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October, 2017

  • 18 October

    Lioness Assist Lions Disaster Relief Trailer

    The Mena Lioness Lions took up a collection at their September monthly meeting to help restock the Lions District 7L Disaster Relief Trailer. The trailer was depleted of its supplies following a trip to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey. Their donation was $1,409. President Jana Harris presented the check to district Governor Larry Ketcham.

  • 18 October

    MRHS Competes in Crazy Pink Day

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Departments at Mena Regional Health System recently competed in Crazy Pink Day in an effort to bring awareness about the disease that will affect 1 in 8 women.  The Pink Panther Traveling Trophy was awarded to Mena Medical Associates.  The hospital has many activities planned for the month of October to raise breast cancer ...

  • 18 October

    EM Takes Part in Fire Prevention Week

    Polk County Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Kyle Rowland participated in Fire Prevention Week with area firefighters. Rowland visited Louise Durham Elementary on October 11. He, Smokey the Bear, and Fire Pup visited with Luke Rowland and other students about this year’s theme, “Every Second Counts – Plan Two Ways Out!”

  • 18 October

    Miss Polk County Advances to Miss Arkansas Jr. Fair Queen

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The recently crowned Miss Polk County, Hannah McDonald, competed in the regional Fair Pageant Tuesday evening at the Arkansas State Fair. She competed in the Northwest Region, which included pageant winners from 20 Arkansas counties. Hannah was selected as one of the top three finalists and will compete this Saturday for the title of Miss Arkansas Junior Fair Queen at ...

  • 18 October

    MRHS Announces Chili Cook Off Winners

    Mena Regional Health System recently held their Third Annual Employee Chili Cook-Off.  Celebrity judges included: Jay Quebedeaux, CEO; Scott Sawyer, Sheriff; Melanie Wade, Pulse Multi-Media; Ashley Smith, Chamber of Commerce Director; Tonya Frachiseur, Elite Home Health; Mark Hobson, Pulse Multi-Media. Winners included:  Cathy Holmes, Mild Category; Debbie Nelson, Medium Category; Gayla Crowley, Overall Chili Champion; and Lori Barber, Hot Category.

  • 18 October

    Rutledge Honors Chief Deputy as LEO of the Year

    Polk County Chief Deputy Randy Jewell was honored as the county’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge at the 15th annual Arkansas Law Enforcement Summit to be held on October 3, 2017 at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. “I am very humbled and honored to be selected,” Jewell said.

  • 18 October

    Youngblood Awarded MRHS iCare Star Employee

    Mena Regional Health System recently awarded Jennifer Youngblood, LPN at Mena Medical Associates, the iCARE Star Employee of the Quarter.  Jennifer received several nominations on her behalf.  As the Star Employee of the Quarter, Jennifer received a day off, her name on the progressive plaque displayed on the iCARE Hall of Fame, and a personal plaque of her own.

  • 18 October

    MRHS Announces Department of the Quarter

    Mena Regional Health System recently named the Accounts Payable/Payroll Department as the iCARE Star Department of the Quarter.  As Department of the Quarter, the team received a plaque to be displayed on the iCARE Wall of Fame and a pizza party.

  • 17 October

    Mena Marching Band Earns Superior Ratings at Showcase of Bands

    BY APRIL ROSE – On Saturday, October 7th, the Mena Bearcat Marching Band took part in the “Showcase of Bands” at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. The Bearcat Band received highest ratings in all four categories: drumline, color guard, drum major abilities and overall performance. Drum major Brynn Harvey received the top drum major award for the class 3A ...

  • 17 October

    One Fatality, One Airlifted in Separate Motorcycle Collisions

    BY MELANIE WADE – A Pocola, Oklahoma woman lost her life on Sunday, October 15, 2017 following a fatal motorcycle accident on Rich Mountain. The accident was a single vehicle accident. According to the Arkansas State Police who investigated the crash, 51-year old Laura Faye Juelfs was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 88 West, on the Talimena Scenic Drive, when she ...