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October, 2018

  • 12 October

    Acorn Elementary School to hold Tree Planting Ceremony

    Acorn Elementary School will be holding a Tree Planting Ceremony on Mon., Oct. 15 beginning at 1 p.m. in the Elementary Gym. The school was chosen for the STOP (Shade Trees on Playgrounds) program after Library Media Specialist Kim Posey wrote a grant to receive shade trees for the school’s playground. The STOP program is a part of the Arkansas ...

  • 12 October

    Lottery jackpots approach combined $1-million-dollars

    The Arkansas Scholarship Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are approaching a combined $1 million dollars. The Mega Millions jackpot for this Friday’s drawing is $548 million, which is the third largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. The Powerball jackpot is at $314 million. Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said these jackpots are good for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery because sales go ...

  • 12 October

    Results given from the Mena-Acorn Lions Club Cross Country Meet

      Over 270 runners participated at the Mena-Acorn Lions Club Cross Country Meet on Oct. 9 at the Lions Club Disc Golf Course. It was an outstanding event that not only included competition of teams, but great individual efforts were made and personal victories were achieved. The spectators cheered all runners enthusiastically providing a great example of how positive and ...

  • 12 October

    Umpire Schools to hold Fall Festival tonight

    Umpire Schools is holding their Fall Festival tonight from 6-8 p.m. with concessions opening at 5 p.m. The elementary school is selling pizza, nachos, drinks and baked items in the concession stand. They will also have a train ride and multiple games set up. A raffle will be held for $100 donated by Diamond Bank. The high school is having ...

  • 12 October

    $1-million-dollar bond set for Mitchell

    Fifty-eight-year-old John Leonard Mitchell of Hatfield made a special first appearance in Polk County District Court this morning and his bond was set at $1 million by Polk County District Judge Danny Thrailkill. Mitchell is charged with first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a certain person and is currently in custody at the Polk County Detention Center. ...

  • 11 October

    Local Man Found Dead, One suspect in Custody

    On Wednesday, 10/10/18, at approximately 11:40 AM, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a dead body found on the Mountain Fork River along Polk Road 38, west of Hatfield, Arkansas. A short time later, Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office located the body of a white male in the rocks along side the river. The ...

  • 10 October

    COC presents ‘Welcome to Mena’ signs to A & P Commission

        If you have noticed the new signs welcoming visitors to Mena and directing them to the Tourist Information Center located in the KCS Depot, then you have noticed the collaboration and the hard work of the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce and the Mena A & P Commission.    The Chamber presented the signs to the A & ...

  • 10 October

    ‘Changing of the Colors’ Rally to begin October 17

    The Changing of the Colors Rally is just around the corner in our area. For those that don’t know the Rally is an annual event held by the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) held at Iron Mountain in Hatfield. It is the largest camp meeting, revival, family friendly gathering with motorcycle riding in the nation. The rally will begin Wed., Oct. ...

  • 10 October

    Polk County DHS changing location

      The staff of the Polk County Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is moving from their current office at 606 Pine Street in Mena to a new building located at 1802 Highway 71 North in Mena. The move will be complete and the office will be open for business as usual on Wed., Oct. 10 at 8 a.m. and ...

  • 10 October

    Ballot Issue 1 and what it means

    As American citizens we are guaranteed certain rights. One of which is a trial by jury. But wouldn’t legislation that ties the hands of a jury on the judgment concerning the amount of compensation allowed in their verdict be a violation of these rights? Opponents to Ballot Issue 1 say that it will. As written, Ballot Issue 1 limits the ...