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June, 2020

  • 17 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. Election time is just around the corner and will be here before we know it. 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 ...

  • 17 June

    State Capitol Week in Review…

    From Senator Larry Teague LITTLE ROCK – A federal judge upheld the constitutionality of lethal injection procedures used in Arkansas for carrying out the death penalty. A group of inmates on death row had challenged the protocol used for capital punishment, arguing that it violated constitutional prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment. A federal judge for the Eastern District of ...

  • 17 June

    Protecting America’s National Treasures

    From U.S. Senator John Bozeman Public lands in Arkansas provide an abundance of opportunities for people to enjoy the great outdoors. The time-honored traditions of hunting and fishing have helped grow the state’s tourism industry into a key sector of our economy while simultaneously supporting the preservation and protection of wildlife habitat. We call the Natural State home. This moniker ...

  • 17 June

    Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Address The Task Force to Advance the State of Law Enforcement in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s Commission on Law-Enforcement Standards and Training is constantly examining ways to improve the already high quality of law enforcement in our state, and today I’d like to talk about the task force I’ve created to further that good work. I have a long history with law-enforcement, as a federal prosecutor, as administrator of the DEA, and ...

  • 17 June

    Drive Through Community Veteran’s Recognition Event to be Held

    A Community Veteran’s Recognition, drive-thru lunch and pinning ceremony will be held later this month. According to organizors, the event will take place on Monday June 29, from 11 am-1 pm. It will be held in the  Elite Hospice parking lot, located at 602 DeQueen Street in Mena. A Free bag lunch will be availble for veterans and their spouses. ...

  • 17 June

    Schubbe Named MSA Hometown Hero

    This month Main Street Arkansas is profiling Hometown Heroes from our Main Street communities. One hero announced this week is from right here in Mena. Mitch Schubbe and wife, Jennifer, are business owners in downtown Mena. Like business owners throughout the country, both temporarily closed their businesses when the pandemic began. Over the years, Mitch has been a member of ...

  • 17 June

    Lottery Scholarship Application Deadline Extended To August 1

    LITTLE ROCK, AR –The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery announced today that the deadline to apply for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship has been extended to August 1 with modified eligibility requirements deemed necessary because of COVID-19. Unlike in prior years, students who have a sufficient number of hours and have earned satisfactory academic progress before March 27 are automatically eligible for ...

  • 17 June

    Mena City Council Holds June Meeting

    During their regular June meeting held Tuesday, June 9th, the Mena City Council approved a resolution authorizing the City Clerk/Treasurer to destroy outdated financial records and other documents. The resolution is inline with Arkansas State law, Arkansas Code Annotated 14-59-114 concerning the maintenance and destruction of accounting records, which allows the city to destroy old documents no longer used for ...

  • 17 June

    Governor Hutchinson Issues Executive Orders on Medical Immunity, Business Liability, and Workers Compensation Coverage

    Governor Asa Hutchinson issued executive orders today that clarify Workers Compensation Law during the public-health emergency, protect health care providers from liability, and exempt businesses from liability related to the spread of COVID-19. “I want to thank the General Assembly for its leadership in securing support for limited immunity legislation and for requesting action by the executive order versus calling ...

  • 17 June

    Cancellations, Closings and Changes…

    Wolf Pen Gap Trail system is OPEN.  Forest visitors are asked to avoid congregating at trailheads and parking areas and refrain from gathering in groups of 10 or more. The trail system does close when heavy rain is predicted. For more information, contact the Mena-Oden Ranger District at 479-394-2382 Queen Wilhelmina State Park has announced that all park-driven special events  ...