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12:15 AM CDT THU JUL 31 2014
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Overcast
Temp: 68°F
Humidity: 93%
Wind Speed: E 6 MPH
Barometer: 30.08 in.
Dewpoint: 66°F
Heat Index: 68°F
Wind Chill: 68°F
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Civil Twilight: 5:58 AM CDT Moon Phase:
Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent Moon
Sunrise: 6:26 AM CDT
Sunset: 8:19 PM CDT
Civil Twilight: 8:46 PM CDT
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 Local Forecast
854 PM CDT WED JUL 30 2014
FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING

T-storms
Overnight Lo: 65°F
Showers and isolated thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Average rainfall 1 to 2 inches.


Thunder storms
ThursdayHi: 75°F
Showers in the morning. Isolated thunderstorms during the day. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation 90 percent in the morning...Decreasing to 50 percent in the afternoon. Average rainfall 1/2 to 1 inch.


Chance of Showers
Thursday Night Lo: 60°F
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows around 60. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent. Average rainfall 1/10 inch.


Chance of Showers
FridayHi: 81°F
Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds 5 mph in the morning...Increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.


Partly Cloudy
Friday Night Lo: 61°F
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Northeast winds 5 mph.


Mostly Sunny
SaturdayHi: 85°F
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.


Partly Cloudy
Saturday Night Lo: 65°F
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.


Mostly Sunny
SundayHi: 85°F
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.


Mostly Clear
Sunday Night Lo: 65°F
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.


Sunny
MondayHi: 89°F
Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.


Mostly Clear
Monday Night Lo: 65°F
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.


Mostly Sunny
TuesdayHi: 89°F
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.


Mostly Clear
Tuesday Night Lo: 69°F
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s.


Mostly Sunny
WednesdayHi: 90°F
Mostly sunny. Highs around 90.


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State Representative Nate Bell’s weekly Column

This week I’m wrapping up short explanations of the 3 issues referred to the November ballot by the 89th General Assembly. Issue 3 would impact legislative term limits, pay for elected officials, corporate contributions to candidates and gifts from lobbyists. 

As you may remember, the Regnant Populus group failed …

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Mr. Ronald L. Rogers Obituary

Mr. Ronald L. Rogers

BORN: March 10, 1942
DIED: July 18, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Mr. Ronald L. Rogers, age 72, of Mena passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 in Mena.

He was born March 10, 1942 in Corsicana, Texas to the late David Crockett Rogers and the late June Barnett Rogers. Ronald was united in marriage to Joyce Schultz Rogers for fifty-one years. …

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Armel “Tommye” Kiser Obituary

Armel ”Tommye” Kiser

Armel ”Tommye” Kiser
November 5, 1929 - July 26, 2014Armel “Tommye” Kiser, age 84, of Mena, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. She was born on Thursday, November 5, 1929 to William Arnold and Cynthia Dilbeck Bates in Big Fork, Arkansas.

There were two things in Tommye’s life that she held most dear first …

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T.M. Morgan Obituary

T.M. Morgan

T.M. Morgan  
May 4, 1946 - July 24, 2014T.M. Morgan Jr, age 68, of Mena, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home. He was born Saturday, May 4, 1946 to Thelby Monroe Sr, and Betty Gertrude Reeves Morgan in Fort Worth Texas.

T.M. lived his life to the fullest and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. …

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Senator John Boozman’s Weekly Column

Arkansas’s Bright Future

As a student, I looked forward to summer vacation when I had more time to explore my interests. I enjoyed participating in the Boys Club and church youth programs. One summer that I will always remember was when I taught kids how to swim. Helping …

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Terry Gene Davis Obituary

Terry Gene Davis

BORN: August 24, 1957
DIED: July 24, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Mr. Terry Gene Davis, age 56, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home in Mena.

He was born on August 24, 1957 in Mena, Arkansas, the son of the late Harvey Davis and the late Letha Fagin Davis. He spent many …

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State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague

July 25, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas will hold its annual sales tax holiday on Saturday, August 2, and Sunday, August 3.

