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Pilot Program Started To Help Veterans Receive Services Effectively

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(MENA)- A program that will assist veterans know of the various programs available to them was recently started with the creation of C VET, Community Veterans Engagement Team. A ribbon cutting ceremony with the Mena Chamber of Commerce was just one part of the four hour event that was held at the Old Armory in downtown Mena. Over 30 organizations, ranging from Auxiliary Service Organizations, Churches, Educational and other types of groups joined forces in providing needed resources for Polk County's vast amount of veteran population. It is considered one of the largest in the state. Dale Schultz of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Suicide Prevention Program and Peer Support Specialist out of the Fort Roota unit in North Little Rock, has been spearheading efforts to get a joint cooperative initiative started to assist veterans in a more positive way. Schultz himself is a 12 year recovering addict, who has turned his life around and wants to help others do the same

and realized early on that many services are available to veterans, but did not know of the wide array of services available. A 20 year Navy veteran from the Vietnam era, Chief Petty Officer Henry Hankins of Mena is very appreciative of having such a resource available to him. Hankins wanted to "see what's available and a great way to get information" of the various programs "that are changing all of the time." Pastor Ann Ferris of the First United Methodist Church of Mena, is one of the many local leaders that apart of the Community Action Board, which is a spinoff of the C VET program. Other leaders include the Polk County Sheriff, Mena Police Chief, area Pastors and other civic minded individuals. Schultz was very happy to have the assistance of the University of Arkansas - Rich Mountain and Union Bank, amongst other area businesses in putting support behind the initiative and ground breaking efforts. The event was well attended, with veterans coming as far away as two hour distance. Organizers are anticipating of having this event on a yearly basis.

Mumps Outbreak Results In CRSD Suspicious Death Investigation Cancelling School This Week Ongoing In Weekend Incident (COVE) The Cossatot River School District has decided to close all of the district schools and facilities, due to a Mumps outbreak, for the remainder of this week. The school dismissed students at 2pm on Tuesday. With the closure, students, staff and other personnel will be out of school for the remainder of the week and with Spring Break being the week of March 18 - 22, it will give the district the opportunity of cleaning each of the district buildings thoroughly and effectively. Additionally, all district sporting events, band, choir and etc. are also cancelled to prevent the potential spreading of the outbreak.

By Staff Reports (MENA) The Polk County Sheriff Department, in cooperation with the Arkansas State Police Crime Investigation Department are investigating a suspicious death that happened sometime in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 9th. The Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call concerning a gunshot victim on Polk 42, just East of Mena. Upon arrival, deputies discovered Calvin “CJ” Goforth, 36, deceased in a vehicle parked on Polk 42.

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Lightpole Injures Two On Saturday, March 9th, at about 2:50 p.m. the Clarksville Police Department received a 911 call and responded to the Clarksville High School Football field for a light pole that toppled during the windy weather conditions injuring two people. A Mena High School soccer player and a referee were injured during a tournament game in Clarksville. EMS and Clarksville Police were called to the stadium after high winds toppled a light pole. At the time of the incident Mena and Dardenelle players were on the pitch. The Mena player and the referee were transported to the hospital by ambulance. The student is reported to have suffered cuts to the head and legs while the referee is reported to have suffered a broken leg. The tournament was cancelled and the stadium closed until officials give the okay for activities there to resume.


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Vacca Named National Geogrophic GeoBee Arkansas State Semifinalist Sophia Vacca, daughter of Scott and Ashley Vacca, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Arkansas State Competition. The contest will be held at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway on Friday, March 29, 2019. Sophia is a 7th grader at Mena Middle School. This is the second level of the National Geographic GeoBee competition, which is now in its 31st year. School GeoBees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took an online qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the State GeoBees. This year, National Geographic increased the prize money for all State GeoBees. State champions will receive a medal, $1,000 in cash, and other prizes, as well

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as a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 19-22, 2019. Students that come in second and third place will receive cash awards of $300 and $100, respectively. Each State Champion will advance to the National Championship and compete for cash awards and college scholarships. In 2019, the national champion will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, $1,000 in cash, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavour ll; second place will receive at $10,000 college scholarship and $1,000 in cash; third place will receive a $5,000 college scholarship and $1,000 in cash; and seven runners-up will receive $1,000 in cash each. Visit www.natgeobee. org for more information on the National Geographic GeoBee. Follow the National competition at National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on May 19-22 at natgeoed. org/experiences. TEST YOUR ABILITY: How would you fare as a National Geographic GeoBee contestant? At the school GeoBees this year, students had to answer questions like these: 1. At more than 100 miles in length, Long Island is the longest barrier island in which state—Kentucky or New York? 2. Which state is closer to the Gulf of Mexico—Virginia or Arkansas? 3. It takes about 90 days for a drop of water to travel the length of the Mississippi

Sophia Vacca is a 7th grader at Mena Middle School and a semifinalist in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Arkansas State Competition. River. The Mississippi River starts in Minnesota and flows 2,340 miles south to its outlet in which state—Louisiana or South Carolina? 4. The Magdalena River, the principal river of Colombia, flows through the city of Barranquilla near the Caribbean Sea on which continent? 5. Which animal famous for its tusk spends most of the winter months under the sea ice in Baffin Bay between Canada and Greenland—emperor penguin or narwhal? ANSWERS: 1. New York, 2. Arkansas, 3. Louisiana, 4. South America, 5. narwhal.

