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American Legion Place Flags for President’s Day

American Legion volunteers braved the rainy weather Monday, President’s Day, to display American flags on a day designated to honor America’s first president, George Washington. American Legion Vice Commander and Flag Program Coordinator Billy Wood said that about a dozen volunteers put out the flags around Mena early Monday. The Hatfield Girls Scouts had been scheduled to assist but Wood ...

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Lum and Abner Festival is back!!!

The 41st Annual Lum and Abner Festival – Mena’s signature event! – will take place June 1 & 2, 2018. It is organized by the Mena Advertising and Promotion Commission whose mission is to bring tourists to Mena, which in turn will help our local economy. In years past, the festival has estimated between 7,500 and 10,000 visitors throughout the weekend. The Lum ...

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Downtown Mena Continues to See Growth

BY MELANIE WADE – Downtown Mena experienced quite a bit of TLC in 2017 with many new store owners choosing the historic old buildings as their place of business and they, along with those already in place, are bringing back the glory of Main Street America. For generations, Main Street played the most important role in any town in America. ...

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Local Nursing Facility Implements New Speech Path. Technology

BY MELANIE WADE – Medical technology is a constantly evolving subject and for those in the industry, keeping up with the latest and greatest gadgets can be a full time job. For Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mena, they do their best to keep up and have recently implemented a new piece of equipment that has brought speech therapy ...

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Knights of Columbus Donates to PCDC

Angie Graves, Director of the Polk County Developmental Center, accepts a check on behalf of PCDC from Paul Ference, member of the local Knights of Columbus. The funds were generated from the annual local Tootsie Roll Drive conducted each year by The Knights. “PCDC thanks all who donated time and money to this event,” said officials.

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Sewing Club Brings Smiles to Residents

BY MELANIE WADE – The residents of Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab get a special treat each Wednesday with the weekly sewing club. Volunteers Debbie Gagnon and Janet Jewell bring sewing machines, fabric, and accessories each week and help residents make pillows, quilts, and more. “My mom was here and she liked to sew,” said Gagnon. “So, we started to ...

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Twining Workshop at Mena Art Gallery

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Twining is a method of making rugs, purses, and a variety of other fabric-based creations from strips of fabric. It’s something like the rag rugs that your grandmother made, but done on a loom. Niki Dempsey is doing a twining workshop on Friday, March 9 from 11 am to 1 pm. The cost is $15.00 per person. ...

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OLT Continues Improvements

Recently it was announced that Ouachita Little Theatre has obtained an on-line system for membership renewal as well as new memberships.  If you are interested in a new membership, go online to olt.wildapricot.org and join OLT to buy season tickets.  If you are already an OLT member, you will receive an email notice when your subscription has run out and ...

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Acorn Archery Competes in ANASP Region 9 Competition

February 10, 2018, Acorn Middle School and High School Archery competed in the ANASP Region 9 Competition in Delight, AR.  Acorn High School placed 2nd in the High School division with a team score of 3182.  Middle School placed 5th with a team score of 2833.  There were 404 archers in attendance that day. In the High School division, Brody ...

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Eagles End Season With Loss To Genoa

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Tuesday night, February 13th, the Cossatot River senior boys basketball team took on the Genoa Central Dragons, in the quarter-finals of the 7-3A District Basketball Tournament at Cossatot River High School. The Dragons started the game off on a 7-0 run, forcing Cossatot to call a timeout with 5:53 left in the first quarter. Following ...

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