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Bearcats Handle Cossatot

BY EASTON LEONARD – At the Union Bank Center, on Tuesday night, January 16th, the Mena Bearcats senior high basketball team hosted the Cossatot River Eagles. Prior to the senior high game, the Mena Jr. Bearcats defeated Cossatot 49-30. In the first quarter, Mena blew right past the Eagles, outscoring Cossatot 20-2, to take an eighteen point lead into the ...

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Lady Eagles Soar Past Mena

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Tuesday, January 16th, the Mena Ladycats hosted the Cossatot River Lady Eagles at the Union Bank Center. The Lady Eagles started the game off on a 9-0 run, before Mena scored it’s first bucket. Cossatot went on to outscore the Ladycats 19-2, to take a seventeen point lead into the second. The Ladycats scored eight ...

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HSO Announces New Board; Hosts Ceremony to Celebrate New Cat Habitat

The 2018 Board Members of the Humane Society of the Ouachitas were elected at the January 18 meeting held at the Limetree Restaurant in Mena.  Five of the eight elected ran unopposed serving in officer positions and have one to twelve years of service on the board offering experience and wisdom with their leadership. Three of the eight elected, Jane ...

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Mena 7th Grade Basketball Competes In Greenwood

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Saturday, January 20th, the Mena 7th grade Bearcats and Ladycats competed in the Greenwood Jamboree. In the Ladycats’ first game, the A-team fell to hosting Greenwood 22-9, as the B-team also lost 12-2. In their second game, the Ladycats A-team took on Ozark and won 20-6, as Emily Machler and Keira Hall led the team ...

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Tilley Announces Intent to Run for Mena Mayor

SUBMITTED – Ron Tilley confirms he will run for the position of Mena Mayor in the November 2018 election.  His desire is to build upon the strengths of this city and the successes of others. Tilley states, “Serving the residents of Mena for almost two decades has increased my awareness to the needs we face but has also taught me ...

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Mena Art Gallery: A Look Ahead to 2018

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – I have been working with Mena Art Gallery for over a dozen years and have seen it grow and change. Here are some of the things planned for 2018: Two national juried painting competitions will bring the best work from artists all over the U.S. Artists can enter either or both by posting photographs of ...

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MRHS Emergency Nurses Awarded for Care of Stroke Patients

BY MELANIE WADE – Several nurses of the MRHS Emergency Department were recently recognized by AR SAVES for outstanding performance and lasting contributions to stroke care in Arkansas in 2017, with each receiving the Excellence Award. Outstanding nurses awarded were Ha Le, RN; Abby Wheeler, RN (both pictured) and Emily Turner, RN and Collin Krause, RN (not pictured). “The nursing ...

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HHE Encourages Memorizing Multiplication Tables with “Secret Agents of Math”

“’WE’ at Holly Harshman are so proud of Ryan Jiang,” said HHE staff.   Ryan was the first of Mrs. White’s “Secret Agents of Math” to master his multiplication tables through 12.  As a reward for his hard work, Mrs. White presented him with a $10.00 gift card to Wal-Mart.

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Acorn Preschoolers Honor Officer for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Mrs. Kim and Mrs. Amanda’s preschool class at on the Acorn Campus of Ouachita River School District recently honored ORSD-Acorn campus School Resource Officer, Duane Harvey with a handmade card and a gift in honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Acorn Preschool Director, Kim Larucci stated that their preschool classes “absolutely love Officer Harvey so they wanted to do ...

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Sheriff Speaks at Polk County Sociable Seniors Meeting

Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer served as guest speaker at the most recent meeting of the Polk County Sociable Seniors, a group for those ages 50 and up that meet monthly for a luncheon and fellowship with their peers. Sawyer spoke on a variety topics. The group is led by Diane Mathis, who encourages anyone over 50 to attend. They ...

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