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Mena Arkansas News covering Polk County and the surrounding area


Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism announced Saturday that to ensure the safety of guests and employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency,

Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge will be closed effective 8:00 A.M. Monday, March 23, through Friday, April 17.

Other state park lodges to close include DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Mount Magazine State Park, and Petit Jean State Park.

Cabins and campgrounds will remain open, and carry-out service at park restaurants will remain available. Guests will still be able to enjoy park trails and other outdoor amenities.

Guests will receive cancellations by email. Any deposits to the parks will be refunded and any lodge-based fees will be waived.

Mena Elks Lodge 781 – Governor Hutchinson has mandated closure for 30 days effective March 20, 2020.

All schools in Arkansas closed until April 17th due to coronavirus.

The Cove branch of the Polk County Library is closed.

They will reopen April 20 unless conditions dictate otherwise.

The Cove Town Hall lobby is closed to the public. If you need to have a copy made, send a fax, or if you need a rotary, please call 870-387-5791, first.

To make a payment for your water bill, please use the drop slot on the door.

Polk County Housing Authority lobby closed.

For questions call 394-1569.

Acorn Rural Water office is closed to the public until further notice.

You can drop your payment into the drop box,  mail it or pay it at the Union Bank of Mena.  For more information call 479-394-1025.

All activities at Arkansas State Parks at Queen Wilhimena State Park and Cossatot River State Park cancelled until May 13th.

Hatfield Lions Club is cancelling their Easter Egg Hunt.

Contact Zona Fuchsburger at 479-216-2241 for more information.

All OLT shows and activities cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19 Pandemic.  The OLT office will also be closed until further notice.

All scheduled shows will ultimately be performed at dates compatible with the current health emergency.

American Legion Bingo Saturday and Monday Cancelled TFN.


We are having to suspend all 4-H, EHC, Master Gardener, & educational activities for the time being due to COVID-19.

The Mena 1st United Methodist Church has suspended all church activities like mens breakfast,  youth group,  kids club and Sunday services until further notice as per the CDC.

All services at Hatfield Methodist Church cancelled TFN.

Christ Community Fellowship has cancelled weekly Wednesday and Sunday Services from March 18th through March 29th.  Sunday Services will be “Live Stream” via CCF Facebook each Sunday morning around 10:45am.  Will resume normal schedule as soon as possible.

Dallas Avenue Baptist Church  will be live streaming Sunday services at 10:30am.   All services cancelled on campus.

Bible Believers Baptist Church has cancelled services Sunday.

Christ’s Church at Mt. Fork has cancelled services until April 5th.

Grace Bible Church has cancelled services until further notice.

There will be a video posted on social media later in the week and at least weekly afterwards. To contact the church dial (479) 394-4092.

First Baptist Church of Mena will not have Sunday worship service.

Sermon will be streamed on FBC Facebook page only and on KAWX there will be a sermon broadcast.   All events at FBC are cancelled through the coming week.  We will not have Sunday School, Children’s Church, nursery, or evening activities. We will also not be running vans until further notice.

First Presbyterian church services are being filmed and put online.

No in person service until further notice.

The Union Bank lobby. First Financial Bank lobby and other banks lobbies in the area are closed until further notice.

In keeping with the state and national guidelines regarding COVID-19, Board Camp Annul Pancake Breakfast has been postponed until further notice.

Announce – Congregate meals at Cossatot Senior Center will be closed till further notice.  Will do drive up/pick up from 10am-11am. also will continue home delivered meals as normal. contact 479-234-3503 to be included or for more details.

The Mena Polk County Senior Center will NOT be open for daily activities thru March 31.  We will still be serving the current home delivered meal participants as usual.  We are going to stay operational with meals as long as possible.  The building will be closed for activities and in house dining.  If you are currently a participant and would still like a meal, you may call the senior center between 9 and 11:00 to placean order to be picked up.

The Grab & Go meals are still suggested donation price of $3.00 each.

Any extra monetary donations are greatly appreciated!!

The number to call is 479-394-5459 to order a meal.  No meals after 12 noon.  Stay tuned to this facebook page and also local radio stations for further announcements.

Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative office lobbies are closed to protect health of members and employees.  We will operate business as usual through the drive through.  Members may report outages by call toll-free 1-877-828-4074 or call the Mena office at 479-394-4140.  Payments can be made at the Drive Thru, Night Deposit or website of by phone at 1-844-849-1513.

Polk County Quorum Court meeting has been postponed and no new date has been set.

Mena Art Gallery announced there will be Art Day on Tuesdays until further notice.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, in an effort to protect our customers and employees, the lobby of the Mena Water Utilities will be closed. Payments can be made through the drive-thru or on-line at There is also a locked payment box in the drive-through for after-hour payments. If you would like to minimize your wiat time to make a payment without a payment slip, call 479-394-2761 during normal business hours and the staff can have your payment slip ready. There will be no disconnecting of water service for non-payment to households during the month of March.

If you need assistance with setting up a new service, transferring service, or other services please call 479-394-2761 during regular business hours so that we can get the necessary paperwork completed.

Freedom Water office is closed until further notice.  You may drop your payment in the drop box at the office, mail it or pay at First Financial Bank.  If you need to know your balance or have any questions you may call the office 479-394-7500 during business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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