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Ouachita Bushcraft & Survival

FROM FIELD TO FREEZER Photo courtesy of Steve Stillwell Who says that you can’t take-up deer hunting in your late 70’s? My neighbor, and good friend Liston Haseman Jr., killed his first deer, a button buck with a crossbow at 20 yards from a ground blind. I’m proud of him! By Steve Stillwell Now that the hunt is over, what’s ...

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Wanderlust and Arkansas Dust

Photo by Lacey Yoakem Washington Monument at sunrise from the Lincoln Memorial. By Lacey Yoakem Brian Inman, a former Mena resident and my longtime friend, invited me on a 48 hour adventure to Arlington, Virginia. Do y’all know how much history is to be seen and captivated in Virginia? I apparently did not pay enough attention in Mrs. Hendricks history ...

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Around Town

A drive-thru flu shot clinic will be offered to veterans on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Staff will be positioned in clinic parking lots so Veterans do not have to leave their vehicles or call their clinic when they arrive. Veterans must show their ID cards and be enrolled for care with CAVHS. The Mena Clinic, 300 Morrow Street, South; will offer ...

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From the U.S. Senate

Efforts to Address World Hunger The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to those “who shall have done the most, or the best work, for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” This year’s recipient truly embodies those ideals. The World Food Program (WFP), the largest humanitarian organization ...

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From the State House of Representatives

October is breast cancer awareness month. This is an opportunity to remind Arkansans of the importance of mammograms for early detection and lifestyle changes that could help prevent cancer. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early when it is easier to treat, and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. It is important to ...

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CMA Welcome Guide

Attractions Mena and the surrounding area are probably best known for its outdoor recreation, but Mena is also home to some very distinctive attractions guaranteed to set us apart from the others. From the breath-taking vistas of the Talimena National Scenic Byway, to the restored train depot and Esso gas station; the unique shopping and fine arts district, our attractions ...

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Reflections from History and Faith

If Not Perfect, At Least Excellent By Jeff Olson Over the past 230 years, our country has had an election system which has proven to be quite reliable. While it is of course true that our nation has had presidents ranging the spectrum from poor to great, the election process itself has worked pretty well, considering we’ve gone through 57 ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Report

The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed, or that they have been found innocent, and we ...

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Mena Police Report

The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed, or that they have been found innocent, and we ...

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Polk County Arraignments

The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed, or that they have been found innocent, and we ...

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