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CMA Changing of the Colors Rally Motorcycle Parade is Saturday, October 20

The CMA Changing of the Colors Rally Motorcycle Parade is tomorrow, Sat., Oct. 20 beginning at 1 p.m. at Iron Mountain. The parade route comes into downtown Mena for the first time ever this year. The parade route established by the Mena City Council is as follows: Motorcyclists will gather at the Mena Middle School Bus Garage on Mena Street, ...

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Over 270 runners compete in the Mena-Acorn Lions Club Cross Country Meet

  Over 270 runners participated at the Mena-Acorn Lions Club Cross Country Meet on Oct. 9 at the Lions Club Disc Golf Course.   It was an outstanding event that not only included competition of teams, but great individual efforts were made and personal victories were achieved.   The spectators cheered all runners enthusiastically providing a great example of how ...

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‘Changing of the Colors’ Rally begins Wednesday

Heather Grabin/News Director    The 2018 “Changing of the Colors” Rally kicks off Wednesday on Iron Mountain in Hatfield.    The rally has become a huge annual event hosted by the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA). It attracts visitors from all over the world to come to the area to admire the breathtaking beauty of nature painting the countryside a vivid ...

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Safety tips for vehicles when sharing highway with motorcycles

Heather Grabin/News Director    The Christian Motorcyclists Association’s (CMA) “Changing of the Colors” Rally will be in full swing beginning Wednesday and many visitors will travel to the area, some will be familiar with the terrain and some will not.   No matter the situation, everyone’s safety is always of the utmost importance.    The following are some tips for ...

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Mena Homecoming festivities begin

    The Mena Homecoming Parade was held Wednesday night and ended with a pep rally and car bash. Homecoming festivities are set to begin at 6:30 in the evening on Fri., Oct. 19 with kickoff for the homecoming football game against Waldron at 7 p.m..    The 2018 Homecoming maids are Freshmen Cassidy Ashcraft and Sarah Grenier; Sophmores Allie ...

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Reflections from Faith and History…”The Louisiana Purchase”

By Jeff Olson     Once upon a time there was a city which lay near the mouth of the Mississippi River. It was founded in 1718 by Jean Baptiste le Moyne, Sier de Bienville. Bienville was governor of the French colony of Louisiana and he named New Orleans after Philippe, Duke of Orleans who ruled France for King Louis XV. ...

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Possible symptoms of breast cancer

   Every woman should know her own body and when it changes. And while aging changes our bodies it is progressive, not instant. Any odd or sudden changes in your body should be reported to a medical professional. Risk factors to breast cancer are there, but in at least 75% of women with diagnosed breast cancer there were no symptoms ...

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The beauty of fall in the Ouachita Mountains

Heather Grabin/News Director I have long admired the beauty of the Ouachita Mountains and the areas that surround Mena. I’ve spent several church camp trips at Cherry Hill Church Camp as a preteen. The mist rising off the mountains as the sun rose is one of the first moments that I was impressed by the sheer majesty of nature. I’m ...

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Field of Faith

Field of Faith was held Wednesday, October 10 at the Mena High School Bearcat Stadium. photos contributed by Andy Philpot.

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Early voting to begin statewide Monday

Early voting for the upcoming November election begins statewide on October 22. Individuals may call their county clerk and inquire about registration status and polling locations may be checked online at www.voterview.org. In most counties, early voting is conducted at the county clerk’s office. In counties with off-site early voting, local newspapers will publish the designated sites. During a preferential ...

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