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Ready Set Go to High School, College and Careers Family Night for MMS

Mena Middle School 8th graders and their families as well as any 8th grade student in the community are invited to Ready Set Go to High School, College and Careers Family Night on Thursday, March 8, at 6 P.M. in U of A Rich Mountain Student Center. This evening is hosted by Mena Middle School Family Engagement Organization and U ...

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MHS Bearcat Chorus, Spotlight Singers Earn Superior Ratings

BY TAMMY TAYLOR – The Mena High School Bearcat Chorus and Spotlight Singers participated in Region 3 Choral Performance Assessment on Thursday, February 22.  The event was held at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. The assessment requires singing three prepared pieces of music, one of which must be a cappella, in front of three judges.  After performance of the prepared ...

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Lady Tigers & Tigers Wrap Up Impressive Basketball Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Wednesday, February 28th, the Acorn senior girls and senior boys basketball team competed in the second round of the 1A State Basketball Tournament at Morrilton, after first round byes. Both teams, coincidentally, took on the Mount Vernon-Enola Warhawks and Lady Warhawks. In the girls game, after a close knit first quarter, decided by over five ...

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Bearcats Drop Season Opener To Bauxite

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Friday night, March 2nd, the Mena Bearcats baseball team hosted the Bauxite Miners for their home and season opener at Union Bank Field. Kyndon Schuller started the night on the mound for the Bearcats. The first pitch of the season for Mena was a ball outside to the Miners. The first batter for Bauxite went ...

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Acorn Archery Places 7th In State

SUBMITTED BY MINDY LYLE – This past Saturday, March 3rd, the Acorn High School archery team competed in the State Archery Tournament and placed seventh overall. 

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Union Bank Announces Promotions

Philip Hensley, President & CEO, Union Bank of Mena has announced the promotion of several team members. Kevin Williams has been promoted to Chief Risk Officer of Union Bank of Mena and Union Bankshares, Inc., the holding company for Union Bank of Mena and First National Bank at Paris. Williams, who has been with Union Bank for fourteen years, previously ...

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Gilbert Files for Re-Election

Tawana Gilbert has filed for re-election to the position of Justice of the Peace, District Eleven.  Tawana has represented the citizens of district Eleven since 2009 and will continue to work to maintain fiscal responsibility in our county government and to improve Polk County infrastructure and facilities.

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Neugent Announces Bid for Re-Election to Polk County Quorum Court

Jim Neugent has filed for re-election to the Polk County Quorum Court, District 2.  His years of financial experience make him an asset to the Quorum Court as he has served as chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee for the past several years. “The number one job of the Quorum Court is to manage the taxpayers money and I ...

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Mena Moving Forward with Main Street Arkansas Program Application

The Mena Downtown Partners group recently met with representatives from the Arkansas Main Street program to discuss plans for Mena to join the program to help preserve the history of and promote downtown Mena. About two dozen people representing downtown businesses, civic and government leaders attended the meeting at American Artisans on Mena Street. Greg Phillips is the executive director ...

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Chamber Welcomes Chris Thrailkill

SUBMITTED – The Polk County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its newest Chamber Ambassador, Christopher Thrailkill. Chris is the son of Krystal and Judge Danny Thrailkill of Mena. He recently moved back to Mena from Fayetteville, and is the Client Advisor for Arvest Bank. Chamber Ambassadors are volunteer members of the Chamber who graciously donate their time to ...

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