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Candace and Ramsey Richardson, of Hatfield, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on June 19th. Holly and Max Harwig, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on June 19th.

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Mos & Hill to Wed

Darrell and Kelly Mos of Mena announce the wedding of Kayley and Jacob son of Carl and Crystal Hill of Oden. Grandparents are JD and Mary Mos, Shelby and Mary Alice Head, John and Wanell Hill, and David and Alice Carmack. The wedding is 7 PM July 7 Cherry Hill Christian Church Camp.  Reception follows. Friends and relatives are invited.

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Thigpen Represents Ladycats at Volleyball All-Star Game

SUBMITTED BY ANDY PHILPOT – For the majority of high school student-athletes that walk across the graduation stage to receive their diploma, they have played their final games of their athletic careers. For 2017 Mena Ladycat and graduate, Sealy Thigpen, there were still volleyball games awaiting her in the future. Before her playing career would be taken to the next ...

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Philpot Retires from Years of Service to Library

Shirley Philpot, Mena Polk County Librarian, is retiring after 33 years of faithful service to county readers. Before coming to work at the library, Shirley was a stay at home mom, taking care of her children. She has always been a fervent reader and even before coming to work at the library, Shirley was consistent to go to the library ...

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Saddle Up for St. Jude Event Raises Money for Research Hospital

Held on May 6th at the Posey Hollow Horsecamp, the Saddle Up for St. Jude event raised $2,650 (beating the $2,500 goal) for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and its mission of finding cures and saving children from cancer and other deadly diseases. Thirty riders participated in the fundraising trail ride. Judi Stern won grand prize for collecting the most ...

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Local Author Releases New Book in Series

SUBMITTED – Area author Michael Reisig has just released the seventh book in his best-selling “Road To Key West” series. If you enjoy high adventure blended with history and suspense, you’re guaranteed to like “A Far Road To Key West.” “I think this might be the strongest book in this series, in terms of plot and character development,” Reisig said. ...

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Chuckwagon Races to Provide Exciting Entertainment this Weekend

BY MELANIE WADE – Posey Hollow Horsecamp is hosting their 3rd Independence Day Chuckwagon Races and Open Rodeo June 28th through July 2nd and are inviting everyone to join the fun. Posey Hollow owners, Rick and Lora Hosman, said there were more than 400 in attendance last year, and this year looks to be even bigger. “This year we have ...

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MMS Cheerleaders Invited to Participate in Magic Kingdom Thanksgiving Parade

BY MELANIE WADE – Several Mena Middle School Cheerleaders were recently chosen to participate in the annual Magic Kingdom Thanksgiving Parade held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida this November. The MMS squad attended a recent cheer camp where they were chosen for the honor. Dena Johnson, a parent of one of the girls said some of the girls wish ...

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Mena School District Coping with Project Delays

BY LEANN DILBECK – Two major projects for the Mena School system have experienced some delays. The District had hoped to initiate work for the $8 million renovation/expansion to the Louise Durham Elementary School as soon as school was dismissed for summer break and had opened the process for bids, but as Superintendent Benny Weston reported to his board during ...

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Mena to Host 7th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

SUBMITTED – The Mena Advertising and Promotion Commission will be celebrating America with a fantastic fireworks display at Tapley Park on Saturday, July 1st as part of their 7th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration event. In addition to the fireworks, there will be live entertainment, great food, and activities for children. The fun begins at 5 p.m. with bouncy ...

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