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S. I. (Pete) Brewer

S. I. (Pete) Brewer age 93, of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 at St. Vincents Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Pete was born in Montgomery County on October 10, 1924 to Joe and Mary Brewer. He built houses for many years in Dallas, Texas and was a foster parent, Church Deacon and Sunday school and a youth ...

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Robert Dale Wolfe

age 85, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Mena. Robert was born on August 23, 1932 in Ottawa, Illinois to the late James Wolfe and Myra LaSalle Wolfe. He was married to Phyllis Ann Wolfe. Robert was the owner and operator of Il Primo-Chicago Pizza restaurants by profession.  Being a history buff, he enjoyed reading stories on ...

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Mitchell George Posel Sr.

, age 74, of Cherry Hill, died Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at his home. He was born on Saturday, November 27, 1943 to Mitchell and Stella Maximovich Posel in Santiago, Pennsylvania. Mitchell was an outdoorsman who loved working on his farm, being an all around handyman and fishing. Mitchell was a semi-pro bass fisherman and won several tournaments. He loved ...

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January Star Student for Wickes Elementary

Front Row (L-R) Jayna Sanchez, Aliha Pena, Brenna Lawrence, Nataly Gonzalez-Antunez, Lindsey Munoz, and Connor Peek. Middle Row (L-R) Kevin Manuel, Valeria Munoz, Mary Crochet, Alex Aguilar, Bryson James, and Emily Peek. Back Row (L-R) Kaylee Williams, Lexi Bradley, Sabera Land, Aiden McKenzie, and Jhovani Perez. Not Pictured: Monse Salgado

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Ready Set Go to High School, College and Careers Family Night for MMS

Mena Middle School 8th graders and their families as well as any 8th grade student in the community are invited to Ready Set Go to High School, College and Careers Family Night on Thursday, March 8, at 6 P.M. in U of A Rich Mountain Student Center. This evening is hosted by Mena Middle School Family Engagement Organization and U ...

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Lady Tigers & Tigers Wrap Up Impressive Basketball Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Wednesday, February 28th, the Acorn senior girls and senior boys basketball team competed in the second round of the 1A State Basketball Tournament at Morrilton, after first round byes. Both teams, coincidentally, took on the Mount Vernon-Enola Warhawks and Lady Warhawks. In the girls game, after a close knit first quarter, decided by over five ...

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Acorn Archery Places 7th In State

SUBMITTED BY MINDY LYLE – This past Saturday, March 3rd, the Acorn High School archery team competed in the State Archery Tournament and placed seventh overall. 

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Union Bank Announces Promotions

Philip Hensley, President & CEO, Union Bank of Mena has announced the promotion of several team members. Kevin Williams has been promoted to Chief Risk Officer of Union Bank of Mena and Union Bankshares, Inc., the holding company for Union Bank of Mena and First National Bank at Paris. Williams, who has been with Union Bank for fourteen years, previously ...

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Gilbert Files for Re-Election

Tawana Gilbert has filed for re-election to the position of Justice of the Peace, District Eleven.  Tawana has represented the citizens of district Eleven since 2009 and will continue to work to maintain fiscal responsibility in our county government and to improve Polk County infrastructure and facilities.

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Mena Moving Forward with Main Street Arkansas Program Application

The Mena Downtown Partners group recently met with representatives from the Arkansas Main Street program to discuss plans for Mena to join the program to help preserve the history of and promote downtown Mena. About two dozen people representing downtown businesses, civic and government leaders attended the meeting at American Artisans on Mena Street. Greg Phillips is the executive director ...

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