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Acorn & Mena Jr. High Basketball Matchup

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday, January 15th, the Acorn and Mena junior high basketball teams matched up at Jim Rackley Gynasium, on campus of Mena Middle School. In the first two games, the Acorn 7th grade girls team defeated Mena 22-18, as the Mena 7th grade Bearcats defeated Acorn 24-15. In the junior high varsity girls game, the Acorn ...

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Bearcats Handle Cossatot

BY EASTON LEONARD – At the Union Bank Center, on Tuesday night, January 16th, the Mena Bearcats senior high basketball team hosted the Cossatot River Eagles. Prior to the senior high game, the Mena Jr. Bearcats defeated Cossatot 49-30. In the first quarter, Mena blew right past the Eagles, outscoring Cossatot 20-2, to take an eighteen point lead into the ...

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Lady Eagles Soar Past Mena

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Tuesday, January 16th, the Mena Ladycats hosted the Cossatot River Lady Eagles at the Union Bank Center. The Lady Eagles started the game off on a 9-0 run, before Mena scored it’s first bucket. Cossatot went on to outscore the Ladycats 19-2, to take a seventeen point lead into the second. The Ladycats scored eight ...

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Mena 7th Grade Basketball Competes In Greenwood

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Saturday, January 20th, the Mena 7th grade Bearcats and Ladycats competed in the Greenwood Jamboree. In the Ladycats’ first game, the A-team fell to hosting Greenwood 22-9, as the B-team also lost 12-2. In their second game, the Ladycats A-team took on Ozark and won 20-6, as Emily Machler and Keira Hall led the team ...

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Mena Art Gallery: A Look Ahead to 2018

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – I have been working with Mena Art Gallery for over a dozen years and have seen it grow and change. Here are some of the things planned for 2018: Two national juried painting competitions will bring the best work from artists all over the U.S. Artists can enter either or both by posting photographs of ...

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HHE Encourages Memorizing Multiplication Tables with “Secret Agents of Math”

“’WE’ at Holly Harshman are so proud of Ryan Jiang,” said HHE staff.   Ryan was the first of Mrs. White’s “Secret Agents of Math” to master his multiplication tables through 12.  As a reward for his hard work, Mrs. White presented him with a $10.00 gift card to Wal-Mart.

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Acorn Preschoolers Honor Officer for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Mrs. Kim and Mrs. Amanda’s preschool class at on the Acorn Campus of Ouachita River School District recently honored ORSD-Acorn campus School Resource Officer, Duane Harvey with a handmade card and a gift in honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Acorn Preschool Director, Kim Larucci stated that their preschool classes “absolutely love Officer Harvey so they wanted to do ...

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Mary Dixon – Retiree, Equestrian, Musician, Faithful Servant Extraordinaire

BY LEANN DILBECK – For many people who are embarking upon retirement, they are looking forward to a slower pace of life, the anticipated golden years of life where days are full of rest and relaxation… but not Mary Dixon, who is looking forward to having the time to devote herself to passions closest to her heart.  She embodies President ...

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Coffee Vault – Cracking Open the Secrets to Coffee and Friendship

BY LEANN DILBECK – Only one year into the coffee shop business and Ms. Arby Ryalls is expanding, opening her second location. Ryalls purchased Friendship House in January 2017 and is starting off 2018 opening her second location, The Coffee Vault, in South Polk County. Arby seized an opportunity to lease the former bank (First National Bank / Bear State ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 15-21, 2018

January 15, 2018 Report from a Vandervoort woman of the theft of a phone, valued at $500.00. Investigation continues. Report of a structure fire on Polk 41 South near Shady Grove. Arrested was Rodney J. Emry, 46, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. January 16, 2018 Report from complainant on Highway 278 near Wickes of the theft ...

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