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June 12, 2019

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May 29, 2019

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Mary Margaret Fassler

Mary Margaret Fassler, age 77, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, May 23 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  She was born June 19, 1941 in Vandervoort, Arkansas to the late Ambrose A. Fassler and Mamie Smith Fassler.   She was a teacher for 43 years and taught in the Mena School District for many years and owned Fassler School of Dance and ...

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May 22, 2019

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Storm Related Accident Claims The Life of a Grannis Man

(GRANNIS) A Polk County man became the 106th automobile related fatality in Arkansas for the year on Saturday when he was killed in a two truck crash that occurred on US Highway 71 South within the city limits of Hatfield. The Arkansas state police say that 37-year-old Roy McMahan was killed when the 1992 Chevrolet pick-up he was driving was ...

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Mena Fire Offers Tips

~by Chief Steve Egger of the Mena Fire Department Now that Spring has sprung and citizens are out doing their Spring yard work the Mena Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to remind the citizens of a few recommendations, laws, and fire safety tips when conducting controlled burns within the city limits of Mena.  We encourage citizens to take advantage ...

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Master Gardeners Are on the Move

Spring Planting Season Upon Us (MENA) Signs of Spring are all around us, from the tiny spring beauties in the grass to the heart-lifting blossoms of tulip magnolias that survived the late hard frost. As you move around town in the next few weeks, you are very likely to observe Master Gardeners beginning their annual springtime routine on all their ...

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Arvest Bank Branching Out With More Services For Montgomery County

(MOUNT IDA) Southern Bancorp Bank of Arkadelphia is developing a full – service branch at 1017 US Highway 270 East in Mount Ida. The move by the $1.4 billion – asset lender will expand its limited operations presence in the $105.3 million – deposit market. Since acquiring Little Rock’s Bear State Bank last April, Arvest Bank holds a dominant 65.9 ...

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Reflections From Faith and History

The Christian Roots of Science -by Jeff Olson For years now, there has been an ongoing debate between the realms of science and Christianity. Much of this has centered around the two subjects of evolution and creation. Unfortunately, and in far too many cases, the discussions and debates have presented a false choice. In other words, it is an either/or ...

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Professor Arrested on 150 Child Pornography Charges

(CONWAY) A Hendrix College professor has been placed on administrative leave and barred from campus after being arrested Friday on 150 child pornography charges, authorities said. Little Rock police officers, with the help of the FBI, arrested Duff Campbell, 59, on 150 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing sexually explicit conduct involving children, an arrest report said. Investigators and FBI ...

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