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Mena Native Clay Newcomb to be Keynote Speaker at Upcoming Sportsman’s Banquet

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BY MELANIE BUCK –

Pastor Scott O’Rear, of First Baptist Church Hatfield, has announced Clay Newcomb as the guest speaker for the church’s annual Sportsman’s Banquet to be held on November 1 at 6 p.m. at the church, located on Hwy. 71 South in Hatfield.

Newcomb is a native to Mena and is the owner and publisher of Bear Hunting Magazine and the founder and owner of Arkansas Bear and Buck Journal. Newcomb is passionate about the outdoors and has “a deep appreciation and respect for the black bear.”

He lives near Fayetteville, Ark., with his wife and four children. He views being a family man as his primary calling.

Being involved deeply with his home church where he serves as an Elder, he considers it “his primary place of resource, personal development, and strength for life.”

Newcomb stated that he will bring Boone and Crockett mounts, stories of being a publisher and stories of his travels to the banquet, “ I will talk about my faith and how it overlays my career and the outdoors.”

Tickets for the event must be purchased in advance by calling 870-389-6412. Cost of the meal is $5 per person or $10 max per family. Door prizes will also be given away.

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