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Local Competitor First Arkansan to Earn Pro Rank in IFBB


BY MELANIE BUCK - Training to be a member of the world’s class of Men’s Physique is something most people would start in their early 20’s and work years to become. However, for Clint Pannell, starting at age 40 seemed to be perfect timing. Pannell has only been in the world of bodybuilding for 3 years and has already hit ... Read More »

Fox & White Crowned Miss & Little Miss Polk County


BY LEANN DILBECK - Ashlyn Fox was crowned the new 2014 Miss Polk County along with Jacee White as Little Miss during ceremonies tonight at the Mena Performing Arts Center. Fox is the 17-year old daughter of Ben & Tina Fox and attends Mena High School. She was sponsored by Davis Brothers. White is the 4-year old daughter of Jason ... Read More »

Local Chiropractor Receives International Award


BY MELANIE BUCK - Dr. Kervin Putman of Mena Spine and Rehab, was recently recognized as a Worldwide Leader in Healthcare by the International Association of Chiropractors (IAC). This honorable award is given to those who show experience, forward thinking, and the highest quality of care in their field. The IAC states, their “reputation for excellence derives from the most ... Read More »

Ladies Conquer the Gauntlet


BY MELANIE BUCK - Three Mena women competed in this year’s Conquer the Gauntlet event held in Little Rock. Sarah Renick, Darcy Dollar, and Sondra Rosson, ran an obstacle course that covered 4 miles of grueling terrain this past Saturday. Claiming to be “not another mud run or a 5K with a few walls,” the course offered up 25 obstacles ... Read More »

Reisig Release New Adventure Novel


[MENA] Best-selling author Michael Reisig has just released a fourth book in his “Road To Key West” series, “Somewhere on the Road to Key West,” and once again his protagonists, Kansas Stamps and Will Bell, find themselves hip-deep in madcap adventure – from bizarre to hysterical. “I believe this is the best in the series yet,” Reisig said. “I think ... Read More »

New Miss & Little Miss Polk County to be Crowned


A total of 20 young ladies will be competing for the coveted Miss and Little Miss Polk County titles this Saturday. Reigning Miss Polk County Kate Self and Little Miss Savannah Levering will relinquish their crowns during the annual pageant sponsored each year by the Lady Ouachitas. This year’s Miss Polk County will be the recipient of a $250 scholarship ... Read More »

Deadline Approaching for “One More Day” Branding Initiative


[MENA] October 1 will be the deadline to participate in the “One More Day” branding initiative launched by ARCO. The Arkansas Coalition of the Ouachitas announced the new branding initiative called in August. “The purpose of the branding initiative is to develop a brand – a common theme and graphic that can be used to market the many things to ... Read More »

Scam Alert


The following SCAM ALERT was issued by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department. WARNING:  Please be aware that someone is trying to scam local residents.  Callers are telling the victims that they are behind on their electric or other utility payments, and must purchase a PayPal or Green Dot card immediately.  They must then relay the card numbers and pertinent information ... Read More »

Liberty EMS Addresses Quorum Court


BY MELANIE BUCK & LEANN DILBECK - JPs heard from George Muns of Liberty EMS during last night’s regular September meeting of the Polk County Quorum Court. Muns addressed the Quorum Court regarding the County’s current ambulance provider contract, which is held by SouthWest EMS (SW EMS).  As he began his presentation, Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison reminded Muns that ... Read More »

Boeing 727 Museum Plan Scrapped


BY LEANN DILBECK - When a Boeing 727 jet appeared alongside Hwy 8E in 2012, traffic on the usually speedy highway slowed but the talk and questions soared.  The jet, belonging to Hatfield native Troy Myers was planned to be a “museum” with an artistic flair but thanks to a continuous flow of trespassers, Myers has scrapped the plan. Recently, ... Read More »

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