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May, 2019

  • 8 May

    Polk County Jail Gets Much Needed Rehab

    (MENA)  Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer is a thankful man. Why you ask? Well, this is because he has accomplished some goals and promises that he is keeping when he was first elected Sheriff. Sawyer was facing the fact that the state would possibly shutdown the Polk County Jail. Instead, Sawyer put together a plan that would eliminate three cells, ...

  • 8 May

    Mayor Proclaims May As Mental Health Month

    (MENA)  Mena Mayor Seth Smith recently signed a proclamation declaring May as Mental Health Month in the City of Mena. Mayor Smith was supported by Mena Regional Health System representatives from Senior Behavioral Health and Cedar Haven. Smith encouraged citizens, government agencies, public & private institutions, and businesses & schools in Mena to recommit our community to increasing awareness and ...

  • 8 May

    When Mother’s Day is Met with Mixed Emotions: Remembering Hearts Forever Reaches Out in Love

    Precious are their memories; joyous times they never want to forget; memories that evoke love and happiness but also heartache.  There is no easy holiday for parents who have lost a child but Remember Hearts Forever wants to offer their friendship and support.  In honor of Mother’s Day, they ask that anyone who has lost a child/grandchild or sibling to ...

  • 8 May

    Acorn Students Attend Scholastic Honors Day

    (LITTLE ROCK)  The Arkansas Department of Education recently announced that the Governor’s Scholastic Honors Day was held on April 27, 2019 at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. Scholastic Honors Day recognizes Arkansas’ best and brightest students. Public and private high schools are encouraged to select two students who best represent academic achievement in their senior class. Acorn High School ...

  • 8 May

    Mena Student Awarded Governor’s Award for Musical Excellence

    (MENA)  Fisher Neufeld of Mena, is the 2019 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Musical Excellence. Fisher is a third year choir student. He earned all region choir honors for two years and qualified to audition for all state choir both years. He has been in band for seven years. Fisher earned all region honors on trombone one year and ...

  • 8 May

    Mena Regional Support Foundation Teddy Bear Clinic

    The Mena Regional Support Foundation recently hosted the Annual Teddy Bear Clinic at Mena Regional Health System. First grade students from Polk County attended the clinic. Each class received a teddy bear to take on the tour and back to their classroom. The students named their bear and created a scenario about the bear’s injury or illness. As the classes ...

  • 8 May

    Mena Bearcat Signs with McNeese State University of the Southland Conference…

    (MENA)  Zion Barnes signed a National Letter of Intent on Monday afternoon, in front of many of his Bearcats football teammates and other classmates. Barnes had two distinct possibilities of playing football in college, both as a Cowboy. But, in the end Barnes decided to choose the school that would give him immediate starting possibilities, McNeese State in Lake Charles, ...

  • 8 May

    Arkansas Farm Bureau Taps Wallace, Magdefrau for PR Roles

    (LITTLE ROCK)  Arkansas Farm Bureau has promoted Ashley Wallace to the role of social media specialist and hired Matthew Magdefrau as visual production specialist. Wallace previously served as graphic design specialist in the Production Hub at Arkansas Farm Bureau, providing creative design and graphics for the company, and assisting with print production projects. Prior to joining Arkansas Farm Bureau, she ...

  • 8 May

    Shop and Have Fun with the Cash Mob as the ‘Merry Month of May’ is Celebrated

    Submitted by Judy Thompson The ‘merry’ month of May officially celebrates Spring in full swing.  As those attending the Cash Mob always want to have fun, they take advantage of any reason to celebrate. The Mercantile is hosting the group on Saturday, May 11, 10 AM, in the Classroom in the back of the shop.  Those attending will have a ...

  • 8 May

    Polk County Library Opens Genealogy Room with Help from Genealogical Society

    (MENA)  The Polk County Genealogical Society has teamed up with the Polk County Library to provide a wonderful place to research your family history, the history of Polk County as well as other Arkansas counties. The Library has provided a “Genealogy Room.” The Genealogy Room has two computers with internet access as well as Ancestry.com at no cost. A printer/copier/scanner ...