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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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Harold Loyd Ham

Harold Loyd Ham passed away peacefully at his home in Acorn on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the age of 89. He was born January 1, 1926 in Goodlett, Texas to the late Pack H. and Sadie Barnett Ham. Harold proudly served his country in World War II and was a long-time member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in ...

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John Phillips

John Phillips born June 29, 1964, at Toas, New Mexico to Floyd and Wanda Lee (Simpson) Phillips. He was the grandson of the Robert and Sarah (Fryar) Simpson and great-grandson of Reverend John Simpson. His parents and one sister, Sarah Marie Phillips Haddox, preceded him in death. Survived by his wife, Jeana Phillips, one sister, Phyllis Ann Phillips White. Also ...

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Just for Kids Welcomed by Chamber

Polk County Development Center’s (PCDC) new resale store, Just for Kids, was welcomed into the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce membership with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 15. Just for Kids is located at 811 Eagle Gap in Mena.

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Polk County Farm Bureau Attends State Convention

Polk County Farm Bureau members were among more than 970 who attended the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s annual convention Dec. 3-5 in Hot Springs. Those attending were: (l to r, back row) Allen Stewart, Floyd Clark and Ronney Fields; (l to r, front row) Mary Stewart, Coleen Clark, and Carol Fields. During the three days, activities included an address by Governor-Elect ...

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