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September, 2020

  • 30 September

    100 years celebrated by DAV

    Photos by Jeri Borst The Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary distributed sack lunches and gift bags Saturday in Janssen Park to area veterans and their families as part of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the national DAV organization. The local groups thank the sponsors who made the lunches and gift bags possible. The organization is open to new memberships and ...

  • 30 September

    Rehabilitation projects begin at airport

    Submitted by Fred Ogden Photos courtesy of Fred Ogden Mena Intermountain Aiport’s Runway 17/35 is being rehabilitated, with pavement rehabilitation work began today in last week.  The “Full Depth Reclamation process” (FDR) will be utilized on this project. The first step of the FDR process is to grind the old asphalt and base, mix in some cement and water with ...

  • 30 September

    Union Bank of Mena announces staff promotion

    Kevin Williams, President, Union Bank of Mena has announced that Kyle Cannon has been promoted to Vice President, Lending. Cannon, who has been with the Union Bank of Mena for eight years, was previously Assistant Vice President and also serves as Branch Manager of the bank’s Wickes location. According to Williams, “Kyle is valued member of our staff and we ...

  • 30 September

    Fire Prevention Week Observed

    Submitted by Mena Fire Department As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, the Mena Fire Department reminds residents: “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™ The Mena Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years —to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up ...

  • 30 September

    UA Rich Mountain grows amid declining enrollments

    Submitted by UARM While headlines across the state and nation report declining college enrollments, the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain is not declining but growing in all the right ways. Overall enrollment at the local college is up 4% compared to last fall, with the exception of the 60+ program which had to be temporarily suspended due to the on-going ...

  • 30 September

    Ouachita Bigfoot Festival & Conference

          Photos by Jeri Borst The first Ouachita Bigfoot Festival and Conference was held last weekend at Blue Zipline and Farms. Several vendors, live music, live demonstrations and speakers entertained and informed attendees.

  • 30 September

    Prayers put forth

    Photos by Jeri Borst A gathering of Christians Saturday at Janssen Park asked God to heal the country and watch over the election and legislation. The local event was part of a nation-wide prayer effort.

  • 30 September

    Basscats

    Photo courtesy of Pete Rose Above, Austin Rose and Jarrett Burger took sixth place in the senior division at the first bass tournament of the season, held by The Arkansas Young Guns Tournament Trail on Lake Hamilton the weekend of Sept. 19-20. Below, the Mena Basscats were in action Sunday, Sept. 27 on Lake Hamilton for the AYFF Tournament Season ...

  • 30 September

    Around Town

    Around Town Ouachita Little Theatre is holding auditions for “Return to Radio Land” this Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Ouachita Little Theatre.  This is a readers theatre style performance to be performed October 22, 23, and 24.  There are parts for all ages. The Rotary Club of Polk County will be presenting their new “Blessing Box” to ...

  • 30 September

    Pulse promotes blessings from the heart

    By Jeri Borst Loneliness and boredom were both symptoms felt by society as a result of the stay at home orders, followed by social distancing directives, which were issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While many have returned to work, started school or otherwise found a new way to live underneath the social distancing orders, those in assisted ...