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Judge Speaks to Local We the People TEA Party Body of Missing Judge Emily White was the guest speaker at the We the People TEA Party meeting recently. Judge White, who currently serves as District Court Judge in the 33rd State District Court which covers Hot Spring and Grant counties, is seeking the District 4 Position 2 Arkansas Court of Appeals position. The district covers 15 counties along the western part of the state from Fort Smith to Texarkana and includes Sebastian, Miller, Logan, Scott, Yell, Garland, Montgomery, Polk, Sevier, Howard, Pike, Clark, Hot Spring, Hempstead and Little River counties. Meredith Switzer who was appointed is currently holding the position. Switzer was to the position by Gov. Asa Hutchinson after the death of Judge David “Mac” Glover. Due to state law Switzer is prevented from running for the seat. When asked why she’s running, she said she thought being on the Court of Appeals would be the best way she could “serve the people of this state”.


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The body of the missing person, David Danley, was located in a wooded area near his home, according to Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer. Polk County launched a search early on the morning of Wednesday, November 27th for a missing Mena man. Authorities reported Danley had been missing since Monday night or Tuesday morning. Sheriff Sawyer reported the missing person was 76 year old, Danley. Danley resided on Polk County Road 76 East between Mena and Acorn. Search crews searched on foot, with ATVs and by airplane Wednesday morning.

Judge Emily White, center, is running for the position of District 4 Position 2 Arkansas Court of Appeals. White recently, spoke to the members of the We the People Tea Partin in Polk County. Submitted Photo.

Nation’s Report Card States Scores ‘Not Improving’ Fourth and eighth-graders in the state are not improving in math and reading that’s according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card. The report says the results from this year are just about the same as the results from 2015 and 2017. Fourth graders in Arkansas earned a reading score of 215, just one better than the 216 they earned in 2017. This year’s score is lower than the 219 national

average which was down from the 221 achieved just two years ago. Only Alabama and Louisiana scored lower than Arkansas fourth graders in reading. Eighth graders in the state scored an average score of 259 in reading which was down one from the 260 scored in 2017. However, the 259 this year was lower than the national average of 262 also down from two years ago when the national average was 265. The average reading score for eighth graders in reading

was better than the eighth graders average reading score in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama. In math, fourth graders in Arkansas had an average math score of 233 this year which was down from 234 in 2017 and down two points from 2015. The national average for eighth graders in math for this year was 240. Eighth graders scored 274 which remained unchanged from two years ago and below this year’s national average of 281.

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Quorum Court Approves Budget The Polk County Quorum Court met Tuesday night for their regular monthly session with Judge Brandon Ellison presiding. All eleven Justices of The Peace were present, as other elected officials and guests. In addition to routine business, the JPs passed an ordinance to levy 2019 millage rates. The millage rates are voted on by voters, so the annual ordinance, while required, is more of a recognition of the rates by the Court than approval. There was also an ordinance approved that will allow the County to set up a special fund for accounting of BUDGET CONTINUED ON PAGE 15



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From Senator Larry Teague November 29, 2019 LITTLE ROCK – The legislature created the Arkansas Trauma System 10 years ago, with passage of Act 393 of 2009. The trauma system directs emergency responders to the closest hospital that provides the care needed by the trauma victim. That is not always the closest hospital. It’s possible that an ambulance carrying a severely injured person would need to bypass a level four facility, in order to more quickly arrive at a level one facility that can immediately treat the trauma. There are 62 facilities in the system. Six are level one, four are level two, 18 are level three and 34 are level four. The six level one systems can handle the most severe trauma cases. Two are in Little Rock, two are in Memphis and two are in Springfield, Missouri. The level two hospitals are in Little Rock, Springfield, Hot Springs and Fayetteville. The levels do not indicate the quality of care provided by the hospital. It indicates the resources available, for example, whether or not they have a neurologist on call. Establishing the trauma system involved much more than coordinating emergency response teams with the closest hospital that offers appropriate care. The system has distributed grants to hospitals and firms that provide emergency medical services. More than 7,000 nurses have been trained in trauma care over the past 10 years. For anyone who has suffered a traumatic injury, the system has possibly saved their life. Studies indicate that the Arkansas trauma system has lowered the mortality rate for traumat-

