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Mena City Council Street Committee Informed About Road Improvements to Fairgrounds Road (MENA) Road improvements will be coming to motorists on Fairgrounds Road. Members of the streets committee heard from Mayor Seth Smith, about plans to repair and repave Fairgrounds Road, in the southern end of the city. Smith said that after consulting with Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison, the city and county will be able to work together and help save each other money,

especially the city with the project. Fairgrounds Road has seen a greater increase in usage and in particular with bigger trucks utilizing the roadway. Fairgrounds Road has a short portion that is within the city limits. Mena Councilman James Earl Turner commented that he is pleased that both the city and county is working together to help save taxpayers monies and that in his memory, it’s been a long time in which both

entities have worked together on a project. Mayor Smith stated that he is pleased that much needed infrastructure improvements are getting done and making the city look more appealing and desirable to potential residents, in addition to its current citizens. Approximately $42 to $45 thousand dollars will be the city’s portion of the project along the roadway. No timeframe was given on when the

project would get started, or when it would be completed. The road sees quite a bit of traffic due to the Polk County Fairgrounds and the various events that go on there as well as commercial businesses on the upper end of the roadway. Not to mention, the numerous homes that are located toward the lower end, near the “T”.

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Hey you. Yeah you. The person with the classic car or truck in the garage. The one sitting there that looks like a million bees tried to pollinate it. You should wash that classic and enter it in the Lum and Abner Car Show on June 8th. I’m going to go into a small rant here. There are a lot of you. A LOT who own classic cars and trucks here in Polk County and you keep your ride all to yourself. Sure you take it out for a drive when the weather is just right so that not a drop of water has a chance to touch the paint or undercarriage, but why don’t you get that car out more often?! What good is it doing sitting in the garage? Wash it. Show it! As mentioned, Mena and the surrounding area have lots of classic cars and trucks. A few years back an article online about trucks named Mena as a classic Chevy Truck Mecca. There are probably more classic cars and trucks for an area our size than anywhere else in the country. But we hardly see them. Some classics are in decent condition and they sit in garages doing nothing but getting flat spots on the tires and becoming a cozy home for family

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Jazz Brunch Held at Mena Mountain Resort (MENA) Having different genres of music offered in a community that is accustomed to their typical blends of Country, Pop and Rock, may have found another type of music making its way into the hearts of many. Live Jazz music adorned customers during a Sunday brunch at the Mena Mountain Resort on Highway 71 North in Mena. The local resort is trying to provide various ways of attracting people to come and visit Mena and the Polk County area, with this type of an event. The 15 room resort, located just about a mile North of Mena, is on a forty acre property that has a huge 400 seat conference and banquet center, a library, other conference rooms, and a state of the art kitchen and dining room. Family reunions, weddings, tradeshows, conventions and other types of events are held on the property. The resort was established in 2009 and is expecting more growth in the near future. Owner Lou Longoria, who moved to Mena from the Dallas, Texas area, has been involved in the growth of our area and has also served in a capacity with the Mena /

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Reflections From Faith and History God, in His infinite wisdom and sovereignty, created and ordained three institutions: family, church, and government. It was, and still is, His design and will that each function within its biblically-ordained role and jurisdiction. It is His desire too that they serve in a co-dependent and complimentary but distinct capacity to create and maintain a free and stable society where families and communities can live as He intended. God created man and woman for fellowship with Himself; then marriage for love and procreation, then the family to provide a home to be the first church, first school, first economy, and first government for children as parents love, nurture and train them in His ways and teachings. God, in Jesus Christ, created the church to sustain and grow His body of believers so that His Kingdom might increase through their love and commitment to Him and to one another. God created government to promote and administer justice and to restrain and punish evil. When any of God’s three institutions fail to function as designed, then a breakdown in societal morals, norms, fabric, and stability is inevitable. We have seen this happening in America for some time, in part, because of our misunderstanding of government itself. Many of us limit our perspective of government to only within the civil realm, and then often in terms of a benevolent father, a centralized state, an institution void of accountability and specific areas of authority. However, God intended government to be characterized by multiplicity and accountability (Exodus 18:21) due to the natural condition of our

