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Mena A&P proposes stage for Janssen Park

A stage at Janssen Park was discussed in committee last Thursday at Mena City Hall. The proposed permanent stage would face northward near the springhouse and sit in what could be called a natural amphitheater in the northwest portion of the park. The stage would serve a great purpose during the annual Lum and Abner Festival during which it would ...

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January 23, 2019

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Mena Police Department Reports for the Week of January 6, 2018 January 12, 2019 follow:

January 6 & 7, 2019 A local woman reported that someone had entered her apartment when she was out and had stolen medication.  No suspects at this time. A motorist called officers to a local highway regarding a briefcase they found in a ditch.  Officers retrieved the item, but there was not identification located.  It was placed into evidence. Billy Joseph Fletcher, 32, ...

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January 9, 2019

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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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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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Hannah McDonald crowned 2018 Mena Bearcat Homecoming Queen

Heather Grabin/News Director        The Mena Bearcats didn’t let a little rain spoil their pageantry Friday night. Senior Hannah McDonald was crowned 2018 Mena Homecoming Queen and the Bearcats honored their queen with the annihilation of Waldron in a 49-0 win.    Making up the 2018 Homecoming Court were freshmen maids Cassidy Ashcraft and Sarah Grenier; sophomore maids ...

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UA Rich Mountain Halloween Night cancelled

The UA Rich Mountain SGA Halloween Night scheduled for tonight, Thurs., Oct. 25, has been cancelled due to weather.

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