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Fire Engulfs Pinemore Shavings Facility (MENA) Fire crews were on the scene of a large fire at Pinemoore Shavings on Highway 375 West. Upon arrival fire crews found multiple structures fully engulfed. Polk County Sheriff Scott and Mena Police shut down Hwy 375 in both directions and side streets to the road. Large flames could be seen for quite a distance. Sheriff Sawyer said that there were no known injuries. Mena Fire Department, Shady Grove, Potter and Intermountain Regional Airport crews assisted at the scene. According to Mena Fire Chief Steve Egger, no cause has been determined on how the fire had started. The investigation is ongoing to determine that cause and the dollar loss to the business.

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Top photo: Aftermath of fire that destroyed the Pinemore Shavings Facility on Highway 375, Thursday night. Photo on the right was taken the night of the fire, shortly after 10 p.m. No injuries wree reported, however, one fireman overheated but was able to continue battling the blaze after cooling off.

Road and Sidewalk Projects Gain Approval from City Council (MENA) Members of Mena City Council reviewed bids received on the 2019 sidewalk improvement program. Of the three bids received, one was disqualified for lack of required information needed. The other two bids came in a t $45,542, submitted by Tri-County Services and $46,227.10, submitted by Glenaire Construction. Council decided to go with the low bid submitted by Tri-County

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Services for the project that will see new sidewalks in various portions of the city. Council is awaiting approval of a much larger grant to replace sidewalks on Janssen Avenue between 4th Street and Cherry Streets in the city. Council also approved the additional expenditure of $4273.68 in regards to the resurfacing and repair work done to Fairgrounds Road. The road work was a cost-

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share project with Polk County. City leaders also approved amending the 2019 budget. The basis of the amending of the budget is a typical procedure, shifting monies that were initially anticipated to another line item. The overall budget anount doesn’t change with the re-allocation of monies.

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The Oaks at Mena Officially Closed Saturday Night (MENA) The Oaks at Mena Assisted Living Center, located at 1341 Mena Street will officially closed at Midnight, Saturday evening. A donated items yard sale was held on Friday at the facility and the last remaining patients were transferred to other facilities. Approximately twenty-five patients and twenty-five employees were displaced due to the closure. The closure is being blamed on the inadequacies of reimbursement monies from Medicare and Medicaid for the low-income patients at the facility. The Arkansas Development Finance Agency will take possession of the property since the facility closed. No word on what will become of the property.


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Reflections From Faith and History Honoring Veterans -by Jeff Olson America recognizes and honors her veterans in a multitude of ways throughout each year, with such special days of observance as Veterans Day and Memorial Day, and also in other national and local celebrations. However, there are organizations among us which serve our veterans not only at special times of the year but throughout the year. And, they often do this under the radar of the public eye and therefore perhaps unnoticed and unappreciated much of the time. One such organization is the Veterans of Foreign Wars, or VFW. The VFW was organized in Denver, Colorado 106 years ago this week, August 18, 1913. However, its roots can be traced back one hundred twenty years to 1899 when the veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to help meet veterans' needs which the wars created in their lives. Many came back home wounded and/or sick. There was no medical care or other crucial provisions for them, thus they were left to care for themselves. In their plight, some of these veterans banded together and through some of these groups came to be the VFW of the United States. Initially, chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania. Since then, the VFW has been instrumental as a voice in accomplishing much for veterans. Chief among them include: establishing the Veteran's Administration (VA), creating the GI Bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange and for vet-

erans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome, the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st century, expanding educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and improving VA medical centers services for women veterans. The VFW helped to fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II, and Women in Military Service memorials, and it also contributed to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010. As one of the largest, if not the largest, combat veterans organization in the U.S., the VFW mission is to "honor the dead by helping the living." Today's more than 1.6 million strong VFW membership and its Auxiliary donate millions of volunteer hours in community service, from working in blood drives to funding college scholarships. They also promote citizenship, patriotism, and interest in American History through school programs, essay contests, and education about the American flag. I was honored to be a participant in their Voice of Democracy essay contest when I was a high school senior. Today, the VFW remains in the fight for America's veterans and their families through important issues such as reducing the VA claims backlog and preventing reduction in veteran's benefits. As the son of a disabled American veteran, I can attest to the valuable work the VFW has done over the years, and I am thankful for its service as I am for that of other veteran's organizations. The character of the VFW is set forth in its charter, where its purposes includes: "to

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Airport Runway Project Proceeds (MENA) Members of Mena City Council approved an agreement with the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration on a grant allocating $149,400 to be used for the design phase of Runway 17-35’s Surface Rehabilitation at the Mena Intermountain Municipal

Airport. The City of Mena will add an additional $16,600 for its share of the project. Council also directed the Mena Airport Commission to enter into a contract with Garver Engineers to design, oversee, and closeout the project; on behalf of the city.

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Police Reports... The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.