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hearts (Jeremiah 17:9). These Biblical precepts were foundational during the formation of America’s colonies and federal government. Government begins with the individual (self) and the regulation of his/her conduct and then extends outward to include all institutions. Self-government is generated through the power of God’s Spirit (Galatians 5:16-26), thus men fail or succeed in self-government depending upon their choice of rebellion or obedience to God. Self-government is the foundation for any free society and it undergirds all institutional governments including home, church and civil. Self-government must be moral and personal before it can ever be practical and institutional. The central focus of all levels of government should be the regenerating work of Jesus Christ, because people will govern and be governed by the condition of their hearts. This can be seen in a look back over our nation’s history. When our Forefathers developed our founding documents, over 90 percent of the references used were either directly or indirectly taken from the Bible. Those documents reflected God’s concept and design for government, accounting for the human condition (original sin) and the lessons of history. After more than 230 years America is still using her original constitution, an unprecedented feat in history. With the exception of 17 amendments (after the Bill of Rights), the Constitution hasn’t changed, but has our government? Have we as a people? Yes, but why? It goes back to the condition of our hearts (Proverbs 23:7). In the words of James Madison, known as the “Chief Architect of the Constitution,” and our 4th President,

“We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government.......[but] upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves...according to the Ten Commandments of God.” Today, our government retains its original structure but bears only a mild resemblance in function to that which our founder’s designed. Our nation has the same Constitution, but as a people we have not the same morals and principles. In the words of John Adams, our second President, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion......Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” The choice of autonomous rights over personal responsibilities will ultimately result in the moral decay of a nation. Our nation is proving this, as have others. We must come to the understanding that all authority in family, church, and civil government is delegated from God and ministerial (Romans 13:1-7) for God. Without

this principle, that authority becomes absolute and corrupt through man and tyranny of some sort will eventually ensue. History is replete with examples of such. God intended that church and state be institutionally separate but morally and spiritually co-dependent and complimentary. Civil government is essentially a reflection of the cumulative components and effects of self, family, and church as well as voluntary associations and institutions which foster strong relationships and unity in community. In the words of Founding Father Elias Boudinot, “Good government generally begins in the family.... ” In closing, the conventions, customs and mores of a society are essentially rooted in its core religious faith and thus represent a religious order; an order that begins in the home. For most of our nation’s life, that order came from the Bible. The question is: what religious faith and order will it be today and in America’s future? The fundamental answer lies in the priorities and choices that are made by you and me?

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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 Mena Police Department Reports for the Week of May 19, 2019 through May 25, 2019 follow: May 19, 2019 •Jenna E. Myles, 20, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct after officers responded to a call at a local residence. May 20, 2019 •Mykos Pierce, 20, of Mena was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after officers were called to a disturbance on the parking lot at a local retail store. •A local woman reported that she is being harassed by an acquaintance. Case is pending. May 21,2019 •Employees at a local car part store reported a person who was being a nuisance and would not leave. No charges have been filed at this time, but the suspect was cautioned not to return to the store. •A Mena man filed a complaint against his girlfriend, claiming she is harassing him. No charges were filed. May 22, 2019 •David Sinyard, 43, of Mena was charged with inhaling an intoxicant after officers responded to a complaint regarding a suspicious person in a local neighborhood. •Rachel Denise Crow, 39, of Mena was charged with shoplifting following a call to a local retail store. May 23, 2019 •Van Holman, 26, of Mena was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Holman was also served an outstanding arrest warrant. May 24, 2019 •Report was made of a local woman trespassing at a local retail store. Case is pending location and interview of suspects and surveillance tapes. May 25, 2019 •A Mena woman reported that someone had stolen her debit card and had attempted to use it. Case is pending. •Cheyenne Nicole Smith, 25, was served an outstanding warrant.