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Reflections From Faith and History A Truly Great Moment! by Jeff Olson There are many millions of people in America and the world who have used telephones over the past century, and from these useful gadgets we have since advanced to wireless technology through cellular phones and other handy devices. Writer William Author Ward once said "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it." Many intelligent, innovative and determined people throughout our nation's history lived this philosophy, contributing to an America which became a world leader in areas such as science, technology, medicine and communication contributing to the betterment of humanity. I could provide a list of such people, but for now I want focus on one in particular. Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His grandfather and father were experts on the mechanics of voice and elocution. His mother, who was nearly deaf, became an accomplished pianist and inspired him to undertake big challenges. Alexander was home-schooled and was

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instilled with a strong curiosity of the world around him. He received one year of formal education in a private school and two years at Edinburgh’s Royal High School. Though no more than an average student, he displayed an uncommon ability to solve problems. By age 16, Alexander had joined his father in his work on Visible Speech for the deaf, and in July 1870 his family moved to Brantford, Ontario, Canada for health reasons. Here, Alexander set up a workshop to continue his study of the human voice. In 1871, Alexander moved to Boston where he took a teaching position at the Pemberton Avenue School for the Deaf, where he met his future wife who was a student there at the time. He also began work on a device that would allow for the telegraph transmission of several messages set to different frequencies, finding financial backing through local investors Thomas Sanders and Gardiner Hubbard. In 1873 and 1874 Bell worked tirelessly in trying to perfect the harmonic telegraph, but during his experiments he became interested in another idea - transmitting the human voice over wires. This change irritated Bell’s benefactors, so Thomas Watson (a skilled electrician) was hired to refocus Bell on the harmonic telegraph. Watson, however, soon became enamored with Bell’s idea of voice transmission and the two started what would grow into a great and consequential partnership. For months, Bell and Watson experimented persistently with electric currents, switches and reeds. In February 1876, Bell filed a patent on describing his method of transmitting sounds. It was awarded on March 7. One hundred forty-three years ago, Bell's journal, now at the Library of Congress,

contains the following entry for March 10, 1876: "I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: "Mr. Watson, come here — I want to see you." To my delight he came and declared that he had heard and understood what I said. I asked him to repeat the words. He answered, "You said 'Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you.' We then changed places and I listened at S [the speaker] while Mr. Watson read a few passages from a book into the mouthpiece M. It was certainly the case that articulate sounds proceeded from S. The effect was loud but indistinct and muffled." Thus - the world's very first telephone call and one of the greatest moments in the history of invention. Alexander Graham Bell had just given the world the telephone. One year later he launched the Bell Telephone Company. Bell's interest in business however paled in significance to his passion for helping people. He lived a creative life for more than 40 years after the invention of the telephone. Bell gave many years of service to the deaf and produced other communications devices, holding 18 patents in his name alone and 12 that he shared with collaborators. Among his other ventures, he also financed experiments and advancements in early aviation technologies. In his words, “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.” Alexander Graham Bell died on August 2, 1922 at his home in Nova Scotia with his wife of 45 years by his side, leaving a legacy which has changed the world and is still doing so.

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Beware: Scammers Targeting SWEPCO Customers Officials from Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) has reported that multiple instances of criminals posing as SWEPCO representatives contacting customers and demanding immediate payment for their electric bill. The scammers are utilizing phone calls, visits in person and online tactics. If someone contacts you with threats to disconnect electric service unless an immediate payment is made - typically using a prepaid card or another non traceable form of payment, be alert that you are likely the target of a scam. According to Karen Wissing, SWEPCO spokesperson, "these scammers are targeting vulnerable groups of people, including seniors, non - native English speakers and small business owners. If you believe a scammer has contacted you, hang up the phone immediately, delete the email or shut the door on the individual. You can verify the status of your account by contacting SWEPCO. SWEPCO employees do not call customers demanding immediate payment or insist that customers purchase a prepaid debit/cash card to pay a bill. Scammers typically threaten disconnection of electric service and demand that the customer purchase a prepaid debit card, such as a Green Dot card, and ask for the card number, granting the scammer instant access to the cards funds. If someone approaches you in person, ask to see an ID badge. SWEPCO personnel should be wearing appropriate company attire (logo shirts, hard hats or ball caps). Look for a SWEPCO truck parked outside. You can also verify callers or visitors claiming to be from SWEPCO by calling the customer service line.

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

Mena Police Department Report March 3, 2019 A Hot Springs National Park man reported that his vehicle had been vandalized and items taken. Case is pending further investigation. A local man reported that he has been harassed and threatened by an acquaintance. No charges have been filed at this time. March 4, 2019 A Mena woman reported that someone came into her house while she was out and stole her dog. Case is pending interview of suspect. Debra Robbins, 58, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers responded to a call at a local retail store. Tatum Veal, 28, of Mena was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Robert E. Jones, 34, of Mena was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Brandon Everett, 28, of Mena was arrested for disorderly conduct after an incident at a local residence. Brandon Dewayne Stowe, 21, of Smithville, Oklahoma, was arrested on an outstanding probation violation warrant. A 17-year-old Mena youth was charged with possession of marijuana. March 5, 2019 Matthew Morrison, 28, of Hope was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving on a suspended driver’s license. He was also served two outstanding warrants. One warrant was from Montgomery County and one from the Mena Police Department. Michelle Bice, 40, of Mena was arrested on three outstanding warrants from the Mena Police Department and the Polk

County Sheriff’s Department. Kimberlee Chaney, 21, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Logan Pitts, 39, of Mena was charged with possession of methamphetamine or cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms. Bambe Millard, 35, of Mena was charged with possession of methamphetamine or cocaine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Debra Stepiens, 56, of Mena was served an outstanding warrant from the Mena Police Department for failure to pay fines and court costs. March 6, 2019 A Mena man reported a disagreement with a tenant in one of his rental properties. No charges have been filed. March 7, 2019 A Mena man reported he is being harassed and threatened by an acquaintance. Case is pending location and interview of the suspect. March 8, 2019 Mark Solomon, 32, of Mena was charged with possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also served an outstanding warrant from the Polk County Sheriff’s Department. Veronica Mae Maddox, 21, of Mena was served three outstanding warrants from the Polk County Sheriff’s Department. A Hatfield man reported that someone had obtained a cell phone in his name. Case is pending further investigation. Thomas Kidwell, 40, of Mena was arrested on five outstanding warrants from the Mena Police Department for failure to appear. March 9, 2019 Shearley Christine Scroggins, 43, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after a call to a local retail store.

