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June, 2020

  • 24 June

    The Wait for Nursing Home Visits is Almost Over

    LITTLE ROCK – We set a goal to test every resident and staff member in long-term-care in June, and today I’m pleased to say that nursing homes, and assisted-living and residential-care facilities will be able to resume limited family visits and other activities on July 1 if they have complied with the public health guidelines of the Arkansas Department of ...

  • 24 June

    County Clerk Gives Update On Election Preparation, Voter Safety

    Polk County Clerk Terri Harrison relaeased the following information today concerning the upcoming General Election. County Clerks and Election Commissioners across the State, as well as State Officials, are working diligently to make sure that the General Election goes smoothly and that we are taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of voters and election workers. With the exception of ...

  • 24 June

    Cancellations, Closings and Changes…

    Ice Cream social at Janssen Park, Saturday, July 4 at 2:30 pm Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church. The event is a drive thru event. So please, stay in your car and drive thru the park to get your ice cream. Wolf Pen Gap Trail system is OPEN.  Forest visitors are asked to avoid congregating at trailheads and parking areas and ...

  • 24 June

    State Capitol Week in Review…

    From Senator Larry Teague As Arkansas began Phase Two of its gradual reopening of businesses and social activities, the governor issued three executive orders related to the coronavirus outbreak. The first provides immunity from civil liability for businesses and employees, to protect them from frivolous lawsuits alleging they were responsible for someone’s contracting Covid-19, the potentially severe illness caused by ...

  • 24 June

    State of Arkansas House of Representatives

    A few weeks ago, we reminded Arkansans of the upcoming deadline for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship. This week, we received word that the deadline has been extended to August 1. Unlike in prior years, students who are already receiving the scholarship, have a sufficient number of hours, and have earned satisfactory academic progress before March 27 are automatically eligible ...

  • 17 June

    Relay For Life of Polk County Holds Drive-Through Luminary Ceremony

    The Polk County Relay for Life event to benefit the American Cancer Society was held at Janssen Park in Menda on Friday night. The event was much different than usual however, due to social distancing rules because of the Covid-19 Virus Pandemic. This year’s event included a “drive through luminaria ceremony” instead of the usual relay walk. The Relay for ...

  • 17 June

    Johnston Reels in Scholarship

    Austin Johnston a senior at Mena High School won the 2020 Terry (Pops) Hudgens Memorial Scholarship. He will be attending Arkansas Tech this fall where he will pursue his fishing career. Submitted Photo

  • 17 June

    Let Us MAKE YOUR DAY

    Shannon Miller, Winner of the ‘Let Us Make Your Day’ Give Away! Shannon won prizes from Allbaugh’s Florist & The Coffee Vault.

  • 17 June

    Mena Regional Health System Observes National Time Out Day

    Nurse Managers at Mena Regional Health System recently served ice cream floats to employees in honor of National Time Out Day, a campaign to raise awareness about the value of taking a Time Out before any surgical procedure.  These protocols, established at Mena Regional Health System, protect staff and patients from disease transmission, increase communication, encourage more collaboration for safety, ...

  • 17 June

    Mena Firefighters to Get New Protective Clothing

    The members of the Mena Fire Department will soon be getting new gear to protect them when fighting fires. The city had given the fire department a budget of $28,340 dollars to purchase 10 sets of firefighter turnouts and particulate firefighter hoods. At the regular June meeting of the Mena City Council, Mayor Seth Smith told the council he had ...