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May, 2014

  • 22 May

    Lum & Abner Entertainment Headliners Announced

    BY LEANN DILBECK – This year’s Lum & Abner headliners are definitely ‘up and coming,’ having opened and shared the stage with some of the industry’s finest… and interestingly, both have Arkansas roots. Headlining the Aleshire Electric stage on Friday night will be country boy Blane Howard, an accomplished performer who now lives in Nashville but knew at a very ...

  • 22 May

    Ashes to Beauty Community Worship Event this Friday

    The Crossing Center, at 104 Mena St. will host a big free community praise and worship concert for Covenant House, The Shelter for Women & Children in Crisis, this Friday, May 23 beginning at 7 p.m. Called The Ashes To Beauty Community Worship Event, it will feature three excellent Polk County church’s praise and worship teams, from The Crossing Church, ...

  • 21 May

    Prosecution Rests its Case During Day 3 of Fink Trial

    BY LEANN DILBECK & JACLYN ROSE – The prosecution rested its case on day 3 of the Fink 1st degree murder trial but not before jurors heard testimony from Fink’s mother, who had been subpoenaed to appear and failed to do so on Tuesday. Grace Fink took the stand just after 9 a.m. this morning and testified to the court ...

  • 21 May

    Sheriff’s Office Announces Change in Fingerprint Services

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey is announcing that he will have additional staff in place each Thursday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. to provide fingerprint services for those in need for background checks in conjunction with employment, gun ownership, etc.  This service had previously been provided during regular working hours but Godfrey explained the jail ...

  • 21 May

    Disturbing Testimony Given on Day 2 of Fink Trial

    BY LEANN DILBECK, JACLYN ROSE & MELANIE BUCK  – Disturbing testimony was given on day 2 of the Cheyenne Fink murder trial along with a defense motion for a mistrial. Testimony was also expected today by Fink’s mother, Grace, who was subpoenaed to appear but did not. Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey attempted to retrieve her from the residence but ...

  • 20 May

    Polk County Results for Preferential Primary

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Polk County Clerk Terri Harrison reports that voter turn-out has been very low for the Preferential Primary that ended at 7 p.m. tonight, with almost 75% of the ballots cast being Republican. Officials contributed the low turn-out to lack of local contested races during this election. The results are as follows: US HOUSE DISTRICT 4 GOP ...

  • 20 May

    Dr. Fox Joins Healthy Connections, Inc.

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Tony Calandro, CEO of Healthy Connections, Inc. [HCI], is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Patrick Fox to its medical staff.  Fox will continue seeing patients at his previous location at 1201 South Mena Street. “As a seasoned healthcare provider in general medicine, including the critical care environment, Dr. Fox understands the importance of patient ...

  • 20 May

    Clarice’s Room of Hope Receives Program Award

    [MENA] Teena Brown, founder and president of Clarice’s Room of Hope, was pleased to announce that a one-time mini-grant of $2,000 was awarded to the organization, by the Arkansas Cancer Coalition, to provide access to treatment in keeping with the Arkansas Cancer Plan “care efforts.” Through this award, 37 individuals were assisted with transportation needs and received timely treatments at urban ...

  • 20 May

    Mena Water Utility Issues New Notices

    [MENA] – Mena Water Utilities is once again mail notices to its customers and the customers of Acorn and Freedom Rural Water Associations.  The notices are required by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). According to the utility manager Charles Pitman, “They are to let customers know that due to the flooding that happened at the end of May 2013, ...

  • 20 May

    Map Published of Historic Cossatot River School District

    The GPS Research Group of Historic Cossatot River School District (CRSD) announces the arrival of a map they have created and published. The group consists of Faith Lynch of Wickes, Janice Kelley of Vandervoort, David Frachiseur of Grannis and Royce Lee Pate of Umpire. The present day CRSD is located in south Polk County and runs a few miles north ...