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Pollk County Sheriff’s Department: September 25 – October 1, 2017

September 25, 2017 Report from complainant on Treasure Lane near Acorn of damages done by a neighbor’s dogs.  Deputy responded.  An agreement was reached to cover damages. Report from complainant on Thalia Drive in Mena of a person taking a vehicle without permission led to the arrest of Nathan M. Abell, 30, of Mena, on a Warrant for Unauthorized Use ...

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Mena Police Department: September 24-30, 2017

September 24, 2017 A local woman reported that someone had taken cash that belonged to her while she was shopping.  The suspect was identified and located.  The case had been sent to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of a warrant. September 25, 2017 A Mena man reported that someone had damaged his vehicle while it was parked on a street.  Case is pending ...

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Polk County Master Gardeners – Beautifying Mena and Polk County

BY LEANN DILBECK – If you’ve ever enjoyed the landscape at Mena’s historic depot, or the beautiful Memorial Rose Garden at the Polk County Court House, you are admiring the talents and volunteer effort of the Polk County Master Gardeners, who are responsible for much of the beautification efforts in and around Mena. The University of Arkansas Master Gardeners has ...

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“Young Frankenstein” is OLT’s Next Free Film Feature

Just in time for your Halloween celebrations, Ouachita Little Theatre selected the comedy/horror classic film by Mel Brooks, Young Frankenstein, to be the October feature at Wednesday Night at the Lyric.  This film made in 1974 is a parody of the classic horror film genre, mainly adapted from Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein.  Her novel was made into a series of ...

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Mena Art Gallery’s 3rd Annual Art of the Heartland Exhibition

BY BARBARA LEWIS – Each year in October, SouthWest Artists, Inc., and the Mena Art Gallery bring what is becoming one of the nation’s finest painting competitions to Mena. Called the Art of the Heartland National Exhibition, it is composed of paintings by some of the top artists on this continent. Some of the masters of art history began with ...

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HHE Launches 2nd Annual Pop Pop Shoppe Fundraiser

SUBMITTED – “WE”, as the students and staff of Holly Harshman Elementary are known, are proud to announce their partnership with the Pop Pop Shop for their 2nd annual popcorn fundraiser. Last year, WE earned enough from their sales to make some changes to the playground.  They were able to replace the old wood walkway with a concrete ramp so ...

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MHS Students Taking Pet Food Donations

The Mena High School Alternative Learning Department is hosting a Cat/Dog Food Drive to assist the Humane Society of the Ouachitas. Students are asking citizens to donate a bag or two of feed for cats or dogs. There is a box in the high school office to drop donations in. Donations will be collected daily by the students. For more ...

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Holly Harshman Elem. Looks to Create Difference Makers

“WE” at Holly Harshman Elementary School are empowering each and every student to be a #differencemaker.  Students are recognized by other students, teachers and staff. School officials said, “WE are witnessing incredible moments every day. Sometimes it may be helping an injured friend. Sometimes it’s grabbing a backpack for a class mate with full hands. No act of kindness is ...

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Ladycats Volley For A Cure

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday, October 2nd, Mena Volleyball hosted the Ashdown Panthers for ‘Volley For A Cure’ night at the Union Bank Center. Prior to Monday night’s games, the Ladycats had been raising money for Breast Cancer awareness along with all cancers in general. The Junior High Varsity Ladycats took the court to start off the night’s volleyball ...

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Bearcats Lose Fourth Quarter Thriller Against Malvern

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Friday night, September 29th, the Mena Bearcats (3-2, 0-2) senior high football team traveled to Malvern to take on the Leopards (2-3, 1-1). The Bearcats opening kickoff was returned ninety-six yards by number two Demias Jimerson of Malvern for an early Leopards touchdown. After a made point-after-attempt, the Leopards led 7-0 with still 11:47 left ...

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