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May, 2017

  • 17 May

    Local Department of Human Services to Relocate

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Department of Human Services is preparing to relocate to a much larger area to benefit the clients that are serviced through the programs they offer. Carolyn Strickland, Administrator at the local DHS office that is currently located in the Polk County Office Complex, also known as the ‘old hospital,’ at 606 Pine Street, explained that ...

  • 17 May

    Main Street Arkansas Director to Speak on Downtown Revitalization

    Rick Chrisman, Mena Downtown Partners president, has announced that Greg Phillips, Main Street Arkansas State Director, will be speaking at the Ouachita Center of the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain on Tuesday, May 23, 5:30 PM.  Judy Thompson, MDP Downtown Liaison Officer, notes that anyone interested in the revitalization and development of downtown Mena is invited and encouraged to attend.  ...

  • 16 May

    Annual Troy Miranda Beagle Run to be Held on Saturday

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The 8th annual Beagle Run will be held this Saturday to honor SFC Troy L. Miranda, a member of the 153rd Infantry, also known as Charlie Company, that gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country in Iraq. Miranda was killed in action May 20, 2004 while leading his squad through one of the most treacherous ...

  • 13 May

    Scott and State DAVA Receive Honorable Awards

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Local Disabled American Veteran Auxiliary (DAVA) Commander Margaret Scott was honored for her service to the organization at their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 4th, at the American Legion in Veteran’s Park. Scott has served as Commander of the group, DAVA #46, for two years and is currently serving as the State Commander for Arkansas DAVA. ...

  • 12 May

    Otto to Receive Ballistic Vest

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer is pleased to announce that Otto, the county’s K-9 narcotics dog, will receive a ballistic vest thanks to the generous donations of two local Mason clubs. The Dallas Masonic Lodge #128, of Mena, and Mountain Meadow Lodge #218, of Hatfield, each pitched in $500 to donate towards the purchase of the ...

  • 12 May

    Polk County Hosts National Day of Prayer

    BY MELANIE BUCK – On Thursday, May 4th, the annual National Day of Prayer was celebrated in Polk County on the Courthouse lawn at noon. Near one hundred residents showed up to hold hands and pray as one for our nation, those within it, and those who protect it. The 2017 theme, For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us… Forgive ...

  • 11 May

    RHF to Host Mother’s Day Event

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Remembering Hearts Together will gather on Saturday, May 13th, for their annual Mother’s Day event. Anyone who has lost a child, grandchild, or sibling is welcome to attend from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Remembering Hearts Forever Memorial Garden at the Polk County Courthouse. “We will meet there this year to remember our children, ...

  • 10 May

    Sociable Seniors Hold Meeting

    The Polk County Sociable Seniors, a group of people over the age of 50 who gather once a month to laugh and have fun, are hosting this month’s luncheon at a home, rather than a restaurant. At noon on Tuesday, May 16th, bring a potluck dish to 4343 Hwy. 375 West. Also, bring a chair and drink and get ready ...

  • 10 May

    Participants to Walk for a Cure in Relay for Life this Friday

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The annual Polk County Relay For Life fundraising event will be held at Janssen Park on Friday, May 12th, with more than a dozen teams competing for top honors at the occasion that raises money for the American Cancer Society. So far in 2017, fifteen teams in Polk County have raised more than $39,000 for cancer research. At ...

  • 10 May

    MRHS Recognizes Volunteers of the Year

    SUBMITTED – During National Volunteer Appreciation Week, Mena Regional Health System honored their volunteers with a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at the Limetree Restaurant.  Entertainment was provided by Florin and Livia Liga.  All volunteers were presented pins, certificates of service, and a gift.  Several were awarded Volunteer of the Year. Each winner is pictured. Roger Bishop was honored as Front Entrance ...