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Mena High School will crown their 2017-2018 Homecoming Queen this Friday, October 13, at Bearcat Stadium. Festivities begin on Wednesday, October 11, with the Homecoming Parade at 5:30 p.m. The parade will begin on North Mena Street and end at the stadium where Fields of Faith will be held at 6 p.m. On Friday, the Homecoming Court will be presented during halftime of the Bearcats vs. Arkadelphia game, which begins at 7 p.m. Freshman Maids are Allie Martin and Marissa Ortiz, Sophomore Maids are Kaitlyn Titsworth and Macy Maddox, Junior Maids are Ashley Young and Hannah McDonald, and Senior Maids are April Rose, Mackenzie Martin, Madison Maddox, and Sarah Lynch.

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FM Radio Chip Causing Controversy BY MELANIE WADE •

SUBMITTED The UA R ich M ountain campus is busy with activity this fall with more students choosing them as their next step to achieving their higher education and training goals. On the 11th class day for the fall 2017 semester, the University of Arka nsas R ich M ountain reported on an

BY MELANIE WADE • A family has suffered the complete loss of their home following a re on Tuesday, with the cause still undeter mined. Polk County dispatch received a call around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning that a house was on re at 616 igh way 71 South, between Cove and Vandervoort. Cove olunteer Fire Department responded with ve re ghters and soon called for mutual aid. Fire personnel

A sharp debate is growing between the Federal Communications Commission ( FCC) and Apple, Inc., in relation to an FM radio chip that would allow cell phones to “ act like radios” allowing owners to tune in to FM radio during natural disaster situations, even when wi and cell service are unavailable. M ost phones now come with the chip activated and an internal antenna, however, Apple, Inc., de-




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City Announces ‘Knights’ Launch Tootsie Roll Campaign Fall Clean-Up SUBMITTED


PHOTO BY ILANA BURK The Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual Tootsie Roll drive that raises funding for Intellectual Disabilities. The drive is currently underway so expect Knights of Columbus members to visit businesses in the coming days wearing yellow aprons and handing out Tootsie Rolls as they collect donations for the cause. Of the money raised, 85% goes to Polk County Developmental Center and 15 Percent goes to ARC, Arkansas Rehabilitation Camp. Pictured are Knights of Columbus members John Golden and Roy Anderle with Pulse Multi-Media General Manager LeAnn Dilbeck.

he City of Mena’s 1 th Annual Fall Clean-Up is scheduled to begin on M onday, October 16, 2017. Only yard waste items will be picke d up ( tree limbs, shrubs, leaves, grass, etc.) . Due to state law, the City cannot pick up construction debris and lumber. They ask that you please place items at curbside prior to M onday, October 16, to insure they will be collected. N ew - it is required that smaller items, such as small limbs, gum balls, and leaves, be placed in garbage bags. This service is free for the residents of M ena. The M ena Street Department will begin collection in the N orthwest part of the city and work their way across town following the same routes as Southern Disposal. This pick- up is scheduled for one week only and it is not necessary to call City Hall in order to receive this service.

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atrons of the M ontgomery County L ibrary and Polk County Public L ibrary will now be able to download digital, according to M ary R enick, Interim L ibrarian. The library is partnering with Hoopla Digital to allow patrons to download books, audio books, music, videos and movies to their personal devices. Hoopla provides access to thousands of titles with more new content being added all the time. Initially, patrons will be limited to ve downloads per month; this number will likely increase as the system becomes more familiar. L ending periods for e-materials will differ from those for printed materials. Hoopla can be accessed on Apple iOS 6.0+ , Android devices and via the four major web browsers. To access the system on a mobile device, a patron will need to rst download the FREE Hoopla Digital app from the App Store or Google Play on the device. Then log on at and click “ sign up” . A current library card and valid e-mail address are required, as well as personal passwords. L ibrary staff will be happy to provide assistance to anyone encountering dif culty registering.

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resh Start Pregnancy R esource Center will host their 3 rd annual fundraising banquet, L ife is Beautiful, this N ovember and are excited to announce this year’ s featured guest who will both speak and entertain. Caitlin Ja ne is a popular singer and has “ an amazi ng testimony of God’ s healing and grace in their lives,” said Fresh Start Board M ember Candace R iner. “ Both she and her husband had cancer and were told they could not have children and now they are cancer free and have a little boy.” Caitlin and family will travel to M ena from Virginia, where they make their home. According to her website,, “ Caitlin Ja ne has performed at numerous events honoring and advocating for life, including the N ational M arch for L ife in Washington D.C., as well as pregnancy center banquets across the country. She has used music as an outreach to inner city rescue missions, and has performed concerts overseas with M ade In Hope—a n organiza tion that liberates women and children out of the darkness of human traf cking. er music career has expanded beyond sing ing, opening doors for ministry in speaki ng to women’ s groups and young people. As the recipient of the 2016 K indred Award for Female Contemporary Artist of the Y ear, she has been recognize d for her talent, yet music isn’ t just about performing to Caitlin Ja ne—r ather, music is an opportunity to worship and give glory to her L ord and Savior, Je sus Christ.” Fresh Start is committed to providing compassionate mentoring, practical help and accurate information to women and men facing unplanned pregnancies or past abor tions; openly sharing the love, hope, and truth of Je sus Christ. Their services include: pregnancy tests; educational information on fetal development; information regarding options, risks, and consequences of abortion; referrals to healthcare facilities, maternity homes, and other community resources; family support mentoring; post abortion heal ing; First Time M om Program; Earn While Y ou L earn Program and L ife Ski lls. Fresh Start is located in the rock house at 13 08 Hwy. 71 N , in M ena, next door to Miner’s A B Tire and across from Sun Country Inn. They can be contacted at 1186. For more information about Fresh Start and how to partner with them, visit their website at http: / / and on Facebook at http: / / www.facebook. com/ freshstartprc to ke ep up with other special events they are planning as well as other news and updates. Fresh Start’ s L ife is Beautiful Banquet will be held on Thursday, N ovember 2, at 6: 3 0 p.m. at the Ouachita Center on the campus of UA Rich Mountain. To reserve a seat or table, or to become a ban uet sponsor, contact 11 6 or go to www.freshstart events. Ticke ts are $ 3 0 each or get a table of 8 for $ 210. Deadline to purchase ticke ts is Wednesday, October 25 th. In addition to the banquet, Caitlin Ja ne will have a concert at Grace Bible Church on Friday, N ovember 3 rd at 6: 00 PM . There will be a love offering accepted for her ministry.


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Area Students Pray During the Annual ‘See you at the Pole’ BY LEANN DILBECK •


tudents from Acorn, M ena, and Cossatot R iver joined with others across the county and nation for the annual See Y ou at the Pole event held September 27. . This year’s highlighted scripture was from ebrews 1 Let us x our eyes on esus.



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activated the chip on their older models and has stripped the function from their iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, causing a controversy between the company, avid radio advocates, and the FCC. Advocates of the FM radio chip say that during a disaster that wipes out all communications, radio is the only way to send or receive information. During Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and M aria, for example, radio waves were the only source of information for residents to learn what was happening, where they could seek help, etc. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, stated recently to R adio World that the chip, in his opinion, is a matter of public safety. “ In recent years, I have repeatedly called on the wireless industry to activate the FM chips that are already installed in almost all smartphones in the United States. And I’ve speci cally pointed out the public safety bene ts of doing so. In fact, in my rst public speech after I became Chair man, I observed that ‘ you could mak e a case for activating chips on public safety grounds along.’ ” The Sun-Sentinel newspaper in Florida has written extensively on the matter and has reached out to Apple, Inc., with many questions, as has TechCrunch. Critics believe Apple refuses to activate the chip so that users must seek their apps and products to gain information requiring data. In one statement to the reporters, an Apple spok esperson said, “ Apple cares deeply about the safety of our users, especially during times of crisis, and that’ s why we have engineered modern safety solutions into our products,” the company said in a statement. “ Users can dial emergency services and access M edical ID card information directly from the L ock Screen, and we enable government emergency noti cations, ranging from Weather Advisories to AM BER alerts.” As many smartphone manufacturers have activated the chips, including Samsung, M otorola, and L G, Apple has 4 0% of the mark et in the U.S. smartphone category, leaving a large swath of the country with no way to attain information in the case of a disaster. “Broadcasters are providing information on how to evacuate uickly, where flood waters are raging, how to get out of harm’ s way if there’ s a tornado or a hurricane,” said Dennis Wharton, a spok esman for the N ational Association of Broadcasters. “ The notion that Apple or anyone else would block this type of information is something that we nd fairly troubling.” At present, until regulations are mandated requiring smartphone manufacturers to install and activate the chip, it is up to the consumer to purchase a phone with an activated chip to ensure they can maintain an information stream during a disaster. Currently, there is no legislation being pushed through, and no regulations in sight.

