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November, 2016

  • 29 November

    Michelle McGee – Passionate About School, Students, and Science

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Educators come in all types with different personalities and teaching styles, but one Acorn educator is a step above the rest, making the classroom a fun place to be, and somewhere students want to be. Michelle McGee, Acorn’s ultimate science teacher, was born in a Naval hospital in Virginia to parents that graduated from Acorn, as ...

  • 29 November

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 21-27, 2016

    November 21, 2016 Report from a Mena man of a potential scam that he received in the mail. Report of a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Polk 21 & 31 near Cove led to Citations for Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, Failure to Yield, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident being issued to Timothy S. Woods, 40, ...

  • 29 November

    Mena Police Department: November 13-26, 2016

    November 13, 2016 Report was taken of juvenile males on the roof a local business.  They were turned over to their parents or guardians. November 14, 2016 Myra England, 52, of Talihina, OK turned herself into authorities on an outstanding warrant. November 15, 2016 No criminal reports filed. November 16, 2016 Report was taken of a missing 14-year-old girl.  She was located ...

  • 29 November

    Yankee Clipper- A Place to Belong

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Dianne Rotter grins looking out the big glass window in the new Yankee Clipper salon. Her smile tells the story of a rich history of serving the people of Mena. After serving customers for five decades, she still has the same passion, you can see it when she talks. “We are excited and ready to continue ...

  • 22 November

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 14-20, 2016

    November 14, 2016 Report from complainant on Polk 151 near Hatfield of an unauthorized person on their property led to the arrest of Charles L. Dees, 67, of Mena, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct. Report from complainant on Polk 87 near the Ink community of the theft of tools.  Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 13 near Wickes ...

  • 22 November

    Toys for Tots – Marines and Elks Join Forces to Bring Christmas Cheer

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Toys for Tots is a nationwide organization that has helped hundreds of thousands of children since its inception in the 1940’s. In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved Toys for Tots as an official activity of the United States Marine Corps and an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve. The local Toys for Tots program ...

  • 22 November

    Lou Brooks – A Man Among Men

    BY MELANIE BUCK – If you are wondering what a ‘man among men’ looks like, then look no further than Lou Brooks, a humble, kindhearted man that has lived more life in his 83 years than most could ever dream of. Born in Willington, Texas in 1933, Lou endured a horrendous childhood of abuse. So horrendous, that as an 8-year ...

  • 18 November

    Christmas Shopping at Mena Art Gallery

    By Barbara M. Tobias – If you still have some uncrossed-off names on your Christmas shopping list, you will find lots to choose from this month and next at your local gallery: Pen & Ink, Pastels, Acrylic Paintings, Oil Paintings, Crocheted Afghans, Quilts, Multi-Media, Wood Carvings, Walking Sticks, Tote Bags, Purses, Jewelry, Metal Art, Photography, Dream Catchers, Wood Working, Flower ...

  • 17 November

    Southern Hospitality Auditions Approach as Eb Scrooge Prepares to Open at OLT

    SUBMITTED – The Ouachita Little Theatre season is loaded with activity for the next two months.  Not only do they have the wonderful Christmas show “Eb Scrooge” opening December 2, but auditions for the next show, “Southern Hospitality,” will be happening between the two weekends of “Eb Scrooge.” “Southern Hospitality” director, Scotty Jenkins, announced that auditions will be on December 5 and ...

  • 17 November

    Soup and Bread Dinner at American Artisans

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – This “Third Thursday” from 6 to 8 pm on November 17, American Artisans is hosting a fundraiser to benefit Mena Art Gallery. Many of you attended the last one and this will be just as delicious. There will be five of Donna Chrisman’s wonderful soups for you to choose from: Cheddar Ale, Caulini (Cauliflower/Zuccinni), Tomato Bisque, Chicken Enchilada, and ...