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Menus for County Schools: September 23, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Diced Peaches, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad, Orange Wedges, Baby Carrots, Milk; Choice: Stromboli, Tossed Salad, Orange Wedges, Baby Carrots, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Muffins, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Tossed Salad, Corn, Fruit, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Sausage Buscuit, Cantalope, Juice, Milk Lunch: Soft Taco, Lettuce/Tomato, Cheese/Salsa, Refried Beans, Fruit Cocktail, Banana ... Read More »

Travelers Bring Blessings to Local Church


BY MELANIE BUCK – After giving and serving locally and beyond, Pastor Ken Goodwin of the Mena Church of the Nazarene and his congregation have found themselves on the receiving end after suffering a devastating flood in May. Pastor Goodwin stated that floodwaters swept through the building damaging walls and floors throughout the fellowship hall, sanctuary, offices, and classrooms. Trying ... Read More »

Local Volunteers Remember 9/11 Anniversary with New York Says Thank You


The annual 9/11 Anniversary Build for the New York Says Thank You Foundation, Stars of HOPE workshop, and a 9/12 Generation Project was held September 4-7, 2014, at the 1-Day Ranch in Bethel Acres, Oklahoma. Approximately 400 volunteers from across the country and Canada came to help rebuild a barn and facilities at 1-Day Ranch, which was destroyed by a ... Read More »

3rd Annual Wheel-A-Mena Bike Tour Kicks-Off


BY MELANIE BUCK - The Polk County / Mena Rotary Club kicked off its 3rd Annual Wheel-A-Mena tour this morning! Competitors are racing on one of two courses, a 35-mile or 70-mile track. For the first 15 miles, the routes will be the same, taking cyclists through Mena and Acorn to Rich Mountain Community where the 30 mile route will ... Read More »

Update on Continuing Road Projects


BY MELANIE BUCK - Resurfacing has begun this week as part of the continuing scheduled projects on roadways in North and South Polk County. Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison said that, except for the yellow striping, the projects should be complete by next Tuesday, September 23. In total, the projects have improved around 20 miles of roadways by building new ... Read More »

Election Commission Has No Authority to Determine Residency of Candidate


BY MELANIE BUCK – Polk County Election Commission Chairman David Ray stated today that the Polk County Election Commission did not make a scheduled trip to Hatfield on Wednesday afternoon that was meant to determine the residency status of David Harris, who is running for the position of Alderman of the Town of Hatfield. A complaint was recently filed by ... Read More »

Chamber Welcomes Towns of Hatfield and Cove into Membership


On Tuesday, September 16, the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Town of Hatfield and the Town of Cove into the chamber membership with ribbon cutting ceremonies. Hatfield City Hall is located at 115 Town Hall Park in Hatfield. Cove City Hall is located on Highway 71 South in Cove. Read More »

Mena Tees, Trophies and Graphics Welcomed Into Chamber


Mena Tees, Trophies, and Graphics was welcomed into the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony today. Mena Tees, Trophies, and Graphics is owned by Jennifer Gabourel and is located at 506 Hwy. 71 South in Mena. See related story here: Read More »

Chamber Welcomes PCDC Jumpstart Integrated Pre-School & Daycare


Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce welcomed PCDC Jumpstart Integrated Pre-School & Daycare into the membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony today. Polk County Developmental Center (PCDC) purchased the school, formally known as Education Station, in August (see related story link below). They are located at 1314 Amsterdam Street in Mena. Read More »

Montgomerys Qualify for Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car


BY LEANN DILBECK - Little did Jeff Montgomery know when he bought his first Corvette 44 years ago, the miles and joy that would come from the used 1963 Corvette that he originally paid $1,100 for. Not only has he traveled thousands of miles across the country with wife Penny in this street car, being photographed in all 48 states, ... Read More »

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