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Lost Hiker Found Safe in Ouachita National Forest By Sam Jordan & Staff Reporters (MENA) What started out to be a day hike turned out to be an incredible story of survival! Joshua McClatchy of Texas was rescued late Friday night about four miles off the Buckeye Trail in Southeast Polk

County after a six day search. Rescuers, who had to sprint down a 2.7 mile route and then roped down a dangerous mountain to rescue him, Crews finally reached McClatchy at 11:44pm Friday

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Joshua McClatchy who was lost in the Ouachita National Forest for nearly a week, being loaded into an awaiting ambulance after being resuced in the Ouachita National Forest. Submitted photo.

By Sam Jordan (MENA) The University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain will be undertaking a few projects that will see four new buildings and one existing building that will see renovations and an addition. Doctor Phillip Wilson, Chancellor of the University announced on Tuesday evening of the upcoming projects “that will be transformative” in nature and take the university to a more competitive level with other similar schools in the University of Arkansas system. The $7.5 million student housing building will see four buildings that will comprise of 102 beds and that will also include studio apartments, a community room and laundry area. The four buildings will provide 37,268 square feet of space.

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Building “A” will provide thirty-two beds. Building “B” will house thirty-four beds, with two studio apartments. Building “C” will house forty-two beds, with two studio apartments. Each building will will have two floors of space. The only difference will be that Building A and B, will be constructed as four, two story structures. Building C will be five, two story structures. The community / laundry room area will be in a separate one story building. The Ode Maddox Building will see over 5200 square feet of renovations, in addition to a 3210 square foot expansion to that building. The buildings will be located behind the Ouachita Center, on the Western end of the campus.

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42nd Annual Lum & Abner Festival In The Books (MENA) The 42nd Annual Lum and Abner Festival is in the books and plans are already underway for the 43rd event, after a week or so of much needed rest, if that’s possible. Organizers were happy with the great weather and the large turnout of visitors from near and far for the event sponsored by the Mena A & P Commission. Commission member James Earl Turner stated on Saturday afternoon “that you couldn’t ask for a better atmosphere” for the biggest event of the year in the county. Mena Mayor Seth Smith also echoed

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those same sentiments and was encouraged by the numerous individuals that he met that were from out of town. Mena / Polk County Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director Ashley Smith and her staff and host of volunteers worked extremely hard at making sure that the event went off without a hitch. Smith had contingencies in place, in the remote chance of rain that was initially forecasted for Friday night. But, Mother Nature was on the side of Smith and the commission.

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UA Rich Mountain Awarded $204K Grant from ANCRC

(MENA) The University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain has been awarded a $204,644 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) to provide critical upgrades and restoration to the DeQueen Street armory. The college has previously received grants from the same council that provided for the major renovations to the armory in 2003, to construct the amphitheater on the main campus, and build the walking trails surrounding the campus that many of the community use every day. These necessary funds will provide the historic building a new roof, flashing, restoration of the plaster damaged from water leaks, refinishing the floor in the gym and one of the downstairs classrooms, new front doors and kitchen appliances, as well as repainting the interior and exterior. The building is property of the college and is used by numerous community youth sports teams for practices, games, and most recently the Lum & Abner 3 on 3 basketball tournament. The ANCRC was established by the Arkansas Legislature in 1987 by Arkansas Act

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729 (Arkansas Code §15-12-101 through 15-12-103) The Act created the ANCRC to manage and supervise grants and trust fund for the acquisition, management, and stewardship of state-owned properties acquired or used for ANCRC approved purposes. The grants are funded through the state’s real estate transfer tax. The ANCRC consists of eleven voting members. Grants from this fund are for projects that protect and maintain state-owned natural areas,

historic sites, and outdoor recreation. Diann Gathright was the author of the grant proposal submitted by UA Rich Mountain. Chancellor Dr. Phillip Wilson said he is grateful for the council’s award, “I am grateful for these funds to make these very necessary repairs and for Dr. Gathright’s continued advocacy to preserve and protect this historic building that provides a very necessary venue to the community.”

Tornado Sighting in Mena (MENA) Tornado sirens in Mena went off Thursday afternoon around 3:50pm. National Weather Service notified Mena Fire Department to sound the sirens, after numerous sightings by the public. The Arkansas State Police, Mena Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s De-

partment officials toured an area between Mena Regional Hospital and Aubrey Tapley Park on the North end of Mena. After surveying the area, officials determined that the tornado did not touch down, or create any damage to the vicinity.

Arkansas National Guardsman Dies in Virginia (BENTONVILLE) Private Aaron Robinson of Cave Springs died while training with the Arkansas National Guard in Virginia, a Guard spokesman said Tuesday. Robinson's roommate found him unresponsive Saturday morning, accroding to

Major William Phillips, an Arkansas National Guard spokesman. The family was notified and the cause of death has not been determined yet, according to Phillips.

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Reflections from History & Faith By Jeff Olson Father's Day has its own unique American origin and symbolically represents a foundational component of our culture. The inspiration for the first Father's Day came from William Jackson Smart, an Arkansas veteran of the Civil War. Smart raised five children on his own after his wife died giving birth to their sixth child in 1898. His daughter, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, wanted to honor her father for his devotion and got the idea of setting a special day to honor fathers from a sermon she heard on Mother's Day in 1909. Dodd drew up a petition recommending the adoption of a national father's day to be celebrated during June, the month of her father's birthday. Through Sonora Dodd's efforts, the support of the Spokane Ministerial Association and the local Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Spokane celebrated the first Father's Day on June 19, 1910. Over the years, many resolutions were introduced to make the day an official national celebration. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge recommended the widespread observance of Father's Day to "establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations." In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson officially proclaimed it a national holiday and in 1972 President Richard Nixon signed Father's Day into law. The vital role of fathers has been extolled throughout history in virtually every religion and culture. It was abundantly clear to our Founding Fathers that families with both mothers and fathers were critical to the well-being of children. John Adams wrote, "The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families.... How is it possible that Children can have any just

Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant Infidelity to their Mothers?" His wife Abigail wrote, "What is it that affectionate parents require of their Children; for all their care, anxiety, and toil on their accounts? Only that they would be wise and virtuous, Benevolent and kind." James Wilson stated, "It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness." According to Christian author and speaker, Dr. Edwin Cole, “the lack of effective, functioning fathers is the root cause of America's social, economic and spiritual crises." Writer and editor Mark Alexander states "The failure of fatherhood is more than just a social problem; it is a menacing national security threat. The collective social pathology of the fatherless has dire consequences for the future of Liberty, free enterprise and the survival of our republican form of government as outlined by our Constitution." Most importantly, we are commanded by God to honor our fathers and mothers (Exodus 20:12, Ephesians 6:2), and not just two days out of each year. This we do, not only through love and respect, but in continuing the moral and virtuous qualities of their legacies through the lives we lead. Fatherhood, like motherhood, best serves God's design and purpose and finds its most complete and enduring expression within the marriage covenant.

Governor Hutchinson intends to grant pardons to the Randy C. Bennett of Waldron and Michael Real of Fort Smith. Seven other individuals from elsewhere in the state, were also selected to be pardoned with the announcement by the Governor. There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the notices before final action is taken.

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U.S. Forest Service Invites Public Comment on Proposed Recreation Fee Changes (RUSSELLVILLE) Officials from The Ozark-St. Francis National Forests are inviting the public to provide feedback by July 5 on proposals to change recreation fees across the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests. Current pricing at National Forest sites have remained static for over a decade and not kept pace with non-federal recreation sites providing similar services and amenities. In addition, many sites have received various improvements and upgrades such as new vault toilets, parking areas, new trails water systems and a new shooting range. “These proposals are the forest’s second round of fee changes, which began in 2018, and includes 16 day-use areas, three group camping areas, two picnic pavilions, an amphitheater, four OHV Trail systems, and one shooting range,” said Robert Duggan, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests recreation program manager. The change in fees will help establish a consistent fee schedule on the OzarkSt. Francis National Forests and allow for continued operation, maintenance, and improvement of existing recreation

facilities. Forest officials will assess the comments and concerns prior to any proposals being presented to the Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee. The Recreation RAC is a citizen’s advisory committee that represents a broad array of recreational interests. The Regional Forester will make a decision after receiving recommendations on the fee proposals from the committee. The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 allows the Forest Service to keep 95% percent of fees collected at recreation sites to use locally in the operation, maintenance and improvements of these sites. The list of proposed fee changes can be viewed on the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests website at https://www. fs.usda.gov/detailfull/osfnf/home/?cid=FSEPRD637290. For more information, or to provide comments about this fee proposal for the Regional Advisory Committee to consider, please contact Robert Duggan on the Ozark-St. Francis at (479) 964-7238, or by email at OSFNF_Rec_Comments@ fs.fed.us.

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Governor Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency (LITTLE ROCK) Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his intent to grant 9 pardons. An additional 44 clemency requests were denied and 5 had no action taken upon it. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates. The applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole and probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences.

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Polk County Arraignment Report State Of Arkansas vs. Joni L. McKee White Female / Date of Birth: 11/15/1980 Date of Offense: June 1, 2019 Count #1: POSSESSION OF A SCHEDULED II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE On / About June 1, 2019, did unlawfully possessed Methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in an amount less than two Grams. Class D Felony. Count #2: POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHANALIA On / About June 1, 2019, did possess with the purpose to use the drug paraphernalia to store, contain or conceal a controlled substance, That is Methamphetamine or Cocaine. Class D Felony. Count #3: POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHANALIA On / About June 1, 2019, did possess with the purpose to use the drug paraphernalia to inject, incest, inhale or otherwise introduce Methamphetamine into the human body. Class D Felony. State Of Arkansas vs. Karson B. Crawford White Male / Date of Birth: 09/29/1992 Date of Offense: June 2, 2019 Count #1: POSSESSION OF A SCHEDULED II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE On / About June 2, 2019, did unlawfully possessed Methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in an amount less than two Grams. Class D Felony. Count #2: POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHANALIA On / About June 2, 2019, did possess with the purpose to use the drug paraphernalia to store, contain or conceal a controlled substance, That is Methamphetamine or Cocaine. Class D Felony. Count #3: POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHANALIA On / About June 2, 2019, did possess with the purpose to use the drug paraphernalia to inject, incest, inhale or otherwise introduce Methamphetamine into the human body. Class D Felony. Count #4: POSSESSION OF A SCHEDULE IV OR V CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE On / About June 2, 2019 did unlawfully possess a Schedule IV or Schedule V controlled substance, Diazepam, with an aggregate weight, including an adulterant or diluent, of less than twenty-eight grams. Class A

Misdemeanor. Count #5: POSSESSION OF A SCHEDULE I OR II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE On / About June 2, 2019 did unlawfully possess a Schedule I or Schedule II controlled substance, Vyvanse, with an aggregate weight, including an adulterant or diluent, of less than two grams. Class D Felony. Count #6: DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED. On / About June 2, 2019 operated or was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated, or operated, or was in excess of eight-hundredths (0.08) or more by weight of alcohol in their blood as determined by chemical text of their blood, urine, breath, or other bodily substance. Unclassified Misdemeanor. State Of Arkansas vs. David Chase Egger White Male / Date of Birth: 07/22/1989 Date of Offense: February 6, 2019 Count #1: FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH SEX AND CHILD OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS On / About February 6, 2019, did unlawfully and feloniously fail to report a change of address, or otherwise failed to register or verify registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration Act of 1997. Class C Felony. The State of Arkansas intends to pursue enhanced penalties pursuant to Arkansas Code Annotated 5-4-501 due to the fact that he has been convicted of more than one (1) felony, but fewer than four (4) felonies. State Of Arkansas vs. David Chase Egger White Male / Date of Birth: 07/22/1989 Date of Offense: February 6, 2019 Count #1: DELIVERY OF METHAMPHETAMINE OR COCAINE On / About January 28, 2019, did acting alone or as an accomplice, deliver METHAMPHETAMINE to another person in an quantity of less than two grams by aggregate weight, including diluents or adulterants. Class C Felony. Count #2: DELIVERY OF METHAMPHETAMINE OR COCAINE On / About February 20, 2019, did acting alone or as an accomplice, deliver METHAMPHETAMINE to another person in an quantity of less than two grams by aggregate weight, including diluents or adulterants. Class C Felony. State of Arkansas vs. Ashley Cain (Arrest Warrant-$5,000 Bond) White / Female. DOB: 08/19/1994 Count #1: Probation Violation. Original Offense: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Class D Felony

