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Mena Teacher Arrested For Sexual Assault

The following is from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer.   "On Monday 11/28/2022, representatives from the Mena School District notified the Polk County Sheriff’s Office about all...

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December Holiday Entertainment at OLT

December Holiday Entertainment at OLT   Christmastime at Ouachita Little Theatre is always extra fun for our patrons. We offer live family entertainment that people of all ages will enjoy. ...

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Senator Larry Teague's Weekly Column

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas lawmakers have begun pre-filing bills in advance of the 2023 legislative session, which begins on January 9. At the beginning of the week of the Thanksgiving holiday, t...

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Governor Hutchinson's Weekly Addres: Thankful

Governor Hutchinson's Weekly Address: Thankful   To listen to Governor Hutchinson's weekly radio address, click anywhere on this line, then click on the play but...

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US Senator John Boozman's Weekly Column

Why the Farm Bill Matters to Everyone   When my daughters were growing up they were very active in 4-H and would show livestock we raised on our property in Benton County. To help develop t...

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State Representative John Maddox's Weekly Column

When you choose to shop at a small business you are choosing to invest in your community. It is estimated that for every $100 spent in a local business, $68 recirculates and remains in the local econo...

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Mena Water Main Flushing Starts November 28th

Mena Water Utilities will again be conducting our bi-annual water main flushing program during the week of November 28th through December 2, 2022.     Mena Water has scheduled the...

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Obituaries

Rodger Martin Nystrom Obituary

Rodger Martin Nystrom, age 86, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. He was born on Saturday, October 3, 1936 to Joseph and Louvisa Wh...

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Bertha "Tinker" Lillian Watkins Obituary

Mrs. Bertha “Tinker” Lillian Watkins, age 95, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022, in Vandervoort, Arkansas. She was born August 2, 1927, in Vandervoort, Arkansas, to the late Willia...

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Jerry R. Whitaker Obituary

Mr. Jerry R. Whitaker, age 78, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born August 28, 1944, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to the late Burnett Whitaker and Lorene Donnell Wh...

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Anna Ruth Walden Posey Obituary

Mrs. Anna Ruth Walden Posey, age 89, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2022 in Mena, Arkansas at home. She was born July 23, 1933 near Lindsey, Oklahoma to Joseph Clifton Walden and Virgie Est...

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Dennis Ray Hopper Obituary

Dennis Ray Hopper passed away from this life on November 24, 2022. He was born on March 20, 1975 to Chuck and Jeanetta Hopper and was 47 years old. He is survived by his daughters Raeleigh Hopp...

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