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Hamlet Opens This Weekend at OLT

BY MELANIE WADE One of the most beloved of all of William Shakespeare’s plays, Hamlet, will open on the stage of the Ouachita Little Theatre on October 20, providing a special treat for theatre patrons. Directors Brad Storey and Assistant Director Becky Norris selected a cast of experienced actors to tackle the daunting task of bringing a Shakespearean piece to ...

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Bearcats Suffer Loss In Homecoming Matchup

BY EASTON LEONARD – Friday, October13th, the Mena Bearcats (3-4, 0-4) hosted the Arkadelphia Badgers (6-1, 3-1) for homecoming night at Bearcat Stadium on Randal Whorton Field. Prior to Friday night’s kickoff, in the homecoming ceremony, Mackenzie Martin was named the Maid of Honor, as Madison Maddox was crowned the 2017 Homecoming Queen. To begin the football action, Christian Lua’s ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: October 9-15, 2017

October 9, 2017 Report of a structure fire on Highway 71 South near Cove.  Deputies responded. Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Juston M. Wikel, 32, of Cove, on Charges of Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, No License Plate, and No Liability Insurance. October 10, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 51 near Mena of ...

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Mena Police Department: October 8-14, 2017

October 8, 2017 A local woman reported that someone had broken the windshield on her vehicle and had sprayed soda pop all over the inside. Case is pending. October 9, 2017 David Sinyard, 42, of Mena was charged with criminal trespass after a call to a local retail store. David Sinyard, 42, of Mena was arrested and charged with criminal trespass ...

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Betty Varner

Mrs. Betty Varner, age 78, of Hatfield, Arkansas, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. She was born on July 26, 1939 in Haworth, Oklahoma to the late James Everett Fairless and the late Ruthie Low Gibson.  She was married to Bob Varner on November 17, 1958 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Betty was a homemaker and was active in the Hatfield Church of ...

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Betty Lou Brown

Betty Lou Brown, age 81, of Mena, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 at her home. She was born April 17, 1936 in Mena, to the late Clarence James McMellon and the late Mary Jewell Garrison McMellon.  Betty worked for 24 years at Waffle House where she enjoyed spending time with her loyal friends. Betty enjoyed hobbies that include raising flowers ...

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Mena Regional Auxiliary Awarded Scholarships

The Mena Regional Auxiliary recently awarded the final four of the five $1,000 scholarships to they distributed.  The Auxiliary awards scholarships in the spring and fall of each year to students pursuing a degree in the health care field.  The group will host the Annual Auxiliary Christmas Breakfast on Thursday, December 7, at the hospital cafeteria.  This signature event raises ...

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Rose Landsfeld

Rose Landsfeld, age 94, of Mena, Arkansas died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mena. She was born on Saturday, April 21, 1923 to Henry and Mary Landsfeld in Stamford, Connecticut. Rose loved her family, chocolate, and cats, and enjoyed going on walks. She really enjoyed doing word search puzzles in her spare ...

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School Lunch Menus: October 16-27, 2017

Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: Variety Cereal, omelet, cheese, toast, parfait, oranges, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Pasta Primavera w/ chicken, meatball sub, breadstick, corn, pears, salad bar, juice, milk. High School: Chicken pasta primavera, meatball sub, breadstick, baked potato bar, wheat crackers, corn, pears, salad bar, juice, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Variety cereal, super donut parfait, sausage link, raisins, bananas, juice, ...

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Ouachita River School District Breaks Ground on New Cafetorium

BY LEANN DILBECK – Ouachita River School District accepted a $1.905 million “turn key” bid for the construction of their new 10,000 plus s.f. cafetorium during their Tuesday night board meeting. The general contractor will be Petree Construction based out of Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Following the meeting board members held a grand breaking prior to the district’s annual Blue Gold ...

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