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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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City of Mena Designates March 29th As Vietnam War Veterans Day

(MENA) — Mena Mayor Seth Smith signed a proclamation on Monday, March 25th, designating March 29th as National Vietnam Veterans Day in the City of Mena.  This holiday will be observed annually on March 29th. In a ceremony attended by various veterans from the area, including representatives from the Polk County Veterans Honor Guard; the Mayor noted that the American ...

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Choctaw Nation Princess Applications Being Accepted For Upcoming Pageant

DURANT, Okla. – Applications are now being accepted for participants in the 2019-2020 Choctaw Nation district princess pageants. Each of the 12 districts of the Choctaw Nation will hold pageants to choose three princesses: Senior Miss Choctaw Nation of the district, Junior Miss, and Little Miss. The winners in each district will compete in the finals pageant at the Choctaw ...

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4-Hers get certified in Stop the Bleed

The Polk County 4-H program partnered with Mena Regional Health Systems to present the nationally recognized Stop the Bleed program on March 18. Twenty-five Polk County 4-Hers and parents became certified in lifesaving techniques taught in the program. Kohlea Carmack, an 11 year old 4-Her who is interested in healthcare, expressed an interest in the program after suffering a rather ...

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Mena Bearcat Basketball Post-Season Honors

  All-State: Connor Harvey All-Conference: Connor Harvey, Nick Myers, Daniel Davis 2nd Team All-Conference: Zeb Wilson, Brock Strother, Zane Stephens

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