Polk County Sheriff Department Report June 3, 2019 Report of a suspicious vehicle on Highway 88 East near Mena led to the arrest of Karson B. Crawford, 26, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of Meth/Cocaine, Possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance, Possession of a Schedule IV/V Controlled Substance, Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and DWI-Drugs. Report from complainant on Polk 76 West near Mena of an individual that had taken a vehicle without permission then refused to return it. The vehicle was located and returned to the owner. A Citation for Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License was issued to Renee D. Veal, 47, of Hatfield. June 4, 2019 Report of a disturbance on Highway 8 West near Mena. Deputies responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Arrested was Natasha S. N. Drager, 20, of Mena, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct. June 5, 2019 Report from complainant on Butler Circle in Hatfield of damage done to a vehicle window. Deputy responded. Report from a Mena woman of being harassed by an acquaintance. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. June 6, 2019 Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Cove of the theft of a rocking chair, valued at $75.00. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 63 in Board Camp of unauthorized persons in their residence. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Arrested was Freddy Sappington, 42, of Grannis, on Warrants for Terroristic Threatening 1st Degree and Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree. June 7, 2019 Report from complainant on Polk 267 near Cove of a break-in to their residence. Investigation continues. Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Jessica P. Medina, 36, of Dequeen, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. June 8, 2019 Report from complainant on Polk 117 near Mena of the theft of a fence charger and wire. Investigation continues. Arrested was Kenneth J. Chaney, 24, of Mena, n a Warrant for a Parole Hold. June 9, 2019 Traffic stop on Highway 71 South led to the arrest of Isiaha T. Sipe, 21, of Mena, on a Charge of Possession of Methamphetamine. Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked one vehicle accident this week. Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 24 Incarcerated Inmates , with 7 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Report (LITTLE ROCK) The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Program announced recently that they had collected $92,818,363.50 in lottery proceeds. Overall, in Polk County only $11,315.00 was spent on the Mega Millions jackpot in May. Meanwhile, $13,961.00 was spent on tickets for the Powerball jackpots. Across the state, $2,279,719.00 was invested in the Mega Millions drawings and $2,570,407.00 was spent on Powerball drawings. Lottery ticket sales in Polk County amounted to only $181,979.50. Compared to Montgomery County at $35,232.50.

Family of Slain Ex-State Senator Express Feelings (POCAHONTAS) The family of former state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith of Pocahontas is "surprised, upset, angered and saddened” by her death and "at a loss for words in describing the feelings and emotions that we are currently going through,” a spokesman for the family said Tuesday. Collins-Smith was found dead outside her home last week, and law enforcement agencies are investigating the case as a homicide. During a remembrance ceremony at the state Capitol on Tuesday, former Collins-Smith spokesman Ken Yang read a statement that he said is is from her father, Benny Collins; son Butch Smith; and daughter Tate Williams. “We want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and prayers during this difficult time,” the family said in the statement, which also noted they are "unable to speak about the ongoing investigation.” The family said that it’s confident that the Randolph sheriff's office and Arkansas State Police are using all resources available to investigate what happened and to “put our hearts and minds at ease."

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Boots and Badges To Compete In Blood Drive At Historic Armory (MENA) The Mena Police and Fire Departments, along with the Polk County Sheriffs Department will be battling each other during the annual Mena Boots and Badges Community Challenge Blood Drive on Monday, June 24th at the old historic Armory in downtown Mena. The event will take place from Noon to 6 p.m. Fire Chief Steve Egger, Police Chief Tommy Stueart and Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer each believe that their respective department will get the most donations. You can make it interesting by choosing which department will be credited with your blood. Officials are asking that you “Be A Hero… Give Blood” and go out that day to make a difference in the community. The event is co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain and the Arkansas Blood Institute. Each donor will receive one entry to Magic Springs and also a limited edition Boots & Badges T-Shirt, while they last. To schedule an appointment for the event, call (877) 3408777 or visit www.obi.org

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BISMARK Nora Lou Bismark, age 75, of Mena, Arkansas died Monday, June 3, 2019 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on Saturday, November 27, 1943 to Harvey Tillman and Flora Emaline Cogburn in Mena, Arkansas. Nora was a member at the Wickes Nazarene Church since 1977 where she worked with the children’s ministry and women’s bible study groups throughout that time. She had a servant’s heart and was one of the friendliest people you could ever meet. Nora and her husband, Bill farmed for many years in Cove and Hatton. She belonged to the Cove Lioness Club and the Witherspoon Cemetery Board. She loved Gospel music, gardening in her flower beds, traveling, and most of all, her family. Nothing gave her more joy than helping her family. Nora was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Bismark; one brother, Billy Ray Cogburn; and one sister, Betty Ansley. Nora is survived by her four daughters and sons in law; Beth Bismark of McKinney, Texas, Kimberly and Mike Sykora of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, Deanna and Daniel Kimball of Louisville, Kentucky, and Melinda and Tony Deramus of Mena; one sister, Dessie Mae Evans of Piqua, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Zachary Sykora and wife, Meredith of Hot Springs Village, Tyler Sykora and wife, Samantha of Kansas City, Missouri, Bismark Kimball of Louisville, Kentucky, Bradley Deramus, Brandon Deramus, Jacob Deramus, and Gracie Deramus all of Mena; four great grandchildren; sister in law, Elizabeth Bismark Frachiseur of Grannis; brother in law, Paul Bismark and wife, Jeanie of Magnolia, Arkansas; special nieces and nephew,