ic injuries in Arkansas by 50 percent since 2009. In many cases the system has made care more accessible and convenient for victims and their families. For example, since 2009 the trauma system has evaluated 3,565 burn cases, and one percent of the victims are now transferred out of state for further treatment. Ten years ago 12 percent of burn victims needed to be transferred out of state. Hospitals and public health agencies maintain extremely complex medical records, such as images of X-rays and ultrasounds. The trauma image repository can send images to a facility, before the arrival of the patient, to eliminate the need for duplicate testing and to speed treatment. Arkansas was one of the last states in the country to set up a statewide trauma system, but it’s now the first and only state to operate an ongoing “preventable mortality review.” More than 820 trauma cases have been closely reviewed, with the goal of improving care by streamlining protocols practiced by health care providers, and requiring that trauma care guidelines be more rigorous. The trauma system has purchased 611 radios that operate under the Arkansas Wireless Information Network. The radios allow ambulances to stay in communication with emergency rooms in areas where there is no cell phone service, and in periods when cell service is down. This is vitally important should a natural disaster occur, or an event that affects massive numbers of people in a large area. The Arkansas Trauma System is operated out of the state Health Department. On a regular basis it reports to the Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor.

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Reflections from History and Faith Polk County - Part II By Jeff Olson In last week's column, I payed a small but sincere tribute to our Polk County in honor of her 175th birthday. I wrote about her early history and how her intrinsic natural beauty and people attracted other people from around our country to move here and and make Polk County their home. However, I wasn't able to focus in on some other things I really wanted to. Here I will do so, but again as much as space will allow. While it is a fact that a county, or any municipality for that matter, is first and foremost about people, this goes way beyond just those people we know, remember, or even heard of or read about. It includes the the full spectrum of folks who did the living, the working, the loving, the sacrificing and the dying in their homes and communities over the course of history. So it is with Polk County, Arkansas. Polk County, like thousands of rural counties across America, has been and still is mostly an agrarian county. Her vast treasure of natural resources has provided a source of income for loggers, ranchers, farmers and poultry and swine growers. In addition, and perhaps more important, many generations of county residents depended on these resources for their sustenance in order to survive day in and day out, year in and year out. And, many did so with resourcefulness and ingenuity on land which was hilly and rocky and without much topsoil and natural fertility to begin with. On these small farms, families lived and grew in and around communities such as Acorn, Ascites, Big Fork, Board Camp, Bulger, Cherry Hill, Eagleton, Egger, Gann, Hartley, Howard, Ink, Mountainfork, Nichols, Potter (Old and New), Quito, Rich Mountain, and Rocky. Other communities, such as Cove, Grannis, Hatfield, Hatton,

Wickes and Vandervoort, were essentially birthed by the railroad which brought employment and a way to transport Polk County timber and other products to new markets. All of these communities were important to the lifeblood of Polk County, even though some of them are no longer as vibrant as they once were and some have all but vanished. Faith played a major role in the development and growth of Polk County. Churches were central to the strength and social fabric of local communities and many fellowships abounded throughout the county. Several denominations were and still are represented, reflecting mostly various sects of Christianity. Within her scope of progress, Polk County has experienced internal as well as external growth as we now have a greater diversity of people than ever before, people who contribute to our local culture and economy. The national headquarters of the Christian Motorcyclist Association is located in Hatfield. Founded by Heber Shreve in 1975, this organization has two rallies each year in which motorcyclists from around the country and world journey to Polk County to corporately worship God and enjoy the beauty of Polk County and the surrounding area. Over the past century, tourism has been a factor in Polk County's notoriety and economy, though it didn't begin to accelerate and contribute in a substantial way until well into the 20th century. Actually, it was through tourism that some county growth has taken place as people from out-of-state visiting the area chose to return to relocate and/or retire here. Over 200,000 acres of the Ouachita National Forest is located in Polk County. This affords residents and tourists alike a variety of opportunities for recreation, including

fishing and hunting. Queen Wilhelmina State Park, established in 1957 and located atop Arkansas's second highest peak, offers breathtaking scenery and has campsites, picnic areas, and trails. The fauna and flora of Rich Mountain are quite unique and the history of the three inns that have graced this mountaintop site is a fascinating story. The character of Polk County has been seen not only in the faith and work ethic of her people, but also in their love of country. From the time of the Civil War through today's military conflicts around the world, the fighting men (and later women) of Polk County have responded to duty's call, offering their courage and lives for the cause of America's freedom. Those who payed the ultimate price are recognized and honored in the memorials on our courthouse lawn in Mena. A friend of mine once described Mena and Polk County as the “Garden Spot” of western Arkansas, and he was correct. This garden is a most beautiful creation,

but like all gardens it's preparation and planting are just the beginning. The garden must be tended to on a regular basis or it will wilt and eventually die. We've been very fortunate to have some quality leaders and public servants in Polk County who have worked very hard to keep our “garden” healthy, and in doing so have also kept our home a safer and more vibrant place to live and raise families. These include our local law enforcement and first responders, all to whom we owe much gratitude and respect. Denise and I chose Mena and Polk County to be our home many years ago, and in this decision we have no regrets. Well, maybe we do have a few. We regret not spending more time with the wonderful friends we've made here, many of whom have moved or passed away. Most of them were a part of our church family and their memories, their place in the garden, will remain with us for the remainder of our lives.

