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September, 2017

  • 19 September

    April Dickerson – Riding for a Cause

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Finding a hobby that you enjoy is such a rewarding experience. Understanding that the hobby is a God-given gift that can be used to serve others can bring an undeniable and deep satisfaction. Such is the case for April (Lee) Dickerson of South Polk County, who recently was part of an event that raised over $121,412,000 ...

  • 18 September

    Mena Art Gallery’s Volunteer Spotlight: Missy Williams

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Missy Williams loves to knit and loves to help others find as much joy in “tangling up yarn” as she does. She volunteers at Mena Art Gallery each Saturday afternoon to lead the Fiber Arts group: several people who are enthusiastic about the various kinds of art that can be made from fiber. There are ...

  • 13 September

    Ouachita Regional Hospice – Care During One of Life’s Most Important Times

    BY LEANN DILBECK – There are literally hundreds upon thousands of websites and books on how to strategically select a career, but in many cases, the most gratifying careers select us or even call us. And that is precisely the case with the caring professionals at Ouachita Regional Hospice, who walk their patients and their families through one of life’s ...

  • 13 September

    40th Wedding Anniversary

    Rodney and Emma Lott will celebrate 40 years of marriage at an outdoor open-house style reception from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Camp Pioneer Boy Scout Camp on September 16th, 2017. Rodney and Emma were married September 16, 1977 at Mountain Fork Church.  All friends and family are invited to commemorate Rodney and Emma’s Ruby Anniversary. 

  • 13 September

    Polk County Births

    Lacey and Michael Forehand, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on August 25th. Jade Ingle and Rio Scott, of Boles, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on August 25th. Whitney and Kennith Kyle, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on September 1st. Brittiany Mendel and Jared Blank, ...

  • 13 September

    There’s No “I” in Team

    BY LEANN DILBECK – It is one most the most beloved and highly anticipated seasons, folks, and there’s an all consuming, contagious mania that seems to come with it. This season will stir emotions and excitement, all at the same time. It brings about a kindred bond among complete strangers and can simultaneously cause strain in the best of relationships. ...

  • 12 September

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: September 4-10, 2017

    September 4, 2017 Traffic stop led to Citations for No Liability Insurance and Fictitious Tags being issued to Cody W. Lane, 22, of Mena. Report from Mena Regional Health System of a possible battery victim.  Deputies responded.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report of a disturbance in Wickes involving a juvenile.  Deputies responded. ...

  • 12 September

    Mena Police Department: September 3-9, 2017

    September 3, 2017 Dakota Bullard, 18, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct and fleeing after an incident at a local mobile home park. September 4, 2017 Brandy Irene Holt, 36, and Vicky Lynn Cambre, 58, both of Mena, were charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail store. September 5, 2017 A Mena ...

  • 12 September

    Emily Huckaby – Embracing Technology to Help Students Soar to Success

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – With more and more advancements in technology, education is continually changing. Changes are made to help better engage students, but new technology can be used for more than student participation. Is it possible to mix new and innovative technology to bolster student education, while also serving the community? Emily Huckabey, EAST Facilitator at Cossatot River High ...

  • 8 September

    Small Works at Mena Art Gallery

    By Barbara Lewis Today’s trend in art, with artists, collectors as well as interior designers, has moved toward smaller sizes. As these are less expensive, most anyone can afford to own original paintings by up and coming or even well established artists. Even in the smallest homes, one can have a nice collection grouped in a small space. “SMALL WORKS” ...