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Leslie Joann Smith

Leslie Joann Smith, age 54, of Cove, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday morning, November 28, 2017, at home in Cove. Leslie was born on December 24, 1962, in Bristol, PA to James and Joan Reynolds.  Leslie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister. She was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy (1990-1991).  She is survived by her husband, Chris Smith of ...

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Garnett Thomas Eisele

Garnett Thomas Eisele, or “Judge” as most people, including his family, called him, died on November 26, 2017. He was born on November 3, 1923, to Garnett and Mary Martin Eisele of Hot Springs. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Kathryn Freygang, and his brother, Dr. W. Martin Eisele of Hot Springs. Four children survive him: Wendell Alan ...

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Bearcats Win Arkansas-Oklahoma River Valley Championship

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Saturday, November 18th, the Mena Bearcats fourth grade football team took on the Booneville Bearcats in the Arkansas-Oklahoma River Valley Championship Game at Mansfield. Going into Saturday’s game, Booneville was undefeated with a week one win against Paris (34-0), week two win against Waldron (44-0), week three win against Mansfield (36-0), week four win against ...

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Eagles Soar Over Leopards

BY JAY BUNYARD – The much anticipated senior girls contest Friday night, November 17, at Cossatot River High School, was as good as advertised. The Lady Eagles nipped De Queen, as Reagan Richardson knocked down the game winning free throw with no time remaining on the clock. The defensive contest was tight throughout. The two teams were tied at 20 ...

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Lady Tigers Dominate Homecoming

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Friday, November 17th, Acorn basketball hosted Cutter-Morning Star for Homecoming Ceremonies at Acorn High School, during which senior Faith Hill was crowned as Homecoming Queen. Along with games and ceremonies, Acorn honored the late Mrs. Davis by dedicating the ‘old gym’ to her. Along with the old gym dedication, Acorn dedicated the track and field ...

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Koeble Michele Roberts

Koeble Michele Roberts, age 44, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Mena. Koeble was born on October 2, 1973 in San Diego, California to Michael J. Wagner and the late Lorelei J. Sandoval. She was happily married to John Roberts and was a loving homemaker. Koeble never met a stranger, she could start up a conversation ...

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Alfred Douglas Craft

Alfred Douglas Craft, age 75 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Mena. Mr. Craft was born in Stella, Missouri on May 15, 1942 to Ralph Craft and Vera Turner Craft. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Alfred was a log home builder by profession. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Also he ...

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Cossatot & Mena Jr. High Compete on the Court

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Thursday, November 9th, Cossatot Junior High basketball hosted Mena at Cossatot River High School. In the first game of the night, the seventh grade Jr. Ladycats defeated Cossatot 18-10, as Madi Lyle of Mena contributed 7 points. For the second game, the seventh grade Jr. Bearcats were led by Silas McIntyre’s 10 points to a ...

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Bearcats Host Post Season Awards Banquet

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Sunday, November 12th, the Mena Bearcats senior high football team hosted their post season awards banquet at First Baptist Church in Mena. Cody Bollmeyer was awarded the 7th grade Defensive MVP, Noah Defrenchi won the 7th grade Offensive MVP award, and Jayden Felix won the 7th grade Overall MVP award. For the Junior High team ...

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UA Rich Mountain Students Learn About Financial Planning

On November 9th, UA Rich Mountain students enrolled in the Personal Finance class, taught by Lisa Rackley, were provided “real world” experience by guest speaker, Ginger Sterner. Ginger is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones Investments and her office is located in the Northside Shopping Center in Mena. Topics presented included: personal investments, buying stocks and mutual funds, Wall Street, ...

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