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State Representative Nate Bell July 29th, 2014

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 …

Obituaries July 29th, 2014

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. …

Obituaries July 27th, 2014

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 …

Obituaries July 26th, 2014

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. …

Senator John Boozman July 26th, 2014

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 …

Obituaries July 26th, 2014

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 …

State Senator Larry Teague July 25th, 2014

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 …

Obituaries July 25th, 2014

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 …

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 …