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Calendar of Events: December 29, 2016 – January 4, 2016

Thursday, 12/29

  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – St. Agnes Food Distribution at St. Agnes Parish Hall.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Rotary Club of Mena/Polk County meets at Papa’s Mexican Café. Contact Lisa Martin at 216-3383 or Charles Pitman at 216-4882 for more information.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch of the Polk County Library is open.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m. – The Sonlighters in Action Card Shop will be open at 3671 Highway 8 West, one mile from Louise Durham.
  • 5:00 p.m. – 9th Street Ministries will have a free dinner and fellowship in the 9th Street Ministries building.
  • 5:30 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous women’s meeting at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy, 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297.
  • 5:30 p.m. – Weight Watchers meets at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Family Life Center. Call 479-234-2297 for more information.
  • 6:00 p.m. – Live Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music in the Daisy Room at Janssen Ave Florist.
  • 6:30 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meeting at Saint Agnes Church Parish Hall.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297.

Friday, 12/30

  • 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Road tests are given at the Morrow Street Housing Authority Community Room unless the roads are wet. Written tests are given at 1:00 p.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. – The Lions Meetings are held in the Lions Club House on Highway 71 South.
  • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Dance at The American Legion in Acorn, admission $6.
  • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297.

Saturday, 12/31

  • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn.
  • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71 S., Mena. 479-243-0297 or 479-216-4606.

Sunday, 1/1

  • 2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297.
  • 5:00 p.m. – United Methodist Youth Group at the First United Methodist Church in Mena.
  • 6:30 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meeting at Saint Agnes Church Parish Hall.

Monday, 1/2

  • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open.
  • 6:00 p.m. – Polk County Fair & Rodeo meets at the Fairgrounds.
  • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn.
  • 6:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America Troop 92 meets at First United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome.
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – AWANA club meets at Grace Bible Church.
  • 6:30 p.m. – Shady Grove RVFD business and training meeting.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Potter RVFD will meet at the Fire Station.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Acorn RVFD will meet at the Fire House.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Mena Emblem Club will meet at the Elks Lodge.

Tuesday, 1/3

  • 8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardner Community Men’s Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church in Mena.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Polk County Family Mission is open in the 9th Street Ministries Building.
  • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – “Art Day” at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena St.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – The Sonlighters in Action Card Shop will be open at 3671 Highway 8 West, one mile from Louise Durham.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Hatfield Branch Library will be open.
  • 5:00 p.m. – T.O.P.S. will meet in the Union Bank Community Room for weigh-ins, followed by a meeting.
  • 6:00 p.m. – Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 646 will meet at the Limetree. For more info, call Henry/Hank Todara at 870-334-2638.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Al-Anon for the families of addicts and alcoholics meets at the ABC Club.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Dallas Valley RVFD will meet for training at the Fire House.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Acorn Fire & Rescue will meet at the Fire Department.
  • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First United Methodist Church, 9th & Port Arthur. 479-234-2887 or 479-234-3043.

Wednesday, 1/4

  • The Emergency warning sirens will be tested in Hatfield, Wickes, Grannis, Vandervoort, Cove, and Mena at noon.
  • 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Charm Quilters will meet at the Free Will Baptist Church on the corner of Petros and Cherry St.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library is open.
  • 5:45 p.m. – The Mena First United Methodist Church Kidz will meet.
  • 6:00 m. – Narcotics Anonymous Meeting, 812 Hwy 71 S., Mena.
  • 6:00 p.m. – Warriors for Christ will meet at the Southside Church of God.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Regeneration Youth Ministries “Regenerating this Generation” at Mena Church of God Hwy 88 East.
  • 6:15 p.m. – Discovery Kids – Kindergarten Thru 5th Grade; Collide Youth Ministry – 6th Thru 12th Grades; and Adult Bible Study at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church.
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Trek and Varsity for Middle and High School students at Grace Bible Church, 1911 Hwy 71 N. Mena. All Area Middle and High School students are welcome.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297.
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Inquiry classes into the Catholic Faith begins in the Parish Hall of St. Agnes Catholic Church at 203 8th No cost or obligation. Everyone is invited. Call 394-1017 or 394-5655 for more info.

PULSE BEATS:

The Annual Meeting of the Polk County Fair and Rodeo Association will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Polk County Fairgrounds. This yearly meeting is to elect new members and new officers for the 2017 year. The meeting is open to anyone who lives in Polk County and has an interest in the Polk County Fair and Rodeo Association.

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