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Mena Arkansas News covering Polk County and the surrounding area

Cancellations, Closings and Changes…

Ice Cream social at Janssen Park, Saturday, July 4 at 2:30 pm Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church. The event is a drive thru event. So please, stay in your car and drive thru the park to get your ice cream.

Wolf Pen Gap Trail system is OPEN.  Forest visitors are asked to avoid congregating at trailheads and parking areas and refrain from gathering in groups of 10 or more. The trail system does close when heavy rain is predicted. For more information, contact the

Mena-Oden Ranger

Queen Wilhelmina State Park has announced that all park-driven special events  will be canceled through June 30th, with the exception of fishing derbies.


Due to health department guidelines concerning social distancing during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City of Mena feels it is in the best public interest for McMillan Park Swimming Pool to remain closed until further notice.

Healthy Connections is offering COVID-19 testing regardless of symptoms.   For more info go online to

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

Some area restaurants are open with limited seating allowed.  Also, some Barber shops and beauty salons and exercise gyms are open in Arkansas with limited patronage.

The Polk County Library offers book pickup. You can reserve a title by calling 479-394-2314 and pick up your books the next day. Follow them on Facebook for new arrival announcements.

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

Mena Art Gallery is open by appointment. You can contact them to schedule a visit by calling 479-394-3880, texting 479-234-5440, or send an email to They are also now accepting entries for the Folk Art and Fiber Art Show. For more information, call the gallery, visit their website, or check them

out on Facebook.

Mena Elks Lodge 781 of Mena is now open 7 days a week.  There is a complete guide to what needs to be followed on the Mena Elks Lodge Facebook page.

Bingo at American Legion resumed Monday, June 1st.  No food will be served, social distancing required, along with face masks.

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

For more information and updates, visit websites of the Ouachita National Forest at or the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests at   Updates can also be found at the Ouachita National Forest Facebook site at and Ozark-St. Francis National

Forest at

The Mena ARVAC office is closed to the public. We are still able to help individuals with utility assistance.

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

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 at479-394-5459.  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.

Sunday morning June 14th Mena First Baptist Church resumed Sunday School at 9:30am and the Morning Service will be in the Sanctuary for worship at 10:30am.  The Morning Service will continue to be streamed on Mena First Baptist Church Facebook

page.  Also, the Wednesday Bible Study at 6pm will be in the Mena FBC Fellowship Hall.


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 at 1010 DeQueen Street has resumed Sunday morning services at 10am.

The Southside Church of God schedule Sunday Morning services in the Sanctuary At 10:45 AM Sunday Evening services in the Sanctuary At 6:00 PM Wednesday night Warriors for Christ Youth service begins at 6. The Church is located at 101 Dallas Ave.

First United Methodist Church is holding church services on Sundays at 10am in the Church parking lot.

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.

Dallas Avenue Baptist Church will be having a service inside at 10:30am.  Please wear masks.  They will also be streaming service.

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 officially opened Sunday, June 7th at 10:30 am! No Sunday School, or Children Services will be offered until further notice!  There  will still be LIVE STREAM, and also be on FM 88.3 for those who still want to Drive In!!

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!!

First Presbyterian church services are being filmed and put online. No in person service until further notice.

Cove Church of Christ invites you to worship with us, on Sunday, Bible study 10 am and worship at 11. For more information, call 870-387-8111.

Attention friends and family: The Annual Jewell Reunion will be canceled this year due to social distancing and pandemic. We hope to try to have the reunion the following years to come.

Zafra Church will hold God Bless America VBS, July 13-17 from 8 am to 12:30 pm. For more information, call 479-216-1312 or 479-234-5022.

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