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May, 2019

  • 8 May

    Farm Family of the Year Named

    (LITTLE ROCK)  County farm families have been selected for the 72nd annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program. The county winners will be visited by a set of judges to determine the eight district winners, who will be announced June 17. They will be visited again by a different set of judges in July to determine a state winner, ...

  • 8 May

    Reflections of Mom. Her Love, Caring, and Cutting Switches

    She cooked. She cleaned. She gave birth to you. Those are just 3 things moms do and have done for us. They work tirelessly whether they are a stay at home mom, a blue-collar mom or a professional. Their job of raising us is difficult and much of the time goes without thanks. Not that we as her children are ...

  • 8 May

    Mena Senior Wins Award at State Livestock Judging Contest

    (LITTLE ROCK)  Mena High School senior Kyntlie Wiles received high honors. Wiles is a member of the Polk County 4H Team that finished 1st Overall in Sheep at the Arkansas 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest on Thursday in Little Rock. Photo provided courtesy of Mena Public Schools.

  • 8 May

    Local Student Named to Graceland University Spring 2019 President’s List

    LAMONI, IA (05/06/2019)– The honor roll lists for Graceland University’s 2019 spring term have been announced, and Stephanie Rostollan of Mena, AR, has been named to the president’s list. Graceland University students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the president’s list. Congratulations, Stephanie! Graceland commends you on your academic success. Founded in 1895 and sponsored by ...

  • 8 May

    Mena Bearcat Band Members Honored at Banquet

    (MENA)  Mena High School Band honored its outstanding members and recognition of its Seniors, at their Awards Banquet held Saturday evening at First Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall. Christopher Thompson and Fisher Neufeld won the Distinguished John Phillip Sousza Award, normally awarded to one outstanding student bandmember; but, it occasionally awards co-winners. Tilman Portwood won the Directors Award, Christopher Thompson also ...

  • 8 May

    FFA Banquet

    (MENA)  A mix of Agriculture and Education, mixed in with accomplishments acquired within the last year for many Mena High School FFA students, was the highlight at the annual Mena FFA Banquet held Monday night at the Ouachita Center of the University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain. Numerous awards and scholarships were given out as well to the very active ...

  • 8 May

    Public Hearing May 9th

    (MENA) – The City of Mena has scheduled a public hearing to identify potential outdoor park and recreation needs and priorities.    Following the identification process, city officials will select those priorities to be submitted to the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism for a Outdoor Recreation Matching Grant application.    The public hearing will be held at City Fire ...

  • 8 May

    Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale May 11th at the Fairgrounds

    (MENA)  This weekend, Saturday May 11 from 8am until 3pm, the Annual Plant Sale, sponsored by the Polk County Master Gardeners, will be held at the Polk County Fairgrounds. An abundance of plants, many from our local gardens will be for sale. These have always been popular because local plants are already adapted to our local conditions. In addition, there ...

  • 8 May

    Spring Breakcation Winners…

    (MENA)  The winners from the Today’s Best Country – KENA 104.1 FM Spring Breakcation Promotion were announced by Operations Manager Sam Jordan. Winning the Texas Rangers Experience, that included tickets to an upcoming game with a parking pass, was Max Jones of Mena. Winning a two night stay at Mountain Harbor Resort, with a party barge or a ski boat ...

  • 8 May

    Democrat Announces Bid For Arkansas Senate Race

    (FAYETTEVILLE)  A Fayetteville Democrat who last year ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives launched another campaign Wednesday, this time for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Josh Mahony, who received 32.6 percent of the vote in his race against incumbent Republican Steve Womack in the state’s 3rd Congressional District in November, hopes to take on Republican U.S. Sen. ...