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Bearcats Host Fountain Lake For Senior Night

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Friday night, October 27th, the Mena Bearcats (3-6, 0-6) senior high football team hosted the Fountain Lake Cobras (4-5, 2-4) for Senior Night, under the leadership of head coach Tim Harper. After winning the coin toss and selecting to receive, Senior Bearcat Jake McCauley returned the opening kickoff to the forty-three yard line, where Mena ...

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Acorn & Cossatot Matchup For Basketball Action

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday night, October 30th, Acorn basketball hosted Cossatot River for some good basketball action on the campus of Acorn High School. To tipoff the action, the Jr. High Lady Eagles and Lady Tigers took the court. The Lady Tigers took an early lead and did not let go, as Acorn went on to win by ...

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Results of Local Teams in Acorn Classic

Friday: Acorn Lady Tigers 63 Bergman Lady Panthers 60 Acorn Tigers 77 Bergman Panthers 80 Saturday: Cossatot Lady Eagles 42 Bergman Lady Panthers 32 Cossatot Eagles 50 Bergman Panthers 75 Acorn Lady Tigers 62 Caddo Hills Lady Indians 51 Acorn Tigers 82 Caddo Hills Indians 54

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Walker Re-Appointed to State Council

Regina Walker, retired Mena City Clerk/Treasurer and Life Member of the Arkansas Municipal League, was recently re-appointed to the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resource Council (ANCRC) for a four-year term, by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and confirmed by the Arkansas Senate. Walker will be representing cities and towns on the 11-member council. Walker was originally appointed by Gov. Mike Huckabee and ...

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Roberts Receives State CASA Award

BY MELANIE WADE – Rene’ Roberts, an avid CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer from Mena, was honored last week at the Arkansas State CASA Conference in recognition of 11.5 years of dedicated volunteer advocacy for foster children. Local CASA Director Cynthia Martin said, “Rene’ is our longest serving CASA volunteer and because of her efforts, 13 foster children had ...

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Derrick Scott Jenkins

Derrick Scott Jenkins, age 31 of Wickes, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 30, 2017 surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born on Saturday, October 25, 1986 to James Oliver and Vicki Lynn Ray Jenkins in DeQueen, Arkansas. Derrick graduated from Wickes High School and was a member of the Wickes Church of the Nazarene. ...

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Ross Lee Boyd

Ross Lee Boyd, age 28 of Mena, died, Sunday, October 29, 2017 at his home. He was born on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 1988 to Dean Boyd and Cynthia Ann Bushert Boyd in Fairhope, Alabama. Ross believed that people should enjoy life and to have fun. He had a passion being outdoors riding ATVs and shooting guns; He enjoyed ...

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UA Rich Mountain Honorees Recognized at State Conference

The 29th Annual Conference for Arkansas Community Colleges was held October 15-17, 2017 at the Marriott and Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. At the conference, each of the 22 community colleges in Arkansas recognize and honor an outstanding staff, faculty, alumnus and Academic All-Star student from each of their respective institutions. The ACC Awards Luncheon was held on Monday, ...

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Caitlin Jane to Headline Fresh Start Banquet and Free Concert

Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center will host their 3rd annual fundraising banquet, Life is Beautiful, this Thursday. Tickets will be available at the door and this year’s featured guest will both speak and entertain, and will also hold a free concert on Friday in Mena. Caitlin Jane is a popular singer and has “an amazing testimony of God’s healing and ...

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Rare Plane Makes Pit Stop in Mena

Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport received a visit from a rare airplane on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, when a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, one of only 199 ever made, landed to fuel up and grab a bite to eat. The plane is part of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association), an organization that tries to keep the interest of aviation-related activities fresh in ...

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