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Wreck on US Highway 71 delaying traffic

A wreck involving at least one school bus and a vehicle on US Hwy. 71 south of Potter has traffic backed up in both directions. Traffic is being stopped between Shadow Mountain RV Park and  Iron Mountain. Authorities on scene are the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Mena Police Department, and Arkansas State Police. Several ambulances have been on scene transporting ...

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Mena Daylight Trick-or-Treat and trick-or-treating rescheduled due to weather

Chances of rain and severe weather have changed Mena’s Daylight Trick-or-Treat event from Wed., Oct. 31 to Tues., Oct. 30 from 4-5 p.m. Businesses and organizations will still have some awesome treats to be given out. Because of the weather chances, Mena Mayor George McKee, the City of Mena, and the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce ask that residents open their homes to ...

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AEDC AWARDS 65 COMMUNITY GRANTS TOTALING MORE THAN $4.4M

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and other state officials presented grants totaling more than $4.4 million to 65 Arkansas communities and counties at a ceremony held Oct. 18 at the Arkansas State Capitol. The grants fall into one of four programs administered by Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC): Community Development Block Grants, Rural Services Block Grants, Rural Community Grants, and County Fair ...

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How does exceeding your fat capacity make you sick and what can you do about it?

PAT SMITH In an earlier article, Seriously Now – How Can I Avoid Diabetes (or anything else), my message was that the fat capacity of any individual, the point at which fat cells are full and cannot store more fat, is the key to the many inevitable manifestations of ill health associated with obesity. In other words, it isn’t how ...

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Plans underway for 5th Annual Ouachita Arts Celebration

The Ouachita Arts Celebration is back for the 5th annual festival showcasing the creativity of the region. The street festival continues to bring more art of all kinds to downtown Mena.    There will be a cake decorating competition for amateur bakers judged by the highly qualified Maryann Kleinot. The cakes will be displayed for all to see in the ...

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Caring for a loved one with health issues

   Are you, or do you see yourself, as a spouse, family member, or caregiver for someone with health issues now or in the future? Would you feel overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do or where to turn for help? Consider Mary’s situation…    Mary has been caring for her ailing mother diagnosed with  health issues. Already stressed from ...

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Zombie Fun Run being planned at UARM

The UA Rich Mountain Bucks Cross-Country team will be holding its first annual Zombie Run ’18 – the BUCK bites back – FUN RUN on Saturday, October 27, on the UA Rich Mountain trails.   The 1K Fun Run for ages 12 and under will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the 5K Zombie Run beginning at 5:30 p.m.    The ...

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Plans underway for Veteran’s Day

Polk County is preparing to recognize our Veterans this Nov. for their service to the United States and recognize their courage and the honor that comes with being a member of the armed forces.   Your help is still needed to make this Polk County Veteran’s Celebration the best ever. Students in Jessica Smith’s EAST class at Mena Middle School ...

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Lottery sales released for month of August

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration Office of the Arkansas Lottery has released retail sales for the month of August.   Polk County had a total of $144,344 in generated revenue; Sevier County had $117,912; Scott County had $90,564; and Montgomery County had a total of $40,042.

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Christmas Festival plans being finalized by Mena A & P

The Mena A&P Commission approved a budget of $3,175 for their 2018 Christmas Festival Plan and Budget at their regular meeting this month.   The A&P Commission will be holding their Christmas Festival at 7 p.m. in Janssen Park following the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Parade that will begin at 6 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 1.   The ...

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