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April, 2019

  • 17 April

    Freedom Pharmacy contributes to the Single-Parent Scholarship Fund

    Single Parent Scholarship Fund chair Pete Chambers thanks Freedom Pharmacy’s Brian Erickson for the Freedom’s $500.00 contribution. In making the donation, Erickson said, “I know education makes a huge difference in a person’s life. And, I personally know that, without this scholarship, there are many single moms and dads who would never have that opportunity.” Submitted photo.

  • 17 April

    Elks Recognizes Local Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters/First Responders With Awards

    In the courtroom of the Polk County Courthouse the Mena Elks Lodge presented awards to individuals for outstanding service to the community. Every year the Elks name a Deputy of the year.  This year the awards were expanded to include local city Police Officers, Fire Fighters and Volunteer Fire Fighters. The Mena Elks Deputy of the year was presented to ...

  • 17 April

    Mena Regional Health System Awards the 2018 Provider of the Year

    Mena Regional Health System recently hosted a Medical Providers Appreciation Dinner, held at Queen Wilhelmina Lodge.  Mena/Polk County Medical Providers were invited to attend the event.  During the conclusion of the dinner, Jay Quebedeaux, CEO, presented the Provider of the Year award to Dr. Joseph Aldrich, Mena Medical Associates’ Pediatrician.  “Dr. Aldrich joined our team of medical providers in September ...

  • 17 April

    Daughters of American Revolution Heritage Tea

    (MENA)  The James K. Polk Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their Eighth Annual Heritage Tea on Saturday, April 13th at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. The speaker for the event, the Madam State Regent, Junelle Mongno, herself a U.S. Air Force Lady Veteran, spoke on “Celebrating Women Throughout Our American ...

  • 17 April

    Area 14 Special Olympics Spring Games

    (MENA)  Though postponed due to the inclement weather that was forecasted the previous week, it worked out tremendously on Friday, April 12th at Mena High School. The Area 14 – Arkansas Special Olympics Spring Games had a beautiful day of activities at Bearcat Stadium. All of the winners from the Mena games will now advance to the Arkansas State Special ...

  • 17 April

    Wickes 5th grade class visits Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

    The Wickes 5th grade class visited Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, AR, on Thursday, April 11th. TCWR provides a lifetime refuge for abused and neglected “Big Cats” with emphasis on tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars. The students studied ecosystems and conservation. They researched TCWR and developed presentations which they presented to lower grades. They also held a coin ...

  • 17 April

    Track and Field Victory for MMS 7th Grade Girls

    Mena 7th grade girls track team won the Bulldog Relays at Waldron on Monday, April 8th. Mena came in first and Mansfield came in Second. The 4×4 and 4×8 teams came in first per Macklin Chermak. From Left to Right: Kylee Hughes, Mickalee Lane, Lyla Biefeldt, Jancey Harris, Sofia Vacca, Gracie Fairless, Jocelyn Hernandez, Samara Jaynes, Brooklyn Hilderbrand. In the ...

  • 17 April

    Renovations Ongoing At Ouachita River School District

    (ACORN)  According to officials at the Ouachita River School District, the district is making some needed improvements that will make the district more efficient at being able to host various events and also give the school the ability of providing some much needed practice facilities for sports teams. Superintendent Jerrry Strasner stated that the improvements made to the Acorn campus ...

  • 17 April

    Polk County Schools Averaging A ‘B’ Grade Rating

    (MENA)  The Arkansas Department of Education released on Monday, April 15th  the 2018 Report Cards for all of the Polk County schools. All of the Mena Area School District facilities received a “B” grade rating. Those schools are Louise Durham Elementary and Holly Harshmann Elementary, Mena Middle School and Mena High School. The Ouachita River School District facilities received a ...

  • 17 April

    OLT Announces Cast for “Annie”

    Rehearsals are well underway for Ouachita Little Theatre’s next musical production, “Annie.”  Opening night is Thursday, May 16, 7:30 PM with another evening performance on Friday May 17. There will be a Saturday matinee on May 18 (no performance on Mena graduation day, Sunday, May 19.)  Additional performances will be held Memorial Day weekend as follows:  Friday, May 24 & ...