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Firefighters Fight Major Fire in Mena, On De Queen Avenue

Major Fire fought downtown by Mena, Cherry Hill and Ink Volunteer Fire Departments Tuesday Afternoon on De Queen Avenue.    

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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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UPCOMING COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK PROGRAMS

Cossatot River State Park has several upcoming activities that will introduce area residents to the beauty of the state park and one program is a three-day Eco-Adventure Camp, Tuesday, July 24th through Thursday, July 26th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Campers will take a journey through the water cycle and learn how the Cossatot River benefits people, ...

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MENA CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO REFINANCE WATER, SEWER BONDS

Tuesday, July 10th, councilmen of the Mena City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of water and sewer refunding and construction revenue bonds. According to the general manager of the Mena Water Utilities, Charles Pitman, the council re-financed the water and sewer bonds to save the city about $60,000 a year but they also borrowed an additional ...

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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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LOCAL CMA CHAPTER IN TOP TEN FUNDRAISERS NATIONALLY

Run for the Son is the fundraiser for Christian Motorcyclists Association.  This international foundation has its headquarters in Hatfield.  CMA’s Run for the Son started as an effort to provide one motorcycle to a pastor in Guatemala.  From that simple beginning, Run for the Son has now provided transportation to more than 13,000 pastors, evangelists and Christian workers around the ...

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MENA MAYOR DECLARES MONDAY, JULY 9TH AS TEAM ARKANSAS SPECIAL OLYMPICS DAY

Three local members of Team Arkansas competed in the National Special Olympics on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington last week and Monday morning, Mena Mayor George McKee declared the day as Maddie Fletcher Day, Krista Carstens Day and Jesse Ezell Day in recognition of their achievements. Mena High School Independent Living teacher, Elizabeth Tompkins is ...

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