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May, 2017

  • 23 May

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: May 15-21, 2017

    May 15, 2017 Report from complainant on Heritage Lane near Hatfield that their fence had been cut. Deputy responded. Arrested was Richard B. Roper, 34, of Cove, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. May 16, 2017 Traffic stop on Highway 246 East near Vandervoort led to the discovery of a suspicious item.  Investigation continues. May ...

  • 23 May

    Mena Police Department: May 14-20, 2017

    May 14,2017 Kyle A Woody, 22, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct after officers were called to a disturbance at a local park. May 15, 2017 Rodney Scott McQueen, 39, of Mena was arrested on two warrants for non-payment of child support. Savannah Wyman, 19, of Mena was arrested on a felony warrant for delivery of methamphetamine or cocaine. ...

  • 23 May

    A Man from ‘The Greatest Generation’ – Jim Montgomery

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – “Nothing is as strong as the heart of a volunteer,” said Jimmy Doolittle, WWII LTC. This attitude is reflected in the lives of those who served in World War II. During a time in which there was a military draft, many of these valiant men volunteered before ever having to be asked… One of those such ...

  • 23 May

    B&M Feed- A Family Feed Store

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Behind every small business, there’s a story worth telling. Blood, sweat, tears, and countless hours are put into running a business. Most often, small town businesses start with a dream that had humble beginnings. This is the case for B&M Feed in Hatfield Arkansas, a hometown feed store that has been family run for over two ...

  • 18 May

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department Reports: May 8, 2017 – May 14, 2017

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of May 8, 2017 – May 14, 2017. 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 ...

  • 18 May

    Mena Police Reports: May 7, 2017 – May 13, 2017

    The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of May 7, 2017 through May 13, 2017.  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 ...

  • 18 May

    Mena Police Department- True Heroes

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Hero. How might we define a hero? When hero is said, such iconic figures as Superman, Spiderman, and Batman come to mind, but we realize that these aren’t heroes. Heroes are those that continue to make sacrifices for the welfare and intentional good of others and never expect any kind of recognition. A hero is an ...

  • 18 May

    Cast Selected for JOLT’s Tom Sawyer

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT) held auditions for their yearly Summer production last week and have a cast full of talent ready to grace the stage at Mena’s historic theatre. The play will be co-directed by longtime member, Scott Jenkins, and upcomer, Alexa Night. The story, Tom Sawyer, was written by Paul Kester and founded ...

  • 10 May

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: May 1-7, 2017

    May 1, 2017 Report from complainant on Pate Lane near Board Camp of the theft of three tires & wheels and a grill, all valued at $900.00. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 290 near Cove of the break-in and theft of a flashlight, valued at $20.00.  Investigation continues. Arrested was Aaron P. Whisenhunt, 25, of Mena, on a ...

  • 10 May

    Mena Police Department: April 30 – May 6, 2017

    April 30, 2017 No reports on file May 1, 2017 Jesse Saxour, 28, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct after a call to a local residence. May 2, 2017 John Robertson, 38, of Mena was picked up on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. A local man reported that someone had entered a vacant house that he owns.  He had ...