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Mena Police Department: April 30 – May 6, 2017

April 30, 2017 No reports on file May 1, 2017 Jesse Saxour, 28, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct after a call to a local residence. May 2, 2017 John Robertson, 38, of Mena was picked up on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. A local man reported that someone had entered a vacant house that he owns.  He had ...

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Umpire Basketball Makes History

History was made Wednesday, May 3rd, at Umpire High School in Umpire Arkansas. For the first time in the history of the school and athletic programs, two athletes from the same team signed a letter of intent to play basketball in college. Desmond Pinson and Dusty Kesterson, both players from this years Umpire high school boys team, signed their letter ...

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MHS Athletes Compete in State Track and Field Championship

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena High School was well represented in the 2017 Class 4A State Track and Field Championship in Paragould, Arkansas on Tuesday, May 2nd. As seniors took their last steps on the track as high school athletes, several freshmen took their first steps in the coveted state meet, showing promise to the future of the sport at ...

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Thigpen and Ladycats Upset Monticello and Earn Spot in State

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Mena Ladycats softball team (12-16) took on the Monticello Lady Billies (23-5), Friday afternoon in the first round of the 2017 4-A South Region Softball Tournament. Mena came into Friday afternoons game being the fourth seed out of the seventh district, while the Lady Billies came into the game being the first seed out of ...

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Mena & Cossatot Soccer Headed to State Tournament

The Mena Bearcats and Cossatot River Eagles soccer teams are officially headed to the 4A State Soccer Tournament., being hosted by Southside High School in Batesville.  Mena (8-9) will go into the tournament as a number four seed and take on a number one seed, St. Joseph (11-1). The Bearcats will take on the Bulldogs on Thursday at 2:00pm.  Cossatot ...

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Acorn Girls Team Earns Third in State Track Meet

BY MELANIE BUCK – Acorn Senior Morgan Fagan competed in her last state track meet on Tuesday, May 2nd in Conway during the Class 1A/2A State Track and Field Championship, bringing home ribbons in multiple events. Fagan, along with Faith Hill, a junior, competed in the 800-meter run, Hill taking 5th in 2:50.41 and Fagan placing 8th in 2:55.46. The ...

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Acorn Preparing for State Tournament

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Acorn Lady Tigers (6-7) faced off against County Line in the first game of the Regional Tournament last Friday. The Lady Tigers were dominant, displacing County Line 20-5. Acorn put on a hitting clinic against County Line, scoring 11 runs in the third inning to help create separation in the game early. Coach Chris Ledbetter ...

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HHE to Participate in Summer Food Program

SUBMITTED – Holly Harshman Elementary is participating in the DHS Summer Food Program. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided to all children under 18. Each will be served without charge and meals are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service. ...

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Retirement Reception for Coleen Clark and Pam Curry

A retirement reception will be hosted next week for a pair of Holly Harshman faculty members. The staff of HHE, also known as “WE”, will be hosting a “come and go” retirement reception for Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Curry.  “WE” invites you to stop by between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Holly Harshman Elementary in the lounge.  “WE” ...

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Mena High School Choirs Earn Academic Honors

SUBMITTED – The Arkansas Choral Directors Association initiated an academic achievement awards program in 2016-17 to recognize academic achievement as well as achievements through choral performance assessment.  The ArkCDA recognized individual students and choral groups that participated in region performance assessment this spring.  The program features two levels of recognition based on a 4.0 grading scale:  Excellence in Academic Achievement ...

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