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from neighboring departments including three from Vandervoort, four from Wicke s, and one at eld unit responded. Polk County Emergency M anagement also responded and said ve bystanders assisted in trying desperately to quench the large flames. “People were just pulling over wanting to help,” said yle Rowland, Deputy Emergency M anagement Coordinator for Polk County. Arkansas State Police and Polk County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene to provide traf c control as the home sits right on the highway near “Midway,” a dangerous intersection known for having “tons of wrecks,” according to Rowland. The home also sits atop a hill in a series of small rolling hills, making it dif cult for travelers to realize there was an emergency ahead. The re was under control in approximately minutes, however, the home was a complete loss. A pick up truck sitting near the home at the time of the re also received heavy damage. Branson and ylie Provence were stated to be residents of the home. Two persons were in the home at the time the re was reported. One person was injured in the incident with non life threatening injuries. o other details are known at this time.

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unduplicated headcount of 9 3 8 students, a 7% increase over the fall 2016 headcount. Chancellor Phillip Wilson stated, “This increase in enrollment is due to the great job done by our faculty and staff to retain more students and through a series of targeted recruitment strategies implemented by our Admissions Department.” In addition to the College’s overall growth in enrollment, the UA Rich Mountain Waldron campus experienced a increase in students for the fall 1 semester. Areas of growth included rst time freshmen, sophomores, and high school concurrent and Career Center programs. Wendy McDaniel, Director of Admissions stated, “UA Rich Mountain offers individuals who want to obtain a degree in higher education or workforce education, a place close to home with uality instruction at one of the lowest rates in Arkansas. This institution is a fantastic resource for our area and I am excited to see so many students taking advantage of the uality education UA Rich Mountain has to offer.” UA Rich Mountain is currently exploring the addition of a new technical degree and certi cate offerings such as massage therapy and skin conditioning within the School of Cosmetology. ousing, athletic programs, and new student organizations are also in the research phase as list of options to enhance the college experience for students. Chad Fielding, ice Chancellor for Student Affairs reiterated, “This is an exciting time to be at UA Rich Mountain. I think plans over the next two years will bring even more opportunities for student and greater sense of pride for our communities. While we are happy that more students are choosing to attend UA Rich Mountain, we look forward to watching even more students walk across that stage and graduating in the years to come”.

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Flora Emmaline Cogburn left this world to go be with the L ord on Friday, October 6, 2017 in M t. Ida, Ark ansas at the age of 9 6. She was born Wednesday, August 10, 19 21 in Pushmataha County, Ok lahoma to William and L ula Cogburn. Flora married Harvey Cogburn in 19 3 7 in M ena, AR and together they raised 4 children. She was a devoted wife and mother, the light of her life was her children and grandchildren. She was a meticulous person in everything she did and she did it with pride, such as raising a garden, k eeping a clean & tidy home and cook ing for her family. She loved all her family and friends unconditionally and always strived to be a good friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and L ula Golden Cogburn; her husband, Harvey Tilman Cogburn; her children, Billy R ay Cogburn and Betty J une Ansley; son in-laws, Bill Bismark , Stanley Evans and J ames Ansley; sisters, L aura Cogburn, Cora Cogburn, Dora Belle Cogburn; brothers, J essie Cogburn, M elvin Cogburn, Dewey Cogburn, Vester Cogburn, J ohn Cogburn, Willie Cogburn, and Arthur Cogburn. She is survived by her daughters, Dessie Evans of Piqua, Ohio and N ora Bismark of M ena, Ark ansas and daughter in-law, M arquita M anning; grandchildren, Sandy Vondenberger, Sherri Smith, Darla Brook s, Donald Ansley, Bonita K ent, Deanna K imball, J ennifer Simmons, M elinda Deramus, Scott Evans, K im Syk ora and Beth Bismark ; great-grandchildren, J ason Vondenberger, M ichelle Howell, Amanda Vondenberger, M atthew J ess, Cory L ewellen, Z achary Syk ora, Tyler Syk ora, M aegan K ent, N ick K ent, Ansley Simmons, Bradley Deramus, Brandon Deramus, J acob Deramus, Gracie Deramus, Brook e Evans, K orren Evans, Brady Evans, and Bismark K imball; greatgreat grandchildren, Z ayden Syk ora and Adeline Syk ora, several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be M onday, October 9 , 2017 at 2: 00 P.M . at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Tim arper and Bonita ent of ciating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest M emorial Park . Visitation will be Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 2-4 P.M . at Bowser family Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Donald Ansley, Cory L ewellen, N ick K ent, Bradley Deramus, Brandon Deramus, J acob

Deramus, Scott Evans, Z achary Syk ora, and Bismark K imball. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Polk County Senior Center, 4 01 Autumn Drive, M ena, Ark ansas 719 5 3 . Online Guestbook :


N ursing Home and R ehab in M ena, Ark ansas after a long battle with Alz heimer’ s. He was born on J uly 3 , 19 4 0 in DeQ ueen, Ark ansas to the late Algie Y oung and the late Gladys Staggs Y oung. Billy loved shing, hunting, and shooting sk eets. He loved being outdoors with his animals and pet squirrels. He had strong Christian beliefs. Billy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, and was loved by all. He is survived by wife, M yrt Y oung of M ena; daughters, Debbie M iner and husband Danny of M ena, Ark ansas, Sherri Seger of Hot Springs, Ark ansas; sons, Terry Y oung and wife Sage of Hot Springs, Ark ansas, Tommy Y oung and wife L avenda of M ena, Ark ansas; eleven grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren; brother, Chuck Y oung and wife J udy of Texas City, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Algie and Gladys Y oung, and one brother, Dewayne Y oung. M r. Y oung was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of M ena. N o service is planned at this time. Online obituary at

Bessie L ucy Barnhart Faries, 9 4 , passed away in M ena, Ark ansas on October 9 , 2017. She was born on J uly 14 , 19 23 to R oy and Ellen Barnhart in Sioux Pass, M ontana, the 7th of 10 children. She was united in marriage to Theodore Albert Faries on M ay 18, 19 4 5 . They had one daughter and one son. She retired from 1st N ational Bank of Dallas after over 4 0 years of service. She served the L ord faithfully for many years at M etropolitan Tabernacle in Dallas, work ing faithfully in many volunteer capacities. She moved to M ena, Ark ansas in 2004 . She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. Preceded in death by her parents, Husband Ted Faries, Sister Esther Davidson, JANIS ELLA Brothers Curtis Barnhart, Irvin Barnhart, BREWER FITE Floyd Barnhart, Oren Barnhart, Glenn Barnhart, and R aymond Barnhart. J anis Ella Brewer Survived by her son, R odger Faries of Fite, age 79 , of M ena, Dallas; daughter, Carol Sproles and husArk ansas passed away key facts Prostate Cancer: band, Don5of M ena, Ark about ansas; granddaughSaturday, October 7, 1. Affects 1 inofevery 6 men TX , Stacy ters, Sharon Pillows M cK inney, 2017 in Springdale, Ark ansas. Deadlier than cancer Rushing of2. Mans eld, T breast , Angela irk of 3. Detectable in early stages She was born in R edding, California Seattle, WA; three great grandchildren, 4. NOT an old man’s disease on October 24 , 19 3 7 to J ohn Brewer and M ick ey Hanes of Allen, TX , Cody Hanes of 5. Does NOT go away if you avoid Stillwell Brewer. J anis was married Denton, TXtesting. , and Gentlemen: Cadie Hanes Dallas, you toEunice Weofencourage get to J im Fite on J une 27, 19 5 3 until his death. and two great-great grandchildren; brothers, a PSA blood test. She was raised in northern California, later L eland Barnhart of Portland, Oregon and moved to M ontana where she raised her eil Barnhart of rif n, A; several nieces family and helped work the ranch. She and and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 6: 00 p.m. to 8: 00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at R estland Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas with services and burial on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 12: 00 p.m. with Brother Charles Diffee of ciating. Online Guestbook :

