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August, 2017

  • 15 August

    First OLT Movie Night a Big Success

    Ouachita Little Theatre recently revived the Free Movie Night at the Lyric series on August 9th.  The feature was the popular musical, “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor.  The theatre was comfortably full and the crowd reacted to the show with appropriate laughter, applause, and appreciation for the musical dance numbers.  The concession stand ...

  • 9 August

    New Classes at the County Fair

    SUBMITTED BY KIM HUGHES – As the county fair approaches, we wanted to let you know about some new classes this year that you may not have thought about.  There’s still time to get entries finished, but only a few weeks.  Entry dates are August 29 and 30 for the Education Building.  See the fair catalog for complete entry information. ...

  • 9 August

    Construction Continues on Reflections Creative Arts Center

    Reflections, Mena’s Creative Arts Center, continues construction work in an effort to be open this fall. Sheetrock has been installed and the interior will be painted by the end of the week. Crews have already painted an exterior wall, added windows, torn out much of the back and upstairs areas, and plan to bring the building back to glory. Owner, ...

  • 9 August

    Summer is for Hot Dogs!

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery and Atwoods are teaming up to bring them to you. On Saturday, August 12, from 10 am to 2 pm, Mena Art Gallery representatives will be manning the stand in front of Atwoods. One dollar will bring you two hot dogs and a coke. All proceeds will go to help cover operating ...

  • 9 August

    Polk County Births

    Leah and Aaron Burt, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby girl born on August 1st. Misty and Dylan Linvillke, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on August 1st. Makayla Cripps and Shave Davis, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a,baby boy, born on August 2nd.

  • 8 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: July 31 – August 6, 2017

    July 31, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 181 near Mena of the theft of landscape timbers. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from a Hatfield man of inappropriate behavior involving a juvenile acquaintance.  Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Little Bear Lane near Mena of problems involving a neighbor.  Deputy responded.  Complainant ...

  • 8 August

    Mena Police Department: July 30 – August 5, 2017

    July 30, 2017 No reports on file. July 31, 2017 Jonathan D. Martin, 29, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines and court costs. James Clayton Shaffer, 29, of Mena was charged with theft of property and criminal trespass after officers were called to a local residence. Jack Allen Curry, 29, of Mena was ...

  • 8 August

    Marty Caldwell- Serving Local Veterans

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Ronald Reagan once said, “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” This quote is most certainly true and one that everyone can strive towards in order to make their community a better place. Marty Caldwell, member of the local Elks Lodge, fully embodies what it means to lend a helping hand. Marty has been ...

  • 8 August

    Polk County CALL – Working to End Foster Care Crisis

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – 5,000. It may not seem like a big number, but numbers are all about perspective. 5,000 fans at a college football game would be awfully low, or 5,000 people in a town is a small community. However, when 5,000 describes the number of children in foster care in Arkansas, that is not just a number, but ...

  • 2 August

    A Predator Among Us…

    BY LEANN DILBECK – I’ve generally always been an early riser, but over the last year, an insanely, frustratingly early riser… 4 a.m. early riser. My beloved Sophie girl, my fluffy, perky, adoringly loyal shih-tzu of almost 10 years was not… except for this one particular morning. I was cleaning out my refrigerator and she just looked at me with ...