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Fire Causes Damage to Structure in Nunley

BY MELANIE BUCK – Crews from Dallas Valley and Board Camp Fire Departments responded to a report of a structure fire on Polk Road 56 just after 4 p.m., Tuesday. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a four-wheeler parked adjacent to a garage structure had caught on fire. The structure received some damage but could have received more had the ...

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Edward Lee Wilson

Edward Lee Wilson, age 71, of Wickes, Arkansas passed away Sunday March 8, 2015 in Wickes, Arkansas. He was born March 2, 1944 in Wickes, Arkansas to the late John Nathan Wilson and Eliza Stephens Wilson. He worked as a mechanic by profession. He was a kind and loving friend to all who knew him. He is survived by sisters, ...

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Local 101-Year Old Veteran to Receive Hero’s Burial

BY MELANIE BUCK – The story surrounding a local veteran’s life has many researching to insure the 101-year old is given a proper hero’s burial. Beasley Wood Funeral Home, of Mena, and Sergeant Arley Rivas, of the Military Funeral Honors for the Army National Guard in Ft. Chaffee, are trying to fit the pieces of Mr. Tidwell’s puzzle together. At ...

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Cotton and 46 Fellow Senators to Send Open Letter to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) along with 46 of his Republican colleagues in the Senate will today release an open letter to the the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran about the ongoing nuclear negotiations between their country and the United States. A PDF of the official letter will be available on Cotton.Senate.Gov later this morning.  The  text of ...

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Frances M. Steinberg

Frances M. Steinberg, age 90, of Mena, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at Mena Regional Health System. She was born in Wiccopee, New York on May 8, 1924 to the late Lewis A. Mekeel and Maude Taylor Mekeel. She met her husband-to-be in the Fishkill Drum Corp at the age of 16.  He joined the Army and fought in ...

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Ilene Blackwell Hensley

Ilene Blackwell Hensley went to be with the Lord on March 3, 2015 at the age of 96 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born at Octavia, Oklahoma on November 5, 1918 to Jim and Beulah Blackwell. She married her high school sweetheart, Hoyt Hensley, November 1, 1937. She lived at Octavia, Oklahoma most of her life, was of the Baptist ...

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RMCC Hosts Linda Palmer for Champion Trees Presentation

Double-Nickel Club Purchases Drawing of Mena’s Own Champion Tree BY MELANIE BUCK –   Rich Mountain Community College hosted artist Linda Williams Palmer in the Ouachita Center on Monday, March 2, for her Champion Trees presentation and drawing debut. Not only did Palmer give a presentation of her Champion Trees collection, Kathy Adams’ 55 and older classes from RMCC purchased ...

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Gunfire Rang Through the Streets as Mena Woke Up to Military Training Exercise

BY MELANIE BUCK – A National Guard military training exercise was held Saturday at the old Mena Middle School building on Mena Street, complete with explosions and machine guns. The training was an exercise in urban-style warfare and included capturing a prime target suspect, caring for the injured, and counting the casualties. The morning started out with snow covered streets ...

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Virl Wanker Walters

Virl Wanker Walters, age 90, of Mena, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Mena. She was born December 25, 1924 in Hill City, Kansas to the late Elva Wanker and the late Sarah Parks Wanker.  She was married to the late Glenn Walters and was in the grocery warehouse business by profession. She was a loving and kind mother, ...

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Charles R. Kincaid

Charles R. Kincaid, age 86, of Mena passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born May 3, 1928 in Oilton, Oklahoma to the late James Joseph Kincaid and Nancy Lavada Davis Kincaid. He was a veteran of WW2 and the Korean War. He served two tours in the United States Navy from 1945-1953 on the USS ...

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