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September, 2013

  • 12 September

    Annual School Election to be Held This Tuesday

    There are no contested board races in any of the school districts in Polk County. The proposed millage rate for each school district is the same as their current rate. Even though there are no contested board races and no millage issues, schools are still required by law to conduct an annual school election. Because there are no contested board ...

  • 12 September

    Mena City Council Hears August Reports

    BY LEANN DILBECK – With no old or new business to discuss, the September Mena City Council meeting Tuesday evening was a total of 12 minutes long with council members hearing only from department heads. Airport manager Will Robbins reported that business at the Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport had been traditionally slower, as it is in the summer months, with ...

  • 12 September

    Grace Bible Church Celebrating 40 Year Anniversary

    Grace Bible Church located at 1911 Hwy 71 North, is celebrating 40 years as an organized church in Mena. GBC Senior Pastor Dr. Lamar Austin will be joined by all three previous pastors including, Dr. Leonard Hale, Dr. Jim Furr, and Dr. William Probasco on Sunday, September 22 for a special worship service. All pastors will share in part of ...

  • 11 September

    A touching local story on this National Day of Remembrance

    BY LEANN DILBECK – As we pause on this day, remembering the almost 3,000 victims of that horrific day, residents at Mena’s Peachtree Assisted Living Facility are using the day as a Day of Service, packing care packages for Arkansas’ only unit still currently deployed in the Middle East as a direct result of the terrorist acts that occurred that ...

  • 10 September

    Gorden Family Honored during Farm Bureau Annual Banquet

    Honors Polk County and Western District Farm Family of the Year – Bob & Sarah Gorden BY LEANN DILBECK – Farm Bureau of Arkansas held its annual membership meeting / banquet Monday, September 9 at the Commercial Building at the Polk County Fairgrounds. A fish dinner was provided and served by the Lead for Life 4-H Club. Farm Bureau President ...

  • 9 September

    WWII Hero’s Medals to be Returned to Relatives through the “Iron Horse Express”

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Most likely, the remains of Naval Petty Officer Robert Roland Williford will never be recovered from the East China Sea where he remains on eternal patrol, but his family has now been reunited with his medals he earned for his gallantry service that will forever remain a reminder and heirloom of his ultimate sacrifice made for ...

  • 6 September

    Harper Leads Bearcats to Victory!

    BY LEANN DILBECK – New Bearcat Head Football Coach Harper led the team to a 14-11 victory over the DeQueen Leopards at Bearcat Stadium Friday night! The Bearcat defense showed their impeccable skills constantly holding the Leopards back when they would be within 10-yards of scoring territory. Bearcats scored their first touchdown late in the first quarter but just missed ...

  • 6 September

    25th Annual Mountain Fest Kicks Off Today!

    BY LEANN DILBECK – One of the area’s premiere events, the 25th Annual Mountain Fest Arts and Crafts Show, is this weekend inside the 4,000 square foot facility located on the CMA Campground, at Iron Mountain, six miles south of Mena on Hwy 71 S. Each year, crafters gather from far and wide to share their talent with the public ...

  • 6 September

    Chamber Welcomes Farm House Herbs

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday, September 5th, to welcome Farm House Health Food & Herbs to the chamber membership. Farm House is owned by Dwayne Morris and is located at 3080 Hwy 71 S.  Hours are 10am – 5:30 pm, Tues – Fri and 10am – 1pm on Saturday. Phone  is 479-385-2151.  

  • 5 September

    RMCC School of Cosmetology Partners with Matrix and OPI for Virtual Classroom

    Rich Mountain Community College has partnered with the premier product companies, MATRIX and OPI to provide exemplary educational and practicum experiences for RMCC students enrolled in the RMCC School of Cosmetology program. RMCC Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Steve Rook and RMCC School of Cosmetology Instructor, Tonya Boydstun announced that RMCC Cosmetology students will be part of one ...