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Acorn Elementary Hosts Spelling Bee

Acorn Elementary held their annual Spelling Bee for students in 1st thru 3rd grades last week. Winners will move on to the Polk County Spelling Bee, a competition between students from Cossatot River, Ouachita River, and Mena School Districts. Winners from Acorn Elementary are pictured: 1st Grade winners (front row): 1st Place-Drew Mabry, 2nd Place-Cavan Reynolds, 3rd Place-Avery Singleton. 2nd ...

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Donnie Ray Harvey

Donnie Ray Harvey, age 74, of Grenada, Mississippi, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born July 28, 1943 in West Plains, Missouri to the late Henry Frances Harvey and Clarestine May “Chun” Jones.  Donnie was a truck driver by profession delivering mail and also moved mobile homes. Survivors are sons, Duane Harvey and wife Shelly of ...

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Local Teams Win Umpire Jr. Tournament

BY EASTON LEONARD – This past week, the local Cossatot River and Mena junior high basketball teams competed in the 6th Annual Umpire Junior Tournament. With wins over Mount Ida and Kirby, the Mena Jr. Ladycats advanced to the girls’ championship game, to take on the Cossatot Jr. Lady Eagles, who had wins over Dierks and Murfreesboro. In a close ...

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Trojans Thump Cossatot

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Tuesday, December 12th, the Cossatot River senior high boys basketball team hosted the Kirby Trojans on campus of Cossatot River High School. Previous to the senior boys game, the Cossatot Jr. Eagles fell to Kirby 42-34. In the senior boys game, the Trojans started off on an 18-1 run, and went on to take a ...

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Lady Eagles Edge Out Kirby

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Tuesday, December 12th, the Cossatot River Lady Eagles basketball team hosted the Kirby Lady Trojans for some basketball on Stevenson Court. In a low scoring and defensive first quarter, the two ladies basketball teams scored eight points apiece, to go into the second quarter of play tied up at 8-8. In the second, the Lady ...

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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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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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Dixie Dianne Kenyon

Dixie Dianne Kenyon, age 69, of Mena, died, Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. She was born on Friday, February 13, 1948 to Donald Leo and Alice Iona Misel Roggentine in Marengo, Iowa. Dixie had a servant’s heart in all aspects of her life. She would volunteer her time; working with the Polk County ...

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Allen Jackson Lawrence

Allen Jackson Lawrence, age 85, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 in Mena Arkansas. Mr. Lawrence was born on October 24, 1932 in Waters, Arkansas to the late James Raymond Lawrence and Ethel Lewis Lawrence.  He was happily married to Myrdith Singleton Lawrence, his wife of 62 years.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Arkansas at Monticello.   Mr. ...

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