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ARMYWORM MANAGEMENT AND RECOGNITION PROGRAM THROUGH THE POLK COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE OFFICE

Polk County Extension Agriculture Agent, Joshua Yates reported area farmers and ranchers are reporting the discovery of armyworms in their fields. Yates stated armyworms are one of the most devastating pests of pastures and hayfields. He said they reduce for both forage availability and hay yields. He said the damage can appear almost overnight and infestations can easily be overlooked ...

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QUEEN WILHELMINA ROD RUN

The 43rd annual Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run is August 24th through the 26th and Polk County Chamber of Director Ashley Smith stated this year’s rod run is going to be bigger and better than ever. Smith said they’ve added new categories and a Pin-up contest. The trophy categories include: Top Ten, People’s Choice, Ranger’s Choice, Chamber’s Choice, Mayor’s Choice, Best ...

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Pocket Constitutions from Marilyn Brown

Polk County Librarian Mary Renick (left) accepts a display box of Pocket Constitutions from Marilyn Brown, who is spearheading a project to make these pocket-sized booklets available free of charge to anyone interested. Sponsored by the Democratic Party of Polk County, the project is funded by personal contributions from members, who believe that the Constitution of the United States is ...

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Elizabeth Ann Prewitt

Elizabeth Ann Prewitt age 57, of Hooks, Texas passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Texarkana, Texas. Elizabeth was born on December 25, 1960 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Morris Ferguson and the late Jessie Bingham Ferguson.  She was happily married for 38 years to David Prewitt until his passing. Elizabeth was a very talented master seamstress. She did the ...

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UPCOMING COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK PROGRAMS

Cossatot River State Park has several upcoming activities that will introduce area residents to the beauty of the state park and one program is a three-day Eco-Adventure Camp, Tuesday, July 24th through Thursday, July 26th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Campers will take a journey through the water cycle and learn how the Cossatot River benefits people, ...

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MENA CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO REFINANCE WATER, SEWER BONDS

Tuesday, July 10th, councilmen of the Mena City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of water and sewer refunding and construction revenue bonds. According to the general manager of the Mena Water Utilities, Charles Pitman, the council re-financed the water and sewer bonds to save the city about $60,000 a year but they also borrowed an additional ...

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Helen Marie Voyles Priddy

Helen Marie Voyles Priddy, age 74, of Mena, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born February 17, 1944 in Mena, Arkansas to the late David Thweatt and the late Vivian Hughes Thweatt.   Helen loved going for rides and taking in the scenery with her husband Junior Priddy.  A bucket list item, that unfortunately was never achieved, ...

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Connor Purvis of Mena graduates from Harding University

Connor Purvis of Mena graduates from Harding University Connor Purvis of Mena is one of more than 800 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University’s commencement exercises May 5, 2018. Purvis received a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology. Graduates include students from the College of Allied Health, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Bible and ...

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ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION HOLDS MEETING IN SOUTH ARKANSAS

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission met Thursday, June 14th in Camden to discuss issues that are important to the economy success of Arkansas. Division Director of the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Council, Pat Brown, provided AEDC Commissioners with an overview of the program. AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston said the legislature updated that division and there are now ...

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MENA CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6-13

Tuesday evening, the Mena City Council met in regular session. Aldermen approved several reports and heard reports from varies department heads, including the police chief, hospital administrator and airport manager. Aldermen voted to pass a resolution authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk/Treasurer to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration for improvements to the runways ...

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