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Jack M. Sharp

Jack M. Sharp, age 75, of Mena, formerly of Nashville, Arkansas, went to meet his Heavenly Father on Friday, August 21, 2015 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born February 8, 1940 in Polk County, Arkansas to the late Arthur C. Sharp and the late Edna Lee Smith Sharp. Jack was a big man with a big heart…He loved God, his family, ...

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The Old Bank Antiques Welcomed by Chamber

The Old Bank Antiques, located at 812 Mena Street, was welcomed into the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, August 20, 2015. The Old Bank Antiques sells a wide variety of high-quality antiques and jewelry.

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Chamber Welcomes Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, August 20, 2015 by the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce at Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies to welcome them into the Chamber membership. DME is located at 513 Mena Street.

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Ellison Introduced Arkansas’ VIP

Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison was recently asked to introduce Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson at the annual Association of Arkansas Counties Conference, held in Springdale on August 6th. Judge Ellison said, “I was honored to be asked to introduce Governor Hutchinson at the annual Association of Arkansas Counties Conference. The conference hosts all county elected officials for workshops, State legislative committee ...

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Burn Ban Lifted

BY MELANIE BUCK – A countywide burn ban that was put in place on August 6th by Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison was lifted at 8 a.m. Thursday morning, August 20th, following Wednesday’s much needed rainfall. In a statement released by Judge Ellison early Thursday morning, he said, “Polk County has recently received enough moisture and the future weather forecast ...

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Henry L. Richardson

Henry L. Richardson, age 90, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 in Hot Springs. He was born June 23, 1925 in Canton, Missouri to the late Ralph Henry Richardson and the late Matilda May Ealy Richardson. He was married to Pearl Richardson for 66 years and was a truck driver by profession. He proudly served his ...

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Lady Ouachitas to Hold Registration for Miss Polk County 2015

SUBMITTED BY MICHAEL CATE – The annual Miss Polk County and Little Miss Polk County pageant is a fall tradition that allows young women opportunity to gain self confidence, make new friends and develop personal skills.  Lady Ouachita member Cheryl Bates explains the goal of her group is to provide young women encouragement and experience that will carry lifelong benefits ...

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Mary “June” (Vaught) Hiaumet

Mary “June” (Vaught) Hiaumet entered into peace on August 16, 2015.  She was 79 years young! June was born June 4, 1936 in Mena, Arkansas, to Haskell “Shine” Vaught and Grace Garrison Vaught.  June was raised in Mena.  After school she worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell and as a clerk for Reynolds Variety Store. June married Joe Hiaumet October 1, ...

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HSO Radiothon Brings Record Amount

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Humane Society of the Ouachitas (HSO), in conjunction with KENA 104.1, held the 2nd annual Radiothon last Thursday and raised a record-breaking amount for the organization. HSO was set up on the front lawn of the radio station to give citizens a chance to meet the volunteers, learn about their programs, and donate money for ...

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Mena JAG Receives Awards from National Program

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena JAG Program was recognized and has received awards from the National Jobs for America’s Graduates program or JAG, as it is commonly known. Mena’s JAG program received the Peak Performance Award and the “5 of 5” High Performance Club Award for attaining and exceeding the required outcome standards including graduation rate, employment rate, positive ...

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