Polk County Arraignment Report STATE OF ARKANSAS vs. ROSIE R. ARTHUR White Female / Date of Birth: 10/31/1973 Date Of Incident: April 24, 2019 COUNT #1: FAILURE TO APPEAR. Defendant did unlawfully fail to appear, without reasonable excuse, subsequent to having been lawfully set at liberty upon condition that she appear at a specified time, place and court for a revocation hearing. STATE OF ARKANSAS vs. KRISTIAN MANLEY White Female / Date of Birth: 06/29/1985 Date Of Incident: May 13, 2019 COUNT #1: FAILURE TO APPEAR. Defendant did unlawfully fail to appear, without reasonable excuse, subsequent to having been lawfully set at liberty upon condition that she appear at a specified time, place and court for a revocation hearing. STATE OF ARKANSAS vs. TATUM VEAL White Female / Date of Birth: 08/31/1990 Date Of Incident: May 13, 2019 COUNT #1: FAILURE TO APPEAR. Defendant did unlawfully fail to appear, without reasonable excuse, subsequent to having been lawfully set at liberty upon condition that she appear at a specified time, place and court. COUNT #2: FAILURE TO APPEAR. Defendant did unlawfully fail to appear, without reasonable excuse, subsequent to having been lawfully set at liberty upon condition that she appear at a specified time, place and court for a revocation hearing. STATE OF ARKANSAS vs. HEIDI M. WILSON White Female / Date of Birth: 11/07/1976 Date Of Incident: May 13, 2019 COUNT #1: NON SUPPORT. Defendant did fail to provide for her legitimate children who are less than eighteen years of age having a past due amount owing TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS or more, but less than TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND. Class B Felony. STATE OF ARKANSAS vs. LOGAN E. PITTS White Male / Date of Birth: 03/23/1979 Date Of Incident: Unknown COUNT #1: POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHANALIA. did possess with the purpose to use the drug paraphanalia to inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce METHAMPHETAMINE into the human body. Class D Felony.

STATE OF ARKANSAS vs. DAVID MARSHALL FRASER White Male / Date of Birth: 08/22/1988 Date Of Incident: March 22, 2019 and May 7, 2019 COUNT 1: THEFT BY RECEIVING. said defendant did receive, retain or dispose of the stolen property of another person, David Russell, knowing that the property was stolen and valued at less than FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, but more than ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. Class D Felony. COUNT 2: THEFT BY RECEIVING. said defendant did receive, retain or dispose of the stolen property of another person, David Russell, knowing that the property was stolen and valued at less than FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, but more than ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. Class D Felony. COUNT 3: POSSESSION OF FIREARMS BY CERTAIN PERSONS. The defendant, being a convicted felon, unlawfully possessed a firearm. Class D Felony. COUNT 4: THEFT OF PROPERTY. The defendant, acting alone or as an accomplice, did unlawfully and knowingly take or exercise unauthorized control over property. A firearm, valued at less than TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, with the purpose of depriving the owner thereof. Class D Felony.

Rich Mountain Electric Doing Improvements To Power Line System (MENA) Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative will be doing some Substation and Transmission line repairs that will affect the electric services to area customers on Saturday, June 1st. The repairs will start at 11:00 p.m. and will affect the electric services in the Cherry Hill, Opal, Southside Road, Big Fork, Board Camp, Nunley, Ink and Yocana areas for about two hours at a time. According to Leon Philpot, President and CEO of Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative, the planned outages will prevent a much larger outage in the future. If inclement weather would occur, the scheduled outages will be rescheduled for a later date and time. Philpot states that they apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause to its members / consumers. If you have any questions, you may contact Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative at (479) 394-4140 or toll free at (877) 8284074.

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LEMON Jimmie Wayne Lemon, age 88, of Mena, Arkansas died Sunday, May 19, 2019 at his home. He was born on Monday, January 26, 1931 to Hugh and Lula Parker Lemon in Board Camp, Arkansas. Jimmie was of the Catholic faith and attended Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church in Mena. He served proudly in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After the military, he moved to Wichita, Kansas and became an electrician. Jimmie loved to garden and share his love of gardening with others, going on walks with his beloved dog, Bo Socks. Jimmie was a loving father, brother, uncle and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Barbara Lemon. Jimmie is survived by son and daughter in law, Randy and Sharon Lemon of St. Louis, Missouri; three daughters and son in law, Debbie Worsham of Wichita, Kansas, Sherry and Tom Black of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Pam Pelz of Mena; his sister and brother in law, Patricia and Dick Young of Wichita, Kansas; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. A graveside service was held Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Resurrection Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas with Father Lebenz as celebrant. Visitation was general. Arrangements were entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

