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April, 2018

  • 19 April

    Georgia M. Hood Gunn

    Georgia M. Hood Gunn age 86, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 in Cove. Georgia was born in Cove, Arkansas on February 7, 1932 to the late George Morris Hood and Ola Mae Owen Hood. She was married to the late James Gunn and was a loving and thoughtful homemaker. Georgia enjoyed listening to the local radio ...

March, 2018

  • 16 March

    Governor Hutchinson Appears at UA Rich Mountain

    On Wednesday March 14th, Governor Asa Hutchinson appeared at UA Rich Mountain for the rededication of the Bill Abernathy Building, and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Mena Workforce Center. Governor Hutchinson was the keynote speaker for the event. More details will follow.

  • 1 March

    Brandon Martin announces Candidacy for Mayor of Mena

    Brandon Martin is announcing his candidacy for Mayor of Mena in the November general election.  Martin is currently in his 20th year of law enforcement and his 4th year as Chief of Police.  He brings to the position management skills in both business and municipal settings. I feel my 20 years of experience working in municipal government and as the department head of the ...

February, 2018

  • 21 February

    Lady Tigers & Tigers Finish District Runner-Up; Next Stop Dierks

    This past week, the Acorn senior girls and senior boys basketball teams competed in the 1A 7 West District Basketball Tournament, hosted at Mount Ida High School. Following a first round bye and a semi-finals win over Dierks (68-24), the Lady Tigers moved onto the girls championship game against Kirby, who had wins over Umpire and Mount Ida. In a ...

  • 7 February

    Mena Jr. Boys Battle Past Jr. Badgers

    BY EASTON LEONARD  – Thursday night, February 1st, the Mena Jr. Bearcats basketball team hosted the Arkadelphia Jr. Badgers at Jim Rackley Gymnasium. Before the Junior Varisty game, the Junior High JV Bearcats fell short to Arkadelphia 23-11 In what played out to be a close game most of the night, Mena narrowly outscored the Jr. Badgers 12-9 in the ...

January, 2018

  • 23 January

    Earldene Young Black

    Earldene Young Black, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born on November 19, 1926 in San Benito, Texas to the late Clyde M. Young and the late Pearl Garner Young. Earldene was married to Keith Smith Black and he preceded her in death. Earldene lived in Mena the last several ...

  • 17 January

    VES Announces Perfect Attendance

    The following students had perfect attendance at Vandervoort Elementary School for the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year: First Grade: Jace Shouse, Joslyn Watkins; Fifth Grade: Landon Case, Elijah Smith; Sixth Grade: Austin Bailey, Hunter Neal, Braylen Ralls, Desiree Ward. These students were announced as having perfect attendance for the second nine week period of the 2017-2018 school year: ...

  • 10 January

    Acorn Elementary Announces Perfect Attendance

    The following students had perfect attendance for the 1st Semester at the Acorn Campus of the Ouachita River School District:  Bailey Andrews, Emma Arnold, Mason Cearley, Christian Christiana, Karma Christiana, Reily Crabtree, Dawson Davis, Duncan Dill, Randy Dill Ricky Holliday, Jackson Lott, Drew Mabry, Gracie Mabry, Natalie Mabry, Caleigh Moore, Levi Neufeld, Kylee Parnell, Ace Sarabia, Gage Sarabia, Hailee Shores, ...

August, 2017

  • 17 August

    Cross Country Nears Season

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – As school begins, along with volleyball and football, cross country will get started at schools around the county. Mena Cross Country Coach Randy Peters is looking forward to the upcoming season, “We have lost some runners, but we have a lot coming back this next year. We will have more athletes out running than we have ...

April, 2017

  • 26 April

    Body Found in Cove

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The Polk County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that a body was discovered in Cove Tuesday, April 25.  According to the statement released by the Department, they received a call at approximately 1:20 p.m. of a “suspicious object” in a creek southeast of Cove, Ark. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered the body of an unidentified white female.  The ...