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February, 2018

  • 13 February

    Election Commission Seeks Volunteer Polling Workers

    SUMBITTED – Elections are just around the corner and the Polk County Election Commission is asking for more volunteers that are interested in working at the polling places on Election Day or during Early Voting. Individuals that volunteer to work as an election official must be a resident and a registered voter of Polk County, must be willing to attend ...

  • 13 February

    Let the Good Times Roll with February Cash Mob

    It’s once again time for shopping and fun.  On Saturday, February 10, at 10 a.m., the Cash Mob sponsored by Mena Downtown Partners will be hosted by Chameleon Arts.  The theme for this month’s Mob is Mardi Gras. Mob’sters will enjoy coffee, refreshments, door prizes and games prior to the name of the shop to be ‘mobbed’ being drawn. Since ...

  • 13 February

    Shelter Insurance® Foundation and Kenny Miller Sponsor Local High School Scholarship

    This spring, the Shelter Insurance Foundation will award a $2000 scholarship to a graduate of Cossatot River High School.  Shelter Agent Kenny Miller sponsors and partially funds this scholarship. A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient.  The committee will consider each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and ...

  • 13 February

    MRHS Promotes Little Hats, Big Hearts

    Mena Regional Health System partnered with the American Heart Association for ‘Little Hats, Big Hearts’, a program designed to raise awareness of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the world. Even children who are born with healthy hearts can develop cardiovascular disease because of poor lifestyle ...

  • 13 February

    2018 Polar Plunge to Take Place at Lake Wilhelmina

    BY MELANIE WADE – The 2018 Polar Plunge is heading back to the icy waters of Lake Wilhelmina this year after being hosted at a variety of other locations in the last few years. The Polar Plunge is held each year to raise money for Special Olympics Arkansas. This year’s event will take place on February 24th. Registration will begin ...

  • 13 February

    Turner Passes League Certification Program

    SUBMITTED – The Arkansas Municipal League congratulates James Earl Turner, Mena City Council Member, who has maintained his status as a Certified Municipal Official through the League’s Voluntary Certified Continuing Education Program. The certified municipal officials were honored at the League’s 2018 Winter Conference, held January 10-12 in Fort Smith. Numerous municipal officials representing cities and towns from across the ...

  • 13 February

    Committee to Recommend Tabling North Morgan Proposal Indefinitely

    BY MELANIE WADE – The Mena City Council Street Committee met on Monday, January 29, 2018 to discuss options for the proposed North Morgan Street project following a letter from the Arkansas Highway Commission. After a recent study, the Highway Commission has stated a traffic light would not be warranted at the would-be intersection and that re-aligning the new road ...

  • 13 February

    Westerman Introduces Bill Encouraged by Local Man

    Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR) and a bipartisan group of House members introduced a bill to modify the presumption of service connection for veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Thailand on Thursday, January 18, after a lifetime resident of Mena, Bill Rhodes, has actively advocated for a change in legislation for several months. The bill would give veterans who served in Thailand during the Vietnam ...

  • 13 February

    MRHS Medical Records Department Recognized

    The Medical Records Department at Mena Regional Health System was recently recognized by Vital Records as one of the top facilities in the state of Arkansas for timely registration of birth certificates.  Arkansas law requires a certificate of birth for every birth to be filed within 10 days after the birth.  The analysis was reported for the period of January ...

  • 13 February

    Polk County Joins State Associations to Form Unified Front Against Manufacturers of Prescription Painkillers

    BY MELANIE WADE – “Counties and cities across Arkansas are poised to hold accountable the nation’s leading pharmaceutical companies over their misleading and deceptive marketing of prescription opioid painkillers,” said a statement released by the Association of Arkansas Counties last week. In a unique and strategic move, the Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC), Arkansas Municipal League (AML), and Arkansas Public ...