Polk County Arraignment Report STATE OF ARKANSAS vs. GREGORY S. McDONALD White Male / DOB: 10/28/1977 Date of Offense: June 14, 2019 COUNT 1: DEFRAUDING A SECURED CREDITOR, defendant committed the offense of defrauding a secured creditor by destroying, removing, canceling, encumbering, transferring or otherwise disposing of property subject to a security interest with the purpose of hindering enforcement of the security interest. Class D Felony. STATE OF ARKANSAS vs. JONI L. McKEE White Female / DOB: 11/15/1980 Date of Offense: August 11, 2019 COUNT 1: POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHANALIA, defendant did use or possess with the purpose to use drug paraphanalia to store, contain, or conceal a controlled substance that is METHAMPHETAMINE or Cocaine. Class D Felony. STATE OF ARKANSAS vs. GEORGE TRIVETTE III White Male / DOB: 10/30/1992 Date of Offense: May 1, 2019 COUNT 1: TAMPERING WITH A PUBLIC RECORD, defendant with the purpose of impairing the verity, legibility or availability of a public record, he knowingly erased, obliterated, removed, destroyed or concealed a public record. Class D Felony. STATE OF ARKANSAS vs. GEORGE TRIVETTE III White Male / DOB: 10/30/1992 Date of Offense: May 6, 2019 COUNT 1: FURNISHING, POSSESSING, OR USING PROHIBITED ARTICLES, defendant did introduce a prohibited article, namely a controlled substance, into a correctional facility. Class C Felony.

STATE OF ARKANSAS vs. ASHLEY CHUMLEY White Female / DOB: 02/03/1981 Date of Offense: August 7, 2019 COUNT 1: FAILURE TO APPEAR, defendant did unlawfully fail to appear to answer a felony charge in CR 2019-146, without reasonable excuse, subsequent to having been lawfully set at liberty upon condition that she appear at a specified time, place, and court, and all against the peace and dignity of the State of Arkansas. STATE OF ARKANSAS vs. ERIC D. REVELS White Male / DOB: 04/26/1984 Arkansas DL: 913650306 ARREST WARRANT / Bond: $10,000 Cash Property or Surety As Approved By Sheriff COUNT 1: PROBATION VIOLATION, Original Offense: Theft By Receiving, More Than a $1000, Less Than $5000.

Polk County Sheriff’s Report August 12, 2019 • Report from complainant on Polk 1 near Grannis of the violation of an Order of Protection. Deputies responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. • Report from complainant on Polk 121 near Mena of the theft of an air compressor and crow bar, all valued at $510.00. Investigation continues. • Arrested was Ashley D. Chumley, 38, of Mena, on a Warrant for Felony Failure to Appear. August 13, 2019 • Report from complainant on Highway 8 East near Big Fork of being harassed by an acquaintance. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. • Arrested was George Trivette III, 26, of Mena, on Warrants for Furnishing Prohibited Articles and Tampering with

Physical Evidence. • Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Elmer O. Elmore, 39, of Gillham, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. August 14, 2019 • Report from complainant on Polk 277 near Vandervoort of the theft of a piece of exercise equipment, valued at $150.00. Investigation continues. • Report from complainant on Polk 41 North near Shady Grove of a disturbance that had occurred at an earlier time. Investigation continues. • Report from a Mena couple that their 15-year-old daughter was missing. The juvenile was later located. A Juvenile Citation for Disorderly Conduct was issued to the female. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. • Arrested was Joseph Y. Cunningham, 34, of Mena, on Warrants for Possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simultaneous Possession of Firearms & Drugs, Possession of a Firearm by Certain Person, Failure to Comply with a Court Order and Probation Violation. August 15, 2019 • Arrested was Melton R. Cannon, 54, of Mena, on a Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance. August 16, 2019 • Report of a disturbance on Polk 41 South near Potter led to the arrest of Robin L. Hames, 55, of Mena, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct.

• Report of a person threatening another with a firearm on Polk 24 near Cove led to the arrest of Juston M. Wikel, 34, of Cove, on a Charge of Aggravated Assault and a Parole Revocation. August 17, 2019 • Report from complainant on Polk 85 near Cherry Hill of the fraudulent use of a credit card, totaling losses at $463.75. Investigation continues. August 18, 2019 • Traffic stop on School Street in Cove led to the arrest of Asa R. Dixon, 21, of Cove, on Charges of DWI, Equipment Violation and Expired Tags. Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked two vehicle accidents this week. Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 25 Incarcerated Inmates , with 20 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

Mena Police Department Report August 11, 2019 Joni McKee, 38, of Mena was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest followed a traffic stop. August 12, 2019 A local woman reported that several items were stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at a local business. Besides personal items, there was a handgun taken as well. After speaking with a witness, officers were able to identify a suspect. Case is pending location and interview of suspect. August 13, 2019 Officers responded to a call at a local business regarding an individual who had become agitated and started throwing items in the store. Employees at a local nursing facility reported that someone had broken the knob on an entry door. No suspects at this time. Report was made of someone stealing several items from a local retail store. Case pending review of surveillance video. August 14 & 15, 2019 William R. Pate, 47, of Mena was charged with possession of methamphetamine or cocaine with intent to deliver, failure to use a signal, and driving on a suspended driver’s license. The arrest followed a traffic stop. Patricia Miner, 48, of Mena was served an outstanding warrant from Mena Police for an original charge of theft of property. Israel Flores, 26, of Fayetteville was served an outstanding warrant. August 16, 2019 David Lee Maleski, 47, of Smithville, Oklahoma, was served an outstanding warrant. August 17, 2019 Employees at a local fast food restaurant reported receiving a counterfeit $100.00 bill. Case is pending.

