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POLK COUNTY FAIR BOARD IMPLEMENTS ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR FAIR

The Polk County Fair has implemented a new online fair entry program called ShoWorks.  County Fair board Treasurer, Phyllis Caldwell, attended a weeklong training over the summer to learn the new online system.  Carla Vaught, County 4-H agent says, “This year we prefer all livestock entries to register online.  This is important so that we can make the best use ...

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Lee Olin Cauthron

Lee Olin Cauthron, age 75, of Mena, died Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Mena Regional Health System. He was born on Tuesday, March 9, 1943 to Olin and Lela Beatrice Jordan Cauthron in Hatton, Arkansas. Lee was a man of God, always willing to share his faith and reach the lost and point them to Christ. Lee was a ...

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Jettie “Arlene” Faulkner Johnson

Jettie “Arlene” Faulkner Johnson, age 90 from Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 while residing at the Peachtree Assisted Living Home in Mena, Arkansas. Arlene was born on May 12, 1928 in Hartley, Arkansas. Her parents were Daniel George Washington Faulkner and Martha Viola McCauley Faulkner Evans. Stepfather Homer Evans. She had one brother William Lewis Faulkner. Arlene ...

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Carey Pat Carmack

Mr. Carey Pat Carmack age 65, of Oden, Arkansas passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Oden. Carey Pat was born November 1, 1952 in Oden, Arkansas to the late Monroe Carmack and the late Dorothy Aylor Carmack.  Carey Pat worked for the United States Forest Service.  Carey Pat loved prospecting for crystals anywhere he could find them.  Carey Pat also enjoyed fishing ...

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CITY ACCEPTS GRANT FOR AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS

Members of the Mena City Council met Wednesday, August 1st in a special called meeting to pass a resolution to authorize the mayor, city clerk/treasurer and city attorney to execute a grant agreement and to accept a bid for computer equipment. Council members passed a resolution to accept a grant in the amount of $3,723,187 from the Federal Aviation Administration ...

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WORK UNDERWAY ON POLK COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY PLAN OF ACTION

Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison reported work has begun on the Polk County Detention Center to resolve the issues that the Jail Standards Committee pointed out in 2016. Ellison explained the Jail Standards Committee threatened to close the facility if the county did not construct a new jail or make the necessary renovations. In 2016, the voters of Polk County ...

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SHERIFF’S LOG from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of July 30, 2018 – August 5, 2018

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of July 30, 2018 – August 5, 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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Mena Police Department Reports for week of July 29, 2018 through August 4, 2018 follows:

July 29, 2018 Mikos Pierce, 18, of Mena was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct following a call to a local residence. Joseph Cunningham, 32, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct and breaking or entering.  The arrest followed a follow-up investigation from information received regarding a vehicle stolen in Montgomery County. July 30, 2018 Kristine Nichole Wootton, 34, of Mena ...

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Firefighters Fight Major Fire in Mena, On De Queen Avenue

Major Fire fought downtown by Mena, Cherry Hill and Ink Volunteer Fire Departments Tuesday Afternoon on De Queen Avenue.    

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Eddie Marie Gentry

Eddie Marie Gentry, age 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 30 th , 2018, at her home in Mt. Ida, Arkansas.  She was born September 9 th , 1935, in Potter, AR, to Arthur and Edna Lee (Smith) Sharp. She attended school in Alder Springs, AR.  Growing up as the oldest of 6 siblings, and being the only daughter, ...

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