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The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. 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.

Southern Region Recreation Managers Meet to Discuss, Plan Roadmap to Sustainable Recreation

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT November 25, 2019 Report from complainant on Rodgers Street in Cove of an attempted break-in. Deputy responded. Report from complainant on Polk 301 near Cherry Hill of problems with an acquaintance concerning a business deal. Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Crystal R. Donelson, 45, of Hatfield, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. November 26, 2019 Report of a domestic disturbance on Gamma Lane near Mena led to the arrest of Bryan M. Terry, 37, of Mena, on two Body Attachment Warrants. Arrested was Tony P. Foster, 34, of Cove, on Warrants for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Appear. November 27, 2019 Report from complainant on Polk 76 East near Acorn of a missing person. The individual was later located. Report from walk-in complainants of issues regarding child custody exchange. Deputy responded. November 28, 2019 Report of a disturbance on Polk 189 near Mena. Deputy responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report of an individual that refused to leave a business on Edgewater Lane in the Shady community led to the arrest of Tericea Pina, 45, of Texas, on a Charge of Criminal Trespass. Report from complainant on Polk 90 near Acorn of vandalism done to a vehicle. Deputy responded. Report from a business on Industrial Lane near Mena of unauthorized individuals on the premises led to a 14-year-old male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Criminal Trespass. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/ guardian. Additional information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. November 29, 2019 Report of the discovery of an abandoned ATV, ramps, tools and a deer stand on Polk 35 near Hatfield. Investigation

continues. Arrested was Jennifer L. Tyler, 45, of Cove, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. Arrested was Becky M. Stroud, 49, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear and three Warrants for Violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law. November 30, 2019 Report from a Mena woman that her juvenile son had ran away. The juvenile was located and returned to his mother. Report from walk-in complainant of issues regarding child custody exchange. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant on Polk 15 near Cove of an individual that refuses to return a vehicle to the owner. Investigation continues. Request from complainant on Powell Lane near Acorn for a welfare check on an elderly family member. Deputy responded. Report of a possible ATV accident on Polk 26 near Hatfield. Deputy responded. No accident had occurred. December 1, 2019 Report from complainant on Dogleg Lane near Big Fork of a missing family member. Investigation continues. Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked three vehicle accidents this week. Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 28 Incarcerated Inmates , with 16 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Recreation program managers from throughout the Southern Region held a meeting to talk about Forest sustainable recreation during the Region 8 Recreation Workshop at the Embassy Suites in Hot Springs National Park, Ark., Nov. 19 - 21. The workshop provided an opportunity for recreation managers to discuss the current Region 8’s 2020 Vision and Primer for Sustainable Recreation, which is part of the Region’s sustainable Recreation Strategy created in December 2015. It includes long term desired outcomes to create a shared vision; achieve visitor satisfaction; protect natural and cultural resources; be financially sustainable; and manage effectively. “The importance of this meeting was to get to personally meet new members of our regional staff, reconnect with other peers in the region, brainstorm together about upcoming projects and strategies that may benefit the entire region and forest, look for opportunities to collaborate with other staffs and share ideas and lessons learned in a personal and intimate manner,” said Robert Duggan, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests recreation supervisor. “Lastly it allows us to put a face to a name which will allow better collaboration and sharing in the future.” The meeting provided an opportunity for the managers to assess their progress over the last four years and to begin to build a plan for the 2025 Vision. “The meeting benefited the recreation managers by helping provide a better understanding of where our sustainable rec-

reation program is currently,” said Chris Sporl, Region 8 director of is Recreation, Wilderness, Heritage, Volunteer & Service Programs. “It also helped to determine what our key focus areas are for the recreation strategy.” Part of the assessment included how, in a time of reduced recreation budgets, National Forests can continue providing the public with high quality recreation opportunities. “Sustainable Recreation doesn’t necessarily mean closing recreation sites,” said Bill Jackson, Ouachita National Forest’s recreation program manager. “It is effective management of those recreation sites over the Increased emphasis on the Region 8 Center of Excellence Volunteer and Service program opportunities is one of the approaches managers employ in their efforts to provide recreation services to the public. “We are going to take the information generated from the meeting and begin crafting those key elements for the 2025 Vision, with the expectation of completing it in fall 2020,” Sporl said. Recreation is an important economic benefit to communities and the nation. Approximately 205,000 jobs are supported through outdoor recreation on the National Forest System and about $13.6 billion dollars is contributed to the nation’s gross domestic product each year. The Southern Region of the Forest Service, based out of Atlanta, Ga., consists of 14 national forests and two special units located in 13 states and Puerto Rico.

