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August, 2014

  • 1 August

    Gubernatorial Candidate Asa Hutchinson Tours Mena

    BY MELANIE BUCK –   Arkansas Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Asa Hutchinson visited industrial businesses in Mena today as part of his statewide campaign trail. Hutchinson first toured Sterling Machinery before heading to MontCo., and then on to Nidec. Hutchinson has an extensive history in government being former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, U.S. Congressman representing the Third ...

  • 1 August

    Godfrey Named Legislative Chairman of Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey has been honored and named as Legislative Chairman on the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association Executive Board. As Legislative Chair, Sheriff Godfrey will be the liaison between the Association and the Arkansas State Legislature. According to The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association website, the Association “supports the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment rights of our ...

  • 1 August

    Asa Hutchinson to Visit Mena Today

    Bill Beam, Campaign Coordinator for Asa Hutchinson in Polk County, has announced that the Republican candidate for Governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, is expected to tour several businesses in Mena during the afternoon of Friday, August 1st. A reception for Hutchinson will follow at Papa’s Mexican Restaurant from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The reception will be hosted by the Polk ...

  • 1 August

    RMCC Announces Ouachita Center Legacy Campaign

    [MENA, Ark.] The new Ouachita Center, a 13,000+ sq. ft. state of the art conference/community center located on the main campus of Rich Mountain Community College, is scheduled to open in August 2014, and the public is being given the distinct opportunity to be a part of this momentous occasion through the Ouachita Center Legacy Campaign. Rich Mountain Community College ...

July, 2014

  • 30 July

    Locals Cast in Jurassic World

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Three Mena residents got the opportunity of a lifetime when they were called to be cast in the fourth installment of the popular Jurassic Park movie series, Jurassic World, set to be released in June 2015. Floyd Knight, who is pursuing an acting career, was initially cast to be an extra in the movie that is ...

  • 30 July

    Live Music Starts Tomorrow At Branding Iron

    Tomorrow, Thursday, July 31, The Branding Iron Steakhouse and BBQ at 623 Sherwood Avenue, in Mena, will begin a Thursday Night Music Series. The country duo, Gatling and Hoffpauir, from Austin, Texas, will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. “We have been thinking about bringing music to the Branding Iron for some time,” commented Crystal Veryken, who, with her husband, ...

  • 29 July

    Lost Load in Wickes Results in 8 Misdemeanors, including DWI

    BY MELANIE BUCK – A Wickes man was arrested on Monday, July 21, after officers received several calls of a motorist losing large pieces of scrap metal from the trailer he was hauling behind his pick-up truck along Hwy. 278 east of Wickes. Gerald Watkins, 37, was traveling along Hwy. 278 when Cossatot River State Park Ranger Will Strain located ...

  • 29 July

    Schuller Benefit Raises over $4000 in Donations

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The employees of Rose Aircraft held a benefit dinner for co-worker Bill Schuller to help deter medical expenses caused by a motorcycle accident that occurred while Schuller was on a fundraising poker run. The accident caused the loss of his right leg, up to his knee, and back injuries. The event served approximately 130 people at ...

  • 28 July

    Home Destroyed by Fire in Rocky

    BY LEANN DILBECK – At 10:05 a.m. this morning, the Rocky Rural Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a caller reporting that his neighbor’s two-story house was on fire on Polk Rd 130. At that time, the exact address was unknown. Shady Grove Rural Volunteer Fire Department was immediately dispatched for mutual aid. Shady Grove requested assistance from both Potter ...

  • 25 July

    The Long Trail Home

    “IT IS THE HONOR OF MY LIFE TO DO THIS RIDE.” BY MELANIE BUCK – On a journey to bring awareness to suicidal veterans, Matthew Littrell and friend Raymond Avery, are expected to pass through Mena on Saturday as part of their cross country trip on horseback. Both from Elbert, Colorado, they began their journey at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina ...