As Arkansas grapples with handling its parolees and inmate population, county jails often are tasked with housing a number of state prisoners on top of their regular incoming detainees.
The Polk County jail, also is experiencing overcrowding issues. Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey said his jail is designed to hold 25 people, but routinely houses 30 or more every day.
Listen to Mena Radio 102.1 at 6:30, 7:05 and 12:05 to hear Polk County Mike Godfrey discuss the details.
Congratulations ILA BASS, LUCAS HEAD, DOYLE DAVIS & LOYD SCHRUM !!!
They each won tickets & pit passes to a full weekend of racing at Texas Motor Speedway from Mena Radio!!!
They are the circus family for a day winners!
The circus will be at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Mena on Wednesday March 26th.. Performances are at 4:30pm & 7:30pm..
MICHELLE BAILY, SHELTON BOHLMAN,RACHEL LANCE & CONNIE SUNDELL wont tickets this morning on 102.1 KENA....
The 2013 Chamber Awards Will Be Presented During The Mena/Polk County Chamber Of Commerce Chamber Banquet. Please tag those who are nominated. Congratulations!
The Voting Period Is Open Now And Each Chamber Member Is Allowed One Vote Per Category. The Ballot Is As Follows:
Volunteer Of The Year:
Vicky Agee, Sue Cavner, Shanae Floyd, Tracy Kennedy, Linda Rowe, Brandi Sachs, James Scott
Citizen Of The Year:
Bob Carver, Jeff Cunningham, Tim Kiser, Diane Mathis, Tammy Young
Chameleon Arts, Meatworks Butchery And Market, Rmcc &Rmcc Cosmetology School
Cossatot River High School, Strother Built, Union Bank, Baseball Fields At Mena High School
Voting Will Close At 4pm On Friday, March 28th. Please Turn All Votes Into The Chamber Office.
The Masters Ranch Cowboys Ministry is hosting a trail ride. March 22, 2014 Take 88 East from Mena to Pine Ridge. Turn Left at Lumn Abner Store, 190 3.5 miles to trail camp. We will Hit the trail at 9:00 AM, 3 hour ride followed by hamburger lunch and message from Pastor Justin Leonard. Bring Negative coggins papers and Lawn chair. for more info. call DABC @ 479-394-2697
Taylor Copelin, Jared Standridge and Lydia Tilley, Acorn FCCLA officers, recently attended the 2014 Arkansas FCCLA State Leadership Meeting
Taylor Copelin, Jared Standridge and Lydia Tilley, Acorn FCCLA officers, recently attended the 2014 Arkansas FCCLA State Leadership Meeting at Reynolds Performance Hall on UCA Campus in Conway, AR.
Theme for the meeting was “The FCCLA Puzzle.” Totally planned and led by student officers, the day provided upbeat directives and suggestions for engaging in life skills, including breakout sessions such as “The Puzzle Pieces of FCCLA-Where Do You Fit In?” and “Puzzled by Careers in FACS?”
Arkansas native and motivational speaker, Paul Vitale reinforced the theme with his presentation, “Are You Puzzled By the Puzzle of Life?” Each attendee received a copy of one of his books which he signed afterwards while visiting with the teens.
Following a break for lunch at Mike’s Place in downtown Conway with their adviser, Annette Hays, the Acorn delegation returned for an afternoon filled with a readers’ theater, recognition for participation in outreach projects, national programs and STAR Events.
Acorn FCCLA received certificates for Gold Star Status and Piecing Together Local, State and National Outreach Programs. Gold Star Status denotes the highest level of participation in local, state and national FCCLA projects.
A few of Acorn FCCLA’s outreach programs for this year include: Sorge Christmas Angel, March of Dimes, Arkansas Rice and Diaper Depot and American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The culmination of the meeting involved adviser tributes, state officers’ challenges, president’s farewell and installation of the 2013-2014 Arkansas State FCCLA Officers.
The USDA FOREST SERVICE, Mena and Oden Ranger Districts plan to have 10 YCC positions available this summer.
-Youth must be at 15 - 18 years of age and be interested in working outdoors.
-The program generally lasts 8 weeks (40 hours per week)
-Pay is minimum wage.
-Duty station will be in Mena.
Applications will be accepted until April 18, 2014 at the following address:
Mena Ranger District Office
1603 Hwy. 71 North
Mena, AR. 71953
The Talimena 13.1. Race Was Held This Past Saturday And Was Hosted By Polk County Developmental Center.
According To Dale Powell , There Was An Estimated 200 Entries In The Race, Everything Was Executed Very Well And PCDC Looks Forward To Having The Race Again Next Year. The Results Of The Race Are:
2 Person Relay Team – Patrick Riley And Bill Duer Both Of Mena, Came In Second With Times Of 1:13:00 And 2:25:21
13 Person Relay -
1st Sterling Machinery, 2:17:17
2nd Arvest Bank, 2:17:27
3rd Union Bank, 2:19:07
Women's Individual By Time –
1st Jenny Paul From Little Rock With A Time Of 1:59:45 ,
2nd Sara Blickenstaff,- From Springdale With A Time Of 2:06:20
3rd Joan Rendon From Waldron With A Time Of 2;14:35
Mens Individual By Time:
1st Matt Agueros From Shawnee, Ok With A Time Of 1:29:54
2nd Tommy Brenan From Poteau Ok With A Time Of 1:45:30
3rd George Haney From Poteau Ok With A Time Of 2:04:16