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Darla Brooks of Benton, Arkansas, Donald Ansley of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Bonita Kent of Mena, and Jennifer Simmons of Mena; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral service was held Friday, June 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Wickes, Arkansas with Reverend David Baker officiating. Interment followed at the Witherspoon Cemetery. No visitation was planned. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Zachary Sykora, Tyler Sykora, Bradley Deramus, Brandon Deramus, Jacob Deramus, Cory Lewellen, Nicolas Kent, and Bismark Kimball. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Witherspoon Cemetery, in care of Leola Rye, at 246 Polk 15, Cove, AR 71937. Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

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WHITE Connie Sue White age 64 of Cove, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Connie was born on October 31, 1954 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Clyde Ryan and the late Betty Wilkinson Ryan. She was married to Timothy L. White and was a homemaker. Connie was a very faithful and dedicated member of the Midway Pentecostal Church in Cove. She dearly loved her church family. She is survived by her husband, Timothy White of Cove, Arkansas; sisters: Shirley Torres of Houston, Texas, Martha Pruitt and husband Jack of Hatfield, Arkansas, and Judy Smith of Greenwood, Arkansas; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Betty Wilkinson Ryan; and her first husband, Bill Knight. Funeral service was Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel. Interment followed in the Six Mile Cemetery with Brother Tim Smedley officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Pallbearers were Allen Starr, Paul Hamm, Charles Fairless, Tony Smedley, Steve Oglesby, and Keith Baker. General Visitation. Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

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HOUSTON James Howard Houston (Jimmy) passed from this life on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Ft. Smith, AR. Jimmy was born on July 27, 1943 in Glendale, Arizona, to Elva Maude Gibson Houston and Nova Houston. Jimmy was the sixth of 12 kids. His dad moved the family more than a few times for construction work, eventually ending up back on the old homestead in Winfield, AR. While in high school back in Arkansas, he met and married the love of his life, Doris Jean Goddard. Together they raised 4 children, Danny, Angie, Jarrod and Michael. Jimmy started Houston Wood Products in 1974, and in 1977 expanded to a larger saw mill on Ross Creek Road in Waldron. Working with lumber was his passion, though he never wanted to cut a tree from his own property! He retired from the milling business in 2007 after an accident that left him partially disabled. Jimmy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 58 years, Doris Houston of the home; son, Danny Houston (Pam) of Waldron, AR; daughter, Angie Graves (Steve) of Mena, AR; son Jarrod Houston (Jacy) of Clarksville; son Michael Houston of Waldron. As well as one brother, Don Houston of Kentucky; and his sisters: Sammie Simons of Houston, TX, Kathy Howard of Waldron, AR, and Judy Piles of Waldron, AR. Papa will forever be missed by his grandchildren: Erin Sconyers, Carley Sikes, Jake Houston, Alyssa Williamson, Kerrigan Kent, Bryce Yandell, Jayla Yandell, Leslyn Graves, Ben Graves, Ross Graves, Ashtyn Houston and Brayden Houston and 9 great-grandchildren. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Nova and Elva Houston; sisters, Nancy Hunt and Phyllis Barnes; and brothers, Scotty Houston, Tony Houston, Johnny Houston, Terry Houston and David Houston. Jimmy’s memorial life celebration was Tuesday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Jimmy’s visitation was Tuesday, June 11 at 1:00 at Heritage Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. You may leave words of comfort and remembrance for Jimmy’s family by visiting: www.heritagememorialfh.com.

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BORDERS Bobby Marvin Borders age 82 of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Sunday, June 09, 2019 in Hatfield. Bobby was born on December 18, 1936 in Potter, Arkansas to the late Thomas Christopher Borders and the late Rosa Poindexter. He was married to Nelda J. Hodge Borders on June 27, 1989 in Mena. Bobby proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He worked as a self-employed carpenter for 45 years and at Hatfield Lumber as a security guard. He enjoyed doing yard work. He and Nelda were a tag team on fishing, he baited, she caught and cooked, and he ate them! Bobby liked to go to auctions. Most of all he loved his family and spending time with them. He will be dearly missed. Bobby was a loving husband, father brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Nelda Borders of Hatfield, Arkansas; son, Robert L. McGuire, Jr. and wife Tera of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; daughters: Debbie K. Evans of Killen, Alabama, Misty Borders of Killen, Alabama, Charlotte Nault and husband Kevin of Ink, Arkansas, Tammy Strothers and husband Perry of Hatfield, Arkansas, Debbie Martin of Killen, Alabama, Tracey Martin of Killen, Alabama; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers: Burt Borders and wife Kay of Northern Arkansas, Denver Borders and wife Terri of Arizona; sisters: Lavora McLellan of Hatfield, Arkansas, Lanor Cowen of Arizona; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Rosa Borders. sisters May Betty and Patsy Powell, brothers Guy Borders, Claude Borders and Granvil Borders. Funeral service will be Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel. Interment will follow in the Gann Cemetery with Brother Norman Ward officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood. Pallbearers will be Kevin Nault, Robert McGuire, Jr., Scotty Cusher, Bobby Evans, Perry Strothers, and Matt Martin. Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

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Georgia Pacific Downsizing in Two Locations (CROSSETT and HOPE) Georgia-Pacific Corporation will close a major part of its operations in Crossett this fall, with about 550 workers losing their jobs, the company said Tuesday. The company also said it will close a particle board plant in Hope, with another 100 layoffs. Monty Brown, Georgia Pacific’s Senior

Vice President for its consumer products division, said about 500 workers will remain at the company’s sprawling 630-acre operations in Crossett after the closing of the bleached-board facility in October, Brown said.