The legislature created the sales tax holiday by approving Act 757 of 2011.  The intent of the act …

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Mrs. Linda Lee Pearl Obituary

Mrs. Linda Lee Pearl

BORN: October 10, 1948
DIED: July 22, 2014
LOCATION: cove, Arkansas

Linda Lee Pearl, age 65, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2014 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

She was born October 10, 1948 in Hillsboro, Oregon to the late Ira Clifford Jones and the late Leeda Mae Brown. She was united …

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Mr. Henry “Gorden” Self Obituary

Mr. Henry “Gorden” Self

BORN: August 3, 1937
DIED: July 20, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Mr. Henry ”Gorden” Self, age 76, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Mena.

He was born in Zafra, Oklahoma on August 3, 1937, the son of the late Elmer Self and the late Mattie Stover Self. He was married in 1962 …

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Robert Lee Akers Obituary

Robert Lee Akers

Robert Lee Akers
December 12, 1947 - July 20, 2014Robert Lee Akers, age 66, of Mena, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his home. He was born on Friday, December 12, 1947 to Burlen Ellis and Marjorie Ruth Dunaway Akers in Seguin, Texas.

Robert graduated from Glenwood High School in 1965 and enjoyed attending a dinner every month with his …

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State Representative Nate Bell’s Weekly Column

This week, I’m continuing my series of columns on the proposed constitutional amendments referred to the people by the legislature.

Arkansas is one of 24 states where an average citizen can initiate legislation and if he/she can gather enough petition signatures, their proposal can appear on the November ballot.  …

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Senator Boozman On The Immigration Crisis

Listen to Senator Boozman’s statement on the immigration crisis by clicking anywhere on this line, or read it below.

This is Arkansas Senator John Boozman,  with an update from Washington.

I’ve heard from many Arkansans who are concerned about the immigration crisis at our southwest border. I …

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Roy Cordell Dobbs Obituary

Roy Cordell Dobbs

BORN: September 22, 1934
DIED: July 19, 2014
LOCATION: Hatfield, Arkansas

Roy Cordell Dobbs, age 79 of Hatfield passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Mena.

He was born September 22, 1934 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Z.N. Dobbs and Lola Cole Dobbs. Roy was married to Elizabeth Hammond and served his country in United States Air …

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Ronald L. Rogers Obituary

Ronald L. Rogers

BORN: March 10, 1942
DIED: July 18, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Ronald L. Rogers, age 72, of Mena passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 in Mena.

He was born March 10, 1942 in Corsicana, Texas to the late David Crockett Rogers and the late June Barnett Rogers. Ronald was united in marriage to Joyce Schultz Rogers for fifty-one years. He was …

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Wathena D. Norman Obituary

Wathena D. Norman

BORN: May 29, 1938
DIED: July 18, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Wathena D. Norman, age 76, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 in Mena.

She was born May 29, 1938 in Sasakwa, Oklahoma to the late Monteville Welch and the late Martha Pence Welch. Wathena was married to J.B. Norman and was a loving …

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State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague

July 18, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Under new immunization requirements being considered by the state Board of Health, children who will be 11 or older on September 1 must have a Tdap shot in order to attend a public or a private school. …

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Sen. Boozman’s Weekly Column

It’s Summertime, Get Outside

In celebration of July’s designation as Park and Recreation Month, it’s important to enjoy some time outdoors. Luckily for Arkansans, we don’t have to leave the state to enjoy some of the best outdoor recreation the country has to offer—including the seven Arkansas …

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Jessica L. Campbell Obituary

 Mrs. Jessica L. Campbell

BORN: October 7, 1967
DIED: July 12, 2014
LOCATION: Midwest City, Oklahoma

Jessica L. Campbell, 46, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, passed away July 11, 2014. She was born on October 7, 1967 to Bill and Retha Nelson in Midwest City, OK.

She was raised in Mena, AR and later moved to the …

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Cleo Faye Copelin Obituary

Cleo Faye Copelin

BORN: December 29, 1940
DIED: July 16, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Cleo Faye Copelin, age 73, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Mena.

She was born on December 29, 1940 in Scott County, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Garrett Shaddon and the late Edna Carpenter Shaddon. She grew …

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Steven Lee Carmack Obituary

 Steven Lee Carmack

BORN: May 7, 1965
DIED: July 14, 2014
LOCATION: Oden, Arkansas

Steven Lee Carmack, age 49, of Oden, Arkansas, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at his home.

He was born in Mena, Arkansas on May 7, 1965, the son of the late Joseph MonroeCarmack and Dorothy Aylor Carmack. He was married to Shari Boadway, …

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