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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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Kris Lye Named Coordinator for the Polk County Office of Emergency Management

Polk County Judge, Brandon Ellison, has announced the appointment of Kris Lyle to the position of Coordinator in the Polk County office of Emergency Management. Lyle has been the interim Coordinator since January 1, 2019 when former Coordinator, Tommy Stueart, assumed the position of Chief of Police, for the City of Mena. The Polk County Office of Emergency Management serves several functions for the county, ...

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Mena Band Marches Forward with Matching Donations for a New Drumline

By Linda Lee Denton The Mena Band directors proudly accepted a check from Union Bank for the purchase of a new drumline for the high school. With technology changing over the years, the drumline is constructed of lighter material and will be beneficial for drummers beginning the next marching season. The high school band director, Mr. Charles Morgan, together with ...

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Mena Elks Lodge Collects 200 Deer Hides for Veterans Leather Program

Mena Elks Lodge #781 collected 200 deer hides this deer season for the Veterans Leather Program, an increase of 75 over last years tally.  The program collects the hides to be used in therapy programs for recovering veterans. The hides are sent away to be worked into leather and become gloves for veterans to use with wheelchairs.  These gloves are then given out at adaptive sports clinics and gatherings around the ...

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