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Local Athletes and Coach Earned Their Way to National Special Olympics

Special Olympics Arkansas has announced the team that will represent the state as Team Arkansas at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, and among this team will be three student athletes and one coach from Mena. Among Team Arkansas will be Mena High School students Maddie Fletcher and Jesse Ezell, and PCDC member Krista Carstens. MHS Independent Living Teacher Elizabeth ...

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CRHS Special Olympics Team

Cossatot River High School Special Olympics Team participated in the 2017 Area 14 Special Olympics Basketball Skills at Magazine High School on Friday, February 10. Athletes from left to right are Megan Davis, David Miranda , Kolby Frachiseur, Xavier Araiza, Don Johnson, Alishia Thompson, and Landon Counts.

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PCDC Attends Arkansas Special Olympics

PCDC recently attended the Arkansas Special Olympics Winter Games held in Springdale. PCDC took clients that competed in the Floor Hockey event, winning the Silver medal overall. This was the first time they had a team and competed in Floor Hockey.

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Polar Plunge a Success for Special Olympics

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Hillbilly Healers were the top earners for this year’s Polar Plunge that took place on Saturday, February 27. The ten-member team raised more than $1,000 that was donated to the Polar Plunge, which benefits Area 14 Arkansas Special Olympics. Organizer Elizabeth Thompkins said around $3,000 was raised in all by the several teams and individuals ...

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Arvest Bank Donates to Special Olympics

Arvest Bank of Mena presented a $1,456.95 contribution to Special Olympics Arkansas on Monday, February 1st. Arvest associates spent most of 2015 raising funds for Special Olympics Arkansas in the branch through fundraising and associate giving.  Arvest believes in giving back to the community and the local branch in Mena chose Special Olympics Arkansas as their charity of choice for ...

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Lyle Holman Makes Special Olympics History

BY MELANIE BUCK – Lyle Holman, a student at Polk County Developmental Center’s Adult Education and Wellness Center, has been chosen and will go down in history as the first-ever Special Olympics Arkansas athlete to emcee the annual statewide event. The event will be held in Searcy, Ark., on May 21-23. Lyle, just 25 years old, from Wickes, explained his ...

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Special Olympics: A Tremendous Success

BY LEANN DILBECK – Mena hosted the 2014 Area 14 Special Olympics – Track & Field event on Friday, April 4, at Bearcat Stadium.  The event attracted just over 180 Olympians who enjoyed competing in track, softball throw, long jump and bocce ball competitions. Elizabeth Thompkins served as this year’s Area 14 State Director. Linda Rowe, who served as the ...

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Volunteers Expecting Twice the Number of Athletes for Area 14 Special Olympics

Track & Field Event to be Held in Mena BY LEANN DILBECK – Mena is set to once again, not only host the Track & Field event for Special Olympics in April, but also to welcome twice the number of athletes from last year and according to Area 14 Special Olympics Director Elizabeth Thompkins, that’s a testament to the fabulous ...

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