News Updates

Category Archives: News

Feed Subscription

Annual ‘Drug Take Back Day’ Scheduled for Saturday


The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring the annual Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26th.  This event will be held at the front door of the Polk County Courthouse, beginning at 10 AM and ending at 1PM.  Officials will be collecting prescription medications that are no longer needed or are old and out of date, so that ... Read More »

Logan McCourtney Named New Children/Youth Minister at DABC


BY LEANN DILBECK - Dallas Avenue Baptist Church is proud to name Logan McCourtney as their new Children/Youth Minister, replacing Carl Fair who accepted a new opportunity as Senior Pastor at the First Baptist Church in Dardanelle. Logan is the son of Dr. Bill and Sherri McCourtney and graduated from Mena High School in 2010, and Arkansas State University in ... Read More »

Adams Honored with Antony Hobbs Award in Little Rock


Steve Sullivan from KATV channel 7 presented Timmery Adams with the Antony Hobbs Award on April 14th, 2014 at the 5th annual Full Court Awards banquet in Little Rock, AR. Antony Hobbs was a remarkable young man who loved life and especially basketball. Antony was playing for the Little Rock Parkview Patriots when he collapsed on the court and passed away secondary ... Read More »

2014 “Pretty Woman” Male Beauty Pageant this Saturday


An interesting fundraiser is planned for this Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Mena High School to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The Courthouse Heroes are presenting the 2014 Pretty Woman Male Beauty Pageant and tickets are going fast. Tickets are on sale at the Polk County Courthouse in the Circuit Clerk’s, County Clerk’s, and Assessor’s ... Read More »

Latest Numbers Released for Polk County Enrollees in Private Option


BY LEANN DILBECK -  A press release issued Monday by the Arkansas Department of Human Services reports that nearly 70% of Arkansans eligible for the private option have signed-up within the first six months. A total of 155,567 of the estimated 225,000 Arkansans who qualify for health insurance through the Private Option had applied and been determined eligible as of ... Read More »

Southwest EMS to Build South County Station


[MENA, Ark.]  Southwest EMS owners Robby and Sherri Hines have announced their plans to continue to show commitment to Polk County for “many years down the road.”  The Hines announced that Southwest EMS has recently purchased land in Wickes and plan to start construction on a new building for their crews in the next few months. “We have had an ... Read More »

“Pretty in Pink” Making Prom a Reality

Showing off one of the beautiful gowns available at Pretty in Pink are left to right Misty Bradley, Emmye Rowell and Tori Rowell.

BY LEANN DILBECK - Prom, a tradition that began back in the 1800’s at Ivy League colleges, has grown to be one of the most expensive outings for high school students… and their parents! A national average for 2014 is a whopping $1,900, and while few local teenagers will spend this extravagant amount, prom is certainly an all-out gala with ... Read More »

Tickets are Going Fast for CASA’s Signature Kentucky Derby Event

L-R: Jennifer McPherson, Norma Rocha, Amye Hebert, Natalie Bowen and Ashley Vacca

BY LEANN DILBECK - CASA of the Ouachitas is once again hosting their signature Kentucky Derby fundraising event in just a couple of weeks, and tickets are going fast, with only 130 total available. Last year, was the first year for the organization to host and it was a tremendous success, selling out, and raising $7,142 after expenses.  This year’s ... Read More »

City of Mena’s Annual Spring Clean-Up Dates Announced


[MENA]  The City of Mena Annual Spring Clean-Up is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6, 2014 through Monday, May 12, 2014.  City trucks will pick up items you want to dispose of at no charge.  However, there are certain regulations we have to follow in order that the pick-up will run smoothly. This Clean-up service is free for residences within the ... Read More »

Faith Chaney Blood Drive Kicks Off Saturday


Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI) encourages all Mena- area residents to donate at these blood drives benefitting Faith Chaney, who is battling aplastic anemia,  a blood disorder: Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., at Walmart, Monday, April 21, 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Saint Agnes Tuesday, April 22, 1 to 6:45 p.m., at Louise Durham Elementary School, and ... Read More »

Scroll To Top