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Plans underway for Veteran’s Day

Polk County is preparing to recognize our Veterans this Nov. for their service to the United States and recognize their courage and the honor that comes with being a member of the armed forces.

  Your help is still needed to make this Polk County Veteran’s Celebration the best ever. Students in Jessica Smith’s EAST class at Mena Middle School are producing a video to honor local veterans during the event.

  They are currently gathering pictures and information about Polk County Veterans and active military personnel to be used in the program.

Information needed to make the presentation by the EAST Class a success include names of veterans, the branch of military they served in, their dates of service, the wars they served in and awards and recognition given to them for their service.

The information may be submitted by veterans or their family members by e-mail to or by contacting Smith at Mena Middle School.

The Polk County Veteran’s Celebration will be held Wed., Nov. 7 beginning at 11 a.m. in the Ouachita Center at UA Rich Mountain.

The program is being brought to the community through the efforts of UA Rich Mountain, Mena Middle School EAST and UA Rich Mountain Foundation.

The offices of the City of Mena will be closed Monday, November 12 in observance of Veteran’s Day.

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