WILLIAM ‘BILLY’ STEVE YOUNG William “ Billy” Steve Y oung, age 77 of M ena, Ark ansas, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017at R ich M ountain

J im owned and operated R ich M ountain Z oo and Golf course at Q ueen Wilhelmina State Park for 28 years. They also built, owned, and operated R ich M ountain Country Store. J anis was also k nown for her cook ing and sweet treats. If you were fortunate to be on her Christmas candy list you enjoyed her famous peanut brittle and almond rocha. J anis was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to all. She is survived by daughter, Sandra J ewell and husband J immie of M ena, Ark ansas; son, Scott Fite and wife Beck y of Springdale, Ark ansas; grandchildren, K en Foster of Argyle, Texas, N ick Foster of Argyle, Texas, M andy M cM illan of Ft. Smith, Ark ansas, J onathan J ewell of Chandler, Indiana, Angie L anders and husband Greg of Springdale, Ark ansas, Amy Hogan and husband Bobby of Benton, Ark ansas, Brandi Payne and husband M ark of Benton, Ark ansas; great-grandchildren, Sterling, N icole, Dexter, Bryce, Brennan, K oy, Austin, J ack son, Brook lyn, L ily, L uk e, J udah, Hunter and N icholas; sister, Glendine Gribble of Portola, California; and twin sister, J anet Clearie of R edding, California. She was preceded in death by husband J im Fite, her parents, J ohn and Eunice Brewer, brother, Pleasant “ Pete” Brewer, and three children, Brenda Denise, Curtis R ay, and Debra L ynn. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 2: 00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church with Brother Donnie J ewell of ciating. Interment follows in unley Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general. Pallbearers will be J immie J ewell, Frank M oore, Austin Dwiggins, Greg L anders, Andy Brown, and Scott Brown. Online obituary at

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Acorn Elementary Selects Sept. Students of the Month


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chool of cials have announced the September Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School. Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort improvement and good attendance. Simple Simon’s Pizza, oss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises provided lunch and games. Pictured are Front Row Cody Rusert, indergarten, son of Dusty and Samantha Rusert; aidon McQueen, 1st grade, son of Rodney and Diana McQueen; Sophia Perez, indergarten, daughter of Cynthia Perez; Annabelle Daniels, 1st grade, daughter of yle and essica Daniels. Middle Row Sunni Abbott, nd grade, daughter of ohn Abbott; aylen McQueen, nd grade, daughter of Rodney and Diana McQueen; Ashlin Ford, nd grade, daughter of Dustin and Lindsey Ford; Mylee Sharp, rd grade, daughter of Scott and Ashley Sharp; Camara Dill, rd grade, daughter of Randy and ill Dill. Back row Buddy Cusson, 6th grade, son of Serena Cusson; Matthew Stout, th grade, son of Steven and Angela Stout; Lindsey Powell, th grade, daughter of eremy and Amber Powell; Caden Tarkinton, th grade, son of osh and endra Tarkinton; Paul Puckett, th grade, son of ristina annaman; Daisy Dollar, 6th grade, daughter of Ricky and Darcy Dollar.

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andervoort Elementary students were chosen for the month of September. Their word for the month was Friendship. Pictured Backrow l to r Laci Dixon, Flint Dickerson, Caylynn Burke, Shawn arris, Maleena opkins, ade Watkins, Madison ewell; Front Row l to r Ashley opkins, Aiden Broach, asmine Dunn, atie ibbons, azzalyn Elder, Cambree Manning. Classroom teachers choose the student who embodies the character trait of the month.



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n Wednesday, September 28, 2017 EAST students, Grayson Fairless, Whitney Dilbert, and Cadence Barnes, taught sixth and eighth graders about Veterans. All three of the girls prepared lessons and activities for the classes. The presentations included information on major wars, including the number of casualties. The sixth graders enjoyed being taught by the girls. And the eighth graders found it interesting to be taught by one of their peers. This is a flipped classroom concept of teaching. A flipped classroom is a new teaching method that takes the traditional classroom and completely reverses it. The teacher is still there for guidance and to help answer questions, but the students teach each other.

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his October, Charlotte Wiles celebrates her 16th anniversary at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain. Of the 16 years at the College, she has served as the Director of the AR Career Pathways Initiative Program on campus for the past ten years. Charlotte is an alumna of Smithville High School, obtained an AAS in Computer Systems Technology from the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain, and obtained a BSE from the University of Arkansas. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree through Southern Arkansas University. “UA Rich Mountain is comprised of caring people who want the best for each student and for our community. I love working in an environment where helping others reach their goals is part of my daily tasks,” stated Wiles. She is dedicated to providing services and resources to UA Rich Mountain students through her service to community organizations such as; Quality of Life Outreach, Dolly Parton Imagination Library Project, Relay for Life, University of Arkansas Extension Council, Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, and Southside Church of God. Charlotte and her husband, Clay have two sons, Case and Colt. Their family enjoys barrel racing, team roping, and spending time together on their farm. Come by campus and meet Charlotte Wiles, Director of Career Pathways Program at UA Rich Mountain!



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Laine Barber amd Matthias Avilas, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on October 1st. Amy Hames, of Mena, is the proud mother of a baby girl, born on October 3rd. Antonia and Michael Oswald, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 4th. Pamela and Cody Creekmore, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on October 5th. Emily and Adam Emerson, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on October 5th.

Atlas Jeremiah-Ray Hamm was born to Trenton and Brooke Hamm, on October 2nd at UAMS. He weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces and was 18 inches long. His grandparents are Denise and David McAvoy and Ted Ludlow.


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An elderly couple was driving across the country. The woman was driving when she got pulled over by the highway patrol. The officer said, “Ma’am did you know you were speeding?” The woman, hard of hearing, turned to her husband and asked, “What did he say?” The old man yelled, “He says you were speeding!” The patrolman said, “May I see your license?” The woman turned to her husband once again and asked, “What did he say?” The old man yelled, “He wants to see your license!” The woman gave the officer her license. The patrolman then said, “I see you are from Arkansas. I spent some time there once and went on a blind date with the ugliest woman I’ve ever seen.” The woman turned to her husband and asked, “What did he say?” The old man yells, “He said he thinks he knows you!”

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Bearcats Drop Close One in Bauxite BY EASTON LEONARD •


n Friday, October 6th, the M ena Bearcats ( 3 -3 , 0-3 ) football team was on the road again for the second straight week , this time at Bauxite, tak ing on the M iners ( 4 -2, 2-1) . The M iners won the opening coin toss and chose to receive the ball to start the game. Four minutes into the rst uarter, Bauxite led 1 , after scoring on their rst possession very uickly, recovering the kickoff, and scoring uickly again on their second possession. Five plays into the Bearcats’ rst possession of the game, ustin Dean took the handoff from Cannon and ran in fteen yards for a Mena touchdown. Following a penalty against Bauxite on the point-after-attempt, the Bearcats chose to go for two, and succeeded, to make the score 1 with 6 left in the rst uarter. ust a couple of plays later, on Bauxite’s third offensive possession, the Miners ran forty-seven yards for another touchdown. However, the point-after-attempt was block ed, making the score 1 with left in the rst. On the k ick off, Bauxite recovered the ball on their onside k ick , and on their fourth offensive possession, that went into the second uarter, the Miners scored yet again on a four yard run by Seth McDowell. The Miners went for the two point conversion, but failed, making the score with 1 minutes left in the rst half. On Mena’s second offensive possession, after driving down to the Miners fteen yard line, ustin Dean took another handoff and ran in fteen yards for his second touchdown of the game. L ua split the uprights with his point-after-attempt, to mak e the score 25 -14 with 1 left in the second uarter. N either the M iners or the Bearcats were able to score again before halftime, mak ing the score 25 -14 at the mid-way point in the game. M ena took over at the Bauxite forty-eight yard line to start the second half, and after a thirty yard pass from Cannon to Marc Wilson, two plays later, ustin Dean took another handoff and ran in seventeen yards for another Bearcat touchdown. Going for the twopoint conversion, Dean took the handoff and ran into the end zone, to make the score 25 -22. The Bearcats forced Bauxite to punt on their next two possessions, and had to punt once themselves, before getting the ball back with left in the third uarter. A few plays into the drive, on fourth and seventeen, Carson Cannon completed a thirty-six yard touchdown pass to ustin Dean in the end zone. Mena took the lead, but failed to convert the two-point conversion, mak ing the score 28-22. On Bauxite’s next possession, which went into the fourth and nal uarter of play, the M iners ended up running twenty-four yards for a touchdown to retak e the lead. The M iners made the point-after-attempt, to mak e the score 3 2-28 in favor of Bauxite. M ena had possession of the ball twice before the game to an end, but turned the ball over on downs and threw an interception. The M iners stayed scoreless for the remainder as well, making the nal score . After winning their rst three games of the season, the Bearcats have dropped their

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Local Golf Teams End Seasons BY EASTON LEONARD •


uesday, October rd, the Mena Bearcats olf team competed in the A State Golf Tournament in Weber Springs, to cap off the golf season for all the local teams. In the A State olf Tournament, the Bearcats placed fth overall. Before competing in the State Tournament, the Bearcat olfers placed rst in the A District Tournament. The Acorn Lady Tigers golf team nished eighth overall in the 1A State olf Tournament to nish off their season. Local golfers Daniel Davis and Austin ohnston both of Mena received All State honors. Congratulations to them both, along with all of the local golf teams in Polk County.

