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October, 2018

  • 19 October

    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, ...

  • 18 October

    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 ...

  • 18 October

    ‘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 ...

  • 18 October

    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 ...

  • 18 October

    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 ...

  • 18 October

    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 ...

  • 18 October

    Field of Faith

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

  • 18 October

    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 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 ...

  • 18 October

    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 ...

  • 18 October

    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.