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Local XCountry Teams Compete In Mansfield Invitational

BY EASTON LEONARD – Saturday, September 23rd, the local Mena and Acorn High School Cross-Country teams competed in the Mansfield Invitational meet. In the Senior High Boys 5,000 Meter Run, Robert McIntyre of Mena finished in first place, while Cross Hughes of Acorn took third place. Faith Hill of Acorn High School came in third place in the Senior High ...

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Ladycats Take Down Charleston

Last Thursday night, September 21st, Mena Volleyball hosted the Charleston Tigers at the Union Bank Center. The Junior Varsity Ladycats kicked off the night’s action in a best-of-three-sets match. In the first set, the Ladycats pulled away early and didn’t keep it close at all, winning by a score of 25-5. The Ladycats won the closer second set, 25-20, completing ...

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Bearcats Suffer 49-10 Loss Versus Ashdown

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Friday, September 22nd, the Mena Bearcats (3-1) football team hosted the Ashdown Panthers (4-0) at Bearcat Stadium in the Hootens.com 4A Game of the Week. The Panthers of Ashdown won the coin toss and chose to receive the ball to start the game. Lua’s opening kickoff for the Bearcats was caught by #9 Anthony Nelson ...

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Mena Golf Crowned 7-4A Conference Champs

The Mena Bearcat Golf team was crowned 7-4A Conference Champs on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at DeGray Golf Course. With the win, Bearcat Golf also earned their way into the State Championship that will be held in Heber Springs on October 2-3. Bearcat Golf is coached by Ray Hunter and team members are: Camden Broderson, Daniel Davis, Jack Hunter, Austin ...

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Ouachita ATV Club Receives Donation

Ed Fulton, on behalf of the Trailblazers, presented a donation in the amount of $17,322.84 to Tim Kiser, President of the Ouachita ATV Club [OAC]. The Trailblazers and OAC have worked together for many years fighting to keep public trails open for the enjoyment of everyone. Kiser said that the funds will be put to good use, sustaining and improving ...

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Trinity Lutheran Receives New Pastor

SUBMITTED – Mena’s historic Trinity Lutheran Church has announced that Reverand Timothy J. Henning has accepted a Divine Call to serve them as their Pastor. Rev. Henning has been serving Trinity since November 2016 as their Vacancy Pastor.  He also served the congregation in 2009 for about 4 months. Pastor Henning, his wife, Janet, and their three children, Christopher 18, ...

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Richard Bernard Bismark

Mr. Richard Bernard Bismark, age 89, of Cove passed away September 26, 2017 at his home surrounded by those he loved. Richard was born to the late Werner Bismark and the late Gertrude Kindler Bismark. He was married to Jean Ware Bismark for 14 years. Mr. Bismark served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He also served ...

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Area Students Pray for their Schools During the Annual See you at the Pole

BY LEANN DILBECK – Students from Acorn, Mena, and Cossatot River joined with others across the county and nation for the annual See You at the Pole event.  This year’s highlighted scripture was from Hebrews 12:2 – Let us fix our eyes on Jesus. The annual event first began with just a small group of teenagers in Burleson, Texas, who came together ...

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MRHS Foundation Hosts Cookout

The MRHS Foundation will host their annual Employee Appreciation Cookout on Friday, September 29th in the Mena Regional Health System parking lot. Although the cookout began as a way for the Foundation to honor employees, in the years since its inception, they have opened the event up to the public and it now serves as a fundraiser for the many ...

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Ladycats Honored by John Maddox

State Representative John Maddox honored the Mena Ladycats 2016-2017 Volleyball and Softball teams with an official state Citation on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Accepting the Citation (l to r) are: Superintendent Benny Weston, MHS Softball Coach Ray Hunter, and MHS Volleyball Coach Lyle, along with Maddox. The Ladycats teams each brought in a plethora of awards in recent years, earning ...

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