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Drug Activity Sends Two to ADC

BY MELANIE WADE – Two Polk County men have been sentenced to terms in the Arkansas Department of Corrections following convictions that stemmed from drugs and drug activity. Both received hefty sentences, and one was booked into the Polk County Detention Center the day before his trial on additional drug charges. Jason Tomblin of Mena pled guilty on his charges ...

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Cossatot River Schools Launch New K12 Culinary Connection Partnership

BY LEANN DILBECK – Cossatot River School District launched a new partnership with K12 Culinary Connection for this school year and hosted a Grand Re-Opening last week, giving parents and guardians an opportunity to eat with their student and see the improvements the program has brought. According to Cossatot River Superintendent Donnie Davis, the success of the program is in ...

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Fresh Start Baby Bottle Boomerang Raises Over $12K

BY MELANIE WADE – New Executive Director for Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center, Millie Ratzloff, has released their annual Baby Bottle Boomerang Fundraiser totals. After an extensive search to find someone to lead the center that provides aid to dozens of expectant parents, Ratzloff was chosen, and Debra Lambrecht will continue as Administrative Assistant. “Fresh Start is committed to providing ...

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Senator John Boozman Named 2017 “Arkansan of the Year” by the ABA

SUBMITTED – The Arkansas Broadcasters Association recently named Senator John Boozman as its “Arkansan of the Year” for 2017. Senator Boozman accepted the award during the group’s Awards Banquet at its Annual Convention. The award is presented to a person who has made significant contributions to residents of Arkansas. In presenting the award, the ABA noted that Senator Boozman has ...

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Ladycats Sweep Hackett

BY EASTON LEONARD – Monday night, September 11th, Mena Volleyball hosted the Lady Hornets of Hackett in the Union Bank Center. Following a few eight-minute periods of play by the seventh grade volleyball teams, the Mena Junior High Varsity Ladycats took the court to kickoff the nights official games. In the first set of their match against Hackett, the Junior ...

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Bearcats Drop The Trojans In Hot Springs

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Bearcats hit the road for the second game of this season and traveled to Hot Springs to take on the Trojans, September 8. Mena went into the game trying to break the winning streak of the Trojan team, who have defeated the Bearcats the last two years. And, in a game which was close for ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: September 4-10, 2017

September 4, 2017 Traffic stop led to Citations for No Liability Insurance and Fictitious Tags being issued to Cody W. Lane, 22, of Mena. Report from Mena Regional Health System of a possible battery victim.  Deputies responded.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report of a disturbance in Wickes involving a juvenile.  Deputies responded. ...

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Mena Police Department: September 3-9, 2017

September 3, 2017 Dakota Bullard, 18, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct and fleeing after an incident at a local mobile home park. September 4, 2017 Brandy Irene Holt, 36, and Vicky Lynn Cambre, 58, both of Mena, were charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail store. September 5, 2017 A Mena ...

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Emily Huckaby – Embracing Technology to Help Students Soar to Success

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – With more and more advancements in technology, education is continually changing. Changes are made to help better engage students, but new technology can be used for more than student participation. Is it possible to mix new and innovative technology to bolster student education, while also serving the community? Emily Huckabey, EAST Facilitator at Cossatot River High ...

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Celebrity Waiter Dinner to Benefit American Cancer Society

BY MELANIE WADE – Polk County Relay for Life, on behalf of the American Cancer Society, will host their annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner on September 16, 2017 at the Mena Mountain Resort at 6 p.m. “The Celebrity Waiter Dinner is a truly special event because it helps in our fight against cancer,” organizers said in a recent press release. “This ...

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