SEEDS THAT WE SOW (MENA) Here are the results of the 42nd Annual Lum & Abner Festival / Lions Club Car Show, held on Saturday, June 8th at Janssen Park in Mena. Coloring Contest: Evan J. Robbin, Age 9 Top Motorcycle: John Fairless, #55, 2007 Custom Chopper Runner Up Motorcycle: Austin Phillips, #35, 1988 Harley Davidson Overall Winner: Lewis Allen, #21, 1934 Chevrolet Overall Runner Up: Frank Holliday, #18, 1968 Ford Torino Top Truck: Gary & Becky Profitt, #49, 1968 Chevrolet C – 10 Runner Up Truck: Gary Philpot, #46, 1969 Chevrolet C – 10 Top Corvette: Ray & Paula Lawson, #23, 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Runner Up Corvette: Gary Gann, #4, 1972 Chevrolet Corvette

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“Be careful of stones that we throw” may well have been “be careful of seeds that we sow.” Jesus talked about a sower and seed and the soil. In every case the seed that was sown bore fruit, some good, some not so good (see Matthew 13:3ff). We are “seed sowers” also, and sometimes without even knowing it we sow seeds of discord among the brethren (Prov. 6: 19).

Sometimes we may see something that, one the surface, appears to be one thing, so we mention it to someone else, and whether what we saw was good or bad, true or not, a seed has been sown, and anyone who has walked with Christ very long knows what satan can do with such a thing! Careless words sow seed, sometimes seed that can ultimately destroy a work or a life. And it matters not if those words were spoken with malice or not, they still sow a seed that the enemy can, and will, use. Most of us have played the little game where we all stand in a circle and one person whispers something in the ear of the person next to him/her. And then that person does the same to the person standing next to him/her. It goes around the circle like that until the last person hears it, and then he, or she, tells the group what he, or she, heard. It is absolutely amazing what has happened to that first innocent little comment.

That is why in Proverbs a “whisperer” or a “talebearer” is condemned (Proverbs 26: 22). Every time the see is sowed anew it bears fruit that is a little more destructive than before. Then someone is injured, sometimes badly, just because of that little innocent-sounding comment. As Christians we MUST be careful of seeds that we sow! We have an enemy whose whole work is to “kill, steal, and destroy!” We must not allow him to use us in this way! Once damage has been done it may never be correct. MESSAGE PROVIDED AND PAID FOR BY GENE STACKS


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night. Speaking later from his hospital bed, McClatchy described the ordeal as hundreds of miracles:” McClatchy set out on a solo hike on the Buckeye Trail in Southeast Polk County on Saturday, June first. He told authorities he was looking for an adventure to celebrate his 38th birthday. Apparently, McClatchy became disoriented, and then lost. He texted his mother saying that he needed help. McClatchy’s cell phone data gave rescuers critical clues to narrow down the search area. Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer says the area is remote, rocky, and dangerous:” Sheriff Sawyer was finally able to get the use of an Arkansas National Guard helicopter for a few hours on Friday night, as the Guard has been overwhelmed with flooding issues around the state. After McClatchy was initially spotted, the copter had to go and refuel, before the rescue operation began. The chopper was equipped with FLIR

technology to detect body heat, and finally spotted McClatchy through the dense canopy of trees about 9pm. McClatchy was heading North and once he was spotted, Chief Deputy Randy Jewell, US Forest Service Joe Liles, and Arkansas Game and Fish Officer Ray Hines gathered up a team and was guided to the area. McClatchy’s rescue took 3-1/2 hours to get him off the mountain and then carry him back out to the trailhead. McClatchy, was reunited with family and appeared to be both dehydrated and weak Relatives say that McClatchy is now resting and doing well. Several local and state agencies participated during the six day search for the lost hiker that had a happy ending on Friday night. Law Enforcement Officers, firefighters, Office of Emergency Services Search and Rescue, Game and Fish, State Parks, and multiple other agencies from around the region all participated in the successful search for McClatchy.

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A wide variety of musical entertainers graced the Aleshire Electric Entertainment Stage throughout both days. The Fayetteville – based group, Arkan-Sauce wrapped up the event with some great music and gave the lawn full of attendees happy and longing for more.

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Peter is such a cutie! This playful kitten is as precious as can be! He is good with children and cats. Peter is house trained. PETER IS A PURRRFECT PET! Adopt Peter! Celebrate his birthday in March (BD 03/20/19) All animals at the Humane Society of the Ouachitas are current on their vaccinations and spayed/neutered prior to adoption.

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Remembering Hearts Forever will hold their Father’s Day get together at the Janssen park pavilion on Saturday, June 15th from noon to 3 pm. Attendees will decorate balloons in honor of their children, grandchildren, and siblings who have passed, at any age for any cause. Members of teh Remembering Hearts Forever members do this to also honor the fathers on Fathers Day. Balloons will be provided. Take a snack to share but this is not required. If you need more information, contact Rosanna at 479-394-6392 or Diane at 479-243-0191 or Charie at 479-216-6057. Hope to see you there. Submitted photo.

