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June, 2020

  • 17 June

    Drive Through Community Veteran’s Recognition Event to be Held

    A Community Veteran’s Recognition, drive-thru lunch and pinning ceremony will be held later this month. According to organizors, the event will take place on Monday June 29, from 11 am-1 pm. It will be held in the  Elite Hospice parking lot, located at 602 DeQueen Street in Mena. A Free bag lunch will be availble for veterans and their spouses. ...

  • 17 June

    Schubbe Named MSA Hometown Hero

    This month Main Street Arkansas is profiling Hometown Heroes from our Main Street communities. One hero announced this week is from right here in Mena. Mitch Schubbe and wife, Jennifer, are business owners in downtown Mena. Like business owners throughout the country, both temporarily closed their businesses when the pandemic began. Over the years, Mitch has been a member of ...

  • 17 June

    Lottery Scholarship Application Deadline Extended To August 1

    LITTLE ROCK, AR –The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery announced today that the deadline to apply for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship has been extended to August 1 with modified eligibility requirements deemed necessary because of COVID-19. Unlike in prior years, students who have a sufficient number of hours and have earned satisfactory academic progress before March 27 are automatically eligible for ...

  • 17 June

    Mena City Council Holds June Meeting

    During their regular June meeting held Tuesday, June 9th, the Mena City Council approved a resolution authorizing the City Clerk/Treasurer to destroy outdated financial records and other documents. The resolution is inline with Arkansas State law, Arkansas Code Annotated 14-59-114 concerning the maintenance and destruction of accounting records, which allows the city to destroy old documents no longer used for ...

  • 17 June

    Governor Hutchinson Issues Executive Orders on Medical Immunity, Business Liability, and Workers Compensation Coverage

    Governor Asa Hutchinson issued executive orders today that clarify Workers Compensation Law during the public-health emergency, protect health care providers from liability, and exempt businesses from liability related to the spread of COVID-19. “I want to thank the General Assembly for its leadership in securing support for limited immunity legislation and for requesting action by the executive order versus calling ...

  • 17 June

    Cancellations, Closings and Changes…

    Wolf Pen Gap Trail system is OPEN.  Forest visitors are asked to avoid congregating at trailheads and parking areas and refrain from gathering in groups of 10 or more. The trail system does close when heavy rain is predicted. For more information, contact the Mena-Oden Ranger District at 479-394-2382 Queen Wilhelmina State Park has announced that all park-driven special events  ...

  • 17 June

    LeadAR Opens Applications for Next Leadership Class

    LeadAR, the state’s premier leadership program, is searching for its next class of leaders. Operated by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, LeadAR offers participants an in-depth and global view of issues facing their communities, state and country. The 22-month program includes bi-monthly seminars, a week in Washington, D.C., to gain insight on the policy-making ...

  • 17 June

    State of Arkansas House of Representatives

    This week, the House Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs Committee reviewed the 2019 Annual Report from Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division. This report along with the quarterly reports from the Department of Human Services’ Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) are difficult to review but necessary in guiding our decisions of where to place ...

  • 10 June

    Black Lives Matter Holds Protest in Mena

    Crowds gathered in Janssen Park this last Sunday in support of the anti-racist group known as ‘Black Lives Matter’. As the mass of over 100 people settled in, several local speakers shared their stories or stories of their loved ones. They spoke about past experiences and about future hopes for our small town of Mena and for Polk County as ...

  • 10 June

    Mena Athletic/Extra Curricular General Guidelines for Re-Entry Per the Governor’s Directive, Arkansas Dept of Health and AAA Guidelines

    Starting June 8th: – All activity is strictly voluntary. The number one priority will be safety for all of our students and staff. Any student athlete that chooses to miss because they do not feel comfortable with the current Covid-19 situation will not be reprimanded in any way. – Minimum Distance of 6 ft between participants at all times regardless ...