The Sheriffs Log for Last Week, Weather Statistics for March, Sports Scores, the Humane Society's Pet Tip of the Week... and MORE! Then Swap Shop at 12:30


Wheel A' Mena


The Mena Police Department is trying to locate a bright yellow full size dodge pick up with front end damage. This truck was involved in a hit and run accident in Mena Thursday afternoon. If you have any information or know the location of this truck please contact the Mena Police Department at 479-394-1212.


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.


Special Olympics


Mena is set to once again, not only host the Track & Field event for Special Olympics in April, but also to welcome twice the number of athletes from last year and according to Area 14 Special Olympics Director Elizabeth Thompkins, that’s a testament to the fabulous job by local volunteers.

This year’s volunteer coordinator Jeanette Berry reports that currently 105 volunteers have registered to assist with the event to be held at Bearcat Stadium on April 4. A volunteer orientation was held last week to provide logistical and scheduling information for the generous volunteers who will be donating their time to make the day very memorable for these talented athletes.

Thompkins shared that currently 185 athletes are registered representing Paris Public School, Magazine Public School, Booneville Public School, Waldron Public School, Mena Public Schools, Ouachita Rivers Public Schools, Cossatot River Public School, PCDC, BHDC, Woodcrest BOST and LCDSC.

The Quality of Life Coalition is providing an “Olympic Village” this year for the athletes to rest and enjoy during events.

The Parade of Athletes will kick-off at 9:30 a.m. and events will be held throughout the day. The public is encouraged to attend to show their support for these athletes.

“Volunteers receive far more than they give,” said Linda Rowe, Chair of the local Event Committee. “Every Olympian portrays the Special Olympics motto – Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. It is a joy and a blessing to have these games in Mena because people of our community are so giving and committed to helping others. The planning committee is totally dedicated to making these games the best and our volunteers are vital to achieving this goal.”


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..

 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

New Construction:
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 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.