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October, 2020

  • 21 October

    Around Town

    A drive-thru flu shot clinic will be offered to veterans on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Staff will be positioned in clinic parking lots so Veterans do not have to leave their vehicles or call their clinic when they arrive. Veterans must show their ID cards and be enrolled for care with CAVHS. The Mena Clinic, 300 Morrow Street, South; will offer ...

  • 21 October

    From the U.S. Senate

    Efforts to Address World Hunger The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to those “who shall have done the most, or the best work, for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” This year’s recipient truly embodies those ideals. The World Food Program (WFP), the largest humanitarian organization ...

  • 21 October

    From the State House of Representatives

    October is breast cancer awareness month. This is an opportunity to remind Arkansans of the importance of mammograms for early detection and lifestyle changes that could help prevent cancer. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early when it is easier to treat, and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. It is important to ...

  • 19 October

    Fire on 10th Street blazes Sunday night

    Photos/Reporting by Trey Youngdahl A fire at 403 Tenth Street in Mena Sunday, Oct. 18 at 10 p.m. kept a neighborhood in alarm, as well as fire and emergency responders busy. Two residents were reported to be living in the home and were both able to escape the structure, though one of the residents was treated for smoke inhalation. The ...

  • 14 October

    Cossatot River & Mena HS Homecoming 2020

    Mena High School held their 2020 Homecoming ceremony Friday, Oct. 9, at Bearcat Stadium. The 2020 MHS Homecoming Court consists of: Freshmen, Sophia Vacca and Brooklyn Hilderbrand; Sophomores, Kate McDonald and Emmi Hines; Juniors, Cassidy Ashcraft and Sarah Grenier; Seniors, Ally Wright, Allie Martin, Marissa Ortiz, and Morgan Puckett. Based on the votes of the students in grades 9-12, Senior ...

  • 14 October

    Wanderlust and Arkansas Dust

    Photo courtesy of Lacey Yoakem Columnist Lacey Yoakem and her children on Fern Trail eight years ago.   Lessons in finishing the hike By Lacey Yoakem The very first memory I have of a “hard” hike was with my aunt Vicki Hughes. She is THE wilderness woman in my opinion. All I could remember about that trail while growing up ...

  • 14 October

    Ouachita Bushcraft & Survival

    PRIMITIVE SURVIVAL SKILLS By Steve Stillwell It’s easy to start a fire with matches, or a lighter, but how many of you reading this article have the knowledge to do this using raw materials, and Stone Age techniques? The big question is; WHAT IF you were lost in the wilderness and you dropped your matches somewhere along the trail before ...

  • 14 October

    Ready, Set, VOTE

    Photo by Jeri Borst The Polk County Election Commission gave voting machines a run through under the direction of Polk County Clerk Terri Harrison last week to ensure the machines are ready for the election. The machines are under safeguards to prevent tampering, and will be transported to the Old Armory Building on De Queen Street for Early Voting, which ...

  • 14 October

    Voters Guide: BALLOT ISSUE 3

    ISSUE NUMBER 3 Changing Arkansas’ Citizen Initiative Process, Votes Required for Legislative Proposals, and Publication Requirements POPULAR NAME: A constitutional amendment to amend the process for the submission, challenge, and approval of proposed initiated acts, constitutional amendments, and referenda BALLOT TITLE: An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to amend the process for the submission, challenge, and approval of proposed initiated ...

  • 14 October

    From the State House of Representatives

    Decisions regarding our state budget show the priorities we make as a state. The budget-making process has a direct impact on everything from classrooms to health care. Budget hearings will begin Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and are scheduled to conclude November 12, 2020. The Joint Budget Committee sits with the Arkansas Legislative Committee as voting participants in the hearings, creating ...