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MENA CITY COUNCIL TO MAKE POOL REPAIRS

(MENA) Mena City Council met on Thursday, April 4th in a special session to approve spending $21,560 on repairs to the McMillan Park Swimming Pool. Council approved the Waiver of Competitive Bidding in an Exceptional Situation for Repairs to the pool that experienced cracks especially at the deep end of the pool. With the repairs approved, the pool will also ...

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City of Mena Designates March 29th As Vietnam War Veterans Day

(MENA) — Mena Mayor Seth Smith signed a proclamation on Monday, March 25th, designating March 29th as National Vietnam Veterans Day in the City of Mena.  This holiday will be observed annually on March 29th. In a ceremony attended by various veterans from the area, including representatives from the Polk County Veterans Honor Guard; the Mayor noted that the American ...

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CASA And City Of Mena Will Have A Proclamation Signing On April 1st

(MENA) – The City of Mena and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Ouachita Region will hold a proclamation signing event at Mena City Hall. April is National Child Abuse Awareness month. CASA is an organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system. With the belief that every child is entitled ...

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Mena A&P proposes stage for Janssen Park

A stage at Janssen Park was discussed in committee last Thursday at Mena City Hall. The proposed permanent stage would face northward near the springhouse and sit in what could be called a natural amphitheater in the northwest portion of the park. The stage would serve a great purpose during the annual Lum and Abner Festival during which it would ...

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City of Mena’s 13th Annual Fall Clean-Up Program

The City of Mena held it’s 13th annual Fall Clean-Up program over a two-week period from October 24th to November 4th. During the annual project, the city’s Street Department hauled 160 dump truck loads of yard debris, household items, and more to be disposed of. The service is free to residents of Mena and is held twice each year, once ...

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Street Department Begins Fall Overlay Projects

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena’s annual fall street overlay project began last week and the City’s Street Department has a big schedule ahead of them. The project is projected to use more than 3,132 tons of asphalt, just under 2014’s 3,830 tons used. The cost is expected to be around $332,000 to provide overlay in the following areas: Blake Street, ...

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City of Mena’s Annual Spring Clean-Up Dates Announced

[MENA]  The City of Mena Annual Spring Clean-Up is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6, 2014 through Monday, May 12, 2014.  City trucks will pick up items you want to dispose of at no charge.  However, there are certain regulations we have to follow in order that the pick-up will run smoothly. This Clean-up service is free for residences within the ...

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ARCO & City of Mena Unveil New Banners for Downtown

BY LEANN DILBECK – One of the most stunning additions to Mena Street during the streetscape project was the addition of the lampposts. During last week’s ARCO meeting, the City unveiled the new dressings that will adorn the posts and add a splash of color while promoting attributes of the community. The new banners were designed by Sign FX and ...

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New Overlay Buckling on South Mena Street

BY LEANN DILBECK – After the area experienced 4+ inches of rain earlier in the week, a section of the newly paved South Mena Street is already buckling.  Street Department Manager Roy Harris advised the Mena City Council during their October meeting held Tuesday night. According to Harris, there is red clay under the pavement and therefore the asphalt is ...

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