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April, 2017

  • 12 April

    Mena School Board Moving Ahead with Road and Renovation Projects

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena School Board is prepared to move ahead on a couple of major projects that are upcoming for the district. In their March monthly meeting, the school board signed an easement for the North Morgan Street roadway agreement, contingent upon the State Highway Commission’s plans. Although an exact start date is not set for the ...

  • 12 April

    Mena PD Nabs Armed Suspect: Avoids Shoot-Out

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Police officers’ quick response ended an apprehension before it escalated to a shoot-out last week at the Budget Inn Motel in Mena. On Monday, April 3, 2017, Mena Police Chief Brandon Martin, along with Officers Ronnie Richardson, Jessie Curry, and Detective Norm Gray traveled to the Budget Inn after receiving a tip that Jason Tomblin ...

  • 12 April

    Horticulture Entries at the County Fair  

    Spring has sprung and it’s time to start gardening, if you haven’t already.  As you plan what you will grow this year, think about what you might be able to enter in the fair.  There is a class for just about anything you might grow in your garden, flower beds or landscaping.  There is a new gardening trend right now where you plant ...

  • 12 April

    Egger Launches House Address Number Campaign to Stress Importance

    BY MELANIE BUCK – House address numbers are an important addition to your home and one that could save your life, or the life of someone you love, in an emergency situation. Mena Fire Department Chief Steve Egger is a firm believer in prevention and would like for the public to be aware of the importance of having your address ...

  • 12 April

    Emblem Club to Install New Officers

    Emblem Clubs from Mena and Hot Springs met on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Mena Elks Lodge to install new officers. The two groups are the last of the Emblem Clubs in Arkansas and work in close conjunction to keep their programs going.

  • 12 April

    Churches Join Together to Host Annual Community Sunrise Service

    There will be a Community Easter Sunrise Service this Sunday, April 16th, at Bearcat Stadium in Mena. All are welcome to attend this annual event as all denominations gather together in observance of the return of Christ Jesus. The service will begin at 6:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Bill Seitz pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Mena.

  • 12 April

    Earth Day Celebration to Feature Tesla car and an ELF

    BY MELANIE BUCK – A city-wide Earth Day Celebration is being planned by the Polk County Environmentalists and they hope that all will attend to learn more about a human’s footprint on the planet and how each can do their part to make that imprint a little smaller. The celebration will be held on Earth Day, Aprill 22nd, from 10 ...

  • 12 April

    Mena Downtown Partners Name Judy Thompson as Liaison Officer

    At the April meeting of the Mena Downtown Partners (MDP), Judy Thompson was appointed to serve the group as Liaison Officer. As such, she will work with and communicate to downtown businesses and the mayor’s office. Rick Chrisman, MDP president, noted that most of the businesses downtown have no extra time or staff to pursue the goals of MDP in ...

  • 12 April

    DAV Visits Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab

    Members of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Auxiliary visited Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab on March 20th to present door plaques to veterans. Rose McLain and Carol Burns presented veteran Albert Alexander with a plaque. The plaques let visitors and other patients know that a veteran is in the room.

  • 12 April

    Annual Chamber Banquet Raises Record Amount Scholarship Fund

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Banquet and Membership Celebration was presented to a full house at the CMA Iron Mountain Pavillion on Thursday, April 6. The Chamber raised a record-setting $10,000 through their annual auction, which provides funding for their scholarship program. Former Razorback Quarterback Tyler Wilson was the guest speaker and was ‘sold’ as ...