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K EN A-FM 104.1, K QOR-FM 105.3, and 1450AM, The Polk County Pulse weekly print newspaper, online publication, MyPulseN, and several annual and bi-annual magazines including East to West. ““I am pleased and honored to be involved with K EN A and The Pulse, if only temporarily, to insure that things continue to run smoothly, and be a part of some exciting new things coming,” said Daniel. Daniel began in radio at age 14. He has owned, managed, and built stations in several states. He moved to Mena 31 years ago to be the morning host of K EN A and has been affiliated with in several capacities over the years. Daniel now works as a technical and compliance consultant for a number of stations, manages tower sites, and does volunteer work for several Christian radio stations. He is a Past President of the Mena/ Polk County Chamber, former member of the Polk County Quorum Court, longtime president of Pine Crest Cemetery, and member of Grace Bible Church. Daniel enjoys amateur (ham) radio in spare time, as well as history. He is married to Leslie Stewman Daniel who is a Mena native and kindergarten teacher in Mena. They have one daughter, Chris Ann Grotzinger, who along with her husband, Aaron, lives in Houston. e is e cited about coming back to his home station, saying, ven though I have been affiliated with a number of radio stations over the years in several states, K EN A is what I consider to be my “home” station always will be. I am thankful that Jack Reeves and Ed Stevenson gave me the opportunity to do what I enjoy, and appreciative of the trust Jay Bunyard has given me to help.” Ouachita Broadcasting, namely K EN A, has been serving the local community for nearly 70 years. N ielsen ratings prove K EN A-FM to be the radio station of choice to begin everyone’ s day with an average listenership of 9,500. K QOR-FM has an average audience share of more than 5,300. The Polk County Pulse began in August 2007 and has now grown to 8,000 print and an average of 24,000 online readers. Daniel will serve as Interim until further notice. Owner Jay Bunyard said, “Everything is business as usual with no interruptions in radio, newspaper, online, and magazine publications.”

Fugitive CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE wanted out of Chatham County, Georgia for numerous charges including Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution, Home Invasion, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, and Aggravated Sodomy with Force (reportedly on a minor under the age of 10). Sawyer reported that at approximately 2:15 p.m., the Polk County heriff’s Office, rkansas Game and Fish, and 18th Judicial West Drug Task orce conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle just south of Wickes. Jose’ Maria Perez was the passenger in the vehicle and was arrested without incident. The driver of the vehicle, Marco Ruiz, age 30, of DeQueen, Arkansas was also arrested. Charges on Ruiz are pending. According to reports, Jose Maria Perez was an inmate in Georgia and was mistakenly released on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The inmate that was supposed to be released had a similar name – Jose Lopez-Perez, who had been booked for I and traffic charges. Following receiving information that Jose Maria Perez might be located in south Polk County, Sawyer and his deputies took quick action, apprehending the subject. Perez was transported to the Polk County Detention Center where he will remain pending extradition to Chatham County, Georgia.

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................................................................................................................................ He is survived by wife, Tonia Devries of Morris and Laura Louise Houseman Payne in her daughter, Carolyn Burnside of Siloam FOKKE the home; sons, Austin Devries of Mena, Palo Alto, California. Springs, Arkansas; her sister, Dorothy Reese (DUTCH) Arkansas, Ian Devries of Mena, Arkansas; Patricia spent her life serving God and of St. Petersburg, Florida; seven grandchilstepsons, Taylor Wiseman of Mena, Arkan- others. She graduated as a Registered N urse dren and seven great-grandchildren, and a DEVRIES

Fokke (Dutch) Devries, age 65 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away February 5, 2018 in Mena. He was born in Leeuwarden, Holland on January 5, 1953 to Franz and Antje Devries. Dutch was married to Tonia Fussell Devries for 6 happy years. He worked as a Chief Information Officer for ealthy Connections as a computer technologist. In his younger days, Dutch played professional soccer in Holland. He was tech savvy and always had to have the latest and greatest phone. He always had a smiling face and was one of the kindest and friendliest souls you would ever meet. Dutch loved his family and grandchildren; they were his pride and joy. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him. Everyone will miss his smile.

sas, Jacob Bobo of Ft. Worth, Texas; daughter, Amber Devries of Mena, Arkansas; stepdaughter, N icole Bobo of Ft. Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Jaycie, Valarie, Silas, and Landon; and brother, Ger Devries. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. Memorial service was held Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with oreen Tapley as officiant. rrangements were made under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

PATRICIAL LOUISE LAWRY Patricia Louise Lawry, age 84, of Mena, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the N ational Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born on Wednesday, January 10, 1934, to Phillip

from Madison College and worked as an RN in Tennessee and Colorado. She was very active in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Patricia served as a Sabbath School Superintendent and as a teacher in the children’ s divisions. She was very involved with the local food pantry and soup kitchen. She was a supporter of “The Voice of Prophecy,” “It is Written,” and “The Quiet Hour.” She was an avid quilter and enjoyed scrapbooking. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Patricia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, and will be missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter, Penny Lawry. Patricia is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert Lawry of Mena; her son and daughter in law, Richard and Regina Lawry of Mena; her daughter and son in law, Jeannie and Dewey Amos of Ashland, Missour; and

host of other relatives and friends. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Lawry was sent for cremation under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home. In lieu of owers, the family re uests that donations be made to the Maranatha Volunteer International One Day Church, 990 Reserve Drive, # 100, Roseville, California 95678. https:/ / programs/ one-dayprogram/ one-day-church/ Online Guestbook:

JOSEPH “RICKY” FLETCHER Joseph “Ricky” Fletcher, age 64, of Heavener, Oklahoma, died


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