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February, 2018

  • 13 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: February 5-11, 2018

    February 5, 2018 Report from a Mena woman of an individual that refuses to return her vehicle. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. February 6, 2018 Arrested was Zackery W. Benson, 25, of Mena, on a Warrant for Violation of Suspended Imposition of Sentence and three Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court ...

  • 7 February

    “Godspell” Auditions, 4 Weddings, and OLT Movie Party

    SUBMITTED – February is a busy month at Ouachita Little Theatre.  Auditions have been announced for the spring musical production of “Godspell”, which will be held Tuesday and Thursday, February 13 and 15, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the theatre. This groundbreaking production originally debuted in 1971 and is based on a series of parables from the gospels of ...

  • 6 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 29 – February 4, 2018

    January 29, 2018 Report from complainant on Polk 22 near Cove of being harassed by an acquaintance. Deputy advised suspect to not return to complainant’s property. Report from complainant on Edgewood Lane near Mena of damage to a residence by an unauthorized person on the property. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from ...

  • 6 February

    Mena Police Department: January 28 – February 3, 2018

    January 28, 2018 A Mena woman reported that someone had used her debit card without her permission. Case is pending. Jennifer Hardigree, 55, of Mena was arrested and charged with DWI, second offense after officers responded to a call of a car in a ditch on a local street. Danen Dewayne Davis, 25, of Mount Pleasant, Texas, was arrested on an ...

January, 2018

  • 31 January

    Polk County Births

    Jenna and Cobry Campbell, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on January 21st. Kurstine Ross and Billy Bakert, Jr., of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on January 23rd. Elizabeth and Cooper Deaton, of Vandervoort, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on January 26th.

  • 31 January

    Tickets Now on Sale for “Four Weddings and an Elvis”

    pick up advanced seating reservations and tickets for their next production. “Four Weddings and an Elvis” is a comedy directed by Scotty Jenkins that is sure to entertain theatre-goers. Julie Ulmer, board member of OLT states, “Live theater is such a special treat in entertainment options. This production is very funny and would make a wonderful date night for the ...

  • 31 January

    Reception for “Portrait of Arkansas” Exhibit

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – This Saturday, February 3, from 1 to 3 p.m., there will be an opening reception for Mena Art Gallery’s first “Portrait of Arkansas” Exhibit at 607 Mena Street. Arkansas artists from around the state have been invited to enter their concept of what the Natural State means to them. There are no limits to the media used, so artists ...

  • 31 January

    Mena Police Department: January 21-27, 2018

    January 21, 2018 Officers responded to an altercation at a local residence. No arrests have been made at this time, but the investigation is ongoing. Rosie R. Arthur, 44, of Cove was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear from the Mena Police Department. January 22, 2018 Report was made of someone stealing a man’s banking information and forging ...

  • 31 January

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 22-28, 2018

    January 22, 2018 Report from complainant on May Lane near Mena of the break-in and theft of an air compressor, causing damage to several windows. Report from a Cove woman of harassment by an acquaintance. Investigation continues. January 23, 2018 Report of a disturbance on Polk 41 South near Shady Grove led to the arrest of Rusty L. Revels, 31, ...

  • 31 January

    Sarah Curry – Hometown Banking at its very Finest!

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A Forbes article recently cited that employee loyalty is at an all time low. reported 76% of full-time workers, while not actively looking for a new job, would leave their current workplace if the right opportunity came along. Other studies show that each year, the average company loses anywhere from 20% to 50% of its ...