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September, 2014

  • 18 September

    Mena Tees, Trophies and Graphics Welcomed Into Chamber

    Mena Tees, Trophies, and Graphics was welcomed into the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony today. Mena Tees, Trophies, and Graphics is owned by Jennifer Gabourel and is located at 506 Hwy. 71 South in Mena. See related story here:

  • 18 September

    Chamber Welcomes PCDC Jumpstart Integrated Pre-School & Daycare

    Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce welcomed PCDC Jumpstart Integrated Pre-School & Daycare into the membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony today. Polk County Developmental Center (PCDC) purchased the school, formally known as Education Station, in August (see related story link below). They are located at 1314 Amsterdam Street in Mena.

  • 17 September

    Montgomerys Qualify for Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Little did Jeff Montgomery know when he bought his first Corvette 44 years ago, the miles and joy that would come from the used 1963 Corvette that he originally paid $1,100 for. Not only has he traveled thousands of miles across the country with wife Penny in this street car, being photographed in all 48 states, ...

  • 17 September

    County Continues Scheduled Road Improvements

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The county road crews are continuing to complete scheduled improvements across the county. Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison reported that crews were working hard in both North and South County. Thousands of dollars and man hours have been allocated to make quality, long-term, sustaining road improvements for citizens and Ellison expressed his gratitude to everyone for ...

  • 17 September

    Health Fair Provides Benefits to Polk County Citizens

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Regional Health System held their 6th Annual Health Fair this past Saturday much to the delight, and benefit, of Polk County citizens. Many businesses of various enterprise set up booths at the health fair to educate citizens on various ways to keep healthy and fit. Tables were covered with charts, brochures, and examples of how ...

  • 17 September

    Local Departments Exceed Expectations at Local Blood Drive

    [MENA] The Mena Fire Department, Mena Police Department, and the Polk County Sheriff’s Department recently held their annual Guns N Hoses Blood drive at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Arkansas Blood Institute Consultant Greg Womack reported that the drive brought in a new record. A total of 79 area residents came to the drive and 63 of those were able to ...

  • 17 September

    Ty Thacker Fundraiser a Huge Success

    BY MELANIE BUCK – On Saturday, September 13, the Ty Thacker 5K and Family Fun Day was held to benefit the Thacker family  and was a “tremendous success” according to Event Organizer Shanea Floyd-Baker. Ty was diagnosed on July 13 of this year with Luekemia and has begun a 3-year treatment plan that includes chemotherapy and other treatments. Ty is ...

  • 17 September

    Local Volunteers Observe 9/11 Anniversary for the New York Says Thank You Foundation

    The annual 9/11 Anniversary Build for the New York Says Thank You Foundation, Stars of HOPE workshop, and a 9/12 Generation Project was held September 4-7, 2014, at the 1-Day Ranch in Bethel Acres, Oklahoma. Approximately 400 volunteers from across the country and Canada came to help rebuild a barn and facilities at 1-Day Ranch, which was destroyed by a ...

  • 16 September

    Polk County Election Commission to Determine Candidate’s Residency

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Polk County Election Commission held a meeting today to discuss issues regarding the residency of David Harris, who is running for Alderman of the Town of Hatfield. The Town Hall of Hatfield filed a complaint on August 19 of this year with the election commission stating: “It is a fact that David Harris a resident ...

  • 15 September

    Arkansas Workforce Center at the Polk County Fair

    Arkansas Workforce Center (AWC) sent representatives to support and assist in the local veterans booth at the Polk County Fair on Saturday, August 30. Walter Zgleszewski, Intensive Service Coordinator for AWC; Mike Howell, local Veteran Employment Representative for AWC; Jennifer Bullock, Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Central Arkansas Veterans; and Greg Sporer, Veteran Center, PTSD Therapist, were able to talk with ...