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Skeletal remains found in shallow grave

On Monday, August 8, 2022, an inmate in the Polk County Detention Center led the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to skeletal remains in a shallow grave west of Hatfield, Arkansas. The remains were found in a heavily wooded area along the Mountain Fork River. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office,...
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Billy John Bates

It is with profound sadness that the family of Billy John Bates, age 88, of Mena, AR announce that he passed away Saturday, July 30th, surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born November 20th, 1933, to Luther and Vida Esther Bates in Black Springs, AR. He was well known as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses having dedicated his life and been baptized on January 2, 1971. He treasured his relationship with his heavenly father, Jehovah, and spent much time teaching his children about Jehovah and sharing his faith with others.
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Mena Police Report

A report of criminal mischief was taken from The Look Salon. Michael Harvey, 48, was served with a warrant at the county jail. A report of disorderly conduct was taken at a residence on Evans Circle. Jeremiah Kahn, 37, was charged with Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Disorderly...
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OBITUARY: Randall K. Turner

Mr. Randall K. Turner, 77, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022, at his home in Mena. He was born January 4, 1945, in Mena, Arkansas to the late Travis “Tige” Turner and the late Juanita Harris Turner. Randy, as he was known by all, married...
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Randall K. Turner

Mr. Randall K. Turner, 77, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022, at his home in Mena. He was born January 4, 1945, in Mena, Arkansas, to the late Travis “Tige” Turner and the late Juanita Harris Turner. Randy, as he was known by all, married...
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Fred Ernest Embry

Mr. Fred Ernest Embry, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, July 29, 2022, in Waldron, Arkansas. He was born June 20, 1939, in Cherry Hill, Arkansas, to Fred B. Embry and Alene Wimberly. Mr. Embry owned and operated a gas station in Cherry Hill for many years, was a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked in numerous nursing homes for 20 years. He served his country in the United States Air Force and was a member of First Freewill Baptist church in Mena. He was a loving husband and father and will be dearly missed by all.
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Polk County Extension Office offers ServSafe Manager Course

ServSafe has been the industry standard since 1919 in training millions of people how to receive, store, prepare, and serve food safely. Through the Cooperative Extension Service, we offer training and certifications for the ServSafe Food Handler, ServSafe Manager, and ServSafe Instructor & Proctor programs. The Arkansas Department of Health is now requiring each food service facility to have at least one supervisory employee who has Certified Food Manager training.
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Skeletal remains recovered in Polk County in Hatfield

On Monday, August 8, 2022, an inmate in the Polk County Detention Center led the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to skeletal remains in a shallow grave west of Hatfield, Arkansas. The remains were found in a heavily wooded area along the Mountain Fork River. The Polk County Sheriff’s office,...
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American Legion Riders inviting new members

American Legion Post 18, based in Mena, Arkansas, announced that the American Legion Riders (ALR) will be starting a new charter. The ALR is formed to promote the aims and purposes of the American Legion as a family-oriented motorcycling activity for members of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, and The Sons of the American Legion.
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Lucille Rose Fagan

Lucille Rose Fagan, age 94, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away peacefully Friday, July 29th, 2022. Lucille was born in Ellington, Connecticut, to John McCormick and Susan Davis McCormick on February 6th, 1928. She was a very elegant woman. She loved to read, play cards, and Scrabble. During her time as a military wife, she also spent time living in Germany.
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Lawrence “Larry” Barsic

Mr. Lawrence “Larry” Barsic, 69, of Mena passed away August 3, 2022. He was born to Nicholas and Josephine Barsic on June 17, 1953, in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked at US Motors up until his retirement and was well known for working on guns, motorcycles (specifically the Harley Davidson Knuckleheads), and his terrible (but hilarious) “dad” jokes. The thing he loved more than motorcycles was his family and his close friends. Larry was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mena.
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Mena Golf competes at Mystic Creek

On Tuesday, three local golfers from Mena competed in the South Arkansas Junior Golf Tournament, hosted by KidsNGolf at Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado. The Mystic Creek course is known for its difficulty and beauty. Richie Davis, Rhett Brotherton, and Evan Leonard competed in the 14 and older...
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Humphry named Mena Baseball Coach

Mena Public Schools announced last week that Trevor Humphry will lead the Bearcat Baseball team. Humphry will take over Mena’s baseball program following the departure of Matthew Sandifer who was hired as the head baseball coach at Centerpoint. Humphry resides in Murfreesboro, Arkansas but was introduced to Mena when...
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Mena School Board convened for July

The Mena School Board recently held their July meeting at the district administration building. Dr. Lee Smith began the meeting with his superintendent’s report. He informed the board that bids are being accepted for the construction of outdoor pavilions at each campus and he anticipates that construction will begin in August or early September.
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Progress continues in Basecamp Mena development; possible hotel chain to call Mena home

“It’s a rare find today in the United States. A destination that has amazing features, including tremendous scenic beauty, boundless recreational opportunities, a progressive local government that understands tourism, and a neat downtown filled with food, beer, and the arts. Welcome to an unheralded part of the Ouachita Mountains in western Arkansas that is a mecca for four wheelers, motorcycle enthusiasts, and mountain bikers. In fact, it is about to become a national attraction for serious mountain bikers. And the newly constructed four or five story hotel at Basecamp Mena will be the first significant lodging facility to capture this spectacular demand,” shared Purpose Lodging in their recent presentation to tourism enthusiasts and officials of the Ouachita Mountains.
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