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October, 2016

  • 19 October

    The Gathering of the Clans Held Saturday

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Ouachita Cherokee hosted The Gathering of the Clans on Saturday, October 15th at the Polk County Fairgrounds. The Gathering of the Clans is a fall festival and a time of coming together in thankfulness for all things. Featured this year were Patrick Oyebi’s Intertribal Singers & Dancers from Talequah, Oklahoma. The dancers were part of ...

  • 19 October

    Mena ReMax Hosts ReMax Real Estate Hot Air Balloon

    Mena ReMax hosted the ReMax Real Estate Hot Air Balloon at Holly Harshman Elementary on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, much to the excitement of the students. Mena ReMax has been hosting the giant balloon annually for new two decades. It is a highlight of both the realtor’s and area students. Last year, Acorn students has the change to see the ...

  • 19 October

    County Road Department Completes Annual State Aid Project

    From the office of the Polk County Judge – The Polk County Judge’s Office is pleased to report a major resurfacing project on 17 miles of Polk County roads is complete. In cooperation with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), the Polk County Road Department has prepared certain state aid eligible roads for a new surface. Under the state ...

  • 19 October

    “The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes” Opens This Week

    SUBMITTED – This Friday, October 21, the two-weekend run for “The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes” opens on stage at the Ouachita Little Theatre.  The director, Scott O’Rear, and the cast invite the audience to join them at “221B Baker Street” in another exciting adventure featuring the famous 19th century sleuth. The cast consists of Ethan Moe as Sherlock Holmes, Krys Swanberg as Dr. John ...

  • 19 October

    Remembering Hearts Forever Raffling Bronze Statue

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Remembering Hearts Forever is selling tickets to raffle off a bronze statue of a boy and girl playing leapfrog and will be at Mena Walmart on Thursday, October 20th, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., for the convenience of those who would like to purchase tickets. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Remembering Hearts Forever and ...

  • 19 October

    Eight Presidential Candidates to Appear on Arkansas’ Ballot

    BY JEFF OLSON AND MELANIE BUCK – Eight candidates for President of the United States appear on the Arkansas November 2016 General Election ballot. Did you know not all states have the same number of candidates on their ballots? Each U.S. State has its own ballot access laws to determine who may appear on ballots. According to the Elections Clause ...

  • 19 October

    Doc Hudson Making an Appearance at Ouachita Arts Celebration

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Ouachita Arts Celebration upcoming dates for 2016 have been announced and organizers are particularly proud to welcome ‘Doc Hudson’ Vintage Tin’ to the event. The Vintage Tin Fall Tour will land in Mena November 3rd thru 5th and will feature the famous Doc Hudson car from the Pixar movie, Cars, and will be available to ...

  • 19 October

    CMA Roars Into Town for 41st Annual Changing of the Colors Rally

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The thunderous roar of thousands of motorcycles can be heard around the county this week as the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) welcomes approximately 3,000 of its members from across the world to the 41st Annual Changing of the Colors Rally held at their International Headquarters on Iron Mountain in Hatfield, Arkansas. Festivities will begin Wednesday, October 19, ...

  • 19 October

    NRCS and Acorn FFA Partner in Forest Land Management

    SUBMITTED – On Monday, October 10, 2016, Arkansas Forestry Commission, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conducted a prescribed burn at Acorn School Outdoor Classroom. Rich Mountain NRCS was contacted by Acorn Future Farmers of America (FFA) President, Josey Webb, about practices that could be done on school grounds to demonstrate agricultural land management methods. Acorn Superintendent, ...

  • 19 October

    Feldhaus Names iCare Star Employee at Mena Regional Health System

    Hailey Feldhaus, M.A.CCC-SLP, C.B.I.S. was recently named the iCARE Star Employee of the Quarter.  In addition to Speech-Language Pathology, Hailey is a certified Brain Injury Specialist, a certified VitalStim provider and has obtained a certificate in the Lee Silverman Voice Protocol.  Hailey works with inpatient and outpatient individuals with various conditions.  Numerous nominations were submitted on Hailey’s behalf regarding the ...