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(MENA) The members of the Mountain Meadow Chapter 22 of the Hatfield Order of the Eastern Star and the Mena Chapter 243 presented donations of various food items to the Nations Arkansas National Guard Armory in Mena on Wednesday morning. The donated food will be used for a military veteran family in the Polk County area that is struggling with providing essential food for the family of four. Sargeants Chris Stripling and Mike Inglis from the Mena armory accepted the food on behalf of their brethren veterans. Later Wednesday morning, both chapters presented blankets and stuffed animals to the Mena Fire Department and the City of Mena. According to Mena Fire Chief Steve Egger, the department is “very appreciative and grateful for the donations and can help ease the trauma involved” where a family encounters tragedy or a major setback in their lives.


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Bette Ann McRee, age 86 passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. Bette Ann Watkins was born November 10, 1932 to Edward and Helen Watkins in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Raised in Mena, she was a 1950 graduate of Mena High School and attended Stephens College and the University of Arkansas. She was a talented musician and composer, playing both the organ and piano and was the organist for the First Presbyterian Church for more than 60 years. She composed and published two contatas based on scriptures: The Beatitudes and Savior of Love, both of which were performed in Mena and throughout the country. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Ben Edward Redman and step-son Jim McRee. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth McRee of the home; daughters: Jennie Kuhnke and husband Tom of Centerton, Arkansas, Tracie Bissell and husband Teddy of Mena, Arkansas, and Suzanne Harris and husband Randy of Norman, Oklahoma; step-son, Robert Wilson of Bella Vista, Arkansas; step-daughter, Cathy Hancock and husband Mark of Bella Vista, Arkansas; grandchildren: Ashlee and Jason Lance of Springdale, Arkansas, Edward Redman of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jessica Carter of Iron Ridge, Wisconsin, Jacob Harris of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Lily and Trevor Richardson of Norman, Oklahoma, Laura Harris of Norman, Oklahoma, Taylor Kuhnke and Matthew Kuhnke of Centerton, Arkansas, and Faith and Ben Hundley and Travis Hancock of Fayetteville; and great grandchildren: Nathan Chilson, Savannah Crass and Madeleine Hancock . Graveside serviceswere held Monday, August 19, 2019 at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena, Arkansas under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

Edwin “Bud” Benjamin Keith Jr., age 72, of Mena, Arkansas died Thursday, August 15, 2019 at his home. He was born on Friday, August 8, 1947 to Edwin Benjamin Sr. and Elsie Lou Fountain Keith in Magnolia, Arkansas. Bud was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Mena and his religious service was very important to him. He ran multiple businesses in his life, from janitorial services to landscaping, and worked as a game warden and USPS rural mail carrier for many years. Bud was a gentle soul who was always kind and optimistic. He truly believed the best of everyone. He enjoyed fishing, animal watching, chasing storms, and anything outdoors. Bud liked all types of music, but he loved Bluegrass. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren, and there was never a doubt how much he loved his wife and family. He always liked to joke with his kids and grandkids, using his clever wordplay to make them laugh. Bud was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents. Bud is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Cathy Jo Keith of Mena; two daughters and sons in law, Angela and Chad Dixon of Boles, Arkansas, and Kimberley and Chris Carson of Wickes; two sisters and brothers in law, Dottie Lou and Mike Buffington of Fayetteville, and Elizabeth Ann and Glenn Nichols of Pittsburg, Kansas; six grandchildren, Hayden Dixon, Zachery Taylor, Saleen Dixon, David Carson, Michael Carson, and Jeremy Carson; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held Friday, August 23, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com -=-

Mena, Arkansas. She was born on May 15, 1939 in Cairo, Iowa to the late Phillip Evans and Lucille Pontzius Evans. Lucille loved to fish. She was a wonderful homemaker and loving mother. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by her sons: Gary Self and wife Sandra Gail and Steven Self and wife Rene; daughter, Sandra James and husband Ken; brothers: Corkey Evans and Ralph Evans; sister, Margaret Johanson; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Lucille Evans; husband, Gordon Self; son, Russell Self; 1 great grandson; 1 great granddaughter; 2 brothers; and 1 sister. Funeral service was held Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation was Monday, August 19, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Steven Self, Gary Self, Ken James, Adam Self, Darrell Self and David James. Mrs. Self’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Keith Hastey and Melissa Redding with Ouachita Regional Hospice for the exceptional care they provided and also the very special ladies that were willing to set and care for Mrs. Lucille.

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Salaries For Secretaries More Than Expected (LITTLE ROCK) The fifteen members of the Governor’s cabinet team got larger raises than what was expected, that’s according to Governor Asa Hutchinson’s office in an announcement on Friday. The heads of two state agencies received larger salaries that began starting July 1 than the pay levels Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office announced they would receive when the governor revealed his picks to be secretaries of 15 Cabinet-level departments. The errors were corrected sometime last week after being addressed to the Govern’r’s chief spokesman. Funds will not be recouped from the mistake, but the salaries will be at the reduced level moving forward," he said. The Republican governor's reorganization reduced the number of agencies reporting to him from 42 to 15, effective July 1. July 1 also was the start of fiscal 2020 and when the higher salaries took effect. The annual salary of Amy Fecher increased from $125,671 to $162,153 with her promotion. She went from a dual position -- executive vice president for operations at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and chief transformation officer for the governor -- to secretary of the Department of Transformation and Shared Services, according to state records. Fecher is one of 58 state employees -beyond those who work at the state's colleges and universities -- who received pay raises of at least $10,000 in fiscal 2020, according to state records. Hutchinson's office said May 22 that Fecher's salary would be increased to $155,916 a year. The annual pay for Nate Todd increased from $122,954 to $134,640 when he went from director of the Department of Veterans Affairs to secretary of the reorganized agency, according to state records. Hutchinson's office said May 22 that his salary would be increased to $132,000. "The Governor directed that any merit pay be included in the final salaries of all secretaries, not in addition to," said his spokesman, J.R. Davis, in a written statement. "Due to human error, two Secretaries, Fecher and Todd, received merit pay in addition to their new salaries."


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The Polk County Fair is Coming By Debbie Thompson The Polk County Fair is coming August 28 through August 31. This year’s theme is Barn in the USA. Exhibits are accepted in the Education Building at the fairgrounds on Tuesday, August 27 from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm for all exhibits except for Baked Goods and Candies and Fresh Cut Flowers. Baked Goods and Candies and Fresh Cut Flowers are accepted on Wednesday, (August 28) morning from 7:30 am until 10:00 am. Farm and Garden Crops are accepted Tuesday and Wednesday. You may enter Quilts, Photographs, Clothing and Sewing, Home Canned Foods, Arts and Crafts, Knitted and Crocheted Items, Artwork ( NOTE: As stated in the rules, ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE MOUNTED, MATTED OR FRAMED AND WIRED FOR HANGING – NO sawtooth hangers), Junior Arts and Crafts, Forestry Items, Potted Plants and other Horticulture on Tuesday, August 27 from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Baked Goods and Candies and Fresh Cut Flowers may

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be entered on Wednesday, August 28 from 7:30 am until 10:00 am. Farm and Garden Crops may be entered Tuesday or Wednesday. Fair catalogs were distributed in the Mena Star and Ouachita Trading Post and are available at the Extension Office and several other locations as well as online. Because the carnival rides are being assembled and other vendors setting up displays, please use the Exhibitor’s Entrance at the south end of the fairgrounds to check in your exhibits Tuesday and Wednesday. From Mena, continue on Highway 71 past Fairgrounds Road approximately ½ mile to Griffith Park Road. Turn left, (at Bowser Funeral Home), then turn left on Rodeo Drive. Continue past the Dead End sign and the fairgrounds entrance is on the right. Signs will be posted. The Education Building is the red metal and brick building. Bring your entries through the side metal door. All exhibits must be picked up on Sunday, September 1 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Award checks should be available to pick up with your exhibits.

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Holly Harshman Kicks Off Bearcat Week with Pep Rally Article and photo submitted by Vicky Maye Holly Harshman Elementary kicked off opening week with a "Bearcat Eyes Are Watching You" Pep Rally. School Counselor, Vicky Maye and Behavioral Interventionist, Ashlynn Watts is excited to be adding this as a positive behavior system for the school. The following Special Alumni Bearcat guests were present to help kick off the new year: Head of Security, Shane Torix; HHE Building Manager, Joe Bunch; Technology, Nathan Stone; Coach Ray Hunter; Coach Randy Peters; Elementary

Behavioral Interventionist, Ashlynn Watts; Cheer sponsor, Andrea Hughes; Bearcat Head Football Coach, Craig Bentley; High School Teacher, Andy Philpot; and Mayor Seth Smith. All alumni shared a few words about growing up as a Mena Bearcat and being back as part of the Mena TEAM staff member. Mayor Smith signed a proclamation for the week of August 19-24, 2019 as "Be A Bearcat Week!" Mr. Justin Goodnight, middle school instructor for Career Orientation and Agriculture was present to share his story of how he modeled kindness when he gave a student his shoes

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last school year. Mr. Torix closed the pep rally with his famous quote, "It's a great day to be a Bearcat!" Maye shares, "HHE staff and students can look forward to the monthly pep rallies this school year!" Maye continues sharing, "Our first parent night will be September 23, 2019 at 6 p.m. We have had an awesome week back as we welcomed a huge turnout for Open House. Our Parent/Family Engagement Plans for HHE have been included in our beginning of the year important correspondence for families. The following HHE parent/family advisory committee members

met on Thursday, August 15th for lunch at Papa's Mexican to review and make plans for family engagement opportunities: Building Principal, Tamara Smart; Building Manager, Joe Bunch; Behavioral Interventionist, Ashlynn Watts; Campus Facilitator and School Counselor, Vicky Maye; and parents, Bridgett Martin, Stephanie Miller, and Shelby Garcia. The HHE Parent/ Family Engagement Plan is available on the HHE School website at https://www. menaschools.org/o/holly-harshman-elementary-school.

