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October, 2018

  • 18 October

    Mena Homecoming festivities begin

        The Mena Homecoming Parade was held Wednesday night and ended with a pep rally and car bash. Homecoming festivities are set to begin at 6:30 in the evening on Fri., Oct. 19 with kickoff for the homecoming football game against Waldron at 7 p.m..    The 2018 Homecoming maids are Freshmen Cassidy Ashcraft and Sarah Grenier; Sophmores Allie ...

  • 18 October

    Reflections from Faith and History…”The Louisiana Purchase”

    By Jeff Olson     Once upon a time there was a city which lay near the mouth of the Mississippi River. It was founded in 1718 by Jean Baptiste le Moyne, Sier de Bienville. Bienville was governor of the French colony of Louisiana and he named New Orleans after Philippe, Duke of Orleans who ruled France for King Louis XV. ...

  • 18 October

    Possible symptoms of breast cancer

       Every woman should know her own body and when it changes. And while aging changes our bodies it is progressive, not instant. Any odd or sudden changes in your body should be reported to a medical professional. Risk factors to breast cancer are there, but in at least 75% of women with diagnosed breast cancer there were no symptoms ...

  • 18 October

    The beauty of fall in the Ouachita Mountains

    Heather Grabin/News Director I have long admired the beauty of the Ouachita Mountains and the areas that surround Mena. I’ve spent several church camp trips at Cherry Hill Church Camp as a preteen. The mist rising off the mountains as the sun rose is one of the first moments that I was impressed by the sheer majesty of nature. I’m ...

  • 18 October

    Field of Faith

    Field of Faith was held Wednesday, October 10 at the Mena High School Bearcat Stadium. photos contributed by Andy Philpot.

  • 18 October

    Early voting to begin statewide Monday

    Early voting for the upcoming November election begins statewide on October 22. Individuals may call their county clerk and inquire about registration status and polling locations may be checked online at www.voterview.org. In most counties, early voting is conducted at the county clerk’s office. In counties with off-site early voting, local newspapers will publish the designated sites. During a preferential ...

  • 18 October

    Daylight Trick-or-Treat announced

    The annual Mena Daylight Trick-or-Treat will be Wed., Oct. 31 from 4-5 p.m. The event is made possible through the efforts of Downtown Mena Merchants and kids of all ages are invited. Local businesses and organizations will be handing out candy and goodies along Mena Street and Sherwood Avenue. All businesses are invited to participate even if they are not ...

  • 17 October

    Sample Ballot Polk Co., AR 11/6/2018

  • 17 October

    Breast Cancer Awareness sponsors

  • 17 October

    2018 Acorn Harvest Festival