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Tickets Now on Sale for “Four Weddings and an Elvis”

pick up advanced seating reservations and tickets for their next production. “Four Weddings and an Elvis” is a comedy directed by Scotty Jenkins that is sure to entertain theatre-goers. Julie Ulmer, board member of OLT states, “Live theater is such a special treat in entertainment options. This production is very funny and would make a wonderful date night for the ...

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Violette Kathleen Barrick

Violette Kathleen Barrick, age 87 of Mena, Arkansas, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Mena. She was born on October 13, 1930 in Brea, California to Roy C. Austin and Thelma Irene Tidwell. She was happily married for 54 years to Emmit Barrick and enjoyed being a loving homemaker. Kathleen enjoyed watching old western movies and ...

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Reception for “Portrait of Arkansas” Exhibit

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – This Saturday, February 3, from 1 to 3 p.m., there will be an opening reception for Mena Art Gallery’s first “Portrait of Arkansas” Exhibit at 607 Mena Street. Arkansas artists from around the state have been invited to enter their concept of what the Natural State means to them. There are no limits to the media used, so artists ...

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Mount Ida No Problem For Acorn Jr. Basketball

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Tuesday, January 23rd, the Acorn Jr. Lady Tigers and Jr. Tigers hosted Mount Ida. Allowing Mount Ida to score zero points in the first quarter, the Jr. Lady Tigers outscored the Jr. Lady Lions 33-9 in the first half of the girls game. Acorn continued to extend their lead throughout the game, outscoring Mount Ida ...

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Jr. Ladycats Drop Close One To Ashdown

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday, January 22nd, the Mena Jr. Ladycats hosted the Ashdown Pantherettes at Jim Rackley Gymnasium. Prior to the junior high varsity game, the Junior High JV Ladycats blew out their opponents 31-5. In a very low scoring first quarter, Mena outscored the Scrapperettes by two, 4-2. Both teams continued to play good defense in the ...

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Jr. Lady Eagles Win Steve Martin Invitational

BY EASTON LEONARD – Over the weekend, on Saturday, January 27th, the Cossatot River Jr. Lady Eagles defeated the Acorn Jr. Lady Tigers 46-37, to win the Steve Martin Invitational basketball tournament, on campus of Dierks High School. Congratulations to both teams on great performances throughout the tournament.

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Jr. Bearcats Take Down Ashdown

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday, January 22nd, the Mena Jr. High Bearcats took on the Ashdown Jr. Panthers at Jim Rackley Gymnasium. Before the junior high varsity game, the Junior High JV Bearcats won a close one by six, 19-13. Mena took an early lead in a close ballgame in the first quarter, and managed to outscore the Panthers ...

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Dean Announced To All-Star Roster

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Thursday, January 25th, Justin Dean of Mena High School was officially announced to the 2018 West All-Star Football Roster. Along with Dean, Cade Helms and Brody Davis of Mount Ida High School were also named to the West All-Stars team. Dean says, “I’m just honored to be able to be a part of something like ...

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Hill & Hughes Lead Acorn On Senior Night

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Tuesday, January 23rd, Acorn senior high basketball hosted the Mount Ida Lady Lions and Lions for Senior Night at Acorn High School. The Lady Tigers opened the game on a 7-0 run before Mount Ida made their first bucket. With 3:28 left in the opening quarter, Acorn forced the Lady Lions to call a time ...

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Mena student graduates from UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Timothy Guest, of Mena, Ark., is a December 2017 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. The fall 2017 commencement ceremony took place Saturday, Dec. 16, at UA Little Rock’s Jack Stephens Center. With about 11,000 students and 100 programs, UA Little Rock offers learning, research, service, social ...

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