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February, 2017

  • 22 February

    Bearcats’ Biggest Fan Celebrates Birthday

    Tina Estes celebrated her 52 birthday along with her grandmother Bea Haddox who just turned 101 years old. The celebration took place in Tyler, Texas on January 28, 2017 with family.

  • 22 February

    Polk County Births

    Karlie and Jonas Rodriguez, of Wickes, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on February 11th. Michele and Charles Kincaid, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on February 12th. Josefina Gomez and Eric Meza Zarate, of Grannis, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on February 14th. Kea Stubbs and Dustin ...

  • 21 February

    Mena Police Department: February 12-16, 2017

    February 12, 2017 Jennifer Sue Hale, 23, of Pine Ridge was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Polk County Sheriff’s office. A 14-year-old Mena boy was arrested and charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail store.  Case was forwarded to juvenile authorities. February 13, 2017 A local woman reported receiving harassing texts and ...

  • 21 February

    Valerie Couch – Shaping Lives Through Music

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Dale Carnegie once said, “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” This is true of anyone, everyone wants to know they are cared for. At Acorn, Valerie Couch is a living example of this quote, she is caring for her students and investing in their lives each and every ...

  • 21 February

    Hornet Tire – Providing Quality Car Care for Polk County

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Henry Ford once said, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Thankfully, Mr. Ford didn’t ask and as a result of his work and the work of others, millions of Americans enjoy the comfort of traveling in automobiles. As anyone knows, cars left alone without maintenance and care, they ...

  • 15 February

    Local Woman Facing Charges After Alleged Bomb Threats

    BY MELANIE BUCK – A local woman has been arrested after allegedly making bomb threats to a trio of local businesses on Valentine’s Day. Korrie Cathleen Scarbrough, age 41, of Mena, is currently being held in the Polk County Detention Center on three charges of Falsely Communicating a Terrorist Threat after causing alarm at three local businesses. According to official ...

  • 15 February

    Polk County Births

    Kelsey and Lloyd Kendrick, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on February 6th. Jessica and Seth Smith, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on February 6th. Kellie and Justin Loyd, of Grannis, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on February 7th.

  • 15 February

    The Gallery Store: A Well-Kept Secret

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – Behind the main display area at Mena Art Gallery, you will find a variety of work by local artists. There are affordable, original paintings and drawings; small editions of photographs, note cards, and prints; beautiful handmade jewelry, and a variety of other items, all handcrafted, one of a kind little jewels. Looking for a thank-you ...

  • 14 February

    Mena Police Department: February 5-11, 2017

    February 5, 2017 Report was made of a renter having items removed from her house without her permission.  Case is pending. February 6, 2017 Melissa Turpin, 42, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant from the Polk County Sheriff’s office. A local woman reported that she is being harassed and that a former boyfriend has vandalized her vehicle. Case is ...

  • 14 February

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

    February 6, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 16 near Cove of being harassed by an acquaintance.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant near Hatton that equipment had been tampered with by unauthorized persons.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Arrested was Amber R. Thomasson, ...