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Experience the Magic of the Holidays in Arkansas The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns this week with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. To check out events in your area – and all across the state! – visit TrailofHolidayLights. For more holiday trip planning ideas, go to this month’s edition of “Discover Harrison Courthouse on the Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights. Submitted photo.

Arkansas Legislation Going into Effect January 1

Typically when a bill is passed in the state legislature, if it does not have an emergency clause, it will take effect 90 days after we adjourn. But there are occasions when a specific date is written into the bill. This year, we passed several bills that will take effect January 1, 2020. These impact everything from auto insurance to tax brackets. Here are several pieces of legislation going into effect at the beginning of the year: ACT 182 reduces the top income tax rate from 6.9% to 6.6%. This will lower again to 5.9% in 2021. ACT 869 requires the implementation of the online insurance verification system by January 1, 2020. In a routine traffic stop, the new online verification system allows the officer to confirm in real time whether the vehicle is insured. Under the current system, the insurance data accessed by the officer may be up to 30 days old. ACT 774 requires the Department of Finance and Administration to provide space on individual income tax forms for a taxpayer to designate more than one account for the direct deposit of the taxpayer’s refund beginning with returns filed for tax year January 1, 2020. ACT 1063 provides that a tow facility may tow heavy-duty motor vehicles as part of a law enforcement program if the tow facility is licensed by the Arkansas Towing and Recovery Board, passes safety inspections, and complies with state

and federal laws. ACT 564 requires the annual publication of the county budget and the annual financial report of the county. ACT 653 prohibits state funding of human cloning and destructive embryo research. ACT 1021 establishes the process for governing directed trusts and clarifies the applicability, principal place of administration, excluded powers, limitations, defenses, and duties and liability of trust directors and directed trustees. ACT 866 prohibits a business that is subject to a business closure order by the Department of Finance and Administration from contracting or doing business with the state. ACT 822 extends the net operating loss carry-forward period to eight years for losses occurring in the tax year starting Jan. 1, 2020. ACT 988 amends the law concerning the reemployment of certain retired members of the Arkansas Local Police and Fire Retirement System. The act applies to a member of the system who on or after January 1, 2020, elects to participate in the Local Police and Fire Deferred Retirement Option Plan, retires from the system as a participant in the Local Police and Fire Deferred Retirement Option Plan, or retires from the system. You can find a complete summary of all the legislation passed in 2019 on our website

Arkansas” at discover-arkansas. And, don’t forget to share your own holiday photos with us on Facebook (Arkansas State Tourism) or Instagram (@Arkansas) using #ArkansasTrailofHolidayLights. Now is the perfect time to start planning your own holiday light adventure. Go to to get started!

Providing Reasonable and Responsible Rules for Effective Avian Predator Management Aquaculture is an important component of Arkansas’s agriculture industry. Our state ranks second in the nation in aquaculture production, which includes species like baitfish, catfish, hybrid striped bass and more. Nearly 5,000 water surface acres across the state are used for aquaculture production, and Arkansas fish farmers contributed $71.1 million to our state’s economy in 2017. A growing number of fish farmers have shared with me their frustrations regarding a threat to their fish – the double-crested cormorant. Double-crested cormorants are aquatic birds that eat mostly fish, so when they migrate south for the winter months, Arkansas fish farms make ideal locations for these birds to prey. With adult birds eating a pound of fish a day, they can do serious damage. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates double-crested cormorants cause more than $25 million in damage annually within the aquaculture industry. Aquaculture producers aren’t alone in the fight against avian predators. Arkansas ranchers are increasingly defending their herds against black vultures. These birds are notorious for attacking during the spring and fall calving seasons. These birds have proven to be a costly menace. Producers are left with few options to defend their animals because these predators are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Today, populations

