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Black Fork to hold History Day and Fundraiser for volunteer fire department

Heather Grabin/News Director    One of the first settlements in this area of the rugged Ouachita Mountains was established in 1850. The city of Mena was established as a township 46-years later in 1896 and Heavener, OK was formed in 1898.    A group of innovative and determined families discovered a fertile valley with plentiful game along the Black Fork ...

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Daylight Trick-or-Treat to be Wed., Oct. 31

The annual Daylight Trick-or-Treat will be Wed., Oct. 31 from 4-5 p.m. The event is made possible through the efforts of Downtown Mena Merchants and kids of all ages are invited. Local businesses and organizations will be handing out candy and goodies along Mena Street and Sherwood Avenue. All businesses are invited to participate even if they are not located ...

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Hannah McDonald crowned 2018 Mena Bearcat Homecoming Queen

Heather Grabin/News Director        The Mena Bearcats didn’t let a little rain spoil their pageantry Friday night. Senior Hannah McDonald was crowned 2018 Mena Homecoming Queen and the Bearcats honored their queen with the annihilation of Waldron in a 49-0 win.    Making up the 2018 Homecoming Court were freshmen maids Cassidy Ashcraft and Sarah Grenier; sophomore maids ...

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UA Rich Mountain Halloween Night cancelled

The UA Rich Mountain SGA Halloween Night scheduled for tonight, Thurs., Oct. 25, has been cancelled due to weather.

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CMA Changing of the Colors Rally Motorcycle Parade is Saturday, October 20

The CMA Changing of the Colors Rally Motorcycle Parade is tomorrow, Sat., Oct. 20 beginning at 1 p.m. at Iron Mountain. The parade route comes into downtown Mena for the first time ever this year. The parade route established by the Mena City Council is as follows: Motorcyclists will gather at the Mena Middle School Bus Garage on Mena Street, ...

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Over 270 runners compete in the Mena-Acorn Lions Club Cross Country Meet

  Over 270 runners participated at the Mena-Acorn Lions Club Cross Country Meet on Oct. 9 at the Lions Club Disc Golf Course.   It was an outstanding event that not only included competition of teams, but great individual efforts were made and personal victories were achieved.   The spectators cheered all runners enthusiastically providing a great example of how ...

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‘Changing of the Colors’ Rally begins Wednesday

Heather Grabin/News Director    The 2018 “Changing of the Colors” Rally kicks off Wednesday on Iron Mountain in Hatfield.    The rally has become a huge annual event hosted by the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA). It attracts visitors from all over the world to come to the area to admire the breathtaking beauty of nature painting the countryside a vivid ...

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Safety tips for vehicles when sharing highway with motorcycles

Heather Grabin/News Director    The Christian Motorcyclists Association’s (CMA) “Changing of the Colors” Rally will be in full swing beginning Wednesday and many visitors will travel to the area, some will be familiar with the terrain and some will not.   No matter the situation, everyone’s safety is always of the utmost importance.    The following are some tips for ...

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Mena Homecoming festivities begin

    The Mena Homecoming Parade was held Wednesday night and ended with a pep rally and car bash. Homecoming festivities are set to begin at 6:30 in the evening on Fri., Oct. 19 with kickoff for the homecoming football game against Waldron at 7 p.m..    The 2018 Homecoming maids are Freshmen Cassidy Ashcraft and Sarah Grenier; Sophmores Allie ...

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Reflections from Faith and History…”The Louisiana Purchase”

By Jeff Olson     Once upon a time there was a city which lay near the mouth of the Mississippi River. It was founded in 1718 by Jean Baptiste le Moyne, Sier de Bienville. Bienville was governor of the French colony of Louisiana and he named New Orleans after Philippe, Duke of Orleans who ruled France for King Louis XV. ...

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