local politics

Episode 62: Melanie Wade

In this episode, Ashley and Jodi sit down with new Mena/Polk County Chamber Director Melanie Wade! Originally from McCurtain County, Wade shares her experience of coming to Polk County, falling in love with Mena, and her plans for the future of the Chamber of Commerce. The Ouachita Chronicles is brought to you by Don’s EZ…

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Episode 60: Mary Alice Head

In this episode, Ashley and Jodi sit down with Mary Alice Head! Mary is the owner/operator of The Shop and currently sits as a city council member for Mena. They talk small businesses, stolen dwarves, tanning, and local politics. The Ouachita Chronicles is brought to you by Don’s EZ Pay!

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Episode 35: Mena Chamber and AP Rod Run!

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with head of Mena’s Chamber of Commerce Whitney Horne, and head of Advertising and Promotion Marisa Johnson, here to talk about the upcoming Rod Run! Being a staple of Mena for several years, they talk about the history of Street and Performance, the past Rod Runs and…

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Episode 34: Seth Smith Part 2- High Speed and Low Drag!

In this episode, the ladies have Mena Mayor Seth Smith back on for a second go-round with the Ouachita Chronicles crew! In this episode, Seth expands on city projects that are currently being worked on, and projects he’s looking forward to working on in the future. The Ouachita Chronicles is brought to you by Don’s…

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Episode 27: Seth Smith

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with Mena Mayor Seth Smith. Seth is not only our current mayor, but also a former police officer, veteran, and grave digger. They talk about Seth’s time in the military, getting grants, the future of Mena and more. The Ouachita Chronicles is brought to you by Don’s…

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