Donovan Thomas Hunt, 27, of Mena was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop. Marlena F. Parnell, 49, of Mena was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. In last week’s police report, it was stated that Jack Henry, 59, of Mena was served an outstanding warrant. The individual was actually Jack Henry, 34, of Mena. We apologize for the misinformation.

Polk County Circuit Court This week the following people were arraigned in Polk County Circuit Court. All information is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty Tatum Veal, age 28, was arraigned on one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Class “D” Felony. Robert E. Jones, age 34, was arraigned on one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Class “D” Felony.

Learn Tools to Break Free from Chronic Pain By Bridgett Martin, CEA-FCS/4-H Polk County Extension Office Nobody wants to live with chronic pain. However, we know that about 30% of individuals worldwide suffer from chronic pain issues, many of which have no identifiable cause. This Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP) will offer individuals tools that will help manage their chronic pain issues in a way that is drug free. This program is a 6-week research-based workshop designed to give you the tools to help you manage chronic pain. Led by trained facilitators, CPSMP is a partnership between the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service (UACES) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Centers on Aging. Participants must participate in all 6 sessions of the program. The next workshop will be EVERY Thursday beginning March 21 through April 25 at the Polk County Extension Education Building at 211 DeQueen Street in Mena. Participants should register by Friday, March 15 by calling the Polk County Extension Office at 394-6018.

Kymberlie A. Chaney, age 21, was arraigned on two counts of Failure To Appear. Count one is a Class “D” Felony. Count 2, a Class “C” Felony. Logan E. Pitts, age 39, was arraigned on five counts. Count one: Possession Of Methamphetamine With Purpose To Deliver. That on or about March 5th, 2019 the defendant unlawfully possessed methamphetamine with the purpose to deliver in an aggregate weight of less than two grams. A Class “C” Felony. Count two for Simultaneous Possession Of Drugs And Firearms. A Class “Y” Felony. Count three for Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia. A Class “D” Felony Count four for Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Marijuana, with a weight of less than four ounces, a Class “A” Misdemeanor. And Count five, Possession Of Firearms By Certain Persons, the above being a convicted felon, unlawfully possessed a firearm. A Class “D” Felony.

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Passing It Forward Student Caring Heart Touches Fellow Classmate Thanks to a caring classmate a senior at Caddo Hills High School in Norman is getting around much easier these days. Brandon Qualls had been using a manual wheelchair, but his classmate, Tanner Wilson, wanted to change that. So Tanner worked a part time job and saved money for two years. On February 26th Tanner surprised his classmate with a new electric wheelchair. Qualls told KTHV-TV “My arms would get really tired and I would have to take rests. They came in and my face just blew up. I was crying everywhere.,” I was like “Wow, I can’t believe he did that for me.” Wilson’s good deed for a friend and the national attention it has now gained isn’t going to the young mans head, saying, “I feel like life’s a little bit too short to be judging everybody, and you should think more of others than just yourself.”

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RE/MAX Mena Real Estate Sales Associates Win State Awards

RE/MAX Mena Real Estate Sales Associates earned several awards at the Arkansas Awards Celebration at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, last week. Sales Associates who attended the event were Farrell and Sharon Cole, and Kevin and Rebecca Smallwood, and Nancy Wright. Kevin was honored for the second year in a row with receiving the prestigious Platinum Level Award for production, (the only local agent to receive this award level). Kevin is the Team Leader of Team Smallwood, working with his wife, Rebecca. Their Team has consistently been Top Producers, and we look forward to this level of award continuing for Team Smallwood. This award puts them as one of the top teams in Arkansas. Nancy Wright and Debbie Pate each received a production award in the “100% Club” and were named as top producers in the state, along with Farrell Cole receiving a production award of “Executive Level”. RE/MAX Mena has four sales associates who have been inducted into the RE/MAX International Hall of Fame for their consistent production levels through the years, Farrell Cole, Kevin Smallwood, Nancy Wright and Debbie Pate. This award rec-

ognizes the elite in the entire real estate industry. The plaques state that their careers with RE/MAX have produced real estate sales exceeding those of entire companies, and that with this extraordinary professional achievement, they are qualified for a Place of Honor in the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. This award is once-in-a-lifetime award, making RE/MAX Mena very proud, since our local area is so rural with fewer total area sales than many sales regions internationally. The Cole’s said, “We’re very proud of our sales associates, as always; and we’re also very proud of our professional staff, as our Sales Associates could not produce consistently without their support. These awards show that over 50% of our active sales associates qualified for the top production awards in the State of Arkansas, in addition to the International Awards. The RE/MAX Mena Real Estate office was also recognized for being a “Miracle Office” for their contributions to Children’s Miracle Network. RE/MAX Mena has been a “Miracle Office” from its beginning in 2001, with each agent giving part of each commission they earn, to Children’s Miracle Network. “All of our sales associates and staff always help us look good. They all work hard, but they go “above and beyond” and do a lot for

