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Stanley Robert Lawrence, II

Stanley Robert Lawrence, II, age 79 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday December 6, 2017 in Mena. Stanley was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 14, 1938 to the late Stanley Lawrence, Sr. and the late Maude Besaw Lawrence. He was married to Constance Francis Baker Lawrence. Stanley truly enjoyed playing bluegrass and country music with friends at the Daisy ...

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Just 4 Fun Players Auditioning for Harvey

SUBMITTED BY JUDY THOMPSON – Just 4 Fun Players will be presenting the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, Harvey, at Mena Mountain Resort on February 14, February 24 and March 3.  Harvey is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey—a pooka, who is a 6-foot-tall invisible rabbit.  Beginning as a Broadway play in the 40’s, ...

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Mena High School Choir to Host Christmas Concert This Week

The Mena High School Choral Music Department will present their annual Christmas concert on Thursday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school performing arts center.  The program will feature the musical talents of the Sixth Grade Choir, Middle School Choir, Spotlight Singers, and the Bearcat Chorus.  All choirs are under the direction of Ferroll “Tammy” Taylor.

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Cossatot River High Music Dept to Present Christmas Concert

The Cossatot River High School Music Dept will present their Christmas concert  on Monday, December 11, 2017 in the Holbert Auditorium in Wickes.  The band concert will begin at 6:00 featuring the 7th/8th grade Beginning Band and then the Senior band.  The band is under the direction of Emily Huckaby. The choir concert will follow at 7:30 under the direction ...

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Acorn Choir to Host Christmas Concert

Acorn Music Director Valerie Couch has announced two upcoming performance of the growing choir and music programs. The Acorn Choir concert will be held December 11th beginning at 7 p.m. in the Mary Fryar-Davis Gymnasium. Performing first will be the 5th and 6th grades followed by the high school choir, who will be performing their musical, Christmas Time is Here. ...

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Ladycats Fall To Waldron

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Tuesday, November 28th, the Mena Ladycats senior high basketball team hosted the Waldron Lady Bulldogs at the Union Bank Center. In a low scoring first quarter, with only twelve total points scored, Waldron outscored the Ladycats 10-2. Both Mena and the Lady Bulldogs scored four points each in the second quarter, allowing Waldron to take ...

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Lady Eagles Soar In Booneville Tournament

BY EASTON LEONARD The Cossatot senior high basketball teams recently competed in the annual Booneville Bearcats basketball tournament. On Monday, November 27, the Eagles took on the hosting Booneville Bearcats, and fell short 52-34. Taking on Western Yell County in their next and final game of the tournament, the Cossatot senior boys won 51-30. The Cossatot Lady Eagles didn’t play ...

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Bearcats Take Down Rival Bulldogs

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last week, on Tuesday, November 28th, the Mena senior high Bearcats basketball team hosted their rival Waldron Bulldogs at the Union Bank Center. In a close first quarter for the majority, the Bearcats were able to pull away, and take a 17-13 lead into the second quarter. Both stayed close together in the second quarter as ...

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Lady Tigers Win Hartford Tournament

BY EASTON LEONARD – Throughout last week, the Acorn senior high basketball teams competed in the 6th Annual Gary Ford Invitational Basketball Tournament at Hartford High School. Tipping off the tournament, on Monday, November 27th, both the Tigers and Lady Tigers took on Heavener. The Lady Tigers won 73-57, and the senior boys defeated the Wolves 82-73. In their second ...

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Steven Free – A Lifeline for Recovery

BY LEANN DILBECK – Substance abuse is highly misunderstood and, many times, unfortunately carries a stigma with it… when it is, however, a complex disease. Drugs and other illicit substances change the brain in ways that make quitting hard, even for those who want to. It does take a strong will and discipline but a rock solid strong support system ...

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