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State Representative John Maddox's Weekly Column

The Governor is calling the General Assembly into an Extraordinary Session next week to address the use of surplus funds to provide tax relief and funding for school safety measures.   The ...

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US Senator John Boozman's Weekly Column

The Biden Administration Continues its Reckless Tax-and-Spending Spree   High prices at the pump, increasing costs at the grocery store and excessive monthly energy bills are all devastatin...

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State Senator Larry Teague's Weekly Column

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague August 5, 2022   LITTLE ROCK – When it meets in special session the legislature will consider a $50 million grant program for...

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State Representative John Maddox's Weekly Column

The catfish industry is the largest component of aquaculture in the United States and a significant industry in Arkansas.  In fact, Arkansas catfish farmers contributed $19.5 million to Arka...

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Mena Police Report for July 24th - July 30th

Mena Police Department reports for the week of July 24th through July 30th, 2022:   All subjects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.   July 24 ...

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Congressman Bruce Westerman's Weekly Column

Fair Care for All   Senate Democrats are resurrecting President Biden’s shortsighted “Build Back Better” bill after reaching an agreement with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). ...

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Obituaries

Randall K. Turner Obituary

Mr. Randall K. Turner, 77, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022, at his home in Mena. He was born January 4, 1945, in Mena, Arkansas to the late Travis “Tige” Turner ...

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Lawrence "Larry" Barsic Obituary

Mr. Lawrence “Larry” Barsic, 69, of Mena passed away August 3, 2022. He was born to Nicholas and Josephine Barsic on June 17, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked at US Motors up until his r...

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Helen Giesler Easterwood Obituary

Helen Giesler Easterwood passed from this life Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Mena. She was born at Cove, Arkansas, April 2, 1933. Helen was the eighth child of George and Hughie Giesler. She spent her ...

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Melvin Leon Mourton Obituary

M. Leon Mourton born November 26, 1941, joined other saints in Christ July 29, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Linda Gail Taylor Mourton, a son and daughter-in-law Stanley and Lisa Mourt...

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Fred Ernest Embry Obituary

Mr. Fred Ernest Embry, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, July 29, 2022 in Waldron, Arkansas He was born June 20, 1939 in Cherry Hill, Arkansas to Fred B. Embry and Alene Wimberly. ...

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