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last three, but will look to upset the Ark adelphia Badgers this week for homecoming. The Bearcats will host Ark adelphia for Homecoming on Friday, October 13 th, and tak e on the Badgers ( 5 1, 2-1) . The Badgers will come into Friday’ s game following a week one win at Stuttgart ( 29 -0) , a week two win at Sheridan ( 5 6-0) , a week three win against Hot Springs ( 4 9 -0) , a week four win against N ashville ( 3 4 -24 ) , a week ve loss at Robinson 1 1 , and a week six win against Fountain Lake . Last season, the Bearcats defeated the Badgers, at Ark adelphia, by a score of 23 -21. K ick off for this Friday’ s Homecoming matchup against the Badgers at Bearcat Stadium is set for pm. If you can’t mak e it to the game, mak e sure to tune in on QOR 1 . by downloading the app or catching the stream at M yPulseN

n Tuesday, October 3 rd, the local Acorn and M ena Cross-Country teams competed in a meet hosted by M ena at the L ion’ s Club. In the unior igh irls race, DeQueen came in rst place, with Waldron in second, oratio in third, Mans eld in fourth, Acorn in fth, eavener in sixth, Mena in seventh, and ashville in eighth. The Mena Bearcats placed rst in the unior igh Boys race, with Acorn in second, ashville in third, DeQueen in fourth, Mans eld in fth, Waldron in sixth, eavener in seventh, and oratio in eighth. Logan Meyers of Mena placed rst overall, as ustice eufeld of Acorn came in second, Thaddeus N ance of M ena in seventh, Brady Hair of Acorn in eighth, M atthew M cCravens of M ena in ninth, and ake Lyle of Acorn nishing off the top ten in tenth place. In the Senior igh irls race, DeQueen placed rst again, with eavener in second, Acorn in third, Mans eld in fourth, ashville in fth, oratio in sixth, Mena in seventh, Waldron in eighth, and Mount Ida in ninth. Ashlynn Bissell of Acorn came in third overall, as teammate Faith ill nished in fth. The DeQueen Leopards came in rst again in the Senior igh Boys race, while Acorn came in second, Waldron in third, eavener in fourth, oratio in fth, ashville in sixth, and Mena in seventh. Robert McIntyre of Mena nished third overall, as Cross ughes of Acorn placed seventh. Complete results for each local team Acorn unior igh irls Emily Blair 1st, Alyssa Warren th, Corryn olland th, imberly Strasner 6th, iersten Larucci nd, alli olland rd, Emily Curry th, Reaghan Weddle th, ayden Willborg 1st, aylee Tedder rd, Sarah Wallace th, Faith Brandon th, Makayla Sandoval th, River Rogers th, ada Elder nd, Reese Rogers rd, and Alivia arper th. Acorn unior igh Boys ustice uefeld nd, Brady air th, ake Lyle 1 th, Issac Tedder 11th, acob Cottman 1 th, Sky Carmack 1st, Dakota Sullivan th, Cole air 1st, Tyler Lyle th, Andrew Watts 6th, ince ang nd, and Mark annaman th. Acorn Senior igh irls Ashlynn Bissell rd, Faith ill th, Sophie ackson 1 th, osey Webb th, racie ill 1st, Mercedes M owdy 3 9 th, Ameilia Still 4 2nd, and Sea Putka ew 4 5 th. CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

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he M ena Bearcats ninth grade Ju nior High Football team hosted the Bauxite Crushers Thursday night, October 5 th, at Bearcat Stadium. Both Bauxite and Mena kept the game scoreless until the last play of the rst half, when Max Montgomery of the Bearcats completed a sixteen yard touchdown pass to Mason Brotherton who muscled his way into the end zone as time expired. umber ten, ernandez, split the up rights and made the point after attempt, making the score at halftime. After throwing an interception on their rst possession in the second half, the Bearcats scored on their second, as Max Montgomery completed another touchdown pass, this time to Chris Bollmeyer from eight yards out. ernandez nailed the point after attempt, to make the score 1 with left in the third uarter. Bauxite ran for sixty one yards on the rst play of their next possession, putting the ball on the Bearcat two yard line. On the next play, of the Crushers ran in two yards for a Bauxite touchdown. The Crushers failed to convert on their two point conversion attempt, making the score 1 6 with 1 left in the third uarter. On Mena’s next possession, the Bearcats drove from their own thirty nine yard line to the Bauxite one yard line, where ake Wiles took the handoff and ran into the end zone for a Bearcat touchdown. etzai ernandez again made the point after attempt, to make the score 1 6 with left in the game. etzai ernandez came up with two interceptions on the last two Bauxite possessions of the game, to keep the Crushers scoreless. The r. Bearcats went on to win the game by a score of 1 6. On Thursday, October 1 th, the r. Bearcats will travel to Arkadelphia to take on the Badgers. Mena will go into the game with an undefeated record, after wins against DeQueen, Robinson, Waldron, Ashdown, Malvern, and Bauxite this season.

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ast week, the Mena Rally Cats Tennis team competed in the A District Tennis Tournament at the University of Ozarks in Clarksville. After a great showing of effort by all of the Rally Cats, doubles partners eb Wilson and Payton Medlin nished District Runner Up and uali ed to compete in the A State Tennis Tournament. Wilson and Medlin will compete on October 16th at Arkansas Tech University.


Acorn Senior High Boys - Cross Hughes th, Brady Lyle 11th, Matthew Chaney 1 th, Aarron Bake r 15 th, Adam Hughes 16th, Melchiah icks nd, eremiah Swint rd, ack Maya th, Chad Sutton th, ack oung 6th, osh Swint th, Brian ahn rd, essie MacDonald th, and on O’donal th. M ena Ju nior High Girls - M addy CartyMauk 1 th and Madison Parnell nd. Mena unior igh Boys Logan Meyers 1st, Thaddeus ance th, Matthew McCravens th, Caleb Peters 1 th, Logan Fairless 15 th, Silas M cIntyre 16th, Issac Clark nd, Bryce Fairless th, Alex Rocha th, Micah Wilson th, Trevin Plunkett 1st, Alessio Stumpf rd, oshua Ferguson th, ack Dehart th, and Liam astey th. Mena Senior igh irls Moe akanishi th, annah McDonald th, and arisa Sukpitak th. Mena Senior igh Boys Robert McIntyre rd and enny Denley th.


