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5:55 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014
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Sunset: 7:55 PM CDT
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416 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014
Chance of T-Storm
TodayHi: 79°F
Mostly cloudy. Breezy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph...With gusts to around 30 mph. The chance of precipitation 40 percent. Average rainfall 1/10 to 1/4 inch.


Partly Cloudy
Tonight Lo: 50°F
Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening...Decreasing to 5 mph after midnight.


Sunny
FridayHi: 81°F
Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds 5 mph in the morning...Shifting to the south in the afternoon.


Partly Cloudy
Friday Night Lo: 51°F
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.


Partly Sunny
SaturdayHi: 80°F
Partly sunny. Highs around 80. South winds 10 to 15 mph.


Chance of T-Storm
Saturday Night Lo: 61°F
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.


Thunder storms
SundayHi: 75°F
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 70s. The chance of precipitation 70 percent.


Chance of T-Storm
Sunday Night Lo: 61°F
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. The chance of precipitation 50 percent.


Chance of T-Storm
MondayHi: 81°F
Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. The chance of precipitation 40 percent.


Partly Cloudy
Monday Night Lo: 51°F
Partly cloudy. Cooler. Lows in the lower 50s.


Chance of Showers
TuesdayHi: 70°F
Partly sunny. Cooler. A slight chance of showers during the day. Highs around 70. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.


Chance of Showers
Tuesday Night Lo: 45°F
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.


Chance of Showers
WednesdayHi: 69°F
Mostly cloudy. Breezy. A slight chance of showers during the day. Highs in the upper 60s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.


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Jesse B. Sullivan Obituary

Jesse B. Sullivan

Jesse B. Sullivan  
April 13, 1945 - April 20, 2014Jesse B. Sullivan, age 69, of Wickes, Arkansas died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born on Friday, April 13, 1945 to James Harrison and Eunice Ethel Cook Sullivan in the Baker Community.

Jesse graduated from Rapid City High in South Dakota …

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State Representative Nate Bell’s Weekly Column

I’m often asked, “What do you do when the legislature isn’t in session? Why are you in Little Rock so much? Don’t you guys just meet for a couple of months and go home?”  It’s a good question and I thought I would once again share with you some of …

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Sarah Irene Baker Obituary

Sarah Irene Baker

BORN: March 4, 1929
DIED: April 21, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Sarah Irene Baker, age 85, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 in Mena.

She was born to the late George Hobert McBee and the late Lou Irene Tibbs McBee Reynolds on March 4, 1929 in Mena, Arkansas. She was happily married …

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Dorthay Bell Rogers Obituary

 Dorthay Bell Rogers

BORN: September 26, 1920
DIED: April 18, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Dorthay Bell Rogers, age 93, of Mena passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 in Mena.

She was born September 26, 1920 in Cameron, Oklahoma to the late James Patterson and Mattie Anderson Patterson. Dorthay was married to the late Homer Rogers until his death and was …

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State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague

April 18, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas lottery sales, which finance college scholarships, have steadily declined since the first tickets were sold in 2009.

Lottery officials and legislators expected a drop off because other states with lotteries experienced the same reduction in sales after …

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Benjamin D. House Obituary

 Benjamin D. House

BORN: December 12, 1928
DIED: April 17, 2014
LOCATION: Vandervoort, Arkansas

Benjamin D. House, age 85, of Vandervoort, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Hot Springs.

He was born December 12, 1928 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Luther House and the late Lettie Oglesby House. He was united in marriage to Freddie Jo …

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Velma “Lorene” Pittman Obituary

Velma “Lorene” Pittman

BORN: May 30, 1933
DIED: April 17, 2014
LOCATION: Hatton, Arkansas

Velma ”Lorene” Pittman, age 80, of Hatton, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Texarkana, Texas.

She was born in Jefferson, Texas on May 30, 1933 to the late Alex Sterling Pitchford and the late Ruby J. Watson Pitchford. She spent …

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Mrs. Velta Marie Brannon Obituary

Mrs. Velta Marie Brannon

BORN: November 30, 1924
DIED: April 16, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Velta Marie Brannon, age 89, of Mena, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Mena.

