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June 19, 2019

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New Reigning Miss Arkansas USA 2019

Darynne Dahlem was crowned Miss Arkansas USA 2019. Dahlem was the Miss Apple Blossom contestant. Dahlem is the 22 year old daughter of Ron and Traci Lewellen of Greenwood and is a Cum Laude Honors Graduate at the University of Arkansas with a degree in Animal Science.

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Exotic Cars Blaze The Blacktop in Mena While Traveling for Charity

by Jamie Hammack Dallas, Texas and mid-western states based members of EDC, Exotic Drive Club, made a stop in Mena on Friday for meal before continuing their journey. Their drive is a part of the Blue Line Rally, a fundraiser for law enforcement. The rally is an 800 mile drive for members in exotic cars making stops and taking in ...

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Amateur Boxing Benefit Event Held in Mena

(MENA)  The Defenders Boxing Club of Mena held a benefit event to “KO Cancer” at the University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain’s Historic Armory facility in downtown Mena on Saturday afternoon. Boxers came as far as North Dakota, Texas, Mississippi, Kansas and of course from Oklahoma and Arkansas to compete. Ages ranged from 8 years old to as old as ...

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Sally Davidson Takes Prize in Boxing Bout

At the amateur boxing benefit on Saturday afternoon at the Historic Armory building, Mena’s very own Sally Davison competed against Olivia Lira of the Alley Boxing Club of Wichita, Kansas and took the prize!

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Living With Disability, Overcoming With Accomplishments

by Sam Jordan, News Director • news@mypulsenews.com (COVE)  For a young person, being able to obtain accomplishments and accolades while in school, is generally important. Especially, in preparations for a college education and degree, in preparation for that well – paying job in life, is usually not too difficult for most. But, add a disability such as deafness, is something ...

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Diamond Hogs Eliminated At College World Series

(OMAHA)  Arkansas had hoped for another two-week stay at the College World Series, but instead the Razorbacks’ trip ended after two games. Both ending in one run decisions. The last team eliminated from Omaha in 2018, Arkansas became the first eliminated this year with a 5-4 loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Monday in front of 19,236 at ...

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UA-Rich Mountain Prepares for Future Expansion

(MENA)  The University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain broke ground on what Chancellor Dr. Phillip Wilson describes as “the most transformative building project in the history of the college,” last Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. The estimated $7.5 million project will boast 144 beds and will also expand the current student union and bookstore to accommodate a larger dining hall. ...

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Bearcats Offensive Line Coach Resigns, Takes Job at Malvern

(MENA)  Mena Bearcats Offensive Line Coach Aaron Pennington has given his resignation, to accept a similar position at Malvern High School. This is the second resignation of recent with the Bearcats football program, after the resignation last week of Head Coach Tim Harper, who accepted a job at Coweta, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa. Pennington spent the last six years ...

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Flag Retirement Ceremony Held in Acorn

Friday, June 14 was Flag Day and a flag retirement ceremony was conducted at the American Legion Frank Fried Post #18 in Acorn. The ceremony has been an integral part of American Legion ritual since 1937 and is held yearly. Members of the Legion conducted the ritual with respect and honor as members of the community looked on. Worn flags ...

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