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July, 2013

  • 24 July

    City Council Announces Street Overlays Receives ARCO Resolution Supporting Downtown Streetscape

    Mena Mayor George McKee announced the streets scheduled for overlay during the July City Council Meeting. South Mena Street from Hwy 71 to Holly Street is scheduled to be milled with new overlay. Morgan Avenue from Ransom Road to Dallas Avenue, which has seen dramatic increase in traffic since the opening of the new Mena High School, will also be ...

  • 24 July

    Two Arrested in Church Burglary

    [MENA] On July 17, the Mena Police Department released that arrests were made in the burglary of the Crossing church that occured in February of this year. On February 4, 2013, The Crossing Church reported a burglary to police of their business office located on North Mena Street. Det. Brandon Martin stated that suspects broke into the building and stole ...

  • 24 July

    OSRI Founding Members Honored

    A retirement party was held on July 18, 2013 at The Oaks to honor four of the founding members of the Ouachita Seniors and Retirees, Inc.  Through their dedication and hard work, they were able to provide Mena with a new Senior Center and also The Oaks Assisted Living Facility. Pictured from left to right are:  Jim Harnar, Ruby Murphy, ...

  • 24 July

    Personal Care Aide Training Complete

    Trainees completed a 40 hour Personal Care Aide Training Course held in Mena at the Polk County Health Department. They learned how to care for individuals who are elderly and/or disabled. Activities of daily living were taught along with proper hand washing techniques, infection control, proper body mechanics, HIPPA, fall prevention, home and patient safety and other personal care aide ...

  • 24 July

    Tea & Lemons for Paws!

    Brooklynn Starr (right) and Shianne Johns (left) decided to have an ice tea and lemonade stand to benefit the Humane Society of the Ouachitas . They donated their profit of $17 to the shelter. Freeman (middle) is one of the animals benefiting from their generosity. All of the members of HSO would like to thank Brooklynn and Shianne for their ...

  • 24 July

    Celebrating 8-Year Partnership

    The West Arkansas Homecare Agency and the Ouachita Regional Hospice hosted a celebration for Mena Regional Health System in gratitude of an 8-year partnership the two agencies have enjoyed with the local hospital. West Arkansas HomeCare offers Skilled Nurse Services, Physical Therapy, Social Worker, and Home Health Aide. They  also provide Lifeline Services to our patients who qualify. [PHOTO BY ...

  • 17 July

    Diamond Rio Headlining Crystal Music Festival this Weekend

    By Larry Block Cheryl and Orville Murphy, owners of the Board Camp Campground and Crystal Mine in Board Camp, at 110 Hickory Ridge (Polk County Rd. 62), near Mena, Arkansas, have announced the lineup for the large two-weekend outdoor musical event, The Crystal Music Festival on their 50 acre property, on July 19 -21 and 26-28. In addition to the ...

  • 17 July

    Going for the Gold!

    Six members of the Mena Barracudas Swim Team recently qualified to be part of TEAM ARKANSAS and will be competing with the rest of the state’s top swimmers in the AAU Junior Olympics in Ann Arbour, Michigan, July 26-29. To qualify, swimmers had to place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at a qualifying meet. Levering placed 3rd in the 200m IM ...

  • 17 July

    Union Bank to be Featured in Arkansas Business ‘Best Places to Work in Arkansas’

    By LeAnn Dilbeck Union Bank of Mena is among twelve companies to be featured in a state-wide publication’s inaugural class of ‘Best Places to Work in Arkansas.’ Union Bank President and CEO Philip Hensley was quick to credit the entire local bank team for the honor, “No one individual is responsible for this accolade – it is truly up to ...

  • 17 July

    Arnold Arrested for Failure to Make Restitution Payments

    By LeAnn Dilbeck Charles Benton Arnold, age 24, was arrested and spent July 4 in the Polk County Detention Center for failure to make court-ordered restitution payments following his guilty plea to four felonies stemming from a string of fires in the Shady Grove Community in the summer of 2011. Arnold pled guilty to four counts of Solicitation to Commit ...