of double-crested cormorant and black vultures are thriving. Still, the protected status prevents producers from taking proactive measures to guard their investment without a valid federal permit. We need a commonsense solution that allows ranchers and aquaculture producers to safeguard their animals. I recently pressed FWS for flexibility so our farmers and ranchers can better protect their livestock or aquaculture. In a letter I led to the agency signed by members of the Senate and House of Representatives, including Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and Congressmen Rick Crawford and Bruce Westerman, we urged the agency to streamline the permitting process and revise its rules to allow greater flexibility for producers to better protect their livelihoods. This summer, cattlemen from Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi met with FWS and USDA to discuss their problems and possible solutions in a roundtable hosted by Congressman Crawford. Legislation has also been introduced in both chambers of Congress. I am a cosponsor of the Cormorant Relief Act, legislation introduced by Senator Cotton that would allow fish farmers to manage the double-crested cormorants targeting their farms. Fish farmers and ranchers need additional tools to defend their livestock and their livelihood. They shouldn’t have to suffer additional financial losses.


obituaries Cecil F. “Tex”


Cecil F. “Tex” Baker went home to be with his Lord on October 26, 2019. He was 94 years old. “Tex” was born in Ada, Oklahoma, on September 21, 1925 to Frank and Leola Baker. Tex was in automobile sales and later in life an entrepreneur. He was a musician who loved Country and Western music and sang and played his guitar at various venues across the country. His music idol was Ernest Tubb who he met many years ago and said he was his friend. Wherever Tex went, he would share the love of Jesus Christ. He never met a stranger and loved everyone. He was a kind man who always had a positive attitude. He is survived by his son Richard Baker and daughter Barbara Sloan, and stepson Royce Hanson and wife Staci, as well as special friends Hope and Tony Main, who he considered his family. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Virginia; his parents; and all his siblings. If you knew Tex, you were indeed blessed. Tex will be dearly missed by his friends and loved ones. His graveside service was held at Owens Chapel Cemetery in Acorn at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2019 with Pastor Steve Ellison officiating.

Patsy E.

Walker Patsy E. Walker age 78 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born March 20, 1941 in Austin, Texas to the late Fritz Funderburgh and the late Irene Josephine Ritchartz Funderburgh. She was married to Ronald Walker for many years. Patsy was an avid bowler with a very competitive nature. She enjoyed flowers, doing yard work and working in her garden. Patsy relished spending time with her grandchildren and family. She was a

December 4, 2019 devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew and loved her. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Walker of Mena, Arkansas. Two sons: Mark Steven Walker and wife Faith of Springfield, Missouri and Kevin Ray Walker and wife Christine of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Three daughters: Karen Rene’ Sleeper and husband Dallas of Pearcy, Arkansas, Dianne Denise Hunter and husband Greg of Mena, Arkansas, and Rhonda Copelin and husband Bobby of Mena, Arkansas Grandchildren: Jennifer, Christopher, Hailey, David, Daniel, Derek, Tyler, Aubrey, Zack, Hana and William. Ten great-grandchildren: She was preceded in death by her parents Fritz Funderburgh and Irene Ford and a brother J.D. Funderburgh. Funeral service will be Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel. Interment will follow in the Nunley Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Family and friends visitation will be Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley- Wood. Pallbearers will be Derek Walker, Tyler Walker, Zack Hunter, William Copelin, Greg Hunter and Bobby Copelin. Online obituary at

Susan Marie


Susan Marie Kennedy, age 55, of Pine Ridge, Arkansas died Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Mena Regional Health System. She was born on Sunday, February 23, 1964 to Charles Havon Jr. and Victoria Elizabeth Foxworth Kennedy in Tylertown, Mississippi. Susan was a lady of faith and love for her family. Her home and her family she made with her husband, Kevin was the most important aspect of her life. Her son, Daniel was her life and loved him with all her heart and soul. MeMe as she was lovingly known by all her nieces and nephews and everyone else, loved to cook meals for everyone that was invited into her house. She was known for her spaghetti and la-

sagna. Susan enjoyed gardening and canning her vegetables she raised. Susan was a Christian and attended Little Hope Baptist Church at Pine Ridge. Susan was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her mother, Vickie Kennedy and her brother in law, David Kennedy. Susan is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Kevin Kennedy of Pine Ridge; her beloved son, Daniel Kennedy of Pine Ridge; her father and his wife, Charles and Barbara Kennedy of Pine Ridge; brothers and sisters in law, Clayton Kennedy of Bogalusa, Louisiana, Ben and Kim Kennedy of Franklinton, Louisiana, Eddie and Tracy Kennedy of Mena and Andy and Stacy Kennedy of Pine Ridge; sisters and brothers in law, Judy and Myron Tullos of Franklinton, Louisiana, Pam and Royce Murphy of Franklinton, Louisiana, Kathy and Alan Morton of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Cindy and Robert Elliot of Plano, Texas, and Deanna and Daniel Armstrong of McKinney, Texas; sisters in law, Dana Froberg of McKinney, Texas and Kathy Polk of Franklinton, Louisiana; several nephews and nieces and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Brother Andy Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena. Visitation will be Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Funeral Home Chapel in Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be her nephews, Ryan Kennedy, Mitchell Murphy, Alex Kennedy, Vince Norman, Anthony Kennedy, Colby Kennedy, Jon Forberg, Josh Froberg, Matt Polk, Mitch Polk and Michael Polk. Online Guestbook:

