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Sociable Seniors Holds March Luncheon

On Thursday March 22 at 12:00 p.m., the Polk County Sociable Seniors is meeting at Papa’s Mexican Café. The guest speaker will be Judge Brandon Ellison and a trivia contest will follow. Anyone over 50 years of age is encouraged to attend and fellowship with their peers. For more information, you can call Diane Mathis at: (479) 243-0191.

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Polk County Courthouse Heroes Holds Hamburger Lunch

The Polk County Courthouse Heroes Relay for Life Team is having a fundraiser lunch on Thursday March 29, 2018. Lunch consists of a hamburger, pickles, chips, a cookie, and a bottle of water for $5.00, or you can have an extra hamburger added for $2.00 more. If there are five or more orders going to the same location, they can ...

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Pine Crest Annual Meeting

Pine Crest Cemetery recently held their Annual Meeting. The main purpose of the Annual Meeting is to elect new officers of the parent organization, Pine Crest Gardens, Inc. The 2017 officers were all re-elected for 2018, and include Chris Daniel as President, Joe Bunch as Vice President, Jimmy Rackley as Secretary, and Moppy Billingsley as Treasurer. Board members include Judith ...

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The 5th Annual Talimena 13.1 Releases Results

The 5th Annual Talimena 13.1 Run and Relay benefitting Polk County Developmental Center (PCDC) was held on March 10.  We had another successful event and are thankful that the rain by-passed us! There were 32 individuals who registered to run the half-marathon distance of 13.1 miles from Janssen Park to Queen Wilhelmina Lodge!  Five 13-Person teams registered to do the ...

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Polk County 4-H Benefit Exceeds $10,000

At over 250 members strong, and a core group of volunteers, always willing to help, it’s really no wonder why the benefit, which took place on March 3rd was such a success.  When asked why they decided to take this avenue for raising money Carla Vaught said, “In the past we have sold poinsettias and mums, but recently involvement and ...

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Arkansas Workers’ Comp. Commission Introduces New Rule

Work-related injuries occurring on or after July 1, 2018, will fall under Rule 099.41. This rule was adopted to regulate medications, specifically opioids, in order to reduce potential addictions. At the same time, it’s expected to reduce pharmaceutical costs in workers’ compensation claims. Over the past year, the Commission has gathered research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ...

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Harold Dean Richmond

Harold Dean Richmond, age 73, of Mena, died Monday, March 12, 2018 at VA Hospital in Little Rock.  He was born on Monday, May 29, 1944 to Dean and Laura Hudgens Richmond in Waldron, Arkansas. Harold served his county in the United State Army during the Vietnam Era and was honorably discharged.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandson and ...

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Walk Across Polk County

County Extension employee Bridgett Martin has been very busy lately, unfortunately she doesn’t get to apply all of that work to total in the Walk Across Polk County competition initiative.  If so she would more than likely win, hands down.  Of course Bridgett will be the first one to tell you that without the cooperation from “Quality of Life,” MRHS ...

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Rich Mountain Announces New Mascot

BY: ERICA MELTON On Tuesday March 13, 2018 the University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain held a press conference to announce the new college mascot. The college conducted a thorough nomination and selection process to choose the mascot that best represents the region, and decided on the Rich Mountain Bucks. Mena native Amelia Loftin, who is now President and Creative ...

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Air Force Training Mission at Mena Airport

BY ERICA MELTON – On March 8th, Little Rock Air Force Base conducted a training mission at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport. The training mission consisted of three C-130 aircrafts, with six people on each craft. The planes arrived around 4:30 p.m. and conducted tactical approaches for about an hour. After sunset, they went back out for more maneuvers in the ...

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