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Early Voting Begins Monday, Oct. 24 Commission Urges Voters to be Informed BY MELANIE BUCK •

The Polk County Election Commission is encouraging voters to be informed before hitting the polls during the 2016 G eneral Election season. The Polk County Election Commission is encouraging voters to be informed ahead of time to help “ lessen projected long lines and wait times at the polls.” The ballot is exce ptionally lengthy this year and has many candidates and issues for voters to consider. In an advisory issued by the Commission, it stated, “ These ballot issues are complex and all req uire careful reading for understanding. You won’t be able to

CMA Roars Into Town for 41st Annual Changing of the Colors Rally


Bush Pleads Guilty to Rape & Sentenced BY MELANIE BUCK •

Jo nathan B ush, age 26 of Mena, pled guilty to Rape in Polk County Circuit Court on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 and was sentenced to 480 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections by Polk County Circuit Ju dge Je rry Ryan. B ush was originally arrested on February 2, 2016 . U pon arraignment, his bond was set at $ 25 0,000. U nable to make bond, he has remainded in the Polk County Detention Center since. H e now awaits transport to the Arkansas Department of Corrections to serve out his sentence.

“The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes” Opens This Week [ SU B MITTED] This Friday, October 21, the two-weekend run for “ The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock H olmes” opens on stage at the Ouachita Little Theatre. The director, Scott O’Rear, and the cast invite the audience to join them at “ 221B B aker Street” in another exci ting adventure featuring the famous 19 th century sleuth. The cast consists of Ethan Moe as Sherlock H olmes, K rys Swanberg as Dr. J ohn Watson, and Mike Moe as Inspector Lestrade. Monsieur August Dupin is played by Lamar Austin, Professor Ja mes Moriarty is portrayed by J efferson Smith, and a mystery English G entleman is played by Ian Cameron. The cast is rounded out with Tracy Prather as Mrs. H udson, Je nnifer Schubbe as Mrs. Piper, Sarah Scott as Miss Irene Adler, and Ju lie Moe as Mrs. Emily Watson. The show will be presented Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at CONTINUED ON PAGE 4


The thunderous roar of thousands of motorcycles can be heard around the county this week as the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) welcomes approximately 3,000 of its members from across the world to the 41st Annual Changing of the Colors Rally held at their International Headquarters on Iron CONTINUED IN OUR ANNUAL CMA SPECIAL SECTION BEGINNING ON PAGE 15



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Youth Come Together for Fields of Faith Remembering Hearts Forever Raffling Bronze Leapfrog Statue BY MELANIE BUCK •


Fields of Faith 2016 was held at Bearcat Stadium on Wednesday, October 12th. Hundreds of students from Polk, Sevier, Montgomery, Scott, and McCurtain Counties and supporters attended the annual event. After a welcome and prayer, several students gave their testimonies including: Autumn Liles, Mena; Bailey Nash, Oden; Madison Maddox, Mena; Juan Trinidad, Cossatot River; Abbie Smith, Mena; and Gary Boehler, Mena. Many students accepted Jesus Christ and rededicated their lives at this year’s event where local pastors and church leaders served as prayer counselors. Fields of Faith is sponsored by FCA. The event as livestreamed on MyPulseNews TV and broadcast live on KENA 104.1FM. Fields of Faith is a nation-wide student led movement to bring students to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.

emembering H earts Forever is selling tickets to raf e off a bron e statue of a boy and girl playing leapfrog and will be at Mena Walmart on Thursday, October 20th, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., for the convenience of those who would like to purchase tickets. roceeds from the raf e will benefit emembering earts orever and the upkeep and maintenance of their memorial garden located at the Polk County Courthouse. The statue has a value of $ 2,000 and is 40 inches tall by 46 inches wide. Tickets are $ 1 each or six tickets for $ 5 , or 25 tickets for $ 20 and can be purchased by contacting iane athis at 4 9- 43-0191 osanna oungblood at 4 9-394- 39 isa asters at 4 9- 1 - 3 or harie abry at 4 9- 1 - 0 . ou can also stop by nion ank, reedom Water, or The Shop. The drawing will be held on December 11th at their annual andle ighting eremony.


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Over $14,000 Available in Single-Parent Scholarships SUBMITTED


ollege scholarships of up to $ 1,100.00 are available to Polk County single parents this spring, according to Pete Chambers, Chair of the Polk County Single Parent Scholarship Fund. “ If you’ve ever thought about going to college,” Chambers says, “ right now is a great time to take a look at the opportunities that will be available to you this coming spring.” Chambers noted that dropping by Rich Mountain Community College now means you probably won’t have to wait in line to talk to the people who can help you with finances and on a class schedule that fits your schedule. e suggests talking with Wendy McDaniel, RMCC’s Director of Admissions or with Mary tanderfer or amantha hores in s inancial Aid office. “ Those folks will work with you to make college work for you,” Chambers says. “ Though we’re not part of the college, I know those folks will do everything possible to give someone the opportunity to get an education that’ll lead to a better job. I’ve seen them do it time after time for single parents.” Chambers also suggested that a good way to get started with college is as a part-time student. “ We award scholarships to part-time students. In fact, many of our recipients who now have great jobs started out part time.”


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MRHS Assists in the Saving of ‘Spirit’ the Bald Eagle SUBMITTED



ena egional ealth System recently provided x- ray services in an effort to save Spirit, the bald eagle, from euthanasia. Spirit was born in April 2016 and during her time in the nest, her mother was feeding her fish that contained zi nc. Z inc poisoning causes the loss of feathers, resulting in the inability to y. Shortly after leaving the nest, Spirit was found swimPictured are: Jay Quebedeaux, MRHS CEO; Dr. Ben Campming in Lake Ouachita and bell, loyal supporter of the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center; Tommy Young, Rehabilitator; she was taken to Tommy and Spirit the Bald Eagle. Young, Founder of Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center. U .S Fish and Wildlife allows 180 days for rehab and restoration before an animal is euthanize d. CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

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Multiple Agencies Joining Forces to Provide Christmas for Children



ultiple agencies are joining efforts to remember every foster child at Christmas time. These agencies ensure that all children within Polk County who are receiving services through the Department of Children and Family Services or in foster care receive gifts and necessities this Christmas. Court Appointed Special Advocates ( CASA) , The CALL, Polk County Foster Parents Association, Department of H uman Services, and the Salvation Army are all working collectively and are asking for the community’s support. K athy B urks leads the Foster Parents Association, and works each year to secure cash donations to be able to present to the various foster parents throughout Polk County to help provide gifts, food, clothes, etc. for the children in their care. To help sponsor a foster parent or for more information please contact K athy B urks 47 9 -2345 47 2. Please make checks out to The Polk County Foster Parent Association, P.O. B ox 7 2, Mena, AR 7 19 5 3. CASA works with the Department of Children and Family Services to be able to secure gifts for the children who are in foster care. These children have been removed from their homes and pulled into the foster care

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system in Polk County. Many of these children are placed in other counties due to the shortage of foster homes here. Cynthia Martin, Exe cutive Director for CASA, ex plained that they work each year getting “ wish lists” from these children and will have those as well as their age, gender for those who wish to purchase for them. She or enee endri may be contacted at their office at 1 e ueen treet, uite in ena or can call the office at 47 9 .243.9 27 7 . The Salvation Army will be erecting “ Angel Trees” at reedom harmacy and ena ewspapers office for those wishing to purchase Christmas gifts for additional children in the foster care system. This particular project will benefit children who have been removed from their homes in other counties but due to insufficient foster parents available in their area, or for other security reasons, have been relocated to foster parents in Polk County. Je nnifer B rewer with The CALL will help ensure that children who are new to the foster care system are also provided gifts. Since there are children who are brought in at the “ last minute” before Christmas, safeguards are in place so that they will also wake up to gifts on Christmas morning.


7 :30 p.m., also Sunday, October 23 at 2:30 p.m. The next showings will be the following weekend October , 9, and 30. riday and aturday shows will again start at 7 :30 p.m. Sunday’s show starts at 2:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door 45 minutes before each show. Of course, season tickets will be honored. Those T patrons attending this production will be the first to enjoy the new seats and the improved interior of the auditorium. All these improvements have been made possible through generous donations from OLT members and others in the community. “ OLT is committed to providing a pleasant surrounding for our patrons as well as participating in making downtown Mena a place to be admired by both locals and tourists. The support shown by Mena/ Polk County is truly appreciated,” said OLT President, Rudi Timmerman. One of the ways OLT exp resses its appreciation is by providing first class productions. Timmerman added, This outstanding work is done by volunteers who give freely of their time and talent. No one is paid. The only reward they get is your attendance and support. The cast and crew of “ The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock H olmes” are looking forward to you being in the audience enjoying the show.”

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Vandervoort Elementary Harvest Festival, September 30!

ena Mayor G eorge McK ee signed two proclamations on Thursday, October 13, recognizi ng National After School Program Day at both Acorn Elementary and H olly H arshman Elementary. B oth schools host programs made possible through the 21st Century Community Center Learning G rant. Acorn schools have morning tutoring and homework help Monday thru Thursday from 6 :45 a.m. – 7 :45 a.m. Acorn Outdoor Adventures, the name of their afterschool program, begins at 3:30 p.m. and lasts until 5 :30 p.m., Monday thru Thursday and is under the direction of Michelle McG ee and K im Posey. In the afternoons, students receive a snack and school officials are working with the Department of H uman Services to try to get full meals incorporated. They also provide transportation home to some of the students. They currently serve around 15 0 students in grades K -12. H olly H arshman Elementary also has programs in the mornings and afternoons. From 6 :45 a.m. – 7 :45 a.m., Monday through Friday, students can receive homework help and tutoring. In the afternoons, FLASH CATS, as they are called, are fed a snack and dinner, paid for by a grant through the Department of H uman Services. Paulette Crawford and Cindy B revik head the program at H H E. They reserve time in the afternoons for homework and club time as well. Their clubs include: Computer Coding, Robotics, Drug Awareness and Violence Awareness, Cooking, Sewing, Science, Soccer, B asketball, Track, Scholastics, G eo-Motion, and more. They serve, on average, approxi mately 127 students in grades 3 – 5 . H H E students plan to observe National After School Program Day, October 20 with an Open H ouse. Students at H H E chose the theme, Lights on After School Day and each had ‘ light bulbs’ to give as invitations inviting people to attend their Open H ouse on October 20th from 5 :30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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Please join us for the Wickes Elementary Harvest Festival October 28 • 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Coronation to follow festivities. Wickes Auditorium Thank you to these generous businesses who invested in our students by providing school supplies to ALL students at Wickes Elementary! We appreciate you! Cossatot River Cabins, LLC Grannis First Baptist Church Hatton Baptist Church S & S Poultry Templo De Alabanza The Remodeled Church