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together is miraculous. I’ve been involved in car shows as an attendee and participant since I was about 10 years old. I learned long ago that most car shows last only a year or two before they are given up on from lack of volunteers, sponsors, local interest or even participants. That Mr. Campbell was able to make the Rod Run a success for decades is a testament to his vision and perseverance. A vision now carried on by the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce. There is a massive amount of work that goes into putting on this event and it begins the previous year just after the Rod Run ends. Kudos should go out to the Chamber and volunteers for their work on this yearly project.

By Jamie Hammack They come from all over the region, and they’re headed here. Hundreds of them. Rolling down interstates and two lane black top roads. Paint glaring in the mid-day sun. V8 engines whining and singing out exhaust notes. There’s nothing green about them. You won’t find an electric car driven by a millennial with a man bun in his hair in this group. These are cars and trucks from an era when Detroit built automobiles with style, aggression, and under the hoods were massive cubic inches of masculine toxicity. The way it should be. And this weekend they descend on Mena for the 44th annual Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run. As we all know, Mark Campbell began this get together of gear heads and he organized it every year until his passing. What he accomplished in holding

Let’s get back to the cars. If you’ve never been to the Rod Run or haven’t been in a few years you should go. As the Lum and Abner Festival Car Show is mostly locals, the Rod Run brings people from farther away to show off their classics. The cars attending now are much more varied than they were back in the early days of the Rod Run. Nowadays at the Rod Run you’re as likely to see a 1974 Plymouth Duster or Chevy K5 Blazer as you are a 32 Ford Lowboy or 57 Chevy. And to me that’s the beauty of today’s Rod Run. With time, what’s considered a classic car changes. You know what they say about variety.

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thousands in your car so it’s not too much to ask you invest $25 to ensure we have a show next year. It takes money to put on a show. And what a show it is! Friday at 5:30 many of the cars will parade through town down Mena Street and take their places on the north side of the tracks for folks to get a look at the cars. At 9am on Saturday the big show starts atop Rich Mountain at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Its one of the most beautiful settings for a car show you’ll ever see. At 4pm the show on the mountain ends and a poker run begins for the Rod Runners as they make their way back to Mena. Beginning at 7pm Saturday the cars line up on the south side of the tracks for the awards ceremony and street dance. See, it’s a lot and it’s good ol’ family fun!

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That variety makes the show more enjoyable. As different types of cars are now considered classics it brings in more spectators. Cars people my age group grew up with in the 80’s are now classics. Ok, maybe not that 86’ Chrysler Le Baron your dad dropped you off at school in, but that 84’ IROC Camaro the cool kid with a mullet cruised the four lane in is a classic. More spectators for the areas yearly showcase event will mean a healthy event that will come back year after year. That and participants! You have to have cars to have a show. So with the out of towners who drive all the way to Mena to show off their rides, so do locals bring theirs out of storage. And please folks, pay to register your car. Don’t try to sneak it in without paying the registration fee. Last year I noticed a few that did this. You’ve invested

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Mena Bearcats Enjoy A Productive Red-Black Scrimmage

(MENA) The Mena Bearcats enjoyed a productive scrimmage on Friday night at Bob Carver / Bearcat Stadium. The Bearcats annual Red vs. Black game showed new Head Coach Craig Bentley and his staff what areas needed improvement before a scheduled scrimmage tonight on the road with Class 5A Magnolia. The scrimmage provided a sneak preview on the 2019 Mena Bearcats season. A lot of passing, running and outstanding blocking were witnessed and special teams play was showcased too.

Bentley was really pleased with how expected Starting Quarterback Max Montgomery has progressed and is connecting with his outstanding receiving corps of athletes. Marc David Wilson has shown great poise and is expected to take on more of a leadership role with his teammates. Toward the end of the Red vs. Black scrimmage, Bentley was quite impressed with how the kicking team were nailing field goals and placing punts effectively. With last Friday’s scrimmage, Bentley and his assistant coaches were able to de-

termine who will more than likely land starting jobs on the Bearcat squad. All of the regular season and post season games will be broadcast on Classic Hits 105.3 FM – KQOR, with Dr. Phillip Wilson and Todd Aynes. Start your football week off right with THE GRID IRON GANG SHOW with Sam Jordan and Coach Craig Bentley every Tuesday evening, beginning next week, August 27th from 6 to 7pm at The Chopping Block Restaurant.

