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ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION HOLDS MEETING IN SOUTH ARKANSAS

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission met Thursday, June 14th in Camden to discuss issues that are important to the economy success of Arkansas. Division Director of the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Council, Pat Brown, provided AEDC Commissioners with an overview of the program. AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston said the legislature updated that division and there are now ...

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2018 OUACHITA QUILT SHOW WINNERS

The Ouachita Quilt Show Committee thanks everyone who participated in making this year’s Quilt Show a big success.  We are pleased to announce the winners in the following categories:   DONATION QUILT WINNER:  Susie Turk   BEST OF SHOW:  Elaine Graves ,  “Purple Star Quilt”   PEOPLES’ CHOICE:  Nancy Jo Baker, “Many Mini Rose Gardens”   VIP AWARDS:   CHAMBER ...

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MENA CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6-13

Tuesday evening, the Mena City Council met in regular session. Aldermen approved several reports and heard reports from varies department heads, including the police chief, hospital administrator and airport manager. Aldermen voted to pass a resolution authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk/Treasurer to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration for improvements to the runways ...

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Margie Ruth Alston

Margie Ruth Alston age 82, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born in Hodgens, Oklahoma on August 29, 1935, to the late Clarence David Dowell and the late Cleo Elizabeth Keith Dowell. Margie was married to Fred Alston for forty-one years, sharing a long life of family and love until his ...

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Bertrand Odis Sanders

Bertrand Odis Sanders, age 87, of Mena, Arkansas, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at home. He was born on Saturday, March 28, 1931 to Odis Lee and Haddie Louise Bismark Sanders in Wickes, Arkansas. Bertrand served in the United States Navy. He worked at US Motors for over 25 years before retiring.  After retiring from Motors he was a door ...

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Mrs. Olivia Marie Martin Moreland

Mrs. Olivia Marie Martin Moreland,88 of Conway, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at her home. Olivia was born in Mena, Arkansas on August 14, 1929 to the late John Wesley Martin and Olivia Boberg Martin. She was married to the late John Clifton Bain for many years. Mrs. Moreland was an LPN during her working career. Marie loved to ...

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Mr. Marion William Manning

Mr. Marion William Manning, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born July 14, 1935 in Black Springs, Arkansas to the late Henry Arthur Manning and Jessie Lorene Hughes.  Bill, always Mickey to his wife, graduated in May, 1954 from Hico High School in Ruston, Louisiana.  Bill was united in marriage to Roberta ...

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Billy Walker

Billy Walker, age 79, of Cove, Arkansas, died Friday, June 1, 2018 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. He was born on Saturday, February 18, 1939 to George Franklin and Hazel Mildred Vantrease Walker in St. Joseph, Missouri. Billy loved his country and served in the United States Army for 30 years as well as the United States Marine Corps ...

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Mystrey Joie James

Mystrey Joie James entered the world on Saturday, May 31, 2008 and left too soon on Saturday, June 2, 2018. She was 10 years old. Mystrey just finished the 3rd grade and attended Arkansas Virtual Academy. She loved animals and wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up. She was involved in scouting and the Ouachita Little Theater. She was ...

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George Aaron Heath

George Aaron Heath, age 73, of Mena, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena. He was born on Sunday, December 17, 1944 to Robert Steve and Laura Belle Lewis Heath in Hartford, Arkansas. Aaron as he was known to all, loved people and helping them in many different ways. He was charitable with ...

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