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University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Announces Fall 2017 Honor Recipients

The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain has announced the students named to the Chancellor’s List and Vice Chancellor’s List who were enrolled for the fall 2017 semester. Students named to the Chancellor’s List are full-time, current students who complete 12 semester credit hours or more, excluding developmental coursework, and earn a 4.0 grade point average or higher. The Chancellor’s List for the ...

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Hawkins Family Continues Scholarship Support

SUBMITTED – On December 19th, Edgar and Sue Hawkins presented the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Foundation with a $10,000 donation to continue their support in building additional endowments for the Nick Hawkins Endowment Scholarship Fund. The Nick Hawkins Endowment Scholarship Fund was established with the UA Rich Mountain Foundation in 2015 by Edgar and Sue Hawkins to honor the ...

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Acorn High School 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

The following students were announced as having All A’s at Acorn High School for the second nine weeks of the 2017-2018 school year: 7th Grade: Brookelyn Goss, Jayden Willborg; 8th Grade: Kiersten Larucci, Justice Neufeld, Raeghan Weddle; 9th Grade: Halli Holland, Jaden Miller, Sarah Wallace; 10th Grade: Makenna Goss, Kacey Head, Brady Lyle; 11th Grade: Makayla Anderson; 12th Grade: Josey ...

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Donna Gaddis Hefner

Mrs. Donna Gaddis Hefner, age 80, a resident of Mena, Arkansas, died Saturday, January 13, 2018, in Mena. She was born on May 29, 1937, in Dierks, Arkansas. Mrs. Hefner worked in retail, was a homemaker, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mena. Mrs. Hefner was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Othel “Pap” and ...

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Maddox Honored by Two State Associations

BY MELANIE WADE – State Representative John Maddox has been awarded two prestigious awards by state associations in the last week and is honored and humbled to have been selected. Both the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney’s Association and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce recognized Maddox for his work in each field while serving in the state’s House of Representatives in ...

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Dixon Honored

Mary Dixon, Polk County’s Court Reporter, is retiring after 27 years. Dixon was honored by her coworkers on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Pictured (l to r): Michelle Boehler, District Judge Danny Thrailkill, Circuit Court Judge Jerry Ryan, Dixon, Retired Judge Gale Ford, Judge Jake Looney, Prosecuting Attorney Andy Riner (seated), Attorney Randy Rainwater, City of Mena Attorney Patrick McDaniel, Assistant ...

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New CASA Volunteers Sworn-In

The Honorable Judge Ryan recently swore in Donald and Annette Rogers as two of CASA of the Ouachitas’ newest volunteers for Polk County. “We are very excited to have them on our CASA team,” said Renee Hendrix of CASA. The couple has completed the required 30 hours of training and courtroom observation. CASA of the Ouachitas volunteers advocate for abused and neglected ...

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Attorney General Rutledge Holds First ‘Round Table’ of 2018 in Mena

BY MELANIE WADE – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge held her first ‘Round Table’ meeting of 2018 in Mena last week at Mena Regional Health System. Rutledge’s Round Table program is beginning its fourth year in which Rutledge will visit all 75 counties to hear directly from Arkansans about concerns and issues impacting their county. Since beginning the program, more ...

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Mena Youth Basketball Scores

3rd Grade- Girls: Mena 0 Whitesboro 20 Boys: Mena 18 Whitesboro 16   4th Grade- Girls: Mena 2 Whitesboro 27 Boys: Mena 25 Whitesboro 15   5th Grade- Girls: Mena 20 Whitesboro 0 Boys: Mena 9 Whitesboro 15   6th Grade- Girls: Mena 9 Whitesboro 18 Boys: Mena 24 Whitesboro 10

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Bearcats Win Close One In Prescott

BY EASTON LEONARD – Friday, January 5, 2018, the Mena Bearcats senior high basketball team traveled to Prescott to take on the Curley Wolves. The first quarter set the tone for what turned out to be a tightly knit game, as both teams scored thirteen points apiece, to go into the second quarter tied. Mena and the Curley Wolves continued ...

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