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Local Man Found Dead, One suspect in Custody

On Wednesday, 10/10/18, at approximately 11:40 AM, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a dead body found on the Mountain Fork River along Polk Road 38, west of Hatfield, Arkansas. A short time later, Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office located the body of a white male in the rocks along side the river. The ...

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Judy Higgins Joyce

Judy Higgins Joyce age 51 of New Boston, Texas passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Texarkana Texas. She was born on February 17, 1967 in Mena, Arkansas to the late John Higgins and Shirley Wright Moore. She was married to William Joyce for twenty-two years.  She worked at many things in her life, such as truck driver, cashier and other ...

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John Creed (J.C.) Moore

John Creed (J.C.) Moore, age 91, of Zafra, Oklahoma went to be with his LORD October 1, 2018 at his home.  J.C.  was born in Roaring Springs, Texas on September 15, 1927 to the late William F. (Bill) and Rosa Blackwell Moore.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, worked in the timber industry most of his life, and was a member ...

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Dorothy Jean Parker

Dorothy Jean Parker, age 95, of Wickes, Arkansas passed away October 4, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born July 28, 1923 in Smolan, Kansas to the late Algot Brown and the late Edna Jhelm Brown.  Dorothy proudly served her country during WW II in the Navy. Later years she became a LPN and was a wonderful seamstress.  She loved her family ...

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Mena Police Department Reports for the Week of September 23, 2018 through September 29, 2018 follow:

September 23, 2018 Patrick Don Bates, 45, of Norman was charged with possession of a controlled substance.  The arrest followed a call to the parking lot of a local retail store. September 24, 2018 Jack Ray Cannon, 24, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers responded to a call at a local retail store. Leshonda Price, 34, ...

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Linda Marie Myers Claborn

Linda Marie Myers Claborn age 71 of Mena, Arkansas formerly of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Friday, September 28, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas . Linda was born on October 7, 1946 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Russell B, Myers and the late Cleo “Peggy” Lutrell Bryant. She was married to the love of her life for 55 years, David Claborn. ...

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ORSD Installs Filling Stations

Ouachita River School District was awarded a grant in the amount of $1,822.60 from Innovative Solutions for Educational Partnerships (ISEP) to purchase two water bottle filling stations. One in the high school hallway and one installed in the gym. The filling stations have been a huge success on our campus.

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Acorn Elementary Announces February Students of the Month

Acorn Elementary announces their February Students of the Month.  Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance.  Special thanks to Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises for providing lunch and games. Front Row: Caden Ryan, 3rd grade, son of Ladell and Amy Ryan; CJ Warner, 3rd grade, son of Jackie Warner; Gracie Sanchez, 2nd ...

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Local Volleyball Team Wins Tournament

This past weekend, the local Mena Club G1 13U volleyball team competed in the ‘Volley in the Rock’ tournament in Little Rock, Arkansas. On Saturday, the team went undefeated in pool play, sweeping every game that they played. Defeating Ultimate Performance (25-16, 25-12), Ozark Juniors (25-13, 25-7), and CAV (25-5, 25-2). After a dominating performance on Saturday, Club G1 advanced ...

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Ladycats Drop Close One To Fouke

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Mena Ladycats (0-5) softball team hosted the Fouke Lady Panthers last Friday, March 9th.  Fouke scored an early run in the first inning, and added on three more in the top of the third. The Ladycats were quick to answer in the bottom of the fourth, scoring a run of their own, to make the ...

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