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AUDIS LOUISE GWALTNEY Audis Louise Gwaltney age 93, of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born in July 26, 1925 in Octavia, Oklahoma to the late Carl Walter Hilton and the late Eva Maggard Hilton. Audis was loving and dedicated to her family. Above all she loved and served God with her heart and soul. She enjoyed crafts and crocheting was her favorite hobby. She was a kind mother and a devoted grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. Audis will be dearly missed. She is survived by sons: Wendell Kent Gwaltney of Wharton, Texas, Perry Faron Gwaltney of Conway, Arkansas; daughters: Phyllis LaVerne Rose of Conway, Arkansas, Cheryl Kay Gwaltney of Smithville, Oklahoma; daughter-in-law, Barbra Bush of McAllister, Oklahoma; grandchildren: Shelley Ebmeyer and husband Michael of Conway, Arkansas, Corey Rose and wife Desha of Conway, Arkansas, Della Holt and husband Greg of Meeker, Oklahoma, Ryan Batchelor and wife April of Octavia, Oklahoma, Mandy Copelen and husband Shawn of Krebs, Oklahoma, Dustin Gwaltney and wife Patricia of Midwest City, Oklahoma; sister, Helen Mae Brown of Newcastle, Oklahoma; sister (in-law), Doris Hilton of Jacksonville, Missouri; special friend Charlotte Littrel; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Eva Hilton; husband, Paul Gwaltney; a son Gaylen Gwaltney; brothers, Desmond Hilton and CJ Hilton; and sisters: Gladys Capehart “Dean” and Okla Kirkpatrick. Funeral service were Friday, March 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Octavia Baptist Church with Brother Ed Rogers officiating. Interment followed in the Octavia Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Visitation was two hours prior to service at Octavia Baptist Church. Pallbearers were Corey Rose, Ryan Batchelor, Dustin Gwaltney, Tanner Rose, Michael Ebmeyer, Eric Ebmeyer, Alex Ebmeyer, and Kevin Stiles. Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

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HELEN GRACE EGGER PHILPOT Helen Grace Egger Philpot passed from this life into the arms of our Lord on March 6, 2019 at the age of 101 years and 7 months. She died peacefully at Mena Manor in Mena, Arkansas, surrounded by her daughters. Helen was born July 22, 1917, as the eldest child of Amos and Grace Egger. She was the matriarch of six generations of the Philpot family, with 86 total descendants. Helen had 5 children, 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 41 great-great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 56 years, Owen Philpot; brothers: Ronald Egger, Dean Egger; sister, Susie Egger Snelgrove; son, Jim Philpot; grandson, Stan Ryals;, granddaughter, Barbara Beck; and great granddaughter, Kari Lyle. Helen is survived by her daughters: Mary Ryals and husband Leon, twins- Nell Langston and husband Carlos, Dell Willhite, and Judy Cannon; her grandkids: Dennis Philpot, Steve Philpot, Sandy Lyle, Melanie Titsworth, Terri Kenyon, Mike Ryals, Eudell Head, Keith Head, Tammy Rodgers, Donny Beck, Danny Beck, Deanna Beck, Denise Symens, and Stephanie Brown; along with many other descendants. Helen was born and raised in Highland, except for the three years her father was a fire watchman on Rich Mountain. The family lived below the lookout tower and walked the 2 miles to Eagleton weekly for supplies. She married Owen Philpot and lived in the Highland area. They also moved to Twain Harte, California twice in the 1930’s to work in the lumber industry, and eventually moved to Mena in 1982. Helen was a homemaker and a Sunday School teacher at the Methodist Church in Highland and Cherry Hill for 45 years. She was an excellent cook and seamstress, and loved to garden and crochet. She was devoted to her family and was a faithful Christian who loved to read the bible. While Helen didn’t want to leave her daughters here on Earth, she was ready to go home and be with the Lord, Owen, Jim, and other beloved family members already in Heaven. We will miss her but look forward to seeing her again someday. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cherry

Hill Methodist Church with Brothers Mark Lyle, Dennis Philpot and Joe Head officiating. Interment followed in Highland Cemetery in Highland, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation was general. Pallbearers were Dennis Philpot, Steve Philpot, Mike Ryals, Eudell Head, Keith Head and Curt Symens. Honorary pallbearers were Rick Brown, Donny Beck and Danny Beck. Online obituary available at Beasley Wood Funeral Home

JUSTIN WATKINS Justin Watkins from Wickes, Arkansas born on November 8, 1980 in DeQueen, Arkansas left this life at 38 years old on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Justin was surrounded by love ones and Christian music for his transition to one of Gods mountains in Heaven. Justin bravely battled with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) he sustained seven years ago when he was struck by a vehicle operated by intoxicated driver while in a crosswalk. Left to treasure his memory are his mother, Cathy (Don) Talley of Wickes, Arkansas; father, W.C. (Gail) Watkins, Jr. of Wickes, Arkansas; brothers: Joe (Lista) Watkins of Tahlequah, Oklahoma and Gerald (Heather) Watkins of Wickes, Arkansas; step sisters: Kari ( Pete) Winters of Farmington, Arkansas and Kristin (Sohn) Morris of Pea Ridge, Arkansas; grandparents: Joseph and Joan Compagna of Wickes, Arkansas; uncles: David (Cheryl) Compagna of North Little Rock, Arkansas and Ken (Dee) Compagna of Wickes, Arkansas; and aunts: Carol Petross Elizabeth (Don) Richardson and Charlotte Hartley all of Wickes, Arkansas. He cherished his nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He never failed to pick on them. He was preceded in death by grandparents: Paul Joseph, Lerntine Compagne, W.C. Watkins, Sr., Christine Watkins, James Smalley, Mary Millaway, David and Mary Talley; and an aunt, June Weishmer. Justin was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. A Private Memorial service will be at a later date.

