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Muriel Joyce Hughes

Muriel Joyce Hughes, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Mena. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on November 24, 1925 to the late Joseph Trinder and the late Sylvia Gray Trinder. She was married to the late William Gordon Hughes until his passing in 1998. Joyce loved all kinds of sports and doing ...

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Norma Jean Price

Norma Jean Price, age 70, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Mena. She was born January 15, 1947 in Wickes, Arkansas to the late Melvin Wilcher and the late Bessie Jo Bingham Wilcher.  She was married to Sherman Price.  Norma was a hairdresser for many years, running her own shop and was co-owner and operator of the family ...

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School Lunch Menus: October 23-27, 2017

Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: Variety cereal, pancakes parfait, sausage link, syrup, peaches, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Sweet & sour popcorn chicken, beef stir fry w/ veggies, fries rice, egg roll, apples, salad bar, juice, milk. High School: Sweet & sour chicken, beef stir fry w/ veggies, baked potato bar, wheat crackers, fried rice, egg roll, apples, salad bar, juice, ...

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Acorn Cross Country Competes in Lake Hamilton Invitational

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Acorn High School XCountry team competed in the Lake Hamilton Invitational meet on Saturday, October 14th. Kimberly Strasner placed 12th overall in the Girls Senior High JV 5,000 meter run, as the only competitor from Acorn. In the Girls Senior High Varsity 5,000 meter run, Faith Hill came in 51st, Kendra Branson 92nd, Sophie Jackson ...

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Mena Basscats Out-Fish Statewide Competition

The Mena Basscats fished in the Arkansas Youth Fishing Foundation (AYFF) Tournament at Greers Ferry on October 14. Mena had four teams competing against 69 boats/teams from across the state in the tournament. Austin Johnston, Andrew Graves, Cason Canon, Marc David Wilson, Jarrett Burger, Jake Wiles, Evan Graves, and Austin Rose, “had their hands full with a cold front and ...

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Junior Ladycats Win District Tournament

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Saturday, October 14th, the Mena Junior High Varsity Ladycats completed their 2017 season with a District Tournament Championship. The Ladycats traveled to Arkadelphia on Saturday to compete in the tournament, and had to defeat opponents Benton Harmony Grove, Arkadelphia, and Waldron to secure the championship. Coach Rhonda Thigpen, head coach of the Junior Ladycats, is ...

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Christmas Gift Show and Sale Coming Soon

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – It’s time for all our local artists to get their work ready for entry in Mena Art Gallery’s annual Christmas Gift Show and Sale. The gallery will be accepting entries on Tuesday, October 31, from 10 am to 4 pm. Any media is welcome: painting, drawing, sculpture, fiber arts, and so on. There are no ...

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Local Students to Grace SAU 2017 Homecoming Court

MAGNOLIA, AR – Southern Arkansas University recently presented the members of the 2017 Homecoming Court. Students on the Court from this area include: Luke Callahan, of Hatfield, is a senior Engineering/Physics: Science major. Callahan is involved in Sigma Pi and is a Resident Assistant in Talley Hall. Callahan was nominated by Talley Hall. Chance Dearing, of Cove, is a senior ...

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Cossatot River and Mena Cross Country Compete in Rattler Run

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Tuesday, October 10th, the Cossatot River High School and Mena High School XCountry teams competed in the Rattler Run at Magazine High School. Keira Hall of Mena placed sixth overall in the Junior High Girls One Mile run, and teammate Maddy Carty-Mauk came in 34th. In the Junior High Boys 1-Mile run, the Cossatot River ...

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Blazes Erupt in Two-Vehicle Collision

BY MELANIE WADE – A two-vehicle accident at the junction of Highways 71 and 88 caused both to erupt into flames and backed up Mena’s busy afterschool traffic as well on Wednesday afternoon, October 18, 2017. The accident occurred at 3:13 p.m. Mena Police Department arrived on the scene at 3:14 p.m. and dispatched the Mena Fire Department due to ...

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