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(ROGERS) Bernie Sanders lambasted Walmart's board including its CEO for paying its workers what he describes as "starvation wages" and introduced a shareholder proposal that calls for hourly associates to have a seat on the company's board. Sanders spoke in a three minute address, in which the Vermont Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential contender called for Walmart to pay at least $15 per hour for its hourly workers during the business part of the company's annual share-

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A Tribute to A Father’s Life... By Jamie Hammack I’m going to make this about my dad. I could write something about dads in general, or what it’s like being a father, but that wouldn’t be as genuine. I cannot write about what it’s like to be a father because I’m not one. And I don’t wish to write about dads in general because, well, not all dads are the same. So I’m going to stick with what I know. My own father. My father was incredible. I would guess just about every kid would say that about their father but it’s true. His name was Jack and he was born in 1934 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was the first born of Jim and Mary Hammack. His father was 60. His mother was 20. Don’t judge. It was different times. My dad grew up on a farm in Greenwood, Louisiana where he worked the fields full of cotton, peas, corn, and greens. There were cattle, horses and hogs to tend to and he welcomed the help when his brother and two sisters came into this world. The work formed him as a man. My dad worked hard his entire life. Not just in his job, but at being a good man and a father. Almost everything he did was for my sister and myself. Life didn’t always treat him kind, but he always trudged forward. He did so to show us how to pick ourselves up, not have a pity party and keep moving forward. When he was 60 years old life knocked him down. Jobs for a man his age are hard to find. He didn’t think twice. He picked himself up and went back to being a Roughneck on drilling rigs. A job he held in his twenties. It’s an incredibly hard and dangerous job. He did it to provide. Without knowing it he was teaching us what must be done to take care of a family. Sports were a big part of our lives growing up. I’m not making this up, except for a couple of games and practices when he was hospitalized for a heart attack, my father attended every baseball, football and basketball game and practice I ever had. Every one of them. Rain or shine there he was. The lone parent in the stands at a summer two a day football practice in the Gulf Coast Texas heat. He was there for baseball practice and games in the rain showers. He was there to support me. Always telling me, “No matter what you do, do your best.” He showed me how a father can have a complete love for his child. Always there. Always imparting wisdom.

As the years went by and he grew older his health began to change. My sister and I did what we could to be there for him whenever we could. She pulled the heavy lifting in looking out for him day to day as I moved around Texas and Louisiana in the oilfields and then radio. He and I would talk on the phone every day when I got off work. I miss those calls. In February of 2015, my dad entered the hospital in Shreveport. Often I travelled from Dallas two or three times a week to help look after him as he slowly began to change from the gregarious and larger than life man he was, into a frail man, but one that could still fill you full of hope with an occasional smile through the pain that we all knew he had. In the next 7 months he only left the hospital once before he quietly passed away. On that August night my sister and our mother were there with me holding his hands as a preacher sang Amazing Grace. He slipped from this world to his reward knowing he had done what

he needed to do. He provided. He taught us how to live right. He loved us. He was a father. If you have a father that is still alive do yourself a favor. Spend all the time you can with him because when he is gone, that’s it. You won’t ever feel his touch. His

warmth. The familiar smell from a hug is gone forever. His smile and kiss fades and all you have left are memories. Make any amends that need be made and tell him you love him. There is nothing like your daddy. Cherish him. He cherishes you. Happy Fathers Day, old man. I miss you.


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Tim Harper Resigns As Mena Bearcats Head Football Coach

(MENA) Tim Harper has resigned his position as Mena Bearcats Head Football Coach, after six seasons in the job. Harper has accepted the Head Coaching duties at a Tulsa, Oklahoma area school, Coweta. Harper accepted the job on Thursday. Harper is going from being a Bearcat to a Tiger, with the new job. Harper was selected from a field of 29 applicants. Before accepting the Coweta job, Harper amassed a 37-32 record, with the 2015 and 2017 seasons having a 3 and 7 record each. But, quickly turned it around in his final season in Mena, with an 8-4 record in 2018. His best season for the Bearcats was in 2014, with a 12 and 3 record. The Bearcats last game with Harper at the helm, resulted in a lopsided 59 to 7 drubbing at the hands of Shiloh Christian, in the second round of the state playoffs. This will be Harper’s fifth program in 19 years. Previously, Harper coached at Lewisville, Des Arc, and Searcy, In addition to being the coach at Mena, Harper

also served as Athletic Director for the past four years. His teams have made the State playoffs 13 of the past 15 years, two of those programs competed for the State championship. While at Des Arc, he led the team to a Class AA State Runner Up slot in 2009, losing to Magazine 45-21. When Harper was at Searcy, he came into the Class 6A program after his predecessor could only muster 3 wins in three years and turned the program around with a 24-22 overall record in the six years there. Harper has coached 3,000-yard passers and 40 touchdown quarterbacks, so he is no stranger to the passing game. Coach Harper and his wife Amanda, along with sophomore to-be daughter Alex, 16, plan to be relocated by early July. The couple have an older daughter, Taylor, 21, who is a Senior at Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, where she is an elementary education major and a trainer for the athletic programs. According to Mena Public School Su-

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perintendant Benny Weston, a search began immediately to find a replacement for Harper. Its hopeful that a replacement will be named sooner than later and bring a high quality caliber of a coach to lead the Bearcats program into the future.

New Football Classifications For AR Schools (LITTLE ROCK) Meetings of The Arkansas Activities Association this week will give a slightly different look of how schools are aligned into various conferences for the 2020 & 2021 school years. Schools have 20 days after receiving an official notice from the AAA to appeal conference and/or classification assignments. The reclassifications do not affect their conference opponents this upcoming season. Mena will stay in Class 4A; but, see a new array of opponents with the shift of schools. Subiaco Academy and Waldron will be just two familiar faces for the Bearcats next year. Mount Ida will only recognize Gurdon and Poyen in their schedule from previous encounters, as they have been realigned with three other schools in the Class 2A, Region 5 area. The Arkansas Activities Association approved the football classifications and conferences for the 2020 and 2021 seasons last Wednesday.

