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Lunch and Learn: Fermentation 101

The Polk County Extension Service will offer Fermentation 101 on Tuesday, January 23 at the Extension Education Center from 12-1 p.m. This is the first in a series of Lunch and Learn programs. The class will explore basic health benefits and the process of fermenting things such as cabbage, cucumbers, milk and other vegetables. The byproducts of fermentation have received a lot of publicity in the ...

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City Ponders Future of Proposed North Morgan Street

City Ponders Future of Proposed North Morgan Street BY MELANIE WADE – The proposed North Morgan Street project has hit another speed bump in its long debated existence between the City of Mena and the Arkansas Highway Commission. Mena City Council had approved an initial cost of the project several years ago, however, since so many years have passed without ...

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CASA and Team Pulse Wear Blue for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

BY MELANIE BUCK – CASA [Court Appointed Special Advocates] of the Ouachitas Director Cynthia Martin encouraged community members to wear the color blue on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in support of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In an proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on December 29, 2017, it stated, “During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, ...

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Alstons Attend 99th Annual American Farm Bureau Convention

Luke and Deedee Alston of Holly Springs Homestead, LLC, and their sons Ryan and Drake represented Polk County Farm Bureau at the 99th Annual American Farm Bureau Convention Jan. 6-9 in Nashville, Tenn. The Alston Family was also recently announced as the Arkansas State Farm Family of the Year, a first for a Polk County family. American Farm Bureau Federation’s ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 8-14, 2018

January 8, 2018 Arrested was Robert A. Hamilton, 30, of Mena, on a Body Attachment Warrant. Arrested was Kristi H. Green, 24, of Talihina, OK, on a Warrant for Felony Failure to Appear. January 9, 2018 Report from a Vandervoort woman that her 13-year-old son was missing.  Investigation continues into his whereabouts. Report from a Mena woman of the theft ...

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Charlie Leoy “Big Dad” Slater

Charlie Leoy “Big Dad” Slater of Mena, Arkansas went to be with his Lord Monday, January 15, 2018 surrounded by his family, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Charlie was born June 6, 1943 in Waldron, Arkansas to Charlie Slater and Edna Elizabeth McEntire Slater. Charlie was 74 years old. He adored his precious dog, Little Bit and love to go fishing, ...

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University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Announces Fall 2017 Honor Recipients

The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain has announced the students named to the Chancellor’s List and Vice Chancellor’s List who were enrolled for the fall 2017 semester. Students named to the Chancellor’s List are full-time, current students who complete 12 semester credit hours or more, excluding developmental coursework, and earn a 4.0 grade point average or higher. The Chancellor’s List for the ...

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Hawkins Family Continues Scholarship Support

SUBMITTED – On December 19th, Edgar and Sue Hawkins presented the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Foundation with a $10,000 donation to continue their support in building additional endowments for the Nick Hawkins Endowment Scholarship Fund. The Nick Hawkins Endowment Scholarship Fund was established with the UA Rich Mountain Foundation in 2015 by Edgar and Sue Hawkins to honor the ...

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Acorn High School 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

The following students were announced as having All A’s at Acorn High School for the second nine weeks of the 2017-2018 school year: 7th Grade: Brookelyn Goss, Jayden Willborg; 8th Grade: Kiersten Larucci, Justice Neufeld, Raeghan Weddle; 9th Grade: Halli Holland, Jaden Miller, Sarah Wallace; 10th Grade: Makenna Goss, Kacey Head, Brady Lyle; 11th Grade: Makayla Anderson; 12th Grade: Josey ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 1-7, 2018

January 1, 2018 Report from a Wickes woman of a missing family member.  Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 121 near Mena of the theft of a firearm.  Investigation continues. Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Mena led to the arrest of Lance R. Birtcher, 20,of Mena, on Charges of Disorderly Conduct and Obstructing Governmental Operations.  Also, a ...

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