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ABERNATHY Billy (Bill) G. Abernathy passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 23, 2019 following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was born November 6, 1934, to Virdie Fryar Abernathy and Jesse Abernathy in Oden, Arkansas. He attended Oden High School where he was one of the top schoolboy basketball players in the state and lead teams that were the runner-up in 1953 and won the 1954 Arkansas state basketball championship. The coach of those teams was Ode Maddox, who shortly thereafter would become Bill’s father-in-law and longtime mentor. Following graduation, Bill married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Jo Maddox, and attended Arkansas Tech University on a basketball scholarship where he obtained his degree in physical education in 1957. He later obtained a Masters degree in administration from the University of Arkansas. Following graduation, Bill began a career in public education that would last over sixty years. He passionately believed that education was the best way to improve someone’s life, and through his efforts as a teacher, administrator and in government service, worked tirelessly to help as many people as he could obtain a quality education and to help further educational opportunities in the state of Arkansas. After starting his career by spending one year as a teacher in California, he returned to Arkansas and taught at Oden for several years. He subsequently worked in administration in the Conway and Greenbrier public schools before becoming Superintendent of the Mena School District in 1972. In 1987, he became President of Rich Moun-

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tain Community College in Mena where he served for 13 years. He later was elected to the Arkansas State House of Representatives for three terms where he served as Chairman of the Education Committee. He then served as Executive Director of the Rural Arkansas Education Association until his retirement in 2017. In 2014, he was awarded a Champion of Rural Arkansas Lifetime Achievement Award by the Arkansas Rural Community Alliance. Bill’s greatest joy was his family - Mary Jo and their three children and spouses, seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, many nieces and nephews, extended family - and friends. He was happiest when spending time with loved ones at his beloved Lake Ouachita, where he taught many a youngster to water ski, and spent countless hours fishing. His fish frys were legendary and will be greatly missed but always happily and lovingly remembered by his family and friends. Bill was also a devoted hunter, spending many weekends over the past 50 years hunting deer and quail in western Arkansas with his sons and grandchildren. He was a member of Christ Community Fellowship in Mena. He was also very active in several civic organizations including Lions Club in Mena. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Jo Maddox Abernathy; two sons, Robert Abernathy and his wife, Ginger, of Bryant, Arkansas; Richard Abernathy, and his wife, Paula, of Bryant, Arkansas; daughter Melinda Abernathy Stevenson and her

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MOURTON Doralene Mourton, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas passed away May 24, 2019 in Mena, Arkan-

sas. She was born September 15, 1928 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Frank Gillean and May Harvey Gillean. She was a cosmetologist, worked in school food service and hospital environmental control. She loved gardening, crocheting and sewing but most of all loved spending time with her family. Survivors are daughters: Wanda Ann Singleton and Joy Dell Barney; grandchildren: Tim Singleton, Audra Titsworth, Tammy Turner, Jordan Marlar, Bethany Bailey, Eden Barney, Keilah Barney; great grand-

husband, John, of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren - Renee Abernathy, Tyson Abernathy, London Abernathy Creel, Caroline Stevenson, Katherine Stevenson, Mary Claire Stevenson, and Annalise Robbins; one great grandchild, Saylor Abernathy; brother, Ted Abernathy; sister, Eva Jean Miller; and many dear nieces, nephews, and in-laws. He is predeceased by his father, Elder Jesse Abernathy; his mother, Virdie Fryer Abernathy; brothers Allen Abernathy; Larry Abernathy; Everett Abernathy; Eugene Abernathy; Isaac Abernathy; and his twin Bobby Abernathy. A visitation and celebration of life was held Monday, May 27, at Beasley-Wood Funeral home from 6 – 8 p.m. His service was held Tuesday, May 28, at 2 p.m. at Christ Community Fellowship in Mena under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Pallbearers were Tyson Aberanthy, Josh Creel, Jeff Crumpton, John Maddox, Matt Maddox, Lee Maddox, Brandt Maddox, Stan Miller, and Phil Stevenson. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Abernathy, Al Gathright, David Maddox, and coffee shop friends. The family requests any memorial contributions be made to Bill Abernathy Family Endowment Scholarship Fund at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain or to Christ Community Fellowship in Mena. Online obituary available at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com children: Seth Singleton, Syndy Laughlin, Ethan Davis, Dillon Turner, Dayne Turner, Madalyn Turner; and eight great -great grandchildren; and sister, Dottie Medford. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and May Gillean; her husband, Joffree Joe Mourton; sister, Edythe Rabb; brothers: Victor Gillean and Edward Gillean. Graveside services were Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Pine Ridge Cemetery with Reverend Allen Taylor officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Dillon Turner, Dayne Turner, Ethan Davis, Brad Laughlin, John Marlar, and Craig Bailey. Honorary Pallbearers were Tim Singleton, Seth Singleton and Billy Jack Turner Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com


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Billy Loyd Bates age 82 of Mena formerly of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in Mena. Billy was born on March 26, 1937 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Elmer Bates and the late Viola Darr Bates. He was married to the late Delma Bates for 47 years until her passing in 2014 and worked in the construction business. Billy proudly served his country in the United States Navy earning several medals such as: Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 bronze stars, and public of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He enjoyed doing many things outdoors like horseback riding, working and creating things with wood. One of his favorite hobbies was making wine, even tho he didn’t drink. Most of all he was dedicated in visiting family and friends especially when they were sick. He was a loving and dedicated father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. He is survived by: daughters: Michelle Tilley of Hatfield, Arkansas and Lisa Bain and husband Eddie of Hatfield, Arkansas; sons: Billy D. Bates and wife Charlie Jo of Hatfield, Arkansas and Michael Little and wife Debbie of Hatton, Arkansas; sister Darlene Loyd and husband Dennis of Hooks, Texas; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Viola Bates; wife Delma Bates; daughter Carol Dixon; sisters: Betty McClung and Faye Hall. Funeral was Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Big Fork under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Visitation was Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Beasley Wood from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Pallbearers were Adam Gates, Sam Clayburn, Kenny Romine, Dale McCoy, Dennis Rowe and Thomas McCormick. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Moreland and Fred Morgan Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

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Mary Margaret Fassler, age 77, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, May 23 2019 in Little

Rock, Arkansas. She was born June 19, 1941 in Vandervoort, Arkansas to the late Ambrose A. Fassler and Mamie Smith Fassler. She was a teacher for 43 years and taught in the Mena School District for many years and owned Fassler School of Dance and Gymnastics. She loved teaching and saw it as a blessing to have impacted so many children. She also loved her church and Bible studies. Anyone who had a chance to meet her walked away with a memory to last a lifetime. From “Gather up your paraphernalia” to “Get your ducks in a row”, she had a way with life that will never be forgotten. She was a woman who was stead-fast, persistent, strong-willed and determined and a loving mother, grandmother and aunt, always wanting nothing but the best for her loved ones. She will be dearly missed by all. Survivors are daughter, Danna Fassler of Hot Springs, Arkansas; grandchildren: Misty Mullen of Mena, Arkansas, Rick Sandoval of Texarkana, Arkansas, Brianna Kimmel of Dequeen, Arkansas; great grandchildren: Kinsey, Jaxon and Avery Mullen. Aiden and Alex Sandoval. Haven and Axton Sandoval and Blakely Kimmel; niece, Donna Roberts of Cove, Arkansas; great niece, Destinee Evans of Cove, Arkansas; nephew, Mark Wheeler of Mena, Arkansas; great nephews: Derek Wheeler and Dylan Wheeler of Cove, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents Ambrose and Mamie Fassler; brother James Fassler ;and sister Dorothy Wheeler. Funeral Service was 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Christ Community Church with interment following at Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Rick Sandoval, Aiden Sandoval, Thomas Mullen, Tim Kimmel, D. J. Woodburn and Mark Wheeler. Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

