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Bearcats Drop Season Opener To Bauxite

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Friday night, March 2nd, the Mena Bearcats baseball team hosted the Bauxite Miners for their home and season opener at Union Bank Field. Kyndon Schuller started the night on the mound for the Bearcats. The first pitch of the season for Mena was a ball outside to the Miners. The first batter for Bauxite went ...

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Acorn Archery Places 7th In State

SUBMITTED BY MINDY LYLE – This past Saturday, March 3rd, the Acorn High School archery team competed in the State Archery Tournament and placed seventh overall. 

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Union Bank Announces Promotions

Philip Hensley, President & CEO, Union Bank of Mena has announced the promotion of several team members. Kevin Williams has been promoted to Chief Risk Officer of Union Bank of Mena and Union Bankshares, Inc., the holding company for Union Bank of Mena and First National Bank at Paris. Williams, who has been with Union Bank for fourteen years, previously ...

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Gilbert Files for Re-Election

Tawana Gilbert has filed for re-election to the position of Justice of the Peace, District Eleven.  Tawana has represented the citizens of district Eleven since 2009 and will continue to work to maintain fiscal responsibility in our county government and to improve Polk County infrastructure and facilities.

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Neugent Announces Bid for Re-Election to Polk County Quorum Court

Jim Neugent has filed for re-election to the Polk County Quorum Court, District 2.  His years of financial experience make him an asset to the Quorum Court as he has served as chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee for the past several years. “The number one job of the Quorum Court is to manage the taxpayers money and I ...

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Mena Moving Forward with Main Street Arkansas Program Application

The Mena Downtown Partners group recently met with representatives from the Arkansas Main Street program to discuss plans for Mena to join the program to help preserve the history of and promote downtown Mena. About two dozen people representing downtown businesses, civic and government leaders attended the meeting at American Artisans on Mena Street. Greg Phillips is the executive director ...

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Chamber Welcomes Chris Thrailkill

SUBMITTED – The Polk County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its newest Chamber Ambassador, Christopher Thrailkill. Chris is the son of Krystal and Judge Danny Thrailkill of Mena. He recently moved back to Mena from Fayetteville, and is the Client Advisor for Arvest Bank. Chamber Ambassadors are volunteer members of the Chamber who graciously donate their time to ...

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Chamber Community Awards

Voting for the 2018 Community Awards is happening now, and ends on March 14th. Voting categories are: Citizen of the Year, in which nominees are Linda Johnson, Sarah Curry, Scott Sawyer, Sandra Thomas, Mark Hobson, and Chris Daniel; Volunteer of the Year, with nominees Brian Hensley, Tina Ball, Tiffany Lane, Shelly Harvey, and Shannon Clifford; Best Renovation/Beautification with nominees Vision ...

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Polk County Election Commission Meeting

The Polk County Election Commission will meet Thursday March 8th at 1:00 p.m. in the basement of the Polk County Courthouse.    The purpose of this meeting is to draw for ballot positions for the Preferential Primary, Non-Partisan Judicial and Annual School Election to be held Tuesday May 22, 2018.    All meetings of the Polk County Election Commission are open to ...

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OLT Movie Party Showing “A Hard Day’s Night”

SUBMITTED – If you don’t instantly recognize this movie title, chances are you are not well acquainted with The Beatles.  If that’s the case, you owe it to yourself to come to the FREE showing of the Beatles’ first movie release on March 14 and see what all the fuss was (and still is) about.  This original classic was described ...

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