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LENA MAXINE BOBO BATES WORNICK Mrs. Lena Maxine Bobo Bates Wornick, age 86, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Mena. She was born on October 18, 1932 in Alf, Arkansas to the late Newlin Harvey Bobo and the late Nettie Alene Diggs Bobo. Maxine married Joffery William Bates on September 16, 1950 for 37 years. On February 11, 1988 she married Dale Lenord Wornick and was married for 20 years until he passed. Maxine retired from US Motors after 20 years and ran the Polk County Ambulance Service for several years. She recently retired from the Senior Citizens Center in Mt. Ida, a position she dearly loved. She was a faithful member of the Liberty Baptist Church and loved the Lord with all her heart. She was a member and past president of the Warm Hearts Humane Society in Montgomery County. She loved to sew and crochet and also enjoyed singing, cooking and attending family reunions with her beloved family and grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all she met. She is survived by sons: Ivan Bates and wife Rosalee of Mena, Arkansas, Darryl Bates and wife Robin of Pocahontas, Arkansas, Mike Bates of Mena, Arkansas; sister, Nadene Hoover of Norman, Arkansas; 21 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; her 3 dogs: Smokey, Bobo and Brownie; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands: Joffery William Bates and

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Lena Wornick cont’d from Page 7 Dale Lenord Wornick; sons: Lynn Bates and Ronald Bates; brothers: Jim Bobo and Floyd Bobo; and a granddaughter, Rhonda Bates. Graveside services were Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Owens Chapel Cemetery in Acorn with Brothers Jimmy Graves, Cub Black and Josh Bates officiating. Arrangements made under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation was Monday evening, March 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

Mrs. Sharon McRae Boudreaux Mrs. Sharon McRae Boudreaux, age 71, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Mena. She was born on June 19, 1947 in South Carolina to David Delmus McRae and Vernice McRae. She was married to Gerald Boudreaux and was a horse trainer. She was a loving wife, mother and friend. She is survived by her husband, Gerald Boudreaux of the home.

Services were held Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

Thelma “Sue” Mae Buchanan Thelma “Sue” Mae Buchanan age 74 of Cove, Arkansas passed away February 22, 2019 in Cove, Arkansas. Sue was born on October 20, 1944 in Newark, Ohio to the late Paul Wiley and the late Thelma McClain Wiley. She was a loving and kind homemaker, and she enjoyed raising her family. Sue adored her dogs, they were her fur babies. She was a dedicated and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She is survived by her sons: Jerry Wiley and wife Mary of Alabama and Monty Buchanan and wife Carla of Mississippi; daughters: Donna Smith of West Virginia and Patty Bradford and husband Donald of Alabama; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Hazel

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Kennedy of Washington State. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jody Buchanan; two sisters: Norma Jean and Marie Barrett; and her brother, Ralph York. Graveside service were Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Six Mile Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. General Visitation. Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

Jayme Renee Lambert Ozanich Mrs. Jayme Renee Lambert Ozanich, age 47 lost her courageous battle with cancer Sunday, March 10, 2019 at her home in Mena. She was born May 14, 1971 to Tony Lambert and Jan Carver. She was married to her best friend, Lanny Ozanich. Jayme was a loan officer for the Union Bank of Mena, First National Bank of Mena and did books for The Corner Store. She was a big sports fan and loved Razorback baseball and football. Jayme had a passion for life, and loved to travel and was always up for an adventure. She was a loyal friend and a loving wife, mother, step-mother, daughter, sister and “Aunt Nommie”. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed and always remembered. She is survived by her husband, Lanny Ozanich of the home; a daughter, Hope Egger of Mena, Arkansas; step-sons: Ryan and Drey Ozanich of Mena, Arkansas and Josh Ozanich of Sebastopol, California; father, Tony Lambert and wife Jill of Wesley, Arkansas; mother, Jan Carver Puckett of Mena, Arkansas; mother and father in-law, Rebecca and Ferenc Demjen of Budapest, Hungary; brothers: Christopher Puckett and wife Emily of Farmington, Arkansas and Nathaniel “Bubba” Lambert of Wesley, Arkansas; sisters: Tia King and husband Kenny of Farmington, Arkansas, D’Ann Fryar and husband William of Mena, Arkansas, Cherish Lambert of Wesley, Arkansas; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Kiersten Egger; grandparents, Jay and Nan Carver and Olen and Toka Lambert; and two uncles: Steve Lambert and Jim Carver. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at The

Crossing Church in Mena with Brothers Don Henry and Alvin Rosson officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday evening, March 15th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Avery King, Evan Fryar, Joshua Ozanich, Ryan Ozanich, Drey Ozanich and Troy Lambert. Online obituary available at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