JIMMY C. DAVIS Jimmy C. Davis age 78 of Y-City, Arkansas passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Y-City. He was born on August 21, 1940 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Harvey Davis and the late Alpha G. Callahan Davis. Jimmy enjoyed watching western movies and looking at tractor books. He was a member of the Chant Lane Church in Y-City. He was a loving and generous brother, uncle and a friend to all who knew him. Jimmy will be dearly missed. He is survived by his sister, Peggy Keener of Boles, Arkansas; brother, Harold Da-

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vis of Florida; nieces and nephews: Pam McGill, Steven Keener and Gary Keener. He was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Alpha Davis. Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Chant Lane Pentecostal Church in Y- City, Arkansas. Interment will follow in the Union Ridge Cemetery in Dayton, Arkansas with Brother Mike Shaddon officiating. Services are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.

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Standerfer Awarded Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship by Montgomery The Shelter Foundation awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Halie Standerfer, a graduate of Mena High School by Shelter Agent Telissa Montgomery. Beginning the fall after the recipient’s high school graduation Standerfer can direct the scholsrahip funds toward tuition, fees, or campus housing for any course of study and leading to an academic degree at any accredited college or university. A committee of local high school officials and community leaders selected the local recipient. The committee considered each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character, and participation and leadership in school and community activities. The scholarship is paid directly to the school the recipient selects. Standerfer received a certificate from Montgomery on behalf of the Shelter Foundation.

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UARM Women’s Soccer Announces Signing (MENA) Madison Zamudio made it official and will be a member of the UA – Rich Mountain Womens Soccer inaugural squad starting this Fall. Zamudio is a midfielder/striker from Coach Brian Byrd’s hometown in Mansfield, Texas. UA – Rich Mountain is also looking for high school talent! Head Soccer Coach Brian Byrd will be holding an upcoming Showcase Soccer ID Camp on June 2nd @ Bearcat Stadium in Mena. The UA – Rich Mountain Soccer program is looking at attracting quality student / athletes who can participate in the NJCAA program. For more information, contact UA-Rich Mountians athletic department.

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Mena Native in Home Run Derby (LAKE CHARLES) McNeese baseball will open play in the 2019 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament as the No. 5 seed and will take on 4th-seeded Incarnate Word at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas. Prior to the start of the tournament, the 2nd Annual Southland Conference Home Run Derby will kick off tourney weekend on Tuesday night at 6:30, also at Constellation Field. A member of each of the eight tournament teams will participate in the derby. Representing McNeese will be senior

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(COVE) Members of Cove Town Council were apprised of a recent development with their water source. The town gets it water source from Gillham Lake. Recently, in trying to battle a fungus issue, officials there added too much chlorine into the lake and thus failed water quality tests samples. The Town of Hatfield also gets its water from Gillham Lake and according to an official, it may take a couple of months to remedy the situation. The only real solution to the problem is to do a lot of flushing within the system.

(MENA) The Polk County Library will once again offer a free summer reading program for area youth beginning Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The weekly program will be presented each Wednesday morning in June from 10:00 to 11:00; any necessary supplies will be provided by the library. The theme for this year is “A Universe of Stories” and each week will include different activities and information geared toward our solar system. All program participants will receive a backpack, pencil, and bookmark. Participants will be rewarded for reading a set number of books throughout

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doesn’t matter if your ride is a fully restored Super Sport Camaro or a truck that has seen better days, but your working on making it better, this is the time to get it out and let people see it! Times have changed. Rough cars are welcomed at shows now. Survivors, barn finds, daily drivers that are classics. A few dents, some rust. It doesn’t matter. Every car or truck has a story to tell. A background that makes it interesting. This is the new

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the month of June. Pre-registration forms are available at the library, or registration can be done the first day of the program. Arriving 10-15 minutes early will allow time for registration before the program begins. The official summer reading program ends on June 26, but library staff have planned weekly programs on a variety of topics that will continue each Wednesday through mid-August. Visits from first responders, emergency vehicles, a dental hygienist, and a tool representative are all planned. The summer reading program is presented as an encouragement for lifelong learning, whether in school or out, and is sponsored by the Arkansas State Library.

