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Sixth Running of the Talimena 13.1 Run and Relay Set for March 9, 2019

The sixth running of the Talimena13.1 Run and Relay is set for 03/9/19. The race begins at Janssen Park in Mena, running up Mena Street and over the Talimena Drive to the Queen Wilhelmina State Park. It features not only a running challenge, but showcases the beauty of our area from our city and up the Talimena Drive that overlooks ...

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Otto Visits PCDC Adult Center

Otto the K-9 continues to make his rounds meeting the community, along with handler, Polk County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Seth Smith. The duo, along with Sheriff Scott Sawyer, visited the PCDC Adult Wellness and Education Center on February 27th, much to the delight of their clients.

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OLT Gives Back; Prepares for Final Showing of Southern Hospitality

BY MELANIE BUCK – Ouachita Little Theatre’s latest show, Southern Hospitality, held their opening shows last week, including a special showing for some community members. The show’s director, Scotty Jenkins, has pieced together an exceptional cast that delivers a side-splitting, knee-slapping performance that is a must-see! The first performance was held on Thursday as an invite-only show. Jenkins explained the ...

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PCDC Attends Arkansas Special Olympics

PCDC recently attended the Arkansas Special Olympics Winter Games held in Springdale. PCDC took clients that competed in the Floor Hockey event, winning the Silver medal overall. This was the first time they had a team and competed in Floor Hockey.

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New Regulations to Affect Adults with Disabilities and PCDC

BY MELANIE BUCK – An act signed into law in 2014 that is meant to protect workers with disabilities has families in the area concerned that it has the potential to create a hardship instead. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014 by President Barack Obama and was created to “increase individuals ...

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PCDC Adult Education and Wellness Center Kicks off the Christmas Season

Clients at the PCDC Adult Education and Wellness Center kicked off the Christmas season on Friday, November 4, 2016. The PCDC Resale Store was hosting their annual Christmas Blitz and the PCDC clients sang Christmas Carols for shoppers.

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PCDC & Polk County Sheriff’s Office Participate in Boots & Badges

Members of PCDC Adult Wellness and Education Center and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office participated in a Boots and Badges fundraiser at Mena Walmart on Saturday, October 29th. Donations were taken to raise money for Area 14 Special Olympics, of which many county students participate in. Pictured are PCDC student, Justin Hensley, Tammy Minton of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, ...

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Modern Woodmen Make Generous Donation to PCDC

The Polk County Developmental Center (PCDC) received a matching fund check in the amount of $2,500 from the Modern Woodmen of America. MWA Financial Representative Dicey Horn (left) presented the check to PCDC Executive Director Angie Graves, Sharon Pack and Tammy Gibson. Modern Woodmen matched up to $2,500 of PCDC’s clothing bag sale held September 30th and October 1st that ...

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PetSmart Donates Turtles to PCDC

SUBMITTED – The Adult Education and Wellness Center at PCDC recently received a donation from PetSmart of a 40-gallon Repti-habitat. Cristina Smalley, one of the teachers at the Center, contacted PetSmart about a grant program they sponsor to provide classroom pets. “We were looking for a classroom pet and during our research found that PetSmart has a grant for pre-K thru 8th grade ...

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Curtis Announces Retirement

Mary Curtis, Director of Polk County Developmental Center has announced her retirement and was honored at a reception by her co-workers, students, and community leaders. Curtis has been with PCDC for 25 years and her retirement officially began on April 30.

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