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Smith Named UA Rich Mountain SSS TRiO Hall of Fame Student For 2018

SUBMITTED – Michael A. Smith was named the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Student Support Services’ TRiO Hall of Fame student for 2018. Mike is a non-traditional student who has received two Associate’s degrees from the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain, but continues to take classes in order to transfer to the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. Mike’s course load ...

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“Godspell” Auditions, 4 Weddings, and OLT Movie Party

SUBMITTED – February is a busy month at Ouachita Little Theatre.  Auditions have been announced for the spring musical production of “Godspell”, which will be held Tuesday and Thursday, February 13 and 15, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the theatre. This groundbreaking production originally debuted in 1971 and is based on a series of parables from the gospels of ...

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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 ...

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Jr. Ladycats Take Down Arkadelphia

BY EASTON LEONARD – Thursday night, February 1st, the Mena Jr. Ladycats took on the Arkadelphia Jr. Lady Badgers at Jim Rackley Gymnasium. Prior to the Junior Varsity game, the Junior JV Ladycats defeated Arkadelphia 14-2. In a booming first quarter, the Jr. Ladycats ran all over Arkadelphia, outscoring the Jr. Lady Badgers 23-2. Only ten total points were scored ...

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Jr. Lady Tigers Blow Past Dierks

BY EASTON LEONARD – Monday night, January 29th, the Acorn Jr. Lady Tigers hosted the Dierks Jr. Lady Outlaws. Acorn opened the game up with a bang, holding the Jr. Lady Outlaws to only four points in the first quarter, while scoring twelve points of their own. In the second quarter, the Jr. Lady Tigers defense didn’t let up one ...

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Cossatot Earns Upset Win Over Panthers

BY SHANE HAARMEYER – For Homecoming last Friday, February 2nd, the Cossatot River Eagles basketball team hosted the Ashdown Panthers (14-5, 10-1) on campus of Cossatot River High School, and ended up breaking the Panthers’ nine game winning streak with a 44-41 victory. Ashdown opened up a 6-point lead early in the game and looked like they were going to ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 29 – February 4, 2018

January 29, 2018 Report from complainant on Polk 22 near Cove of being harassed by an acquaintance. Deputy advised suspect to not return to complainant’s property. Report from complainant on Edgewood Lane near Mena of damage to a residence by an unauthorized person on the property. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from ...

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Mena Police Department: January 28 – February 3, 2018

January 28, 2018 A Mena woman reported that someone had used her debit card without her permission. Case is pending. Jennifer Hardigree, 55, of Mena was arrested and charged with DWI, second offense after officers responded to a call of a car in a ditch on a local street. Danen Dewayne Davis, 25, of Mount Pleasant, Texas, was arrested on an ...

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New Dean On Campus Of OBU

BY EASTON LEONARD – A new Dean is headed to the campus of Ouachita Baptist University. Justin Dean of Mena High School signed his letter of intent to further his football playing career at OBU, Wednesday morning, February 7th. Dean says he remembers playing football for the first time when he was seven or eight years old, when, “I would ...

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Bearcats Win Big Over Prescott

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Friday night, the Mena Bearcats (15-9, 8-3) senior high basketball team hosted the Prescott Curley Wolves (7-16, 6-8) at the Union Bank Center. In a close knit first quarter, the Curley Wolves came back to take a three point, 17-14, lead over Mena going into the second quarter. Both teams continued to stay close in ...

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