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Lots Going On at Mena Art Gallery

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – “Art Day” is on Tuesday—every Tuesday from about 11 am to 2 pm. You will find watercolorists working their magic on paper, pen, and ink, artists coming up with unbelievably detailed drawings, others creating with colored pencils, one or two making small sculptures with polymer clay. I like to drop by just to see what ...

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Rose Aircraft Trusted with Maintenance of the US Army’s Elite Golden Knights

BY MELANIE BUCK – Over the years, Mena Municipal Intermountain Airport has had countless planes fly in and out of its hangars but not all are quite as unique as others. The United States Army has used the airport for regular maintenance checks, repairs, repainting, and upholstering for a number of years and because of this, Rose Aircraft, Inc., has ...

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Fiscal Session Has Busy Start

BY REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – The House began the first week of our third Fiscal Session at a rapid pace.  We passed 19 budget bills and sent them to the Senate in the first 4 days of business. The Health Care Independence Act, commonly referred to as the “Private Option” was passed during the last Regular Session.  I opposed passage ...

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Timing and Luck

BY MICHAEL REISIG – I was talking with a friend the other day about timing and luck. I can attest that these two commodities hold far more sway over life than the average person gives them credit for. Sometimes as little as a few minutes, or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time can be fortuitous or ...

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Menus for County Schools – Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Biscuit & Gravy, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Angel Biscuits, Strawberries & Bananas, Milk; Choice: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Angel Biscuits, Strawberries & Bananas, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Breakfast Bar, Toast, Juice, Milk Lunch: BBQ Pork Sandwich, Pork & Beans, Cole Slaw, Peaches,  Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, ...

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Heather’s Food Bargains and More

BY JACLYN ROSE – Heather’s Food Bargains and More began when Heather volunteered to work for the Food Mission, which was located on Vivian Street.  “After working for several months I was hired to work in the store and in only a couple of weeks I was promoted to manager.  I worked there for several years until the Food Mission ...

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Russ and Liz Hoffman

BY JACLYN ROSE – Simplicity, volunteerism and community are all at the heart of Russ and Liz Hoffman.  When they begin discussing their passion: to bring together friends and family, to work together and create a better Polk County, their faces absolutely light up.  This couple spent a combined 48 hours ringing the bell for the Salvation Army outside, over ...

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Presidents’ Day Inspires Involvement

BY US SENATOR DR. JOHN BOOZMAN – Every month I receive emails and letters from students across the state with questions about government or opinions on issues they care about. I enjoy hearing from them and feel blessed that young Arkansans are interested in making the world a better place. These letters are a wonderful reminder of the impact of ...

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Mena Police Department – February 9 – 15, 2014

The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of February 9 – February 15, 2014.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department – February 10 – 16, 2014

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of February 10 – February 16, 2014.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been ...

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