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Of motorcycle rallies held and not held; COVID caught and avoided.

Biker blues -- the motorycle-riding super spreaders.
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Touring the Talimena Scenic Byway

A guide to touring the Ouachita Mountains in Oklahoma and Arkansas along the Talimena Scenic Byway.

Mena native Matthew Maddox named to lead Wynn Resorts

Matthew Maddox, a Mena native, is the new CEO of Wynn Resorts Ltd., a $17 billion worldwide gambling operation where he's long been a top aide to Wynn.

Three in family dead, child missing in Polk County

A child is missing and his mother, sister and a relative have been found dead this week in Polk County, local authorities say.

Post-election school concerns. Meanwhile, in Mena .....

Education Week reports on a number of national groups joining in an expression of concern about violence, harassment and intimidation in schools since the presidential election.

Supreme Court reverses conviction of woman whose baby tested positive for meth

The Arkansas Supreme Court today reversed and dismissed the conviction and 20-year sentence of Melissa Arms, charged with introducing a controlled substance into another person after both she and her new

Wilhelmina reigns again, thanks to $9.7 million renovation

f you ever stayed at Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge in Mena before its renovation, you will recall that the windows in the rooms in this state park facility atop Rich Mountain were merely arrowslits, and in alcoves to boot. The lodge has gotten a $9.6 million renovation that enlarged the windows, added rooms and a wrap-around porch.

Tom Cruise in talks for 'Mena' film, about Arkansas drug smuggler Barry Seal

Deadline Hollywood reports that Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman ("The Bourne Identity," "Edge of Tomorrow") are "in talks" to make the film, based on a script by Gary Spinelli.

Obama foes hate success that made clinic obsolete

When the Mena Star reported that Ninth Street Ministries would close its free medical clinic for the uninsured this month because nearly everyone in the mountains and glens around the town had gotten insurance through Obamacare, the story went viral on the Internet.

In Nate Bell's hometown of Mena, people are getting covered by Obamacare

An article in the Mena Star explains that — despite the efforts of state Rep. Nate Bell, the Mena Republican who has made it his mission to stop outreach informing people of their options for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act — citizens in Mena are getting covered under Obamacare.

Ron Howard to direct movie about Arkansas's most notorious drug smuggler, Barry Seal

Ron Howard has signed on to direct “Mena,” based on a script by Gary Spinelli that tells the story of Arkansas’s most notorious criminals, Adler "Barry" Seal.

Burger joint of the week: The Chopping Block Steakhouse

The burgers offered at Mena staple The Chopping Block Steakhouse come deliciously grill-charred, fat on grilled buns with an ample supply of fries.