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April, 2017

  • 19 April

    Maddox & Westerman Tour HCI and Airport

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Congressman Bruce Westerman visited Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport and Healthy Connections, Inc., on Monday, April 17, touring facilities and listening to concerns from both businesses about legislation and regulations that negatively impact their economic prosperity, and that of their patrons. Westerman represents the 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, having been elected in ...

  • 19 April

    Joe David Rice to Speak at Tourism Day Luncheon

    The Mena Advertising & Promotion Commission will be hosting a Tourism Day Luncheon on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain’s Ouachita Center. Joe David Rice, Tourism Director for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, will be the featured speaker. Tourism is a $26.2 million industry in Mena and Polk County, with the community ...

  • 19 April

    Mena Senior Behavioral Health Sponsors Root Beer Floats

    Mena Senior Behavioral Health sponsored a Root Beer & Coke Float social at the Mena/Polk Senior Center on Thursday, April 13. While at the Center, members of the Behavioral Health center also provided information about Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

  • 19 April

    Mena Regional Auxiliary Presents $5,000 in Scholarships

    The Mena Regional Auxiliary Scholarship Committee recently awarded five recipients with $1,000 scholarships.  Those honored included La’Jennifer Lynn Nash, Medical Billing and Coding; Vanessa Rae Rice, Medical Billing and Coding; Jared Ray Standridge, LPN; Brianne Nicole Allen, Medical Billing and Coding; and Kaylynn Victoria Vaughn, Mental Health of Geriatrics (LPN to RN Program). The committee members pictured presenting the scholarships ...

  • 19 April

    MRHS Auxiliary Attends 2017 Hospital Auxiliary Association Meeting

    Several members of the Mena Regional Auxiliary recently attended the Spring 2017 Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association Valley District Meeting.  The annual meeting was held at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center Annex in Russellville, Arkansas.  Members in attendance included: Billie Joplin, Sue Wigger, Linda Johnson, Marilyn Davenport, and Martha Edwards.

  • 19 April

    Oculus Provides Real-World Experiences from the Moon to the Trenches

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Walking on the moon and exploring museums without ever leaving the classroom is what Mena Middle School students are doing thanks to Oculus, a piece of virtual reality gear, made possible for students through the Arkansas & Facebook Techstart Partnership. When the program was announced by Governor Asa Hutchinson in January 2017, he explained the purpose ...

  • 19 April

    Mary Poppins Tickets Go on Sale this Week

    SUBMITTED – Ouachita Little Theatre’s Spring musical is the wildly popular Mary Poppins.  Advance reserve tickets go on sale Thursday, April 20.  Tickets can be purchased at the theatre on weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm.  They may also be purchased on evenings that rehearsals are taking place. “This is a deviation from our usual practice,” said OLT President ...

  • 19 April

    Fire Stopped Inches from Home

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Fire Department responded to what was thought to be a house on fire at 1302 Reeves Street around 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon, April 12, 2017. Upon arriving, the fire was found not to be in the home, but in the yard very close to the home. However, the quick work of fire department personnel stopped ...

  • 19 April

    Earth Day Celebration to be Held This Saturday

    BY MELANIE BUCK – A city-wide Earth Day Celebration will be held on Earth Day, this Saturday, April 22nd, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Janssen Park. The event is set to feature many technological advancements that will wow visitors including an ELF – a solar-powered bicycle-car hybrid, a Tesla electric car, wind turbines, solar panels, and other solar-powered ...

  • 19 April

    Spring Road Projects to Begin in Early May

    BY MELANIE BUCK – County Judge Brandon Ellison has announced the locations of the 2017 Spring seal and reseal projects, which include approximately nine miles of roadway in several parts of the county. In addition, the county has purchased equipment that will speed up the process and save tax dollars. In total, Ellison has prepared 9.1 miles of road for ...