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FAMILY FUN TO BE PRESENTED BY MENA DOWNTOWN PARTNERS THIS WEEKEND

The Downtown Mena Egg-Stravaganza will take place Friday and Saturday.  In a neat little twist, there will be an egg hunt on March 30 and 31. However, this will be an Adult Egg Hunt.  Downtown businesses with Egg-Stravaganza flyers on their front windows will be participating during their regular business hours both days.  Adults can collect one egg per day ...

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Aguilar Conquers County Spelling Bee

Sixto Aguilar was pronounced the winner of the Polk County Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 19th. The annual event was hosted by Acorn Schools and held at the Mena Performing Arts Center with students in 1st – 8th grades from Cossatot River, Mena, and Acorn participating in the countywide bee. First, second, and third place trophies were given out to ...

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Justice…

BY MICHAEL REISIG – I have a sad truth for you today – there is no such thing as justice in this world anymore – if there ever was. America may have been the final experiment with it, but the hate congeners, and the race mongers, and the power brokers have stolen it, or sold it, or simply perverted it. ...

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Junior Ladycat Volleyball Claim District and Conference Championships – THIRD YEAR IN A ROW!

After defeating Arkadelphia today in Waldron, the Mena Junior Ladycat volleyball team  have successfully claimed both District and Conference Championships for their third year in a row! More details coming but until then … Congratulations to the team, Coach Jewell and Coach Hughes!

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New Overlay Buckling on South Mena Street

BY LEANN DILBECK – After the area experienced 4+ inches of rain earlier in the week, a section of the newly paved South Mena Street is already buckling.  Street Department Manager Roy Harris advised the Mena City Council during their October meeting held Tuesday night. According to Harris, there is red clay under the pavement and therefore the asphalt is ...

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Demolition and Clean-Up Underway at Former Councell’s Corner

BY LEANN DILBECK – Demolition and clean-up has begun at the former Councell’s Corner located at 1510 Reeves that was cited by city officials earlier this year for “unsafe structure” and “inoperable vehicle.” Judge Jerry Ryan ruled August 16 that the property owner, Mary Weaver, be fined $125 per violation per day until the repairs are made. Tammy Stockton of ...

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Mena Schools Presents Annual Report to the Public

BY JACLYN ROSE – The Mena School Board met on October 15 to present their Annual Report to the Public.  Superintendent, Benny Weston, opened the meeting and explained the purpose was to give the community a general overview of the district’s activities. Each of the principals of the four Mena campuses, as well as, several different directors and coordinators, addressed ...

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Another Look At Our Looming Healthcare Challenge

BY MICHAEL REISIG – One of my favorite people, Thomas Sowell, wrote a book called the “The Quest For Cosmic Justice,” in which he explained that life is not designed to be continuously fair. Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you. Secondly, there is no way to actually establish “fair and equitable” in any society, because ...

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Mass Flu Shot Clinic Dates Announced

On Monday the 21st of October, Polk County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will be providing seasonal flu shots at Polk County Health Unit 702 Hornbeck Mena from 9:00a.m. Until 3:00 p.m. It is important to get flu vaccine every year, because different strains of the flu are in circulation every year. This year’s vaccine protects ...

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Polk County Native, Nancy Williams, World Championship Trapshooter

BY LEANN DILBECK – From shooting BB guns to claiming World Championship Trapshooting competitions…not once but eight times…Nancy (Turner) Williams, a Polk County native, credits her roots and her parents that turned a childhood activity into a lifelong hobby that has spanned three decades. The daughter of Minnie Belle Turner and the late Kenneth Turner, Nancy was born and raised ...

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