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April, 2018

  • 23 April

    Mena Celebrates Senior Night On The Diamond

    Last Tuesday, April 17th, the Mena Ladycats softball team hosted the Nashville Scrapperettes for Senior Night. The Ladycats allowed an early lone run to Nashville in the top of the first, but scored a pair of their own in the bottom of the second, to take a 2-1. In the next inning, the Scrapperettes drove in four runs on Mena, ...

  • 23 April

    Mena Basscats Take A Bite Out of The Competition

    The Mena Basscats had 4 teams competing in the 2018 Fayettville Shale Scholarship Bass Tournament on Greers Ferry Lake Saturday April 21st. Jarrett Burger placed 6th in the Junior division. Austin Rose and Evan Graves placed 5th in the Junior Division. Cason Cannon & Marc Wilson placed 3rd in the High School division and received $2000 scholarships each. Austin Johnston ...

  • 19 April

    Polk County Roads Receive State Aid

    Several Polk County Roads are getting improvements thanks to state aid money. Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison said the county had to match 10% and that ARDOT performed engineering and the bid handling process for the work. The work actually started several months ago with the county road department doing prep work including cleaning ditches and improving drainage. The project ...

  • 19 April

    Operation: Prom Showcases Devastation of Drunk Driving

    With Mena High School students set to enjoy the 2018 Prom this Saturday night, the current Juniors and Seniors were witness to the Operation:Prom demonstration at the Polk County Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning. Operation:Prom is a life-like simulation of a two-vehicle DWI accident, with one of the vehicles being driven by an intoxicated high school student after prom. The simulation ...

  • 19 April

    New Superintendent at Queen Wilhelmina State Park

    Janelle Shepherd, assistant superintendent of Historic Washington State Park, has accepted the job to become the new superintendent at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena. While her role as assistant superintendent had her overseeing all maintenance projects, which was a full-time job in itself, it was not uncommon to find her going the extra mile by engaging with visitors in ...

  • 16 April

    Severe Weather and Tornado’s Take a Toll

    Southwest Arkansas residents were pounded with severe weather Friday night. The National Weather Service placed a large part of the state under a tornado watch, then Polk County had a sever thunderstorm warning and a tornado warning before the weather finally cleared out. Damage was reported to a billboard and building at Old Potter caused by strong, straight line winds, ...

  • 13 April

    Bucks Sign Cross Hughes

    On Friday, April 13th, Cross Hughes from Acorn High School signed his letter of intent to run with Bucks Cross Country next Fall. Cross is the third signee for UA Rich Mountain. When asked about Cross, Bucks Cross Country Coach Samantha Shores states, “Cross was on the top of our list, and he’s a great addition and foundation for our ...

March, 2018

  • 29 March


    The Downtown Mena Egg-Stravaganza will take place Friday and Saturday.  In a neat little twist, there will be an egg hunt on March 30 and 31. However, this will be an Adult Egg Hunt.  Downtown businesses with Egg-Stravaganza flyers on their front windows will be participating during their regular business hours both days.  Adults can collect one egg per day ...

  • 9 March

    Mena Regional Health System Raises Awareness about Colorectal Cancer

    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to share the dangers of the third most common type of cancer in men and women, resulting in nearly 50,000 deaths per year. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. But this disease is highly preventable, by getting screened beginning at age 50. Colorectal cancer usually ...

January, 2017

  • 10 January

    JP’s Sworn-In; Scott Honored

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Polk County Quorum Court held their first meeting of the year on Tuesday night, January 3rd. Justices of the Peace were officially sworn in for the year by County Clerk Terri Harrison. JP’s also passed an ordinance determining the time and location of their meetings for the year. Each meeting will be held on the ...