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September, 2017

  • 22 September

    Polk County Births

    Jessica Hall and Jaymis Black, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on September 15th. Portia and Justin Sattler, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on September 15th. Xochilt Padilla and Sergio Olvera, of Wickes, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on September 17th. Mary and Jeremy Smith, ...

  • 19 September

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

    September 11, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 676 near Acorn of being harassed by an acquaintance.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report of an ATV accident on Pedal to the Metal Lane near Shady.  Deputy responded. Report of a disturbance on Mills Lane near Potter.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting ...

  • 19 September

    Mena Police Department: September 10-16, 2017

    September 10, 2017 Josue Ruiz Castro, 21, and Rubi Francisco Reyes-Sarabia, 18, both from unknown areas in Texas, were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop.  Castro was additionally charged with driving without a driver’s license. Report was made regarding someone stealing multiple newspapers from a machine at a local convenience store.  Case is pending location and ...

  • 19 September

    Polk County Farm Bureau – A Legacy of Insuring and Protecting Rural Life

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The Polk County Farm Bureau Insurance Agency provides personal lines of insurance for homes, auto, boat, farms, equipment, health through Blue Cross/Blue Shield, life insurance, and annuities for approximately 3,125 members in Polk County. They also provide limited banking services including loans, CD’s, checking, money market accounts, business lines of credit, and credit cards. The agency ...

  • 19 September

    Polk County Births

    Taren Cook and Thomas Fish, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on September 11th. Sarah and Randall Lee Horton, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on September 12th. Makaila and Zack Goodner, of Hot Springs, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on September 13th. Jennifer and Jayson ...

  • 19 September

    OLT Presents the New Memories Saver Service

    Ouachita Little Theatre is always looking for new ways to enhance the entertainment and leisure past-time activities of the local community.  The newest venture is taking form as the “Memories Saver Service.” The Memories Saver Service gives patrons the opportunity to convert their personal VHS tapes, old home movies, audio cassettes and more, to a new DVD format.  There will ...

  • 19 September

    OLT Auditions Being Held for ELF

    The next Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT) play will be the holiday musical “Elf.” Performances are December 8-10 and December 15-17.  Auditions will be held October 6 from 4-6 PM and October 7 from 9-11 AM at the OLT.  This cast requires 2nd and 3rd graders to play elves and teens to perform the majority of the parts.  There are ...

  • 19 September

    April Dickerson – Riding for a Cause

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Finding a hobby that you enjoy is such a rewarding experience. Understanding that the hobby is a God-given gift that can be used to serve others can bring an undeniable and deep satisfaction. Such is the case for April (Lee) Dickerson of South Polk County, who recently was part of an event that raised over $121,412,000 ...

  • 18 September

    Mena Art Gallery’s Volunteer Spotlight: Missy Williams

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Missy Williams loves to knit and loves to help others find as much joy in “tangling up yarn” as she does. She volunteers at Mena Art Gallery each Saturday afternoon to lead the Fiber Arts group: several people who are enthusiastic about the various kinds of art that can be made from fiber. There are ...

  • 13 September

    Ouachita Regional Hospice – Care During One of Life’s Most Important Times

    BY LEANN DILBECK – There are literally hundreds upon thousands of websites and books on how to strategically select a career, but in many cases, the most gratifying careers select us or even call us. And that is precisely the case with the caring professionals at Ouachita Regional Hospice, who walk their patients and their families through one of life’s ...