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Seth Smith Announces His Candidacy for Mayor of Mena

I, Seth Smith, am excited to announce my candidacy for Mayor of Mena. I have a passion for public service and hope to utilize my experience and leadership to work with the people of Mena to move forward together. After graduating from Mena High School, I enlisted in the Army National Guard. As an infantryman reaching the rank of Sergeant, ...

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Tilley Announces Intent to Run for Mena Mayor

SUBMITTED – Ron Tilley confirms he will run for the position of Mena Mayor in the November 2018 election.  His desire is to build upon the strengths of this city and the successes of others. Tilley states, “Serving the residents of Mena for almost two decades has increased my awareness to the needs we face but has also taught me ...

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City Names New Parks and Rec Director

BY MELANIE WADE – The City of Mena named their new Parks and Recreation Director on Monday. John Stubbs has been hired to take on the multi-sport complex and manage operations at McMillan Pool. Previous director, Nathan Fowler, worked his last day in December before beginning his newest venture. Stubbs comes with more than a decade of experience in the ...

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The History Behind Mena’s Spectacular Janssen Park Lighting Display

BY LEANN DILBECK – The City of Mena and its visitors have been enjoying the elaborate Christmas Lights of Janssen Park for 21 years now but few may know the history of how the extensive display found its way here. On any given night following the official lighting of the park in early December, cars are seen steadily streaming up ...

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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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