Mayor Signs Proclamations Honoring National After School Program Day


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make an informed decision without careful review of each of these measures before you cast your vote. Waiting to decide which way to vote until you are standing in front of your voting machine will cause lengthy delays for you and your fellow voters. The olk ounty lection ommission recently issued the following recommendations to voters: 1. lease study each ballot measure in advance and determine your votes. lease taker your notes with you so you can e peditiously cast your chosen vote. ote that it is illegal to discuss specific candidates or ballot issues with anyone while you are in the polling place or within 100 feet of the main entrance. 2. You may want to take advantage of the two weeks of Early Voting and avoid the eneral lection ay crowds. Anyone registered to vote in olk County may vote during the Early Election period. 3. If you choose to wait until ovember , ust go to your designated polling place between the hours of 7 :30 a.m. and 7 :30 p.m., as usual. There are 1 polling places scattered around olk ounty. All polling stations remain in the same locations, with e ception to the otter station, which has moved to ethel aptist hurch on wy. 3 est in ew otter. “ To help exp edite the voting process while maintaining security and accuracy, your County Election Commission has added additional voting machines and poll workers. Remember, your vote counts,” Ray added. To become more informed on the candidates and issues that appear on the ballot, the U niversity of Arkansas has an non-partisan, unbiased view on each, on their election website at: http://www.uaex. edu/business-communities/voter-education/default.aspx . You can also visit If a voter is unable to study the ballot before arriving at the polls, sample ballots are hung on the walls of each polling station for review. arly voting begins onday, ctober 4th and will be held at the olk ounty ffice omple at 0 ine treet. arly voting hours will be ondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Absentee ballots are currently being mailed out to those who live out of town. If you would like to req uest an absentee ballot, contact the County lerk s ffice. or those who wish to pick up their absentee ballot as opposed to being mailed, those will be available beginning ctober 4th. For more information, contact County Clerk Terri H arrison at 39 4-8123 or go by her office, located inside the olk ounty ourthouse. or more on the list of presidential candidates on this year s ballot, see the article on page 27 .

Issue 3 Remains; 4 and 5 Shot Down BY MELANIE BUCK •


rkansas voters will decide on whether there should be a removal on the cap of state-issued bonds on the November 2016 G eneral Election B allot. Also known as B allot Issue 3, The Arkansas Removal of Cap on State-Issued B onds Amendment is a legislatively referred constitutional amendment, meaning it was placed on the ballot at the req uest of the Arkansas Legislature and would revise Amendment 82 of the Arkansas Constitution. pecifically, Issue 3 deals with uper ro ect bligation onds that finance economic development pro ects that currently have a cap of 0 million. Approval of the measure would remove the cap and allow larger bond issues for private development. Issue 3 would also allow municipal governments to appropriate funds for economic development pro ects to firms or individuals. Two of the Issues that are on the Arkansas ballot were shot down by the Arkansas Supreme Court last week and any votes cast for or against either Issue, will not count in the November election. Issue 4 and Issue were removed on ctober 13th after Arkansas upreme ourt opinions were released saying they were unconstitutional. Issue 4 would have Limited Attorney Contingency Fees and Non-Economic Damages in Medical awsuits. Issue was the Arkansas asino Amendment, which would have allowed for casinos to be built in certain parts of Arkansas. The opinions were released after many counties already had their ballots printed, including olk ounty. Although olk ounty s ballot will have Issue 4 and , however, again, any votes cast for or against those two issues will not count. or more on this story, visit www. y ulse To learn more about this year s ballot candidates and issues, look up: http://www.uaex. edu/business-communities/voter-education/state-ballot-issues.aspx. An unbiased view is included on each topic. Mena ReMax hosted the ReMax Real Estate Hot Air Balloon at Holly Harshman Elementary on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, much to the excitement of the students. Mena ReMax has been hosting the giant balloon annually for near two decades. It is a highlight of both the realtor’s and area students. Last year, Acorn students had the chance to see the balloon and learn how they work. Pictured right: Members of Mena ReMax prepare to launch Holly Harshman Elementary Principal, Tamara Smart.

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Couples Take Cross Country Adventure in Biplanes


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n the trip of a lifetime, two couples from the state of Florida stopped in Mena for a night’s rest from a trek that will take them from coast to coast in two small red biplanes. B eginning in Port Orange, Florida, David and Diana B aldwin, along with Je ff dwards and ennifer arvis, plan to travel to as far west as the acific oast ighway, and make as many stops along the way as they wish. ne of the perks of traveling in a biplane is the ability to y low and see what lies below. “ Sometimes we get pushed around by weather and interesting places to visit,” avid e plained. It feels really free. It s like ying a convertible in the air. eople wave at your from the fields. ou can see and smell everything.” The idea of the trip came from Je ff, who was a commercial airline pilot for 35 years and ne t year will mark 0 years of eff s ying history. e ew off of carriers in the avy for a time and even ew the now infamous plane that ully landed in the udson, just one week prior to the historical landing. ith both couples in retirement, or semi-retirement, and aviation owing through their veins, they decided to do something that not many can boast about. “ Je ff said he was going and he couldn’t do it alone,” said David. So the planning began. The couples decided that the weather was too cold in the northern part of the country and felt the central U .S. would be their best lane of travel. They set off on October 1st. “ There are places we want to see and people we want to visit,” said Diana. And there is no better way than in their biplanes. The uninhibited view from the open cockpits, allow for a bird’s eye view of landscapes, homes, and highways. Diana said they hope to see places such as Monument Valley, Sedona, Sante Fe, Seattle, and Las Vegas, where Je ff and Je nnifer will take an even bigger leap and be married by Elvis.


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Hosted by Businesses in The Mena Downtown Arts District


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Mena Board of Realtors to take part in National Make a Difference Day T

he Mena B oard of Realtors is once again taking part in National Make a Difference Day and need the community’s help to supply their pantry for the B ackpacks for K ids program. On Saturday, October 22nd, Mena Realtors will be set up at Mena Walmart and Ja mes Super Save from 9 a.m. – noon to accept donations. Items needed are breakfast items, packaged foods that don’t need heating, peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, peanut butter, plastic fruit cups, tuna cups, individually packaged snack items, personal hygiene items, and toiletries. The Mena B oard of Realtors helps support all county schools. For more information, call 39 4-7 5 45 .



Tommy has worked endless hours nursing the bird back to good health. In an effort to save her life, he is required to provide adequate records which prove her ability to y and survive in the wild. An X -Ray of both shoulders was one of the req uirements. B eing able to have the X -Ray performed at MRH S kept Tommy from having to take Spirit to Louisiana and saved around $ 2,000. Tommy was very grateful to MRH S Administration, the Radiology Department, B en Campbell, CRNA and Dr. Thomas Sullivan for participating in the successful journey of Spirit.

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Biplane Adventure


lying two hours at a time, the couples usually make a ight in the morning, stop at an airport and have lunch, then y another two hours before stopping overnight, which is how they landed in ena, Arkansas. Their four hours of travel each day gets them around 4 0 00 miles, ying at 11 miles per hour. eff and ennifer s biplane is a 19 and avid and iana s is a 1940 aco, both red, and both are used in formation ights, an activity eff and avid teach in lorida. eople think aviation is scary, but it s fun,” said eff. As for their cross country trek, avid e plained it best, oseph ampbell said, follow your bliss. If you like something, pursue your passion. ome say I could never do that afford that ust try it.” If you would like to learn more of their trip, where they are going, and pictures of where they have been, check out their blog at




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Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa MSBI/Stache's Cookery RE/MAX Mena Real Estate [TOP PHOTO]: Jeff Edwards and Jennifer Jarvis with their 1978 Biplane. [BOTTOM PHOTO]: David and Diana Baldwin with their 1940 Waco Biplane.

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Doc Hudson Making an Appearance at Ouachita Arts Celebration T


he Ouachita Arts Celebration upcoming dates for 2016 have been announced and organize rs are particularly proud to welcome ‘ Doc H udson’ Vintage Tin’ to the event. The Vintage Tin Fall Tour will land in Mena November 3rd thru 5 th and will feature the famous Doc H udson car from the Pixa r movie, Cars, and will be available to sit in and have your picture taken. Doc H udson makes his rounds with The Willys, Overland, K night Registry Southwest Chapter, who will host their fall meet while in town. The group consists of ‘ Orphan Cars’ ( cars that are no longer manufactured) up to 19 6 0, and invite all other ‘ Orphan Car’ owners ( up to 19 6 0) to join them. The meet will be headq uartered at Q ueen Wilhelmina Lodge. Registration will be on November 3rd at the Lodge and an ice cream social will also be included along with a ‘ jam session.’ On November 4, the group will take a Fall Foliage Tour on the Talimena Scenic Drive. On November 5 , The Willys, Overland, K night Registry Southwest Chapter will display their antiq ue cars in downtown Mena at the Ouachita Arts Celebration as the “ Art of the Car Exh ibit.” Most of the cars on display will be 19 10-19 5 0. They encourage owners to dress in period clothing that was worn at the time your car was manufactured. “ Our hope is to exp ose the public to cars most have never seen before,” said organize rs. If there is anyone that has an antiq ue automobile they would like to enter, there will be a $ 10 entry fee on the day of the event. For more information, call Vintage Tin Restorations at 47 9 -385 -5 16 1.

Local Photographer Wins Contest


ocal photographer, Whitley Lind, recently won a photography contest and her winning photograph landed her on the front cover of a statewide directory. Lind’s picture of St. Agnes Church in Mena has been honored on the front cover of the 2017 Diocese of Little Rock Directory.

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DOUG DOUGHTY Doug Doughty, age 55, of Mena, died Sunday, October 16, 2016 of a heart attack doing what he loved, riding horses and hunting in the Ouachita Mountains at Shady. He was born on Monday, September 18, 1961 to Bill and Linda Putman Doughty in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Doug loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. He loved to spoil his nieces and nephews because it brought him great joy. Doug was a jackof-all-trades and was self-employed most of his life. Doug was a member of the Little Hope Baptist Church and Rainbow Springs Hunting Club. Hunting and riding horses was a large part of Doug’s life and one year he scored a record Boone and Crockett Black Bear which was a proud moment in his life. Doug was a loving son, father, brother, uncle and friend, and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Doughty. Doug is survived by his father, Bill Doughty of Mena; daughter, Polly McBride of Houston, Texas; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dalton and Lisa Doughty of Mena and David and Pam Doughty of Beaufort, South Carolina; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church with Brother Andy ennedy officiating. Interment will follow at the Pine Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

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Pallbearers will be Rick Foster, Tom Matejek, Jim Crowley, Travis Ross, Eddie Kennedy, Russell Myers, Steven Taylor and Kevin Campbell. In lieu of owers, memorials can be made to the Little Hope Baptist Church Youth fund 2997 Southside Road, Oden, Arkansas 71961. Online Guestbook:

TRAVIS BARNEY ANDERSON, JR. Travis Barney Anderson, Jr., age 68, of Hatfield, died Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Smith. He was born on Monday, March 1, 1948 to Travis Barney and Vonetha Summit Anderson in Yocana, Arkansas. Travis was a man who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed playing dominoes and hanging out with his friends. He enjoyed the outdoors and going fishing. Travis was a loving, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents. Travis is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jammey and Rhonda Anderson of Acorn; his daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Scott Webb of Smithville; special friend, Edna Crawford of Mena; three brothers, Joel Anderson of Cove, Allon Anderson of Zafra, Oklahoma and Jerry Anderson and wife Debbie Anderson of Hatfield; one sister, Judy Cox of Mt. Ida; grandchildren, Christopher Webb, Frankie Webb and Joleana Webb, Cody Anderson, Tyler Anderson and Makayla Anderson; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial potluck was Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Polk County Housing Authority Community Room in Mena across from Mena High School and all family and friends were invited. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

CHARLEY HOUSTON EDWARDS Charley Houston Edwards, age 74 of Big Fork passed away October 14,

2016 at his home. Charley was born in Nunley, Arkansas to Mack H. Edwards and Rosa Lee Collier Edwards, on December 29, 1941. Charley and “Teri” Theresa McGovern Edwards were married on October 5, 1996.

