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Monnie Marie Horton

Monnie Marie Horton, age 89, of Mena passed away Monday, August 03, 2015 in Mena. She was born on October 30, 1925 in Hatfield, Arkansas and was the daughter of the late Wesley Hendrix and the late Ozella Harrison Hendrix.  She was a devoted wife of 70 years to the late Argus “Choc” Horton and was a leather worker by trade ...

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Annual Back to School Bash This Thursday

BY MELANIE BUCK – The annual Back to School Bash sponsored by Healthy Connections, Inc., will take place this Thursday, July 30, at the HCI – Mena Campus where families can receive free backpacks and school supplies for their children ages K-12. The event starts at 4 p.m. and will last until 6 p.m. at 136 Health Park Drive, across from ...

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Mena Fire Department Receives New Rescue Truck

The Mena Fire Department picked up a new pumper truck last week in Louisiana. The truck was a much-needed piece of equipment for the department and will carry 1,000 gallons of water and be used as a rescue truck. The truck was purchased at a price of $314,954 and was paid for with the city’s portion of county sales tax ...

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James “Jimmy” Rogers

James “Jimmy” Rogers, age 68, of Grannis, Arkansas passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 in Grannis. He was born August 5, 1946 in DeQueen, Arkansas to the late Dave Roger and the late Billie Burke. He was married to Tammy Parnell Rogers and he was a carpenter, but most enjoyed operating heavy equipment. He served his country in the United States Army. ...

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Annie Josephine Ralls

Annie Josephine Ralls was born May 4, 1931 in Cove, Arkansas. “Mrs. Jo” spent the last 17 years volunteering in the Mena Public Schools and working with students that needed loving, care and academic help.  She was always ready to help others. She dearly loved her “children” from school and followed their progress all the way to graduation. Her “children” were the ...

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Jury Finds Laws Guilty of Sexual Assault of a Minor

BY MELANIE BUCK & LEANN DILBECK – Michael Laws, age 29, of Mena was convicted by a jury of his peers last week in Polk County Circuit Court of felony sexual assault of a minor in the 1st degree. He was sentenced by the jury to 10 years probation. Prosecutor Andy Riner recommended to presiding Judge Jerry Ryan that he ...

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David Peter Wiebe

David Peter Wiebe, age 90, of Mena, died peacefully Friday, July 17, 2015 at his home. He was born November 18, 1924 to his parents, John Michael Wiebe and Christine Mazner Wiebe in Dinuba, California. David was a member of the local Mena Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mena. Preceding him in death were his parents, John Michael Wiebe and Christine ...

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Boil Order Issued

Some water consumers in the Vandervoort area are under the direction of a boil order that was issued yesterday. The Vandervoort – Hatton Water Association is in the process of fixing a line and the water had to be turned off for a time. For precautionary measures, they have issued a boil order for the areas in the city of ...

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Paige Tate Bell

Paige Tate Bell, age 51, of Mena passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born December 2, 1963 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Bob and Nancy Tate.  She was happily married to Steve Bell for 26 years and worked in the Child Support Division for the Department of Human Services.  Paige was a loving and kind ...

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Progress Being Made at Silver Screens Cinema

BY MELANIE BUCK – Progress is being made at the Silver Screens Cinema amongst much public anticipation. DeAnna Ayers, co-owner of the cinema said crews have worked hard to bring the building up to the dream that has been conceived and they can’t wait to finish and open the doors. As of the end of last week, the front of ...

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