Jean Ann Anderson Jean Ann Anderson, age 82, of Mena, Arkansas died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Mena Manor Skilled Nursing facility. She was born on Monday, June 22, 1936 to Westley J. and Jeanette Carlton Smith in Pittman, New Jersey. Jean was of the Baptist faith and loved God and reading her bible. She cherished her sons and was always filled with a zest for life. Jean was always on the go and absolutely loved to travel. She was very creative, writing poetry and some children books as well as beautiful oil paintings. Jean listened to country music and was said to be quite a dancer. She cared deeply for all the children of the world, as she was a very compassionate loving person. Jean 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; two brothers, Bill Smith and John David Smith; and two sisters, Diane Mazziotto and Ruth Vockler. Jean is survived by three sons and daughter in law, Billie Clyde Jennings of Mena, David and Jodie Jennings of Mena, and Randall Dewayne Jennings of Texas; one brother, Bert Smith; four sisters, Emily Brandemart of West Stepford, New Jersey, Dottie Montauti of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Joyce Hammel of Florida, and Vivian Kircher of Pittman, New Jersey; six grandchildren, Jessica Frey, Billie Jennings Jr., Karen Jennings, Brandy Dollarhyde, Christopher Sanders, and Heath Sanders; four great grandchildren, Taylor Gibson, Brock Smith, Bubba Dollarhyde, and Trinity Wright; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com


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Polk County Pulse Area High School Spring Sports Roundup

The Cossatot River Eagles Baseball team started their 2019 season off in a huge way with a lopsided victory over Mineral Springs on March 6th, 25-3. The Eagles continued their winning ways over Caddo Hills on Friday, March 8th, with a 12-4 win. The Eagles was scheduled to host Trinity Christian of Texarkana on Friday, March 15th. But, that game was cancelled due to the Mumps outbreak in the district. The Cossatot River Eagles Softball team has busted out with a perfect 2-0 record on the 2019 campaign after thrashing the Lady Hornets of Mineral Springs on Wednesday, March 6th, with a 25-1 win. Then, two days later, the Lady Eagles soared to a 11-0 victory over the Indians of Caddo Hills. Tuesday, March 12th, the Mena LadyCats were scheduled to be the next opponent, but due to a Mumps outbreak in the Cossatot School District, school was cancelled, along with all sporting events. The Mount Ida Lions Baseball team has struggled since the beginning of the season in late February. The Lions latest

setback came at the hands of Ouachita, by the score of 18-8 on Tuesday, March 5th. Then, the Lions hosted the Mena BearCats and found out that the bats can get things going early in the game. The Lions scored four runs in the 1st inning and scored another run in the 4th inning and two more insurance runs in the 5th, to ensure a 7-4 win. That victory was the team’s first win of the season. Monday, March 11th, the Lions faced Caddo Hills and cruised to a 13-3 win over the Indians. Tuesday, March 12th, the Lions traveled to Mountain Pine for non conference action and will now wait to travel to Dierks on Monday, March 25th. The Mount Ida Lady Lions Softball team entered the 2019 season with four straight victories. Winning over Mena 7-3, Fountain Lake 4-2, and concluding with two victories in the Payen Tournament. The first over Woodlawn (Rison) 6-0, and Bearden, 13-4. Their first loss of the season came against Payen on Friday, March 8th with a 18-0 shellacking. All of those runs came in the 5th inning. Then, on Tuesday, March 12th, the Lady Lions squad traveled to Mountain

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Pine for a non conference matchup and returns home on Thursday, March 14th with a matchup against Warren. The Acorn Tigers Baseball team started the 2019 season off with a disappointing 22-4 loss at the hands of the Indians of Caddo Hills. Caddo Hills jumped out to a 9-0 lead going into the bottom of the 2nd inning before getting on the board. Caddo Hills scored two more runs in the top of the 4th inning and then sealed the victory with 11 more runs in the top of the 5th inning. Acorn then hosted Talihina, Oklahoma on Tuesday, March 12th and will hit the road for a trip to Foreman on Monday, March 25th. The Acorn Lady Tigers Softball team lost 14-9 at the hands of the Booneville Bearcats on Thursday, March 7th in Acorn. The Lady Tigers hosted Waldron on Monday, March 11th and lost 13-2. The Lady Tigers then hit the road to Texarkana and Genoa Central High School on Tuesday. Next up for the Lady Tigers will be the Indians of Caddo Hills on Friday, March 15th.

The Mena BearCats Baseball team played four games in six days and lost their first two matchups against Mount Ida and Malvern. Malvern defeated Mena by the score of 13-3. On Monday, March 11th, Mena were to have traveled to Murfreesboro, but that contest was cancelled. Then, the BearCats were to have hosted Horatio yesterday. But due to poor field conditions, the game was switched to Horatio . The BearCats next matchup comes on Friday, March 15th, when they travel to Bauxite. The Mena LadyCats Softball team started last week with a 9-6 victory over Hope, before dropping the next two games to Dierks, 7-3, and to the Lady Leopards of Malvern, 11-4. Tuesday, March 12th, the LadyCats softball squad were to have hosted the Cossatot River squad, but due to the Mumps outbreak and to prevent the potential spreading and was cancelled. Wednesday, March 13th, the LadyCats will host Ashdown, before hitting the road on Friday, March 15th to face Bauxite.

Dierks Lady Outlaws Defeat Mena LadyCats 7 to 3 in Non-Conference Action The Lady Outlaws took an early on Thursday, March 7th. Dierks led 1 - 0 in the first inning and added a run in the 4th and 5th innings making the count 3-0, but the Lady Cats scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th to cut the lead to one. The game remained close until the top of the 7th, when the Lady Outlaws exploded for 4 runs on 4 hits to take a 7-2 lead. Mena would respond in the bottom of the 7th by scoring one run for the final score of 7-3. Delany Eckert was the winning pitcher

for the Lady Outlaws. She gave up 3 runs on 5 hits, while striking out 5. She also went 2 for 4 at the plate with a RBI double in the 5th and a RBI single in the 7th inning. Abby McConnell was the losing pitcher for the Lady Cats. She pitched 7 innings, giving up 7 runs on 8 hits, while striking out 2. The Lady Cat leader at the plate was Morgan Puckett. She went 2 for 4 with a single and a RBI double. Macy Johnson and Avery Powell went 1 for 4 and Reigha Smith went 1 for 3 with a single in the 4th inning.

