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April, 2019

  • 3 April

    One Week Wonder Plane Done In Mena

    (MENA) Rose Aircraft Services recently completed an exciting project that is the first of its kind to the aircraft industry.  The company, based at the Mena Air Center, just completed the painting of a new Light Sport Airplane, that according to officials should open up a brand new area of low – cost and safe flying for enthusiasts. The plane took ...

  • 3 April

    Master Gardeners Are on the Move

    Spring Planting Season Upon Us (MENA) Signs of Spring are all around us, from the tiny spring beauties in the grass to the heart-lifting blossoms of tulip magnolias that survived the late hard frost. As you move around town in the next few weeks, you are very likely to observe Master Gardeners beginning their annual springtime routine on all their ...

  • 3 April

    Polk County Births

    Mena Regional Health System March 22, 2019 – March 29, 2019: Deidra and Justin Lenard, of Pencil Bluff, Arkansas, are the proud parents of a baby boy born March 26th. Ana Linch and Tristan Shelton, of Mena, Arkansas, are the proud parents of a baby boy born March 26th.

  • 3 April

    Polk County Circuit Court Arraignments

    This week the following people were arraigned in Polk County Circuit Court. All information is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. James E. Pike COUNT I: DELIVERY OF METHAMPHETAMINE OR COCAINE,In violation of Ark. Code Ann. § 5-64-422(b )(1 ), that on or about June 11, 2018, the said defendant did, acting ...

  • 3 April

    Mena Police Department Reports for the Week of March 24, 2019 through March 30, 2019 follow:

    March 24, 2019 Jason D. Rosson, 37, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct after an incident at a local business. A Mena woman reported that someone had stolen property from her.  Case is pending further investigation. March 25 & 26, 2019 Bryan Alan Russell, 37, of Mena was served an outstanding warrant. Report was taken concerning a young child who ...

  • 3 April


    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of March 25 – March 31, 2019.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been ...

March, 2019

  • 27 March

    City of Mena Designates March 29th As Vietnam War Veterans Day

    (MENA) — Mena Mayor Seth Smith signed a proclamation on Monday, March 25th, designating March 29th as National Vietnam Veterans Day in the City of Mena.  This holiday will be observed annually on March 29th. In a ceremony attended by various veterans from the area, including representatives from the Polk County Veterans Honor Guard; the Mayor noted that the American ...

  • 27 March

    Choctaw Nation Princess Applications Being Accepted For Upcoming Pageant

    DURANT, Okla. – Applications are now being accepted for participants in the 2019-2020 Choctaw Nation district princess pageants. Each of the 12 districts of the Choctaw Nation will hold pageants to choose three princesses: Senior Miss Choctaw Nation of the district, Junior Miss, and Little Miss. The winners in each district will compete in the finals pageant at the Choctaw ...

  • 27 March

    4-Hers get certified in Stop the Bleed

    The Polk County 4-H program partnered with Mena Regional Health Systems to present the nationally recognized Stop the Bleed program on March 18. Twenty-five Polk County 4-Hers and parents became certified in lifesaving techniques taught in the program. Kohlea Carmack, an 11 year old 4-Her who is interested in healthcare, expressed an interest in the program after suffering a rather ...

  • 27 March

    14 safety tips for DIYers and others heading outdoors this spring

    SHREVEPORT, La., (March 19, 2019) — Spring often ushers in an eagerness to head outside for DIY projects and fun activities. Whether it’s mending a fence, planting a garden or hosting a backyard barbecue, spring is the season many get out of the house to enjoy the sunshine. Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) reminds customers to take caution when working ...