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Charlotte Ann Morgan

Charlotte Ann Morgan, age 72, of Mena, entered into eternal peace on Friday, June 23, 2017, peacefully in her home. Charlotte was born on November 7, 1944, a daughter of late James Thomas and Dovie Thomas. She grew up in Grapevine, Texas with her brothers and sisters.  Charlotte worked in many trades to support her family. Charlotte was a very ...

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Ronald Leroy Collins

Ronald Leroy Collins, age 76, of Mena, Arkansas died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at home. He was born on Saturday, November 9, 1940 to Albert J. and Nova Trecia Stroud Collins in Coffeyville, Kansas. Ronald attended the Christ Episcopal Church in Mena and was a former Senior Warden. He was a decorated Veteran serving 22 years in the United States ...

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Alston’s Named District Farm Family of the Year

BY LEANN DILBECK – The eight district winners in the 70th annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected, representing the diversity of Arkansas agriculture, the state’s largest industry. Locally, Luke and DeeDee Alston of Mena were named for the Western District.  The Alston family had been named as Polk County’s Farm Family of the Year and ...

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Virginia Pauline Ferguson

Virginia Pauline Ferguson, age 95, of Mena, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Mena Regional Health System.  She was born on Monday, January 9, 1922 to James Clarence and Mary Jewell Garrison McMellon in Baker Springs, Arkansas. Virginia was a member of the Salem Baptist Church for seventy years and served as church secretary and Sunday school teacher. She ...

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Hamlet’s Cast and Crew Announced

BY LEANN DILBECK – The cast and crew of OLT’s upcoming fall production of Hamlet have been announced.  Playing the lead as Hamlet will be Alex Atchley with Logan Sweeten as the understudy. Ophelia- Alexa Night, Tara Cornelius (understudy); Queen Gertrude- Kaitlyn Haines, Jane Buttermilk (understudy); King Claudius- Justin Fenwick, Kevin Loyd (understudy); Polonius- Bruce Bills; Laertes- Cody Gee, Elijah ...

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Bearcats Set to Play in Kansas City

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – After participating in several 7-on-7 camps across the state, the Mena Bearcat Football team is ready to take their talents north. June 23-24th the Bearcats will play in a USA Football 7-on-7 camp in Kansas City Missouri. The camp will be held in the raucous Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Harper will ...

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Rose & Graves Take 3rd in Bass Tournament

SUBMITTED – Austin Rose & Evan Graves members of the Mena Basscat Bass Team qualified and competed in the AYFA State Championship held this weekend at Dierks, Gilham, & DeQueen lakes. After the qualification days on Friday & Saturday. Austin & Evan fought their way into 5th place. The field was cut in half following the qualification days. Only 10 teams would make ...

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Mena Barracuda Swim Team Competes at Home

The Mena Barracuda swim team hosted their first home meet of the season Saturday, June 10. There were several divisions of swimmers for the meet including: 6 & Under Boys, 8 & Under Boys, 10 & Under Boys, 10 & Under Girls, 12 & Under Boys, 12 & Under Girls, Senior Girls, and Senior Boys. Listed below are the results ...

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Acorn Middle & High School’s Academic Awards

The following awards were presented to students at the Academic Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Mr. Barr: Chantry Blake (Bridge to Algebra II), Matthew Nance (Geometry), Aubrey Harvey (Algebra I), Jack Ha (Algebra III). Ms. Haggard: Makenna Goss (Computer Business Applications), Heather Frady (Digital Communications III-IV), Kinzie Kyle (Digital Communications II), Kinzie Kyle (Digital Communications I), Halli Holland ...

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The Queen Hosts Ark. State Parks and Tourism Commission

Queen Wilhelmina State Park hosted the monthly meeting of the Arkansas Parks and Tourism Commission on Thursday, June 15. Local photographer, William Rainey, gave a presentation on his works of Arkansas’ state parks, which included more than 180 portraits of the state’s landscape, wildlife, and unique flora and fauna. Paula Magers, Superintendent of Queen Wilhelmina, gave a presentation on the ...

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