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Air Force Training Mission at Mena Airport

BY ERICA MELTON – On March 8th, Little Rock Air Force Base conducted a training mission at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport. The training mission consisted of three C-130 aircrafts, with six people on each craft. The planes arrived around 4:30 p.m. and conducted tactical approaches for about an hour. After sunset, they went back out for more maneuvers in the ...

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Local Volleyball Team Wins Tournament

This past weekend, the local Mena Club G1 13U volleyball team competed in the ‘Volley in the Rock’ tournament in Little Rock, Arkansas. On Saturday, the team went undefeated in pool play, sweeping every game that they played. Defeating Ultimate Performance (25-16, 25-12), Ozark Juniors (25-13, 25-7), and CAV (25-5, 25-2). After a dominating performance on Saturday, Club G1 advanced ...

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Ladycats Drop Close One To Fouke

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Mena Ladycats (0-5) softball team hosted the Fouke Lady Panthers last Friday, March 9th.  Fouke scored an early run in the first inning, and added on three more in the top of the third. The Ladycats were quick to answer in the bottom of the fourth, scoring a run of their own, to make the ...

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Bearcats Struggle At Fouke

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Friday, March 9th, the Mena Bearcats (0-3) baseball team traveled south to Fouke (2-3), to take on the Panthers.  Mena allowed six runs combined in the first two innings, before scoring their first run of the game in the top of third. From then on out, the Bearcats were outscored 6-1, to fall short by ...

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Heavener Offense Erupts Versus Tigers

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Tuesday, March 6th, the Acorn Tigers baseball team hosted the Heavener Wolves for their season and home opener. Number ten, Warren, started the game on the mound for the Tigers. Acorn went on to allow four runs in the opening inning, after a few walks, errors, and hits. However, in the bottom half of the ...

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Acorn Archery Competes At State

SUBMITTED BY MINDY LYLE – Acorn Archery competed at the State NASP tournament on Saturday, March 3rd.  The team placed 7th to become Nationals qualified.  Brody Webb placed 2nd with a score of 291, and earned $32,000 in scholarships.

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: March 5-11, 2018

March 5, 2018 Report from complainant on Trailwood Lane near Mena of the theft of electronics, household and personal items, all valued at $1,100.00.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report of a disturbance on Polk 227 near Cove.  Deputies responded.  Investigation continues. Report from a Mena woman of suspicious messages led to a ...

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Mena Police Department: March 4-10, 2018

March 4, 2018 Jamie Lee May, 35, of Mena was arrested on three outstanding warrants. March 5, 2018 Brandon L. Everett, 27, of Mena, was arrested on five outstanding warrants. Shalena Allen, 41, of Mena was arrested for disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental operations, and refusal to submit to arrest. A local woman reported that her wallet had been stolen from ...

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School Lunch Menus: March 12-16, 2018

Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: PreK: Pancake on a stick, syrup, sausage link, fruit, milk. Grades K-12: Variety cereal, pancakes, syrup, sausage link, parfait, fruit, juice, milk Lunch: PreK: Orange chicken, fried rice, broccoli, fruit, milk. Grades K-5: Orange chicken, beef tamale pie, fried rice, broccoli, fruit, milk, salad bar. Grades 6-12: Choice of potato bar Tuesday Breakfast: PreK: Breakfast ...

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January Star Student for Wickes Elementary

Front Row (L-R) Jayna Sanchez, Aliha Pena, Brenna Lawrence, Nataly Gonzalez-Antunez, Lindsey Munoz, and Connor Peek. Middle Row (L-R) Kevin Manuel, Valeria Munoz, Mary Crochet, Alex Aguilar, Bryson James, and Emily Peek. Back Row (L-R) Kaylee Williams, Lexi Bradley, Sabera Land, Aiden McKenzie, and Jhovani Perez. Not Pictured: Monse Salgado

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