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Mena Arkansas News covering Polk County and the surrounding area



Due to social distancing we are having to conduct election a little…. OK a lot different.  We need to elect officers and 5 board members.  So far we have Lamar Austin, Jackie Biard, Robby Burt, Gayle Krahn, Jessica Kropp, and Alexa Night for board and Rudi Timmerman for President, John Byers for Vice-President, Judy Kropp for Secretary, and Bill Hays for Treasurer.   You must be a current member to nominate or vote. The election will be online.  Also,  ballots are mailed to current members to be mailed back in envelope. Deadline to vote is Wednesday,  May 20th.

Fresh Start Pregnancy Center is now operating with normal business hours and activities.

The Mena ARVAC office is closed to the public. We are still able to help individuals with utility assistance.  For more info call 394-4707. ARVAC, Inc. will have another The Emergency Food Assistance Program Distribution in Polk County.  The Distribution will take place at the Polk County Fairgrounds on Monday, May 18th, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Hopefully this will give those who work or are otherwise disposed during the day, the opportunity to take advantage of this program.

The District Court Clerk’s office will reopen to the public on May 18,2020 at 8:00 AM. Please remember when you visit the office to respect the social distancing guidelines of maintaining

a 6 ft. distance. If you have any questions please call us at 479-394-3271 or you can email us at

Mena Elks Lodge 781 closed.

The Cove branch of the Polk County Library is closed.

Mena Art Gallery is open by appointment.  Please contact the gallery.

Hatfield Town Hall is closing the Lobby. All payments can be put in the Dropbox or pay at Hatfield Union Bank. Attach your Bill that is mailed out to you with your payment. The office personnel can be reached at 870-389-6611. Also during the Covid-19 social distancing time no Reservations can be taken for Use of the building.

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

Even though Polk County Housing Authority has closed the lobby due to COVID-19, we are still accepting applications for public housing and Section 8.  You may request an application by calling the office at 479-394-1569 or go to our website and print an application.  Completed applications with required documentation should be mailed to Polk County Housing Authority at 509 South Morrow Street, Mena, AR  71953.   Rent  payments can be made at any Union Bank location or mailed to the housing office.  Our staff can be reached at 479-394-1569 with questions or concerns.

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.

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.

American Legion Bingo Saturday and Monday Cancelled TFN.

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

Congregate meals at Cossatot Senior Center  will be closed until 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 NOT open for daily activities through April 17th.  If you are senior citizen 60 years of age or older and would like to be pick up a meal to go at the center, call for more information at 479-394-5459.  If you are currently a participant and would still like a meal, you may call the senior center between 9 and 11:00 to place an order to be picked up.  We will continue serving meals to go every day form 11:30am thru 12 Noon.  The Grab & Go meals are still the 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 facebook page and a local radio stations for further info.

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