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Summer is for Hot Dogs!

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery and Atwoods are teaming up to bring them to you. On Saturday, August 12, from 10 am to 2 pm, Mena Art Gallery representatives will be manning the stand in front of Atwoods. One dollar will bring you two hot dogs and a coke. All proceeds will go to help cover operating ...

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Alley Family Establishes Foundation Scholarship

Since 2010, David Alley has served on the RMCC Foundation Board of Directors and he and his wife Kay made the decision to support an annual scholarship to assist UA Rich Mountain students in allied health programs achieve their educational and career goals. David and Kay Alley retired to Mena in 1995. During their careers, David worked as an accountant ...

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Adult Softball League Crowns Champion

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Monday night, August 8th, teams from the Mena adult softball league competed on the diamond at McMillan Park to see who would be crowned Champions. The evening of play marked the final night of play for the 2017 season and the end of the eight week season. 99 Problems and Bad Company played the first game ...

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Golfers Take a Swing at PGA Jr. Golf Tour

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – The Arkansas PGA Junior Golf Tour Tournament was hosted in Little Rock on July 27th and two Bearcat golfers showcased their skills. Daniel Davis and Austin Johnston, both members of the Bearcat Golf team, competed in Little Rock as a part of the 2017 Arkansas PGA Junior Tour. Golfers eligible for the event were those 19 ...

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Bearcat Golf Team Drives Away the Competition

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – The Mena Bearcat Golf team recently traveled to the Malvern Country Club to play 18 holes. Start time for the golfers to tee off was 10:00 a.m. After a day of play, the Bearcats came out on top for their first district win of the season. After the first match at Ashdown was cancelled due to ...

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Barracuda Swimmers Medal at 2017 AAU Junior Olympics

SUBMITTED – This year marked the 51st Anniversary of the Amateur Athletic Union [AAU] Junior Olympics games. Over 430 swimmers traveled to the University of Oakland Natatorium, located outside of Detroit, Michigan. Simmers came from all over the United States to compete in the 2017 AAU Swimming National Championship portion of the games. Team Arkansas, the Arkansas National Team, was ...

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Polk County Births

Leah and Aaron Burt, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby girl born on August 1st. Misty and Dylan Linvillke, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on August 1st. Makayla Cripps and Shave Davis, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a,baby boy, born on August 2nd.

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Teague Receives Grade ‘A’ from Family Council Action Committee

BY MELANIE WADE – Senator Larry Teague of District 10, which includes Polk County as well as other counties, has been awarded a high report on the Family Council Action Committee’s annual Arkansas Report Card. Senator Teague tied for the top spot with a 96% grade. The Family Council Action Committee selected votes on key legislation in the Arkansas House ...

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Local Businessman & Philanthropist Laid to Rest

BY LEANN DILBECK – Local businessman and philanthropist Ed Stevenson was laid to rest Friday, August 4, following a service in which he was honored for his devotion to his family, friends, and community. Although a member of Christ Community Fellowship, the funeral services were held at Grace Bible Church to accommodate the scores of people who wanted to pay ...

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Mena School Board Votes to Change Annual School Election Dates Beginning in 2018

BY MELANIE WADE – With the Annual School Election for county school board candidates just around the corner, the Mena School Board has adopted a resolution that will move all future school elections to coincide with the primary and general elections for governmental entities. The change will take place in the 2018 election cycle. Due to the Annual School Election ...

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