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April, 2014

  • 28 April

    Toombs Passes the Torch to New Veterans Service Officer, Bryan Ham

    [MENA, Ark.] Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison has announced the retirement of Veterans Service Officer, Bob Toombs,, effective May 1, 2014. Toombs says he has considered it an honor and a privilege to serve our veterans for the past 8 years. Judge Ellison said, “The Polk County VSO is losing one of the finest individuals I have ever known. Bob ...

  • 28 April

    National Day of Prayer to be Observed Thursday

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The 63rd annual National Day of Prayer will be observed this Thursday, May 1. It will be observed locally at the Polk County Courthouse at noon. Various pastors will lead seven different prayer groups to pray for government, church, military, family, education, media and business. John Bornschein, Vice Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task ...

  • 28 April

    Abernathy Honored with Champion of Rural Arkansas Lifetime Achievement Award

    [NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.]  Bill Abernathy, a lifelong resident of Mena, was honored Friday night in North Little Rock with a Champion of Rural Arkansas Lifetime Achievement award.  The award was presented by Rural Community Alliance, a statewide nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for rural schools and rural communities.   Abernathy’s award was co-sponsored by Union Bank of Mena whose ...

  • 28 April

    Local Salvation Army Accepting Supplies for Central Arkansas Tornado Victims

    BY LEANN DILBECK – As many local residents are grappling with the all too familiar scene in Central Arkansas following last night’s devastating tornado, their true character quickly emerges as they look for ways to contribute and help these storm ravaged communities. Residents remember all of the kindness shown to our local community following the destructive April 2009 tornado and ...

  • 24 April

    Annual ‘Drug Take Back Day’ Scheduled for Saturday

    The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring the annual Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26th.  This event will be held at the front door of the Polk County Courthouse, beginning at 10 AM and ending at 1PM.  Officials will be collecting prescription medications that are no longer needed or are old and out of date, so that ...

  • 24 April

    Logan McCourtney Named New Children/Youth Minister at DABC

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Dallas Avenue Baptist Church is proud to name Logan McCourtney as their new Children/Youth Minister, replacing Carl Fair who accepted a new opportunity as Senior Pastor at the First Baptist Church in Dardanelle. Logan is the son of Dr. Bill and Sherri McCourtney and graduated from Mena High School in 2010, and Arkansas State University in ...

  • 23 April

    Adams Honored with Antony Hobbs Award in Little Rock

    Steve Sullivan from KATV channel 7 presented Timmery Adams with the Antony Hobbs Award on April 14th, 2014 at the 5th annual Full Court Awards banquet in Little Rock, AR. Antony Hobbs was a remarkable young man who loved life and especially basketball. Antony was playing for the Little Rock Parkview Patriots when he collapsed on the court and passed away secondary ...

  • 23 April

    2014 “Pretty Woman” Male Beauty Pageant this Saturday

    An interesting fundraiser is planned for this Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Mena High School to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The Courthouse Heroes are presenting the 2014 Pretty Woman Male Beauty Pageant and tickets are going fast. Tickets are on sale at the Polk County Courthouse in the Circuit Clerk’s, County Clerk’s, and Assessor’s ...

  • 23 April

    MRHS Honors Volunteers during National Volunteer Week

    [MENA] In honor of National Volunteer Week, Mena Regional Health System treated all volunteers to a luncheon at The Limetree Restaurant in Mena.  The volunteers enjoyed special entertainment by Little Miss Polk County, Savannah Levering, and many awards were presented.  The Volunteers of the Year included;  Marilyn Davenport, Auxiliary, Laura Keaton, Front Entrance Volunteer and Kim Hurst, Surgery Department Volunteer. Tim ...

  • 23 April

    Remembering Hearts Forever Meetings & Events

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Remembering Hearts Forever is a beautiful organization, started by Diane Mathis, mother of Susan Mathis, in 2008.  They meet often and were established, specifically for parents, grandparents and siblings who have lost a child, any age, any cause.  According to Jayne Richmond, mother of Jason Richmond, “The group works [similar to a support system] to allow ...