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February, 2017

  • 23 February

    Courthouse Heroes to Host Miss Sweetcheeks Male Beauty Pageant

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Polk County Courthouse Heroes Relay for Life Team is kicking off their fundraising season with the Miss Sweetcheeks Male Beauty Pageant. The event raises money for the American Cancer Society through the Polk County Relay for Life. The comedic event will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 6 p.m. in the Mena High School ...

  • 23 February

    Mena’s Interact Club Visits PCDC

    Clint Buck, President of Mena’s Interact Club (a junior branch of Rotary International), along with club sponsor and Rotarian Charles Pitman, and Interact member Lily Garrett visited the clients at the PCDC Adult Wellness and Education Center on Valentine’s Day. The crew handed out sweet treats, along with plenty of smiles and hugs to the clients.

  • 23 February

    Senior Center Fundraiser to be held at Mena Mountain Resort

    BY MELANIE BUCK – A fundraiser is being held on Friday, February 24th for the Mena/Polk County Senior Center. The center provides meals and activities five days a week to area senior citizens and appreciate the community’s support. Organizers hope attendees will truly enjoy watching Blithe Spirit while raising money for a worthy cause. Blithe Spirit is a comedic play ...

  • 23 February

    Severe Weather Awareness Week

    As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Arkansas, the U of A Cooperative Extension Service, Polk County Office of Emergency Service, and Daniel Communications have partnered to bring Polk County Severe Weather Day to you on Wednesday, March 1 from 1 to 6 pm at the Polk County Extension Education Center at 211 DeQueen Street in Mena. There will ...

  • 22 February

    County Assessor Announces Mobile Office

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Polk County Assessor Jovan Thomas has announced her plans to open two mobile offices to bring added convenience to county residents in assessing their property for 2017. The first will be held Tuesday, February 28 at the Cossatot Senior Center in Wickes. Thomas explained that she and her department will be there “when the doors open” ...

  • 22 February

    Mena UDC Attends Texarkana Lee, Jackson, Maury Luncheon

    SUBMITTED – The Mena ladies of the Captain William Harrison Earp Chapter 2718 attended their first luncheon celebrating Lee/Jackson/Maury Birthdays, during January in Texarkana, Arkansas. The guest speaker was Dr. Samuel E. Mitchum, Jr., author of over 40 books, appearances on the History Channel, a visiting professor at West Point, and former professor at Henderson State University. Professor Mitchum presented ...

  • 22 February

    Severe Weather Awareness Day Planned for Polk County

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Polk County is planning a Severe Weather Awareness Day in conjunction with Arkansas Severe Weather Week, February 26th – March 4th. On March 1st, at the Polk County Extension Education Center at 211 DeQueen Street, between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Polk County residents can drop by and bring your weather radio for set up assistance ...

  • 22 February

    Mena High School Senior Receives DAR Good Citizen Award

    SUBMITTED – On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) James K. Polk Chapter selected Mena High School senior, Avanlea Noelle Furr as first place winner in a Good Citizen Program and Scholarship contest. Furr’s essay is entitled “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It: How Do the Combined Actions of Many ...

  • 21 February

    Accident Knocks Out Post on Main Street

    BY MELANIE BUCK – A lamppost in front of City Hall in Mena was hit and knocked over by a motor vehicle after the driver suffered leg pains that distracted his driving. Clifton Dover, age 61, was driving northbound on Mena Street in a 2002 Dodge Mini Van around 8:25 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, when he veered off ...

  • 21 February

    Local Teen Airlifted in Valentine’s Day Rollover

    BY MELANIE BUCK – A two-vehicle accident occurred on Iron Mountain around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 amid rainy conditions that sent one driver to the hospital with a critical injury. A vehicle driven by 18-year old Natalie Renard, of Mena, rolled over and rested on its top, leaving her temporarily trapped. Renard was airlifted to a Baptist ...