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Acorn High School Announces Students of the Month

The Acorn High School Faculty has chosen the following students for the October 2017 Students of the Month: 7th Grade: Braven Rodgers, son of Scott & Teresa Rodgers; 8th Grade: Abbi McCarroll, daughter of Clint & Tracy McPherson and Chris McCarroll; 9th Grade: Tyler Smedley, son of Jimmy Smedley; 10th Grade: Makenna Goss, daughter of Greg & Kim Goss; 11th ...

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December Students of the Month Announced by Acorn Elementary

The December Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School were chosen having displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance. Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises provided lunch and games. Pictured are: Front Row: Keaton Shores, Kindergarten, son of Cody and Chelsee Shores; Gabriel Elizalde, Kindergarten, son of Salvador and Stephanie Elizalde; Drew Mabry, 1st grade, ...

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What Christmas Means to Me

Acorn Elementary School: Mrs. Howard’s Class: Gracie Sanchez: I get to spend time with my family, bring nice to kids, and I believe in the Sprit. I get to spend time with my mom and my dad and I get presents. Chistmas is when Jesus was born. Chistmas is a wonderful time of the year! Summer: My Christmas is giving ...

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Classic Car Collection Destroyed by Vandals

BY MELANIE WADE – Mena Police Chief Brandon Martin said his officers are searching for clues in a case where several classic cars were vandalized last week. The cars were located in a shop belonging to Kevin Wolfenbarger who discovered the damaged cars on Friday afternoon, December 15, 2017. Wolfenbarger said he noticed the lock on the door of his ...

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AE Students Craft Trees for Area Foster Children

BY LEANN DILBECK – Students from Mena’s AE Classroom recently collaborated with the school’s wood shop class and made wooden Christmas trees to donate to CASA Director Cynthia Martin for area foster children. Martin thanked the students for their hard work and for brightening the lives of other children. “It’s going to mean a lot to them that you all ...

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DAV Auxiliary Honoring Veterans

Pictured above: Disabled American Veteran (DAV) Auxiliary members placed wreaths on veterans’ graves for Pearl Harbor Day on December 7. Those attending were Debbie Johnson, Carol Burns, Linda Spurgin, Ethel Glenn, State Commander Margaret Scott, Billy and Mary McLain, junior members Aiden McLain and Alexis Minzel. Also assisting were Ava, Hoyt, Hannah, and Katy McLain with Rose McLain. Pictured below: ...

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City Working with Veterans on Flag Holder Issue

BY MELANIE WADE – Following the updating of the decorative sidewalks on North Mena Street in recent months, local members of the American Legion’s Flag Program are finding it a bit more difficult to distribute some of their flags, as there are no longer holes in the sidewalks to place the poles. Currently, veterans are using wooden stands to hold ...

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Mena Police Department: December 11-16, 2017

December 11, 2017 No criminal reports filed. December 12, 2017 Rachel Denise Crow, 37, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct and impairing a vital public facility.  The arrest occurred after officers observed an altercation in front of a local business. Report was taken of a woman threatening a neighbor.  Case is pending. December 13, 2017 A Mena man reported that he ...

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Burn Ban Lifted Following Area Rainfall

BY MELANIE WADE – The burn ban in effect for Polk County has been lifted by Judge Brandon Ellison, as of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Polk County has been part of the state’s 66 of 75 counties that have been placed under burn bans for several weeks following a long drought period that began in September, when ...

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City Hall Replacing Entire Ceiling After More Damage Found

BY MELANIE WADE – The ceilings at Mena City Hall are now in the process of being replaced after a portion of the old plaster came crashing down last month. The areas affected were the Animal Control and Code Enforcement Offices, which were not slated to receive any ceiling repairs during the century old building’s on-going renovation project; however, after ...

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