brothers, Alton Bean and Grady Bean. He was a true outdoorsman and retired as ...

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Kenneth W. Schreiber

Kenneth W. Schreiber, age 89, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away October 6, 2017 while in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Schreiber was born on November 3, 1927 in Griffith, Indiana to William Schreiber and Afra Schuster Schreiber. He was married to Theresa Schreiber. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Mr. Schreiber was a pilot by profession. He is survived ...

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