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February, 2014

  • 19 February

    Jim Neugent Seeking Re-Election

    Jim Neugent has annouced his intention to file for re-election to the Polk County Quorum Court, District 2.  His years of financial experience make him an asset to the Quorum Court as he has served as chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee for the past several years. “The number one job of the Quorum Court is to manage the ...

  • 19 February

    Chase Busch Announces Candidacy for House District 20

    Chase Busch of Mena is formally announcing his candidacy for District 20 State Representative for 2014. Busch is a fifth-generation and lifelong resident of the area, who is running to create jobs, strengthen education, and improve the infrastructure for Southwest Arkansas. Mr. Busch seeks the District 20 seat to help make life better for the constituents. He wants to help ...

  • 19 February

    Phyllis Bell Announces Run for Polk County Assessor

    Over the last few weeks I have been approached by several citizens in the community who have asked me to consider running for Polk County Assessor.  They believe that my fresh ideas, business management experience, technology expertise, and state and national network are ideally suited to continue to improve the efficiency and quality of service provided to Polk County taxpayers ...

  • 19 February

    Margo Kimp Seeks Re-Election as Justice of the Peace District 4

    I have been a Justice of the Peace for District 4 since January of 2005.  As a JP, my primary jobs are to approve, adjust, or reject budgets, and disburse funds.  The budget runs about  6.5 to 7.5 million dollars each year. We are mandated by law to only budget and spend 90% of new revenue generated. We cannot spend ...

  • 18 February

    Brian Bowser is Seeking Re-Election to a Third Term as Polk County Coroner.

    BY LEANN DILBECK   “I look forward to serving Polk County for another two years in this position; serving as Coroner is not an easy job, but it is rewarding serving the people of Polk County. I feel the people of this county deserve to be treated with respect and compassion, especially in the circumstances that I serve in.  I ...

  • 17 February

    Convicted Drug Dealer’s Appeal Denied

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Last week, Chief Judge Robert J. Gladwin of the Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a conviction and sentencing of a Polk County jury in the case of Joe King, II. King was convicted April 18, 2013 in Polk County Circuit Court of felony possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia [ACA 5-64-443(c)] and felony possession of ...

  • 16 February

    South Polk County Man Killed in Train Collision

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A South Polk County man was killed just after 1 p.m. Saturday when his truck was struck by a northbound Union Pacific train at the Barton Street intersection in Cove. Claude Franks, age 75,  of Cove was driving his 2005 Chevy pickup west across the railroad crossing on Barton street when the Union Pacific train struck ...

  • 13 February

    Real America TV Names Key Cast for Mountain Motors Reality TV Series

    Meet the Ten Mena Residents Who Will Get the Most Screen Time in Mountain Motors Season One  Chicago, IL: Real America TV’s production crew for the pilot of Mountain Motors is finishing up filming for the maiden episode and the network is now releasing key characters who will make the core cast for the first season. While most employees of ...

  • 13 February

    Harrell to be Laid to Rest Saturday

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The recovery mission for Jake Harrell was completed yesterday as Harrell was returned to his family by AFC and NLRPD Honor Guard. Fire departments lined the highway in Montgomery County as Harrell passed to honor the life of a man that many had never met but an entire state felt as if they knew as we ...

  • 13 February

    Fatal Car Crash Claims Life of Mena Man

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A single vehicle accident Wednesday night has claimed the life of Dion Ray Frost, on his 46th birthday.  The accident occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. last night, 7.2 miles east of Mena on Hwy 88. According to the Preliminary Fatal Crash Summary filed by Arkansas State Trooper Tommy Stueart, Frost was driving his 2005 Dodge SRX ...