I f t h e B i b le i s not t h e i nerrant W ord of G od t h en we are all i n t rou b le! I f i t i s t h en we m ay b e i n ev en m ore t rou b le! And , of c ou rs e, t h e B i b le i s t h e wri t t en W ord of G od . I f we t ru ly b eli ev e t h i s , t h en we m u s t b eli ev e, not j u s t i n i t s g eneral k i nd of s t at em ent s , b u t t h e s p ec i f i c t eac h i ng s t h at i t h as f or u s , and am ong t h os e we f i nd q u i t e a b i t ab ou t a J es u s t h at v ery f ew p eop le k now m u c h ab ou t . Th e J es u s of t h e B i b le warned u s of m any t h i ng s t h at wou ld h ap p en t o u s on t h i s li t t le p art of G od ’ s c reat i on, and am ong t h e larg e b od y of m at eri al we f i nd s ev eral word s of W ARN I N G ! Mos t of u s s t art ed t o learn ab ou t Hi m i n s om e s ort of C h i ld ren’ s B i b le c las s , and t h e ov erwh elm i ng t h i ng t h at we learned was (and h ere i t i s as we s i ng i t ) “ J es u s lov es m e t h i s I k now, f or t h e B i b le t ells m e s o. I f I lov e Hi m , wh en I d i e, He wi ll t ak e m e h om e on h i g h . Y es , J es u s lov es m e, yes , J es u s lov es m e, Y es , J es u s lov es m e, t h e B i b le t ells m e s o.” Ab s olu t ely wond erf u l! Fu nd am ent al Tru t h of all t h at C h ri s t i ans b eli ev e. B u t i s i s t erri b ly s ad wh en t h e c h i ld g rows u p and all t h at h e k nows i s s t i ll “ J es u s lov es m e.” Th ere i s s o m u c h m ore! And a p art of i t i s t h at t h i s J es u s wh o “ lov es m e” i s f ar m ore t h an j u s t t h at ! Th ere i s a J es u s t h at , i t wou ld s eem , not m any b eli ev ers k now. For ex am p le: we h ear m any p reac h ers / t eac h ers t alk i ng ab ou t all of t h e wond erf u l t h i ng s t h at J es u s c am e t o b ri ng , as i f He was g oi ng t o h eal ev ery s i c k nes s and ev ery b rok en relat i ons h i p . L i s t en t o Hi s own word s . “ Th i nk not t h at I am c om e t o b ri ng p eac h u p on t h e eart h ; I c am e not t o s end p eac e, b u t a s word ” (Mt . 10 :34). And t h en i n v ers e 35 we read : “ I am c om e t o s et a m an at v ari anc e wi t h h i s f at h er, and t h e d au g h t er ag ai ns t h er m ot h er, and t h e d au g h t er-i n-law ag ai ns t h er m ot h er-i n-law.” W e d on’ t h ear v ery m u c h ab ou t t h i s J es u s . B u t t h ere i s m ore; “ And t h e J ews p as s ov er was at h and , and J es u s went u p t o J eru s alem , and f ou nd i n t h e t em p le t h os e t h at s old ox en and s h eep and d ov es , and t h e c h ang ers of m oney s i t t i ng : and wh en He h ad m ad e a s c ou rg e of s m all c ord s , He d rov e t h em all ou t of t h e t em p le, and t h e s h eep , and t h e ox en; and p ou red ou t t h e c h ang ers m oney and ov ert h rew t h e t ab les ” (J oh n 2:13-15). Th i s i s J es u s , als o, b u t i t i s t h e J es u s t h at f ew k now... a J es u s c ap ab le of ang er, and , yes , ev en of v i olent ac t i on i f and wh en req u i red ...(b u t i s n’ t t h e Fat h er als o li k e t h at ? ). Th ere are t i m es t o ” t u rn t h e ot h er c h eek ,” yes , s u rely, b u t t h ere are als o t i m es t o “ t u rn ov er t h e t ab les ! ” And i t i s t h i s J es u s t h at m any s i m p ly d o not k now...d o not want t o k now. I t i s all a p art of Hi m . W e c annot p i c k -and -c h oos e t h e “ p art s of J es u s ” t h at we want ; wi t h Hi m , i t i s all or none at all. B u t m any wi ll s ee t h i s “ J es u s W h om m any d o not k now” at t h e t i m e of J u d g em ent . And t h i s t i m e i s m os t s u rely c om i ng , and m any wi ll s t and b ef ore Hi m and ex p eri enc e p ers onally t h i s J es u s : “ And t h en wi ll I p rof es s t o t h em , I nev er k new you ; d ep art f rom Me, ye t h at work i ni q u i t y” (Mt . 7:23). Th e m os t p ai nf u l word s ev er h eard wi ll c om e f rom t h e J es u s “ wh o lov es m e, t h i s I k now,” f or t h ere i s a J es u s t h at i s not m u c h li k e t h e J es u s t h at s om e p reac h and t eac h ab ou t t od ay. B u t , He warned u s ab ou t i t : “ And m any f als e p rop h et s s h all ri s e, and s h all d ec ei v e m any” (Mt . 24:11). J es u s c am e i nt o t i m e f rom et erni t y t o t ak e u s ou t of t i m e i nt o et erni t y. O u r f ai t h m u s t b e p lac ed i n t h e real J es u s , t h e J es u s W h om we k now f rom t h e p ag es of h oly Sc ri p t u re, not f rom s om e s elf -c ent ered , m oney h u ng ry, f als e p rop h et . Mak e no m i s t ak e ab ou t t h i s : f als e p rop h et s wi ll s p eak m u c h Tru t h b u t t h ey t h em s elv es are f als e! Th os e wh o d o not k now and s t u d y t h e li f e of J es u s W I L L B E D E C E I V E D . My nam e i s G ene St ac k s and I ap p rov e t h i s m es s ag e. THI S AD P U RC HASE D B Y G E N E STAC K S


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harles Elwood was born in M yra, West Virginia on February 13 , 19 23 to farming parents, Albert Hal and Susie M ae. M ost of his childhood and teenage years were spent in the town of Hamlin. He attended the Citiz ens M ilitary Training Camp at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Indiana during the summers of 19 3 9 and 19 4 0, and graduated from Hamlin High School in J une 19 4 1. Charles enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army Air Forces ( USAAF) on September 12, 19 4 1, and became an aircraft mechanic at George Air Force Base in Victorville, California. At his enlistment, he was not eligible for flight training because of his age and educational background, but the entry of the U.S. into World War II less than three months later prompted the USAAF to alter its recruiting standards. Charles showed natural talent and high promise as a pilot and was accepted for flight training. e received his wings and a promotion to flight of cer at Luke Field, Arizona, where he graduated in March 1 . Assigned to the th Fighter roup at Tonopah, evada, he initially trained as a ghter pilot, flying Bell P Airacobras and shipped overseas with the group in ovember 1 . Charles was stationed in the United ingdom U , flying P 1 Mustangs in combat with the 6 rd Fighter S uadron. e named his aircraft lamorous len after his girlfriend, lennis Faye Dickhouse, who became his wife in February 1 . e was shot down over France in March 1 during his eighth mission. e escaped to Spain with the help of the French R esistance and returned to England in M ay 19 4 4 . He was awarded the Bronz e Star for helping another airman escape who had lost part of his leg during the escape attempt. Charles was commissioned a second lieutenant while in the U , and was promoted to captain before the end of his tour. e flew his 61st and nal combat mission on anuary 1 , 1 , and returned to the United States in early February. is high number of flight hours and maintenance experience uali ed him to become a functional test pilot of repaired aircraft. Charles remained in the Air Force after the war, becoming a test pilot at M uroc Army Air Field ( now Edwards Air Force Base) , following graduation from Air M ateriel Command Flight Performance School. The USAF needed someone to fly the rocket powered Bell S 1 in a ation Advisory Committee for Aeronautics ACA program to provide aerospace companies with better information on high speed flight in order to improve aircraft design. It was hoped that the 1 would answer uestions about compressability and control problems, powerplant issues and the effects of higher Mach numbers. At that time, no one knew for sure whether an airplane could exceed “Mach 1,” the speed of sound. A British pilot, eoffrey de avilland, had died trying. The USAAF selected Charles for the flight. Because no jet engine at that time was powerful enough, the Bell 1 used a four chamber LR 11 rocket engine that produced 6, lbs of static thrust. Two nights before the scheduled date for the flight, Charles broke two ribs when he fell from a horse. To avoid cancellation of the flight, he went to a civilian doctor who taped his ribs. Charles told only his wife and friend and fellow project pilot, ack Ridley. On the day of the flight, he was in such pain that he could not seal the 1’s hatch by himself. R idley made a special device which allowed Charles to seal the hatch. Seventy years ago this week, October 1 , 1 , Charles descended into the 1 he named lamorous lennis positioned in the bomb bay of a Boeing B . At an altitude of , feet over the Mojave Desert, the 1 was released and dropped feet while he struggled to bring it under control. e began ring the rocket engines, climbing to , feet and flying at Mach 1. 6 mph for 1 seconds. As he later described, “I was so high and so remote, and the airplane was so very uiet that I might have been motionless.” The sonic boom heard below con rmed that Charles Elwood Chuck eager had indeed punched through the sound barrier. In 1 , Chuck was awarded the Mac ay and Collier Trophies for this phenomenal flight. e went on to train military pilots, many of whom became astronauts. e also received other awards for breaking speed and altitude records and he served in various command posts until his retirement from the Air Force in 1 . In 1 he was inducted into the ational Aviation all of Fame, and in 1 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. is fame and notoriety were boosted by his portrayal in the 1 book The Right Stuff and its 1 lm adaptation. The 1 he flew that historic day in 1 was put on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institution’s ational Air and Space Museum in 1 . On October 1 , 1 , to commemorate the th anniversary of his breaking the sound barrier, Chuck took to the skies to push past Mach 1 once again. In 1 , at age , he did it again to mark the 6 th anniversary of that historic date. When ask if he was ever afraid, Chuck replied, “What good does it do to be afraid It doesn’t help anything. ou better try and gure out what’s happening and correct it.” When ask if he thought any of his feats were heroic “A lot of it was just being in the right place at the right time.” Of course, having the “Right Stuff” may have also helped! Chuck’s wife lennis passed away from cancer in 1 . Today, he lives in Penn alley, California with his second wife, ictoria.

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Portrait Drawing Class at Mena Art Gallery





uring J anuary, Barbara Tobias will have a four-session class on creating pencil portraits. She will concentrate on the effects you can get with a simple graphite pencil ( from lines to shading to emphasis and value) , the basic proportions for a “generic” face, and how to alter those basic proportions to get a likeness of an individual. ou will work from photographs in this class, so you will need a photo of the person you want to draw. It can be either black and white or color, can be an adult or child, but should be large enough that you can see the proportions clearly. A three uarters view is preferred. If you don’t have such a photo, you can take one with your phone and enlarge it to t on letter sized paper. If you need assistance doing this, it can be done in the rst class session. If you are taking Lorraine Timmerman’s drawing class in October, you will already have all the supplies you need. If not, you will need a graphite pencil I like using a mechanical pencil, but any good pencil can do the job , a kneaded eraser, and a drawing pad. Barbara will supply smooth Bristol Board for your nal portrait in the class. The class will be on Tuesdays, anuary , 16, , and , from 6 pm to pm. The fee for the four classes will be , all of which goes to support the gallery. Please call the gallery at to reserve your space. If you have uestions about the class, please call Barbara at 1 . The attached photo is from Douglas R. raves’ book Drawing Portraits, which we will use as a reference.


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Thursday, 10/12 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 10:30 a.m. – Gator & Friends will be performing at The Mena Senior Center. • 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. – 3:00 p.m. - The Sonlighters in Action Card Shop will be open at 3671 Highway 8 West, one mile from Louise Durham. • 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – The First Assembly of God Distributes food at 2111 Sutherland or call 394-1229. • 2:00 p.m. – Cove Library History Club meets at the Cove Library. • 5:00 p.m. - 9th Street Ministries will have a free dinner and fellowship in the 9th Street Ministries building. • 5:30 p.m. – Weight Watchers meets at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Family Life Center. Call 479-234-2297 for more information. • 5:30 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous Wome ’s ee i at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy, 71, S., Mena. 479216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 6:00 p.m. – Live Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music in the Daisy Room at Janssen Ave Florist. • m a el ’s io ’s Cl meets at the Lions Club Field House. • 6:00 p.m. – Acorn Rural Water Association annual meeting at water office, 121 Polk Road 114. Regular monthly meeting will follow.


• QUEEN WILHELMINA STATE PARK WAGON RIDES will be held on October 14th and 21st from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Storytelling, hot chocolate, and marshmallow roast. Space is limited. Call and reserve at 479-394-2863. Admission is $6 for adults (15 & older); $ for kids (4-14); kids under 3 are free. • BBQ FUNDRAISER to benefit Mena Bearcat Band and Booster Club sponsored by Country Express and Arvest at Mena Middle School Cafeteria before Homecoming, Friday, October 13, 5:00 p.m. till kickoff. $10 per ticket. To go plates available. • VANDERVOORT ELEMENTARY FALL FESTIVAL from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, October 13, in the Elementary gym. • ACORN SCHOOL HARVEST FESTIVAL from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, October 13, in the new gym.

• 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 refreshments. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. • 7:00 p.m. – Cherry Hill Fire Department meeting and training at the Fire Station. Friday, 10/13 • 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Road tests are given at the Morrow Street Housing Authority Community Room unless the roads are wet. Written tests are given at 1:00 p.m. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 11:00 a.m. – Ouachita Regional Hospice Caregiver Support Group meets at 602 DeQueen Street. Call 479-394-1134 for more info. • 12:00 p.m. – The Lions Meetings are held in the Lions Club House on Highway 71 South. • 2:00 p.m. – Wonder House Tour at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. • 4:00 p.m. – Frisbee Golf at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet beside Campground Bathhouse. • 7:00 p.m. – Tree Cookie Necklaces at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet in the Hearth Roon. • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Gator and Friends will be playing at the American Legion in Acorn. $6.00 admission. 50/50 drawing, potluck, and door prizes. • 8:00 p.m. – Bird Bingo at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet in the Hearth Room. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. Saturday, 10/14 • 7:00 a.m. until sold out – The Polk Counarmer’s ar e is open next to the Mena Depot. • 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. – Ouachita Amateur Radio Association monthly meeting at the Limetree. • m m C il re ’s r Class at the Mena Art Gallery, for children ages 10 & up. Cost is $2. Call 479-394-3880 to reserve spot. • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Sing-a-long in Janssen Park Pavilion. Everyone is welcome to enjoy and sing favorite hymns, gospel, campfire, and folk songs. Includes brief worship and sub sandwiches. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. • 6:30 p.m. – Octavia Fire Department will host a Pulled Pork and Brisket fundraiser with a gun raffle at the Choctaw Center in Smithville. • 7:00 p.m. – Holly Grove Church in Grannis will have Gospel Music. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71 S., Mena. 479-243-0297 or 479-2164606.

Sunday, 10/15 • 10:00 a.m. – Wonder House Tour at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. • 2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. • 2:00 p.m. – Reservoir Hike at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet at the Reservoir Trailhead. • 3:00 p.m. – Worship service is held at Sulpher Springs Church. • 4:00 p.m. – Lawn Bowling at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet beside Campground Bathhouse. • 5:00 p.m. – United Methodist Youth Group at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. • 6:00 p.m. – First Methodist Church in Mena will host Keith Wood, a trumpet, organist, and oboe player. All are welcome. Monday, 10/16 • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. • 12:30 p.m. – Cossatot Senior Center will have a Board Meeting. • 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 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. • 6:30 p.m. – The Lady Ouachitas will meet at the Bear State Bank Main Branch. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. • 7:00 p.m. – Ouachita Beekeepers Association meeting at Union Bank. Tuesday, 10/17 • 8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardener Comm i e ’s rea as at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. • 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. • 11:30 a.m. – Polk County Sociable Seniors luncheon at New China in Mena. Call 479-2430191 for more info. All people ages 55 and over are welcome. • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – The Sonlighters in Action Card Shop will be open at 3671 Highway 8 West, one mile from Louise Durham. • m m e a el Branch library will be open. • 5:00 p.m. – T.O.P.S. will meet in the Union Bank Community Room for weigh-ins, followed by a meeting.

• 6:00 p.m. – Country and Gospel music is played at the Polk County Housing Authority Community Room. • m e Re lar a el o Council will meet at the Town Hall in Hatfield. • 7:00 p.m. – VFW Post 4451 meeting at Veterans Park in Acorn. • 7:00 p.m. – The Marine Corps League Detachment will meet at Lighthouse Fitness. • 7:00 p.m. – Al-Anon for families of addicts and alcoholics meets at the ABC Club. • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Bluegrass music at Morrow Street Housing Authority Community Room. • 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Meadow Masonic Lodge #218 will meet at the Hatfield Lodge. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First United Methodist Church, 9th & Port Arthur. 479-234-2887 or 479-234-3043. Wednesday, 10/18 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • The Emergency warning sirens will be tested in Mena at noon. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Polk County Library Cove Branch is open. • 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. • 6:00 p.m. – Regeneration Youth Ministries at Mena Church of God Hwy 88 East. • 6:15 p.m. – Dallas Avenue Baptist Church hosts Discovery Kids – Kindergarten Thru 5th Grade; Collide Youth Ministry – 6th Thru 12th Grades; and Adult Bible Study. • 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 across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. • 7:00 p.m. – Inquiry Classes into the Catholic Faith will be held in the St. Thomas House at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 203 8th Street, and continue through Easter 2018. No cost or obligation, anyone interested is invited. Call 479394-1017 for more information.

