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Acorn & Cossatot Matchup For Basketball Action

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday night, October 30th, Acorn basketball hosted Cossatot River for some good basketball action on the campus of Acorn High School. To tipoff the action, the Jr. High Lady Eagles and Lady Tigers took the court. The Lady Tigers took an early lead and did not let go, as Acorn went on to win by ...

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Results of Local Teams in Acorn Classic

Friday: Acorn Lady Tigers 63 Bergman Lady Panthers 60 Acorn Tigers 77 Bergman Panthers 80 Saturday: Cossatot Lady Eagles 42 Bergman Lady Panthers 32 Cossatot Eagles 50 Bergman Panthers 75 Acorn Lady Tigers 62 Caddo Hills Lady Indians 51 Acorn Tigers 82 Caddo Hills Indians 54

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Derrick Scott Jenkins

Derrick Scott Jenkins, age 31 of Wickes, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 30, 2017 surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born on Saturday, October 25, 1986 to James Oliver and Vicki Lynn Ray Jenkins in DeQueen, Arkansas. Derrick graduated from Wickes High School and was a member of the Wickes Church of the Nazarene. ...

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Ross Lee Boyd

Ross Lee Boyd, age 28 of Mena, died, Sunday, October 29, 2017 at his home. He was born on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 1988 to Dean Boyd and Cynthia Ann Bushert Boyd in Fairhope, Alabama. Ross believed that people should enjoy life and to have fun. He had a passion being outdoors riding ATVs and shooting guns; He enjoyed ...

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Mena Middle School EAST Visits Local Sites to Interview Veterans

On September 29, 2017, the Mena Middle School EAST class visited the Senior Citizen Center, National Guard Armory and the Rich Mountain Nursing Home.  They interviewed many Veterans including those who served in WWII, Vietnam and Korea. They played games and discussed many history topics at the senior citizen center, visited Veterans and an individual from the Berlin Crisis at the ...

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MHS Choir Students Earn All-Region Honors

SUBMITTED BY TAMMY TAYLOR – Thirty Mena High School students traveled to Lakeside High School in Hot Springs on Saturday, October 14, to audition for a spot in the Arkansas Choral Directors Region 3 All Region Honors Choir.  The Mena students competed with over eight hundred students from other schools in Region 3.  Eleven MHS vocalists earned scores which placed ...

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Remax Real Estate Hot Air Balloon Visits Wickes Elementary

Students of Cossatot River School District’s Wickes campus received a visit last week from Mena ReMax and the ReMax Real Estate Hot Air Balloon. The annual event is alternated between local schools each year. Mena ReMax has been hosting the giant balloon annually for nearly two decades. It is a highlight of both the realtor’s and area students. “Our students ...

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CRHS Jr. Choir Students Earn All-Region Chairs

On Saturday, October 21, thirty-eight Cossatot River Junior High Choir students competed in the Southwest Arkansas All-Region Junior High Choir Auditions at Arkadelphia High School. Over 600 students auditioned from 24 schools. Of the 38 CRHS students, 25 earned a chair along with 2 alternates. The following students earned chairs: (standing l to r) Anthony Farias, 16th chair, Tenor 1; ...

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Tigers Demolish Ouachita To Kickoff Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Acorn Tigers senior high basketball team started off their season with a bang on Tuesday, October 17th, against the Ouachita Warriors. Acorn sported their new white tops and blue shorts uniforms to kickoff the game, as the Warriors wore their away green uniforms. The Tigers won the tipoff and scored the first four points of ...

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Woods Competes in River Valley Jui-Jitsu

On September 23, 2017, Cody Woods of Southern Impact Martial Arts in Mena competed in the River Valley Jui-Jitsu open in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Woods trained to compete in the 150-165 pound no-gi (absent of the traditional martial arts uniform) division, but due to a last minute series of events he ended up competing in a conglomerated 150-185 pound no-gi ...

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