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May, 2019

  • 8 May

    Gun Manufacturer Starting Operations In Arkansas

    (LITTLE ROCK)  The U.S. arm of a Czech Republic gun manufacturer has chosen Little Rock for its North American headquarters and its first U.S.-based production facility as part of a $90 million investment that is to employ nearly 600 people within six years. Preliminary work on CZ-USA’s 265,000-square-foot facility already has begun on a 73-acre site off Zeuber and Fletcher ...

  • 8 May

    Mena Regional Health System Celebrating National Nurses Week

    By: Sam Jordan, Editor (MENA)  National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare field, and typically are on the frontlines when you go to the emergency room, doctors office or taking care of ...

  • 1 May

    Volunteers Help Residents With Cleanup Duties

    (MENA)  Over 450 volunteers chipped in and helped fellow Mena residents with cleaning up homes and yards. A joint effort by the City of Mena and volunteers from Clean Up Mena, in cleaning up properties all across the city took a concentrated two day task and culminated with a huge THANK YOU cookout on the lawn of Janssen Park Sunday ...

  • 1 May

    Mena/Polk Chamber Banquet Awards Gala

    (MENA)  A gala and festive evening was the setting at the Annual Membership Appreciation Banquet for members and guests of the Mena / Polk County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday evening. Comedian Byron Trimble kept the crowd laughing with his unique blend of humor and songs. A successful silent and LIVE auctions afforded the organization to raise funds to support ...

  • 1 May

    MRHS Volunteers Awarded Recognition

    (MENA)  Mena Regional Health System recently honored their volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Kathy Boone was named Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year. Claudia Brown was named Surgery Center Volunteer of the Year. Mark Lyle was named Chaplain of the Year. Melanie Walker was named front Entrance Volunteer of the Year. Dick Black, Volunteer Coordinator presented a check to Jay ...

  • 1 May

    Master Gardener Plant Sale Coming May 11 at Fairgrounds Education Building

    (MENA)  The Annual Plant Sale coming up Saturday, May 11th at the Polk County Fairgrounds, gives the Master Gardeners an ideal opportunity to exercise their primary goal. They will present the community with a wide variety of healthy plants from their own gardens, already adapted to do well in our area, and a selection of requested varieties to enhance their ...

  • 1 May

    Basscats – State Champs…

    The Mena Basscats had three teams qualify for the Trader Bills High School Trail State Championship Bass Tournament that was held on Lake Ouachita on Sunday, April 28th. Austin Rose and Evan Graves won the State Championship Tournament in the Jr Division. Jarret Burger and Trent Head came in 3rd in the Jr Division. Austin Johnston and Cason Canon came ...

  • 1 May

    Mena Wraps Up Baseball and Softball

    (MENA)  The Mena Bearcats baseball team finished up their regular season home finale against Arkadelphia and it didn’t have any dull moments whatsoever. The Bearcats came to bat in the bottom of the first inning already trailing 3-0, before unleashing a barrage of hot bats and going up 4-3. After that, it was a rollercoaster of a contest. Arkadelphia came ...

  • 1 May

    Wickes Elementary Easter Bonnet Parade Winners

    Wickes Elementary Easter Bonnet Parade Winners…K-3 Winners from left to right first place – Sarah Ford, second place – Brylee Frachiseur and third place – Jake Speight Wickes Elementary Easter Bonnet Parade Winners…4-6 grade winners from left to right: first place – Rynley Richardson, second place – Lexie Miles and third place – Citlally Ruiz

  • 1 May

    Quorum Court Approves Raises and Votes To Purchase New Cadaver Cooler

    (MENA)  The Polk County Quorum Court unanimously agreed to raise the salaries of all full and part time county employees by $1200.00. The raises will be retroactive to January 1, 2019. The only exception to the raises will be for Justice of the Peace and library employees. In addition, the Polk County Coroner will only receive a raise of $206.60 ...