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October, 2014

  • 11 October

    Locals Earn Top Medals at State Powerlifting Meet

    [MENA] Larry Wood of Ouachita Wellness and Sports Center and Dr. Paul Buschman of Mena Regional Health System competed Saturday, October 4 in the Arkansas State Championship Powerlifting Meet at Russellville, Arkansas. Larry Wood won first place in the Master’s Division (ages 50-55), 259 Pound Weight Class. Larry squatted 460 pounds, bench pressed 410 pounds, and dead lifted 300 (limited ...

  • 9 October

    Mena Intermountain Airport to Receive $270,000 Grant from FAA

    Mena Intermountain Airport is one of eight airports in the state that will receive grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration. Over $4.1 million will be shared between the chosen airports. Mena will receive $270,000 out of that total. According to Airport Manager Will Robbins, all airports of good size are required by the FAA to maintain strict standards. Those ...

  • 9 October

    Public Golf Course in Need of Help

    BY MELANIE BUCK – In the late 1920’s, Mena Golf Association deeded land over to the Mena Lions Club that has become known as Mena Lions Club Public Golf Course. For almost a century, the greens and clubhouse have been open for the enjoyment of Polk County citizens and visitors. For several years the property also sported a ballpark. In ...

  • 9 October

    Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Merle Norman

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A ribbon cutting was held today welcoming the downtown and the Chamber’s newest member, Merle Norman / The Peacock Walk located at 410 Sherwood #4. The store’s entrance is off Mena Street, just behind Books & Stuff.  Each of the certified Merle Norman cosmetologists are excited to join Mena and are looking forward to serving the ...

  • 9 October

    Local CASA Volunteers Receive High Honors

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Local CASA Volunteers Ken and Anna Marks and local CASA Director Cynthia Martin received awards at the 2014 State CASA Conference. CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children in order to provide children with a safe and healthy environment in permanent homes. They insure that ...

  • 8 October

    Roberts Defense Team Receives Another Continuance

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Karl D. Roberts appeared in Polk County Circuit Court today but his defense team argued and received another continuance, claiming that they had not received notice of today’s hearing, and their witnesses were not available. The new hearing date has not yet been set. It was just over one year ago that Karl D. Roberts stated, ...

  • 7 October

    Mena Advertising & Promotion Commission Names Riner as New Marketing Director

    BY LEANN DILBECK – William Rainey, Chair of Mena’s Advertising and Promotion Commission, has announced that Candace Riner has been named the new Marketing Director. Riner is charged with promoting Mena to increase the tourism industry that is proven to be one of the county’s top and most viable economic stimulators. Riner said that she considers it both an honor ...

  • 7 October

    First in Local History to have Multiple County Officials Serving on State Boards

    BY MELANIE BUCK – In the past twelve months, three officials of Polk County have been honored by being appointed or elected to positions on Arkansas state boards. Polk County Clerk Terri Harrison was chosen last October as the 2014-2015 President of the State Association of County Clerks. The Association is an executive board that provides continuing education to county ...

  • 7 October

    Ferguson Battling Kidney Disease

    Sister Perfect Match for Transplant BY MELANIE BUCK – Back in April, Mena native Craig Ferguson visited his doctor due to cramps he was having in his lower back. The cramps were so bad that he was unable to sleep. The doctor began testing to find the source of the pain. Little did Ferguson know that the visit would be ...

  • 7 October

    Fields of Faith Returns to Bearcat Stadium

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena is proud to again welcome Fields of Faith to Bearcat Stadium on Wednesday, October 8. In its fourth year locally, Fields of Faith is a movement that began in 2002 when Jeff Martin, Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes Area Director, “prayed about what to do with his heartfelt frustration regarding the temptations and spiritual battles ...