Mena Bearcats Clean Up with Donations from Scrimmage...

The recent Bearcat Scrimmage game on Friday night, only required a donation of Gatorade or a box of detergent to enter the event. The Bearcat faithful ended up providing quite a load of both for the football team. Head Coach Craig Bentley was quite amazed at the substantial donations given to the program, that will allow the staff to keep the student – athletes hydrated properly and also keeping the uniforms clean throughout the season. Submitted photos.


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UA - Rich Mountain Held A “Meet the Bucks” Event at Bearcat Stadium

(MENA) The new era of University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain athletics got started in an exciting way on Thursday evening at Bob Carver / Bearcat Stadium in Mena. A tail-gating like atmosphere filled the air as honorary cheerleaders from Acorn, Cossatot River and Mena High Schools assembled together with many awesome cheers for the university and the various sports teams. Several hundred fans filled the seats

at the stadium for the event. The introduction of athletes from the Cross Country and Soccer teams were made as well. Following the introductions, fans were treated to an interesting and exciting scrimmage game between the Gray and Red Mens Soccer teams. In addition, many businesses in downtown Mena also decorated the front of their locations in support of “Painting the Town Red” in preparation for the event.

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Bucks Soccer Starts Era With A Pair Of Victories (BATESVILLE) The University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain athletic programs got a memorable pair of victories for the Bucks Mens and Womens soccer teams. The womens team edged out Lyons College of Batesville with a 2-1 victory. Madison Zamudio scored both goals for the Lady Bucks. On the mens side, Maurice Theart scored two goals, with additional goals by Euwin Stevens, Felipe Laport and Caleb Summerfield, leading the Bucks to a 5-4

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victory over the Lyons College squad. Both victories are scrimmage wins and the Bucks will have another scrimmage match this Thursday evening at Bob Carver / Bearcat Stadium in Mena before hitting the road next week for their first schedule counting game in Texas. Meet The Bucks will take place on Thursday evening at Bearcat Stadium with the Soccer and Cross Country teams. In addition, a Paint The Town Red event is ongoing as well with downtown businesses.

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(MENA) The UA – Rich Mountain Mens Soccer hit the road on Saturday for their first regular season match against Northeast Texas and fell 11 to 2. The Men’s Soccer team was also in action Sunday afternoon with a match at Bearcat Stadium in Mena against the Ouachita Baptist Tigers, however a lightening delay for 45 minutes halted the match and when action resumed, an overtime period proved to be fruitless as well, as both teams failed to score and resulting

in a 0-0 finish. Head Coach Brian Byrd was enthused that his squad competed as well as they did against a more experienced and higher classed NCAA school. The Bucks head to Coffeyville, Kansas to take on Coffeyville Community College on Wednesday with both teams. And then head to Neosho, Missouri on Thursday, before returning home to Mena for a Mens only match against Harding University at Bearcat Stadium on Saturday.

Quicksilver Screen Printing joined the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce this past Friday, August 16th. Quicksilver Screen Printing is located at 1100 Hwy 71 N Ste C-2, Mena, AR 71953. For more information call (479) 385-5115 or check them out on Facebook.

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Notice of Annual Meeting Polk County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., at the Polk County Fairgrounds. The meeting is for the election of board members, new resolutions and the recognition of the Farm Family of the Year. All members are welcome and invited to enjoy a delicious meal.

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Child Struck While Going To School (MENA) A 12 year old Mena student was struck while riding his bike in between traffic on Wednesday morning at the intersection of Lincoln Street and Dallas Avenue. The accident happened around 8:00am. According to a release by Mena Police, witness statements advised that the vehicle was going West on Dallas Avenue and the bicycle was going North on Lincoln Street. The bicycle failed to yield, while crossing Dallas Avenue, and was struck by the vehicle.

The man that was driving the vehicle was uninjured. The 12-year-old boy, that was riding the bicycle, was injured with a broken leg and was transported to the Mena Regional Health System, prior to being transported to the Arkansas Childrens Hospital in Little Rock. Police want to advise all drivers that the use of a cell phone in a school zone, is now strictly against the law, with the passage of Act 738 passed by the Arkansas State Legislature.

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Horatio Man Killed In Tractor Trailer Overturn Near Wickes (WICKES) A 34 year old Horatio man was killed in a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 71 South on Thursday morning near Wickes. Jonathan C. Smith was travelling South on US 71 when he drifted to the left and crossed the center line and tried to regain control and overturned in the process.

The 2010 Mack semi was hauling a load of chickens, thus creating an extensive cleanup of the roadway and surrounding properties. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene and it was the 286th fatality in Arkansas during 2019 alone.

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The City of Mena turned 123 years old on Monday, August 19th.

Records To Be Destroyed By City (MENA) Mena City Council approved a resolution on Tuesday, August 13th that authorizes the City Clerk / Treasurer Linda Rexroad to destroy outdated Mena Advertising and Promotions Commission records.

Rexroad noted that anything that is more than four years old and that is not required to be kept and any other supporting documents would be shredded.

