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UA-Rich Mountain Student Center Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for June 11th

(MENA) The University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain will undertake one of its largest projects to date with a scheduled groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, June 11th that will see a $7.5 million dollar on – campus housing and student union building. Dr. Phillip Wilson, Chancellor of the University describes the project as “the most transformative building project in its history” ...

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The June Cash Mob Celebrates The Sun as the Mob Becomes a Beach Party

(MENA) After having storms or rain for the last three monthly Cash Mobs, Judy Thompson, Downtown Liaison, says it’s time to have fun in the sun. Therefore, the theme for the June Mob is beach party fun. The event will be held at American Artisans on Saturday, June 8, 10 AM. There will be complimentary refreshments, door prizes, games and ...

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Barbara Emery

Barbara Emery, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Mena Regional Health System. She was born on Tuesday, September 27, 1927 to Merritt Franklin and Myrtle Gadd Harrison in San Antonio, Texas. Barbara was a devoted member of the Northside Church of Christ, and was always guided by her faith. She was a Pastor’s wife ...

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Mary May Johnson

  Mary May Johnson, 98, of Watson, Oklahoma passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 18th, 2019. She was born in McGee, Missouri on August 8th, 1920 and was the daughter of the late William Barks and Bessie Steward Barks. She was saved at Bright Prospect Baptist Community Church in McGee. After high school, ...

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Westin Named Superintendent of the Year in Arkansas

Cannon Interviewed for State School Board Magazine (MENA) Mena School Superintendent Benny Weston was named as the Arkansas Rural Education Association Superintendent of the Year. Mr. Dale Query made a special effort to attend the Mena School Board meeting Tuesday night at the administration building to present the award. Weston humbly accepted the award, with board members, administrators & others ...

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Acorn Elementary Students of the Month

SPONSORED BY SIMPLE SIMON’S PIZZA, GOSS ELECTRONICS, AND LAARK ENTERPRISES Congratulations to the March Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School. Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance. Special thanks to Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises for providing lunch and games. Back Row:  Paige Smedley, 6th grade, Kaitlyn Ledbetter, 5th grade, Charley Mishler, 6th ...

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Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon cutting for Suzy Q’s Sweet Cream’s & Coffee – 601 Mena Street  , Mena, Arkansas 71953, (479) 216-6770.  This was also their one year anniversary.  

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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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