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December, 2019

  • 11 December

    Mena Christmas Parade

    Christmas Parade Winners: Best in Show 1st: Mena Regional Health System; Best in Show 2nd: Christ Community Fellowship; Best in Show 3rd: First Financial Bank; Best Theme Representation: Christ Community Fellowship; Best Small Business Float: Ouachita Nature Builders; Best Church Float: Christ Community Fellowship; Chamber Favorite: University of Arkansas Rich Mountain and People’s Choice: Mena Regional Health System Christmas Parade ...

  • 11 December

    EAST Students Helping Veterans and Their Community

    Mena EAST 7th Grade Students, Isabel Vacca, Jackson Howard, Dallas Castillo, and Yennyte Tecson, started a project to support people in their community who do not have transportation to school or work.  They informed the community, receiving six bikes to date.  By partnering with the VA Medical Clinic, they located a Veteran in need of transportation.  To prepare the bike ...

  • 11 December

    Remembering Hearts Forever

    Remembering Hearts Forever held their annual Candle Lighting Ceremony Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. at the Union Bank of Mena Community Room. The local group observes the day in memory of their lost loved ones as a part of a worldwide candle lighting. According to Diane Mathis, 43 people participated in the event that included a candle lighting, a slide ...

  • 11 December

    SAU Sound of the Season Concert

    Daniel Green – alto saxophone and Alex Cude – trumpet both of Mena performed with the SAU Wind Ensemble in the SAU Sound of the Season concert Friday, December 6 at the First Baptist Church in Magnolia.

  • 11 December

    Jingle Bell Rock Winner

    The Polk County Pulse has found its winner of the Jiggle Bell Rock competition. Pictured is Julia Powell of Mena with her prizes. CONGRATULATIONS JULIA!

  • 11 December

    James K. Polk Chapter DAR Members Learn The History of Quilting

    The James K. Polk Chapter NSDAR  program in November was given by chapter members,  Ann Garrett, Kathy Hagler, Shelly Collins, and Linda Craig.  Ann Garrett introduced the program  with the history and construction of quilts , explaining that each handmade quilt nearly  always  tells a story  and is never perfect or flawless.  While Ann was showing quilts entitled the “Stack ...

  • 11 December

    Team Defender Boxing Team…

    Team Defenders went 4-1 at State Silver Gloves tournament this weekend in North Little Rock and advance to regionals in January. Sally Davison 70lb Champion, Kathryn Davison 120lb champion, Ciara Self 100lb Champion , Zack Willis 114 lb Champion, Jesse Self 138 lb runner up. “I couldn’t be more proud of this young team of warriors. They fought and supported ...

  • 11 December

    Arkansas Farm Bureau Elects New President and Officers

    Little Rock – Rich Hillman of Carlisle was elected as Arkansas Farm Bureau’s new president, and Mike Freeze of Little Rock was chosen as the agriculture advocacy organization’s new vice president Friday morning. Both were selected during Farm Bureau’s 85th Annual Convention at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Delegates also elected six other board members during the final ...

  • 11 December

    Mena City Council To Meet Dec. 10

    The Mena City Council meeting for December 2019 will be Tuesday, December 10th at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall. On the agenda, in addition to routine business and reports from department heads and committee reports: Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to make application through the Arkansas Community Assistance Grant Program for funding on the amount of $27,160.00 to ...

  • 11 December

    MHS Spotlight Singers to Perform at State Capitol

    Every year during the holiday season, school choirs from all across Arkansas come to the State Capitol which has been beautifully decorated for the holiday season, to sing and to spread Christmas cheer. Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston invites you to come, listen, and enjoy the music!  Choirs will be performing in the State Capitol rotunda from 9:00 AM ...