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Brandi Benner – A Talented Lover of Faith, Family, and Song

BY JACLYN ROSE – Born and raised in Mena, Brandi Benner found her love for music at a young age.  “My dad really encouraged me to be in the school band and that opened the door for me musically and taught me to love music,” explained Benner. After graduating from Mena High School in 1996, Benner completed a year of ...

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Mena Emblem Club Celebrates New State Officers

The Mena Emblem Club #470 recently celebrated the installation of new state officers. Celebrating the new officers for the club were: (Standing L to R) Marissa Johnson, Katherine Bisbee, Judy Johncox, Beth Scott, Linda Cox, Lena White, and Doris Singleton. (Seated) Missy Hinson, Judy Broyles, and Linda Deaton     The new state officers are: (Seated, L to R) Judy Johncox, ...

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Gann Street Bandit

Officer Steven Stout of the Mena Police Department was able to single-handedly capture what he dubbed the ‘Gann Street Bandit’ last Friday. The cute little critter was unusually calm as Stout hand delivered the young raccoon to Tommy Young, director of the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center. If you would like to sponsor an animal like this one, contact ...

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Wiles Honored by the American Veteran’s Motorcycle Club

Veteran Charley Darris Wiles was recently honored by the American Veteran’s Motorcycle Club. During World War II, Wiles was stationed in Japan. The Club presented Wiles with cards and a shirt for his service in the war.

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26th Annual Big Bass Festival Rescheduled

Due to extremely high waters and continued rainfall, the 26th annual Tri-Lakes Big Bass Festival set for Saturday has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 27. The event is held at DeQueen Lake, Gillham Lake, and Dierks Lake and is hosted yearly by the DeQueen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce. DeQueen and Gillham Lakes, campgrounds, and boat ramps are currently closed. In ...

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McMillan City Pool to Open Memorial Day Weekend

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena City Pool is set to open this Saturday from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., and on Sunday and Monday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The pool will officially open full time the following Saturday, May 30, and be open seven days a week to the general public from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. ...

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Oleava Jean Johnson

Oleava Jean Johnson, age 74, of Mena, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at the Mena Regional Health System.  She was born on Friday, March 14, 1941 to Joseph Presley and Edythe Mae Crouch Johnson in Mena, Arkansas. Oleava was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is preceded ...

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Time to Register for Lum & Abner Festival Events

SUBMITTED BY CANDACE RINER – The Mena Advertising & Promotion Commission would like to invite you to join the fun at the 38th Annual Lum & Abner Festival June 5 & 6. Voted “Best New Festival in Arkansas” in 2006 by the Arkansas Festival & Events Association and “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” in 2010 by the Southeast Tourism ...

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The Ongoing Legal Challenge to the President’s Executive Order

BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – There are some new developments in the ongoing legal challenge to President Obama’s executive overreach on immigration. Earlier this year, U.S. District Court Judge Andre Hanen issued an order blocking the government from carrying out the President’s executive overreach on immigration. This was welcome news. The President’s plan is misguided and it is clearly ...

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Polk County Births

Jamee Goodner and James Powell, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on May 11th. Hailee Harvey and Cameron Dehart, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on May 12th. Jayme and Kenneth Johnson, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on May 12th. Alison Hargis, of Mena, ...

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