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Mena Junior Boys Taking Track by Storm

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena Junior Boys Track Team is making waves in a variety of track and field events, according to Coach Randy Peters. He is excited about what the boys have accomplished so far and can’t wait to continue to watch them succeed. In their most recent meet, they took 2nd place as a team, right behind ...

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Mena Basscats Represented at AR Youth Fishing Association Tournament

The Mena Basscats were back in action on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Arkansas Youth Fishing Association (AYFA) Bull Shoals bass Tournament. Two teams represented Mena Basscats at the tournament. Austin Rose and Evan Graves came in 6th place while Austin Johnston and Andrew Graves came in 9th. In the three tournaments the Basscats have participated in, Austin Rose ...

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County Teams Hit Final Stretch

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Acorn Tigers baseball team (1-5), traveled to Mount Ida on April 7th and lost 23-1. Acorn will play their next game on April 12th, when they host the Mineral Springs Hornets. Following Wednesday’s game, the Tigers will travel to Dierks on April 17th and play their final game of the season at Cutter-Morning Star on ...

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Cossatot Soccer Teams Continue Winning Streak

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Cossatot River High School boys soccer team has now won their first six games of the season. Cossatot defeated the Mena Bearcats on April 4th, by a score of 5-4. The Eagles took on the Arkadelphia Badges on Tuesday night and will travel to Nashville to take on the Scrappers on the 14th. The Cossatot ...

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Bearcats Soccer Takes Down Gurdon

BY EASTON EONARD – The Mena Bearcats soccer team took down the Gurdon Go-Devils on Monday night, April 10th, by a score of 3-2. With this win over Gurdon, Mena’s record now improves to 4-6 over the course of the season so far. Mena lost their first four games of the season, but has won four of their last six, ...

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Officials Remind Farmers and Ranchers about Imported Fire Ant Quarantine

Little Rock, Ark. –  Recent wildfires in Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma have consumed large areas of livestock forage, resulting in an increased demand for baled hay in those areas.  The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) wants to ensure that, in meeting this demand, any baled hay moving out of an Imported Fire Ant (IFA) quarantine area (which includes ...

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Early Bird Registration Approaching for MRHS Foundation Color Run 5K

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena Regional Health System Support Foundation is once again hosting their annual Foundation Frenzy 5K Family Color Run/Walk. The popular event will raise money for a great cause while giving participants a vibrant race to run as ‘color bomb stations’ line the course. The third annual event will take place at Janssen Park on May ...

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Vietnam Veteran to Visit El Salvadorian Orphanages

BY MELANIE BUCK – A local veteran has had a project laid upon his heart and plans to put it into action next month. Cliff ‘Pops’ Bauman, a Vietnam Veteran who lives in Acorn has heard of a place in El Salvador that has many orphanages, of which are in need of clothing, amongst other items, and he plans to ...

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Sociable Seniors Hold Luncheon at Limetree

The Polk County Sociable Seniors held their most recent luncheon at the Limetree and are planning their April event. On Thursday, April 20, the always-fun group will meet at Paisano’s, 1110 Hwy. 71 South in Mena, at 12 noon. Organizer Diane Mathis said their events are always great. “Food is great, conversation is great, and we all have fun. Come ...

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Harrison Retirement Reception

A retirement reception was held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 for Roy Harris, who worked for the City of Mena for 20 years and Polk County for 24 years. Harris is looking forward to relaxing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was presented with a watch by Mena Mayor George McKee.

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