Charley was a hard-working man who did some kind of construction all of his life. He did beautiful rock work all over the country. He worked hard and played hard. He was an avid hunter and rarely missed deer camp. One of his favorite things was telling of the one killed, missed, or the one that got away. He had a laugh that would have all laughing with him. Charley loved his family and he knew the “Man upstairs”. He packed a lot of living in his time here on earth and will be missed. He is survived by wife, Teri Edwards of the home; sons, “Chuck” Charley Edwards, Jr., of Big Fork, Arkansas, Stoney Edwards and wife Cheryl of Mena, Arkansas, Mack Edwards and wife Amy of Bryant, Arkansas and Michael Edwards of the home; daughters, Chelle Stevens and husband Jeff of Hamilton, Ohio, Nichole Watson and husband Flint of Garvin, Oklahoma, Debby Edwards of Mena, Arkansas, and Montey Edwards of Tulsa, Oklahoma; brother, Louie Dale Edwards and wife Bertha of Big Fork, Arkansas; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Rosa Lee Edwards, and a brother Jim Brown. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Online obituary:

JACK ADAM KINKADE Mr. Jack Adam Kinkade, age 84, of Mena passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in Mena, Arkansas. Jack was born in Arapahoe County, Colorado on November 3, 1931 to Bill E. Kinkade and Grace E. Koepke Kinkade. Celebrating almost 63 years, Jack and Johnnie Faye Martin Kinkade were married on November 26, 1953. He made many friends as salesman for Otasco for 27 years, but Jack would have told you 28 years! Jack loved his Savior first and foremost, as well as his family, and his church family. Because of Jack’s faith in Jesus Christ, he is now breathing peacefully in the presence of God. Jack enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play ball. One of the things he was most proud of was how his daughters became the strong women they are today. He also enjoyed woodworking and building with his hands, and enjoyed watching the Razorbacks and gardening. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to


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all. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by wife, Johnnie Faye Kinkade of Mena; daughters, Kathy Rusert and husband Jerry and Colleen Rosson and husband Terry; grandchildren, Jonathan Rosson and wife Sondra, Dusty Rusert and wife Samantha, Christine Frady and husband Jearl, Toby Hollin and husband Eric; great-grandchildren, Deanna Frady, Heather Frady, Kensey Rosson, Kaison Rosson, Shelby Rusert, Cody Jack Rusert, Kooper Hollin, and soon to be Kashlyn Hollin; sister, Doris Philpot; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Grace Kinkade, and brother Jim Kinkade. Funeral service was Thursday, October 13, 2016, 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Steve Bradley and Brother Stokes Herod officiating. Interment followed in the Cherry Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Pallbearers were Jonathan Rosson, Dusty Rusert, Jearl Frady, Eric Hollin, Scott Kinkade, and Phillip Kinkade. Honorary pallbearers were Deane Schuller, Virgil Howard, Emmett Pearce, Melvin Hicks, and Stokes Herod. Online obituary:

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BOBBY GENE THACKER Bobby Gene Thacker, 64, of Hatfield, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at McLennan VA Hospital in Little Rock. He was born in Mena on December 21, 1951 to the late Lester and Goldie Allene Thacker. Bob was an ordained minister of the Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing his 12 string guitar and played with several gospel bands. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ruby; two daughters, Molly Allene Thacker and Cera Ley Thacker-Dooley; granddaughters, Alexis Ann Dooley and Ruby Fae DeWitt; brothers, Thomas, Leon and Rufus Thacker; sister Laverne Thompkins; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Bob was preceded in death by brothers, Odell and Leroy, and his sister, Zelda. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas,

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Community Clean-up Event Organized by UA Rich Mountain Science Club

A Rich Mountain Science Club organize d this year’s Community Clean-up event on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. A team started the event on the main campus of the U A Rich Mountain and completed the day’s efforts in and around the community. A total of 16 bags were collected from the event which included: plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and other non-biodegradable items. The 13-member team included club advisor, club officers and students. The team members received a lubapaloo a t-shirt and certificate for community service hours. The U A Rich Mountain Science Club would like to ext end their appreciation to Wal-Mart # 6 7 of Mena for their donation to provide trash bags, gloves and water bottles and to the participants for their enthusiasm and dedicating their time to be involved in this important community effort.

Pictured: (left to right) Eduardo Medina (President), Bryce Allred (Treasurer), Alicia Biggerstaff, Joshua Cannon, Cesar Enciso, Blake McCourtney (Media Relations), Angelo Cueva, and Andrew Tkach (Vice-President). Additional participants (not pictured): Adria Lewis Manuel (Secretary), Jerusha Tedder, Quincy Pippen, Justin Sattler, and Gaumani Gyanwali (Advisor)

Mowdy Selected as Student Support Services’ Student of the Month

Shawn Mowdy has been chosen as Student Support Services’ Student of the Month for September 2016 at U of A, Rich Mountain. Shawn began taking classes at U ARM in the fall of 2015 , majoring in business and information technology, which he thoroughly enjoys. H e will complete his degree in the fall semester of 2017 , but also plans to obtain a couple of certificates by the time he walks at the graduation ceremony in May 2018. H e plans to transfer to a four-year college but is presently undecided as to which one. H is ultimate goal is to obtain employment in his field and provide a good life for his family. Shawn says, “ I am a member of Phi Theta K appa and I can credit SSS for that. The staff is always willing to help with a smile, and my gratitude goes out to each member of SSS.” For more information contact Lisa Rackley, Director of Student Support Services at lrackley@ or call 39 4-7 6 22 ext . 16 24.

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he Mena Middle School B earcats Against Destructive Decisions ( B ADD) Team Red Ribbon Week Committee has been working hard on Red Ribbon Week plans. Mena Schools will celebrate National Red Ribbon Week October 24-28.This years National Theme is # YouOnlyLiveOnce.... YOLO B e Drug Free. TEAM Mena invites the community to celebrate with them. They will have themed dress up days throughout the week. The themes are Monday-Follow Your Dreams Don’t Do Drugs-PJ Day. Tuesday-I H ave the Power to B e Drug Free-Super H ero Day. Wednesday-I Elect to B e Drug Free-Patriodic Day wear Red, White and B lue. ThursdayH ead-over-H eels to be Drug Free-Crazy Sock and Crazy H air Day. Friday-Team up Against Drugs-TEAM Mena Day- Dress like Twins or TEAMs in TEAM Mena Red and B lack. They will end the week with a District Wide Pep Rally at 10 A.M. at B earcat Stadium. Everyone is invited to join them at the pep rally to encourage students to remain Drug Free.

ACORN SCHOOL’S BREAKFAST M ONDAY 10/24 Ce r e a l & t o a s t , o a t m e a l & t o a s t , d r i e d c r a n b e r r i e s o r b a n a n a , y o g u r t, s a u s a g e lin k , ju ic e , m ilk TU ESDAY 1 0 / 2 5 Ce r e a l & t o a s t , w h o l e g r a i n f r e n c h t o a s t s t i c k s , s a u s a g e lin k , a p p le s a u c e , y o g u r t, ju ic e , m ilk W EDNESDAY 1 0 / 2 6 Ce r e a l & t o a s t , c h e e s e o m e l e t & t o a s t , y o g u r t & g r a h a m c r a c k e r s , fr e s h o r a n g e s , ju ic e , m ilk TH U R SDAY 1 0 / 2 7 Ce r e a l & t o a s t , s c r a m b l e d e g g s & t o a s t , a p r i c o t h a lv e s , b a n a n a , y o g u r t & g r a h a m c r a c k e r, ju ic e , m ilk F R I DAY 1 0 / 2 8 Cereal & toast, whole grain waffle, yogurt and graham c r a c k e r, d ic e d p e a c h e s , ju ic e , m ilk


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Cossatot River High School held Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Wednesday, October 5. Students wore pink, the official color of Breast Cancer Awareness. The day was held in conjunction with Spirit Week at CRHS. On Monday, students dressed as nerds and Thursday was color day, where each grade wore a different color.

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Vandervoort Ele. Class Goes to Little Rock

andervoort lementary th grade class attended a field trip to ittle Rock on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 . This was made possible through a reimbursement grant with Little Rock Central H igh written by Mrs. Amy Martin. The grant paid for a charter bus to carry the students and chaperons to Little Rock to visit the Old State H ouse Museum, H istoric Arkansas Museum, and Little Rock Central H igh.


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CRSD Cheerleaders Cheer at Razorback Game


n Saturday October 1, 2016 , Cossatot River H igh School Senior H igh Cheerleaders had the opportunity to cheer during half time in War Memorial Stadium. There were a total of 45 0 cheerleaders. This is the second year the CRH S cheerleaders have had the honor to be invited. Pictured are: B ack row ( l to r) - Cheer Coach Ja nelle H owell, Reeselyn Manasco, G aitlyn Smith, Ashley Watts, Alissa Miles, Madison H ernandez, Caitlyn Pollard, Lara H errlich. Front row - Ja cie Tinkes, H aley Warren, K aylee K esterson, G abbi Pritchett, K arli U nderwood and K imberly G onza lez.

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A group of Cossatot River FCCLA students visited Lake Hamilton High School 10/5/16 for the District 6 Planning and Election Meeting. This is an incredible group of leaders, they represent CRHS well! Selena Alarcon, Marc Trinidad, Emmanuel Maya, Kenzie Whorton, Rachel Norman and Joshua House.

