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Hazel L Columbus

Former Polk county resident Hazel L Columbus age 86 of Salinas, CA passed away Friday April 20, 2018.  She was born February 15, 1932 to the late William Wesley Bryan and Clara Elizabeth Heath Bryan. She was a graduate from Acorn High School class of 1950.   She was married to Michael A Columbus for 52 years. She is survived by her husband ...

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Mena Celebrates Senior Night On The Diamond

Last Tuesday, April 17th, the Mena Ladycats softball team hosted the Nashville Scrapperettes for Senior Night. The Ladycats allowed an early lone run to Nashville in the top of the first, but scored a pair of their own in the bottom of the second, to take a 2-1. In the next inning, the Scrapperettes drove in four runs on Mena, ...

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Mena Basscats Take A Bite Out of The Competition

The Mena Basscats had 4 teams competing in the 2018 Fayettville Shale Scholarship Bass Tournament on Greers Ferry Lake Saturday April 21st. Jarrett Burger placed 6th in the Junior division. Austin Rose and Evan Graves placed 5th in the Junior Division. Cason Cannon & Marc Wilson placed 3rd in the High School division and received $2000 scholarships each. Austin Johnston ...

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Polk County Roads Receive State Aid

Several Polk County Roads are getting improvements thanks to state aid money. Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison said the county had to match 10% and that ARDOT performed engineering and the bid handling process for the work. The work actually started several months ago with the county road department doing prep work including cleaning ditches and improving drainage. The project ...

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Operation: Prom Showcases Devastation of Drunk Driving

With Mena High School students set to enjoy the 2018 Prom this Saturday night, the current Juniors and Seniors were witness to the Operation:Prom demonstration at the Polk County Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning. Operation:Prom is a life-like simulation of a two-vehicle DWI accident, with one of the vehicles being driven by an intoxicated high school student after prom. The simulation ...

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Georgia M. Hood Gunn

Georgia M. Hood Gunn age 86, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 in Cove. Georgia was born in Cove, Arkansas on February 7, 1932 to the late George Morris Hood and Ola Mae Owen Hood. She was married to the late James Gunn and was a loving and thoughtful homemaker. Georgia enjoyed listening to the local radio ...

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New Superintendent at Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Janelle Shepherd, assistant superintendent of Historic Washington State Park, has accepted the job to become the new superintendent at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena. While her role as assistant superintendent had her overseeing all maintenance projects, which was a full-time job in itself, it was not uncommon to find her going the extra mile by engaging with visitors in ...

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Wanda Rene Callahan

On April 6, 2018, Wanda Rene Callahan, entered her heavenly home at the age of 78. Wanda was born on June 24, 1939 in Goosecreek, Texas. She was the daughter of Robert E. and Violet I. (Moorehead) Whitaker. Wanda and Willard Callahan were united in marriage on April 7, 1966 in Baytown, Texas. She was a member of the Southside ...

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Dr. Randy and Kita Burgess Receive Recognition of Success From HSO

Since 2009, Humane Society of the Ouachitas began receiving spay-neuter grants from corporate donors such as PetSmart Charities and Petco Foundation. Dr. Randy and Kita Burgess committed their veterinary support to make those programs a success in Polk County. Over the past few years, HSO’s Spay-Neuter Assistance Programs helped subsidize the cost of spay-neuter services for low-income pet owners, when ...

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OLT Coming Attractions

Ouachita Little Theatre encourages local residents to get involved with their upcoming theatrical productions.  These include Godspell, directed by Jessica Kropp.  Rehearsals are well under way.  Kropp is pleased with the cast and the progress on set design by Lorraine Timmerman, as well as the music directed by Judy Kropp.  The show will run on several dates between May 17 ...

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