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Ladycats Subdued by Lady Outlaws

Dierks Lady Outlaws Defeat Mena LadyCats 7 to 3 in Non-Conference Action The Lady Outlaws took an early on Thursday, March 7th.  They led 1 – 0 in the first inning and added a run in the 4th and 5th innings making the count 3-0, but the Lady Cats scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th to cut ...

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Razorback Basketball Starts Conference Postseason Action on Thursday

The Arkansas Razorbacks Mens Basketball team head to Nashville, TN on Wednesday, in preparation for the Southeastern Conference Tournament. The #8 Hogs will face #9 Florida at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday. The Razorbacks are riding a three game winning streak heading into the second round contest. If the Razorbacks win, they will have a daunting task of upsetting #1 ranked ...

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Spring Aboard Boating Education Campaign Offers Discount for Online Participants

LITTLE ROCK – It may not feel like boating season yet, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, along with boating safety advocates nationwide, is urging boaters to #KeepYourEdge by enrolling in a boating education course this spring. The AGFC is participating in the national Spring Aboard – Take A Boating Education Course campaign. The Spring Aboard campaign encourages boaters ...

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Suspicious Death Investigation Ongoing

By Staff Reports (MENA) The Polk County Sheriff Department, in cooperation with the Arkansas State Police Crime Investigation Department are investigating  a suspicious death that happened sometime in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 9th. The Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call concerning a gunshot victim on Polk 42, just East of Mena. Upon arrival, deputies discovered Calvin “CJ” ...

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Mumps Outbreak Results In Cossatot River Cancelling School This Week

(COVE) The Cossatot River School District has decided to close all of the district schools and facilities, due to a Mumps outbreak, for the remainder of this week. The school dismissed students at 2pm  on Tuesday. With the closure, students, staff and other personnel will be out of school for the remainder of the week and with Spring Break being ...

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2018 – 2019 Arkansas All State & All Tournament Basketball Stars Announced

(LITTLE ROCK) The Arkansas Activities Association announced on Monday, March 11th, the 2018-2019 Arkansas All State Basketball Players and the All Tournament Team. Representing the Polk County schools were Connor Harvey of Mena in 4A Boys Basketball. Trenton Rosson of Cossatot River in 2A Boys. Ashlen Gonzalez of Cossatot River was selected for 2A Girls honors. Meanwhile, Madison Smith of ...

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Mena City Council To Consider Various Appointments To Boards

(MENA) The Mena City Council will consider as a part of its business meeting, the appointments of several individuals to either fill the remaining terms of people or for the initial appointment to serve on local boards. Christy Plunkett would fulfill the remaining five year term on the Mena Airport Commission, replacing Nancy Wright, whose term expires February 26, 2023. ...

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Mena Spotlight Singers To Perform In Branson This Weekend

(Submitted) The Mena High School Spotlight Singers will perform in Branson, Missouri on Saturday, March 16. The auditioned ensemble will star as the opening act for the Legends in Concert show at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater.  The Spotlight Singers will take the stage at 7:25 PM and will entertain the audience with a 30-minute program of a cappella music. ...

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Scam Alert

Officials from Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) has reported that multiple instances of criminals posing as SWEPCO representatives contacting customers and demanding immediate payment for their electric bill. The scammers are utilizing phone calls, visits in person and online tactics. If someone contacts you with threats to disconnect electric service unless an immediate payment is made – typically using a ...

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Mena Choirs Achieve High Marks At Henderson State

(MENA) The Mena High School and Middle School choirs recently participated in region choral performance assessment at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  The MHS BearCat Chorus earned an Division II Excellent ratings in Performance and in Sight Reading.  The Mena Middle School Choir received Division II Excellent in Performance and a Division I Superior rating in Sight Reading.  This ...

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