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July, 2017

  • 5 July

    Frost Named Adjuster of the Year

    Farm Bureau claims adjuster Shane Frost (center) of Mena was named the 2017 District Two Adjuster of the Year during the 64th annual Farm Bureau Claims Conference June 8-10 in Rogers. Kevin McKenzie (left), Vice President of Claims, and Josh Webb, District Claims Manager of District Two, presented the award. The award is given annually to the adjuster in each ...

  • 5 July

    City Considers Implementation of Business Permits

    BY MELANIE WADE – Two Mena City Council committees met on Tuesday, June 27, at City Hall to discuss the issue of mobile food services in the city, as well as business permits and licensing. The Health and Sanitation Committee met to discuss proposing regulations on mobile food services in the city. One food truck owner, Jason Goodner of Chicollos, ...

June, 2017

  • 27 June

    Philpot Retires from Years of Service to Library

    Shirley Philpot, Mena Polk County Librarian, is retiring after 33 years of faithful service to county readers. Before coming to work at the library, Shirley was a stay at home mom, taking care of her children. She has always been a fervent reader and even before coming to work at the library, Shirley was consistent to go to the library ...

  • 27 June

    Saddle Up for St. Jude Event Raises Money for Research Hospital

    Held on May 6th at the Posey Hollow Horsecamp, the Saddle Up for St. Jude event raised $2,650 (beating the $2,500 goal) for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and its mission of finding cures and saving children from cancer and other deadly diseases. Thirty riders participated in the fundraising trail ride. Judi Stern won grand prize for collecting the most ...

  • 27 June

    Local Author Releases New Book in Series

    SUBMITTED – Area author Michael Reisig has just released the seventh book in his best-selling “Road To Key West” series. If you enjoy high adventure blended with history and suspense, you’re guaranteed to like “A Far Road To Key West.” “I think this might be the strongest book in this series, in terms of plot and character development,” Reisig said. ...

  • 27 June

    Chuckwagon Races to Provide Exciting Entertainment this Weekend

    BY MELANIE WADE – Posey Hollow Horsecamp is hosting their 3rd Independence Day Chuckwagon Races and Open Rodeo June 28th through July 2nd and are inviting everyone to join the fun. Posey Hollow owners, Rick and Lora Hosman, said there were more than 400 in attendance last year, and this year looks to be even bigger. “This year we have ...

  • 27 June

    MMS Cheerleaders Invited to Participate in Magic Kingdom Thanksgiving Parade

    BY MELANIE WADE – Several Mena Middle School Cheerleaders were recently chosen to participate in the annual Magic Kingdom Thanksgiving Parade held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida this November. The MMS squad attended a recent cheer camp where they were chosen for the honor. Dena Johnson, a parent of one of the girls said some of the girls wish ...

  • 27 June

    Mena School District Coping with Project Delays

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Two major projects for the Mena School system have experienced some delays. The District had hoped to initiate work for the $8 million renovation/expansion to the Louise Durham Elementary School as soon as school was dismissed for summer break and had opened the process for bids, but as Superintendent Benny Weston reported to his board during ...

  • 27 June

    Mena to Host 7th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

    SUBMITTED – The Mena Advertising and Promotion Commission will be celebrating America with a fantastic fireworks display at Tapley Park on Saturday, July 1st as part of their 7th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration event. In addition to the fireworks, there will be live entertainment, great food, and activities for children. The fun begins at 5 p.m. with bouncy ...

  • 27 June

    Wilhite Awarded Leon Price Scholarship

    SUBMITTED – This is the 18th year that the Leon Price Scholarship has been awarded to a Polk County student. The scholarship is for $800 and is given in memory of Leon Price, who was a longtime business partner of Price Mobile Homes, Inc., in Mena. The Price family is proud to announce the 2017 recipient as Brittany Wilhite. She ...