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CRSD Competes in Special Olympic Bowling

RH S Special Education students competed at B owling World in Ft. Smith for Area 14 Special Olympics. The results are: David Miranda, 4th in Singles; Alishia Thompson and K olby Frachiseur, 3rd in Mixe d Doubles; Robert Maddox, 4th in Singles; Megan Davis, Landon Counts, Don Jo hnson, and Melissa Jo hnson, 1st in Mixe d Team of 4; and David Jo hnson, 1st in Singles. Pictured are: B ack row ( l to r) - Melissa Jo hnson, David J ohnson, Landon Counts, Don Jo hnson, David Miranda. Front row - Megan Davis, K olby Frachiseur, Alishia Thompson, Robert Maddox.

Wickes Ele. ‘Drumming Up Character’ U

pon entering the Wickes Elementary School this year, you are likely to hear the rumblings of students “ Drumming U p Character” in Mr. H uckabey’s music class. Cossatot River School District has invested in “ Dancing Drums” uniq ue African drumming program to help enhance a “ well-rounded education” for our students. The students are learning how to play djembes, djun djuns, small hand percussion, and a variety of other instruments. B y using these world instruments, the students have become highly motivated in music class. As a result of implementing this program, students are not only learning to exp ress themselves through music, but are also growing as young citize ns by learning and practicing such character traits as; Caring, Integrity, Respect, Self-Control, Trustworthiness, and Perseverance. r. uckabey has already seen huge benefits from bringing the African rums into the classroom. Students are more exc ited to learn about new cultures as well as being more engaged in class. Students are also enjoying working as a team to create music.

Kinsa’s FLUency Selects Vandervoort Ele.


elected from thousands of applications for K insa’s FLU ency™ program, Vandervoort Elementary families will be given Smart Thermometers donated from K insa for early detection and containment of the u. As schools everywhere gear up to fight u season, andervoort lementary in the ossatot River School District hopes to remain ahead of the bug this year, and keep more kids healthy with the help of K insa Smart Thermometers. Selected as one the just 5 00 schools nationwide to participate in K insa’s FLU ency school health program, all Vandervoort Elementary families will receive free K insa Smart Thermometers, priced at $ 19 .9 9 retail, and will be able to see aggregated, anonymous information on any symptoms and illnesses going around the school. ick days are disruptive to learning, challenging for parents who must find childcare, and costly to schools that are already struggling with strapped recourses,” exp lains K insa founder and CEO Inder Singh. “ In addition to the disruption, it is heartbreaking for both parents and kids when the household is hit with the u. ince the thermometer is the first thing a parent reaches for when their child falls ill, we designed K insa to be smarter, capturing symptoms earlier, and providing guidance on what to do next . We are thrilled to offer select schools a tool to keep more children healthy and in school.” “ Our top priority is keeping out students in class learning,” exp lained Sissy Sanders LPN. “ With this innovative program, we hope to see the trends affecting our classroom so that we can contain the spread of illness, increase attendance, and continue giving our students the education they deserve.” We believe here at Vandervoort Elementary “ A child needs to be healthy to be educated and educated to be healthy.” With K insa Smart Thermometers, parents can not only see anonymous information on symptoms and illnesses going around, but also track individual health history for each family member via the companion K inda app, to get q uicker, more accurate diagnosis, can share details with another caregiver or physician, and receive guidance on next steps if fever and symptoms are caused for concern.


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M ONDAY 10/24 ElEmEntary: Ch i c k e n s a n d w i c h , F r i t o c h i l i p i e , t a t e r t o t s , b r o c c o l i , m i x e d f r u i t , f r u i t j u i c e . middlE School: Ch i c k e n s a n d w i c h , p i za , c h o i c e s , F r i t o c h i l i p i e , t a t e r t o t s , b r o c c o l i , f r u i t , j u i c e . high School: Sp a g h e tti & m e a tb a lls , c h ic k e n r a n c h c lu b , c h ic k e n te n d e r s , c h e e s e b u r g e r, t o r t i l l a l i n e , F r i t o c h i l i p i e , p i za l i n e , p e p p e r o n i St r o m b o l i . TU ESDAY 1 0 / 2 5 ElEmEntary: F i s h s t i c k s , m a c & c h e e s e , h a m b u r g e r , g r e e n b e a n s , r e d p e p p e r s t r i p s , d i c e d p e a c h e s , a p p l e j u i c e . middlE School: F i s h s t i c k s , m a c & c h e e s e , c h i c k e n b e a n b u r r i t o , t u r k e y c h e f s a l a d , g r e e n b e a n s , r e d p e p p e r s t r i p s , f r u i t , j u i c e . high School: F i s h s t i c k s , m a c & Ch e e s e , s r i n a c h o c h e e s e b u r g e r , h o t d o g , c h i c k e n s a n d w i c h , c h i c k e n b e a n b u r r i t o , t o r t i l l a l i n e , t a c o p i za , p i za lin e . W EDNESDAY 1 0 / 2 6 ElEmEntary: Ch i c k e n p o t p i e , b e e f n a c h o s a l a d , zu c c h i n i , b a n a n a s , g r a p e j u i c e . middlE School: Ch i c k e n p o t p i e , B u f f a l o c h i c k e n p i za , p i za c h o i c e , b e e f n a c h o s a l a d , zu c c h i n i , f r u i t , j u i c e . high School: Ch i c k e n p o t p i e , h a m & c h e e s e m e l t , c h i c k e n t e n d e r s , h a m b u r g e r , b e a n q u e s a d i l l a , s a u s a g e p i za . TH U R SDAY 1 0 / 2 7 ElEmEntary: Ch i c k e n n u g g e t s , c h i l i , c r a c k e r s , c i n n a m o n r o l l , k i c k i n ’ p i n t o s , c e l e r y s t i c k s , a p p l e s a u c e , o r a n g e j u i c e . middlE School: Ch i c k e n Nu g g e t s , b r e a d s t i c k , H a w a i i a n p i za , p i za c h o ic e , c h ic k e n fa jita , k ic k in ’ p in to s , c e le r y s tic k s , c a n ta lo u p e , o r a n g e ju ic e . high School: Ch i c k e n n u g g e t s , t e r i y a k i c h i c k e n s a n d w i c h , h o t d o g , c h i c k e n s a n d w i c h , c h i c k e n f a j i t a , t o r t i l l a l i n e , c h i c k e n c a l zo n e , p i za lin e . F R I DAY 1 0 / 2 8 ElEmEntary: p e p p e r o n i p i za , h o t d o g , b a b y c a rro ts , c u c u m b e r & t o m a t o s a l a d , b a n a n a , f r u i t j u i c e . middlE School: Ch i l i d o g , p i z za c h o i c e , b e e f t a c o , b a b y c a r r o t s , c u c u m b e r & t o m a t o s a l a d , f r u i t j u i c e , a p p l e s , o r a n g e s . high School: s w e e t & s o u r p o p c o r n c h i c k e n w / b r o c c o l i & fr ie d r ic e , h o t d o g , c h ic k e n te n d e r s , c h e e s e b u r g e r, b e e f ta c o , to r tilla l i n e , c h e e s e b u r g e r r o u l e t t e , p i za lin e . This weekly info proudly sponsored by:


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erb hreve horseman, pastor, biker, evangelist and founder of the hristian otorcyclists ssociation struggled in his calling to evangelize the motorcycling world. rom his first visit to a motorcycle rally and eye open ing look at the biker lifestyle, he prayed: “Please God, send someone to help these people. But please…don’t let it be me.” As he visited rally after rally the Holy Spirit continued the conviction and Herb’s heart began to change along with his prayers. ord, he prayed, ou know I ll go wherever ou want me to go, and do whatever you want me to do. I just hope ou don t want me to start riding a motorcycle on a full time basis. ut if that is what you have in mind…please give me a willing and obedient heart.” As soon as he prayed that prayer he was put to the test. When receiving an offer from a larger church that would have meant certain comfort and financial security he felt led to turn it down in favor of putting his faith in God s call and facing the unknown. It was only a short time later that some serious health issues resulting in open heart surgery further tested his resolve. his would have been enough to dissuade most, but Herb, in never wavering faith, saw it through and allowed God to work through him to put a solid foundation under the ministry that stands firm years later. ake no mistake, although Herb was the one God called to pay the price to establish this ministry, the hristian otorcyclists ssociation is firmly built on esus hrist orinthians and guided by the leading of the Holy pirit. lthough e periencing several leadership changes in their year history their vision or mission statement has not changed. God is just as much in control in as he was that day in when was birthed. It was not an easy road Herb traveled, as he suffered through sleepless nights at rowdy rallies, endured long hours on the road in every kinds of weather, and put up with the intimidation and rudeness of those he was there to serve, God blessed every mile of the journey. rom ensuring physical protection, to allowing favor among the lost and providing every financial need, God was faithful to care for His servant. CMAers are faithful to acknowledge that it was Herb who came before them and earned the right to speak and gained the respect and acceptance has in the motorcycling world. hair AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD man ohn gden, r., stated, It is our duty to protect and maintain that integrity and right to speak in our area of influence for the benefit not only of the lost but those future ers who will come after us in the ministry. Herb was for sure the pioneer that endured the brunt of the tough stuff and we are ever grateful for his commitment and sacrifice and I m sure it DINE IN OR never entered his mind that he was paving the way for a whole army of servants that were to follow in his footsteps. For me USE OUR DRIVE THROUGH and many members I talk to, without the hard won ministry opportunities open to us through CMA we probably never would Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 have become as active in serving the Lord.” Herb witnessed the growth and maturing of CMA; some under his leadership, and some under others. For Herb and those p.m. Closed Sun. who were here from the beginning it must have seemed nothing short of miraculous to experience the steady growth from a



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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16-17 few folks gathered around a stump on the original plot of ground North of Hatfield to thousands of Christian motorcyclists gathered on Iron Mountain. In later years Herb was overwhelmed at the scope of the ministry and the organization that was in place and although feeling inadequate to direct it at that point, he knew he had been God’s man for his season and was grateful for the present leadership and how CMA was still on track with the original vision God gave him. In his last few years he took great delight in being appointed CMA Ambassador at Large. He piloted his 400cc scooter to many rallies and events, even riding it all the way to Daytona Bike Week and back. In Acts 20:24 referring to the chains and tribulations that awaited him in Jerusalem, Paul declared; “But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Herb Shreve was a man of God and evangelist of the same fabric; he didn’t worry about the uncomfortable conditions and agonizing situations he knew he would endure for the Gospel. He fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith. We can be proud to know our founder finished well. Recently, during lunch with one of his good friends and contemporaries, we concluded that Herb Shreve was not only sorely missed but was indeed a man of his convictions. He accepted God’s calling to evangelize the biker world and remained faithful to the end. 40 years ago Herb’s understanding of the vision was one man on one motorcycle evangelizing the motorcycling culture, but God definitely had much much more in mind when He birthed the Christian Motorcyclists Association in Herb’s spirit. Join us again next month as we continue to explore where God has taken CMA in the last 40 years…

