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Sarah Curry – Hometown Banking at its very Finest!

BY LEANN DILBECK – A Forbes article recently cited that employee loyalty is at an all time low. Careerbuilder.com reported 76% of full-time workers, while not actively looking for a new job, would leave their current workplace if the right opportunity came along. Other studies show that each year, the average company loses anywhere from 20% to 50% of its ...

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Washburn’s Home Furnishings Under New Ownership

BY LEANN DILBECK – Washburn’s Home Furnishings, a cornerstone retailer in downtown Mena for almost eight decades was recently purchased. New owners, Michael and Jessica Myers of Mena, said that the store’s founding principles, which can be attributed to the store’s growth and sustainability, will still very much be in practice. Gar Eisele, who managed the store with his wife ...

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Mena Regional Honors Anesthetists

Mena Regional Health System recently honored their Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists during National CRNA Week.  As highly educated and skilled anesthesia experts, CRNAs stay with patients throughout their procedure to ensure their comfort and safety.  For CRNAs, providing patient-centered, holistic pain management and anesthesia care is both their profession and their passion.  Pictured from left:  Chandler Cox, HR Director; Pyke ...

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Sikes Doubly Awarded

BY MELANIE WADE – Mitch Sikes, Polk County Farm Bureau – Mena, won both the Auto Agent of the Year and the Property Agent of the Year for the Southwest District of Farm Bureau Insurance, Friday night, January 19, 2018, at their awards banquet at Lake DeGray State Park. Tony Hooper, Agency Manager at Polk County Farm Bureau said, “We ...

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State Representative John Maddox to Seek Re-Election

SUBMITTED – State Representative John Maddox, who serves district 20, announced he will be seeking re-election for his seat in the State House. The district includes portions of Montgomery, Polk, and Sevier counties. “When I first decided to run for office I wanted to make government more efficient and accountable. I’ve delivered on those promises by backing legislation that has ...

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DAR Celebrates with a Heritage Tea

BY MELANIE WADE – The James K. Polk Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrated ancestry and heritage on Saturday, January 27, 2018 with a Heritage Tea, held at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. We are here to celebrate the James K. Polk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This chapter was active in ...

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Daniel Announces Intent for JP Position 1

SUBMITTED – Chris Daniel, of Mena, has announced his intent to run for Justice of the Peace in Polk County. Daniel submitted the following: “I would like to announce my independent candidacy for Polk County, Arkansas Justice of the Peace District 1. I held this position for two terms several years ago and chose not to seek re-election due to ...

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CCF Welcomed to Chamber

The newly built Christ Community Fellowship church on Highway 88, east of Mena, was welcomed into the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

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Mark Alan Lazarus

Mark Alan Lazarus, age 55, of Acorn, died Saturday, January 27, 2018 at his home. He was born on Wednesday, August 8, 1962 to Leeman Don and Beverly Ann Richardson in Lubbock, Texas. Mark loved photography, taking nature pictures, glamour shots and all other types of subjects.  He worked many years for Mena Public Schools as a bus driver. Mark was ...

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Bexley Divina White

Infant Bexley Divina White, daughter of Michael Ray White and Alissa Cheyenne White, passed away January 29, 2018 in Mena. Bexley united the family with a tremendous amount of joy for the last nine months. Bexley has a large caring family that awaited the arrival of this sweet “Angel” and will be dearly missed by all. She is survived by ...

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