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Stanley Roger Arocha

Our beloved son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many, Stanley Roger Arocha, departed this life to be with Jesus and our mom, Lucille on Monday, February 25, 2019. He was born on April 20, 1956, in De Queen, the son of Esteban Steve Arocha and Velma Lucille Golden Arocha.  He was preceded in death by his mother; and baby ...

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Kris Lye Named Coordinator for the Polk County Office of Emergency Management

Polk County Judge, Brandon Ellison, has announced the appointment of Kris Lyle to the position of Coordinator in the Polk County office of Emergency Management. Lyle has been the interim Coordinator since January 1, 2019 when former Coordinator, Tommy Stueart, assumed the position of Chief of Police, for the City of Mena. The Polk County Office of Emergency Management serves several functions for the county, ...

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Mena Band Marches Forward with Matching Donations for a New Drumline

By Linda Lee Denton The Mena Band directors proudly accepted a check from Union Bank for the purchase of a new drumline for the high school. With technology changing over the years, the drumline is constructed of lighter material and will be beneficial for drummers beginning the next marching season. The high school band director, Mr. Charles Morgan, together with ...

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Mena Elks Lodge Collects 200 Deer Hides for Veterans Leather Program

Mena Elks Lodge #781 collected 200 deer hides this deer season for the Veterans Leather Program, an increase of 75 over last years tally.  The program collects the hides to be used in therapy programs for recovering veterans. The hides are sent away to be worked into leather and become gloves for veterans to use with wheelchairs.  These gloves are then given out at adaptive sports clinics and gatherings around the ...

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February 27, 2019

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Gathright Endowment Completed

The Al and Diann Gathright Endowment Grant was recently completed and endowed to the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Foundation by a donation from Al and Diann Gathright. The purpose of the endowment is to provide support the UA Rich Mountain Foundation Development Fund, help secure additional funding through grants or other means, enhance facilities, and support ongoing needs, programs, ...

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Chism Maye Receives Transfer Scholarship From Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas Tech University is pleased to announce that Chism Maye has received a Transfer Scholarship for the fall 2018 semester.  This $2000 scholarship is awarded on academic merit and has a total potential value of $12,000 over three years.  Chism is the son of Vicky Maye and Bryan Maye.  Chism’s honors and awards include, Arkansas Game and Fish Conservation Scholarship ...

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May Star Students for Wickes Elementary

Front Row (L-R) Kimber Hayes, Tyrel Hennings, and Jackson McGough Middle Row (L-R) Kailee Hill, Isai Esquivel, Raul Rodriguez, Kinnah Ferguson, andRaeleigh Speight Back Row (L-R) Nahomi Ruiz, Yesenia Vasquez-Antunez, Carolina March, Brayden Chambers, Kody Bailey, a nd Cooper Hayes Not Pictured: Tony Flores, Karlie Hernandez, Alexander Sherrouse, and Charlie Kate Tadlock,

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Relay for Life Moved

Relay for Life officials reported that the event has been moved from Janssen Park to the CMA Complex on Iron Mountain due to inclement weather.

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Georgia M. Hood Gunn

Georgia M. Hood Gunn age 86, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 in Cove. Georgia was born in Cove, Arkansas on February 7, 1932 to the late George Morris Hood and Ola Mae Owen Hood. She was married to the late James Gunn and was a loving and thoughtful homemaker. Georgia enjoyed listening to the local radio ...

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