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Governor Readis Horn Jr.

Governor “Readis” Horn, Jr. passed peacefully from this life surrounded by family and stepped into heaven on July 17, 2018 at the age of 86. On January 27, 1932, Governor Readis Horn, Jr. was born in Belmont, Louisiana to Clara Skinner Horn and Governor Readis Horn, Sr. He spent his early years fox hunting with his father and tussling with ...

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Elizabeth Ann Prewitt

Elizabeth Ann Prewitt age 57, of Hooks, Texas passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Texarkana, Texas. Elizabeth was born on December 25, 1960 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Morris Ferguson and the late Jessie Bingham Ferguson.  She was happily married for 38 years to David Prewitt until his passing. Elizabeth was a very talented master seamstress. She did the ...

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ARKANSAS SCHOOL SAFETY COMMISSION PRESENTS PRELIMINARY REPORT

According to the School Safety Commission’s preliminary report, better access to mental-health counseling for students must be a priority as Arkansas leaders look for ways to tighten security at public schools. Governor Asa Hutchinson created the Commission by executive order on March 1st, following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The commissioners evaluated safety ...

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Kenneth Beek

Kenneth Beek, Sr. age 72, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Dierks, Arkansas. Mr. Beek was born in Biddeford, Maine on April 1, 1946 to Borden Hart Beek and Louise Young Beek. He attended schools in Kennebunk, Maine and moved to Mena, Arkansas in 2010.  He was happily married Brenda Cline Beek.  He proudly served his country in ...

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Mr. John Thomas Stroud

Mr. John Thomas Stroud, age 78, of Mena, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at his home. He was born December 13, 1939 in Hatton, Arkansas to the late Marshall Stroud and the late Lorene Broach Stroud.  He was happily married for 53 years to the late Vera Dottie Blackwood Stroud.  John was a generous, hardworking machine operator in the lumber industry.  He ...

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Helen Marie Voyles Priddy

Helen Marie Voyles Priddy, age 74, of Mena, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born February 17, 1944 in Mena, Arkansas to the late David Thweatt and the late Vivian Hughes Thweatt.   Helen loved going for rides and taking in the scenery with her husband Junior Priddy.  A bucket list item, that unfortunately was never achieved, ...

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Bertrand Odis Sanders

Bertrand Odis Sanders, age 87, of Mena, Arkansas, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at home. He was born on Saturday, March 28, 1931 to Odis Lee and Haddie Louise Bismark Sanders in Wickes, Arkansas. Bertrand served in the United States Navy. He worked at US Motors for over 25 years before retiring.  After retiring from Motors he was a door ...

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Chism Maye Receives Transfer Scholarship From Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas Tech University is pleased to announce that Chism Maye has received a Transfer Scholarship for the fall 2018 semester.  This $2000 scholarship is awarded on academic merit and has a total potential value of $12,000 over three years.  Chism is the son of Vicky Maye and Bryan Maye.  Chism’s honors and awards include, Arkansas Game and Fish Conservation Scholarship ...

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Milton Martin Harned

Milton Martin Harned, age 87, of Mena, Arkansas passed away May 25, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. Milton was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on September 3, 1930 to the late Walter Thomas Harned and the late Jewell Miller Harned.  He worked as a Machinist for many years.  He loved NASCAR and greatly enjoyed good music.  Some of his favorites were Elvis, Johnny Cash ...

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Acorn High School Scholarship Information 2017-18

Zane Barr, a senior at Acorn High School, plans to attend The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and major in Chemical Engineering. Zane has been awarded the Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship valued at $40,000 and the Chancellor’s Scholarship valued at $32,000. Zane is the eighteen year old son of Mike & Jessica Barr of Mena. Tori Barrett, a senior at Acorn ...

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