Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Today in Mena, April 21 - Status updates, relief info, business location changes

Here are a few updates...

On FEMA involvement..
There has been much speculation on whether or not FEMA will become involved in the disaster relief. At the present moment it is still unknown if FEMA will come. FEMA has assessed our area and have returned the information to Washington. No declaration has been signed at this point.
A crew started on Janssen St doing clean up. Fire Chief John Puckett also stressed to leaders the importance of getting Janssen Park cleaned up and accessible to our community's children.
Per City Council- All contractors working on building structures, roofing, tree removal and demolition must provide $1 Million in liability insurance. This is very important and is only to protect the citizens of Polk County. This liability insurance is not required for smaller jobs such as painting and carpet cleaning. These guidelines will be re-visited in 90 days.
AT & T has restored service to our community. If you are having problems with your phone please call one of the following numbers:
800-888-2020 for residential
800-499-7928 for business
The First National Bank and the Union Bank are sponsoring a Beef Brisket Dinner this Thursday, April 23rd at the First Baptist Church, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.......for those who had damage done by the tornado, and for all volunteers who assisted and are assisting in the clean up efforts.
RMCC resumed classes on Monday, April 20th. Their website offers information on class assignments, location changes and more. Check back for more updates.
A few business changes...
The Maddox and Maddox Law Firm is now temporarily located at 506 Mena St.(formerly Goforth bldg.)

USEM Federal Credit Union is temporarily located at the Seventh-day Adventist church across from the fairgrounds on Fairgrounds Road. The phone number is 479-394-7404

First Financial Bank is at 1311 Suite C Hwy 71 N. We are across from Sun Country Inn and behind Nat and Co. We are in the conference room of SWEMS. Will be there a while. Phone is still the same. Phone #479-394-2318 fax #479-394-4741 mgodfrey@ffb1.com (per Mandy Godfrey)

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