She was born November 30, 1924 in Edwards, Colorado to the late George Franklin Priest and the late Bessie Jane Lind Priest. She was united in …

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Hallie L. McNeely Obituary

Hallie L. McNeely

BORN: February 2, 1937
DIED: April 15, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Hallie L. McNeely, age 77, of Mena passed away April 15, 2014 in Mena.

He was born February 2, 1937 to the late Harry Randolph McNeely and the late Nellie Blanche Huffman McNeely. He was a postal worker for many years and also worked as …

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Mrs. Velta Marie Brannon Obituary

Mrs. Velta Marie Brannon

BORN: November 30, 1924
DIED: April 16, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Velta Marie Brannon, age 89, of Mena, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Mena.

She was born November 30, 1924 in Edwards, Colorado to the late George Franklin Priest and the late Bessie Jane Lind Priest. She was united in marriage …

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Brenda Marie Looney Obituary

Brenda Marie Looney

BORN: December 1, 1961
DIED: April 13, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Brenda Marie Looney, age 52, of Mena, Arkansas on Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Mena.

She was born December 1, 1961 in Laverne, Oklahoma to the late Meredith Wayne Keeton and the late Mildred Marie Vaughn Keeton. She worked for Tyson for some years …

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Catherine Charles Gardner Obituary

Catherine Charles Gardner

BORN: May 21, 1927
DIED: April 12, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Catherine (Charles) Gardner, 86, of Mena, AR, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Reynolds R. Gardner.

Catherine was born in DeQueen, AR and graduated Idabel Gray High School in Oklahoma.Catherine and Reynolds lived in California, retiring …

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Zelda L. Stewman Obituary

 Zelda L. Stewman

BORN: March 23, 1920
DIED: April 10, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Zelda L. Goodner Stewman of Mena Arkansas passed away peacefully on April 10, 2014 to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. She was born on March 23, 1920 and married Joseph Stewman in 1935. They had two children. Zelda became a Christian at …

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State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague

April 11, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Absentee voters would get a grace period in which they can present election officials with a copy of their photo ID, under a new rule approved by the state Board of Election Commissioners.

However, the procedure by which …

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Toby W. Youngblood Obituary

Toby W. Youngblood, of Bentonville died Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at his home due to diabetes complications. He was born September 10, 1977 in Mena, Arkansas the son of Cathy and W.T. Youngblood.

God drew Toby to Himself in saving faith in early 2009, and as a result, Toby lived …

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State Representative Nate Bell’s Weekly Column

Arguably the most brilliant software genius in America lost his job last week because he dared to express his personal opinion and quietly made a contribution to a cause he believed was important. 

Over the last few years, American society has been bombarded with calls for tolerance. Webster’s Dictionary defines …

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Walter William Varner Obituary

 Walter William Varner

BORN: October 20, 1918
DIED: April 5, 2014
LOCATION: Hatfield, Arkansas

Major Walter William Varner (USAF, Ret.), age 95, of Hatfield, Arkansas peacefully passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born on October 20, 1918 near Hatfield, Arkansas to the late Earl Varner and the late Pearlie Brewer Varner. Walter was a …

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Granville Fred Goodman Obituary

Granville Fred Goodman

Granville Fred Goodman  
July 7, 1942 - April 3, 2014Granville Fred Goodman, age 71, of Mena, Arkansas died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at his home. He was born on Tuesday, July 7, 1942 to David and Retta Jones Goodman in Dallas, Texas.

Fred as he was known to family and friends, served proudly in the United States Marines Corp. He …

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State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague

April 4, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – The state Agriculture Department promotes Arkansas products in domestic and international markets, and helps ensure that farm, fiber and forestry products are safe.

A relatively new effort of the Department promotes products grown in …

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Mrs. Norma Jean Page Obituary

 Mrs. Norma Jean Page

BORN: November 3, 1929
DIED: April 4, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Norma Jean Clifton Page, age 84, of Mena, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

She was born November 3, 1929 in Savanna, Oklahoma to the late John Clifton and Grace Reeves Clifton. Norma was the eldest of 15 children. She …

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