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Western Arkansas Bass Anglers Host Final Season Tournament

Western Arkansas Bass Anglers held its last regular season tournament of 2017 recently on DeQueen Lake. Coming in 4th place in the tournament was Kerry Barnett, with 9.01 lbs.; in 3rd place was Terry Davis, with 9.40 lbs.; Arla Toon took 2nd place with 9.67 lbs.; and Darrin Toon claimed 1st place with 9.83 lbs. Bobby Brooks had the big ...

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Ed Banks Bridge Closed for Construction

Effective July 3rd, the Ed Banks Access Area at the Cossatot River State Park Natural Area in Wickes will be closed to the public for 60 days while the Ed Banks Bridge undergoes construction for repairs.  No vehicle traffic, camping, swimming, hiking, or other activities will be permitted in this area. Also due to the construction of the Ed Banks ...

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Bearcat Football Looks Forward to Upcoming Season

After coming off another successful season that led the Bearcats to the 4A Playoffs in 2016, Tim Harper and the Bearcats are looking towards another playoff run in 2017. The team will be returning several starters from both sides of the ball, including players at key positions offensively and defensively. “We have lost some good players, but we are also ...

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Hudsons Celebrate 50 Years of Marriage

James & Becky Hudson, of Mena, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Connections Café. Music will be provided by one of their special friend, Layne Sutton. Reception with a light luncheon will be hosted by the Prayer Warriors Sunday School Class.

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All-Star Baseball Team Reaches Final Four

The Mena All-Star baseball team, sponsored by Non-Stop Fitness, participated in the 8U Coach Pitch USSSA All-Star State Tournament in Conway, AR June 24th and 25th. Each of the 19 All-Star teams played two games on Saturday to determine Sunday’s bracket rankings. Mena went into Sunday’s tournament ranked 16th and their first game started at 9am. Mena defeated Montgomery County ...

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Jubilee in June 3-on-3 Tournament Results

The Town of Hatfield recently hosted their 16th Annual Jubilee in June Celebration. As in years past, a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament was played at the old Hatfield Gymnasium. There were several age divisions for the tournament, allowing for a wide range of players from around the county. Listed below are the top finishers in each age division: 7-9 Boys & ...

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Ouachita Amateur Radio Association- A Hobby that Talks

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Texting, phone calls, Facetime, emails, and conference calls…each of these are forms of communication that are thought of as necessary, but could more accurately be thought of as a blessing and luxury. In the 21st century, there isn’t a shortage of means of communications, allowing for people all around the world to be more connected than ...

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Chris Masters- A Life of Adventure

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Adventure. It can be defined as participating in exciting and potentially hazardous undertakings. Life is an adventure, there are the moments that are most certainly exciting and some moments that take your breath away because they are so thrilling. For many, they would rather look back on their life and say, “I can’t believe I did ...

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Grannis Woman Wins BIG!

A QUARTER OF A MILLION! Valerie Wise of Grannis in Polk County won $250,000 on a $10 (100X) instant ticket she bought at E-Z Mart 761, Hwy. 71 S., in Wickes, Ark.  

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Jubilee in June Gun Winners

Cameron Johnson of Hatfield won a Ruger American .22 Mag and Neil Gilbert of Mena won a Henry Goldenboy 30/30 rifle during the Town of Hatfield’s 16th Annual Jubilee in June celebration. Photo courtesy of Liberty Gun & Loan.

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