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April, 2020

  • 29 April

    Mena Public School Announcements: Yearbooks to be Distributed

    Mena Public Schools wants to thank our students, parents, staff members, and community for your continued dedication and support to education. We understand that many of you have questions. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. Guidance and answers will be given as Governor Hutchinson’s Task Force on reentry works through the three phases of release which ...

  • 29 April

    Arkansas celebrates the ‘Spirit of Travel’ National Travel and Tourism Week May 3-9

    Arkansas will celebrate the “Spirit of Travel” during National Travel and Tourism Week, May 3-9. This year, the week will highlight travel’s ability to provide resilience and hope. “There’s no doubt this has been an incredibly challenging time,” said Travis Napper, director of Arkansas Tourism, “but National Travel and Tourism Week is an opportunity to remind our visitors and our ...

  • 29 April

    Pawparazzi Fashion Show-First Presbyterian Church, May 1

    by Judy Thompson First Presbyterian Church invites you to have a fun time during their first ever Pawparazzi Fashion Show. Pastor Bill Seitz acknowledges that the idea came initially with finding something for their church youth to do and then spread to the congregation and finally to youngsters of all ages in the community. So many of us have beloved ...

  • 29 April

    CANCELLATIONS CLOSINGS AND CHANGES

    OLT ELECTIONS IN MAY: Due to social distancing we are having to conduct election a little….OK a lot different.  We need to elect officers and 5 board members. So far we have Lamar Austin, Jackie Biard, Robby Burt, Gayle Krahn, Jessica Kropp, and Alexa Night for board and Rudi Timmerman for President, John Byers for Vice-President, Judy Kropp for Secretary, ...

  • 29 April

    Polk County EHC Clubs helping to raise 1 million meals

    By Bridgett Martin-CEA-FCS/4-H U of A System Division of Agriculture MENA, AR — Members of the Polk County Extension Homemakers have been working since last fall to raise money as part of a statewide effort to provide one million meals for food-insecure Arkansans. Now they’ve taking their food drive online, beginning April 23. Donations can be made via uaex.edu/EHC. Donations ...

  • 29 April

    Supplemental Security Income Recipients, Act Now – Go to IRS.gov

    A Message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul Action Needed for People Receiving SSI with Dependents and Who Do Not File Tax Returns to Receive $500 Per Child Payment “Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who don’t file tax returns will start receiving their automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department in early May.  People receiving SSI benefits who ...

  • 29 April

    2020 U.S. Census Affects Funding In Our Polk County Communities, Be Counted!

    Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau counts the number of people living in the United States and U.S. territories. Each home has or will receive information regarding how to complete the 2020 Census. Because funding for many things in Mena, Hatfield, Cove, Vandervoort, Wickes, Grannis and Polk County, including schools, school lunches, turn back funds for our communities used ...

  • 22 April

    Mena Vocal Music Groups Earn Academic Achievement Awards

    Arkansas Choral Directors Association recognizes individual students and choral groups that participate in region choral performance assessment and excel in academic achievement.  The awards program features two levels of recognition based on the 4.0 grading scale:  Distinguished Academic Achievement (GPA of 3.25 or higher) and Excellence in Academic Achievement (GPA of 3.00 – 3.24). The GPA of the first semester ...

  • 22 April

    iCare Star Employee of the Quarter…

    Holly Hoggard, Unit Clerk at Ouachita Rehabilitation Center, was named the iCARE Star Employee of the Quarter at Mena Regional Health System.  Several online nominations were submitted on Holly’s behalf, acknowledging her commitment to the iCARE culture of caring and the guided behaviors of patient-centered care.  As the recipient of this award, Holly received a paid day off, her name ...

  • 22 April

    Area Agency Receives Grant For Free Grocery Delivery Program, Seniors May Qualify For Free Groceries

    The Area Agency has received a new Grant for a free grocery delivery program. Some qualifying individuals will also receive the groceries free, the guideline is 200% of the current poverty level. This means many seniors in our area may qualify. Even if the senior does not qualify for Free groceries they may still be able to go to the ...