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March, 2017

  • 15 March

    Cove History Club is Writing A Book of History

    SUBMITTED – The Cove History Club meets every second Thursday of each month between 2-4p.m. at the Cove Library, located at the Cove City Hall. They invite anyone who has ever lived in the township of Cover to join them in the journey of writing a book. This request is from the newly established library volunteers. “Every family is important ...

  • 15 March

    County Assessor to Hold Mobile Office

    The Polk County Assessor’s Office is preparing to host another mobile office, this time at the Mena/Polk County Senior Center. Everyone is welcome to attend and visit with the Assessor, Jovan Thomas, and take care of your 2017 assessments. Thomas will be set up at the Mena/Polk Senior Center on Thursday, March 16th, at 10 a.m. The Assessor’s Mobile Office ...

  • 15 March

    City Implements Mobile Speed Sign

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The City of Mena has purchased and implemented the use of a mobile speed sign to help decrease the number of traffic accidents and help drivers to be mindful of their speed. “We average 25-30 wrecks a month and this will be a useful tool to help get those down,” explained Mena Police Chief Brandon Martin. ...

  • 15 March

    Chamber of Commerce Announces 2016 Community Award Nominees

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce has announced their 2016 Community Award Nominees, with winners to be announced at the annual Chamber Banquet in April. Nominees are submitted by community members each year for the awards, and winners are voted on by the Chamber’s membership. The deadline to cast a ballot is Friday, March 17, 2017. ...

  • 15 March

    ArkansasGives to Benefit Several Local Charities

    BY MELANIE BUCK – ArkansasGives is preparing for their annual fundraising event and several local organizations are in the mix, trying to raise much needed funds and earn enough for extra bonus dollars offered through the program. ArkansasGives is a 12-hour online giving event that will be held on April 6th, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is sponsored ...

  • 14 March

    Mayor Signs Proclamation for The Wall That Heals

    BY MELANIE BUCK – A proclamation signing was held at Mena City Hall on Thursday, March 9, 2017 for The Wall That Heals. Mayor George McKee signed the proclamation declaring the week of March 20-27, 2017 as the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Week. The proclamation states in part, “Whereas millions of Americans demonstrated their patriotic commitment in the Vietnam War; ...

  • 14 March

    Fresh Start to Host Walk for Life

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center will host a Walk for Life as a fundraising event for the center on April 15, at Janssen Park in Mena. Candace Riner, organizer of the event, said they have wanted to host the event for several years and are now in a position to do so. “My heart for this ...

  • 10 March

    Local Student Named Arkansas National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist by National Geographic Society

    Sophia Vacca, daughter of Scott and Ashley Vacca, and a fifth grader at Holly Harshman Elementary has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Arkansas National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR on Friday, March 31, ...

  • 10 March

    Citizens Given Free Weather Radios

    The U of A Cooperative Extension Service, Polk County Office of Emergency Management, and Daniel Communications partnered together to bring Polk County a Severe Weather Awareness Day on March 1st and gave away 100 free weather radios in less than one hour. The event was held to bring awareness of severe weather to citizens as the ‘stormy season’ approaches. Educational ...

  • 10 March

    Senior Center Honors Nonagenarians

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena/Polk County Senior Center honored their 90-something clients on Thursday, March 2nd, with cake and music. Gator and Friends provided music while several danced and others clapped along and visited. Although there are many more, eight 90-somethings, or nonagenarians as they are officially considered, were present on Thursday. When asked what they attributed to living ...