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July, 2017

  • 19 July

    Christmas in July and Indian Tacos

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On July 21 and 22 Downtown Partners is hosting Christmas in July. Mena Art Gallery will join the fun with ornaments and Christmas art for sale in the gallery and many activities going on that weekend. The annual 12 Days of Christmas tree will be on display. The ornaments on this tree will be sold ...

  • 19 July

    The Lens Through Which We View the World

    BY LEANN DILBECK – I opened my eyes and as they slowly adjusted to the light, they began to see… clearly. Colors were more vibrant. My eyes scanned from one object to another as my mind tried to process this new reality. I could actually see the people on the TV and I could read the scrolling news bar. I ...

  • 18 July

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: July 10-16, 2017

    July 10, 2017 Report from complainant of an individual that refuses to return a vehicle to the appropriate owner. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant on Sleepy Lane near Potter of the break-in and theft of personal documents, jewelry, electronics and a wallet. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Highway 88 ...

  • 18 July

    Mena Police Department: July 9-15, 2017

    July 9, 2017 A local man reported that someone kicked in his door. Case is pending further investigation. July 10, 2017 Kathy Robertson, 63, of Fort Smith was charged with disorderly conduct after officers responded to a call regarding an unruly patient at the local hospital. July 11, 2017 A local woman reported that someone had left used syringes in her ...

  • 18 July

    Carol Burns – Serving and Recognizing Veterans

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Do you know what happens when you don’t take time to stop and remember? Things in the past and memories become vague and no longer important. President Harry S Truman once remarked, “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have our undying gratitude. ...

  • 13 July

    Keep on giving…

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Wanting to do for others, to serve others, to encourage and uplift others is a blessing, right? David and I are big believers of ‘love in action.’ Whether it’s for a family member, friend, or for a complete stranger, we all have the opportunity each and every day to do a kind and thoughtful deed that ...

  • 11 July

    Polk County Births

    Amanda Neill and Edgar Cruz, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on July 5th.

  • 11 July

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: June 26 – July 9, 2017

    June 26, 2017 Report of a disturbance on Reine Street in Mena led to the arrest of Jason A. Wood, 39, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of an Instrument of Crime and Resisting Arrest. Also arrested was Jessica M. Fox, 36, of Mena, on a Charge of Possession of an Instrument of Crime. Arrested by a trooper with the ...

  • 11 July

    Mena Police Department: June 25 – July 8, 2017

    June 25, 2017 Jason R. Ward, 43, of Mena was charged with DWI, breathing intoxicants, and careless driving. Jimmy Lee Wright, 32, and Christina Wright, 25, both of Mena were each charged with third degree battery after officers responded to a call at a local residence. June 26, 2017 Kelly Don Shreve, 48, of Mena was charged with DWI II, ...

  • 11 July

    JOLT – Educating and Inspiring Theatre Talent

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Everyone wishes that they could escape every once in a while, to be somebody else, somewhere else. Acting allows for someone to do this, to take on the role and character of someone else, somewhere else. Lee Hall once said, “The point of theatre is transformation: to make an extraordinary event out of ordinary material right ...