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Mena High School Celebrates ‘Ty Day’

BY MELANIE BUCK – On Wednesday, September 17, Mena High School students honored Ty Thacker with ‘Ty Day.’ Ty is the 7-year old son of Ron and Tonya Thacker. He was diagnosed on July 13 of this year with Leukemia and has begun a 3-year treatment plan that includes chemotherapy and other treatments. Students that participated wore ties or their ...

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Ty Thacker Family Fun Day and 5K

BY MELANIE BUCK – What originally began as a 5K fundraiser quickly turned into an all-out Family Fun Day after word spread of 7-year old Ty Thacker’s diagnosis. As this community has routinely exhibited, multiple groups have come together to support the Thacker family through a very trying time. Ty is the son of Ron and Tonya Thacker of Mena. ...

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Ty Thacker Blood Drive Tremendous Success

BY MELANIE BUCK – A hugely successful blood drive was held last Thursday at Grace Bible Church in Mena. The blood drive was scheduled as the ‘Faith Gives Back – Annual Blood Drive’ event, being named after Faith Chaney, who is battling Aplastic Anemia. However, upon hearing about fellow church member Ty Thacker’s newly diagnosed condition, Acute Lymphoid Leukemia Strain ...

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