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Chamber Community Awards

Voting for the 2018 Community Awards is happening now, and ends on March 14th. Voting categories are: Citizen of the Year, in which nominees are Linda Johnson, Sarah Curry, Scott Sawyer, Sandra Thomas, Mark Hobson, and Chris Daniel; Volunteer of the Year, with nominees Brian Hensley, Tina Ball, Tiffany Lane, Shelly Harvey, and Shannon Clifford; Best Renovation/Beautification with nominees Vision ...

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Polk County Election Commission Meeting

The Polk County Election Commission will meet Thursday March 8th at 1:00 p.m. in the basement of the Polk County Courthouse.    The purpose of this meeting is to draw for ballot positions for the Preferential Primary, Non-Partisan Judicial and Annual School Election to be held Tuesday May 22, 2018.    All meetings of the Polk County Election Commission are open to ...

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OLT Movie Party Showing “A Hard Day’s Night”

SUBMITTED – If you don’t instantly recognize this movie title, chances are you are not well acquainted with The Beatles.  If that’s the case, you owe it to yourself to come to the FREE showing of the Beatles’ first movie release on March 14 and see what all the fuss was (and still is) about.  This original classic was described ...

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Meet the Artist: Judith Cantrell

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Judith Cantrell is one of the rising stars in our local art world. She is a soft-spoken, gentle, and very talented lady who creates exquisite drawings in several media. Her work has won some awards at Mena Art Gallery over the past few years. Her latest is a beautiful pastel drawing of a hawk. Judith ...

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Polk County Births

Carolyn and Kaspar McLeod, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby boy born on February 24th. Kaela and Tate Mendoza, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy born on February 27th Sadie Potter and Ethan Peters, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl born on February 27th. Nicole and Ronald Medford, of ...

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Mena Police Department: February 25 – March 3, 2018

February 25, 2018 Daniel Dwight Howard, 37, of Mena was arrested on three outstanding warrants. February 26, 2018 Officers responded to a domestic verbal disagreement at a local residence.  One party left the Polk County area and no charges have been filed. February 27, 2018 No reports on file. February 28, 2018 Officers responded to a disturbance at a local residence.  The ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: February 26 – March 4, 2018

February 26, 2018 Report of a two-vehicle accident that had occurred earlier in the day on Highway 8 East near Mena.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant on Lakeside Lane near Nunley of financial identity theft, via Facebook. Report from a Cove man of a missing family member.  The individual was ...

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School Lunch Menus: March 5-9, 2018

Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: PreK: Pancake wrap, syrup, fruit, milk. Grades K-12: Variety cereal, pancake wrap, syrup, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: PreK: Beefy macaroni, roll, mashed potatoes, green peas, fruit, milk. Grades K-5: Beef macaroni, popcorn chicken, roll, mashed potatoes, green peas, fruit, milk, salad bar. Grades 6-12: Choice of potato bar Tuesday Breakfast: PreK: Variety cereal, fruit, ...

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Acorn Students Amazed by Chocolate!

Acorn second grade students loaded a Little Rock Tours charter bus on a rainy February 21 and traveled to Bentonville to learn about Chocolate at the Scott Family Amazeum Museum. Prior to the trip, the students read the book Who Was Milton Hershey?  They created timelines related to the study of how chocolate has been used in the past.  Once ...

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Mena student named to Fall 2017 Dean’s List

LITTLE ROCK, AR (02/23/2018)– Eric Sutherland of Mena, AR, was named to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s fall 2017 Dean’s List. To be included, students must have at least nine credit hours with a grade of A, B, C, or “credit” and at least a 3.5 GPA. With about 11,000 students and 100 programs, UA Little Rock offers ...

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