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he Acorn J unior Tigers knocked off the Cossatot River J unior Eagles 42-31 Monday, October 17 th at Acorn H igh School. The Tigers led four at 9- by the end of the first period. That margin stayed the same at the half as Acorn led ossatot 1 -13. In the third period, the Tigers outscored the agles 1 -10 to build an 11 point advantage at 34- 3. oth squads scored eight point each to set the final score at Acorn 42, Cossatot River 31. att haney led the Tigers with 1 points, while ordan ard scored 10 and rody ebb had nine. The Acorn unior ady Tigers cruised past the ossatot iver unior ady agles 5 4-25 . Acorn outscored ossatot 0-9 in the first period, and 1 - in the second to go up 3 -14 at the half. The ady Tigers e tended their lead in the third period, outscoring the ady Eagles 17 -7 to take a 5 2-21 advantage. oth schools scored four points during the final period, to set the final score at Acorn 5 4, Cossatot River 25 . ophie ackson led the ady Tigers with 1 points, while e i owell scored 1

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ossatot iver ady agles return four of their five starters from a year ago. pectations are high and the time has come to make things happen on the court. ur senior high opens up the th, it will be here against parkman,” said ossatot iver ady agle ead oach Tyler Timms. I m ready and I know the kids are ready too. e ve been working hard. I think they are e cited, but there are a lot of kinks we have to work out. e re ust ready to play a game.” The ady agles are ready to play and get that first one out of the way. e lost two seniors to graduation last year, ara ichardson and ope yle. e ve got a lot of our scoring and a lot of our bench back,” said Timms. verybody is e cited about it. ara and ope are great kids, they were the glue to our team, ust character kids, leaders. o that s the thing that I ve talked to this team about. e ve got all this talent. This should be the most athletic team we ve had. ut the mental toughness and leadership are the things I m looking for this year. That s going to be the key to our season.” asketball is a whole lot more than ust throwing the ball at the basket. Time after time, ara ichardson pulled down a big rebound, or scored on a putback, or blocked someone out and ope was so solid with the ball. verybody liked them, wanted to play hard for them,” said Timms. The thing is we are no longer freshmen and sophomores, we re uniors and seniors and they are ready to make a mark of their own.” oint guard aegan ichardson is what makes the ady agles go. aegan was All tate last year,” said Timms. o was Ashlen on ale and they are both back. The thing with aegan that we re looking for is leadership, and we re looking for her to really want to take the games over more, impose her will on the games. There were games where she would get that, score 0 or points. he s a pass first point guard, which is great. ut I am really hoping she takes another step forward. he started as a freshman for us and every year she s taken a step forward and I m hoping she continues to get better. he needs to take a step forward, leadership wise. efensively, she runs the top of most of our defenses that we run. aegan always plays hard. he and arley ering are going to be the two that set the tone. e re not going to start any seniors. e ll start two sophomores and three uniors.” This is a team that everyone is e cited about. e won our conference the last two years,” said Timms. ast two years we ve gone 1 - in conference. oth losses came against enoa entral. I think this is the year that s going to put us over the hump.” The thing I m really preaching on is that we are athletic and talented, but I ve had teams the last couple of years that were not as athletic or talented that I thought over achieved and I m hoping this team does the same. o we will see.” Ashlen on ale in the paint is a difference maker. he plays so hard, she s got a good motor. he s really good on the glass on offensive rebounds and put back,” said Timms. he s gotten so much better. he picks things up easily. he s not somebody that s going to get frustrated, she s ust going to be who she is. he doesn t back down from anybody. he s undersi ed but she s athletic. ast year when she came up here she felt she had something to prove.” The thing we ve set since day one with this team is Are e ungry I m hoping that they are,” said Timms. ut again, I don t ust want them to be okay with ust winning. If we re playing ncer: our best game I think we should put it away early. I ve had teams in the past that if we could find a way to win that was going to be okay. ut this team has a chance to really impose their will early, and play with a chip on their shoulder.” e saw in the egionals and tate Tournaments last year, the kinds of teams we are going to play may be more athletic, long armed and they don t get tired,” said Timms. opefully we can play to getmore girls this year. If this team plays hard, ust off their natural ability, the sky is the limit.” I m cautiously optimistic I guess,” said Timms. e ve got to stay in ury free. y first year here ope yle tore her A . ast year our leading returning scorer ylie Tadlock had sei ures, so it s like we ve been snake bit the last two years. opefully, we ll stay in ury free this year.” e re going to start Ashlen on ale as a sophomore, hyen artin is another one that I m

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he unior earcats suffered their first loss of the season, falling to the Arkadelphia adgers 31- Thursday, ctober 13th at earcat tadium. The unior adgers featured their quarterback, Thomas, who was very illusive and provided most of the Arkadelphia offense and was the difference in the game. The adgers returned earcat ark ilson s opening kickoff to the Arkadelphia 34 yard line. The unior adgers marched yards in five plays to score on a yard run by Thomas. The e tra point failed, leaving the score -0. ena s acinto ere returned the adger s kickoff to the Arkadelphia yard line, giving the earcats e cellent field position. ena marched yards in five plays, converting a fourth and one, to score on a 13 yard touchdown run by earcat quarterback ane tephens. tephens passed to ilson for the two-point conversion to put ena on top - . Arkadelphia started their ne t possession at their own 41. ive plays later, ilson intercepted a adger pass at the ena 43. ive plays into the earcat drive, the adgers intercepted a tephen s pass at the Arkadelphia 9 yard line. n the final play of the first quarter, facing a third and four, the adger quarterback, Thomas, itterbugged his way all the way to score on a yard touchdown run. ith the e tra point, Arkadelphia took a 13- lead. ena set up their offense at the 0 yard line after the kickoff. our consecutive carries by ilson moved the ball to the adger yard line. tephens ran a quarterback keeper to the adger s nine yard line to set up a first and goal. ilson gained si yards to the three on the ne t play before tephens gained two to the one yard line on the ne t play. A motion penalty backed the earcats up to the si yard line to face third and goal. tephens scored on a si yard run with 3 to play in the first half. tephens also ran in the two-point conversion to lift ena to a 1 -13 lead. ith 1 14 left in the half, tephens added a two yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion failed, leaving the score 13. The adgers returned the kickoff all the way to the ena 3 yard line. i plays later, Arkadelphia scored on a two yard run with 9 seconds left in the first half. The e tra point was no good, setting the halftime score at ena , Arkadelphia 19. ilson intercepted a pass to end the adger s first drive in the third quarter. owever, Arkadelphia intercepted a tephens pass three plays later at their own 39. Two plays later, the adger quarterback went 41 yards for a touchdown at the 13 mark. ena blocked the e tra point attempt, leaving the score Arkadelphia , ena . ith 3 4 to play in the game, the Arkadelphia quarterback struck again, scoring on a yard run. The two-point conversion pass attempt was knocked down by ena s urtis urry to leave the score at 31- . ena started their ne t drive at their own 43. A personal foul against Arkadelphia advanced the ball to the adger 4 . tephens passed to evin Adams who went all the way to the Arkadelphia 1 yard line. Three plays later, tephens passed to Andrew raves who was tackled at the three yard line, setting up a first and goal. ilson scored from three yards out on the ne t play with to go in the contest. The two-point conversion failed, setting what turned out to be the final score Arkadelphia 31, ena . The earcats attempted an onside kick that was recovered by Arkadelphia at their 4 yard line, where the adgers ran out the rest of the clock. The unior earcats travel to ashville Thursday, ctober 0th to take on the unior crappers. The ighth grade scrimmage will begin at 30 p.m. followed by the unior igh game. The ighth grade earcats battled the ighth rade adgers to a - tie earlier in a scrimmage earlier in the evening.

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he Mena B earcats and Acorn Tigers participated in the McCurtain County Cross-Country Invitational Monday, October 10th at Idabel Country Club in Idabel, Oklahoma. In Senior B oys Team results: The Acorn Tigers placed 3rd with a time of 1:27 :42.85 . The Mena B earcats took 5 th with 1:30:5 1.19 . In Senior B oys Individual results, 3rd place went to Clint B uck, Mena, 15 :28.28; 9 th - K enny Denley, Acorn, 16 :36 .9 4; 11th - Robert McIntyre, Mena, 16 :41.9 1; 17 th - Matthew Chaney, Acorn, 17 :10.81; 20th - B rady Lyle, Acorn, 17 :22.9 4; 24th - Aaron B aker, Acorn, 17 :41.44; 38th -Jo seph Looney, Mena, 18:30.41; 43rd - Chad Sutton, Acorn, 18:5 0.7 2; 5 5 th - Dylynn H ayner, Acorn, 19 :5 4.47 ; 5 7 th - Dennis K irsch, Mena, 20:04.84; 5 9 th - Fredrick G udim, Mena, 20:05 .7 5 ; 6 0th - Je ff Lewis, Acorn, 20:43.84; 7 4th - Mason Stout, Acorn, 22:5 0.6 2; 7 5 th - Ja ck H a, Acorn, 22:5 4.38. In Senior G irls Team results: Acorn H igh School placed 3rd in a time of 1:13:5 2.5 9 . In Senior G irls Individual results, Morgan Fagan, Acorn, placed 6 th in a time of 13:44.00; 11th Faith H ill, Acorn, 13:49 .15 ; 16 th - K endra B ranson, Acorn, 14:19 .25 ; 27 th - B rittany Wilhite, Acorn, 15 :04.41; 37 th - Evie Smith, Mena, 15 :47 .5 9 ; 6 1st - H arly Dearing, Acorn, 16 :5 5 .7 8; 6 6 th - Makenzi e G oss, Acorn, 17 :26 .9 4. PHOTOS COURTESY OF KANDY PAGE

