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Suicide Awareness and Tribute Memorial will be held Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at McMillan Park. A candlelight vigil service will be held and Ron Tilley will speak. Participants are welcome to bring photos of loved ones lost to suicide. If you are not able to attend, send photos of your loved one to doddsj276@gmail.com and pictures will be added to the memorial.

Ouachita Little Theatre is sponsoring three classes open to students of all ages in dance, costuming, and set building.  For more information, call 479-234-3902.  Also, everyone is invited to the Monthly Free Movie Party this Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 PM featuring the comedy “What About Bob.”  CDC guidelines remain in place, so please wear your mask.

Polk County Mass Flu Clinic: Sept. 21-25 8am-4:30 pm at the Polk County Health Unit, 702 Hornbeck, Mena. Local Health Units will be doing their annual mass flu clinics differently this year. It will be a week long event at their Local Health Units.  Instead of a one-day mass flu clinic, they will be doing mass flu clinics the week of September 21-25 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. People should bring their insurance cards with them to the flu vaccine clinic. If anyone does not have insurance, or the insurance does not cover flu vaccine, the vaccine will be available at no charge. Please contact the nearest local health unit for information about mass flu clinics. For more information contact your local health unit at 479-394- 2707

City Of Mena Fall Clean-Up Scheduled: The City of Mena’s 17th Annual Fall Clean-Up is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 26,  Only yard waste items will be picked up (tree limbs, shrubs, leaves, grass, etc.). Due to state law, we can not pick up construction debris and lumber.  Please place items at curb side PRIOR to Monday, Oct. 26 to insure they will be collected.  it is required that smaller items, such as small limbs, gum balls, and leaves, be placed in garbage bags. This service is free for the residents of Mena. The Mena Street Department will begin collection in the Northwest part of the city and work their way across town following the same routes as Southern Disposal. This pick-up is scheduled for one week only and it is not necessary to call City Hall in order to receive this service.

Mena Downtown Partners will have a regular meeting Monday, Sept. 21 at noon at American Artisans.

Cove First Baptist Church will begin the Kids Under Construction program Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for students PreK-6th grade, and continue each Monday while school is in session. Breakfast, lunch and snack will be provided. Contact 870-387-6631 for more information.

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