Jimmy Wayne


Jimmy Wayne Mos, age 69, of Ink, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. He was born on Saturday, December 3, 1949 to George Washington and Willie Leona Wilcox Mos in Ink, Arkansas. Jimmy was an outdoorsman who loved fox hunting, horse races, and watching football. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Jimmy served in Germany during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. Jimmy worked many years at US Motors and working for Jerry

Hansbrough. Jimmy loved to tell stories and talking to people. He had a quick wit. Jimmy was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Mike Mullins and his brothers, Sonny Mos and G.W. Mos. Jimmy is survived by his son, Jeff Mullins of Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughter, Tammy Wilson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two brothers, J.D. Mos of Ink and Windell Mos of Ink; four sisters, Wanda Roberts of Fort Smith, Deloris Pence of Danville, Arkansas, Alba Ayres of Ink and Sally Henry of Mena; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held Friday, November 29, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Concord Cemetery in Ink, Arkansas under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

Wanda Eddlene Red


Wanda Eddlene Red Sterner age 90 formerly of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. She was born on July 31, 1929 in Oklahoma to the late Paul Red and the late Ivy Mandrel Red. Eddlene worked in the Nursing profession, a career she was called to do. She enjoyed raising and growing flowers especially roses and violets. Eddlene and her husband the late Charles Sterner raised four boys into caring, loving and dedicated men. She entered college after raising her family. Above all she loved God, husband and her family dearly. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all. She is survived by: Sons: Aubrey and Ginger Sterner of Mena, Arkansas; David and Vicki Sterner of Van, Texas; Peter Sterner of Benton, Arkansas Daughter-in-law: Kellie Sterner of Mena, Arkansas. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Brother: Gene Red and wife Vicki of Modesto, California Sisters: Teresa Rogers and husband Kent of Modesto, California; Georgia Guinn of Modesto, California. Host of family and friends.

OBITS CONTINUED She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Ivy Red, her husband Charles, son Brian Sterner, grandsons Tony Sterner, Michael Sterner, Kenny Sterner, and a sister Paulene Benson. Memorial service will be Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Lynn Chiles officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Pallbearers will be Billy Sterner, Ben Sterner, Kenny Steele, Corey Sterner, Michael Sterner, and AJ Sterner. Honorary pallbearers are The Nursing and Administration of Montgomery County Nursing Home and Rich Mountain Nursing Home. Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.comenjoyed flowers, doing yard work and working in her garden. Patsy relished spending time with her grandchildren and family. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew and loved her. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Walker of Mena, Arkansas. Two sons: Mark Steven Walker and


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wife Faith of Springfield, Missouri and Kevin Ray Walker and wife Christine of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Three daughters: Karen Rene’ Sleeper and husband Dallas of Pearcy, Arkansas, Dianne Denise Hunter and husband Greg of Mena, Arkansas, and Rhonda Copelin and husband Bobby of Mena, Arkansas Grandchildren: Jennifer, Christopher, Hailey, David, Daniel, Derek, Tyler, Aubrey, Zack, Hana and William. Ten great-grandchildren: She was preceded in death by her parents Fritz Funderburgh and Irene Ford and a brother J.D. Funderburgh. Funeral service will be Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel. Interment will follow in the Nunley Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Family and friends visitation will be Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley- Wood. Pallbearers will be Derek Walker, Tyler Walker, Zack Hunter, William Copelin, Greg Hunter and Bobby Copelin. Online obituary at

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The National Geographic Society will hold the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades on Friday December 13th at the Mena High School Performing Arts Center beginning at 8:30 a.m. The champion of the Mena School District Geography Bee will advance to the next round where they’ll face a qualifying test in order to advance to the state competition. As many as 100 qualifiers will compete at the state level across the nation. The winners of the State GeoBees will receive an all expenses paid trip to the National GeoBee Championship in the Spring in the 2020. Students will be competing for cash prizes, scholarships, and an all expenses paid Lindblad expedition to the Galapagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavor II. The National Geographic Society developed the National Geographic GeoBee in 1989 in response to concerns about the lack of geographic knowledge.

