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MHS Bearcat Chorus, Spotlight Singers Earn Superior Ratings

BY TAMMY TAYLOR – The Mena High School Bearcat Chorus and Spotlight Singers participated in Region 3 Choral Performance Assessment on Thursday, February 22.  The event was held at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. The assessment requires singing three prepared pieces of music, one of which must be a cappella, in front of three judges.  After performance of the prepared ...

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Mena Police Department: February 11-15, 2018

February 11, 2018 Martin Calwell, age 18, of Mena, was arrested for Obstructing Governmental Operations, Possession of Schedule VI-less than 4oz, and Possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop for an inoperative brake light. Anthony Domingez, age 21, of Mena, was arrested for DWI 1st offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Driver’s License, and Inoperative Brake Light. Anastasia Jennings, ...

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HSO Announces New Board; Hosts Ceremony to Celebrate New Cat Habitat

The 2018 Board Members of the Humane Society of the Ouachitas were elected at the January 18 meeting held at the Limetree Restaurant in Mena.  Five of the eight elected ran unopposed serving in officer positions and have one to twelve years of service on the board offering experience and wisdom with their leadership. Three of the eight elected, Jane ...

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Wickes Elementary December Star Students

Wickes Elementary has announced their Star Students for the month of December 2017. Pictured are: Front Row (L-R) Jenna Trinidad, Jacqueline Teodoro, Allison Perez, Jesus Ruiz, and Jonny Aguilar; Middle Row (L-R) Citlally Ruiz, Leslie Esquivel, Kaydince Gray, and Fernando Cortes; Back Row (L-R) Jackson Dering, Emanuel Trinidad, Maria Perez, Nicole Martinez, Korey Wheeler, and Hayden Watson. Not Pictured: Jaynee ...

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Local Special Needs Support Group Finds Commonality in Others

BY MELANIE BUCK – A local area special needs group is available to parents across the county and member, Amanda Posey, said the group welcomes any family who wishes to join, regardless of their child’s age. B.A.S.E. – Building, Accepting, Supporting, and Educating – is a group that formed in April 2015 and officially became a non-profit organization in July ...

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Mena Police Department: November 13-26, 2016

November 13, 2016 Report was taken of juvenile males on the roof a local business.  They were turned over to their parents or guardians. November 14, 2016 Myra England, 52, of Talihina, OK turned herself into authorities on an outstanding warrant. November 15, 2016 No criminal reports filed. November 16, 2016 Report was taken of a missing 14-year-old girl.  She was located ...

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Young Inducted into Arkansas Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame

BY LEANN DILBECK – U.S. Navy (Ret.) Captain Bob Young was inducted into the Arkansas Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame on November 5 during their sixth annual banquet.  He, along with 14 other veterans, were honored for their acts of bravery and commitment to protecting their fellow U.S. soldiers and citizens. Young was awarded the Defense Superior Service medal, three ...

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Mayor Signs Proclamation Observing Fire Prevention Week

The City of Mena Fire Department urges all area residents to know how old their smoke alarms are, and to replace them every 10 years October 3, 2016 – Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But ...

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Neal Dyer – Sharing God’s Love Through Loving & Serving Others

BY RICK WRIGHT – Neal Dyer sold his handmade knives and prayed for people at his tables set up on Highway 71 south, at the storage buildings, for over 10 years. “That is probably the only thing I’m good at, is praying.” said Dyer. One of the first things the disciples asked Jesus was, ‘Lord teach us to pray.’ “That’s ...

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Acorn Begins Moving Playground Equipment

Acorn School is implementing plans to move their playground across the campus. The playground will sit on land donated by Coach Keith Wilsey. The reason behind moving the play area is to begin the application process of a new multi-million cafeteria. The construction of the cafeteria will be dependent upon approval by the U.S. Department of Education and could take ...

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