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November, 2017

  • 14 November

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 6-12, 2017

    November 6, 2017 Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Brandon S. Riddle, 26, of Cove, on Charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Meth/Cocaine and Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance, and a Body Attachment Warrant. November 7, 2017 Traffic stop led to arrest of Ronald G. Lowery, 59, of Texarkana, on Charges of ...

  • 14 November

    Mena Police Department: November 5-11, 2017

    November 5, 2017 Bennie Lee Anderson, 44, of Mena was arrested on three outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines and court costs. November 6, 2017 A Mena woman reported that she had left her wallet in a grocery cart at a local retail store, and when she returned, the wallet was gone.  Case is pending review of surveillance tapes. Ronald ...

  • 14 November

    Lauren Willis – A Community Pharmacist at Heart

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Pharmacists play such an important role in helping people heal and maintain a good quality of life. Many times, they are able to answer health-related questions — what foods, drinks, activities, or other drugs could have an effect on medication or what to do about a missed dose. Essentially, pharmacists help people with almost anything related to ...

  • 9 November

    COL. [RET.] Billy R. Wood – Duty, Honor, and Country

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Some heroes wear capes… others wear combat boots. COL. [RET] Billy R. Wood embodies all that makes this nation great… a love of country, God, and family. He doesn’t consider himself a hero in any sense of the word but he does consider himself blessed. COL. [RET] Billy R. Wood was born in Ada, Okla. in ...

  • 8 November

    Polk County Births

    Tara Young and Thomas Kizziar, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 30th. Tara and Ethan Davis, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 30th. Roma Potter and David Pajuodis, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 30th. Catelin Watkins and Michael Wilson, ...

  • 8 November

    King & Oglesby to Wed

    Chris and Patty Oglesby of Mena, would like to announce the marriage of their son, Tate Oglesby to Lindsey King, daughter of Chris and Dana King, of Pine Bluff, AR. The wedding ceremony will take place at Cabin Creek Lookout in Lamar, AR on November 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

  • 8 November

    Remembering Hearts Forever to Hold Planning Meeting

    Remembering Hearts Forever will host a planning meeting on November 15, 2017 at the Union Bank Community Room at 6 p.m. for their annual Candle Lighting Ceremony. If you have anything you would like to share or have an idea of something to share that could be done at the candle lighting, organizers ask that you please come to the ...

  • 7 November

    Mena Police Department: October 29 – November 4, 2017

    October 29, 2017 Tristen Shelton, 19, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct, carrying a weapon, and obstruction of governmental operations. Also charged in the incident with obstruction of governmental operations was a 16-year old Mena girl. October 30, 2017 A local man reported that a gun and some prescription medication had been stolen from his residence. Case is pending. ...

  • 7 November

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: October 30 – November 5, 2017

    October 30, 2017 Report of a domestic disturbance on Polk 482 near Hatton. Deputies responded. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Traffic stop on Polk 29 near Hatfield led to the arrest of Cheyenne N. Smith, 23, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. Arrested by an officer ...

  • 3 November

    Pennington & Rice to Wed

    Jordan Pennington and Robert & Ryan Rice wish to announce their engagement and approaching marriage on November 18, 2017 at 5 pm at The Pavilion in Ft. Smith, AR. They are both employed by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department and have a home in Van Buren, AR. Jordan is the granddaughter of Vickie and Steve Robbins and is a 2015 ...