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Faith Walk Organized for Prayer, Encouragement

A Faith Walk has been organized for Saturday, June 9, from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in Mena, beginning and ending at Janssen Park. This Faith Walk event is open to everyone to participate in, with no cost or commitment required to take part in an opportunity of spending time walking, praying, shedding stress, and communicating with God through a ...

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May Star Students for Wickes Elementary

Front Row (L-R) Kimber Hayes, Tyrel Hennings, and Jackson McGough Middle Row (L-R) Kailee Hill, Isai Esquivel, Raul Rodriguez, Kinnah Ferguson, andRaeleigh Speight Back Row (L-R) Nahomi Ruiz, Yesenia Vasquez-Antunez, Carolina March, Brayden Chambers, Kody Bailey, a nd Cooper Hayes Not Pictured: Tony Flores, Karlie Hernandez, Alexander Sherrouse, and Charlie Kate Tadlock,

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Alexis Tumbleson Selected To Attend ASMSA

Alexis Tumbleson of Wickes, Arkansas was selected to attend The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts in Hot Springs for her upcoming junior and senior years of high school.  Alexis just completed her sophomore year at Cossatot River High School in Cove, Arkansas where she was heavily involved in the EAST program, maintained membership in the National Honors ...

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SHERIFF’S LOG for the week of May 14, 2018 – May 20, 2018

SHERIFF’S LOG The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of May 14, 2018 – May 20, 2018. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the ...

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Acorn High School Scholarship Information 2017-18

Zane Barr, a senior at Acorn High School, plans to attend The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and major in Chemical Engineering. Zane has been awarded the Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship valued at $40,000 and the Chancellor’s Scholarship valued at $32,000. Zane is the eighteen year old son of Mike & Jessica Barr of Mena. Tori Barrett, a senior at Acorn ...

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ACORN HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC AWARDS 2017-2018

The following awards were presented to students at the Academic Awards Banquet on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.   TEACHER:         STUDENT:                    AWARD:   Mr. Barr:                     Stran Strother                         Quantitative Literacy Zane Barr                                Physics Sarah Wallace                         Algebra I Kaelin Harding                       Math 7 Gage Mortimer                        Pre-Algebra 8th   Ms. Haggard:              Chassie Wornick                     Computer Business Applications        ...

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Judy Caroline Rhodes

Judy Caroline Rhodes age 65 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Mena. Judy was born on June 7, 1952 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Leon May and the late Millie Johnston May. She was married to Bill Rhodes and was a thoughtful and loving homemaker. Judy and Bill loved to travel in the RV, enjoying ...

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Mrs. Betty Jane Wilson Pate

Mrs. Betty Jane Wilson Pate age 79, formerly of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Rockaway Beach, Missouri. Betty was born on May 12, 1938 in Norman, Arkansas to the late Elmer Lee Wilson and the late Jimmie Ruth Abernathy.  She was married to Elijah C. Pate for 53 wonderful years. Betty enjoyed telling people about the Lord ...

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CASA Announces Spring Fundraiser – ‘I Support CASA Day: May 15th

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a local 501c3 organization that advocates on behalf of children placed in foster care and depends on the support of grants, the local community, and volunteers to serve the more than 60 children currently in foster care in Polk and Sevier Counties. Executive Director Cynthia Martin is asking for the community’s continued support for ...

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Mr. William “Mike” Peek

Mr. William “Mike” Peek age 78 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Mena surrounded by family. Mike was born on June 5, 1939 in DeQueen, Arkansas to the late William Loit Peek and the late Mary Dell Graves Peek.  He was happily married to Patricia Gail Peek for 58 years. Mike was a partner of Hatfield Lumber ...

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