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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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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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Garnett Thomas Eisele

Garnett Thomas Eisele, or “Judge” as most people, including his family, called him, died on November 26, 2017. He was born on November 3, 1923, to Garnett and Mary Martin Eisele of Hot Springs. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Kathryn Freygang, and his brother, Dr. W. Martin Eisele of Hot Springs. Four children survive him: Wendell Alan ...

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Bearcats Win Arkansas-Oklahoma River Valley Championship

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Saturday, November 18th, the Mena Bearcats fourth grade football team took on the Booneville Bearcats in the Arkansas-Oklahoma River Valley Championship Game at Mansfield. Going into Saturday’s game, Booneville was undefeated with a week one win against Paris (34-0), week two win against Waldron (44-0), week three win against Mansfield (36-0), week four win against ...

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Eagles Soar Over Leopards

BY JAY BUNYARD – The much anticipated senior girls contest Friday night, November 17, at Cossatot River High School, was as good as advertised. The Lady Eagles nipped De Queen, as Reagan Richardson knocked down the game winning free throw with no time remaining on the clock. The defensive contest was tight throughout. The two teams were tied at 20 ...

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Lady Tigers Dominate Homecoming

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Friday, November 17th, Acorn basketball hosted Cutter-Morning Star for Homecoming Ceremonies at Acorn High School, during which senior Faith Hill was crowned as Homecoming Queen. Along with games and ceremonies, Acorn honored the late Mrs. Davis by dedicating the ‘old gym’ to her. Along with the old gym dedication, Acorn dedicated the track and field ...

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Koeble Michele Roberts

Koeble Michele Roberts, age 44, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Mena. Koeble was born on October 2, 1973 in San Diego, California to Michael J. Wagner and the late Lorelei J. Sandoval. She was happily married to John Roberts and was a loving homemaker. Koeble never met a stranger, she could start up a conversation ...

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Alfred Douglas Craft

Alfred Douglas Craft, age 75 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Mena. Mr. Craft was born in Stella, Missouri on May 15, 1942 to Ralph Craft and Vera Turner Craft. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Alfred was a log home builder by profession. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Also he ...

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