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December, 2017

  • 20 December

    Polk County Births

    Rebecca Hamilton and Leslie Gillaspy, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on December 10th. Brandi Hale an Tyrel Miles, of Wickes, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on December 12th. Amber Tallant and Zachary Espinola, of Watson, OK, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on December 12th. Kayla and ...

  • 19 December

    Mena Police Department: December 11-16, 2017

    December 11, 2017 No criminal reports filed. December 12, 2017 Rachel Denise Crow, 37, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct and impairing a vital public facility.  The arrest occurred after officers observed an altercation in front of a local business. Report was taken of a woman threatening a neighbor.  Case is pending. December 13, 2017 A Mena man reported that he ...

  • 19 December

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: December 11-17, 2017

    December 11, 2017 Report of a suspicious vehicle at a church on Highway 8 West near Rocky led to the arrest of Jessica M. Justice, 27, of Mena, on a Warrant for Theft of Property. Report of an accident involving a tractor on Polk 62 near Board Camp.  Deputies responded. Arrested was Walter L. Felix, 46, of Mena, on a ...

  • 19 December

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

    December 4, 2017 Request from a Mena woman for assistance with her 14-year-old daughter.  Deputies responded. Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Hatfield led to the arrest of Katina L. Maples, 44, of Mena, on Charges of DWI and Driving Left of Center. Report from complainant on Polk 72 near Yocana of the theft of cash and personal documents ...

  • 14 December

    A Moment From World History: The Innkeeper’s Decision

    BY JEFF OLSEN –  We are now in the midst of that time of year when Christmas is the focus, and the customary seasonal activities occupy much of our personal time. You know; things such as choosing the tree that is just right for that special place in the house, shopping for that perfect gift which he or she may ...

  • 13 December

    Polk County Births

    Valeria Cisneros and Rosendo Hernandez, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on December 1st. Brittany and Jeremiah Strother, of Hatfield, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on December 4th. Jennifer May, of DeQueen, is the proud mother of a baby boy, born on December 4th. Shawna Drew and Zachary Hamner, of Cove, ...

  • 12 December

    Mena Police Department: December 3-9, 2017

    December 3, 2017 Nathan Cole, 20, of Mena was charged with public intoxication and possession of alcohol by a minor. The arrest followed a call to a local retail store. Matthew Allen Shelley, 19, of Mena was charged with DWI, possession of alcohol by a minor, and careless driving. December 4, 2017 Report was taken of local women being harassed ...

  • 12 December

    Cathy Martin – “Doing the Most Good®” with her Retirement

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Retirement, as it so often does, opens the door to enjoying a long-time passion or even discovering brand new opportunities to serve and to give back to a cause whose mission is at the core of what defines you.  Such is the case with Cathy Martin of Mena. Cathy actually grew up in central Louisiana on ...

  • 6 December

    Polk County Births

    Juliann and Joshua Oglesby, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on November 22nd. Carolin Howell, of Topeka, KS, is the proud mother of a baby girl, born on November 23rd. Courtney Morris, of Mena, is the proud mother of a baby boy, born on November 26th. Hope Mitchell and Jovani Gonzalez of DeQueen, are the ...

  • 6 December

    Moments From America’s History – Remembering Pearl Harbor

    BY JEFF OLSON – Year after year, many of us probably remember dates from America’s history which are very significant, some of which have altered the course of history. One such date I include in this column every year. On December 7, 1941 the Japanese empire launched a surprise and unprovoked attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor ...