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December, 2016

  • 1 December

    House a Complete Loss Following Fire


    BY MELANIE BUCK – A house at 127 Emerald Lane north of Acorn was a complete loss after catching fire yesterday [Wednesday, November 30, 2016] just after noon. The house is owned by Brenda Martin. It took firefighters an hour to gain control of the flames with Acorn, Ink, Dallas Valley, and Polk County Emergency Management responding. Although winds were ...

  • 1 December

    Nimble Thimbles Donate Quilts to Soldiers’ Children


    BY MELANIE BUCK – A local group of quilters have given gifts that could last a lifetime for the children of local National Guard Unit, Charlie Company. The Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild have spent the last year stitching quilts to donate to fathers in Charlie Company that are preparing to deploy to the Horn of Africa. Ann Ferris, member of ...

  • 1 December

    Ladycat Softball Champions Receive Bling


    STORY BY MELANIE BUCK • PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDY PHILPOT – The 2016 Mena Ladycats Championship softball team received their state rings in a ceremony on Wednesday at the Union Bank Center at Mena High School. In the last four years, the Ladycats have won 102 games and have lost an average of only 3-4 games per year. Several of ...

  • 1 December

    RHF Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony to be Held


    BY MELANIE BUCK – Remembering Hearts Forever will host their annual Candle Lighting Ceremony on December 11th 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. Remembering Hearts Forever is a group of families that have lost ...

  • 1 December

    Polk County Sociable Seniors to Host December Luncheon


    Polk County Sociable Seniors will host their December lunch at the Union Bank Community Room on December 8th from 11 – 3. The luncheon will be a covered dish luncheon. The group will also make containers of cookies, brownies, fudge, and candy for public servants such as police, firefighters, and more. If you would like to make something to donate, ...

  • 1 December

    Lane Juried Into Arkansas Pastel Society Member’s Show


    BY MELANIE BUCK – After placing third at Mena Art Gallery’s recent hosting of a national juried paint show, Art of the Heartland Exhibit, Mena’s own, Tiffany Lane, has now been accepted into yet another prestigious show. Her paintings, ‘Sunday Snooze’ and ‘Tribute to a Firefighter,’ have been juried into the Arkansas Pastel Society’s Member’s Show in Little Rock at the ...

  • 1 December

    Elks to Host Toys for Tots Radiothon Saturday


    BY MELANIE BUCK – Toys for Tots collection efforts are well underway and to help Marine Corps League Detachment with the worthy program, the Mena Elks are sponsoring a Radiothon on Saturday, December 3rd, from 4 – 6 p.m. The Radiothon will be broadcast on KENA 104.1 FM from 4 – 6 p.m. There will be collection stations set up ...

November, 2016

  • 30 November

    T-N-L Meat Processor Continues to Support ‘Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry’ Program


    BY MELANIE BUCK – As hunters hit the woods this deer season, T-N-L Meat Processing would like to remind everyone to help support Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry (AHFH). T-N-L Processing has been involved with the program for seven years and owners Troy and Ginger Lunsford are more than happy about the support they have received from the community for ...

  • 30 November

    Mena’s Christmas Lighting Display Celebrates 21 Years


    BY LEANN DILBECK – The City of Mena and its visitors have been enjoying the elaborate Christmas Lights of Janssen Park for 20 years now, but few may know the history of how the extensive display found its way here. On any given night following the 21st official lighting of the park in early December, cars are seen steadily streaming ...

  • 30 November

    Eb Scrooge:  A Southern Fried Carol Opens Friday


    SUBMITTED – Eb Scrooge:  A Southern Fried Carol opens this Friday, December 2nd, at the Ouachita Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m.  This family friendly Christmas show is directed by Ladonna Van Wolf and assisted by Linda Johnson, who is also the choreographer.  The production will play for two weekends, December 2nd through 4th and December 9th through 11th. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and ...