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Ladycats Dominate Lady Bulldogs, 49-17

    BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Ladycats dominated the Waldron Lady Bulldogs in every aspect of the game on Friday night, on their way to a 49-17 rout. The Ladycats held Waldron to just two points in the first quarter, 10 points in the second quarter, three points in the third quarter, and two points in the fourth. ...

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This Week’s Snow Came as Surprise to Many

Don’t Be Caught Unprepared BY MELANIE BUCK – As many of Mena’s residents awoke to a surprise snow on Thursday morning, it became a sure sign that winter is in full swing. Although much of Polk County only saw rain, Mena received an inch of snow between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Even though the county has had a couple ...

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Loray Cole

Loray Cole, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs. She was born on Monday, September 1, 1924 to John and Viena Ross Cearley in DeQueen, Arkansas. Loray loved her family and spending all the time she could with her children and grandchildren.  She was a member of the Northside Church ...

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Mildred Marybelle Ellison

Mildred Marybelle Ellison, age 88, of Mena, Arkansas died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Mena Manor. She was born on Saturday, October 2, 1926 to Sylvester and Beulah Holman Hess Medford in Opal, Arkansas. Mildred loved her family and spending all the time she could with her children and grandchildren.  Mildred was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, and ...

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Edith Fay Long

Edith Fay Long, age 94, died in Mena, Arkansas on January 22, 2015. Mrs. Long, of Mineral Springs, formerly of Texarkana, Arkansas, is survived by her husband of 75 years, Mr. James E. Long, their children James D. Long and his wife, Carolyn, of Cabot, Arkansas; Fran Hadaway and her husband Al, of Mena, Arkansas; Connie Crockett of Ojai, CA; ...

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Jack Wigley

Mr. Jack Wigley, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in Mena. He was born on January 7, 1925, the son of the late Bunyan Lee Wigley and the late Annie Golden Lane Wigley.  He was happily married for many years to Geraldine Donaldson.  Jack was a gold miner by trade and was a loving husband, ...

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Ricky Lynn Hunter

Ricky Lynn Hunter, age 62, of Athens, died Sunday, January 18, 2015. He was born January 5, 1953, at Roseburg, Oregon the son of Q.D. Hunter and Velron Murphy Hunter.  On December 19, 1975, he was married to Darla Webb.  He was preceded in death by his father. He was Baptist in his faith and a heavy equipment operator.  He ...

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Harris Excused from Hatfield City Council

Gordon Named as Replacement BY MELANIE BUCK – During last night’s January meeting of the Hatfield Town Council, all city officials were sworn into office with exception to David Harris, an unopposed alderman on the November 2014 ballot, who was excused from his position. Harris first came under fire, prior to the election, when his residency was in question. The ...

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James “Bob” Robert Wilson

James “Bob” Robert Wilson, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the DeQueen Medical Center.  He was born on Wednesday, May 27, 1931 to Fred Alanzo and Lois Maxine Glenn Wilson in Greenbrier, Arkansas. Bob served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. While Bob was in the Navy he played football for the ...

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Blue & You Awards Healthy Connections, Inc. $54,618 for Emergency Dental Care

BY MELANIE BUCK – Healthy Connections, Inc., in Mena has received a grant from the Blue & You Foundation in the amount of $54,618 to provide emergency dental care and education to residents in Polk County. The Foundation recently awarded a total of $2,674,119 in grants to 35 health improvement programs in Arkansas. “Our grants this year went to programs ...

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