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Two proposals were accepted during a special-called Mena Water Utilities Commission meeting held Monday, Jan. 14. The Commission voted unanimously to accept the proposals for the Iron’s Fork plant study and for a long-term wastewater system study by Hawkins-Weir Engineers, Inc.

In 1935, when controversial artist and lecturer, Joe Jones was invited to Mena by the then labor/socialist Commonwealth College to lecture on “proletarian art and culture,” and also paint a mural, no one could have guessed that 84 years later, after being trashed, it would be discovered, res…

Within just a few short days, Ryan Walker became owner with he and his mother Regina Walker co-managing a timeless floral tradition on Mena Street, Allbaugh’s Florist and Gifts. “An opportunity opened up and we pursued it,” Regina said. She continued, “I approached Pat Copelin and her daught…

Welcome to the Chamber, Polk County Library! Pictured above are Mary Renick, Polk County Librarian, Pat Phillips, Board Chair, Patty Rowe, Debbie Frost, Julie Ulmer, Davis Williams, Brandon Ellison, Polk County Judge and Brenda Miner, Ouachita Mountains Regional Library.

As the “Shine Your Light” Special Needs Prom nears, supporters are coming together to help make the event a success. Many local businesses such as Insulation Works, Matt Thomas - State Farm, Price Mobile Homes, La Villa Mexican Restaurant, Papa’s Mexican Cafe, Mena Tire, Mena High School, Pi…

PCDC would like to thank all of their loyal customers for their generous donations, and remind  everyone that donations are accepted ONLY during regular business hours.  This will protect all the valuable donations from the weather.  Drop off times are Monday through Friday  8:00 am to 4:30 …

The Mena Lions Club is holding a Hamburger Lunch Fund Raiser Friday January 18 for those who are visually impaired in Polk County.  The Lions are taking orders now by calling 243-2369. The Lions will deliver orders of 5 or more between 11 and 12. Orders less than five can be picked up at the…

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Coming from a family of artists, 11-year-old Tazanna Haggard is setting herself apart from other students and artists. Haggard recently won her first art competition at Acorn Schools. Students were given a theme and encouraged to create an artwork to submit for the contest. “It [the theme] w…