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UARM’s Meet the Staff

This year, Brandon celebrates his 10th year anniversary at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain. For five of those years, he worked in his current position as the Outreach Representative with the Talent Search TRiO Program. For the first two years he worked at the College, he held a position in the Arkansas Career Pathways Program and has held the ...

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Wickes Elementary’s Star Students of the Month

Wickes Elementary has selected their Star Students of the month, the following students were chosen: Front row (l-r): Elizabeth Goethals, Melenie Flores, Hector Marrufo, Carter Hexamer, Alisson Avila, Jessie Bailey, and Crystal Ruiz; Middle row (l-r): Melanie Hernandez, Jareli Herrera, Veronica Alarcon, Alexander Aguilar, and Kaleb Olalde; Back row (l-r): Brody Bailey, Madison Linker, Aylin Ortega, and Diana Munoz. Not ...

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Polk County Births

Brooke and Hugo Sanchez, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 17th. Jacquillyn Young and Anthony Hamm, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 20th. Kristian Taylor and Gregory Brewer, of Hatfield, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on November 22nd.

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Enjoying the Moment

BY LEANN DILBECK – I’ve admitted it before… I used to be a worrier… and that was an understatement when it came to absolutely anything that remotely was related to my children. Over the years, I’ve learned to relax a bit and trust that He has it all covered! I probably missed some priceless moments by not being ‘in the ...

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Bearcats Take Down Dierks In Double Overtime

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday, November 27th, the Mena Bearcats Sr. High basketball team took on the Dierks Outlaws for their home opener at the Union Bank Center. Prior to the varsity team action, the junior varsity Bearcats defeated Dierks 36-30. Mena started the game on a 10-0, before the Outlaws scored their first bucket with 4:59 left in ...

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Ladycats Win Home Opener

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Mena High School Sr. High Ladycats hosted the Dierks Lady Outlaws at the Union Bank Center for their first home game of the season on Monday, November 27. In a low scoring first quarter, the Ladycats outscored Dierks 8-6, to take a 2 point lead into the second quarter of play. Only 14 total points ...

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Author, Tims Edwards Featured at UA Rich Mountain

UA Rich Mountain hosted an author talk and book signing on Monday, November 20 in the Ouachita Center. Featured author, Tims Edwards, retired public school administrator, has written three books celebrating nature and all that it has to offer. Known locally as the “Gray Fox,” Tims is an avid hunter and fisherman who shares his adventures and love for the ...

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Salvation Army Donates Hot Water Heater

The Salvation Army in Mena purchased a hot water heater for a local couple following a disabling medical condition of the husband. The appliance was installed by Aleshire Construction for free. The Salvation Army provides assistance in several ways. They offer utility assistance on Thursdays for those that qualify.

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Mena to Host National Geographic Bee

For the 30th year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades in thousands of schools across the United States and in the five U.S. territories, as well as in Department of Defense Dependents Schools around the world. Mena School District will host their competition on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 ...

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Leslie Joann Smith

Leslie Joann Smith, age 54, of Cove, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday morning, November 28, 2017, at home in Cove. Leslie was born on December 24, 1962, in Bristol, PA to James and Joan Reynolds.  Leslie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister. She was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy (1990-1991).  She is survived by her husband, Chris Smith of ...

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