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February, 2018

  • 14 February

    Finley Seeks to Keep Seat

    Incumbent Ben Finley, who has served on the Polk County Quorum Court for ten years, has announced his intent to seek re-election. Finley submitted the following: “Ben Finley has announced his intention to run for re-election to the Quorum Court District 1.”

  • 14 February

    Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison Announces he will Seek Re-Election

    SUBMITTED – Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison released his announcement of intent to seek re-election on February 6, 2018. “Seven years ago I took on this challenging but rewarding task of managing our wonderful rural county. I am grateful to our citizens for allowing me to serve. Today I am announcing my intention to seek re-election. “I believe we have ...

  • 13 February

    Mena Grad Chosen to Lead Multi-Billion Dollar Corporation

    BY MELANIE WADE – Matthew Maddox, a 1994 graduate of Mena High School, has been named as the new CEO of Wynn Resorts, following the resignation of founder and longtime CEO Steve Wynn. Maddox will lead the $17 billion global gaming company following a four year stint as president of the company. He has been employed at Wynn Resorts since ...

  • 13 February

    Election Commission Seeks Volunteer Polling Workers

    SUMBITTED – Elections are just around the corner and the Polk County Election Commission is asking for more volunteers that are interested in working at the polling places on Election Day or during Early Voting. Individuals that volunteer to work as an election official must be a resident and a registered voter of Polk County, must be willing to attend ...

  • 13 February

    Let the Good Times Roll with February Cash Mob

    It’s once again time for shopping and fun.  On Saturday, February 10, at 10 a.m., the Cash Mob sponsored by Mena Downtown Partners will be hosted by Chameleon Arts.  The theme for this month’s Mob is Mardi Gras. Mob’sters will enjoy coffee, refreshments, door prizes and games prior to the name of the shop to be ‘mobbed’ being drawn. Since ...

  • 13 February

    Shelter Insurance® Foundation and Kenny Miller Sponsor Local High School Scholarship

    This spring, the Shelter Insurance Foundation will award a $2000 scholarship to a graduate of Cossatot River High School.  Shelter Agent Kenny Miller sponsors and partially funds this scholarship. A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient.  The committee will consider each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and ...

  • 13 February

    MRHS Promotes Little Hats, Big Hearts

    Mena Regional Health System partnered with the American Heart Association for ‘Little Hats, Big Hearts’, a program designed to raise awareness of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the world. Even children who are born with healthy hearts can develop cardiovascular disease because of poor lifestyle ...

  • 13 February

    2018 Polar Plunge to Take Place at Lake Wilhelmina

    BY MELANIE WADE – The 2018 Polar Plunge is heading back to the icy waters of Lake Wilhelmina this year after being hosted at a variety of other locations in the last few years. The Polar Plunge is held each year to raise money for Special Olympics Arkansas. This year’s event will take place on February 24th. Registration will begin ...

  • 13 February

    Turner Passes League Certification Program

    SUBMITTED – The Arkansas Municipal League congratulates James Earl Turner, Mena City Council Member, who has maintained his status as a Certified Municipal Official through the League’s Voluntary Certified Continuing Education Program. The certified municipal officials were honored at the League’s 2018 Winter Conference, held January 10-12 in Fort Smith. Numerous municipal officials representing cities and towns from across the ...

  • 13 February

    Committee to Recommend Tabling North Morgan Proposal Indefinitely

    BY MELANIE WADE – The Mena City Council Street Committee met on Monday, January 29, 2018 to discuss options for the proposed North Morgan Street project following a letter from the Arkansas Highway Commission. After a recent study, the Highway Commission has stated a traffic light would not be warranted at the would-be intersection and that re-aligning the new road ...