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Vounteers Turn Out to Help Keep Arkansas Beautiful Keep Arkansas Beautiful’s (KAB) annual fall Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC) attracted more than 7,000 volunteers in 58 counties who removed

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Arkansas Produces the Stradivarius of Turkey Calls and Butterball Capitol of the World LITTLE ROCK – An Arkansan you probably don’t know about was responsible for a lot of the turkey that made it to the Thanksgiving table a hundred-twenty years ago. That was long before Arkansas became the Number 3 producer of turkeys in the United States. Did you know that every Butterball turkey that shows up at Thanksgiving in the United States came from Arkansas? Every year, our turkey farmers raise 32 million turkeys, which weigh in at 595 million pounds, or 30,000 tons. The turkey industry creates and supports 20,000 jobs in Arkansas with an average of $46,000 in wages and benefits. Turkeys contribute $304 million a year to our economy. In 2018, the industry was responsible for nearly $5 billion in total economic activity throughout the state. But in the late 1800s, a Thanksgiving turkey wasn’t always so easy to get. Today, I’m going to share the story of a man who changed that, at least for people who wanted wild turkeys for their table.

Henry C. Gibson was a farmer who lived in Dardanelle. He was a manager for the Western Arkansas Hedge and Wire Fence Company. In 1897, he and a partner from Arkadelphia patented a turkey call that was a simple wooden box. A thin paddle is attached to the top of the box. When you scrape the paddle across the top, it makes the various sounds of a turkey. Randy Zellers of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says the Gibson Box Call is the most trusted and copied turkey call in the history of turkey calls. To the untrained human ear, the sound is like fingernails on a chalk board. Randy says that while many others have built similar calls over the years, the basic design hasn’t changed. With a couple hours of practice, even a beginner can sound like a turkey. The sound from the Gibson box has a way of cutting through the wind better than other types of turkey calls. Collectors have paid thousands of dollars for a Gibson Box. Fathers hand them

down to their children. Will Primos is a call-maker in Mississippi who has hunted turkey in Arkansas. He calls the Gibson Box the Stradivarius of turkey calls. Several years ago, an elderly customer at his family’s restaurant gave him a Gibson Box that her father had given her. He later donated it to the National Wild Turkey Federation’s museum in North Carolina. At the turn of the last century, the Gibson Box helped hunters put a lot of Thanksgiving turkeys on the family table. The story of Henry Gibson is like the story

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Group Pushes for Casino Gambling in Arkansas A group called Arcade Arkansas has filed paperwork for the purpose of collecting signatures in the state in hopes of placing a constitutional amendment on the ballot in 2020 to make casino type gambling legal in the state. If passed coin operated machines would be legal in the state according to Family Council’s Ken Yang. The amendment would allow a store in Arkansas to have up to ten coin operated machines. Yang says “we have already estimated that’s over 15,000 machines here in the state of Arkansas”. He also said, “people could gamble 24 hours a day”. Arcade Arkansas submitted the proposed amendment to the Secretary of

State’s office in September. According to the SOS, the proposed amendment’s language contains a new 20% tax on coin operated machines in the state with 100% of that tax revenue going to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. However, the Family Council has an issue with the money going to the Arkansas Scholarship Fund. Yang said “currently this fiscal year the Scholarship is at 14.2% given to scholarships”. Arcade Arkansas will have to gather approximately 90,000 signatures of registered voters by July 3 of next year in order for the measure to be placed on the November ballot.


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year with 8 straight wins. That team ended up being defeated in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Arkansas will now face Austin-Peay on Tuesday for the fifth time ever. The Hogs won last year’s matchup 76-65.


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Thursday, Dec 5th

• 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 meets 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. • 4:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous Women’s Meeting at the ABC Club, at 1159 Highway 71 South., Mena. (479)216-4606 or (479)243-0297. • 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – LIVE Country & Gospel Music. Open to the public at the Daisy Room, Janssen Florist in downtown Mena. • 5:30 p.m. – Weight Watchers meets at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Education Wing, West End. Call (479)2342297 for more information. • 6:00 p.m. – Disabled American Veterans & Auxiliary Meeting and Potluck. Meeting follows dinner, American Legion at Veteran’s Park at Acorn. • 7:00 p.m. – Big Fork RVFD Business Meeting & Training will be at the Fire Station. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club, 1159 Highway 71 South, Mena. (479)216-4606 or (479)2430297. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn, next to The Crossing Church. • 7:00 p.m. – The Ink RVFD Business Meeting & Training will be at the community building. • 7:30 p.m. – Dallas Masonic Lodge #128 meets at the Mena Lodge located in the Old Post Office by Janssen Park.

