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June, 2017

  • 27 June

    Saddle Up for St. Jude Event Raises Money for Research Hospital

    Held on May 6th at the Posey Hollow Horsecamp, the Saddle Up for St. Jude event raised $2,650 (beating the $2,500 goal) for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and its mission of finding cures and saving children from cancer and other deadly diseases. Thirty riders participated in the fundraising trail ride. Judi Stern won grand prize for collecting the most ...

  • 27 June

    Local Author Releases New Book in Series

    SUBMITTED – Area author Michael Reisig has just released the seventh book in his best-selling “Road To Key West” series. If you enjoy high adventure blended with history and suspense, you’re guaranteed to like “A Far Road To Key West.” “I think this might be the strongest book in this series, in terms of plot and character development,” Reisig said. ...

  • 27 June

    Chuckwagon Races to Provide Exciting Entertainment this Weekend

    BY MELANIE WADE – Posey Hollow Horsecamp is hosting their 3rd Independence Day Chuckwagon Races and Open Rodeo June 28th through July 2nd and are inviting everyone to join the fun. Posey Hollow owners, Rick and Lora Hosman, said there were more than 400 in attendance last year, and this year looks to be even bigger. “This year we have ...

  • 27 June

    MMS Cheerleaders Invited to Participate in Magic Kingdom Thanksgiving Parade

    BY MELANIE WADE – Several Mena Middle School Cheerleaders were recently chosen to participate in the annual Magic Kingdom Thanksgiving Parade held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida this November. The MMS squad attended a recent cheer camp where they were chosen for the honor. Dena Johnson, a parent of one of the girls said some of the girls wish ...

  • 27 June

    Mena School District Coping with Project Delays

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Two major projects for the Mena School system have experienced some delays. The District had hoped to initiate work for the $8 million renovation/expansion to the Louise Durham Elementary School as soon as school was dismissed for summer break and had opened the process for bids, but as Superintendent Benny Weston reported to his board during ...

  • 27 June

    Mena to Host 7th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

    SUBMITTED – The Mena Advertising and Promotion Commission will be celebrating America with a fantastic fireworks display at Tapley Park on Saturday, July 1st as part of their 7th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration event. In addition to the fireworks, there will be live entertainment, great food, and activities for children. The fun begins at 5 p.m. with bouncy ...

  • 27 June

    Wilhite Awarded Leon Price Scholarship

    SUBMITTED – This is the 18th year that the Leon Price Scholarship has been awarded to a Polk County student. The scholarship is for $800 and is given in memory of Leon Price, who was a longtime business partner of Price Mobile Homes, Inc., in Mena. The Price family is proud to announce the 2017 recipient as Brittany Wilhite. She ...

  • 27 June

    Arkansas Municipal League Honors Horton at 83rd Convention

    BY MELANIE WADE – Becky Horton, Assistant to Mena Mayor George McKee, was recently honored by The Arkansas Municipal League at its 83rd Convention held in Little Rock. Horton was bestowed with the Adrian L. White Municipal Leadership Award, which is presented to municipal officials who have served with distinction and dedication to their cities and the League’s boards, councils, ...

  • 27 June

    Ham Radio Event Highlights Importance of Short Wave Communications

    BY MELANIE WADE – Ham radio is often a much-forgotten part of society, until disaster hits and then, they are at the forefront of communications, getting all of the praise they deserve, until they are forgotten again. For members of the Ouachita Amateur Radio Association, the importance of ham radio is always at the forefronts of their minds and insuring ...

  • 27 June

    Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders

    Five Mena FFA students were among 43 delegates representing the State of Arkansas for the annual Washington Leadership Conference. Proudly wearing their blue and gold, students spent a week touring the Nation’s capital city, meeting with leaders and also completing a service project in which they packaged over 61,000 meals for Meals of Hope. Mena students pictured above standing on ...