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Acorn High School Announces Students of the Month

The Acorn High School Faculty has chosen the following students for the October 2017 Students of the Month: 7th Grade: Braven Rodgers, son of Scott & Teresa Rodgers; 8th Grade: Abbi McCarroll, daughter of Clint & Tracy McPherson and Chris McCarroll; 9th Grade: Tyler Smedley, son of Jimmy Smedley; 10th Grade: Makenna Goss, daughter of Greg & Kim Goss; 11th ...

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December Students of the Month Announced by Acorn Elementary

The December Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School were chosen having displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance. Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises provided lunch and games. Pictured are: Front Row: Keaton Shores, Kindergarten, son of Cody and Chelsee Shores; Gabriel Elizalde, Kindergarten, son of Salvador and Stephanie Elizalde; Drew Mabry, 1st grade, ...

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Polk County Births

Rebecca Hamilton and Leslie Gillaspy, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on December 10th. Brandi Hale an Tyrel Miles, of Wickes, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on December 12th. Amber Tallant and Zachary Espinola, of Watson, OK, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on December 12th. Kayla and ...

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Mena Police Department: December 11-16, 2017

December 11, 2017 No criminal reports filed. December 12, 2017 Rachel Denise Crow, 37, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct and impairing a vital public facility.  The arrest occurred after officers observed an altercation in front of a local business. Report was taken of a woman threatening a neighbor.  Case is pending. December 13, 2017 A Mena man reported that he ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: December 11-17, 2017

December 11, 2017 Report of a suspicious vehicle at a church on Highway 8 West near Rocky led to the arrest of Jessica M. Justice, 27, of Mena, on a Warrant for Theft of Property. Report of an accident involving a tractor on Polk 62 near Board Camp.  Deputies responded. Arrested was Walter L. Felix, 46, of Mena, on a ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: December 4-10, 2017

December 4, 2017 Request from a Mena woman for assistance with her 14-year-old daughter.  Deputies responded. Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Hatfield led to the arrest of Katina L. Maples, 44, of Mena, on Charges of DWI and Driving Left of Center. Report from complainant on Polk 72 near Yocana of the theft of cash and personal documents ...

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Dixie Dianne Kenyon

Dixie Dianne Kenyon, age 69, of Mena, died, Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. She was born on Friday, February 13, 1948 to Donald Leo and Alice Iona Misel Roggentine in Marengo, Iowa. Dixie had a servant’s heart in all aspects of her life. She would volunteer her time; working with the Polk County ...

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Allen Jackson Lawrence

Allen Jackson Lawrence, age 85, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 in Mena Arkansas. Mr. Lawrence was born on October 24, 1932 in Waters, Arkansas to the late James Raymond Lawrence and Ethel Lewis Lawrence.  He was happily married to Myrdith Singleton Lawrence, his wife of 62 years.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Arkansas at Monticello.   Mr. ...

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Clifton “Rapid Ray” Goodner

Clifton “Rapid Ray” Goodner, age 78, of Glenwood, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. He was born on March 17, 1939 at Board Camp, the son of Albert Goodner and Nancy Bates Goodner.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and six sisters. He was a member and deacon of the Community Bible Baptist Church and veteran ...

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Ronald James Snelson

Ronald James Snelson, age 70, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at his home. He was born in Harrison, Arkansas on May 21, 1947, the son of the late Truman Snelson and the late Ruby Roberts Snelson.  Ron was married to Marilyn Stay, was a jack of all trades and served his country in the United States Navy.  He had a ...

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