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October, 2014

  • 18 October

    Shadowriders Equestrian Drill Team Completed Ride with Pride

    Shadowriders Equestrian Drill Team of Mena, AR traveled to Choctaw, OK to compete in the Tri-States Equestrian Drill Association’s annual Ride With Pride.  The team competed in four divisions – Short Program, Freestyle, Rodeo and Theme. Shadowriders placed first in the Rodeo and Theme Divisions and second in the Short Program and Freestyle Divisions.  Points were earned for each ride ...

  • 18 October

    Evans Winner of Inaugural Jim Richardson Memorial Cup

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Saturday, October 13, the Ouachita Men’s Golf Association (OMGA) met to award its inaugural Jim Richardson Memorial Cup to the golfer with the highest score throughout their season.  Presenting the award was OMGA president, Bob Tillman and Lorelei Richardson, wife of the late Jim Richardson. “This year when we had our organization meeting we decided to ...

  • 18 October

    MRHS Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Regional Health System has had a full month of activities in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The final event will be ‘Cook for a Cure’ on Thursday, October 30. MRHS employees will cook their best chili to sell by the bowl to the public and will be served with crackers and cheese for $5. ...

  • 18 October

    Lioness Fundraiser Raises Thousands for the Community

    [MENA] Mena Lioness Lions recently held their annual Auction Fundraiser at the new Ouachita Center at Rich Mountain Community College. The fundraiser has become one of Mena’s finest social events, and profitable. More than $18,000 was raised to benefit local charities.

  • 18 October

    Veteran’s Hold Appreciation Dinner for Local Law Enforcement

    BY MELANIE BUCK – For time out of memory, the Frank Fried Post #18 American Legion has held an annual banquet for law enforcement officers to show recognition and appreciation of their dedication and hard work while keeping our county safe. On Tuesday, October 14, many city, county, and state law enforcement lined up for a steak dinner prepared by ...

  • 18 October

    Sociable Seniors Group Produces Laughter and Friendship

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Polk County Sociable Seniors met Wednesday at Papa’s Mexican Café for their monthly luncheon. Diane Mathis, and husband Ken, began the group after moving to Mena in May 2007. Mathis said, “We didn’t know anyone here. We don’t have family, children, or co-workers here so we needed a way to meet people.” They held their ...

  • 17 October

    Shady Grove VFD Responds to Blaze

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire call Tuesday evening approximately 5 miles west of Mena on Highway 8. According to reports, someone recently purchased the home and had begun to remodel the interior. No one was living in the home and there is no electricity connected to the residence. Shady Grove VFD ...

  • 16 October

    39th Annual CMA Changing of the Colors Rally & Fall Foliage Festival

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The thunderous roar of thousands of motorcycles can be heard around the county this week as the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) welcomes approximately 3,000 of its members from across the world to the 39th Annual Changing of the Colors Rally held at their International Headquarters on Iron Mountain in Hatfield, Arkansas. In addition to CMA’s annual ...

  • 15 October

    Issue 3 Hot Topic of Debate

    BY MELANIE BUCK – A hot topic on the November ballot for Arkansas voters is Issue Number 3. As election day is less than a month away, supporters and opponents are actively advocating either for or against the Issue that will appear on the ballot for Arkansas voters to ultimately determine the fate. Officially, Issue 3 is ‘The Arkansas Elected ...

  • 15 October

    Mena Native Clay Newcomb to be Keynote Speaker at Upcoming Sportsman’s Banquet

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Pastor Scott O’Rear, of First Baptist Church Hatfield, has announced Clay Newcomb as the guest speaker for the church’s annual Sportsman’s Banquet to be held on November 1 at 6 p.m. at the church, located on Hwy. 71 South in Hatfield. Newcomb is a native to Mena and is the owner and publisher of Bear Hunting ...