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he Mena B earcats, with H ead B earcat Football Coach Tim H arper and his staff, knocked off the Arkadelphia B adgers 23-21 to put themselves in position for a state playoff birth, and spoiled the B adger’s H omecoming celebration Friday, October 14th in Arkadelphia. B earcat kicker Christian Lua kicked off to get the contest underway. The B adgers marched 7 5 yards in six plays to score on a 33 yard touchdown run with 10:06 to play in the opening q uarter. The ex tra point made the score 7 -0. Arkadephia marched 9 yards in 11 plays to score on a seven yard touchdown pass with two minutes remaining in the first quarter. The e tra point lifted the B adgers to a 14-0 advantage. ena answered with ust 1 seconds to go in the quarter when earcat ustin ean sprinted 0 yards for a touchdown, capping a five play yard scoring drive. Camden B rodersen added the ex tra point to cut the B adger’s lead to 14-7 . With about nine minutes to go in the third q uarter, B earcat Landon Stidman punted the ball to the B adger’s two yard line. Two plays later, B earcat Conner H endricks smashed a B adger running back who fumbled the ball. Mena’s Ryan Oz anich scooped up the loose ball and scored a B earcat touchdown. With B rodersen’s ex tra point, the game was tied 14-14. Later in the third q uarter, Mena faced a fourth and 19 at their own 32. The punt snap from center was fumbled and the B adgers took over at the Mena 25 . Arkadelphia advanced the ball to the Mena 12 where on third and nine, B earcat Elijah Snider intercepted a B adger pass and returned the pick to the Mena 47 yard line. The earcats opened the fourth quarter with a first and 10 at the Arkadelphia 1 . our plays later, rodersen kicked a yard field goal to give the earcats their first lead of the game at 1 -14. Arkadelphia answered with a 6 4 yard drive, scoring on an 11 yard touchdown pass with 6 :40 left to play in the game. The ex ta point put the B adgers back on top 21-17 . With 3:08 left in the game, after a B adger timeout, Arkadelphia went for it on a fourth and three at the Mena 26 yard line. B earcats Dean and Devin B elknap slammed the door on the B adger’s running back to turn the ball over to the B earcats on downs at the Mena 30 yard line. n first and 10, earcat quarterback arson annon pump faked a pass, then threw the ball to ean who went all the way to complete a 0 yard touchdown pass play with 2:5 1 to play in the game. The ex tra point hold was bobbled, leading to an unsuccessful ex tra point, leaving the score Mena 23, Arkadephia 21. The adgers returned ua s kickoff to the Arkadephia 3 yard line with 1 0 to play. The adgers steadily moved the ball down field, picking up a first down by just inches at the Mena 27 yard line. With 30 second left on the clock, B earcat J ackson Sullivan made perhaps his biggest play of the season, by sacking the adger quarterback for a big loss back at the ena 3 yard line. ith ust three seconds left to go, Arkadephia attempted a 44 yard field goal for the win. The kick came up just short, lifting the B earcats to a 23-21 victory. The B earcats host the Nashville Scrappers Friday, October 21st with the kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. in B earcat Stadium.

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ndy Philpot is currently the English-9 teacher at Mena H igh School. H e teaches creative writing, journalism, and under the journalism field falls the earfacts ewspaper. hilpot also teaches earbook and creates the earbook with the students. e also creates the ouvenir ports rograms for the chool istrict, which is a pro ect, not a class. It s fun, a little time consuming but it s so worth it,” said hilpot. It s all very rewarding.” hilpot was hired by ena chool istrict in uly of 014. The 014-1 school year was my first year to teach,” said hilpot. I did not have a teaching degree at the time. I graduated from . .A. in 001 with a ournalism egree. o, I went through the nontraditional teaching license program, which is called the Apple rogram. It was the best thing in the world for me.” At 3 years old at the time, I was in the same boat with 4 other people,” said hilpot. e started the same path everybody from all fields and all walks of life. e didn t have a teaching degree but wanted to be a teacher. e needed to be hired to be a teacher and needed to become a teacher. o we went through a two-year program together. oing with other people who were gaining the same knowledge at the same time was fantastic.” The two-year program was completed online and in classes that hilpot traveled to an uren to attend. After two years, I officially have my teaching license, and I m ust as certified as anyone else in the building.” hilpot was born in ena in 19 9. e was raised here in ena with great parents. hilpot has one older brother who is seven years older than he is. I had a great relationship growing up with my brother,” said hilpot. ent all the way through school in the ena chool ystem. orn and raised here and never had a discussion about leaving ena.” As an eighth grader, I hadn t found the true Andy hilpot yet,” said hilpot. I was very shy, did well in school. It wasn t until high school, that I found myself. I m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. It was in my 10th grade school year, I had andy indsey as my nglish teacher. I fell in love with writing as a second grader, and I ve always loved to write. nglish was always a class I en oyed. At the end of the school year when r. indsey handpicked his students to become ournalism students, he picked me and I really cannot tell you what an honor it was, because out of 1 0 students to be one of the 10 that he saw something in was such an honor. e saw something in me that I loved and saw a place for me. e made a difference in my life.” hilpot is determined to make a difference in his student s lives today and for years to come. e are here to help guide and teach these students,” said hilpot. Teaching and enabling them in things that I can pass along no matter if it s photography, writing, passion for nglish and writing, newspapers, because I had someone hand that to me. It was r. indsey.” I found my place, said hilpot. I wasn t the one playing basketball, but I was the one writing about basketball, taking pictures of basketball, writing about things going on at the school. At that age it was an honor to be in the newspaper, but to create the newspaper, to have people read your work was an honor. That helped shape me.” It got me to the point in life that after graduation, I had something I wanted to do,” said hilpot. I got my Associates egree from , stuck around for three more semesters and after that three semesters I confirmed in my mind that when I went to A in onway, I knew what I wanted to do, get a ournalism degree with a creative writing minor.” hilpot found something he wanted and went after it. After graduation, hilpot did not find his dream ob, but went to work for almart in the photo lab. As a photographer I loved working with the people, telling them about picture taking and showing them their pictures. orking with cameras and selling them to people lit my fire to be a teacher.” said hilpot. Although his path was not straight to teaching, he found his first dream ob. I worked for almart from 1999 to early 00 ,” said hilpot. The interest to teach never went away, even when I got my dream ob at The ena tar. As a ournalism ma or, to become the editor of your hometown paper, where our paths crossed again there, to do that for si and a half years. I wouldn t trade it for anything. It taught me and prepared me for the future.” hilpot brings those life s preparations with him to his second dream ob and into the classroom, much to the benefit of his students. I am a different teacher at 3 than I would have been straight out of college,” said hilpot. I bring in life lessons, things that I ve e perienced in my life from high school to the present day things I know these kids will benefit from knowing. That s what I work into my lessons. I try to make my lessons as relevant as possible. ake them understand why I m recapping parts of speech and comma usage, being able to communicate with somebody. They will use this stuff in the real world.” And now, hilpot wouldn t have life any other way. In my third year of teaching I m blessed and honored to be here,” said hilpot. hen I got hired on in the summer of 014, I felt like the door of opportunity swung open at a time and it did for a reason. i and a half years at The ena Star was awesome. I learned a lot about myself and this community, which prepared me for this.”


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Christian Motorcyclists Association - Breaking Down Barriers for Jesus BY RICK WRIGHT •



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he Christain Motorcyclists Association ( CMA) has grown into a worldwide ministry with thousands of members across the U nited States and in more than 30 countries around the world. B ecause of the efforts of CMA members, millions of lives around the world have been impacted for the cause of Christ. And since its inception, CMA has been headquartered in atfield, Arkansas. It all started in 19 7 5 with one man, H erb Shreve, on a motorcycle with the willingness to obey od. erb hreve, pastor, biker, evangelist and founder of the A, answered od s call to reach out to the motorcyle community. As H erb visited rally after rally, he felt the conviction of the oly pirit to reach out to people who lived the biker lifestyle. erb s faith in od, through personal health issues, including open heart surgery, never wavered. H e allowed od to work through him to put a solid foundation under the ministry that has stood firm since 19 7 5 . H erb was the pioneer that endured the brunt of the tough stuff. H e put up with the intimidations and rudeness of those he was there to serve, and G od blessed every mile of his journey, by ensuring physical protection, to allowing favor among the lost and providing every financial need. erb s commitment and sacrifice paved the way for a whole army of servants that were to follow in his footsteps. The A grew and matured under erb s leadership. In his last few years, he took great delight in being appointed A Ambassador at arge. erb didn t worry about the uncomfortable conditions and agoni ing situations he knew he would endure for the ospel. e fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith. In later years, erb was grateful for the present leadership and how A was still on track with the original vision od gave him. This grass roots movement to combine hrist and motorcylces took on a life of its own and several chapters were chartered starting in late 19 in the outhwest and continued to grow as additional chapters began to spring up everywhere. nfortunately, the fire that destroyed the hreve family home in 19 wiped out all of the early records. A archives contain copies of letters that hirley, erb s wife, had written to members req uesting information to help reconstruct the records, handwritten notes between Shirley and Ju ne Jo hnson exch anging the information, and many different typed membership lists. hirley took on the task as a labor of love with total dedication. With over 17 0,000 applications accepted for membership over the last 41 years, recorded on inde cards, to several different computer generations, to today s advancements in technology, A has tried to balance keeping up with advancements. In 001, A launched a website, and from 003 to 00 the shopping site, egional, tate, and Chapter Web, International and Country sites, and the e-newsletter were developed. As of today, there are nine full-time Evangelists and thousands and thousands of A ers in their own local areas preaching the ord. There are thousands of rayer arriors on their knees and thousands that are involved in this ministry on a daily basis. The growth G od has allowed over the last 41 years is phenomenal and with six regions, nine full-time Evangelists, over 89 0 active chapters, and Support Center staff over 40, erb s words still ring true this ministry is reaching people for hrist� and all of it remains headquartered right here in olk ounty.

