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Ladycats Fall To Monticello; Finish Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Wednesday, February 21st, the Mena Ladycats senior high basketball team took on the Monticello Lady Billies in the first round of the 4A South Regionals Basketball Tournament hosted by Monticello. The Ladycats stayed close to Monticello in the first quarter, trailing by just two, 11-9, going into the second. The Lady Billies began to sneak ...

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Lady Tigers & Tigers Headed To State Tournament

BY EASTON LEONARD – After exceptional performances in the 1A Region 4 Basketball Tournament, the Acorn senior girls and senior boys basketball teams are moving on to the 1A State Basketball Tournament in Morrilton. In rematches of the 1A 7 West District Tournament, both the Lady Tigers and Tigers took on the Kirby Lady Trojans and Trojans in the championship ...

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Lady Eagle End Season At Regionals

BY EASTON LEONARD – This past Thursday, February 22nd, the Cossatot River senior girls basketball team ended their season with a first round regionals loss to Junction City. The Lady Eagles fell short to the Lady Dragons by five, 39-34. With Cossatot’s season ending loss, the Lady Eagles finish their season with an impressive record of 23-7. Congratulations to Coach ...

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Polk County Births

Jessy and Christopher Brown, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy born on February 16th. Barbara and Marc Rosson, of Gillham, are the proud parents of a baby girl born on February 20th

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Ouachita Little Theatre Continues Improvements

Recently it was announced that Ouachita Little Theatre has obtained an on-line system for membership renewal as well as new memberships.  If you are interested in a new membership, go online to olt.wildapricot.org and join OLT to buy season tickets.  If you are already an OLT member, you will receive an email notice when your subscription has run out and ...

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The Art of Hair at Mena Art Gallery

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The reception for the March exhibit at Mena Art Gallery, The Art of Hair, will be from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, March 3, at 607 Mena Street. Awards will be presented around 2 pm. You will find two types of display: photographs of models both before and after hairdressers have worked their magic and styles created on ...

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Excessive Rainfall, Thunderstorms Cause Damage in Polk County

BY CHRIS DANIEL – Over eleven inches of rain last week and strong winds associated with thunderstorms Saturday caused damage to county roads and several buildings. Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison told KENA and The Pulse that damage to county roads was widespread but not catastrophic. Ellison said that he spent all day Sunday surveying the damage and still had ...

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RE/MAX Associates Win State Awards

RE/MAX Mena Real Estate Sales Associates earned several awards at the Arkansas Awards Celebration at the DoubleTree Suites in Bentonville, Arkansas, this past week. Sales Associates who attended the event were The Coles, and Kevin Smallwood. Kevin was honored with receiving the prestigious Platinum Level Award for production, the first award of this level to be awarded to the RE/MAX ...

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Pine Crest Cemetery Held Annual Meeting

BY SHANE HAARMEYER – Pine Crest Cemetery recently held their Annual Meeting. The main purpose of the Annual Meeting is to elect new officers of the parent organization, Pine Crest Gardens, Inc. The 2017 officers were all re-elected for 2018, and include Chris Daniel as President, Joe Bunch as Vice President, Jimmy Rackley as Secretary, and Moppy Billingsley as Treasurer. ...

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MRHS Women’s Center Donation

Carole Timberlake, Mena resident, has made several donations to the Women’s Center at Mena Regional Health System in an effort to assist those parents who need items for their newborn babies.  Her mission began when her grandsons were 3 and 5 years old.  At that time, she was working with the Austin Street Shelter in the Dallas, Texas area.  She ...

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