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Irons Fork Squirrel Hunters’ Events

The Irons Fork Squirrel Hunters are going to be having two hunts on Saturday, March 4th, at the Ink Community Building next door to the Ink Rural Volunteer Fire Department. Draw out deadline for the morning hunt will be at 7 a.m. Draw out for the afternoon hunt will be at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Josh Davis at ...

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Acorn Archery Heading to State After Big Wins at Regionals

SUBMITTED – On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the Acorn Archery teams participated at Regional competition in Delight, Arkansas.  Teams from around the region including Mena, Cossatot, and DeQueen competed for one of the top three seats to receive an invitation to Archery State competition. Acorn Archery Senior High team placed third in the region with a total score of 3073.  ...

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Father and Son Compete in Martial Arts Tournament

SUBMITTED – On January 28th, Cody Woods of Southern Impact Martial Arts travelled to compete in the East Texas Open Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament in Tyler, Texas. Woods represented both Southern Impact and Mena very well by winning a gold medal in the no-gi, 156-167 pound weight class of the blue belt division. His experience and aptitude in catch wrestling proved ...

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CRHS Special Olympics Team

Cossatot River High School Special Olympics Team participated in the 2017 Area 14 Special Olympics Basketball Skills at Magazine High School on Friday, February 10. Athletes from left to right are Megan Davis, David Miranda , Kolby Frachiseur, Xavier Araiza, Don Johnson, Alishia Thompson, and Landon Counts.

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Vandervoort Elementary & Middle School Archery Teams Earn 3rd Place

SUBMITTED – The Vandervoort Elementary and Middle School Archery teams recently competed in their Regional Tournament, earning 3rd place. Their placing garnered them a bid in state competition, which will be held March 3rd in Hot Springs.  

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Western Ark. Bass Anglers Hold First Tournament of Season

SUBMITTED – Western Arkansas Bass Anglers had its first tournament of 2017 on DeQueen Lake last Saturday. Ray Pollard came in 4th with 11.11 lbs. Bobby Brooks grabbed 3rd place with 12.17 lbs. Kerry Barnett took 2nd place with 14.91 lbs. And, Brent Toon took 1st place with 16.40 lbs. Bobby Brooks had the big bass of the tournament with ...

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Mena Basscats to Hold Meeting

SUBMITTED – Mena Basscats Fishing Club informational and organizational meeting will be held Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. in the Mena Middle School Library. Children ages 11 to senior in high school are welcome and must have a love for bass fishing. Organizers are looking for parents and community members to support and be involved in the set up and ...

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Acorn Tigers Defeated by Trojans in District Play – Advance to Regionals

BY EASTON LEONARD – Acorn High School was the site for this year’s 1-A 7-West Sr. High District Basketball Tournament for the second year in a row.  In the first game of the evening, the Dierks Outlaws defeated the Mt. Ida Lions. Following, the Kirby Lady Trojans defeated the Umpire Lady Wildcats by a score of 67-26. For the last ...

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Cossatot Teams Head to Regionals

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – The Cossatot Lady Eagles have punched their ticket to the 3A Girls Regional Tournament in Prescott after taking 2nd place in the District Tournament in Genoa Central. The Lady Eagles dominated the court this year, soaring to their third consecutive regular season Conference Championship, and earning themselves the top seed for District. After defeating the girls ...

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Lady Tigers Top Seed in Regional Tournament

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Acorn Lady Tigers love playing on their home court, an electric environment with loyal fans cheering them to victory, and never was that more apparent than Friday (February 17th) when Coach Mike Jackson’s Lady Tigers hosted a very tough rival, the Kirby Lady Trojans, for the 1A-7West Senior Girls District Basketball Championship. Elated with the ...

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