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Mena Arkansas News covering Polk County and the surrounding area

CANCELLATIONS CLOSINGS AND CHANGES

The Farmer’s Market in Mena, located at the Historic KCS Depot on Sherwood Street in downtown Mena, will open for season Saturday, May 23rd at 7:00 a.m.   The Farmer’s Market will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. until sold out.

Some area restaurants are open as of Monday,  May 11th with limited seating allowed.  Also Barber shops and beauty salons and excercise gymns can open in Arkansas with limited patronage.

Polk County Public Library IS Open With Curbside Service Only.

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

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

Freedom Water office is open as of Wednesday,  May 20th.  If you need to know your balance or have any questions you may call office at 479-394-7500 during business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Acorn Rural Water Office is now open to the public and customers. For more information call 479-394-1025.

The District Court Clerk’s office IS open to the public. 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 479-394-3271 or you can email info.distctplkcoar.net

Ouachita National Forest officials state that Wolf Pen Gap Off-Highway Vehicle Trail complex located near Mena, Arkansas is open  as of May 15.  Designated OHV trails and trailheads are open, however the restrooms will remain closed.

For more information and updates, visit websites of the Ouachita National Forest at www.fs.usda.gov/ouachita or the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests at www.fs.usda.gov/osfnf/.   Updates can also be found at the Ouachita National Forest Facebook site at www.facebook.com/ouachitanf and Ozark-St. Francis National Forest at www.facebook.com/ozarkstfrancis/.

Mena Elks Lodge 781 closed.

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.

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.

Hatfield Jubilee In June cancelled this year.

Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative office lobbies are closed to rotect 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 www.rmec.com.

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 polkarhousing.com 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.

American Legion Bingo Saturday and Monday Cancelled TFN.

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

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.

If you are senior citizen 60 years of age or older and would like to 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 local radio stations for further info.

First Christian Church at 1010 Port Arthur in Mena will hold a service in their Fellowship Hall at 10:45am on Sundays.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Mena is closed.   They do have recorded video on their website:https://trinitylutheranmena.weebly.com

The Southside Church of God  at 101 Dallas Avenue Sunday Morning service begins at 10:45am inside their building now.

Mena 1st United Methodist Church suspended all church activities.

All services at Hatfield Methodist Church cancelled TFN.

Faith Missionary Baptist Church Sunday morning service continues to air on 104.1FM KENA each Sunday from 11am to Noon.  And you can NOW attend service inside the Church.  Also service is streamed online on their Facebook page.

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Dallas Avenue Baptist Church  will be live streaming Sunday service at 10:30am.

Bible Believers Baptist Church will be having church service Sunday morning at 11am inside the church building.

Christ’s Church at Mountain Fork will be holding service at the Churches Activity Center at 10:45am.  Social Distancing followed.

Grace Bible Church is now holding their service inside the building.To contact the church  dial (479) 394-4092.

Christ Community Fellowship is offering a Drive In Service Sundays at 10:30am.  Drive In and tune into 88.3FM on  your radio to hear the service.  It will also be live-screened on Facebook.

Christ Community Fellowship will officially open Sunday, June 7th at 10:30 am! No Sunday School, or Children Services will be offered ntil further notice!

Please follow the following guidelines!(Subject to change)

>If you are at high risk, have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid-19, or have run a fever within the last week, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND!

>Every person 10yrs old or older MUST wear a mask when inside CCF (bring your own mask)!

>Follow Social Distancing Rules! Do not shake hands or hug people.  Keep 6’ of distance.

> Wait to be seated by an Usher. Do not move chairs, an usher will do that for you.  > Please stay at you seat. Please help us keep everyone safe while we worship!  Hopefully with everyone’s cooperation, we will be able to look more “normal” soon!!

Sunday School lesson will be available on the Mena First Baptist Church Facebook page.  Also Childrens Chat recording  will be on Mena FBC Facebook page.  Sunday sermon is streamed on the FBC Facebook page and recording played on KAWX radio.   Also there will be a Bible Study each Wednesday at 6pm at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall and it will be streamed on the Mena FBC Facebook page.  The Sunday service will be held in the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 10:30am.  And it will be streamed on the Mena First Baptist Church Facebook page.

First Presbyterian church services are being filmed and put online.

No in person service until further notice.

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