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Mena Police Report for January 9TH - 15TH

    Mena Police Department reports for the week of January 9th through January 15th, 2022     January 9 No report taken.   January 10 A report of do...

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson's Weekly Radio Address

To listen to Governor Hutchinson's weekly radio address, click anywhere on this line, then click on the play button.   This week, we announced an economic development win for Arkansas t...

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US Senator John Boozman's Weekly Column

Curbing Inflation Must Be A Priority   A November 2021 Gallup poll identified inflation as one of the top five most important issues for Americans. This is no surprise considering the price...

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State Representative John Maddox's Weekly Column

Pre-fiscal budget hearings began this week with the Governor outlining his balanced budget proposal calling for a 3.3% increase in spending.    We will be reviewing the proposal while ...

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State Senator Larry Teague's Weekly Column

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague January 14, 2022   LITTLE ROCK – The legislature has begun budget hearings in preparation for the 2022 fiscal session, which ...

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Grant Facilitates UARM to 'Break the Mold'

The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain (UARM) hosted 43 female students from Acorn, Mena, Cossatot River, Mt. Ida, and Caddo Hills High Schools for a “Be the Model, Break the Mold” event...

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UARM RN Classes of 2020 & 2021 Pinned

In a tradition that dates back to the mid-1880’s, UA Rich Mountain held its pinning ceremony for the college’s RN Classes of 2020 and 2021 on Thursday, December 2 in the Ouachita Center on...

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Mena Police Report for January 2ND - 8TH

  Mena Police Department reports for the week of January 2nd through January 8th, 2022       January 2 No reports.   January 3 A harassment report w...

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Obituaries

Richard A. "Rick" Billingsley Obituary

Richard A. Billingsley, former Chief Nursing Officer at Mena Regional Health System, died January 16, 2022 at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He was 67. Rick was born April 16, 1954 in Mena to Ri...

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Lawrence Philpot Obituary

Lawrence Philpot, age 84, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born, August 29, 1937, in Hawley, Texas to the late Odis and Blake Philpot. Lawrence lived his life on his...

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Helen Marie Lindgren Obituary

Helen Marie Lindgren, age 94, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022, in Mena, Arkansas. Helen was born in Dallas, Texas in 1927 to the late Carl and Blanch Farrar. She graduated Crozer Tech High Scho...

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Jerry Madison Liles Obituary

Mr. Jerry Madison Liles, age 73, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born April 29, 1948, to the late Guy and Ethel Bates Liles. Mr. Liles was a mechanic by profession...

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Clara Marie (Moller) Clark Obituary

Clara Marie (Moller) Clark, age 83, of Cherry Hill, Arkansas passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022, at her home. She was born March 21, 1938, in Ogalla, Nebraska to Fredrick Robert Moller and Ru...

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