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February, 2017

  • 23 February

    Chamber Community Awards Nomination Deadline Extended

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The deadline to turn in nominations for the 2016 Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Community Awards has been extended. The awards are given at the annual Chamber Banquet each year. This year’s deadline has been extended to Friday, February 24th. Anyone is welcome to nominate. Winners are voted upon by the Chamber membership. Categories include: Volunteer ...

  • 23 February

    Charlie Company Seeks Community Support

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Soldiers of the local National Guard Armory, the 39th Infantry Brigade, more commonly known as Charlie Company, have arrived safely at The Horn of Africa after being deployed on January 1, 2017. The unit deployed 139 soldiers for a yearlong stint overseas. Although they have most necessities, there are a few things the soldiers have requested ...

  • 23 February

    Polar Plunge 2017 set for Saturday

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The 2017 Polar Plunge is set for this Saturday, February 25th, at Janssen Park. Organizers noted that event times are different this year, with registration being held at 9:30 a.m., and the plunge taking place at 10 a.m. The Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics Arkansas to provide year-round sports training and Olympic-type competition for children and ...

  • 23 February

    City Council Approves Rezoning Request, Firearm Purchase

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena City Council voted to approve a rezoning request when they met on Tuesday, February 14, for their monthly meeting. The Council unanimously approved a rezoning request for a property on Hwy. 8 East and amended two ordinances in the process. The request was made by Brandon Martin and Bridgett Martin to change their property zone ...

  • 23 February

    Courthouse Heroes to Host Miss Sweetcheeks Male Beauty Pageant

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Polk County Courthouse Heroes Relay for Life Team is kicking off their fundraising season with the Miss Sweetcheeks Male Beauty Pageant. The event raises money for the American Cancer Society through the Polk County Relay for Life. The comedic event will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 6 p.m. in the Mena High School ...

  • 23 February

    Mena’s Interact Club Visits PCDC

    Clint Buck, President of Mena’s Interact Club (a junior branch of Rotary International), along with club sponsor and Rotarian Charles Pitman, and Interact member Lily Garrett visited the clients at the PCDC Adult Wellness and Education Center on Valentine’s Day. The crew handed out sweet treats, along with plenty of smiles and hugs to the clients.

  • 23 February

    Senior Center Fundraiser to be held at Mena Mountain Resort

    BY MELANIE BUCK – A fundraiser is being held on Friday, February 24th for the Mena/Polk County Senior Center. The center provides meals and activities five days a week to area senior citizens and appreciate the community’s support. Organizers hope attendees will truly enjoy watching Blithe Spirit while raising money for a worthy cause. Blithe Spirit is a comedic play ...

  • 23 February

    Severe Weather Awareness Week

    As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Arkansas, the U of A Cooperative Extension Service, Polk County Office of Emergency Service, and Daniel Communications have partnered to bring Polk County Severe Weather Day to you on Wednesday, March 1 from 1 to 6 pm at the Polk County Extension Education Center at 211 DeQueen Street in Mena. There will ...

  • 22 February

    County Assessor Announces Mobile Office

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Polk County Assessor Jovan Thomas has announced her plans to open two mobile offices to bring added convenience to county residents in assessing their property for 2017. The first will be held Tuesday, February 28 at the Cossatot Senior Center in Wickes. Thomas explained that she and her department will be there “when the doors open” ...

  • 22 February

    Mena UDC Attends Texarkana Lee, Jackson, Maury Luncheon

    SUBMITTED – The Mena ladies of the Captain William Harrison Earp Chapter 2718 attended their first luncheon celebrating Lee/Jackson/Maury Birthdays, during January in Texarkana, Arkansas. The guest speaker was Dr. Samuel E. Mitchum, Jr., author of over 40 books, appearances on the History Channel, a visiting professor at West Point, and former professor at Henderson State University. Professor Mitchum presented ...