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April, 2019

  • 17 April

    OLT Announces Cast for “Annie”

    Rehearsals are well underway for Ouachita Little Theatre’s next musical production, “Annie.”  Opening night is Thursday, May 16, 7:30 PM with another evening performance on Friday May 17. There will be a Saturday matinee on May 18 (no performance on Mena graduation day, Sunday, May 19.)  Additional performances will be held Memorial Day weekend as follows:  Friday, May 24 & ...

  • 17 April

    UA Rich Mountain PTK Chapter Inducts New Members

    The UA Rich Mountain Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recently inducted new members. Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and rewards high-achieving students and provides opportunities through Honors in Action and the Five Star Competitve Edge to develop such critical skills as problem solving, project planning, team building, effective communication and conflict resolution. These skills give students a competitive edge when ...

  • 17 April

    Master Gardeners: Who We Are, and What We Do

    By Ann Glenn, Master Gardener The annual Plant Sale sponsored by the Polk County Master Gardeners will be held Sat., May 11th from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Polk County Fairgrounds Education Building. Traditionally, this sale has been to provide the community with a reliable source of healthy plants, well-adapted to our particular region. Most of the plants ...

  • 17 April

    Judge Announces Candidacy For Court of Appeals Seat

    (HOT SPRINGS)  Judge Emily White announced recently that she will seek the District 4, Position 2, Arkansas Court of Appeals seat.     The district covers 15 counties along the western part of the state from Sebastian to Miller Counties and includes Logan, Scott, Yell, Garland, Montgomery, Polk, Sevier, Howard, Pike, Clark, Hot Spring, Hempstead and Little River. Governor Asa ...

  • 17 April

    Polk County Library Collecting Labels

    (MENA)  The Polk County Library is collecting UPC labels from Best Choice Foods. The labels can be dropped off at the Polk County Library in downtown Mena or at James Foods in Mena..

  • 17 April

    Humane Society of the Ouachitas Radiothon Scheduled for May 8th

    (MENA) The Humane Society of the Ouachitas will be holding its Annual Radiothon on Wednesday, May 8th at the The Pulse Multimedia / KENA 104.1 FM studios. Listeners will be encouraged to call in with pledges between 9am and Noon. Various representatives from HSO will be on hand to talk about the various needs of the organization. Pledges can also ...

  • 17 April

    Proclamation For Alcohol Awareness Month in Mena

    (MENA)   Mena Mayor Seth Smith was at the Mena Middle School on Friday morning for a special event. Mayor Smith was surrounded by BADD (Bearcats Against Destructive Decisions) students as he signed a proclamation making April, Alcohol Awareness Month in Mena.

  • 17 April

    Hutchinson Set To Reorganize State Cabinet Positions To Save About $15 Million A Year

    (LITTLE ROCK) Before the final day of the 2019 Arkansas State Legislative session began, Governor Asa Hutchinson said he wanted to reorganize government to reduce the number of state agencies reporting directly to him from 42 to 15. The plan was in House Bill 1763 by Rep. Andy Davis, R-Little Rock. Final action came on Wednesday, April 10th, when, after ...

  • 17 April

    2020 Arkansas State Government Budget

    (LITTLE ROCK)  Also Wednesday, the House and Senate sent the governor bills that would distribute the state’s proposed general revenue budget of $5.75 billion to various programs in the fiscal year starting July 1. In a 35-0 vote, the Senate approved House Bill 1876 — the Revenue Stabilization Act for fiscal 2020. In an 87-5 vote, the House approved identical ...

  • 17 April

    Governor Signs Reorganization Plan Into Law

    (LITTLE ROCK)  Governor Asa Hutchinson on Thursday signed a 2,047-page bill into law that will implement his plan to reduce the number of state agencies reporting to him from 42 to 15, effective July 1. The Republican governor also announced the creation of a transition team to help with the implementation of House Bill 1763 by Rep. Andy Davis, R-Little ...