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Affordable Health Screenings Coming to Mena

Residents living in and around Mena, Arkansas can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Elks Lodge will host this community event on December 6, 2017. The site is located at 124 Elks Drive in Mena. Screenings can check for: the level of plaque buildup in ...

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Mayor Signs Proclamation for National Home Health Care Month

Mena Mayor George McKee signed a proclamation for Elite Home Health to proclaim November 2017 as National Home Care Month in Mena. Elite Home Health was represented by Tonya Frachiseur (l) and Lauren Davis (r). The proclamation states, “Home care services provide high quality and compassionate health care services to those in need, especially at times of community or personal ...

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Women’s Committee and Webb Join Forces to Teach Students

Polk County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee member, Karla Falls, recently teamed up with Josey Webb of Acorn FFA to present a program about laying hen operations to Acorn 3rd grade students. Webb also read the book The Kid Who Changed the World, to the Acorn After School Program, along with Dotsy Webb, member of the Polk County Farm Bureau Women’s ...

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The History Behind Mena’s Spectacular Janssen Park Lighting Display

BY LEANN DILBECK – The City of Mena and its visitors have been enjoying the elaborate Christmas Lights of Janssen Park for 21 years now but few may know the history of how the extensive display found its way here. On any given night following the official lighting of the park in early December, cars are seen steadily streaming up ...

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Mena Police Department: November 19-25, 2017

November 19, 2017 A Polk County woman reported someone had vandalized her vehicle by “keying” the fender.  Case is pending. Jessica M. Justice, 27, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail store. Report was made of a physical altercation on the parking lot of a local store.  Case is pending location and ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 20-29, 2017

November 20, 2017 Report of stolen property led to a 16-year-old male being issued Juvenile Citations for Theft of Property and Possession of Narcotics.  The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. November 21, 2017 Arrested was Roger A. T. Burton, 28, of Hatfield, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. Report from complainant on Heritage Lane near ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 13-19, 2017

November 13, 2017 Report of a disturbance on Tilley Road near Hatfield.  Deputy responded.  Investigation continues. November 14, 2017 Report from a Mena woman of problems with her 16-year-old son.  Deputies responded. November 15, 2017 Report of $1,500.00 in damages done to a vehicle led to a 16-year-old male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree.  The ...

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Ashley George – Bringing ‘New Vision’ to Polk County

BY LEANN DILBECK – A report released in 2016 by the U.S. Surgeon General estimated that one in seven people in this country are battling a substance addiction, and those numbers have only continued to rise. An even more astounding statistic is that approximately only one in ten addicted Americans receive treatment for their addiction due to the fragmentation in ...

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2017 Christmas Festival Promises Family Friendly Fun

BY MELANIE WADE – The City of Mena, in conjunction with the Mena Advertising and Promotion Commission and the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring the Mena Christmas Festival to the young and old alike on Saturday, December 2nd in downtown Mena. The fun begins with the annual Mena Christmas Parade of Lights presented by the Chamber ...

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Mayor Signs Pulse’s 8th Annual SHOP MENA FIRST Proclamation

MENA MAYOR GEORGE MCKEE signed the 8th Annual Pulse Multi-Media SHOP MENA FIRST proclamation. The campaign launched in 2010 by the Pulse is designed to remind holiday shoppers of the importance of shopping local. Each week from December 6 – 20, the Pulse will feature specials/promotions from local businesses along with a Holiday Shopping Guide.  “We have wonderful businesses locally ...

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