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October, 2017

  • 25 October

    Relay for Life to Host Movie Night in the Park

    BY MELANIE WADE – Polk County Relay for Life will host Movie Night in the Park on Saturday night, October 28th, as a fundraiser to aid in their fight against cancer. Hocus Pocus will be the family friendly movie that entertains all ages. Hocus Pocus is the 1993 cult classic, starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimi, that ...

  • 25 October

    Hampton Aviation Growing & Expanding

    Hampton Aviation hosted a luncheon for community leaders Tuesday, October 24, to announce that the company continues “growing and expanding” as President Larry Davis explained. The company opened a third hangar recently that has expanded their work area to over 65,000 s.f. designed with an extensive list of aircraft in mind. Davis added that the company serves government contracts as ...

  • 25 October

    Flourish Women’s Conference to be Held in Mena

    BY MELANIE WADE – A women’s conference will soon be held in Mena and organizers hope that the event will make women ‘flourish’ in their daily lives – hence the name, Flourish Women’s Conference. “Flourish is a two-day event for the ‘next generation female’ to be equipped, encouraged, empowered, and inspired to flourish where they are planted and become all ...

  • 24 October

    National Merit Award Bestowed to Local VFW Post

    BY MELANIE WADE – The local branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, commonly known as the VFW, received a national award recently for their hardwork and dedication to a particular project. The Frank C. Bainum Post #4451 was the lead sponsor for bringing The Wall That Heals, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., to ...

  • 24 October

    New Family Health & Walk-In Clinic Now Open

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A new family health and walk-in clinic is now open in Mena in the former VA Clinic building on Hwy 71 North next to Arvest Bank.  First Care Family Health and Walk-In Clinic is one of 11 locations operated by HealthStar, which was established in April 2000, and now includes 15 physicians, 23 Advanced Practice Nurse ...

  • 19 October

    Blazes Erupt in Two-Vehicle Collision

    BY MELANIE WADE – A two-vehicle accident at the junction of Highways 71 and 88 caused both to erupt into flames and backed up Mena’s busy afterschool traffic as well on Wednesday afternoon, October 18, 2017. The accident occurred at 3:13 p.m. Mena Police Department arrived on the scene at 3:14 p.m. and dispatched the Mena Fire Department due to ...

  • 18 October

    Fire Engulfs Mobile Home; Family Loses Everything

    BY MELANIE WADE – A mobile home was lost to fire Wednesday morning in Mena. Polk County’s 911 Dispatch received a call and paged out the Mena Fire Department at 9:02 a.m. to respond to a structure fire at 2201 Edwards Street. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on the scene. Mena Fire Department had eleven personnel on ...

  • 18 October

    Dry September Leads to October Burn Ban

    BY MELANIE WADE – A burn ban remains in effect for Polk County, along with 31 other counties in the state, following a lack of adequate rainfall last month. After having above average rainfall from February through August of this year, September turned out to be extremely dry, causing hazardous fire conditions for much of the state. According to U.S. ...

  • 18 October

    Master Gardeners Dedicate Memorial Bench

    BY MELANIE WADE – The Master Gardeners of Polk County celebrated their 29th anniversary on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Polk County Extension Office Education Building. Dozens were in attendance as they gathered to reminisce over the last three decades, those they have met along the way, and to welcome newcomers to the group. As part of their celebration, ...

  • 18 October

    Lioness Assist Lions Disaster Relief Trailer

    The Mena Lioness Lions took up a collection at their September monthly meeting to help restock the Lions District 7L Disaster Relief Trailer. The trailer was depleted of its supplies following a trip to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey. Their donation was $1,409. President Jana Harris presented the check to district Governor Larry Ketcham.