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Jury Sentences “Unrepentant” Drug Dealer to Lengthy Term

BY MELANIE WADE – A Polk County jury rendered an 80-year sentence to a Mena man last week following his conviction in Polk County Circuit Court on drug related charges, sending a strong and clear message to other dealers in the area that law abiding citizens want to see an end to the drug epidemic that grips every community across ...

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Supreme Court Ruling Sparked by Local Case

BY MELANIE WADE – A debate that began with a local case was the beginning of a ripple effect that concluded with a ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court last week that Arkansans do not have the right to file a lawsuit against the state. The ruling was handed down in a 5-2 decision by the high court. The case ...

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Mary Dixon – Retiree, Equestrian, Musician, Faithful Servant Extraordinaire

BY LEANN DILBECK – For many people who are embarking upon retirement, they are looking forward to a slower pace of life, the anticipated golden years of life where days are full of rest and relaxation… but not Mary Dixon, who is looking forward to having the time to devote herself to passions closest to her heart.  She embodies President ...

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Flores Wins County Spelling Bee Hosted by UA-Rich Mountain

On January 16th, the 2018 Polk County Spelling Bee was held in the Ouachita Center on the main campus of the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain, where Cossatot River’s 8th grade student, Laura Flores, won the event spelling ‘gardenia’ as her final word. Flores will advance to the State Spelling Bee to compete with the top contestants from around Arkansas. ...

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Coffee Vault – Cracking Open the Secrets to Coffee and Friendship

BY LEANN DILBECK – Only one year into the coffee shop business and Ms. Arby Ryalls is expanding, opening her second location. Ryalls purchased Friendship House in January 2017 and is starting off 2018 opening her second location, The Coffee Vault, in South Polk County. Arby seized an opportunity to lease the former bank (First National Bank / Bear State ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 15-21, 2018

January 15, 2018 Report from a Vandervoort woman of the theft of a phone, valued at $500.00. Investigation continues. Report of a structure fire on Polk 41 South near Shady Grove. Arrested was Rodney J. Emry, 46, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. January 16, 2018 Report from complainant on Highway 278 near Wickes of the theft ...

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Mena Police Department: January 7-13, 2018

January 7, 2018 Report was made of someone breaking a window from a vehicle.  Case is pending location and interview of suspect. January 8, 2018 Willard Warran Smith, 35, of Cove was charged with third degree battery after officers responded to a call at a local residence. Timothy Jay Robertson, 30, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct after a call ...

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William Robert Harvey

William Robert Harvey, age 65, of Cherry Hill, died Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Mena Regional Health System.  He was born on Tuesday, December 9, 1952 to Earl Edwards and Frances Marie Harvey in Mena. William was a Godly man, and a member of the Acorn Baptist Church. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam ...

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Earldene Young Black

Earldene Young Black, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born on November 19, 1926 in San Benito, Texas to the late Clyde M. Young and the late Pearl Garner Young. Earldene was married to Keith Smith Black and he preceded her in death. Earldene lived in Mena the last several ...

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What Can Be Learned from the Logic of an Illogical Shutdown

 by Congressman Bruce Westerman –   September 30 is an important date in our nation’s capital.  It’s the end of the fiscal year for the federal government and about 30% of Uncle Sam’s programs depend on new congressional discretionary appropriations each year to remain operational.  The list includes Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Interior and other departments that are funded through 12 ...

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