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Acorn Elementary Announces Sept. Students of the Month

School officials have announced the September Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School.  Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance. Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises provided lunch and games. Pictured are: Front Row: Cody Rusert, Kindergarten, son of Dusty and Samantha Rusert; Kaidon McQueen, 1st grade, son of Rodney and Diana ...

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Jr. Bearcats Continue Undefeated Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Mena Bearcats ninth grade Junior High Football team hosted the Bauxite Crushers Thursday night, October 5th, at Bearcat Stadium. Both Bauxite and Mena kept the game scoreless until the last play of the first half, when Max Montgomery of the Bearcats completed a sixteen yard touchdown pass to Mason Brotherton who muscled his way into ...

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Polk County Births

Laine Barber amd Matthias Avilas, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on October 1st. Amy Hames, of Mena, is the proud mother of a baby girl, born on October 3rd. Antonia and Michael Oswald, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 4th. Pamela and Cody Creekmore, of Mena, are ...

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Atlas Jeremiah-Ray Hamm

Atlas Jeremiah-Ray Hamm was born to Trenton and Brooke Hamm, on October 2nd at UAMS. He weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces and was 18 inches long. His grandparents are Denise and David McAvoy and Ted Ludlow.

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Moments From America’s History – Chuck and Glamorous Glennis

Charles Elwood was born in Myra, West Virginia on February 13, 1923 to farming parents, Albert Hal and Susie Mae. Most of his childhood and teenage years were spent in the town of Hamlin. He attended the Citizens Military Training Camp at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Indiana during the summers of 1939 and 1940, and graduated from Hamlin High ...

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Wilson and Medlin To Compete In State Tennis Tournament

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last week, the Mena Rally-Cats Tennis team competed in the 4-4A District Tennis Tournament at the University of Ozarks in Clarksville. After a great showing of effort by all of the Rally-Cats, doubles-partners Zeb Wilson and Payton Medlin finished District Runner-Up and qualified to compete in the 4A State Tennis Tournament. Wilson and Medlin will compete ...

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Local Golf Teams End Seasons

BY EASTON LEONARD – Tuesday, October 3rd, the Mena Bearcats Golf team competed in the 4A State Golf Tournament in Weber Springs, to cap off the golf season for all the local teams. In the 4A State Golf Tournament, the Bearcats placed fifth overall. Before competing in the State Tournament, the Bearcat Golfers placed first in the 7-4A District Tournament. ...

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Local XCountry Teams Compete In Mena Lion’s Club Meet

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Tuesday, October 3rd, the local Acorn and Mena Cross-Country teams competed in a meet hosted by Mena at the Lion’s Club. In the Junior High Girls race, DeQueen came in first place, with Waldron in second, Horatio in third, Mansfield in fourth, Acorn in fifth, Heavener in sixth, Mena in seventh, and Nashville in eighth. ...

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Bearcats Drop Close One In Bauxite

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Friday, October 6th, the Mena Bearcats (3-3, 0-3) football team was on the road again for the second straight week, this time at Bauxite, taking on the Miners (4-2, 2-1). The Miners won the opening coin toss and chose to receive the ball to start the game. Four minutes into the first quarter, Bauxite led ...

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Polk County Sheriff Department: October 2-8, 2017

October 2, 2017 Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Jody L. Carter, 33, of Mena, on Charges of Faulty Equipment and Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License. October 3, 2017 Report from a business on Highway 71 South in Hatfield of $500.00 in damages done to a sign by a vehicle. Deputy responded. Report from complainant ...

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