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American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer The American Cancer Society recommends these cancer screening guidelines for most adults. Screening tests are used to nd cancer before a person has any symptoms.

Breas t c anc er

Women ages to should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms x rays of the breast if they wish to do so. Women age to should get mammograms every year. Women and older should switch to mammograms every years, or can continue yearly screening. Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live 1 more years or longer. All women should be familiar with the known bene ts, limitations, and potential harms linked to breast cancer screening. Women should also know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast changes to a health care provider right away. Some women because of their family history, a genetic tendency, or certain other factors should be screened with MRIs along with mammograms. The number of women who fall into this category is very small. Talk with a health care provider about your risk for breast cancer and the best screening plan for you.

ACS Report: Breast Cancer Death Rates Down 39% Since 1989 A

new report from the American Cancer Society nds that death rates from breast cancer in the United States have dropped between 1 and 1 . This translates to ,6 deaths avoided during those 6 years. African American women still have higher breast cancer death rates than white women nationally. The ndings are published in Breast Cancer Facts Figures 1 1 and in Breast Cancer Statistics, 1 in CA A Cancer ournal for Clinicians. The reports provide detailed analyses of breast cancer trends and current information on known risk factors for the disease; factors that influence survival; the latest data on prevention, early detection, treatment; and ongoing research. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, after skin cancer. By the end of 1 , an estimated , 1 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an estimated ,61 women will die from it. Breast cancer risk generally increases with age. About of every 1 new breast cancer cases and almost of every 1 breast cancer deaths are in women years old and older. On anuary 1, 16, more than . million women were living in the U.S. with a history of breast cancer. Some of them were cancer free, while others still had evidence of cancer and may have been undergoing treatment.

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2017-2018 Miss Polk County – Hannah McDonald BY LEANN DILBECK •


s. Hannah Evangeline McDonald was crowned as the County’s newest Queen during the annual Miss Polk County Pageant held recently and

will join a long list of talented, beautiful, and smart young women who will have the privilege of promoting and representing their county over the coming year. Hannah is a Mena High School junior and the daughter of Dr. Gordon McDonald and Lana and Todd Coogan. She has two sisters, Beth Coogan, 19 and Kate McDonald, 13; three brothers, Jacob Coogan, 15, Davy McDonald, 14, and Daniel McDonald, 13, and said, “That’s right… that’s six teenagers under one roof. People sometimes call us the Brady Bunch!” Hannah is a life-long resident of Mena. “My parents moved here when my mom was eight months pregnant with me, so I was born here even though my mom had planned to have me in Baton Rouge with the obstetrician she had used for her entire pregnancy. My middle name, Evangeline, was to give me a bit of that Louisiana flair since that is where my parents had lived while my dad was in vet school. My father (Dr. McDonald) had always had family in Mena, so that is where he chose to open his business after he graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.” Hannah is a very busy teenager and is involved in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, ranging from sports to drama, “I am involved in FFA (Future Farmers of America), FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), and NEHS (National English Honor Society). I am also a member of the MHS Spotlight Singers, the high school Theatre Program, and enjoy being in plays at the OLT as well. I also play Ladycat Soccer and run Cross Country.” But it is singing that is her favorite, which is of no surprise to those who are familiar with her mother’s talents. Yes, Mom is the ‘Lana’ from Lana Gail and the Gail Force, of which, step-dad Todd is also a member of the band. “I enjoy being a spotlight singer most because it’s a period during school specifically for singing! I get to see the members and our director, Tammy Taylor, every day so we have all formed a close bond with one another, which makes our trips for competition extremely fun!” This apple certainly didn’t fall far from the tree, even in pageant titles. Hannah said that it was initially her mother’s idea to enter the pageant but once the planning began, she said, “I became more excited than even her!” Mom Lana was the 1989 Miss Little River so her advice was invaluable to Hannah. “Of course, it was a bit nerve-racking to try and live up to my mom, but her expert advice helped me along the way.” Hannah said that her mom has been a tremendous influence in her life and largely responsible for her diversity in activities that have exposed her to many different opportunities and people, “She has had a lot of unique life experiences, and so can give a lot of advice in many different areas. She was highly involved in high school, so has always encouraged me to try as many things as possible to help me discover my passions, and is right there to support me in all my endeavors.” Not only did Hannah earn the title of Miss Polk County, but a testament to her disposition and character, Hannah was also voted as Miss Congeniality by the other contestants, “Both titles hold an inordinate amount of honor and I was thrilled to receive both of them.” Hannah will advance to compete for the title of Miss Arkansas Fair Queen and is looking forward to meeting more contestants after having such a positive experience with the local pageant, “This pageant was so much fun to participate in solely because of the wonderful and genuine personalities of the contestants that were involved. Getting to know them and their diverse personalities truly made the experience most enjoyable.” The win was unexpected by Hannah and she admitted to being shocked, “The first emotion I felt was utter disbelief! Soon after I thought about the duties I would get to fulfill as Miss Polk County and I became ecstatic, but also grateful for all of the help I had received up to that point.” Still settling in to her new role and title, Hannah is excited to represent and promote an area she loves so much. She discussed what she considered Polk County’s top three strengths, “In my opinion, the first major advantage of Polk County would be its close-knit community that allows everyone to know each other, which makes for a strong morale among the residents. Another advantage would be that the community makes it easy to be involved in the town with the help of the overflowing hospitality Polk County provides. Along with these advantages would be our small size. Larger cities are accustomed to having varieties of entertainment at their disposal whenever they please. Residents here, however, must look deeper into our rural area, which conditions us into fully appreciating every aspect of our location, whereas someone used to having unlimited options would take things at face value. This really gives people from smaller towns a leg up when it comes to optimism.” After high school, Hannah plans to follow in Dad’s footsteps, planning to attend the University of Arkansas, major in Biology, then attend LSU School of Veterinary Medicine to become a veterinarian. Until then, look for Hannah’s bright smile at local events throughout the coming year as she proudly wears Polk County’s crown.

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Feral Hog Eradication Task Force Seeks Input on Kaput Bait L




ITTL E R OCK – Feral hogs are a growing problem in Ark ansas and across the United States. Feral hogs have an estimated total population between four and ve million across approximately states and cause approximately 1. billion annually in agricultural and ecological costs. The Ark ansas Feral Hog Eradication Task Force is seek ing input from Ark ansans regarding the registration and potential restrictions on authoriz ed uses of K aput Feral Hog Bait as a viable method of control in eradication efforts. Feedback is being solicited through Oct. 22. Ark ansans may submit responses by completing an online survey at http: / / survey.constantcontact. com survey a eeo xja j awvmzt a 1ahj ezimwk greeting or by sending comments to Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward at: wes.ward@ aad.ark Comments received will be presented to the Feral og Eradication Task Force at their next scheduled meeting on Oct. . The Feral Hog Eradication Task Force strongly suggests that Ark ansans submit comments or complete the survey only after reviewing the product manufacturers label for K aput Feral Hog Bait. The product manufacturer’ s label, as well as additional information, regarding feral hogs and the Feral Hog Eradication Task Force is available at: http: / / www.aad.ark feral-hog-eradication-task -force The bait formulation in this product is warfarin based and has demonstrated ef cacy against feral hogs at a formulation strength one fth the concentration of warfarin that has been registered for controlling rodents in the U.S. for more than 6 years. The Environmental Protection Agency registered Scimetrics’ aput Feral og Bait on an. , 1 EPA Registration umber 6 . aput Feral og Bait is currently the only toxicant approved by the EPA for the control of feral hogs. This product is not currently registered for use in any other state in the country. The Feral og Eradication Task Force was created by Act 1 1 of the Arkansas Legislature during the 1 general session and was directed to create a plan for the eradication of feral hogs in Ark ansas.

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The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed, or that they have been found innocent, and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.

