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October, 2017

  • 3 October

    City Begins Sidewalk Projects

    The City of Mena has begun their annual sidewalk projects for the fall. Gleannaire Construction submitting the winning bid for the project. Mayor McKes said the city plans to repair sidewalks around town. The city has placed aside $50,000 for the project, which is expected to be completed by the first of 2018.

September, 2017

  • 28 September

    Local Family Purchases Beasley Wood Funeral Home

    BY MELANIE WADE – For the first time in more than 40 years, Beasley Wood Funeral Home is completely locally hometown family owned. As of September 1, 2017, Sonja Kesterson is the official owner after working in every position, with the exception of embalmer, for 24 years. Kesterson, along with her family, are lifelong residents of Polk County. She began ...

  • 27 September

    Ouachita ATV Club Receives Donation

    Ed Fulton, on behalf of the Trailblazers, presented a donation in the amount of $17,322.84 to Tim Kiser, President of the Ouachita ATV Club [OAC]. The Trailblazers and OAC have worked together for many years fighting to keep public trails open for the enjoyment of everyone. Kiser said that the funds will be put to good use, sustaining and improving ...

  • 27 September

    Trinity Lutheran Receives New Pastor

    SUBMITTED – Mena’s historic Trinity Lutheran Church has announced that Reverand Timothy J. Henning has accepted a Divine Call to serve them as their Pastor. Rev. Henning has been serving Trinity since November 2016 as their Vacancy Pastor.  He also served the congregation in 2009 for about 4 months. Pastor Henning, his wife, Janet, and their three children, Christopher 18, ...

  • 27 September

    Area Students Pray for their Schools During the Annual See you at the Pole

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Students from Acorn, Mena, and Cossatot River joined with others across the county and nation for the annual See You at the Pole event.  This year’s highlighted scripture was from Hebrews 12:2 – Let us fix our eyes on Jesus. The annual event first began with just a small group of teenagers in Burleson, Texas, who came together ...

  • 27 September

    MRHS Foundation Hosts Cookout

    The MRHS Foundation will host their annual Employee Appreciation Cookout on Friday, September 29th 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 up to the public and it now serves as a fundraiser for the many ...

  • 27 September

    Ladycats Honored by John Maddox

    State Representative John Maddox honored the Mena Ladycats 2016-2017 Volleyball and Softball teams with an official state Citation on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Accepting the Citation (l to r) are: Superintendent Benny Weston, MHS Softball Coach Ray Hunter, and MHS Volleyball Coach Lyle, along with Maddox. The Ladycats teams each brought in a plethora of awards in recent years, earning ...

  • 27 September

    PDCD Receives Donation

    State Representative John Maddox presented a $2,500 donation check to the Polk County Developmental Center (PCDC) on Friday, September 22. Maddox facilitated the donation, which PCDC Director Angie Graves said will be used for their Adult Wellness and Education Program.

  • 27 September

    Mena/Polk County Chamber Welcomes Lottie Da’s Salon

    Lottie-Da’s Salon & Spa was welcomed into the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Lottie-Da’s offers several salon and spa services and is located at 507 DeQueen Street in Mena.

  • 27 September

    Backpack Program Partners with River Valley Foodbank

    BY MELANIE WADE – The Mena Lioness Lions have announced a new partnership for their Backpack Program that sends dozens of children from all three county school districts home with food for the weekend each Friday in an effort to combat food insecurity. Patty Young, Chair of the program, said they are now partnering with the River Valley Regional Foodbank ...