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Vester O’Donnell Parks

Vester O’Donnell Parks, age 76, of Mena, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at his home. He was born on Thursday, May 7, 1942 to Arlie Odonel Parks and Verna Patten Cunningham in Mena, Arkansas. Vester was a good man and hard worker. He worked as a local policeman in the 1970’s, and later went on to work for the Polk ...

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Ramona “Mona” Willis Stricklin

Ramona “Mona” Willis Stricklin age 68 of Hatfield, Arkansas was reunited in Heaven with her honey, Larry Stricklin, on Monday, April 15, 2019. Mona was born on May 14, 1950 in Talihina, Oklahoma to the late Elesten Willis and Lilliella Samuel Willis. She was married to the late Larry Stricklin for 28 years until his passing in 2016.  Mona worked in ...

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MENA CITY COUNCIL TO MAKE POOL REPAIRS

(MENA) Mena City Council met on Thursday, April 4th in a special session to approve spending $21,560 on repairs to the McMillan Park Swimming Pool. Council approved the Waiver of Competitive Bidding in an Exceptional Situation for Repairs to the pool that experienced cracks especially at the deep end of the pool. With the repairs approved, the pool will also ...

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Historic Lum and Abner Festival In The Works

By Jamie Hammack As spring ramps up and summer is soon to begin, festivals will soon fill parks and town squares around the country. It’s a tradition in almost every small town in America that brings communities together giving purpose and pride while showcasing an area’s unique identity. The names of these festivals are varied and can be quite unique. ...

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Executions To Start Resumption Soon

(LITTLE ROCK)   Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that it was “undetermined” when the state would resume carrying out executions, even as the House completed passage of the second of two bills intended to clear the way for lethal injections. House lawmakers Wednesday afternoon passed Senate Bill 464 along a mostly party-line vote, sending the bill to the governor, who said ...

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Chamber of Commerce Set to Celebrate Members at Appreciation Banquet

(MENA) The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Membership Appreciation Banquet on Tuesday, April 23rd, at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Ouachita Center. This year’s banquet theme is “Masquerade at the Comedy Club.” The event will begin at 6:00 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the program to follow.  A delicious dinner will be catered by ...

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Jerry David White

Jerry David White age 71 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at his home. Jerry was born in Mena, Arkansas on November 12, 1947 to the late Roy R. White and Edith Schoolfield White. He would have been married to Joyce E. Waller for 50 years on April 4, 2019.  Jerry worked as a Propane driver and served ...

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Reflections from Faith and History

Jesus, Keep The Wheel By Jeff Olson Like most other boys at a young age, I looked forward with excitement to the day I could learn how to drive a vehicle and get my driver’s license. My first taste of driving, as I recall, was of my father letting me sit on his lap and help steer our 1957 Oldsmobile ...

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CASA And City Of Mena Will Have A Proclamation Signing On April 1st

(MENA) – The City of Mena and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Ouachita Region will hold a proclamation signing event at Mena City Hall. April is National Child Abuse Awareness month. CASA is an organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system. With the belief that every child is entitled ...

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Stanley Roger Arocha

Our beloved son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many, Stanley Roger Arocha, departed this life to be with Jesus and our mom, Lucille on Monday, February 25, 2019. He was born on April 20, 1956, in De Queen, the son of Esteban Steve Arocha and Velma Lucille Golden Arocha.  He was preceded in death by his mother; and baby ...

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