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Local Residents Named to Harding University Dean’s List

SEARCY, AR – The following students are among more than 1,400 Harding University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2017 semester. Hollee Phelps, a junior accounting major from Mena Connor Purvis, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major from Mena The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Marty Spears, university provost, honoring ...

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Mena Police Department: January 21-27, 2018

January 21, 2018 Officers responded to an altercation at a local residence. No arrests have been made at this time, but the investigation is ongoing. Rosie R. Arthur, 44, of Cove was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear from the Mena Police Department. January 22, 2018 Report was made of someone stealing a man’s banking information and forging ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 22-28, 2018

January 22, 2018 Report from complainant on May Lane near Mena of the break-in and theft of an air compressor, causing damage to several windows. Report from a Cove woman of harassment by an acquaintance. Investigation continues. January 23, 2018 Report of a disturbance on Polk 41 South near Shady Grove led to the arrest of Rusty L. Revels, 31, ...

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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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