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October, 2017

  • 10 October

    UA Rich Mountain Achieves 7% Enrollment Growth

    The UA Rich Mountain campus is busy with activity this fall with more students choosing them as their next step to achieving their higher education and training goals. On the 11th class day for the fall 2017 semester, the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain reported on an unduplicated headcount of 938 students, a 7% increase over the fall 2016 headcount.  Chancellor ...

  • 10 October

    Support Foundation Hosts Annual Cook-Out

    The Mena Regional Support Foundation hosted their annual Employee Appreciation Cookout recently in the Mena Regional Health System parking lot. Although the cookout began as a way for the Foundation to honor employees, in the years since its inception, they have opened the event to the public and it now serves as a fundraiser for the many charitable causes the ...

  • 10 October

    MRHS Auxiliary Attend AHA’s 87th Banquet

    SUBMITTED – Members of the Mena Regional Auxiliary recently attended the Arkansas Hospital Association’s 87th Annual Meeting, held at the Little Rock Marriot Statehouse Convention in Little Rock, AR.   Darren Caldwell, Chairman of the Arkansas Hospital Association, deemed volunteers as “Heroes of Modern Healthcare” during his speech to the attendees. “It has been said that time is the most precious ...

  • 10 October

    Caitlin Jane to Headline Fresh Start Banquet

    BY MELANIE WADE – Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center will host their 3rd annual fundraising banquet, Life is Beautiful, this November and are excited to announce this year’s featured guest who will both speak and entertain. Caitlin Jane is a popular singer and has “an amazing testimony of God’s healing and grace in their lives,” said Fresh Start Board Member ...

  • 10 October

    FM Radio Chip Causing Controversy

    BY MELANIE WADE – A sharp debate is growing between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Apple, Inc., in relation to an FM radio chip that would allow cell phones to “act like radios” allowing owners to tune in to FM radio during natural disaster situations, even when wifi and cell service are unavailable. Most phones now come with the ...

  • 10 October

    City of Mena Announces Annual Fall Clean-Up

    SUBMITTED – The City of Mena’s 14th Annual Fall Clean-Up is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 16, 2017.  Only yard waste items will be picked up (tree limbs, shrubs, leaves, grass, etc.).  Due to state law, the City cannot pick up construction debris and lumber. They ask that you please place items at curbside prior to Monday, October 16, ...

  • 8 October

    Montgomery and Polk County Public Library (Ouachita Mountains Regional Library) to Provide Digital Service

    Patrons of the Montgomery County Library and Polk County Public Library will now be able to download digital, according to Mary Renick, Interim Librarian.  The library is partnering with Hoopla Digital to allow patrons to download books, audio books, music, videos and movies to their personal devices.  Hoopla provides access to thousands of titles with more new content being added all ...

  • 7 October

    Mayor Honors Fire Prevention Week with Proclamation

    Next week is Fire Prevention Week across the country and firefighters will be out teaching local students this year’s theme of “Every Second Counts – Plan Two Ways Out!” Mena Mayor George McKee signed a proclamation on Friday, September 29, proclaiming October 8th through 14th as Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week is on record as the longest running public ...

  • 6 October

    Disaster Preparedness Group Teaches Others How to Prepare

    BY MELANIE WADE – In times of crisis, it is always best to be prepared. No matter how big or small that crises may be, having supplies handy or exit routes planned ahead of time, makes the dilemma much easier to bear. That philosophy is what The Mena Ark, Community Based Disaster Preparedness Group lives by and hopes to pass ...

  • 5 October

    Feral Hog Eradication Task Force Seeks Input on Kaput Bait

    LITTLE ROCK – Feral hogs are a growing problem in Arkansas and across the United States. Feral hogs have an estimated total population between four and five million across approximately 39 states and cause approximately $1.5 billion annually in agricultural and ecological costs. The Arkansas Feral Hog Eradication Task Force is seeking input from Arkansans regarding the registration and potential restrictions ...