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AT ENA EGIONAL EALTH YSTEM ( StatePoint) When it comes to cleaning up after children, it often feels impossible to keep up. Don’t let the housework get the best of you; there are strategies that can help Ma nd y a nd R ya n R owe, of Mena , a r e the p r oud p a r ents of a make being a parent b a b y b oy, b or n on O ctob er 7 th. just a little bit easier. Check out these helpJ enna a nd Cob r y Ca mp b ell, of Cov e, a r e the p r oud p a r ents of ful tips to ensure the a b a b y g i r l, b or n on O ctob er 7 th. kids are having fun, while your home stays tidy -- and your sanity Mea g a n Cza r netzk i a nd H ea th S a nd er s, of Mena , a r e the p r oud remains intact. p a r ents of a b a b y g i r l, b or n on O ctob er 1 1 th. 1. The Cleanup G ame. Ma r i a Ma ya , of D eQ ueen, i s the p r oud mother of a b a b y b oy, In the words of b or n on O ctob er 1 1 th. Mary Poppins, “ In every job that must be E r i n a nd Cour tney G a ston, of Cov e, a r e the p r oud p a r ents of a done, there is an eleb a b y b oy, b or n on O ctob er 1 1 th. ment of fun. ou find the fun, and -- SNAP! -- the job’s a game! ” J a cq uelyn a nd Mi cha el S p ei g ht, of G r a nni s, a r e the p r oud H old children accountp a r ents of a b a b y b oy, b or n on O ctob er 1 2 th. able for picking up after themselves, by making it seem like less of a chore and more like a game. Issue each child a challenge, such as asking him or her to pick up as many red toys as possible before a timer exp ires. If successful, consider giving a small reward. 2. Sticky-Finger Solution. Even the pickiest of eaters can’t say no to a sticky peanut butter and jelly sandwich. H owever, the remnants on dishes can be a nuisance to wash. Ease the pain and upgrade to a faucet with ext ra power options, such as Power Clean spray technology, available on select Moen kitchen faucets. Power Clean makes clean-up fast and easy. You’ll soon notice peanut butter, tomato sauce and other tough-to-rinse foods are no longer an issue. 3. Arts and Crafts Aftermath. There s nothing more entertaining than a messy arts and crafts hour. rom finger paints and crayons to markers and glitter, it’s all fun and games until mom has to wipe up the aftermath -- especially the glitter. Easily tidy up glitter spills with a lint roller. It works wonders on all surfaces including clothing and furniture. For embedded sparkles, use rubber gloves to loosen them from the surface, then roll over the area with a lint brush or vacuum. 4. K eep Towels H andy. Spills and messes can often seem endless. K eep towels close by and easy to access for the entire family by installing a towel ring or towel bar in the kitchen. For instance, the new Press & Mark installation system by Moen makes it easy. It features a washable ink stamp to show users exa ctly where to drill, and select accessories even include a self-adhesive level, helping to ensure proper and accurate installation. 5 . When in Doubt, Dance. B urn some energy and get the family involved in housework by enjoying a nightly pickup session. Crank up the music and dance your way around the room until everything is back in order. Assign each family member a task, like dusting or organizi ng, and groove your way to a more orderly abode. 6 . Make Every B ath a Safe B ath. After a long day of peanut butter sandwiches and finger painting, bath time brings about a sense of calm. ut did you know that children younger than five account for 43,000 slips and falls in the bathroom annually? That’s one accident every 12.5 minutes, NOVELTY DANCES: B ARTMAN • B U MP • CH ARLESTON • CH ICK EN • DISCO • according to Nationwide Children’s H ospital research. K eep bath time fun and safe for DOU G IE • FLY • FREDDY • G ANG NAM STYLE • H ARLEM SH AK E • H OK EY POK EY • little ones by installing a grab bar. Opt for one that pulls double-duty and features a shelf H U STLE • JE RK • LAMB ADA • LIMB O • LOCO MOTION • MACARENA • MOONWALK for added storage of shampoo and rubber duckies. • PONY • ROB OT • SH IMMY • SMU RF • STROLL • SWIM • SWING • TIME WARP • TWIST • U RK EL • WATU SI • YMCA

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B U SI N E SS & FI N A N CE How to Save Money on Mobile Devices this Holiday Season

( StatePoint) The holiday season is a great time to indulge loved ones or yourself with a mobile device upgrade. H owever, keep in mind that a high-q uality device doesn’t necessarily need to be brand new, particularly if you are on a budget. These days, refurbished devices can provide an affordable, high-q uality alternative to a new device that sells at a premium. While there is a myth that most refurbished devices were broken or had problems, this is a misconception. Many such mobile phones, tablets and accessories come from trade-in and upgrade programs, where owners sent in perfectly good devices so they can get newer models. Indeed, such trade-ins and sales are on the rise and the market for acq uiring a previously owned device is getting easier to navigate. Whether traded-in or repaired, refurbished phones and devices from reputable sources can be trusted to be in full functional condition. For ex ample, those from MyWit on eB ay undergo an ex tensive 6 5 -point inspection of cosmetic, functional and radio freq uency ( RF) performance to ensure 100 percent functionality. Tests verify that every possible function that a customer can use ( camera, audio, SIM, WiFi, B luetooth, etc.) is in ex cellent working order and RF tests ensure wireless devices deliver a consistent q uality of connection and do not drop available signals. A previously owned device is also a smart option for the eco-conscious, ex tending the life of devices and reducing electronic waste -- which can be particularly damaging. This holiday season, consider a great cost-saving secret on mobile upgrades, replacements, and tech gifts. B eing willing to forgo the newest models can Member SIPC stretch your holiday budget further without sacrificing on quality.

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Eight Presidential Candidates to Appear on November Ballot BY JEFF OLSON & MELANIE BUCK




ight candidates for President of the U nited States appear on the Arkansas November 2016 G eneral Election ballot. Did you know not all states have the same number of candidates on their ballots? Each U .S. State has its own ballot access laws to determine who may appear on ballots. According to the Elections Clause in Article I, Section 4, of the U nited States Constitution, the authority to regulate the time, place, and manner of federal elections is up to each State, unless Congress legislates otherwise. State lawmakers have developed presidential ballot access procedures in an effort to prevent non-serious candidates from appearing on the ballot. B ex plains what it takes for a candidate for president of the U nited States to be placed on the ballot. Each candidate “ must meet a variety of complex , state-specific filing requirements and deadlines. These regulations, known as ballot access laws, which are set at the state level, determine whether a candidate or party will appear on an election ballot. A presidential candidate must prepare to meet ballot access req uirements well in advance of primaries, caucuses, and the general election. There are three basic methods by which an individual may become a candidate for president of the U nited States. 1. An individual can seek the nomination of a political party. Presidential nominees are selected by delegates at national nominating conventions. Individual states conduct caucuses or primary elections to determine which delegates will be sent to the national convention. 2. An individual can run as an independent. Independent presidential candidates typically must petition each state to have their names printed on the general election ballot. For the 2016 presidential contest, it was estimated that an independent candidate would need to collect in ex cess of 880,000 signatures in order to appear on the general election ballot in every state. 3. An individual can run as a write-in candidate. In 34 states, a write-in candidate must file some paperwork in advance of the election. In nine states, write-in voting for presidential candidates is not permitted. The remaining states do not require write-in candidates to file paperwork in advance of the election.� In total, 1,910 candidates have completed filing requirements in at least one state and will appear on those ballots. The eight candidates that completed the filing requirements in Arkansas and will appear on the ballot are: G ary J ohnson, Libertarian ( B ill Weld, VP) ; J ill Stein, G reen Party ( Ajamu B araka, VP) ; J im H edges, Independent ( B ill B ayes, VP) ; Darrell L. Castle, Constitution Party ( Scott N. B radley, VP) ; Donald J . Trump, Republican ( Michael R. Pence, VP) ; Evan McMullin, B etter for America ( Nathan J ohnson, VP) ; Lynn S. K ahn, Independent ( K athleen Monahan, VP) ; H illary Clinton, Democratic ( Tim K aine, VP) . A candidate must win at least 27 0 electoral college votes to win the election. Arkansas has six electoral college votes to cast that are determined by votes cast by Arkansas citiz ens. Arkansas voters have chosen the republican presidential candidate in the last four elections. According to several polls taken in the state, as of this week, the republican candidate, Donald Trump, has a strong lead with the Democratic candidate, H illary Clinton, in second, followed by G ary J ohnson, and J ill Stein. January 6, 20



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Thursday, 10/20 •Third Thursday Downtown - Participating Downtown Partners will stay open until 8 p.m. •10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. – The Board Camp Baptist Church at 107 Country Road 63 will distribute food. •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 Caf . Call Lisa Martin 216-3383 or Charles Pitman 216-4882 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. – 3:00p.m. - The Sonlighters in Action Card Shop will be open at 3671 Highway 8 West, one mile from Louise Durham. •3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wickes Pentecostal Church of God is having a soup kitchen. •3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - EAST Nigh Out Open House at Cossatot River High School. •5:00 p.m. - 9th Street Ministries will have a free dinner and fellowship in the 9th Street Ministries building. •5:30 Humane Society of the Ouachita’s meets at the Limetree Restaurant. For info call 479-243-0771. •5:30 p.m. – Polk County Cancer Support Group meeting at the Polk County Library, 410 8th St. •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 Women’s Meeting at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy, 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297. •6:00 p.m. - Acorn Water will hold their annual meeting. •6:00 p.m – We The People Tea Party will meet at the Polk County Library, North Room. •6:00 p.m. – Live Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music in the Daisy Room at Janssen

Hwy 71 S., Mena. 479-243-0297 or 479-2164606. Sunday, 10/23 •9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Autumn Seed Mosaic at Cossatot River State Park meet at the Legacy Room in the Visitor Center. •2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Feed the Critters at Cossatot River State Park meet at the visitor Center. •2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479243-0297. •3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Blind Walk at Cossatot River State Park meet at the Visitor Center.` •5:00 p.m. – United Methodist Youth Group at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. •6:30 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meeting at Saint Agnes Church Parish Hall. Monday, 10/24 •9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. God’s Feeding Hands Mission Center will serve free groceries & free toiletry to the needy at 1200 Reeves Ave, Mena. •12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch of the Polk County Library will be open. •6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. •6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.- Hunter Education Course at Cossatot River State Park Visitor Center. Must be present all three nights 10/24, 10/25 and 10/27. For more info call 870-385-2201. •6:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America Troop 92 meets at First United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. •7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479243-0297. •7:00 p.m. – Mena Elks Lodge meeting. All Elks are invited to attend. •7:00 p.m. – Home Front Warriors CMA Chapter 377 meeting at Limetree Restaurant. Tuesday, 10/25 •8:00 a.m. –The Reynolds Gardener Community Men’s Breakfast 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. •11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – “Art Day” at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena St. •11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Free lunch at Vegetarian Soup Kitchen at Mena Seventh Day Adventist Church, 149 Polk 43 (Fairground Road), Mena. 479-394-7404. Take-Out available. All 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. •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. •7:00 p.m. – The Marine Corps League Detachment will meet at Lighthouse Fitness. •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, 10/26 •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 “Regenerating this Generation” at Mena Church of God Hwy 88 East. •6:15 p.m. – Discovery Kids – Kindergarten Thru 5th Grade; Collide Youth Ministry – 6th Thru 12th Grades; and Adult Bible Study at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church. •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 479243-0297. •7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Inquiry classes into the Catholic Faith begins in the Parish Hall of St. Agnes Catholic Church at 203 8th St. No cost or obligation. Everyone is invited. Call 394-1017 or 394-5655 for more info.

• CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Saturday November 5th at Hatfield United Methodist Church beginning at 8:00 a.m. Crafts, bake sale, and Indian tacos for lunch • MENA STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST will have a gospel meeting with Brother Bobby Blackburn of Nashville, TN. October 28th and 29th at 7:00 pm. Oct. 30th bible study, 9:30 p.m. worship 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.


Ave Florist. •6:30 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meeting at Saint Agnes Church Parish Hall. •7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479243-0297. •7:30 p.m. – Dallas Masonic Lodge #128 will meet at the Mena Lodge located in the Old Post Office by Janssen Park. Friday, 10/21 •Salvation Army will be closed until November 8th due to illness. •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. •12:00 p.m. – The Lions Meetings are held in the Lions Club House on Highway 71 South. •6:30 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meeting at Wickes First Baptist Church. 107 N 2nd Street, Wickes AR. •7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Leon Page Band will be playing at the American Legion in Acorn. $6.00 admission. •7:30 p.m. Christian Brotherhood Men’s meeting at Cannanland Church, 2307 Sutherland Hwy 8 West. All men invited. 15 and older. For more information, call Brother Allen 479-216-4282. •8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479243-0297. Saturday, 10/22 •7:00 a.m. – 10 a.m. Acorn Mighty Oaks 4-H Annual Pancake Breakfast. 309 S. Morrow St. Delivery available for 5 or more orders. Call 479-234-8789,479-216-1778, 479-216-1458. •1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Campfire Cooking at Cossatot River State Park meet at the Visitor Center Amphitheatre. •4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m Queen Wilhelmina State Park Wagon Rides will start every hour. After the wagon ride enjoy hot chocolate and storytelling by the fire. Limited space, 15 per ride. Meet at amphitheater right beside the Wonder House. $6 adults, $4 children, 3 and under free. Please call ahead to reserve a spot, 479-394-2863. •5:00 p.m -7:00 p.m.- Mena Polk County Senior Center Fall Fundraiser. Dewayne Hodges of Hot Springs is the evenings entertainment Admission $6. •5:30 p.m.- The Monster Interact 5K. Entry fee $20, late entries $25.Registration forms can be turned in at Matt Thomas State Farm Insurance, Union Bank and Century 21 Real Estate. •6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. •8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159


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MRHS Selects iCare Star Dept. & iCare Star Employee Awards

Hailey Feldhaus, M.A.CCC-SLP, C.B.I.S. was recently named the iCARE Star Employee of the Quarter. In addition to Speech-Language Pathology, Hailey is a certified Brain In ury Specialist, a certified italStim provider and has obtained a certificate in the Lee Silverman oice Protocol. Hailey works with inpatient and outpatient individuals with various conditions. Numerous nominations were submitted on Hailey’s behalf regarding the exceptional care she provides for all of her patients. As the iCARE Star Employee of the Quarter, Hailey received a personal plaque, her name on the iCARE progressive plaque, a reserved parking space and a day off.

The Admissions Department at Mena Regional Health System was recently named iCARE Star Department of the Quarter. The staff in admissions is responsible for pre-registering and registering all patients that enter the hospital and ancillary departments of MRHS, among a lengthy list of additional requirements and responsibilities. This department has provided exemplary service to patients, physicians, nursing staff, clinics and the community. As Department of the Quarter, the staff received a plaque to be displayed on the iCARE Wall of Fame, a traveling trophy and a pizza party.

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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 9, 2016 Chad Watts, 25, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines and court costs. Chad Edward Terrell, 34, of Mena was charged with aggravated assault, possession of schedule I or II controlled substance, possession of schedule V controlled substance, simultaneous possession of a drugs and firearms, possession of drug paraphernalia, and manufacture of schedule I or II controlled substance. Kaylynne Bunyard, 21, of Mena was charged with criminal trespass, battery, and three counts of second-degree criminal mischief. The arrest followed a call to a local residence. October 10, 2016 Crael Rode, 44, of Mena was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license and parking in a handicapped zone. October 11, 2016 David Samuel Green, 39, of Mena was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license and careless driving after officers observed his vehicle stuck in a field near a local street. October 12, 2016 Roy Lee Patterson, 26, of Mena was arrested on three outstanding warrants from the Mena Police Department. He was arrested in Sevier County and local officers drove to De ueen to bring him back to Polk County. October 13, 2016 Crystal Lane Davis, 32, of Mena was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. October 14, 2016 A 13-year-old Mena boy was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after officers were called to a local State office. He was transported to a juvenile facility in Danville. October 15, 2106 Colby Austin Leatherwood, 19, of Texarkana, Texas was charged with DWI, and possession of intoxicating liquids by a minor after officers responded to a call from employees at a local convenience store. Polk County Sheriff’s Department October 10, 2016 Report from complainant on Missouri Avenue in Mena of the theft of a firearm, valued at $400.00. Investigation continues. Arrested was Darrell W. Sanders, 46, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

October 11, 2016 Report from a wildlife facility on Highway 272 in the Rich Mountain community of the break-in and theft of several collectible items, all valued at $9,765.00. A deer being held in the facility was also shot and killed during the incident. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Dilbeck Lane near Big Fork of the break-in and theft of firearms and accessories, household goods, camping equipment, tools and yard equipment, all valued at $12,104.00. Investigation continues. Report from a Mena man of their missing 17-year-old daughter. The female was located and issued a Juvenile Citation for Disorderly Conduct. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. Report from two Mena women of finding inappropriate material on their teenagers’ cell phones. Information has been provided to the Juvenile Probation Office. Arrested was Daniel D. Howard, 36, of Hatfield, on two Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. October 12, 2016 Arrested was Scott A. Terwilliger, 52, of Mena, on two Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. October 13, 2016 Arrested was Dennis R. Cecil, 56, of Delaware, on Charges of DWI and Driving Left of Center. Arrested was Hannah L. White, 33, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Report from Polk County Detention Center of vandalism done to the facility by an inmate, totaling damages at $1,784.23. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant on Goodner Lane near Mena of a missing license plate. Investigation continues. Arrested was Jerome D. Brown, 40, of Smithville, OK, on a Warrant for Probation Violation. Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was William K. Foster, 42, of Mena, on a Body Attachment Warrant. October 14, 2016 Report of fireworks being shot from a vehicle led to a traffic stop on Highway 71 North near Hatfield. The scene was released to an officer with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Report from a Cove woman of being threatened by an acquaintance. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Arrested was Nathaniel J. Noble, 30, of Mena, on a Warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Report from complainant on Polk 68 near the Cherry Hill community of an opened door on a camper. Report from the Polk County Detention Center of finding a suspicious item outside of the facility. Investigation continues. Traffic stop on South 1st Street in Hatfield led to the arrest of Joshua A. Heifner, 35, of

Vandervoort, on Charges of Possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance, Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, No Motorcycle Endorsement, Failing to Register a Vehicle and Faulty Equipment. October 15, 2016 Report of a disturbance on Highway 375 West near Mena led to the arrest of Chad E. Hunter, 46, and Brenda L. Gebhardt, 42, both of Mena, each on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct. Report from complainant on Polk 173 near Mena of forged checks, totaling losses at $500.00. Investigation continues. Report of a disturbance on Highway 88 East near Mena led to the arrest of Sarina B. Floyd, 40, of Mena, on Charges of Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication. Report from complainant on Highway 375 West near Mena of the discovery of two scooters on his property. Investigation continues. Arrested by an officer with the U.S. Forest Service was Matthew L. Phillips, 34, of Mena, on a Body Attachment Warrant.

Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Ilia M. Rushin, 35, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. Arrested was Michelle D. Bice, 38, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. October 16, 2016 Report from Mena Regional Health System of a battery victim. Investigation continues. Report of a two-vehicle accident on Polk 77 near Mena led to Citations for Leaving the Scene of an Accident and No Driver’s License being issued to Christolbal B. Purvis, 34, of Mena. Traffic stop on Polk 39 near Potter led to the arrest of Steven L. Stroud, 52, of Mena, on a Charge of Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License. Also arrested was Robert E. Jones, 32, of Mena, on a Body Attachment Warrant. Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked three vehicle accidents this week. Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 22 Incarcerated Inmates, with 5 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.


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Christmas Bazaar Saturday November 5th at Hatfield United Methodist Church beginning at 8:00 a.m. Crafts, bake sale, and Indian tacos for lunch. 11/2

J&N Dozer- Trackhoe, Backhoe, Dump Truck, Ponds, Pads, Clearing, Roads, Hauling, Rich Top Soil, Fill Dirt, Shale, Gravel. Dozer operator Randy Egger, over 30 years’ experience. We appreciate your Business! Call 479-234-1357 TFN Hand dry, nails trimmed, ears cleaned, brushing, clipping. Deanna Boyd 479-235-1866. I will come to you! Like Facebook.

Fall clean up starts Oct. 24, we are now taking orders for property maintenance and debris removal. Prepare for the changing of seasons with new mulch, aeration, and fertilization. affordable rates, extraordinary work. call for more information; Duggan Lawn Care & Landscaping 479-3942699 10/26 Yard Mowing, weed eating, bush hogging, handyman services, power washing, garden plowing and tilling. Have tractor with implements for larger jobs. Also chainsaw work. Bill Duff. Call 479-216-5204. 11/2 2003 Ford Windstar 169,000 miles, runs good but A/C compressor went out. $1,000 or best offer. Call for details 479-216-0989. 10/19 Notice: The Polk County Road Department will be accepting sealed bids for (2) new Ford 2017 F250 extended cab pickups. Bids are to be opened in the Polk County Judge’s office at the Polk County Courthouse at 507 Church Avenue in Mena, Arkansas at 9:00 AM October 27th, 2016. All interested parties should contact Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison at 479-394-8133 for complete specifications and instructions. 10/19

For Sale 3 bedroom 1 bath home in Mena. Fixer upper. Contents and furnishings included. Lot 160 x 106. $20,000.00. Call 870-279-0933. 10/26 Friday and Sat. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 1 mile north Acorn on 71 (formally Dola’s Furniture) 479-234-5345 email for pictures. For chair dinette, bedroom suits, large desk, hot water heater 30 gal. electric, two and four drawer file cabinets, coffee and end tables some with marble tops. China cabinet, other furn. And odd and ends. 10/19 For Rent 2 BR, 1 BA Remodeled House. $600 month; $200 deposit. References required 479-216-9881. 10/26 House Cleaning and more. Call Winnie Cotter at 2343418. 11/2 Happy Birthday to my wonderful grandkids, Dustin Willis, Erica Settle and friend Maurice. 10/19 Backhoe and concrete work, licensed, dependable. Over 30 years experience. William J. (Jack) Barnes. 479-3946175 or 234-2608. 10/26

Humane Society of the Ouachitas PET OF THE WEEK

It’s Adopt a Senior Pet month so its Leroy’s turn in the spotlight! This awesome senior dog deserves the extra attention! Leroy would love for you to bring him home and let him enjoy the good life as your dog. Leroy qualifies for our Golden Paws program & you can learn more info via a phone call, from our website or visit him! He’d like that!

Give us a call. You’ll be glad you did! OFFICE PHONE NUMBER: (479) 394-5682 • WEB SITE: • HSO is a NO KILL Shelter. HSO is not affiliated with any other local, state or national animal rescue organization. HSO is a 501(c)(3) organization. Please consult your tax advisor to see if your donation is tax deductible.

Help Wanted: Cossatot Senior Center has an opening for the State Older Worker Program. Must be 55 or older. Tuesday thru Friday from 9am to 2pm. Duties include keeping the Center clean, helping in the kitchen if needed, deliver meals one day per week and learn the other 2 routes for backup, and some yard maintenance. You may pick up an application at Cossatot Senior Center, 7366 Hwy 71 S, Wickes, AR. 10/26

House Cleaning and more. Call Winnie Cotter at 2343418. 10/19 Branding Iron is looking for experienced cook/ kitchen help. Apply in person at restaurant. 10/26

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