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Shane Haarmeyer

Possible symptoms of breast cancer

   Every woman should know her own body and when it changes. And while aging changes our bodies it is progressive, not instant. Any odd or sudden changes in your body should be reported to a medical professional. Risk factors to breast cancer are there, but in at least 75% of women with diagnosed breast cancer there were no symptoms ...

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The beauty of fall in the Ouachita Mountains

Heather Grabin/News Director I have long admired the beauty of the Ouachita Mountains and the areas that surround Mena. I’ve spent several church camp trips at Cherry Hill Church Camp as a preteen. The mist rising off the mountains as the sun rose is one of the first moments that I was impressed by the sheer majesty of nature. I’m ...

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Field of Faith

Field of Faith was held Wednesday, October 10 at the Mena High School Bearcat Stadium. photos contributed by Andy Philpot.

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Early voting to begin statewide Monday

Early voting for the upcoming November election begins statewide on October 22. Individuals may call their county clerk and inquire about registration status and polling locations may be checked online at www.voterview.org. In most counties, early voting is conducted at the county clerk’s office. In counties with off-site early voting, local newspapers will publish the designated sites. During a preferential ...

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13 Mena Choir students earn all region honors

Thirty-eight Mena High School Choir students auditioned for positions in the Region 3 All Region Honors Choir on Saturday, October 13.  The auditions were held at Lakeside High School in Hot Springs.  Over 1,000 high school students from schools of all sizes vied for membership in the prestigious honors choir. The Mena students had an excellent day with 13 students ...

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Bearcat Band honored with a decade of Superior Ratings

The Mena Bearcat Marching Band has fulfilled a decade of Superior ratings in competition. Tuesday night the band received the First Division Superior rating for the tenth consecutive year in a row while competing at the ASBOA Region VIII Marching Assessment in Fort Smith.

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Daylight Trick-or-Treat announced

The annual Mena 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 ...

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Mena Water Utilities to begin bi-annual water main flushing.

Mena Water Utilities will again be conducting their bi-annual water main flushing program during the week of October 8- October 12, 2018. Mena Water has scheduled the lines on the south side of Highway 71 including the Nunley and Board Camp areas for flushing on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday and Thursday the lines on the north side of Highway ...

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Mr. Roger Nunn, Sr.

Mr. Roger Nunn, Sr. Mr. Roger Louis Nunn, Sr., age 62, a resident of De Queen, died Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at his home. He was born to Fredrick Rollie and Betty Marie Reeves Nunn on August 19, 1956, in Lebanon, Oregon. He was employed by Tyson Foods and enjoyed fishing, CB radios and model cars. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Britta ...

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Amy Louise Pearce Keeling

Amy Louise Pearce Keeling, age 41, of Benton, Arkansas went to be with her Lord October 2, 2018.  Amy was born April 5, 1977 in Mena, Arkansas to Glenn Pearce and Madean Miller Pearce. She was united in marriage to John Keeling for 13 years.  She was a RN by profession.  Amy loved watching Dallas Cowboy’s football and enjoyed NASCAR and was an ...

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