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Interact Raises Money for Wildlife

The Interact Club of Polk County recently made a donation to the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center to assist in the daily needs of caring for the region’s injured animals. The club was able to donate $150 to the cause. Pictured are: Danielle Clegg, Bren Harvey, Lilly Garret, Vice President Dustin Dilbeck, President Clint Buck, and Raychel Woodey.

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Rotary’s Annual Christmas with Santa

The Rotary Club of Mena/Polk County held their Breakfast with Santa at Papa’s Mexican Café in Mena on Saturday, December 10. Dozens showed up to enjoy pancakes with the jolly red man. The annual event helps raise money for the activities of the Rotary Club including their annual dictionary giveaway where all third graders in the county receive their own ...

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Rotary Club of Mena Installs New Officers

The Rotary Club of Mena/Polk County recently installed a new officers, as well as gave awards for selfless acts. Officers for the upcoming year are Tiffany Lane, President; Debra Buschman, President-Elect; Katrina Rowe, President-Nominee; Vice President, Pete Chambers; Linda Rexroad, Secretary; Sue Babel, Treasurer; and Charles Pittman and Matt Thomas, Directors. Foundation Chair Charles Pittman presented a Paul Harris Fellowship ...

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Camp RYLA Attendees Speak at Rotary Luncheon

2016 Camp RYLA attendees recently spoke at the Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon to talk about the experiences they had and the knowledge they gained while at camp. From left to right are: Dustin Dilbeck, Clint Buck, and Joseph Blanton.

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Local Teens Attend Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp

Six students, four from Mena High School and two from Acorn High School, were selected to attend a four-day intensive leadership camp presented by Rotary International. The Mena/Polk County Rotary Club sponsored the local students who all spoke of the amazing experiences they had while attending the camp. Pictured are Rotary members Kim Hughes and James Earl Turner, who transported ...

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State Highway Chair Discusses I-49 at Local Rotary Meeting

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena/Polk County Rotary Club hosted Arkansas State Highway Commission Chairman Dick Trammel at their most recent meeting, to hear the latest discussions of Interstate 49. Currently, I-49 is a little more than 80% complete but Arkansas has three major unfinished projects, the I-49 bridge over the Arkansas River, the Bella Vista bypass and the “missing link” ...

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Rotary Delivers Dictionaries to County Students – Celebrates 15th Anniversary

SUBMITTED – Several members of The Rotary Club of Polk County/Mena passed out dictionaries last week to all of the county’s third grade students. Rotary President Linda Rowe said, “The dictionary project is one our club has done for at least 12 years.  It is one of our favorite projects as we personally deliver the dictionaries to the classroom and ...

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Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp

Rotary Club of Polk County/Mena annually sponsors high school sophomores/juniors to Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp.  This year’s camp was held at C A Vines Arkansas 4-H Center near Little Rock.  During the 3-day camp,   students are presented with physically and mentally challenging activities designed to promote teamwork and leadership.   They also participate in social activities and a talent show.  Students attending this ...

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