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6:35 PM CDT THU APR 17 2014
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Temp: 68°F
Humidity: 28%
Wind Speed: CALM
Barometer: 30.16 in.
Dewpoint: 33°F
Heat Index: 68°F
Wind Chill: 68°F
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Civil Twilight: 6:16 AM CDT Moon Phase:
Waning Gibbous Moon
Waning Gibbous Moon
Sunrise: 6:42 AM CDT
Sunset: 7:50 PM CDT
Civil Twilight: 8:16 PM CDT
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 Local Forecast
300 PM CDT THU APR 17 2014
Chance of Showers
Tonight Lo: 45°F
Cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. East winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.


Chance of Showers
FridayHi: 70°F
Mostly cloudy in the morning...Becoming mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers in the morning. Highs around 70. East winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent in the morning. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.


Mostly Clear
Friday Night Lo: 49°F
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 5 mph.


Mostly Sunny
SaturdayHi: 75°F
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 mph.


Mostly Cloudy
Saturday Night Lo: 55°F
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.


Chance of T-Storm
SundayHi: 75°F
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...Then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. The chance of precipitation 30 percent.


Chance of T-Storm
Sunday Night Lo: 59°F
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. The chance of precipitation 40 percent.


Chance of T-Storm
MondayHi: 79°F
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. The chance of precipitation 40 percent.


Chance of T-Storm
Monday Night Lo: 59°F
Mostly cloudy in the evening...Becoming partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.


Mostly Sunny
TuesdayHi: 79°F
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.


Partly Cloudy
Tuesday Night Lo: 55°F
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.


Mostly Sunny
WednesdayHi: 81°F
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.


Partly Cloudy
Wednesday Night Lo: 60°F
Partly cloudy. Lows around 60.


Mostly Sunny
ThursdayHi: 79°F
Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs in the upper 70s.


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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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John Brian Sterner Obituary

John Brian Sterner

John Brian Sterner
October 20, 1956 - April 2, 2014John Brian Sterner, age 57, of Mena, Arkansas died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at home. He was born on Saturday, October 20, 1956 to Charles Russell and Wanda Eddlene Red Sterner in Mena, Arkansas.

Brian was a jokester and loved to find something to aggravate you about. He lived life to …

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Murble May Gray Pickens Obituary

 Murble May Gray Pickens

BORN: May 7, 1916
DIED: April 1, 2014
LOCATION: Watson, Oklahoma

Murble May Gray Pickens, age 97, passed away April 1, 2014 at her home in Watson, Oklahoma.

She was born May 7, 1916 in Baker Springs, Arkansas to the late Joseph Conway Gray and Luna Myrtle Plunkett Gray.

Murble started school at the …

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Hershel H. Hopper Obituary

Hershel H. Hopper

July 27, 1943 - March 31, 2014

Hershel H. Hopper, age 70, of Zafra, Oklahoma died Monday, March 31, 2014 at his home. He was born on Tuesday, July 27, 1943 to Linden and Ruthie Beatrice Romine Hopper in Smithville, Oklahoma.

Hershel graduated from Smithville High School in 1962. He was baptized at the Assembly of God at …

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Gerhard Powalka Obituary

Gerhard Powalka

BORN: December 13, 1926
DIED: April 1, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Gerhard Powalka, age 87, of Mena, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in his home.

He was born December 13, 1926 in Koln, Germany to the late Karl Powalka and the late Clara Kowalik Powalka. He was a tool and die maker by profession, and especially …

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Gary Lee Kelly Obituary

Gary Lee Kelly

Gary Lee Kelly
June 25, 1950 - March 28, 2014Gary Lee Kelly, age 63, of Shreveport, Louisiana died Friday, March 28, 2014 in Shreveport. He was born on June 25, 1950 to Dillard and Hazel Hughes Kelly in Mena, Arkansas.

Gary has lived in Shreveport, Louisiana for the past 28 years. Gary was loved and respected by all that knew …

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State Representative Nate Bell’s Weekly Column

The legislature passed 2 new laws restricting abortions during the 2013 General Session. Both laws were passed by strong bipartisan majorities and Gov. Beebe’s vetoes of the bills were also overridden by a solid bipartisan majority. The new laws placed restrictions on elective abortions when a child has a …

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Reynolds Ross Gardner Obituary

 Reynolds Ross Gardner

BORN: March 12, 1927
DIED: March 22, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Reynolds Ross Gardner, 87, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away on March 22, 2014 in Mena.

Reynolds was born in Hugo, Oklahoma, the son of Rennie (Reynolds) Gardner and HenryGardner. He grew up in McCurtiain County, Oklahoma, completing Gray High School in Idabel. He was a …

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Raymond “Tom” Head Obituary

Raymond “Tom” Head

DIED: March 29, 2014
LOCATION: Mena, Arkansas

Raymond ”Tom” Thomas Head age 69, of Mena passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Mena.

He was born September 21, 1944 in Old Dallas (Mena), Arkansas to the late Arthur E.Head and the late Anna Lee Beasley Head. Tom was married to Margaret Pate Head and was a Sheet Metal operator …

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Dixie Lee Walker Obituary

Dixie Lee Walker

BORN: September 12, 1944
DIED: March 29, 2014
LOCATION: Watson, Oklahoma

Dixie Lee Walker, age 69 of Watson, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Mena.

She was born September 12, 1944 in Winfield, Ohio to the late James Millfield Hartley and Esther Williams Hartley. She was married to the late Larry Merle Walker and …

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