This program is most appropriate for elementary school children but younger children will enjoy the activities and can certainly benefit as well. Any questions may be directed to Mary Renick at the Polk County Library, (479) 394-2314, or e-mail to polkcountylibrary@ yahoo.com.

part of classic car ownership that makes it even more interesting and fun. My truck is a 1971 Chevy C10. There is nothing special about it. It was used on a soybean farm near Stuttgart for over 20 years until the owner sold it to his grandson in the early 90’s. He puttered around the farm in it for the next 20 years until I came along. I’m now the 3rd owner. It’s nowhere near great shape. It has rust, unreliable wiring, no carpet, holes in the seat and it looks like it was painted by Stevie Wonder. But, I’ll still bring the truck out to the Lum and Abner Car Show. I’ll bring it out to show the public my faded green beauty and to support the festival. Let’s not forget that supporting the festival and Lions Club is important as well.

The Lum and Abner Car Show could be called our show for locals. Sure locals enter the Rod Run too, but that show has loads of entrants from out of the area. Lum and Abner as a car show is smaller and it’s our chance to get together and talk shop with like-minded locals. So make plans. Get your car wash soap and chamois ready and get that classic out of the garage and to the Lum and Abner Car Show on Saturday, June 8th at Janssen Park. If you don’t, I hope the mice have babies. By Jamie Hammack, a somewhat reformed Hot Rodder and publisher of The Polk County Pulse.

Basic Computer Concepts for Novices Class begins on Tuesday, June 11, at 6:00pm in the Community Room of the library. The class is taught by Peter Bellone. Questions about this class may be directed to thelibrary at (479) 394-2314.

“Smoke Free” and well maintained. The cooking and heating in most apartments is natural gas which is paid by the housing authority. Water, sewer and garbage pick-up are also paid by the housing authority. You will be responsible for your own electric service. Rent amount is based on income. Lawn mowing service is provided to elderly/disabled residents and available for a fee to all other residents. Apartments have washer and dryer hook-up and are equipped with a range and refrigerator as well as central heat and air conditioning. PCHA also has an income based rental assistance program for housing anywhere in Polk County. or visit our website at www.polkarhousing.com

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Weekly Publication THURSDAY, MAY 30TH • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 368 Polk Road 50. • 11:30 a.m. – Rotary Club of Mena/Polk County meets at Papa’s Mexican Café. Contact Sue Cavner at 234-5844 or Linda Rowe at 234-2575 for more info. • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Good Vibes Art Day at the Mena Art Gallery. All mediums welcome, from fiber art, painting and crafting. Open to public. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - The Cove Branch of the Polk County Library is open. • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Salvation Army Family Store helps families with utilities. • 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Daisy Room Live Country & Gospel Music. Open to the public. • 5:30 p.m. – Weight Watchers meets at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Education Wing, West End. Call 479234-2297 for more information. • 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. – GriefShare weekly seminar/support group will meet at the Ouachita Regional Hospice Bldg – 602 DeQueen St., Mena. Open for anyone in the community grieving the death of a loved one. • 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. FRIDAY, MAY 31ST – • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 368 Polk Road 50. • 12:00 p.m. – The Lions Meetings are held in the Lions Club House on Highway 71 South. • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Fibers Arts Group meets at Mena Art Gallery. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anon-

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ymous 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 479-2430297. SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST – • 10:00 a.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous men’s meeting – ABC Club across form Chopping Block: 1159 Hwy 71 S., Mena – 281-387-0400. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 368 Polk Road 50. • 1:00 p.m. – There will be an M.S.A.A. Support Group meeting in Room 156 at UA-Rich Mountain. • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Mena Art Gallery Three Dimensional Art Show (anything that can be viewed from all sides) entries accepted. For questions call Whitney at 479-3943880. • 6:00 p.m. – Benson Award Ceremony at the Ouachita Center on the campus of UARM. Contact OLT for more information/tickets. • 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 479-2164606. SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND – • 2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. • 3:00 p.m. – Worship service is held at Sulpher Springs Church. MONDAY, JUNE 3RD – • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. • 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Mena Seventh Day Adventist Church Food Pantry at 149 Polk Road 43, across from Fairgrounds. Non-perishable food, personal care items, and nutritional