Friday, Dec 6th

• 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 368 Polk Road 50. • 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

December 4, 2019 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)2430297. • 9:30 p.m. – Karaoke Contest at Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 3091 Hwy. 71 North. $5 Entry fee. Must be 21 years old.

Saturday, Dec 7th

• 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. • 1:00 p.m. – There will be an M.S.A.A. Support Group meeting in Room 156 at UA-Rich Mountain. • 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)2164606.

Sunday, Dec 8th

• 2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club, 1159 Highway 71 South, Mena. (479)216-4606 or (479)2430297. • 3:00 p.m. – Worship Service is held at Sulphur Springs Church.

Monday, Dec 9th

• 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. • 1:30 p.m. – Polk County Genealogical Society will meet at the Polk County Library. • 3:00 p.m. – The Airport Commission Meeting will be held at the UA-Rich Mountain Boardroom in the Spencer Building, 1100 College Drive. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Highway 71 North, Acorn. • 6:00 p.m. – Democratic Party of Polk County meets at Papa’s Mexican Café. Anyone interested is welcome. You do not have to be a member. • 6:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America Troop 92 meets at First United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. • 6:30 p.m. – Mena Communi-

ty Choir practice at the First Methodist Church. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club 1159 Hwy 71, S., 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.

Tuesday, Dec 10th

• 8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardner 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 weigh-ins, followed by a meeting. • 6:00 p.m. – Home Front Warriors CMA Chapter 377 Bible Study at the Limetree Restaurant. Public is invited. • 6:00 p.m. – American Legion Post 18 Potluck Dinner, at Veteran’s Park in Acorn, with meeting to follow at 7 p.m. • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Polk County Housing Authority Community Room LIVE Country and Gospel music. • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Hatfield Jam Session at the Hatfield Auditorium. All musicians/singers and listeners welcome. Refreshments served, cookies or finger foods accepted. • 6:30 p.m. – Shady Fire and Rescue District 10 will meet at the Shady Community Center. • 7:00 p.m. – The Dallas Valley R.V.F.D. will meet for training at the Firehouse. • 7:00 p.m. – The Acorn Fire and Rescue will meet at the Fire Department. • 7:00 p.m. – Ross-Tunnell Post #249 will meet at the Wickes Community Center. • 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)3896412. 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. • 12:00 p.m. – Quality of Life Outreach meeting at Lavilla Restaurant. • 5:30 p.m. – Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Bible Study Service. • 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. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club, 1159 Highway 71 South, Mena. (479)216-4606 or (479)2430297.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Chambers Bank is accepting sealed bids on the following equipment until Thursday, December 19th at 12:00pm. These items will be sold as is with no warranty whether inplied or otherwise inferred, as to their condition or fitness for any particular purpose. Chambers Bank reserves the right to refuse any and all bids which it deems inappropriate. These items may be inspected by appointment only by contacting Tanner Hooper at 479-394-5161. All bids should be addressed to the attention of; Tanner Hooper, Chambers Bank, 300 Hwy 71 South, Mena, AR Make and Model: 2015 Kioti RX6620 Tractor Serial Number: NP6600066 Make and Model: 2015 Lewis DB2 Poultry House Keeper Serial Number: 7927 Make and Model: 1987 Ford 3910 Tractor with Front End Loader and Brush Hog Serial Number: BB25748

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TEA PARTY CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Judge White, in the past, has served as deputy executive director of the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission, was managing attorney for a law practice in central Arkansas, where she oversaw all aspects of civil and criminal litigation, and served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for both the 6th and 22nd Judicial Districts. After receiving her undergraduate

degree from Henderson State University, she graduated from the William H. Bown School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Juris Doctorate. Judge White and her husband, David Lengefeld, have been married for 16 years and have two school age daughters. White’s family has lived in the Hot Spring County area for over 100 years.

accounting of a motor fuel tax that will come from the State and can only be used for certain things, by legislative action, necessitating the extra accounting. The 2020 Polk County Budget, which had been discussed at the previous Quorum Court Meeting and a Budget and Finance Committee Meeting, totaling $11,600,537.83 was approved unanimous-


BUDGET CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 There were no comments from the public. The December Quorum Court Meeting will be held on December 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., a day earlier than normal to avoid meeting on Christmas Eve. Quorum Court meetings are open to the public.


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