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June 19, 2019

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Mena School District Under Budget on LDES Project

(MENA) Members of the Mena School Board heard from Superintendent Benny Weston on various updates that the district has been involved with. The meeting got underway with “deepest regrets” from the school district on the loss of two longtime educators that served Mena Schools for a longtime. Mary Margaret Fassler and Bill Abernathy. Fassler was a teacher for 43 years, ...

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Dale ‘DC’ Spencer Way Dedicated Monday Morning

(MENA) The roadway leading into Aubrey Tapley Park in Mena now has a new name. The roadway has been known as RECREATION LANE and on Monday morning, members of Mena City Council and family members of the late Dale Spencer, were on hand for the rededication of that lane that was renamed DALE DC SPENCER LANE. This comes after council ...

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Rachel Louise Howard

Rachel Louise Howard age 80 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, May 27, 2019 in Mena. She was born on April 19, 1939 in Brownstown, Arkansas to the late Earl Jones and the late Imogene Gladys Hall Jones.  Rachel had a beautiful soul and was loving person.  She enjoyed “junkin” as she was a collector of anything and everything.  Rachel also liked to ...

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OLT Benson Awards Held at The Ouachita Center

(MENA) The Benson Awards were held on Saturday evening, June 1st at The Ouachita Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain. The BIG winners were Tom Sawyer, Miracle Worker and Southern Hospitality and Mary Poppins. Jerod McPherson, who played Bert in Mary Poppins, won for Best Lead Actor in a Musical. Lana Gail Coogan won ...

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Marc Wilson Represents Mena at Boys State

Marc Wilson, Mena’s only student representative, attended Arkansas Boys State recently in Conway at the University of Central Arkansas.  This camp is a week long, immersive program in civic education designed for high school boys who completed their junior year. Marc is a senior at Mena High School where he excels in both academics and athletics.  He has enjoyed success ...

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Former Waldron Assistant Principal Sentenced to Jail

A former assistant principal of the Waldron School district will spend 9 months in jail for having a sexual relationship with a 16 year old student. Jessica Williams, 37, pleaded guilty in Scott County Circuit Court to two counts of first degree sexual assault and one count of indecent exposure. In her plea agreement Judge Don Ramey dismissed the remaining ...

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Cadaver Cooler Issue Settled

(MENA) Polk County Coroner will see a new Cadaver Cooler coming his way, after Polk County Quorum Court approved purchasing a new unit for $7071 from a Tennessee firm. The current Cadaver Cooler that is located at the Beasley – Wood Funeral Home, was put up for bids and only one acceptable bid was accepted, by Beasley – Wood Funeral ...

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Arkansas Tourism Open For Business And Ready to Help

(FAYETTEVILLE) About 16,000 people from around the world will converge on Northwest Arkansas this week for Wal Mart Inc.’s annual shareholders meeting and celebration for employees. While the latter event, held Friday morning and known for its party like atmosphere with A-list celebrities, typically draws the most attention, this year’s formal business meeting on Wednesday is already grabbing much of ...

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Scripps National Spelling Bee Finalist Gets Frogged

(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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