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State Representative John Maddox's Weekly Column

In the United States, someone dies by suicide approximately every 11.1 minutes, and in Arkansas, on average, every 16 hours.   Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10...

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US Senator John Boozman's Weekly Column

Strengthening Veteran Suicide Prevention Efforts   Arkansans have unsurprisingly experienced a range of emotions as a result of the coronavirus. It has changed the way we live, led to the dea...

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Hispanic Cowboys Presentation Planned for October

October is Hispanic Heritage month. UA Rich Mountain history instructor Dr. Kyle Carpenter is hosting a presentation led by Dr. Joel Zapata, an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University’s S...

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Senator Larry Teague's Weekly Column

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague September 17, 2021   LITTLE ROCK – Enrollment has dropped at many state-supported colleges and universities because of disrup...

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Abbott Photography to be on Display in Ouachita Center

The Polk County Quality of Life has received an Arkansas Heritage Grant through the Arkansas Arts Council that will showcase a small sampling of the photography of Mena native Brian Abbott beginning S...

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Mena Police Report for September 5TH - 11TH

Mena Police Department reports for the week of September 5th through September 11th, 2021   September 5   Abram Abernathy, 24, was served with a warrant at Mena Regional Health S...

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Flags To Half Staff September 11 For 9/11 Victims

As a mark of respect and an expression of public sorrow for the victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001, and in accordance with Public Law 107-89, the United States flag and the state flag o...

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Obituaries

Opal Husted Obituary

Opal Husted, age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, died Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born on Tuesday, November 10, 1942 to Homer and Myr...

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Valerie Crabtree Obituary

Valerie Crabtree, age 65 of Mena passed away Friday, September 17, 2021 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born February 14, 1956 in Foreman, Arkansas to Henry Eagle Crabtree and Lillie Pearl Dixon Edwar...

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Flora Louise Murray Obituary

Flora Louise Murray, age 97, of Hatfield passed away Friday, September 17, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.   On July 10, 1924 Flora "Louise" Winfield Murray w...

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Jerry Wayne May Obituary

Jerry Wayne May, age 70, of Mena, Arkansas died on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Jerry was born on Thursday, July 5, 1951 to Otis and Lucille May i...

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Mr. Lonnie Huff Obituary

Mr. Lonnie Huff, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Huff was born May 15, 1926, to the late Melvin and Carrie (Clement) Huff. He worked in the log...

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