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November, 2017

  • 21 November

    Polk County Births

    Megan and Jerod McCormick, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on November 10th. Kylie Byford and Nathan Chitty, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 10th. Tanesha and Travis Chambers, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 14th. Deana Slater-Hughes and Bobby Hancox, ...

  • 15 November

    “Still on the Hill” and “Elf” News

    Friends and patrons of Ouachita Little Theatre and Polk County residents are being treated to a free concert on Sunday, November 19 at 2:30 PM.  This grant supported event through the Buffalo River National Park Service provides entertainment that also educates about our rural Arkansas cultural history. If you love nature, music, storytelling, and learning about people and places of ...

  • 15 November

    Mena Arts District is Alive and Well, and Growing

    BY RICK CHRISMAN – SouthWest Artists has existed for over 70 years in one form or another, originally meeting in individuals’ homes. As it grew, it found meeting and exhibit space wherever available. In 1982, it was incorporated as a non-profit, 501(C)3 corporation. The focus of our founders was to create a community of like-minded artists to discuss their work ...

  • 15 November

    Welcome Baby Zachary David!

    Zachary David Vorbau was born on November 1, 2017 to Alisa and Daniel Vorbau. He was 7 pounds 8 ounces and 19 inches. His grandparents are Loyd & Donetta Jenkins, Barbara Vorbau, and Robert & Trish Vorbau. Picture not available.

  • 15 November

    Polk County Births

    Raven Mitchell and Dallas Elrod, of Gillham, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 9th.

  • 14 November

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 6-12, 2017

    November 6, 2017 Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Brandon S. Riddle, 26, of Cove, on Charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Meth/Cocaine and Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance, and a Body Attachment Warrant. November 7, 2017 Traffic stop led to arrest of Ronald G. Lowery, 59, of Texarkana, on Charges of ...

  • 14 November

    Mena Police Department: November 5-11, 2017

    November 5, 2017 Bennie Lee Anderson, 44, of Mena was arrested on three outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines and court costs. November 6, 2017 A Mena woman reported that she had left her wallet in a grocery cart at a local retail store, and when she returned, the wallet was gone.  Case is pending review of surveillance tapes. Ronald ...

  • 14 November

    Lauren Willis – A Community Pharmacist at Heart

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Pharmacists play such an important role in helping people heal and maintain a good quality of life. Many times, they are able to answer health-related questions — what foods, drinks, activities, or other drugs could have an effect on medication or what to do about a missed dose. Essentially, pharmacists help people with almost anything related to ...

  • 9 November

    COL. [RET.] Billy R. Wood – Duty, Honor, and Country

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Some heroes wear capes… others wear combat boots. COL. [RET] Billy R. Wood embodies all that makes this nation great… a love of country, God, and family. He doesn’t consider himself a hero in any sense of the word but he does consider himself blessed. COL. [RET] Billy R. Wood was born in Ada, Okla. in ...

  • 8 November

    Polk County Births

    Tara Young and Thomas Kizziar, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 30th. Tara and Ethan Davis, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 30th. Roma Potter and David Pajuodis, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 30th. Catelin Watkins and Michael Wilson, ...