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I thoroughly enjoyed the article on Commonwealth College. Both of my parents were from Mena: Wm. P. (Pascal) Alexander, son of Will Alexander, and India Dell Turner, daughter of Ode Turner.
 
My dad passed away when I was very young, but I remember pieces of the Commonwealth story and found this article fascinating. My understanding was that my dad was involved in the prosecution as county prosecutor.

Edmond Alexander
Santa Rosa Beach, FL