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Kyle Robertson – A Gracious Giver of Care and Time

BY JACLYN ROSE – Even as a child growing up in Redwater, Texas, Kyle Robertson knew he wanted to enter the medical field, and through a series of events he settled into respiratory therapy, a field that was not his original choice but based on the accolades he has received over the past year, has proven to be the correct ...

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Charley Darris Wiles

Charley Darris Wiles, age 84, of Mena, died Saturday, June 20, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on Wednesday, July 30, 1930 to Hamp R.L. and Clara Ward Wiles in Posey Hollow, Arkansas. It is written in Psalm 116:15 that “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” I love ...

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Zada Mae Knight

Zada Mae Knight, age 74, of Mena passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born February 16, 1941 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Edward Jones and the late Amy Shaw Jones.  She was married to the late Ray Knight and was a loving and kind homemaker for her family.  Mrs. Knight was a loving ...

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Ray Noble Knight

Ray Noble Knight, age 84, of Mena, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at his home. He was born on July 26, 1930 to John Lewis and Mary Argel Noble Knight in Andrews, Indiana. Ray served in his country for 26 years in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam Era. After the military, Ray started working ...

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John Anthony Easterling

John Anthony Easterling, age 41, of Cove, died Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs. He was born on March 25, 1974 to Lonnie Forest and Cecilia Sue Wilson Easterling in Pontiac, Michigan. John was a loving, gentle person that was willing to help anyone that needed it. He loved spending time in nature and ...

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Winners in Mena Art Gallery Photography Competition

BY JANIS GEYER SHULL – Mena Art Gallery opened its 13th annual photography show with a reception Saturday, June 6. The gallery was filled with 100 outstanding photographs. Awards were presented to the winners in each of six adult categories and one youth category. The Richard Shull Best of Show award went to Brittney Miller for her photograph, “Long Way ...

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Barracudas Devour Competition During Mena Swim Meet

SUBMITTED BY WESLEY BATES The Mena Barracudas hosted their annual swim meet on Saturday, June 13th at the Mena City Pool in McMillan Park. The Barracudas performed in each of their events. The following are the results of the June 13th meet: 6 & under boys: Auden Woods placed 1st in 25m Backstroke and 3rd in 25m Freestyle. Austin Fields ...

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City Council Learns of Water Loss

Mena City Council held their monthly meeting on Tuesday night, June 9 at City Hall. Municipal Department leaders in attendance each gave reports and two citizens were appointed to positions. Airport Manager Will Robbins said that work is continuing on the runway edge lights and they are hopefully within two weeks of that project being completed. The Mena Intermountain Municipal ...

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Maddox Named as New Republican Chair

The Polk County Republican Committee met recently with Erma Mize, First Vice Chair presiding.  She is shown passing the gavel to John Maddox who was elected as Chairman of the committee. She said “I am very proud to present John Maddox as our new Chairman. We could not possibly have a better one!” He was warmly welcomed by everyone. Shirley Philpot ...

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Camp Agape Seeking ‘Angels’ for Summer Camp

BY MELANIE BUCK – Polk County resident, Beau Stricklin, has a mission and would like your help. Stricklin, a former Army man that had been stationed in Hawaii, became involved with a program called Camp Agape, mentored there for three years, and has brought the idea back to Arkansas. Stricklin’s mission is to gather up as many “Angels” as he ...

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