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July, 2020

  • 1 July

    Trial Date Set in Howard County Circuit Court for Mena Resident

    Bond has been reduced on a Polk County man charged locally with Negligent Homicide & First Degree Battery.  22 year old Chance Manasco of Mena is awaiting trial on the charges and has a July 29th pre-trial date scheduled in Howard County Circuit Court. Previous bond reduction requests have been denied, but Wednesday, Manasco’s bond was reduced from 50 thousand ...

  • 1 July

    Mena Resident Dies in House Fire

    Mena Fire Chief Steve Egger released the folllowing statement concerning a fire with fatality in Mena om Thursday, June 25th. On Thursday June 25th, 2020 at 11:57 a.m. the Mena Fire Department  was dispatched for a passerby reporting smoke showing from roof of a residence located at 1107 9th  Street. Upon arrival at 12:02 firefighters forced entry to the structure, ...

  • 1 July

    Mena Grandmother finds Diamond in Murfreesboro

    The summer of 2020 started with a sparkling surprise for one western Arkansas woman. Fifty-six-year-old Beatrice Watkins, of Mena, visited Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park, in Murfreesboro, on Saturday, June 20, with her daughter and granddaughters. Within 30 minutes of arriving, she had unknowingly picked up the largest diamond found there, so far this year. Visitors to the park ...

  • 1 July

    Newcomb retires from Acorn Elementary…

    Ouachita Rural School District celebrated the dedicated service of Judy Newcomb.  Mrs. Newcomb retired with 32 years of service at the Acorn Elementary School.  Submitted photo.

  • 1 July

    New “Let Us Make Your Day” Winners Announced

    Pictured left is Matthew Morris, winner of the Let Us Make Your Day Promotion from Pulse Multi Media. Matthew registered at Allbaugh’s Florist and walked away with $495 worth of prizes from Don’s E-Z Pay in Mena, The Coffee Vault in Cove, and Wendy’s in Mena. Pictured below is Micheal Parnell, winner of the Let Us Make Your Day Promotion ...

  • 1 July

    Mena Prom Cancelled

  • 1 July

    Myers Commits to UA – Rich Mountain

    The Head Cross Country Coach at Mena High School, Randy Peters, announced that another Bearcat will be running in the collegiate ranks in 2021! Logan Myers committed to U of A Rich Mountain on June 24th, 2020. Logan has been a part of Cross Country since the 8th grade at Mena and has earned All-Conference and All State honors multiple ...

  • 1 July

    Mena Regional Health System Announces Appointment of New Interim Chief Financial Officer, Paul D. Ervin, MHA.

    Mena Regional Health System proudly welcomes Interim Chief Financial Officer, Paul D. Ervin, MHA to the Leadership team. Ervin brings over 20 years of healthcare finance and management with a proven record in leadership operations and organizational growth. Paul holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration/Accounting from Robert Morris ...

  • 1 July

    Ouachita Little Theater Welcomes Patrons Back to “Movie Night!”

    Ouachita Little Theatre has been quiet for the past months due to COVID-19.  After distributing a survey to the membership of OLT, the board was happy to see there was a definite interest in bringing back the monthly second Wednesday of the month tradition of Free Movie Night.  Beginning July 8, OLT will kick off our summer blockbuster shows with ...

  • 1 July

    Arkansas Welcome Centers Reopen to Visitors

    Travelers can now stop at an Arkansas Welcome Center for trip planning advice, tourism information and the opportunity to stretch their legs while on the road. After temporarily closing March 20 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, The Natural State’s Welcome Centers are once again open to the public. “Arkansas is one of the nation’s most beautiful and inviting destinations,” ...