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Obituaries July 22nd, 2014

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 …

Obituaries July 21st, 2014

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 …

State Representative Nate Bell July 21st, 2014

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.  …

Senator John Boozman July 21st, 2014

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 …

Obituaries July 21st, 2014

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 …

Obituaries July 19th, 2014

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 …

Obituaries July 19th, 2014

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 …

State Senator Larry Teague July 19th, 2014

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. …

Senator John Boozman July 19th, 2014

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 …

Obituaries July 17th, 2014

 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 …