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Shane Haarmeyer

Polk County Sheriff’s Department July 8 – July 14, 2013

The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we ...

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Mena Police Department July 7 – July 20, 2013

July 7, 2013 Officers were called to a local fast food restaurant regarding an individual who was scaring customers with his odd behavior. The man left the premises July 8, 2013 Officers responded to a verbal altercation between two men. The men agreed to stop the bickering. Employees at a local convenience store reported a gas-skip in the amount of $37.00. Case is ...

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OLT Plans Exciting Programs for Fall

By Larry Block After the very popular musical Annie Get Your Gun, the JOLT play Airline, and a wonderful concert by the 1950s–60s doo-wop group, Blend, the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) is preparing for an exciting late summer/fall program. The first event will be the annual OLT Community Praise and Worship Concert on Saturday, August 17. The fall play will ...

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Acorn FCCLA Members Attend Nashville National Conference

More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, July 7-11 for FCCLA’s 2013 National Leadership Conference. This conference was themed “Discover Your Voice” and challenged participants to confront the issues youth are facing today by gaining the necessary skills through leadership development and competitive ...

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Ladycats Compete in Junior National Championships in Texas

Mena Ladycats Maegan Kent and Natalie Rose competed with the Fort Smith Juniors 17-1’s in the Junior National Championships June 29-July 2 at Dallas, Texas. The ladies faced teams from New Orleans, Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, New York, California, Florida, and Illinois.

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Sterling Machinery Company, Inc. Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certification

The Quality Management System (QMS) of Sterling Machinery Co. Inc. has been certified to conform to the International Quality System Standard ISO 9001:2008 for the provision of precision CNC machined components for a wide range of industrial applications. The certification process began in an effort to ensure excellent and continuously improving service to customers. This required all employees to think ...

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Local Musician Scores Film Music for ‘The Good Neighbor’

By LeAnn Dilbeck No one can dispute the power of music. It has the power to communicate…subtly or dramatically. It can evoke emotion…joy, sadness, anxiety, or maybe even fear. But when you consider the impact it has when watching a show, or a film, or a documentary, it’s impact soars. Consider watching Jaws without the award winning film score by ...

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Dakota’s Story

By LeAnn Dilbeck A two-vehicle accident in March 2012 found an entire community in mourning over the loss of two but later found itself in celebration over the astounding recovery of a two-year old that beat all the odds. The name Paylon is one that is very familiar to most in the community. A community grasping to cope with such ...

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Baseball Tonight breaks down Alex Rodriguez’s tweet that enraged Yankees GM Brian Cashman.

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ARCO Learns Importance of GIS in Recruiting Business & Industry

BY LEANN DILBECK – Recognizing the essential role that technology plays in today’s business place and economy, the Arkansas Regional Coalition of the Ouachitas (ARCO) June meeting brought in two experts to illustrate ways ARCO can embrace the newest technology in its mission for economic development for the three-county region. Shelby Johnson, the Arkansas Geographic Information State Officer, began his ...

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