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November, 2015

  • 25 November

    Silver Screens Cinema to Open in Early 2016


    BY MELANIE BUCK – The remodel of Silver Screens Cinema in Mena is still underway but owners say they have pushed back their opening date by just a few weeks. DeAnna Ayers, co-owner of the theater said work is still in progress and they are working hard to open the doors in early 2016. We are working as fast as ...

  • 25 November

    Bear State Bank Donates to Single Parent Scholarship Fund


    Greg Goss, Bear State Bank Market President, presents a $1,000.00 check for single parent scholarships to Darbi Scheppmann, Polk County Single Parent Single Parent Scholarship Fund board member. In presenting the check, Goss said, “We believe helping single parents create better lives for themselves and their families helps Polk County. More education means better jobs and better jobs means a better economy.

  • 24 November

    Stewart Participates in State Resolutions Committee


    Allen Stewart of Mena was among the 73 Farm Bureau leaders participating in the State Resolutions Committee meeting Nov. 4-5 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. The committee refined and consolidated policy proposals into a set of formal recommendations to be considered by voting delegates during the business session of the Arkansas Farm Bureau State Convention, Dec. ...

  • 24 November

    Pulse Multi-Media Launches: 6th Annual Shop Mena First Campaign


    BY MELANIE BUCK Recognizing that small business is the backbone of the American economy, Pulse Multi-Media is once again launching its sixth annual consecutive Shop Mena First campaign, designed specifically to showcase local businesses during the busiest shopping season of the year. “We were grateful that Mena Mayor George McKee showed his support of our buy local movement, signing a ...

  • 24 November

    RMCC Hits A Home Run Hosting The First Boys of Spring


    Rich Mountain Community College hosted the recently released documentary, The First Boys of Spring on November 7th in the new Ouachita Center on the main campus of Rich Mountain Community College.  Since the film’s release in October 2015 at the Hot Springs Film Festival, RMCC was the 4th site to receive the honor of hosting this outstanding documentary.  On hand to introduce the film ...

  • 24 November

    RMCC Announces Annual Christmas Open House


    Rich Mountain Community College will host their Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 1st from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. RMCC said this is their way of saying ‘thank you’ to the students and communities they serve. They encourage everyone to come by and enjoy holiday treats and meet their Board of Trustees, Foundation Board of Directors, staff, and faculty. ...

  • 24 November

    Local Masonic Lodges Hold Annual Awards Banquet


    BY MELANIE BUCK – Two local Masonic Lodges, the Dallas and Mountain Meadow Lodges, held their annual awards banquet on Saturday, November 14th to a full house. In addition to in-house awards for Masons who have gone above and beyond to assist their Lodge and community, non-Masonic members of the community were also recognized for their hard work and dedication ...

  • 24 November

    I-49 International Coalition Meets with Governor Hutchinson Regarding Funding

    Pictured are (left to right) Gar Eisele (Mena), Ivy Owen (Ft. Smith), Governor Hutchinson, Curt Green (Texarkana) and Gard Wayt (Shreveport).

    BY LEANN DILBECK The I-49 International Coalition met with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently to discuss future highway funding necessary to complete I-49 in Arkansas. Local businessman and ARCO Chair Gar Eisele serves on the Coalition that was originally organized in December 2002, with representation from Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri, to work collectively to promote the completion of the north-south ...

  • 24 November

    Local Insurance Policy Held for More Than Five Decades


    BY MELANIE BUCK – George Davis is a familiar face in the land of insurance, and has been so for more than five decades. Although it’s not uncommon these days to hear of someone having the same job for decades, it’s a little more unusual to find someone who has carried the same insurance policy for more than sixty years. ...

  • 24 November

    22nd Annual ‘Don’t Eat Home Alone’ Thanksgiving Tradition Continues


    ‘Don’t Eat Home Alone’ has hit it’s 22nd year in Mena and is a welcome event to many in the community. Each year, Covenant of Life Family Church does their best to insure that no one eats home alone during the holdiays. “For the people in our community that may not have family locally or don’t want to eat home ...