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Daisy will blossom in your loving home! This adorable girl has a cow patterned fur coat! Daisy is already litter box trained. Celebrate her birthday in April ( BD 04/03/19) Pick Daisy as your new sweet kitten! All animals at HSO are spayed/neutered and are current on their vaccinations prior to adoption. OFFICE PHONE NUMBER: (479) 394-5682 • WEB SITE: www.hsomena.org • HSO is a 501(c)(3) organization. Please consult your tax advisor to see if your donation is tax deductible.


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• 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 368 Polk Road 50. • 11:30 a.m. – Rotary Club of Mena/Polk County will meet at Papa’s Mexican Café. Contact Sue Cavner at (479)234-5844 or Linda Rowe at (479)234-2575 for more info. • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Good Vibes Art Day at the Mena Art Gallery. All mediums welcome, from fiber art, painting and crafting. Open to public. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - The Cove Branch of the Polk County Library is open. • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Salvation Army Family Store helps families with utilities. • 5:30 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous Women’s Meeting at the ABC Club at 1159 Highway 71 South, Mena. (479)2164606 or (479)243-0297. • 5:30 p.m. – Weight Watchers meets at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Education Wing, West End. Call (479)234-2297 for more information. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club, 1159 Highway 71 South, Mena. (479)216-4606 or (479)243-0297. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn, next to The Crossing Church.

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• 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 368 Polk Road 50. • 12:00 p.m. – PCDC Board of Directors will meet in the MRHS Conference Room A. • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Fibers Arts Group meets at Mena Art Gallery. • 12:00 p.m. – The Lions Meetings are held in the Lions Club House on Highway 71 South. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn, next to The Crossing Church. • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Hatfield Auditorium Country-Western Dance Admission is $6 and 50/50 drawing. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club, 1159 Highway 71 South, Mena. (479)216-4606 or (479)243-0297.

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• 10:00 a.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous Men’s Meeting – ABC Club, across form Chopping Block, 1159 Highway 71 South, Mena – (281)387-0400. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 368 Polk Road 50. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Highway 71 North, Acorn. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club, 1159 Highway 71 South, Mena. (479)243-0297 or (479)216-4606.

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• 11:00 a.m. – Revival at Yocana Baptist Church on 119 Polk Road 72, Mena, AR at the intersection of County Rd #71 & # 72. Evangelist, Brandon Digilormo, with music evangelist, Price Harris. Noon meal to follow morning service. Contact Pastor Frank Gibson at 479-234-1086 for more information. • 2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club, 1159 Highway 71 South, Mena. (479)216-4606 or (479)243-0297. • 3:00 p.m. – Worship Service is held at Sulpher Springs Church.

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• 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Highway 71 North, Acorn. • 6:00 p.m. - Clarice’s Room of Hope group gathering will be held at 403 North Morrow St., Suite C, Mena. • 6:00 p.m. – Home Front Warriors CMA Chapter 377 meeting at Limetree Restaurant. Meeting follows meal. • 6:00 p.m. – We The People Tea Party meets at Papas Mexican Restaurant. • 6:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America Troop 92 meets at First United Methodist Church, Mena. Everyone is welcome. • 7:00 p.m. – Revival at Yocana Baptist Church on 119 Polk Road 72, Mena, AR at the intersection of County Rd #71 & # 72. Evangelist, Brandon Digilormo, with music evangelist, Price Harris. Evening meal offered at 6:00 p.m. Contact Pastor Frank Gibson at 479-234-1086 for more information. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club, 1159 Highway 71 South,

Mena. (479)216-4606 or (479)243-0297. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn, next to The Crossing Church. • 7:00 p.m. – Mena Elks Lodge meeting. All Elks are invited to attend.

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• 8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardener Community Men’s Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The written portion of the drivers test will be given at the Morrow Street Housing Authority, and as long as road conditions are optimal the driving portion of the test will be given. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Polk County Family Mission is open in the 9th Street Ministries Building. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 368 Polk Road 50. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Hatfield Branch library will be open. • 5:00 p.m. – T.O.P.S. will meet in the Union Bank Community Room for weighins, followed by a meeting. • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Pullorum Testing for poultry entries will take place at the Abundant Life Pentecostal Church parking lot, 2708 Hwy 71 – Mena, by the Exhibitor Back Gate entry. • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Polk County Housing Authority Community Room live country and gospel music. • 7:00 p.m. – Revival at Yocana Baptist Church on 119 Polk Road 72, Mena, AR at the intersection of County Rd #71 & # 72. Evangelist, Brandon Digilormo, with music evangelist, Price Harris. Evening meal offered at 6:00 p.m. Contact Pastor Frank Gibson at 479-234-1086 for more information. • 7:00 p.m. – The Marine Corps League Detachment will meet at The Limetree Restaurant, Mena. For more information, call (479)234-0769. • 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Meadow Masonic Lodge #218 will meet at the Hatfield Lodge. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting at First United Methodist Church, 9th & Port Arthur. (479)234-2887 or (479)234-3043.

