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Barracudas Participate In Swim Meet In Pine Bluff

(MENA)  The Mean Barracudas Swim Team travelled to Pine Bluff on July 13th for a meet in their new aquatics facility. In the 10 and Under Boys category, Ayden Dong placed 3rd in the 50 Yard Backstroke, 6th in the 50 Yard Breaststroke and 2nd in the 50 Yard Freestyle. Ryan Jiang placed 1st in the 50 Yard Backstroke, 1st ...

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Mena / Polk County Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Member

The Mena / Polk County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony recently at Fourche Mountain Adventures Campground. This business is a 40 acre campground on Hwy 270, 6-1/2 miles East of Y City, Arkansas adjacent to Fourche Mountain ATV Trail system and near the Ouachita National Forest Recreation Hiking Trail. They offer 50amp RV pull-through sites with water, ...

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Polk County 4-Hers Learn Etiquette

The Polk County Extension Office recently hosted an etiquette workshop for area 4-H members and guests. The 4-Hers learned many life skills, through hands-on activities, including: how to introduce guests, how to write a thank your note, proper dress, presentation do’s and do nots, cell phone and social media etiquette, proper dining skills and manners. The youth got to practice ...

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Lum & Abner Volunteers Recognized At Gathering In Janssen Park

(MENA)  The Mena A & P Commission rewarded the volunteers with a post event get-together on Tuesday evening at Janssen Park. Ashley Smith, Executive Director of the Mena / Polk County Chamber of Commerce and coordinator of the recent Lum and Abner Festival, outlined some positives and went over some tweaks that will be implemented in next year’s event to ...

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Mena Manor To Cease Operations In September

(MENA) The Mena Manor announced on Tuesday that they will be suspending their participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and that they will be ceasing operation no later than September 9th of this year. It is anticipated that they will be constructing a new building on a different property site within the city, this according to Janette Bernard, Administrator ...

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Voelkels Arrested In Canada

(MENA)  The search is over for authorities after the arrest of Chad and Stephanie Voelkel in Manitoba, Canada on Wednesday afternoon. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service in the Western District of Arkansas announced the arrest of Chad and Stephanie Voelkel. Chad Voelkel was wanted in Polk County for failure to appear on the charge of ...

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2019 Polk County Fair Ramping Up For August

(MENA)  The Polk County Fair is set for August 26th through September 1st at the fairgrounds, located just South of the city. However, the Polk County Fair and Rodeo Parade will officially kick things off on Thursday, August 8th at 6pm. This year’s theme will be “Barn In The U.S.A.” and will be featured throughout the seven day event. The ...

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Proposal Hopes to Decriminalize Marijuana Convictions in Arkansas

(LITTLE ROCK)  In what has been described as a long-term attempt to make Marijuana legal in Arkansas, advocates will once again deliver paperwork to the Arkansas Secretary of State proposing legal recreational marijuana and clearing prior criminal records for the drug. The pair of signature drives are led by supporters who have made three previous attempts to amend the state ...

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Woman Falls From A Cliff At Lake Catherine State Park

(LITTLE ROCK)  A woman was walking along a trail when she fell about 15 feet from a cliff near a waterfall at Lake Catherine State Park in Garland County.. The Garland County sheriff’s office said it happened on Friday and that the woman was taken to a hospital in Hot Springs for treatment. She was listed in stable condition according ...

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Sixth Medical Marijuana Dispensary Approved for Arkansas

(LITTLE ROCK)  A sixth medical marijuana dispensary has been approved for Arkansas. Following an inspection, the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control board on Wednesday approved Fiddler’s Green in Mountain View to open for business. The opening date will be determined by the dispensary’s owners. The five other dispensaries in operation include: Doctor’s Orders (Hot Springs) Green Springs Medical (Hot Springs) Arkansas ...

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