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Polk County Births

Kayla and John Davis, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 22nd. Samantha and Stephen Trammel, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on October 23rd. Rachel and Brent Campbell, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on October 25th. Brittany and Devin Wheless, of Mena, are the ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: October 23-29, 2017

October 23, 2017 Arrested was Charles B. Arnold, 28, of Mena, on a Charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a Warrant for Probation Violation. Report from complainant on Polk 121 near Mena of an unauthorized person removing property from a residence. Deputies responded. October 24, 2017 Report from Mena Regional Health System of a battery victim.  Deputies responded.  Information ...

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Mena Police Department: October 22-28, 2017

October 22, 2017 Report was made of a dispute between divorced parents over who should have the children. Complainant was advised to seek an attorney. October 23, 2017 No criminal reports were filed. October 24, 2017 Report was taken of the theft of several items from a local residence. Case is pending further investigation and location of suspect. October 25, 2017 A ...

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Shelly Harvey – Leading Relay with a Heart to Find a Cure

BY LEANN DILBECK Cancer is a leading cause of death around the world and its incidence continues to rise. Each year 12.7 million people discover they have cancer and 7.6 million people die from the disease. However, evidence shows that 30 – 40 percent of these deaths can be prevented, and one-third can be cured through early diagnosis and treatment.  ...

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First Care Family Health and Walk-In Clinic – Quality and Convenience

BY LEANN DILBECK – Mena has welcomed a new healthcare clinic to the community that offers a plethora of services and extended hours. First Care Family Health and Walk-In Clinic may be new to the community but its 13 healthcare professionals are familiar faces to many! First Care Family Health and Walk-In Clinic is located at 1706 Hwy 71 North, ...

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UA Rich Mountain Hosts Calculator Workshops

The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Math & Science Department and TRiO Student Support Services Program hosted a graphing calculator workshop on October 4th & 6th for the fall 2017 semester.  The winner of the graphing calculator door prize was Breanna Lewis. For more information about the graphing calculator workshops, contact Student Support Services at 479-394-7622 or follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/University-of-Arkansas-Rich-Mountain-Student-Support-Services Pictured, l to ...

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Miss Polk County Awarded UA Rich Mountain Scholarship

Each year, the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain provides a scholarship to the reigning Miss Polk County. On September 30th, Hannah McDonald was crowned Miss Polk County for the 2017-2018 year and was awarded a scholarship to UA Rich Mountain to be applied toward tuition, fees, & books. Hannah is a junior at Mena High School and plans to pursue ...

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MHS Hosts 2017 Halloween Lab

Mena High School hosted its 2017 Halloween Lab on October 25, in the MHS Science Wing. The free bi-annual event was packed with STEAM-ed activities, spanning the categories of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, fit for students and adults of all ages. “We had over 120 people come through and enjoy the special bi-annual event. It was put on ...

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Vandervoort Ele. Release Honor Roll & Perfect Attendance

The following is the honor roll for the first nine weeks: Kindergarten – All A’s:  Alicia Aaron, Adelyn Barton, Alleigh Bennett, Vivi Brewer, Aiden Broach, Kadence Broach, Easty Bryce, Makenzie Butler, Christopher Dickens, Adalyn Elder, Amelia Espinola, Christian Fairless, Joshua Groce, Savanna Hutson, Shaelynn Manning, Janessa Rogers-Walker, Kate Tooker, Jeliza Turner, Jolena Turner, Max Watkins, Kristina Wilkinson.Kindergarten – All A’s ...

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Mena Elks Helped Acorn Elementary Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

The Mena Elks Lodge helped Acorn Elementary celebrate Red Ribbon Week with a 160-foot banana split and a visit from Elroy the Elk. Mena Elks Exalted Ruler Brian Thompson and crew shared the day, and the banana split, with 298 students and 18 adults. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated by schools each year in a nationwide effort to keep kids ...

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