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The Oaks at Mena – Assisted Living Announces Closing

(MENA) The parent organization of The Oaks at Mena Assisted Living made a brief announcement on Tuesday, August 6th that the assisted living center in Mena would be closing as of Midnight, August 17, 2019. The parent organization of The Oaks at Mena Assisted Living facility, The Ouachita Senior Community Development Inc., said that with the various changes to funding ...

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2019 Polk County Rodeo Queen and Court Named

(MENA)  The 66th Annual Polk County Rodeo is in the books and the naming of the Rodeo Royalty was named Saturday afternoon, in the Commercial Building of the Polk County Fairgrounds. Kristin White – Senior Queen. Maggie Barrett -Rodeo Queen, McKenna Williams – Princess and Charlee Fortner -Lil Miss. Submitted photo.

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Murder Suspect In Court Monday

(MENA)  A 26 year old DeQueen man accused of murder was back in court in Polk County, Monday morning. Adam Mathew Green, was charged with Theft by Receiving, with bail set at $10,000 for that offense. Green was also charged with Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons, a Violation of Suspended Imposition, with bail set at $100,000 and First ...

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Polk County Housing Authority Receives Grant

Polk County Housing Authority received a grant from Walmart Giving!  And, the housing authority purchased school supplies for students who are assisted by Polk County housing programs.  With Walmart’s generous assistance backpacks and other supplies will be provided to over 70 students in the county.  Pictured are Scott Brown, Mena Wal-Mart Store Manager, and Sheila Pate, Donna Hendricks, Jeanne Mabry ...

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Athletic Facilities Upgrade Underway At Cossatot River

(WICKES)  Cossatot River School District Superintendent Jim Tankersley reported in his report to the school board that the ball field project at Cossatot River High School will begin on Monday. The project will see a new soccer field, baseball and softball fields at the Wickes campus. Tankersley said that the teams spent more time on the road playing their opponents ...

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Mena Basscat Meets Bass Fishing Legend Hank Parker At the Forrest Wood Cup

(Hot Springs)  Basscat Austin Rose recently enjoyed sharing the spotlight with Hank Parker.  Many bass anglers gathered in Hot Springs last week for the Forrest Wood Cup held on Lake Hamilton. Austin, as other teammates, will return to compete in the upcoming school league.  Their season had just culminated over the summer at the High School National Championship and World ...

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Alternate Form of Entry At Bearcat Scrimmage on August 15

(MENA)  The Annual Mena Bearcat football scrimmage game set for Friday, August 16th at Bob Carver / Bearcat Stadium will only cost you either a pack of Gatorade or a box of powdered detergent. The game will feature the 2019 edition of Mena Bearcats Red and Black teams. Many prognosticators are thinking that this year’s team go make another state ...

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Gun Control Legislation Not On Governor’s Agenda

(LITTLE ROCK)  Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson’s  list of legislative agenda items released on Wednesday, does not include the temporary seizure of firearms from dangerous people. The list of agenda items are for a three year period; but, the Governor is not discounting the idea entirely. Many Republican leaders have backed similar legislation recently; but, Hutchinson hasn’t found a plan that ...

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Local Teens Return Home After Bring Missing For A Few Days

(MENA)  The search for two Polk County teens who ran away from their homes on Sunday, August 4th, were found after being gone from their homes. Polk County Sheriffs Department personnel, along with various family members had been combing through leads, but to no avail in finding the pair until they were found on Wednesday evening, August 7th.. Travis Beck, ...

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Fireworks Rescheduled For September 1st

(MENA)  The fireworks that were scheduled for July 6th in Tapley Park has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 1st. That announcement came late last week from the city’s Advertising and Promotion Committee. Lana Gail and Gail Force will be entertainment for the evening. Music will get underway at 7pm, with the fireworks set to get underway at 8:30pm.

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