help. Everyone will be served. • 6:00 p.m. – Polk County Fair & Rodeo meets at the Fairgrounds. • 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. • 6:30 p.m. – Shady Grove RVFD business and training meeting. • 6:30 p.m. – Mountain Meadow Chapter #22 Order of The Eastern Star will meet for refreshments followed by their chapter meeting at 7:30 p.m. at The Mountain Meadow Masonic Lodge Hall in Hatfield • 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. – Potter RVFD meeting at the Fire Station. • 7:00 p.m. – Acorn RVFD meeting will be at the Fire House. TUESDAY, JUNE 4TH – • 8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardner Community Men’s Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The written portion of the drivers test will be given at the Morrow Street Housing Authority, and as long as road conditions are optimal the driving portion of the test will be given. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Polk County Family Mission is open in the 9th Street Ministries Building. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 368 Polk Road 50. • 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.

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• 6:00 p.m. – Sons of Confederate Veterans meet at the Limetree Restaurant for their monthly meeting. • 7:00 p.m. – Dallas Valley RVFD meets for training at the Fire House. • 7:00 p.m. – Acorn Fire & Rescue meets at the Fire Department. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First United Methodist Church, 9th & Port Arthur. 479-2342887 or 479-234-3043. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5TH – • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Shepherd’s Closet open at First Baptist Church 4802 Hwy 71 S Hatfield, AR 870-389-6412. Accepting and distributing clothing/usable household items/ and nonperishable food items. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 368 Polk Road 50. • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Mena Art Gallery Art Group meeting. • 12:00 p.m. - The Emergency warning sirens will be tested in Hatfield, Wickes, Grannis, Vandervoort, Cove, and Mena. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library 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 at the ABC Club 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297.

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HHE Awards Assembly Honored Students For Their Year-long Efforts Submitted photo: On Wednesday, May 22nd Holly Harshman Elementary hosted their 2018-2019 School Awards in the Mena Performing Arts Center to a packed house of excited students, faculty, and family members. Many awards/certificates graced the students as Principal Tamara Smart conducted the awards. Among recognition for ambassadorship and citizenship, students accepted awards for reading programs, gifted and talented recognition and accomplishments, spelling bee winners, geography bee placement and more. Different businesses sponsored shirts for all HHE students who met their assigned grades reading goals and Matt Thomas of State Farm Insurance gifted the top readers in each grade with a Kindle for continued summer reading opportunities!

Acorn Elementary Students of the Month Congratulations to the April Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School. Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/ improvement and good attendance. Special thanks to Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises for providing lunch and games. Receipents for this were: Kindergarten- Kynleigh Midgette, Dominic Crawford, and Camden Hostetler; First Grade- Temperance Mabry and Summer Southwick; Second Grade- Ashlynn Davis and Carson Fairless; Third Grade- Jillian Wood and Mason Cearley; Fourth GradeJosey Dollar, Brooke Elliott, and Kirsten Belcher; Fifth Grade- Nicholas Bedford and Matthew Stout; Sixth Grade- Damon Cruz and Hailee Shores. Picture not provided at time of publication.

Mena Regional Health System May 17, 2019 - May 24, 2019 Claudia Riley of Mena, AR is the proud mother of a baby boy born May 20th Montana & Ben Sterner of Mena, AR are the proud parents of a baby girl born May 21st Roberta & James Littlejohn of Waldron, AR are the proud parents of a baby boy born May 21st Victoria & Traven Stuart of Hatfield, AR are the proud parents of a baby girl born May 21st Haily Guire & Patrick Catone of Hatfield, AR are the proud parents of a baby girl born May 22nd Natalie Renard of Mena, AR is the proud mother of a baby girl born May 22nd Michelle & Devin Taylor of Prairie Grove, AR are the proud parents of a baby boy born May 22nd

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