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Pair of Bearcats To Play in State All Star Football Contest (CONWAY) Brock Strothers and Christian Lua of Mena were selected to the 2019 Arkansas High School Coaches Association All Star Game that will be played on Saturday, June 22nd at the University of Central Arkansas’ Estes Stadium in Conway. Benton Head Coach Brad Harris will coach the pair of Bearcats on the West Squad. The East Squad will be coached by Conway’s Keith Fimple. Strother is a 6’4” Tight End and Defensive End, that played in 19 games for the

Bearcats. Strother recorded 62 tackles and 1 sack on defense. Strothers made 23 catches for 268 yards and scored 2 touchdowns during his career on offense for the Bearcats. Lua is a 5’10” Kicker, that played in 16 games for the Bearcats. Lua 29 for 32 in Point After Touchdowns and also was 3 for 4 in Field Goals. Lua’s longest field goal was from 36 yards. Lua also recorded 45 kickoffs, 3 punts, and pushing his opponent back for 47 yards once.

New Mena Junior Lady Cats Basketball Coach (MENA) Mena Jr. LadyCats Basketball will have a new basketball coach this next school year. That comes on the recent resignation of former LadyCats coach Jordan Poole, and with the hiring of Heather Goss, as the next coach. Goss is a familiar face to Mena sports.

Goss started at Mena, right out of college and has spent 6 years as a Junior High Basketball, Track, and Volleyball coach, before taking the reigns of the Senior Girls Basketball program for 4 years and the Senior High Volleyball team for 2 years. The Junior LadyCats finished this past season as District Runner-Ups.

Girls Wrestling Approved as a Sanctioned Sport (LITTLE ROCK) In other business from The Arkansas Activities Association meeting held Wednesday, girls wrestling was approved as a sport, after a presentation was made by Arkansas Wrestling Academy founder Greg Hatcher. Arkansas is the 19th state to sanction girls wrestling. Hatcher said that the girls state wrestling tournament will be held the Thursday before the annual state wrestling tournament in February at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock. Since wrestling was sanctioned by the

AAA in 2008, there have been several successful girls in the sport. Destiny Nunez of Beebe was the first girl to win a wrestling state championship in Arkansas, earning the 106-pound Class 1A-5A title in 2015. At the 11th annual state high school wrestling tournament in February, Reyna Rogers of Arkadelphia and Irelan Powell of Mountain View placed third in the 106and 113-pound categories, respectively, in Class 1A-4A.

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Razorback Baseball Players Drafted by MLB Teams (FAYETTEVILLE) Dominic Fletcher and Isaiah Campbell had to wait until nearly the end of the first two rounds of Monday night's Major League Baseball Draft were completed, but then the University of Arkansas teammates went back-to-back with two of the last four picks of the day. Fletcher, a junior center fielder from Cypress, California, was taken 75th as a second-round compensatory pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Campbell, a redshirt junior right-handed pitcher from Olathe, Kan., then was picked 76th by the Seattle Mariners. The slotted signing bonus for Fletcher is $818,000, and $805,600 for Campbell, according to MLB.com. Arkansas junior left-handed closer Matt Cronin figures to be picked early today when the draft continues at noon with rounds 3 though 10. Cronin (1-0, 2.00 ERA) was a second-team All-SEC pick who has 12 saves this season and 40

strikeouts with 14 walks in 27 innings. Other Razorbacks who could be drafted Tuesday or Wednesday include senior

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Students Named to Spring 2019 President’s List (MAGNOLIA) 353 students were honored on this semester's President's list at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia.. Southern Arkansas University announced the names of 349 students who earned a 4.0 GPA for the spring 2019 semester, earning recognition on the SAU President's List. Those earning this award from this area include: •Kara Richardson, senior Exercise Science major from Grannis, AR. •Michelle Cox, senior K-6 Elementary Education major from Mena, AR. •Carrie Craver, junior Pre-Nursing (BSN) major from Grannis, AR. •Jamie Grasman, senior K-6 Elementary Education major from Mena, AR. •Brooke Howell, senior K-6 Elementary Education major from Wickes, AR. •Charlotte Keeler, senior K-6 Elementary Education major from Cove, AR. • Hope Lyle, senior K-6 Elementary Education major from Mena, AR.

•Brianna Peters, senior K-6 Elementary Education major from Cove, AR. •Karlie Rodriguez, senior K-6 Elementary Education major from Wickes, AR. •Jacquelyn Speight, senior K-6 Elementary Education major from Grannis, AR. •Jerusha Tedder, senior K-6 Elementary Education major from Mena, AR. •Lorena Tena, senior K-6 Elementary Education major from Grannis, AR. •Liliana Trinidad, senior K-6 Elementary Education major from Wickes, AR. SAU "feels like home" and has built on its dedication to student achievement and caring atmosphere, both on campus and online, with more than 80 degrees in four distinct colleges and the School of Graduate Studies. As career and professional trends change, SAU initiates new degree programs to fit those needs. Some of the latest additions include a Cyber Criminology program and a new track in the Agricultural Science program for Poultry Science

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Commemorative Tree Planting Held In Honor of 2009 Mena Tornado

(MENA) The City of Mena along with The Polk County Long Term Recovery Committee held a commemorative tree planting ceremony on Thursday morning. They met with members of the Polk County Library to plant a tree in remembrance of the April 9th, 2009 tornado that devastated Mena and Polk County. The day was a day of remembrance and

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reflection of a date that will live in our memories. The committee also donated trees to be planted at Aubrey Tapley Park for all too enjoy as well. The event was attended by Mayor Seth Smith and City Clerk and Treasurer Linda Rexroad, along with board members of the committee and Polk County Librarians.

Pictured LR: Linda Rexroad, Mena City Treasurer/Clerk; Julie Ulmer, board member; Brenda Miner, Ouachita Mountains Library Coordinator for Polk and Montgomery Counties; Pat Phillips, Polk County Librarian; Mary Renick, Polk County Librarian; Renee Hendrix, board member; Mena Mayor Seth Smith; Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison; and David Williams, board member.

