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February, 2019

  • 13 February

    Mena A&P proposes stage for Janssen Park

    A stage at Janssen Park was discussed in committee last Thursday at Mena City Hall. The proposed permanent stage would face northward near the springhouse and sit in what could be called a natural amphitheater in the northwest portion of the park. The stage would serve a great purpose during the annual Lum and Abner Festival during which it would ...

  • 13 February

    Mena Art Gallery selling chance on an original Tyrone Lewis oil painting

        As a memorial to the late Mena native, Tyrone Lewis (1938 – 2013), SouthWest Artists, Inc. and the Mena Art Gallery will be raffling off one of the last paintings done by Tyrone. The painting is truly an appreciable investment as a collectors piece. Tickets may be purchased at the Mena Art Gallery and Mena Chamber of Commerce. ...

  • 13 February

    Wonders of the west: Revisit the past and experience the present from Texarkana to Mena via U.S. 71

    By Rex Nelson  (Editorial 2/10/2019 from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette) As is often the case when I pull into Texarkana early in the evening, Cattleman’s Steak House on the Arkansas side of State Line Avenue is my first stop. When Roy Oliver opened the restaurant more than 50 years ago, State Line was a two-lane road. His business was surrounded ...

  • 13 February

    Polk County Circuit Arraignment

    In Polk County Circuit Court news, six arraignments were reported. Kountry King, age 23, was arraigned on two counts in the Polk County Circuit Court. Count one for possession of a schedule two controlled substance, a class “D” felony. Count two for possession of drug paraphernalia, a class “D” felony. Dallas Pettigrew, age 26, was arraigned on two counts. Count ...

  • 13 February

    Mena Police Department Report

    Mena Police Department Reports for the Week of January 27, 2019 February 2, 2019 follow: January 27, 2019 Kelly Don Shreve, 50, of Mena was charged with fleeing in a vehicle, resisting arresting, careless driving, driving on a driver’s license suspended for DWI, having no liability insurance, and having no car tags.  The arrest followed a routine traffic stop. Natalie Michelle ...

  • 13 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Report

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of February 4, 2019 – February 10, 2019.  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 ...

  • 13 February

    Polk County Births

    The weekly birth report for Mena Regional Health System for the week of February 1, 2019 – February 8, 2019: Carolina Mosqueda and Antonio Navarrette of De Queen, Arkansas are the proud parents of a baby girl born on February 5th Courtney and Donald Woods of Mena, Arkansas are the proud parents of a baby boy born on February 5th ...

  • 6 February

    Sheriff’s Log for January 28, 2019 to February 3, 2019

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of January 28, 2019 – February 3, 2019.  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 ...

  • 6 February

    Mena Police Department Reports for the Week of January 27, 2019 to February 2, 2019

    January 27, 2019 Kelly Don Shreve, 50, of Mena was charged with fleeing in a vehicle, resisting arresting, careless driving, driving on a driver’s license suspended for DWI, having no liability insurance, and having no car tags.  The arrest followed a routine traffic stop. Natalie Michelle Holliday, 25, of Mena was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.  The arrest followed a traffic ...

  • 6 February

    POLK COUTY CIRCUIT COURT ARRAIGNMENT

    In Polk County Circuit Court news, three arraignments were reported. Cody R. Hughes, age 38, was arraigned on two counts in the Polk County Circuit Court. Count one for aggravated residential burglary while armed with a deadly weapon, or represented by word or conduct that he was armed with a deadly weapon, a class C felony.  Count two for aggravated ...