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Alfred Douglas Craft

Alfred Douglas Craft, age 75 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Mena. Mr. Craft was born in Stella, Missouri on May 15, 1942 to Ralph Craft and Vera Turner Craft. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Alfred was a log home builder by profession. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Also he ...

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Harvey Takes Top Drum Major Honors

BY APRIL ROSE – On October 2nd, the Mena High School Marching Band received division one ratings at the Showcase of Bands in Little Rock, AR. Senior Drum Major Brynn Harvey was awarded the top drum major award for the class 4A division. Brynn Harvey is the son of Brian and Mandy Harvey and Jason and LaCreta Farthing. He has ...

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Local Teen Looks Towards Long Recovery Following Head-On Collision

BY MELANIE WADE – A local teen is currently recovering from a serious accident. A Mena High School Senior, Gillian Moore, was traveling west on Highway 8 West when she collided head-on with another vehicle, driven by Seth Singleton of Mena, who is allegedly facing multiple charges including DWI, Careless Driving, and No Driver’s License. Gillian’s mother, Kim Moore, said ...

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Churches Distribute Soles to Local Elementary Students

BY MELANIE WADE – On Wednesday, November 8th, a magical moment happened at Louise Durham Elementary, thanks to a generous company and the hearts of a few local churches. Children in grades Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades filed into their school gym with only one clue… they were going to have a party. As excited students filled the open space, ...

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“Still on the Hill” and “Elf” News

Friends and patrons of Ouachita Little Theatre and Polk County residents are being treated to a free concert on Sunday, November 19 at 2:30 PM.  This grant supported event through the Buffalo River National Park Service provides entertainment that also educates about our rural Arkansas cultural history. If you love nature, music, storytelling, and learning about people and places of ...

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Mena Arts District is Alive and Well, and Growing

BY RICK CHRISMAN – SouthWest Artists has existed for over 70 years in one form or another, originally meeting in individuals’ homes. As it grew, it found meeting and exhibit space wherever available. In 1982, it was incorporated as a non-profit, 501(C)3 corporation. The focus of our founders was to create a community of like-minded artists to discuss their work ...

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Cossatot & Mena Jr. High Compete on the Court

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Thursday, November 9th, Cossatot Junior High basketball hosted Mena at Cossatot River High School. In the first game of the night, the seventh grade Jr. Ladycats defeated Cossatot 18-10, as Madi Lyle of Mena contributed 7 points. For the second game, the seventh grade Jr. Bearcats were led by Silas McIntyre’s 10 points to a ...

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Bearcats Host Post Season Awards Banquet

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Sunday, November 12th, the Mena Bearcats senior high football team hosted their post season awards banquet at First Baptist Church in Mena. Cody Bollmeyer was awarded the 7th grade Defensive MVP, Noah Defrenchi won the 7th grade Offensive MVP award, and Jayden Felix won the 7th grade Overall MVP award. For the Junior High team ...

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UA Rich Mountain Students Learn About Financial Planning

On November 9th, UA Rich Mountain students enrolled in the Personal Finance class, taught by Lisa Rackley, were provided “real world” experience by guest speaker, Ginger Sterner. Ginger is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones Investments and her office is located in the Northside Shopping Center in Mena. Topics presented included: personal investments, buying stocks and mutual funds, Wall Street, ...

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Mena Middle Competes in Ashdown Quiz Bowl

The Mena Middle School GT class competed in the Ashdown Invitational Quiz Bowl on Wednesday, November 8th.  The students were undefeated throughout the competition and wrapped up the day with a 1st place finish for the event. The 6th Grade Team is pictured: (Back, L to R) Maddox Medlin, Amy Gragg, Jocelyn Biard, Heidi Wells, Hailey Emerson, Hudson Vacca, Sophia ...

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