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New 4-H Club to Form

SUBMITTED – Anyone interested in joining a new 4-H Club in the Mena area is invited to attend an organizational meeting on Thursday, March 2. This initial meeting to organize will be held at the First Methodist Church in Mena. The meeting will begin at 6:00 and last approximately an hour and a half. The 4-H program is the youth ...

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4H Mum Fundraiser Now Underway

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Polk County 4H annual Mum Fundraiser is currently underway across the county and you won’t want to miss out. Each year, 4H participants take orders for colorful, fresh mums as a fundraiser to help with their many activities throughout the year. Extension Agent Carla Vaught said the mums come in six colors and cost $20 ...

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County 4-H Clubs Giving Back with “Santas for Seniors”

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Polk County 4-H Club, which includes 13 clubs across the county, have done something special for seniors during this season of giving. The ‘Santas for Seniors’ program was opened up for low-income senior citizens, ages 65 years and older, to provide them with special gifts this Christmas. The clubs have been accepting donations and sponsors ...

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Quorum Court Approves Sheriff’s Plan to Seek 1-Cent Sales Tax for New Jail

BY LEANN DILBECK – Polk County’s Quorum Court approved by a vote of 11-0 Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey’s plan to seek a 1-cent sales tax to construct a new county jail following a recommendation from JP Basil Kesterson on behalf of the Jail Committee. The committee had met July 1 and was given a tour of the facility. The ...

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Polk County 4-H Members Compete in Local Cooking Contests

Saturday, April 5, two Polk County 4-H members competed in the County 4-H Poultry BBQ Contest.  For the contest, 4-H members are given two chicken halves that they must grill, unassisted, on a charcoal grill.  The chicken can be seasoned any way the participants choose, but the meat cannot be injected.  One of the halves is turned into the judges ...

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