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• 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Shepherd’s Closet open at First Baptist Church 4802 Hwy 71 S Hatfield, AR 870-389-6412. Accepting and distributing clothing/usable household items/and nonperishable food items. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 368 Polk Road 50. • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Mena Art Gallery Art Group meeting. • 12:00 p.m. - The Emergency warning sirens will be tested in Mena. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Polk County Library Cove Branch is open. • 5:30 p.m. – Dinner at Christ Community Fellowship followed by services at 6:15 p.m. services for Youth, Children’s Activities, Young Adult and Adult Bible studies. • 5:30 p.m. – Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Bible Study Service. • 6:00 p.m. – Warriors for Christ will meet at the Southside Church of God. • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Trek and Varsity for Middle and High School students at Grace Bible Church, 1911 Highway 71 North Mena. All Area Middle and High School students are welcome. • 7:00 p.m. – Revival at Yocana Baptist Church on 119 Polk Road 72, Mena, AR at the intersection of County Rd #71 & # 72. Evangelist, Brandon Digilormo, with music evangelist, Price Harris. Evening meal offered at 6:00 p.m. Contact Pastor Frank Gibson at 479-234-1086 for more information. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club, 1159 Highway 71 South, Mena. (479)216-4606 or (479)243-0297.

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Knights of Columbus Scholarship Winners Announced (MENA) The Knights of Columbus – Mena Council7258 recently announced their 2019 George Thomas Scholarship Senior High School recipients. Braxlie Strothers and Haley Richardson are this year’s winners. Both are from the Ouachita River School District – Acorn Campus. Each student will receive a $1000 scholarship to be used to continue their education. Strothers is the daughter of Tim and Jewel Strothers. She has been accepted to the University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain. Richardson is the daughter of Willard and Sandra Richardson and has been accepted to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. The George Thomas Scholarship is open to all high school seniors in the Mena, Arkansas area. The Knights of Columbus council has been awarding these scholarships on an annual basis for nearly thirty years. Applications for the 2020 school year will be available later this year, with an announcement for the application process to be made at that time.

OLT to Perform 4 One Act Comedies by Chekhov (MENA) The Ouachita Little Theatre strives to bring a variety of plays to the stage in Mena. Recently, two very different musicals, “Annie” and “Always Patsy Cline” filled the seats at the old Lyric Theatre with classic Broadway and Country music fans alike. This fall, the theatre will take another turn and put on a series of comedic one act plays written by famous Russian playwright Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. Directed by John Puddington, the four one act plays will be performed October 11-13 and 18-20. He announces the play titles and cast as follows: The Harmful Effects of Tobacco will feature John Puddington as Marcellus Nyukhin. The Anniversary stars Paul Miner, Scotty Jenkins, Amanda Baker, Alexa Night, and Ron Webb. The Proposal features Scotty Jenkins, Alexa Night, Justin Richmond; and The Bear stars Fernando Ochoa, Alexa Night and Rudi Timmerman.


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Show Off Your Plants, Flowers and Crops At The Fair BY LENA DAY, POLK COUNTY MASTER GARDENER (MENA) Are you a gardener? Are there fantastic plants, fruits, or vegetables in your garden? Do you love do show off your flower arrangements? Bring your exhibitions to the Polk County Fairground Education Building. You may win a ribbon and prize money. Entries for the Education Building will be accepted on Tuesday, August 27, 1:00 to 7:00 PM: plotted plants, and crops; on Wednesday, August 28, 7:30 – 10:00 AM: single cut flowers and flower arrangements, and crops. The judging starts at 1:00 PM Wednesday. There are three divisions: adult, junior and youth for each of the departments, Horticulture, Farm Crops and Fruit & Vegetable Crops. All crops, flowers, plants and vegetables must be produced, grown or arranged in Polk County by the exhibitor disease and pest free. Only one entry per person per class is allowed. You may enter exhibitions

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Cossatot River School Board Holds Special Meeting (WICKES) The Cossatot River School Board held a special session on Monday evening, August 19th, at the district administration building in Wickes. The directors met to discuss the resignations of two district employees and to reassign another to one of the positions that had resigned. Marilyn Keith submitted her resignation that was effective on August 13th as the Human Resources officer. The board accepted the resignation and immediately reassigned Laura Clark to the position. The board also accepted the resignation of Tyler Ludlow as a district Special Education Para Professional. No word on a replacement for that position. The board held a thirty minute executive session followed by the regularly scheduled, full board meeting.

Federal Warrant Served In Mena (MENA) Mena Police Officers went to a residence on Cordie Drive in Mena on Monday evening, August 19th, around 5:30 pm to serve a federal warrant. Marcelino Williamson, age 30, was arrested on a federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms warrant for one count of being a person subject to a court order in possession of a firearm. In addition, Kayla Odom, age 31, was also arrested and charged with Hindering Apprehension and Refusal to Submit to Arrest. Williamson and Odom were transported to the Polk County Correctional Facility; while Williamson has already been picked up by United States Marshals on the outstanding warrant.

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