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February, 2018

  • 5 February

    Mena Water Eyes Replacing Clearwell

    BY MELANIE WADE – Mena Water Utilities is eyeing the possibility of having to replace their clearwell at the Irons Fork Treatment Facility, a project that could cost upwards of $2 million. In January 2016, a large crack was found in the well but was deemed not to be harmful to the water it houses by engineers from Craig L. ...

  • 1 February

    Bob Carver Charitable Trust Makes Donation to Bearcat Stadium

    MENA – January 29, 2018 – At the January 23rd regular monthly school board meeting, Mena Superintendent, Benny Weston, announced that Mena Public Schools received a $200,000 contribution from the Bob Carver Charitable Trust.  This donation has been deemed by the Bob Carver Charitable Trust to be used for renovations, additions, and improvements to Bearcat Stadium.  With the contribution directed ...

  • 1 February

    County’s First Virtual Academy Application Deadline Nears

    BY MELANIE WADE – Applications for the county’s first virtual academy are now being accepting and the deadline is quickly approaching. In today’s technology filled world, the education experience is rapidly changing. Mena School District Superintendent Benny Weston explained, “In order to reach all learners, we have to do something to benefit them,” said Weston. “We are entering an ‘any ...

  • 1 February

    Investigation Leads to Multiple Charges for Local Pair

    BY MELANIE WADE – The Polk County Sheriff’s Department made two arrests on Thursday, January 25, 2018, for an array of charges including drug charges, possessing stolen property, maintaining a drug premise, and endangering a minor. The Sheriff’s Department along with the 18th Judicial West Drug Task Force executed search warrants in two residences, one in Mena and another in ...

January, 2018

  • 31 January

    Mena Regional Honors Anesthetists

    Mena Regional Health System recently honored their Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists during National CRNA Week.  As highly educated and skilled anesthesia experts, CRNAs stay with patients throughout their procedure to ensure their comfort and safety.  For CRNAs, providing patient-centered, holistic pain management and anesthesia care is both their profession and their passion.  Pictured from left:  Chandler Cox, HR Director; Pyke ...

  • 31 January

    Sikes Doubly Awarded

    BY MELANIE WADE – Mitch Sikes, Polk County Farm Bureau – Mena, won both the Auto Agent of the Year and the Property Agent of the Year for the Southwest District of Farm Bureau Insurance, Friday night, January 19, 2018, at their awards banquet at Lake DeGray State Park. Tony Hooper, Agency Manager at Polk County Farm Bureau said, “We ...

  • 31 January

    State Representative John Maddox to Seek Re-Election

    SUBMITTED – State Representative John Maddox, who serves district 20, announced he will be seeking re-election for his seat in the State House. The district includes portions of Montgomery, Polk, and Sevier counties. “When I first decided to run for office I wanted to make government more efficient and accountable. I’ve delivered on those promises by backing legislation that has ...

  • 31 January

    DAR Celebrates with a Heritage Tea

    BY MELANIE WADE – The James K. Polk Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrated ancestry and heritage on Saturday, January 27, 2018 with a Heritage Tea, held at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. We are here to celebrate the James K. Polk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This chapter was active in ...

  • 31 January

    Daniel Announces Intent for JP Position 1

    SUBMITTED – Chris Daniel, of Mena, has announced his intent to run for Justice of the Peace in Polk County. Daniel submitted the following: “I would like to announce my independent candidacy for Polk County, Arkansas Justice of the Peace District 1. I held this position for two terms several years ago and chose not to seek re-election due to ...

  • 31 January

    CCF Welcomed to Chamber

    The newly built Christ Community Fellowship church on Highway 88, east of Mena, was welcomed into the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.