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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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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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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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Mena Police Department: November 19-25, 2017

November 19, 2017 A Polk County woman reported someone had vandalized her vehicle by “keying” the fender.  Case is pending. Jessica M. Justice, 27, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail store. Report was made of a physical altercation on the parking lot of a local store.  Case is pending location and ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 20-29, 2017

November 20, 2017 Report of stolen property led to a 16-year-old male being issued Juvenile Citations for Theft of Property and Possession of Narcotics.  The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. November 21, 2017 Arrested was Roger A. T. Burton, 28, of Hatfield, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. Report from complainant on Heritage Lane near ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 13-19, 2017

November 13, 2017 Report of a disturbance on Tilley Road near Hatfield.  Deputy responded.  Investigation continues. November 14, 2017 Report from a Mena woman of problems with her 16-year-old son.  Deputies responded. November 15, 2017 Report of $1,500.00 in damages done to a vehicle led to a 16-year-old male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree.  The ...

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Ashley George – Bringing ‘New Vision’ to Polk County

BY LEANN DILBECK – A report released in 2016 by the U.S. Surgeon General estimated that one in seven people in this country are battling a substance addiction, and those numbers have only continued to rise. An even more astounding statistic is that approximately only one in ten addicted Americans receive treatment for their addiction due to the fragmentation in ...

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