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Polk County Births

Jessy and Christopher Brown, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy born on February 16th. Barbara and Marc Rosson, of Gillham, are the proud parents of a baby girl born on February 20th

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Ouachita Little Theatre Continues Improvements

Recently it was announced that Ouachita Little Theatre has obtained an on-line system for membership renewal as well as new memberships.  If you are interested in a new membership, go online to olt.wildapricot.org and join OLT to buy season tickets.  If you are already an OLT member, you will receive an email notice when your subscription has run out and ...

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The Art of Hair at Mena Art Gallery

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The reception for the March exhibit at Mena Art Gallery, The Art of Hair, will be from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, March 3, at 607 Mena Street. Awards will be presented around 2 pm. You will find two types of display: photographs of models both before and after hairdressers have worked their magic and styles created on ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: February 19-25, 2018

February 19, 2018 No reports were filed. February 20, 2018 Report from complainant on Bunny Hop Lane near Yocana of the theft of fuel and a steer, all valued at $660.00.  Investigation continues. February 21, 2018 Arrested was Santana E. Vaughn, 24, of Mena, on a Warrant for Delivery of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance and two counts of Delivery ...

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School Lunch Menus: February 27 – March 2, 2018

Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: PreK: Pancake wrap, fruit, milk. Grades K-12: Variety cereal, pancake wrap, syrup, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: PreK: Chicken parmesan, breadstick, green beans, fruit, milk. Grades K-5: Popcorn chicken, chicken parmesan, breadstick, green beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. Grades 6-12: Popcorn chicken, chicken parmesan, potato bar, breadstick, green beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: ...

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Twining Workshop at Mena Art Gallery

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Twining is a method of making rugs, purses, and a variety of other fabric-based creations from strips of fabric. It’s something like the rag rugs that your grandmother made, but done on a loom. Niki Dempsey is doing a twining workshop on Friday, March 9 from 11 am to 1 pm. The cost is $15.00 per person. ...

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OLT Continues Improvements

Recently it was announced that Ouachita Little Theatre has obtained an on-line system for membership renewal as well as new memberships.  If you are interested in a new membership, go online to olt.wildapricot.org and join OLT to buy season tickets.  If you are already an OLT member, you will receive an email notice when your subscription has run out and ...

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Acorn Archery Competes in ANASP Region 9 Competition

February 10, 2018, Acorn Middle School and High School Archery competed in the ANASP Region 9 Competition in Delight, AR.  Acorn High School placed 2nd in the High School division with a team score of 3182.  Middle School placed 5th with a team score of 2833.  There were 404 archers in attendance that day. In the High School division, Brody ...

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Eagles End Season With Loss To Genoa

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Tuesday night, February 13th, the Cossatot River senior boys basketball team took on the Genoa Central Dragons, in the quarter-finals of the 7-3A District Basketball Tournament at Cossatot River High School. The Dragons started the game off on a 7-0 run, forcing Cossatot to call a timeout with 5:53 left in the first quarter. Following ...

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Senators Put An End To Bearcats Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday night, February 12th, the Mena Bearcat senior boys basketball team traveled to Joe T. Robinson, to take on the hosting Senators, in the first round of the 7-4A Conference Basketball Tournament. The Bearcats kept Robinson fairly close in the opening quarter, as the Senators outscored Mena by only five, 13-8. Both teams played tight ...

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