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November, 2017

  • 2 November

    Mena Police Department: October 22-28, 2017

    October 22, 2017 Report was made of a dispute between divorced parents over who should have the children. Complainant was advised to seek an attorney. October 23, 2017 No criminal reports were filed. October 24, 2017 Report was taken of the theft of several items from a local residence. Case is pending further investigation and location of suspect. October 25, 2017 A ...

  • 2 November

    Shelly Harvey – Leading Relay with a Heart to Find a Cure

    BY LEANN DILBECK Cancer is a leading cause of death around the world and its incidence continues to rise. Each year 12.7 million people discover they have cancer and 7.6 million people die from the disease. However, evidence shows that 30 – 40 percent of these deaths can be prevented, and one-third can be cured through early diagnosis and treatment.  ...

  • 2 November

    First Care Family Health and Walk-In Clinic – Quality and Convenience

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Mena has welcomed a new healthcare clinic to the community that offers a plethora of services and extended hours. First Care Family Health and Walk-In Clinic may be new to the community but its 13 healthcare professionals are familiar faces to many! First Care Family Health and Walk-In Clinic is located at 1706 Hwy 71 North, ...

October, 2017

  • 24 October

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: October 16-22, 2017

    October 16, 2017 Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Cove led to the arrest of Wesley J. Crump, 25, of Mena, on Charges of DWI and Careless/Prohibited Driving. Report of a disturbance on Polk 614 near Mena.  Deputies responded. Report from a Mena woman that a juvenile family member had not returned when they were supposed to.  Deputy contacted ...

  • 24 October

    Mena Police Department: October 15-21, 2017

    October 15, 2017 Report was made of a local man harassing an acquaintance. The suspect was located and advised to stop the harassment. He agreed. A local man reported that his former girlfriend and her current boyfriend were harassing him. Case is pending. October 16, 2017 Sheila Akers, 39, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant for failure ...

  • 24 October

    Knights of Columbus – Serving Community and Family

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn.  Based on the principles of charity, patriotism, unity and fraternity, the Order remains the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. ...

  • 19 October

    Christmas Gift Show and Sale Coming Soon

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – It’s time for all our local artists to get their work ready for entry in Mena Art Gallery’s annual Christmas Gift Show and Sale. The gallery will be accepting entries on Tuesday, October 31, from 10 am to 4 pm. Any media is welcome: painting, drawing, sculpture, fiber arts, and so on. There are no ...

  • 18 October

    Carnes and Miller to Wed

    Dustin Carnes and Mary Miller will be getting married Saturday, October 28th at 6 pm. The ceremony will take place at Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens, 4615 Hwy 8 West, Mena AR. Reception will follow. All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • 18 October

    Polk County Births

    Deanna and Tim Nelson of Parks, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on October 6th. Kathleen McHam and Steven Johnson, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 8th. Oliva Avila and Juan Lopez, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 10th.

  • 18 October

    Moments From America’s History – Folly or Foresight….

    BY JEFF OLSON – Alaska had quite an interesting journey on her way to becoming one of the United States. The first people came to Alaska about 15,000 years ago crossing the Bering Land Bridge. The second migration across the Bridge brought the Na-Dene and Eskimo-Aleut. They arrived in Alaska about 12,000 BC and moved through the north to populate Alaska ...