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HHE Student Challenges Classmates to Provide Hurricane Relief

This year at Holly Harshman Elementary, “WE” have challenged each and every student to “Show Your True Colors” by striving to be the best person that they can be.  HHE 5th graders have taken that challenge to the next level by coming up with the idea of being a #differencemaker. Each student has the opportunity to recognize their classmates for ...

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Johnie R. Bean

Johnie R. Bean, age 79, of Bismarck, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017. He was born on May 28, 1938 in Amity, the son of Johnie Bean and Roxie Lily Garner Bean.  He was preceded in death by his son, Terry Bean; his parents; and two brothers, Alton Bean and Grady Bean. He was a true outdoorsman and retired as ...

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Kenneth W. Schreiber

Kenneth W. Schreiber, age 89, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away October 6, 2017 while in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Schreiber was born on November 3, 1927 in Griffith, Indiana to William Schreiber and Afra Schuster Schreiber. He was married to Theresa Schreiber. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Mr. Schreiber was a pilot by profession. He is survived ...

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MHS JAG Student and Program Earn Top Awards

On October 4, 2017 Jobs for America’s Graduates  (JAG) State Leadership Conference Competition was held in Little Rock, Arkansas at UALR. Mena High School JAG Senior program had two students compete in the Public Speaking and Math Skills events. The top three places in each event will qualify for the national competition in Washington D.C. at the National Student Leadership ...

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Family Loses Home Following Fire

BY MELANIE WADE – A family has suffered the complete loss of their home following a fire on Tuesday, with the cause still undetermined. Polk County dispatch received a call around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning that a house was on fire at 6165 Highway 71 South, between Cove and Vandervoort. Cove Volunteer Fire Department responded with five firefighters and soon ...

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‘Knights’ Launch Tootsie Roll Campaign

The Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual Tootsie Roll drive that raises funding for Intellectual Disabilities. The drive is currently underway so expect Knights of Columbus members to visit businesses in the coming days wearing yellow aprons and handing out Tootsie Rolls as they collect donations for the cause. Of the money raised, 85% goes to Polk County Developmental ...

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UA Rich Mountain Achieves 7% Enrollment Growth

The UA Rich Mountain campus is busy with activity this fall with more students choosing them as their next step to achieving their higher education and training goals. On the 11th class day for the fall 2017 semester, the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain reported on an unduplicated headcount of 938 students, a 7% increase over the fall 2016 headcount.  Chancellor ...

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Support Foundation Hosts Annual Cook-Out

The Mena Regional Support Foundation hosted their annual Employee Appreciation Cookout recently in the Mena Regional Health System parking lot. Although the cookout began as a way for the Foundation to honor employees, in the years since its inception, they have opened the event to the public and it now serves as a fundraiser for the many charitable causes the ...

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MRHS Auxiliary Attend AHA’s 87th Banquet

SUBMITTED – Members of the Mena Regional Auxiliary recently attended the Arkansas Hospital Association’s 87th Annual Meeting, held at the Little Rock Marriot Statehouse Convention in Little Rock, AR.   Darren Caldwell, Chairman of the Arkansas Hospital Association, deemed volunteers as “Heroes of Modern Healthcare” during his speech to the attendees. “It has been said that time is the most precious ...

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Caitlin Jane to Headline Fresh Start Banquet

BY MELANIE WADE – Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center will host their 3rd annual fundraising banquet, Life is Beautiful, this November and are excited to announce this year’s featured guest who will both speak and entertain. Caitlin Jane is a popular singer and has “an amazing testimony of God’s healing and grace in their lives,” said Fresh Start Board Member ...

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