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Community meeting to be held Friday

A soldier should be one of the most respected members of a community because they have pledged their life to protect yours. Anything a soldier needs should be provided for them. Sadly suicide has become the tenth leading cause of death for military veterans in Arkansas and the rate is rising. The VA is asking for members of the community ...

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Unofficial election results for mayor of Mena run-off race

The unofficial results in the run-off race for Mayor ofMena have been announced. Seth Smith received a total of 720 votes and Brandon Martin received a total of 311. Unofficial early voting total was 190 for Martin and 428 for Smith; unofficial absentee ballots cast were 22 for Martin and 37 for Smith. On election day Smith received 138 votes ...

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2 Vehicle Accident on Hwy 71 south – Nov. 21, 2018

A two-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 2 p.m. this afternoon south of Mena on US Hwy 71 has traffic blocked in both directions.  Emergency crews are currently on scene working to extract passengers.  Be prepared to stop and give the emergency crews room to work.  On scene are all local emergency response teams and law enforcement.

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November 21, 2019

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‘Don’t Eat Home Alone’ community outreach meal planned

The Covenant of Life Family Church will be holding the 25th Annual “Don’t Eat Home Alone” community outreach meal on Thanksgiving Day, Thurs., Nov. 22. The meal is prepared for those who may not have family locally or don’t want to eat home alone. Meals will be delivered to shut-ins only. If you plan to attend the event contact the ...

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Mena man sentenced in federal court

A Mena man has been sentenced to over 11 years in federal prison for attempted online enticement of a minor. Fifty-three-year-old Kevin DeHart of Mena was sentenced Nov. 9 to 135 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release on one count of Attempted Online Enticement of a Minor. According to court records, in July of 2017 ...

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Veterans Day Parade rescheduled for Saturday morning

The annual Veterans’ Day Parade has been rescheduled for this Saturday at 10 a.m.due to the bad weather the area was receiving Monday. The parade will follow the same information as before. Line-up at 9:30 a.m. in the Crossing parking lot with the parade beginning at 10 a.m. The parade route will be from the Crossing, down Mena Street and ...

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Wreck on US Highway 71 delaying traffic

A wreck involving at least one school bus and a vehicle on US Hwy. 71 south of Potter has traffic backed up in both directions. Traffic is being stopped between Shadow Mountain RV Park and  Iron Mountain. Authorities on scene are the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Mena Police Department, and Arkansas State Police. Several ambulances have been on scene transporting ...

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Mena Daylight Trick-or-Treat and trick-or-treating rescheduled due to weather

Chances of rain and severe weather have changed Mena’s Daylight Trick-or-Treat event from Wed., Oct. 31 to Tues., Oct. 30 from 4-5 p.m. Businesses and organizations will still have some awesome treats to be given out. Because of the weather chances, Mena Mayor George McKee, the City of Mena, and the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce ask that residents open their homes to ...

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AEDC AWARDS 65 COMMUNITY GRANTS TOTALING MORE THAN $4.4M

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and other state officials presented grants totaling more than $4.4 million to 65 Arkansas communities and counties at a ceremony held Oct. 18 at the Arkansas State Capitol. The grants fall into one of four programs administered by Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC): Community Development Block Grants, Rural Services Block Grants, Rural Community Grants, and County Fair ...

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