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Mena Bearcat Basketball Post-Season Honors

2nd Team All-Conference: Zane Stephens

2nd Team All-Conference: Brock Strother,

2nd Team All-Conference: Zeb Wilson

Razorback Basketball Starts Postseason Action on Thursday The Arkansas Razorbacks Mens Basketball team head to Nashville, TN on Wednesday, in preparation for the Southeastern Conference Tournament. The #8 Hogs will face #9 Florida at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday. The Razorbacks are riding a three game winning streak heading into the second round contest. If the Razorbacks win, they will have a daunting task of upsetting #1 ranked LSU on Friday, also slated for a noon tip. The Hogs are in the upper portion of the tournament bracket #12 Missouri will face #13 Georgia and #11 Texas A & M takes on #14 Vanderbilt, in opening first round action on Wednesday. Beside the Arkansas and Florida game on Thursday, #10 Alabama faces #7 Ole

Miss. Other 2nd round action will have #5 Auburn facing the winner of Missouri or Georgia. #6 Mississippi State would then take on the winner of the Texas A & M and Vanderbilt in the nightcap. #2 Kentucky awaits the Alabama and Ole Miss winner on Friday night. #3 Tennessee and #4 South Carolina will enjoy waiting to find out who their opponents will be in the Quarterfinals on Friday. The two semifinal matchups will take place on Saturday and the SEC Championship game will be at Noon on Sunday. Catch all of the Razorback Basketball conference tournament action on KQOR 105.3 FM this week, with airtime slated for 11:30am with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman, each day that the Hogs are playing.

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Fanny has a sweet smile and eyes �at you will fall in love wi�! She's a big girl at 76 lbs. Fabulous looking German Shepherd X Great Pyrenees. Lovely tan and white soft fur too! Celebrate her birthday in July! (bd 07/08/17) Fanny is great with women but requires a little time to warm up with men she doesn't know as she becomes shy and a bit scared. Fanny uses a dog door. She likes dogs. Add beauty, love and grace to your home! ALL ANIMALS AT HSO ARE SPAYED/NEUTERED AND ARE CURRENT ON THEIR VACCINATIONS PRIOR TO ADOPTION.

OFFICE PHONE NUMBER: (479) 394-5682 • WEB SITE: www.hsomena.org • HSO is a 501(c)(3) organization. Please consult your tax advisor to see if your donation is tax deductible.


Weekly Publication Thursday – 03/14/19 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 11:15 a.m. – Caregiver meeting on the topic of “Hearing Loss” at the Cossatot Senior Center at 7366 Hwy 71 S, Wickes. • 11:30 a.m. – Rotary Club of Mena/Polk County will meet at Papa’s Mexican Café. Contact Sue Cavner at 234-5844 or Linda Rowe at 234-2575 for more info. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - The Cove Branch of the Polk County Library is open. • 12:00 p.m. – The Mena Lioness Lions meet at the Limetree Restaurant. • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Salvation Army Family Store helps families with utilities. • 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – The First Assembly of God distributes food at 2111 Sutherland or call 394-1229. • 5:30 p.m. – Weight Watchers meets at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Education Wing, West End. Call 479234-2297 for more information. • 5:15 p.m. - Women Run Arkansas 10 week walking/running clinic. Meets at Mena High School track. Join us to prepare for a 5K in May or jumpstart your fitness routine. • 5:30 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous Women’s Meeting at the ABC Club at 1159 Hwy, 71, S., Mena. 479216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 6:00 p.m. – Hatfield’s Lion’s Club meets at the Lions Club Field House. • 6:00 p.m. – GriefShare weekly seminar/support group at the Ouachita Regional Hospice, 602 DeQueen St, Mena. Open to anyone in the community grieving the death of a loved one. • 6:30 p.m. – Mena Chapter #243, Order of the Eastern Star will meet at the Masonic Temple at 701 Port Arthur. Meeting will follow a meal at 6:30 p.m. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. • 7:00 p.m. – Cherry Hill Fire De-

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partment meeting and training at the Fire Station. Friday - 03/15/19 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Fibers Arts Group meets at Mena Art Gallery. • 12:00 p.m. – The Lions Meetings are held in the Lions Club House on Highway 71 South. • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Fish Fry by the Knights of Columbus at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 203 8th St., Mena. Adults $12 and Kids $8. • 7:00 p.m. - Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next 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 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297. Saturday – 03/16/19 • 10:00 a.m. – Cossatot Senior Center Breakfast Fundraiser at the senior center, 7366 Hwy 71 S, Wickes. Donation request only. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Children’s Art Class at the Mena Art Gallery, for children ages 5 to 9. Cost is $2. Call 479-394-3880 to reserve spot. • 5:30 p.m. – 3rd Saturday Gospel Singing to be held at Janssen Park. Bring a lawn chair and cold drink. Musicians and singers welcome. For more information, contact Stanley or Jeanette Dreyer at 479-216-0533. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club 1159 Hwy 71 S., Mena. 479-243-0297 or 479-216-4606. Sunday – 03/17/19 • 2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 3:00 p.m. – Worship service is held at Sulpher Springs Church.

