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Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service Waives Campground Fees on National Forests for Flood Victims

ATLANTA (August 31, 2017) – The Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service is immediately waiving fees and making all campgrounds available for individuals displaced by the recent flooding in Texas and other states. Like several areas along the Gulf Coast, many National Forests were impacted by the recent storm. Some of the region’s campgrounds are closed due to the flooding. Please ...

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Pauline James

Pauline James, age 96, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Waller Texas. She was born on Saturday, August 20, 1921 in a place close to Mena, Arkansas named Posey Hollow. She was a member of the Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Big Fork Arkansas. She was the matriarch of our family. She lived her ...

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Oden Anderson Gentry

Oden Anderson Gentry, of Grannis, Arkansas, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the age of 91. He was born on November 19, 1925, in Lovejoy, Texas to Ader Elmer and Oden Gentry. Oden was preceded in death by his mother and father, his brothers, Sidney Gentry and James Gentry; his sisters, Janice Stuckey, Opal Ketner, Janelle Bush, and ...

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Emerson Kay Lyle

Emerson Kay Lyle, age 8, a resident of Wickes, Arkansas, died Monday, August 28, 2017 in the Mena Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 23, 2009 in Texarkana, Texas. She was a member of the Midway Pentecostal Church at Vandervoort, and she enjoyed make-up, fishing, hunting, dancing, playing dress-up, and music. She was preceded in death by her ...

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Desiree Hutto-Morin

Desiree Hutto-Morin, age 60, passed away August 9, 2017 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Morin Jr. and her husband, Steven Morin Sr. She is survived by her parents Hazel and Dan Arndt, of Mena; two daughters, Felisha Sawyer of Tuscan, AZ and Crystal Bower of Pittsburg, PA. Memorial service will be held ...

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Ivil Counts Rowell

Ivil Counts Rowell, age 94, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 in Mena. Mrs. Rowell was born in Plunkettville, Oklahoma on September 26, 1922 to the late Harve Counts and the late Ethel Plunkett Counts.  She was happily married to the late Carl Rowell until his death.  Ivil was a loving homemaker and enjoyed raising her children.  She also enjoyed growing ...

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Acorn School to Host Viewing Event of Total Solar Eclipse for Students and Parents

BY MELANIE WADE – Acorn Elementary is hosting a viewing event at their campus on Monday, August 21, 2017 for a total solar eclipse that will be visible to all of North America. Acorn school has purchased eclipse glasses and will provide them to any parent or participant who would like to experience the event with their child. They will ...

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County to Begin Road Projects in Early September

BY MELANIE WADE – Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison announced that the County Road Department is preparing to start their annual summer seal and reseal project. Ellison said there are 7.2 miles of total project to be completed, including portions of Polk Roads 74, 87, 71, 70, 30, and 28. Preparations have been underway for the project over the last ...

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Edrich Becker Sauer

Edrich Becker Sauer, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his home. He was born on Wednesday, August 1, 1934 to John Lowell and Margaretha Turnis Becker Sauer in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Edrich was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mena. He honorably served in the United States Army during the Cuban Invasion. Edrich was ...

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Elsie Elizabeth Fried

Elsie Elizabeth Fried, age 101, of Mena, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at home.  She was born on Sunday, June 25, 1916 to Walter A. and Etta L. Robinson Moreau in Wichita Falls, Texas. Elsie was a Godly woman and longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Mena. Faith, church, and her family were always of utmost importance to ...

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