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Menus for County Schools: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Diced Peaches, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Corn Dog, Salad, Fries, Apple, Milk;  Choice: Turkey Sandwich, Lettuce/Tomato, Fries, Apple, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Poptart, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Noodles & Beef, Green Beans, Roll, Salad, Fruit, Juice, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:  Pancake on a Stick, Cantalope, Juice, Milk Lunch: Spaghetti, Green Beans, Tossed Salad w/ Dressing, Mandarin Oranges, Milk

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Union Bank Elects Montgomery to Board of Directors; Promotes Maddox

[MENA, Ark.] Philip B. Hensley, President and CEO of Union Bankshares, Inc. has announced the election of Jeff Montgomery to the Board of Directors of the Union Bank of Mena and the election of David Maddox as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Union Bankshares, Inc. and as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Union Bank of Mena. ...

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2014 Rod Run Another Success

The 39th Annual Street & Performance Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run was yet another success as street muscle cars cruised into Mena. The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce hosted the Friday night Show ‘n Shine next to the Depot on Sherwood Avenue. A rainbow of colors were displayed atop Rich Mountain as the annual event once again attracted car enthusiasts to ...

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Menus for County Schools: Monday, August 25, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Pear Slices, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Tacos, Lettuce/Tomatoes, Broccoli, Pears, Milk;  Choice: Burrito, Broccoli, Pears, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Super Donut, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Hot Dog, Pork & Beans, Celery & Cucumbers, Chips, Fruit, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:  Sausage Roll, Grapes, Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Sandich, Lettuce/Tomato/Pickle, Baked Beans, Chips, Pears, Milk

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Feeding the Troops

Three Mena businesses gave the troops a big ‘thank you’ in the form of a BBQ dinner with all the trimmings. Boyd Interiors, 71 Diesel, and Hampton Aviation traveled to the 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment National Guard unit in Malvern and prepared a feast for the soldiers during a Change of Command ceremony. Rodney Lay of Mena was Company Commander for ...

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Mena City Council Approves Upcoming Street Overlay Project

BY LEANN DILBECK – Mena Mayor George McKee presented two bids during last week’s City Council meeting for upcoming street overlay work scheduled to begin, originally on August 25, but has been delayed until September 2. The low-bid approved was submitted by B&L Paving for $280,665. McKee reported that they had provided services for the city in the past and ...

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Pryor, Boozman Announce $200,000 Grant for Galla Rock Rural Volunteer Fire Department

BY U.S. SENATOR MARK PRYOR – WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman today announced that the Galla Rock Rural Volunteer Fire Department will receive a $237,500 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to purchase a new pumper/engine for its fire truck. “Local firefighters are on the front lines in the ...

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Mena Welcomes 39th Annual Rod Run this Weekend

BY LEANN DILBECK – Approximately 200 hot rods are expected again for this year’s 39th Annual Street & Performance Rod Run, one of the area’s longest-standing and much anticipated events for car enthusiasts.  Street rods and muscle cars have begun rolling into town to be ready to “show” for the event kick-off on Friday night, August 22. The “Mena Bunch,” ...

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Multi-Vehicle Accident Leads to Arrest

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Police Department responded to a two-vehicle accident on Pine Street around 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. The driver of an older model Mazda pick-up truck was attempting to cross Pine Street, going from 9th Street to Armour Street, when he struck the driver’s side of a Hyundai Sonata. The driver of the Sonata was transported to ...

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Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center Receives Remarkable Donation

BY MICHAEL REISIG – Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center and director Tommy Young have recently received a remarkable donation. Long-time area resident Laura Lee Head has donated 71 acres of heavily forested timberland to Young’s organization. The property is located on Highway 71 South, just past The Fish Net Restaurant. Young explained that about three months ago a friend ...

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