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February, 2019

  • 27 February

    Company with Mena Ties Makes Agreement with DeQueen Medical Center Owner

    A medical company headquartered in Mena has announced an agreement in principle is in place to purchase the De Queen Medical Center. De Queen Mayor Jeff Brown reported to the De Queen City Council the announcement regarding the acquisition of the De Queen Hospital at a meeting on Tuesday, February 19th. Mayor Brown reported that a purchase agreement between Healthy-Connections Inc. ...

  • 20 February

    A Night For Our Most Special To Shine – Second Chance Prom

    Mena and Polk County were a part of something very special Saturday, February 9th when the Special Needs Prom was held at the CMA Iron Mountain facility.  Not just around the United States were these events being held, but all across the world people gathered to make a special evening for some very special people. CJ Liles, organizer of the ...

  • 20 February

    Thompson named as National Merit Finalist

    Christopher Thompson has been named a National Merit Finalist! In February. Christopher is a senior at Mena High School.  He… Some 15,000 Semifinalists are notified by mail at their home addresses that they have advanced to Finalist standing. High school principals are also notified and provided with a certificate to present to each Finalist. All winners of Merit Scholarship awards ...

  • 20 February

    Talimena Outfitters: New Chamber Member

    Talimena Outfitters with owner TJ Martin is shown below at their Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting held February 14th. Talimena Outfitters is happy to be a part of the local chamber as his customer benefit from their time and rest while taking in the Talimena National Scenic Byway.  View their Facebook page for more information.

  • 20 February

    MHS Student Tyra Dollarhyde Receives Arkansas Diamond Award

    Tyra Dollarhyde accepts award in Little Rock last Wednesday, Feb.13th. Tyra had the opportunity to meet with Representative John Maddox and attended the legislative session in the afternoon. She toured the capital and was treated to a special day. Tyra had the honor of being chosen for the front cover of the award program. The Diamond Award is an honor ...

  • 20 February

    Local Youngsters Compete in Hoop Shoot

    Mena Elks Lodge 781 sent two area youngsters to Hot Springs over the weekend to compete in the Hoop Shoot. Isabella Cross ( 10 and 11 year olds category) and Luke Floyd ( 12 and 13 year olds category) represented the Elk Lodge 781.  Luke won the State Of Arkansas Category for his age group and will represent all of ...

  • 20 February

    Arithmetic & Awareness

    A Mena Middle School teacher steps up to encourage kids to become active participants in the community and with causes dear to them.  Mrs Ponder’s 6th Grade Math Class recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon and raised $3,248 dollars We could all learn from their dedication and step up; volunteering our time and talents.  We applaud ...

  • 20 February

    Mena First Church of the Nazarene welcomes one of their own

    The Mena First Church of the Nazarene is pleased to announce that Pam and Dwight Curry are our new pastorate family. Pam Curry is a long time resident of Mena and retired school teacher.  Pam and her husband, Dwight, have been members of Mena Church for over 40 years.  She was ordained in 2010 as an elder and preacher of ...

  • 20 February

    Coming Together For Area Veterans

    Three groups have joined forces to present a Veterans Benefit Fair in the Mena Old Historic Armory on De Queen Street, on March 9th, from 10am to 2pm.  The groups, consist of the newly formed Polk County Community Veterans Engagement Team (C-VET), the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs. C-VET will present the first annual ...

  • 20 February

    Scholarship Opportunity Available

    The Mena Polk County Enhancement Foundation in conjunction with the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce new scholarship opportunities. Two, one time scholarships will be awarded in 2019. The total value of each scholarship is $1,000.00 and will be awarded to a graduating senior who is a resident of Polk County. The Mena Polk County Enhancement Foundation ...