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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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UA-Rich Mountain Student Center Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for June 11th

(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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The June Cash Mob Celebrates The Sun as the Mob Becomes a Beach Party

(MENA) After having storms or rain for the last three monthly Cash Mobs, Judy Thompson, Downtown Liaison, says it’s time to have fun in the sun. Therefore, the theme for the June Mob is beach party fun. The event will be held at American Artisans on Saturday, June 8, 10 AM. There will be complimentary refreshments, door prizes, games and ...

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Barbara Emery

Barbara Emery, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Mena Regional Health System. She was born on Tuesday, September 27, 1927 to Merritt Franklin and Myrtle Gadd Harrison in San Antonio, Texas. Barbara was a devoted member of the Northside Church of Christ, and was always guided by her faith. She was a Pastor’s wife ...

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Mary May Johnson

  Mary May Johnson, 98, of Watson, Oklahoma passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 18th, 2019. She was born in McGee, Missouri on August 8th, 1920 and was the daughter of the late William Barks and Bessie Steward Barks. She was saved at Bright Prospect Baptist Community Church in McGee. After high school, ...

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Westin Named Superintendent of the Year in Arkansas

Cannon Interviewed for State School Board Magazine (MENA) Mena School Superintendent Benny Weston was named as the Arkansas Rural Education Association Superintendent of the Year. Mr. Dale Query made a special effort to attend the Mena School Board meeting Tuesday night at the administration building to present the award. Weston humbly accepted the award, with board members, administrators & others ...

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Acorn Elementary Students of the Month

SPONSORED BY SIMPLE SIMON’S PIZZA, GOSS ELECTRONICS, AND LAARK ENTERPRISES Congratulations to the March Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School. Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance. Special thanks to Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises for providing lunch and games. Back Row:  Paige Smedley, 6th grade, Kaitlyn Ledbetter, 5th grade, Charley Mishler, 6th ...

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