• 5:00 p.m. – United Methodist Youth Group at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. Monday – 03/18/19 • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Mena Seventh-Day Adventist Church Food Pantry across from the Polk County Fairgrounds. Non-perishable food, personal care items, and nutritional help. No one will be turned away. • 5:30 p.m. – Polk County Republican Committee meets at Polk County Library, North Room. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. • 6:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America Troop 92 meets at First United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. • 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 The Crossing Church. • 7:00 p.m. – Ouachita Beekeepers Association meeting at Union Bank. Tuesday – 03/19/19 • 8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardener Community Men’s Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The written portion of the drivers test will be given at the Morrow Street Housing Authority, and as long as road conditions are optimal the driving portion of the test will be given. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Polk County Family Mission is open in the 9th Street Ministries Building. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – “Art Day” at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena St. 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. • 5:15 p.m. - Women Run Arkansas 10 week walking/running clinic. Meets

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at Mena High School track. Join us to prepare for a 5K in May or jumpstart your fitness routine. • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Polk County Housing Authority Community Room live country and gospel music. • 6:00 p.m. – The Regular Hatfield Town Council will meet at the Town Hall in Hatfield. • 7:00 p.m. – VFW Post 4451 meeting at Veterans Park in Acorn. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First United Methodist Church, 9th & Port Arthur. 479-2342887 or 479-234-3043. Wednesday – 3/19/19 • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Shepherd’s Closet open at First Baptist Church 4802 Hwy 71 S Hatfield, AR 870-389-6412. Accepting and distributing clothing/usable household items/ and nonperishable food items. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 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. • 5:45 p.m. – The Mena First United Methodist Church Kidz will meet. • 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. – The Polk County Cattlemens Association Meeting at the Polk County Fairgrounds. Sponsor is Farmers CoOp. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297.

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Daniel’s Carpentry and Painting, home repair, decks, privacy fences, fence rows, underpinning, etc. Also lawn and garden work. Call 479-216-1101 or 479-216-2299 T32719

Complete Yard Care, Odd Jobs and more! When you need an extra hand, call me! Mena, Arkansas and Polk County area- 479-234-0509 T110619 Handyman Services - Roofing, plumbing, mechanical anything. Call Bill Duff 479-216-5204 T31319

- FOR RENT Clean and comfortable housing since 1969, No Pets. J. Ray & Maria’s MH Park and Rentals. Hwy 71 North, Mena, AR. 479-216-3085 TFN

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St. Patty’s Dance on Saturday, March 16th from 8 p.m. to Midnight at the Elks Lodge of Mena. Get your green on and come dance to Mike Mayberry and the Slowhands from Hot Springs. Admission: $7 for members and $9 for guests. Elks Lodge of Mena, Hwy. 375 East, 124 Elks Lane. T31319 The Family of Randall Cook wants to say thank you to everyone that helped Randy through his illness. Thanks to Ouachita Reginal Hospice, Meals on Wheels, Beasley Wood, and all the friends that came by and visited, cooked meals, and kept him abreast of all that was going on in Polk County. He loved you all! We are going to miss his dry humor, mischievousness, lazy smile, and little chuckle. He loved you all in his own special way. T01319 We will see him again soon.

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Campaign Offers Discount for Online Participants LITTLE ROCK – It may not feel like boating season yet, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, along with boating safety advocates nationwide, is urging boaters to #KeepYourEdge by enrolling in a boating education course this spring. The AGFC is participating in the national Spring Aboard – Take A Boating Education Course campaign. The Spring Aboard campaign encourages boaters to get educated before the kick-off of the boating season, so they can make the most out of their time on the water. A boating safety course provides critical boating knowledge that anyone who plans to get out on the water should have, and better prepares you for the risks you may face while boating. U.S. Coast Guard statistics indicate that of the accidents where the level of operator education was known, 81 percent of boating deaths occurred on boats where the boat operator had not received boating education instruction. “This is the perfect time to take a boating education course, instead of waiting until the last minute before a trip to the lake or river,” said Alex Hinson, Boating Education Coordinator for the AGFC. “And to help make sure people are exposed to boater education, we’ve been able to reduce the cost of the online version by 50 percent during the week of March 17-23.” In-person boating education courses are still absolutely free, but many participants prefer to take the online version at their own convenience. This option requires an outside vendor, Boat Ed, to conduct the online test, and costs $24.50 to offset the cost of that program. Anyone who registers for online boating education between March 17 and March 23 can enter the coupon code SpringAboard19 to take advantage of the 50 percent discount and get certified for boating education online. Visit www.agfc.com/boatered to learn more about boating education and sign up for a class.


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Wickes Straight Shooters Middle School Archery Team Qualified for Nationals...

Congratulations to the Wickes Straight Shooters Middle School Archery team! They competed in the State Archery Tournament on Friday, March 1, in Hot Springs. The Straight Shooters qualified for Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, with an overall score of 3006! The Cossatot River School District is proud of all their hard work and look forward to supporting them as they compete in Nationals! Submitted photo: Back Row: (Coach) Gloria Pritchett, Heidi Turnbough, Noah Richardson, Travis Taylor, Ismael Medina, Charles Richardson, Stephanie Linker , (Coach) Sharon Miles. Middle Row: Zach McCormick, Cooper Price, Easton Johnson, Santiago Maya, Dillon Loving, Brenna Roper, Jaylee Pollard, Cooper Price. Bottom Row: Jovani Maya, Jonathan Gonzalez, Edwyn Luna, Chris Salinas, Ethan Youngblood, Sabera Land. Not Pictured: Landrey Richardson

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