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June, 2018

  • 22 June

    ATTORNEY GENERAL MOBILE OFFICE TO VISIT POLK COUNTY

    The Office of the Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced they would be holding a resources day in Polk County on Tuesday, June 26th from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mena-Polk County Senior Center on Autumn Drive in Mena. According to the Attorney General’s office, the mobile offices assist constituents with consumer-related issues including filing consumer complaints and providing information ...

  • 22 June

    STATE PARKS, RECREATION AND TRAVEL COMMISSION APPROVED A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH QUEEN WILHELMINA TRAIN OPERATOR

    Thursday morning, the Arkansas Department of Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission voted to approve a lease agreement with the operator of the Queen Wilhelmina train. Ronnie Waggoner of Glenwood is the owner of the train and he is expected to sign the lease agreement today. If Waggoner signs the agreement, he plans to open the train by the Fourth of ...

  • 21 June

    ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION HOLDS MEETING IN SOUTH ARKANSAS

    The Arkansas Economic Development Commission met Thursday, June 14th in Camden to discuss issues that are important to the economy success of Arkansas. Division Director of the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Council, Pat Brown, provided AEDC Commissioners with an overview of the program. AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston said the legislature updated that division and there are now ...

  • 21 June

    2018 OUACHITA QUILT SHOW WINNERS

    The Ouachita Quilt Show Committee thanks everyone who participated in making this year’s Quilt Show a big success.  We are pleased to announce the winners in the following categories:   DONATION QUILT WINNER:  Susie Turk   BEST OF SHOW:  Elaine Graves ,  “Purple Star Quilt”   PEOPLES’ CHOICE:  Nancy Jo Baker, “Many Mini Rose Gardens”   VIP AWARDS:   CHAMBER ...

  • 21 June

    MENA CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6-13

    Tuesday evening, the Mena City Council met in regular session. Aldermen approved several reports and heard reports from varies department heads, including the police chief, hospital administrator and airport manager. Aldermen voted to pass a resolution authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk/Treasurer to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration for improvements to the runways ...

  • 6 June

    2018 Ouachita Quilt Show Results

    2018 OUACHITA QUILT SHOW WINNERS The Ouachita Quilt Show Committee thanks everyone who participated in making this year’s Quilt Show a big success.  We are pleased to announce the winners in the following categories: DONATION QUILT WINNER:  Susie Turk BEST OF SHOW:  Elaine Graves ,  “Purple Star Quilt” PEOPLES’ CHOICE:  Nancy Jo Baker, “Many Mini Rose Gardens” VIP AWARDS: CHAMBER ...

  • 4 June

    An Entertaining Sunday Afternoon

    Let me start by saying, “Thank you Tammy Young and Jessie Barr of UA Rich Mountain.”  These two women were instrumental in bringing the 106th Army Band of the National Guard to Mena for a performance on June 3rd.  This past Sunday’s performance was truly enjoyable.  The band performed numerous songs in their A Patriotic Celebration Tribute to Veterans.    Not ...

  • 1 June

    The New Work Requirement for Arkansas Works

    Governor Hutchinson Weekly Address: As many of you know, we’ve wanted to establish a work requirement in Arkansas Works for a long time. We were unable to garner support for this reform under the previous administration in Washington, but the Trump Administration is encouraging states to pursue this important innovation. As a result, we secured federal approval in March, and ...

May, 2018

  • 31 May

    Faith Walk Organized for Prayer, Encouragement

    A Faith Walk has been organized for Saturday, June 9, from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in Mena, beginning and ending at Janssen Park. This Faith Walk event is open to everyone to participate in, with no cost or commitment required to take part in an opportunity of spending time walking, praying, shedding stress, and communicating with God through a ...

  • 31 May

    Alexis Tumbleson Selected To Attend ASMSA

    Alexis Tumbleson of Wickes, Arkansas was selected to attend The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts in Hot Springs for her upcoming junior and senior years of high school.  Alexis just completed her sophomore year at Cossatot River High School in Cove, Arkansas where she was heavily involved in the EAST program, maintained membership in the National Honors ...