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 Adam Lee Davis

Adam Lee Davis age 41 of Mena Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Royal, Arkansas. He was born on June 20, 1977 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Jimmy Lee Davis and Debra Jane Westfall. He was a logger by profession. Adam was an outstanding and very outgoing young man, who loved life to the fullest. Always lending a ...

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Donald Michael Fretz

Donald Michael Fretz, age 79, of Hatfield, Arkansas, died Monday, August 20, 2018 at his home in Mena. He was born on Wednesday, February 8, 1939 to Theodore and Helen Pearl Havens Fretz in Hatfield, Arkansas. Don was always a laid back, easy going guy. He honorably served his country in the United States Army and was a longtime active ...

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Mena Police Department Reports for weeks of August 5, 2018 through August 18, 2018 follows:

August 5 & 6, 2018 Thomas Hargroves, 38, of Houma, LA, was arrested and charged with theft of property regarding an incident at a local restaurant and theft of property (shoplifting) after a call to a local retail store. Report was made of an altercation between a woman and her son-in-law regarding visitation.  No charges have been filed.   August 7, ...

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SHERIFF’S LOG

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of August 13, 2018 – August 19, 2018. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this  column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have ...

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Dan O’Connor

Dan O’Connor, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas, died Sunday, August 12, 2018 at his home in Mena. He was born on Wednesday, July 25, 1928 to John Joseph and Mildred Rhea Jones O’Connor in Pontiac, Michigan. Dan was a Godly man and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mena. He served in the United States Army specializing in ...

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Betty Sue Webb Neal

Betty Sue Webb Neal age 86, better known as “Nanny Neal” went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Cove, Arkansas. She was born on September 29, 1931 to George and Lura Cotton Webb in Sheridan, Arkansas. She was married to the late John D. Neal on September 19, 1957. Betty was a loving and caring ...

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Tracy Smith

Tracy Smith, 80, of Story, AR passed away August 17, 2018. He was born May 17, 1938 in Washington County, Virginia to the late Joseph W. Smith and Pauline Pickering Smith. He is preceded in death by both his parents. Survivors include his wife, Anna Jean Smith of 56 years, his daughter, Valerie Mitchell, grandson, Travis Mitchell and great grandchildren Gunnar ...

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Marty Haggard To Perform at OLT

Ouachita Little Theatre is providing the venue for Marty Haggard to perform live music selections in Mena.  Marty Haggard is the oldest son of the legendary Merle Haggard, and he will share some of the greatest country music ever written and recorded by his father on Friday, September 7th.  In addition to the music, Marty will share stories of the ...

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Mena Advertsing and Promotion Commission Reorganize

Commissioners of the Mena Advertising and Promotion Commission met August 7th to discuss opportunities to promote tourism in Mena and Polk County. According the Mena City Clerk/Treasurer Linda Rexroad, the city collected $13,677 in restaurant taxes and another $5,393 in lodging taxes. Rexroad said the amounts were higher than May and some restaurants and lodging businesses have not submitted their ...

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Estes Eugene “Buster” Dennis

Estes Eugene “Buster” Dennis was born on May 4, 1933 in Hartman, Colorado to Roy E. and Selna F. (Sallee) Dennis. He graduated from Hartman school in 1952. He married Sharen Kay Barrow in 2008. Buster was a heavy equipment operator where he operated equipment in several states as well as Alaska. He moved to Arkansas in the late 1990’s. ...

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