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Polk County Births

Valeria Cisneros and Rosendo Hernandez, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on December 1st. Brittany and Jeremiah Strother, of Hatfield, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on December 4th. Jennifer May, of DeQueen, is the proud mother of a baby boy, born on December 4th. Shawna Drew and Zachary Hamner, of Cove, ...

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County Eyes Joining Lawsuit Against Opioid Pharmaceutical Companies

BY MELANIE WADE – As the opioid epidemic continues to cause alarm across the country, the Arkansas Association of Counties (AAC) is hoping to do their part to combat the effort by filing a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical companies, who many say, are pushing their drugs for long term use, instead of the short term use they were approved for. ...

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Laverne Thompkins

Laverne Thompkins, age 71 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 in Mena. Laverne was born on October 12, 1946 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Lester Thacker and the late Allene Scott. She was married to the late Johnny Thompkins. Laverne worked as a CNA for Home Health and Hospice, a career she loved. She enjoyed going ...

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Ruby M. Cannon Peters

Ruby M. Cannon Peters, age 78 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 in Mena. Ruby was born in Mena, Arkansas on August 12, 1939 to the late Gordon Cannon and the late Leona Kline Cannon. She worked at Renova Manufacturing for years and also was a loving homemaker for her family. Ruby enjoyed working in her garden ...

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Stanley Robert Lawrence, II

Stanley Robert Lawrence, II, age 79 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday December 6, 2017 in Mena. Stanley was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 14, 1938 to the late Stanley Lawrence, Sr. and the late Maude Besaw Lawrence. He was married to Constance Francis Baker Lawrence. Stanley truly enjoyed playing bluegrass and country music with friends at the Daisy ...

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“Elf, Jr.” Opens at OLT this Weekend

Polk County is privileged to have the opportunity to see a local adaptation of one of the most delightful Christmas productions to hit Broadway in several years. The musical “Elf” was a huge hit on Broadway in 2010 and a shorter version has been made available to schools and young performing youth groups across the nation.  The shorter version, known ...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

BY LEANN DILBECK – R-E-S-P-E-C-T… Aretha Franklin sang it… some live it… and some completely disregard it but lately, I feel it is at the core of so many troubles within our own families, corporately, and even nationally. It crushed my heart when I heard a young mother publicly berate her 9ish year old son who was trying to assist, ...

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Just 4 Fun Players Auditioning for Harvey

SUBMITTED BY JUDY THOMPSON – Just 4 Fun Players will be presenting the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, Harvey, at Mena Mountain Resort on February 14, February 24 and March 3.  Harvey is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey—a pooka, who is a 6-foot-tall invisible rabbit.  Beginning as a Broadway play in the 40’s, ...

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Local Youth Inducted into Purple Circle

Two Polk County youth have been inducted into Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Purple Circle Club – Dillon Gurley and Brandi Frachiseur. Gurley, of Grannis, was inducted for having the Grand Champion Berkshire Boar at the Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show. Frachiseur is also of Grannis and was inducted for having the Senior Exotic Breeding Beef Showmanship at the Arkansas State ...

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Mena High School Choir to Host Christmas Concert This Week

The Mena High School Choral Music Department will present their annual Christmas concert on Thursday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school performing arts center.  The program will feature the musical talents of the Sixth Grade Choir, Middle School Choir, Spotlight Singers, and the Bearcat Chorus.  All choirs are under the direction of Ferroll “Tammy” Taylor.

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