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(ACORN) The Ouachita River School District will be facing some minor growing pains as construction crews begin another phase of planned future growth on the Acorn campus. Once renovations are completed at The Mary Davis Gym. by the contractor, Petry Construction, the district will turn its attention onto the high school entrance area between the gymnasium and the school entrance. The contractors will construct a walkway between the two buildings that will provide two key factors, safety and functionality. With the parking lot in the back of the gymnasium being moved to the East wing of the gymnasium, for student parking. This will give a safer approach for students and staff walking between the two buildings. The main high school will see a more aestethically-pleasing main entrance to the school. Several classrooms and other staff offices will start transitioning to their new areas as soon as this week.

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Weekly Publication Thursday – 06/13/2019 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachita’s is open at 368 Polk Road 50. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – The Board Camp Baptist Church at 107 Country Road 63 will distribute food. 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. – Polk County Library Board will meet in the Susanna Mosley Community Room at the Library. 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. 5:00 p.m. - 9th Street Ministries will have a free dinner and fellowship in the 9th Street Ministries building. 5:00 p.m. - LIVE Gospel, Classic Country and Bluegrass music in the Daisy Room at 800 Janssen Ave. 5:30 p.m. – Weight Watchers meets at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Education Wing, West End. Call 479-234-2297 for more information. 5:30 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous Women’s Meeting at the ABC Club, at 1159 Highway 71 South, Mena. (479)216-4606 or (479)2430297. 6:00 p.m. – Acorn Water Company monthly meeting at the Water Office. 6:30 p.m. – Disaster Preparedness Group meets at Assembly of God Church, 2111 Sutherland Ave. in Mena. 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. 7:30 p.m. – Dallas Masonic Lodge #128 meets at the Mena Lodge located in the Old Post Office by Janssen Park.

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Friday – 06/14/2019 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachita’s is open at 368 Polk Road 50. 12:00 p.m. - Sociable Seniors Luncheon will meet in the Daisy Room, below Janssen Avenue Florist and Gifts, 800 Janssen Avenue in Mena. For more information, call (479)243-0191. 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Fibers Arts Group meets at Mena Art Gallery. 12:00 p.m. – The Lions Club 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 The Crossing Church. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Board Camp Volunteer Fre Company will be holding a Basic Firefighting Course for any Polk County Fireman. Text name and fire department to (479)216-9930 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 Meeting at the ABC Club 1159 Hwy 71 South, Mena. (479)216-4606 or (479)243-0297. Saturday – 06/15/2019 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Board Camp Volunteer Fre Company will be holding a Personal Protective Equipment Course for any Polk County Fireman.Text name and fire department to (479)216-9930 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - The Acorn FCCLA Pancake Breakfast, at the Polk County Farm Bureau. Gluten Free option will be available. Donations only. Proceeds go toward National Conference in California. 3:00 p.m. Defenders Boxing Club presents KO Cancer. Doors open at 2pm. Admission $8 - Adults, $5 - Ages 5-10, FREE - Ages 4 and Under. Food concessions will be available. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachita’s is open at 368 Polk Road 50. 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N.,

Acorn. 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting at the ABC Club, 1159 Highway 71 South, Mena. (479)2430297 or (479)216-4606. Sunday – 06/16/2019 2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting at the ABC Club 1159 Hwy 71 South, Mena. (479)216-4606 or (479)243-0297. 3:00 p.m. – Worship service is held at Sulpher Springs Church. Monday – 06/17/2019 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 North, Acorn. 6:00 p.m. - Clarice’s Room of Hope group gathering will be held at 403 North Morrow Street, 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 the Lime Tree Restaurant. 6:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America Troop 92 meets at Mena First United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. 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. Tuesday – 06/18/2019 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.

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10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachita’s is open at 368 Polk Road 50. 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – “Art Day” at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, Mena. Bring your current project and work with other artists. 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. – 9:00 p.m. – Polk County Housing Authority Community Room LIVE Country and Gospel music. 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. Wednesday – 06/19/2019 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachita’s is open at 368 Polk Road 50. 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 Hwy 71 N. Mena. All Area Middle and High School students are welcome. 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting at the ABC Club, 1159 Highway 71 South, Mena. (479)2164606 or (479)243-0297.


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Davis Earns Top Paper Honor From UA-Little Rock/Bowen Law School (LITTLE ROCK) Gabrielle Davis, of Mena, AR, recently earned a Top Paper award at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The award recognizes the highest class grade for a course taken during the Fall 2018 semester, in which Davis earned the

award for the Constitutional Law course. With about 11,000 students and 100 programs, UA - Little Rock offers learning, research, service, social and career opportunities that can only be found at a metropolitan university located in Arkansas' capital city.

Approximately around 7:15am on Thursday, June 6th, a FedEx delivery tractor trailer overturned near the Hatfield First Baptist Church. No injuries were reported and traffic was not hampered due to the accident.

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Radio Host Announces Run for State House Seat (EXCELSIOR) A western Arkansas outdoorsman and former radio host announced Monday that he will launch a primary challenge against the Republican majority leader of the Arkansas House. Jim Reynolds, 53, sent members of the media a short statement explaining his decision to challenge the incumbent majority leader, state Rep. Marcus Richmond, R-Harvey, after a career spent in various roles, including as a retired educator, coach and principal, and more recently as the host of the Jim Reynolds Outdoors radio show. Reynolds runs an advertising business. The two candidates will vie for the Republican nomination in sprawling House District 21, which stretches across parts of seven counties in west-central Arkansas, and which is covered in large part by the Ouachita National Forest. Richmond, a cattle farmer, has represented the district since 2015. Reynolds

said he lives in the Excelsior community near Greenwood, in the northern part of the district. Reynolds declined to discuss issues where he disagreed with Richmond's positions, or any votes that he would have cast differently, explaining that he was still building a campaign. However, pointing to his experience as a coach and former school principal, Reynolds said he would focus a large part of his campaign on education and stated that he opposed school vouchers. Reynolds also stated that he would work with state government to promote tourism and recreation in the district. In his press release, Reynolds identified himself as a life-long member of the National Rifle Association, and a "staunch defender of the 2nd Amendment." Reynolds is also an area director for the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association.

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