Mena Police Department October 1, 2017 Report was taken of a verbal altercation between two women at a local residence. No charges were filed. October 2, 2017 o completed criminal reports on file. October 3, 2017 Wayne Lanham, 24, of Mena was served an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. Report was taken of someone dumping tires and other personal trash into a dumpster at a local business. Case is pending location of suspects. October 4, 2017 Hunter Dollar, 23, and Cari Dollar, 24, of Mena were charged with theft of property shoplifting after officers were called to a local retail store. October 5, 2017 Joshua Hughes, 28, of Mena was cited for endangering the welfare of a minor. October 6, 2017 Report was taken of a man being at a residence where he was not welcome and was asked to leave. He was advised by officers not to return to the residence. Report was taken from employees at a local grocery store regarding someone breaking into soda machines and taking money from them. Case is pending identity of suspect seen on surveillance video. Robert Lee Wallis, 36, of Mena was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay fines and court costs. October 7, 2017 A Mena woman reported that she had lost or someone had stolen her wallet. Individuals who found it in a local park later returned it to her, but a substantial amount of cash was missing. Case is pending. ol Co eri ’s e ar me October 2, 2017 Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Jody L. Carter, 33, of Mena, on Charges of Faulty Equipment and Driving with a Suspended river’s License. October 3, 2017 Report from a business on Highway 71 South in Hatfield of . in damages done to a sign by a vehicle. Deputy responded. Report from complainant on East Boundary in Mena of an individual who refuses to return

a vehicle to the owner. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 41 South near Potter of damage done to a fence by a vehicle. Investigation continues. Report of a disturbance on Evergreen Lane near Hatfield. eputies responded. October 4, 2017 Arrested was Jeremiah C. Kahn, 32, of Mena, on a Warrant for Probation Violation. Report from complainant on Polk 71 near Yocana of fraudulent use of a credit card by someone in another county, totaling losses at 12 . . nformation has been provided to the proper authorities. Arrested was Cheryl L. Smith, 27, of Mena, on a Drug Court Sanction. October 5, 2017 Traffic stop on Highway est near Potter led to the arrest of Ethan C. McDaniel, 22, of Watson, OK, on Charges of DWI and Driving Left of Center. Arrested was Logan Davis, 28, of Mena, on a Warrant for Domestic Battery 3rd Degree. Report of a disturbance on Polk near Nunley led to the arrest of Terrie J. Williams, , of Mena, on a Charge of isorderly Conduct. Also arrested was Abram L. Abernathy, 2 , of Mena, on a arrant for ailure to Appear. Request for assistance on Stone Lane near Acorn for an elderly individual that had fallen in their yard. Deputy responded. Report of a disturbance led to an 11-yearold male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Obstructing Governmental Operations. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/ guardian. Arrested by an officer with the rannis Police Department was Jacquelin L. Burnett, 26, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of Meth or Cocaine with Purpose to Deliver and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Arrested by an officer with the rannis Police Department was Scott J. Flournoy, 32, of DeQueen, on Charges of Speeding, Driving with a Suspended river’s License, o Liability Insurance, Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. October 6, 2017 Report of a disturbance on Horseshoe Lane near Potter led to the arrest of Steven L. Stroud, , of Mena, on Charges of isorderly Conduct and Obstructing Governmental Operations. Traffic stop on Highway 2 est near Hatfield led to the arrest of ary E. Allen, , of Mena, on a Warrant for Criminal Mischief 1st Degree. Report from complainant on Polk 121 near Mena of a possible gas theft led to the arrest of Robert S. Bush, 34, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. Report from complainant on Jones Street in Mena of a missing vehicle, valued at 1, . . nformation has been provided to

the Prosecuting Attorney’s ffice for further consideration. Report of a disturbance led to a 17-year-old being issued Juvenile Citations for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. Report from complainant on Polk 71 near ocana of the break in and theft of a firearm, valued at 2 . , led to the arrest of Amber . rock, , of Mena, on Charges of Residential Burglary and Theft of Property. Report of a vehicle fire on Highway est near Mena. Deputy responded. Arrested was Rocky E. augherty, 2 , of Mena, on a Warrant for Probation Violation. Arrested by an officer with the rug Task Force was Clara D. Ferguson, 42, of Mena, on a Warrant for two counts of Delivery of Meth or Cocaine. October 7, 2017 Report from a Vandervoort woman that her daughter is receiving harassing and threatening text messages. Investigation continues. Traffic stop led to the arrest of Ernest A. Pennell, 41, of Mena, on Charges of Driving with a Suspended river’s License, o Seatbelt, No License Plate and No Liability Insurance. Also arrested was Stacie L. Shores, 27, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. Report of a domestic disturbance on Polk

41 South near Potter led to a 16-year-old female being issued a Juvenile Citation for Disorderly Conduct. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. October 8, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 178 near Mena of the break-in and theft of various household items, all valued at 1, . . nvestigation continues. Report from complainant on North 2nd Street in Cove of problems with a neighbor. Deputy advised suspect to not return to complainant’s property. Report from complainant in Cove that their dog had been shot. Deputy responded. Report from Mena Regional Health System of an assault victim that had been injured in Oklahoma. Deputies responded. The information will be forwarded to the proper authorities. Traffic stop on Polk near Potter led to the arrest of Christa M. Gagnon, 27, of Cove, on a Charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Report from complainant on Highway 71 North near Mena of the theft of vehicle parts, all valued at . . nvestigation continues. Polk County Sheriff’s ffice worked four vehicle accidents this week. Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 23 Incarcerated Inmates, with 13 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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Chevy Silverado LT 4x4 Crew Cab MSRP $ 4 Ge n t r y Di s c o u n t -$ Co n s u m e r Ca s h -$ In c . Ca s h -$ Ch e v y Bo n u s -$ Ch e v y Bo n u s Ch e v y Bo n u s Ch e v y Tr a d e Al l o w -$

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P7 3 0 2

9 ,7 3 ,0 1 ,0 1 ,0 3 ,2 -$ 7 -$ 5 1 ,0

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Chevy Spark

Several to choose from! MSRP $ 1 4 ,9 7 5 Ge n t r y Di s c o u n t -$ 6 9 4 St a n d a l o n e i n c e n t i v e -$ 2 ,7 0 1

K6 9 6 9

Gentry Price:

2017 X6 9 0 6


2017 $11,209 OFF MSRP P7 3 1 3

MSRP $ 5 Ge n t r y Di s c o u n t -$ Co n s u m e r Ca s h -$ In c . Ca s h -$ Ch e v y Bo n u s -$ Ch e v y Bo n u s Ch e v y Bo n u s Ch e v y Tr a d e Al l o w -$

Gentry Price:

5 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0



$11,272 OFF MSRP P7 1 5 3

2017 DEMO

$16,563 OFF MSRP

P7 1 7 4

MSRP $ 6 Ge n t r y Di s c o u n t -$ Co n s u m e r Ca s h -$ In c . Ca s h -$ Ch e v y Bo n u s -$ Ch e v y Bo n u s Rocky Ridge Ch e v y Bo n u s Customs Ch e v y Tr a d e Al l o w -$

Gentry Price:

MSRP $ 2 5 ,8 3 5 Ge n t r y Di s c o u n t -$ 1 ,6 3 6 St a n d a l o n e i n c e n t i v e -$ 4 ,2 1 7

3 ,0 9 ,0 1 ,0 1 ,0 3 ,2 -$ 7 -$ 5 1 ,0

Gentry Price:



8 ,9 3 ,7 1 ,0 1 ,0 3 ,2 -$ 7 -$ 5 1 ,0

8 5 7 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0



Chevy Trax

MSRP $ 2 1 ,9 3 5 Ge n t r y Di s c o u n t -$ 1 ,2 4 4 St a n d Al o n e In c e n t . -$ 3 ,7 4 3

J7 2 3 7

Gentry Price:


Chevy Malibu

Gentry Price:

MSRP $ 4 Ge n t r y Di s c o u n t -$ Co n s u m e r Ca s h -$ In c . Ca s h -$ Ch e v y Bo n u s -$ Ch e v y Bo n u s Ch e v y Bo n u s Ch e v y Tr a d e Al l o w -$

1 5 6 3 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0

MSRP $ 2 4 ,1 4 0 Ge n t r y Di s c o u n t -$ 1 ,2 7 2 St a n d a l o n e i n c e n t i v e -$ 4 ,0 9 5

M7 0 6 3

Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4x4


Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 Star Edition

2017 $19,982

0 ,1 3 ,7 1 ,0 1 ,0 3 ,2 -$ 7 -$ 5 1 ,0




Gentry Price:

Chevy Silverado LT 4x4 Crew Cab

V6 7 3 9

$10,039 OFF MSRP



MSRP $ 4 Ge n t r y Di s c o u n t -$ Co n s u m e r Ca s h -$ Bo n u s Ca s h -$ Ch e v y Ca s h Fl e x Ca s h -$

Gentry Price:

7 ,6 3 ,2 1 ,0 2 ,0 -$ 7 3 ,0

8 0 8 9 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0


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