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January, 2017

  • 5 January

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: December 19-25, 2016

    December 19, 2016 Report from a utility company that a substation on Highway 8 West near the Oklahoma State Line had been broken into and $9,444.00 in equipment was stolen. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. December 20, 2016 Arrested was Joshua B. Crow, 36, of DeQueen, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply ...

  • 4 January

    Polk County Births

    Tonya and Carmen Olalde, of Wickes, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on December 20th. Amber and Ryan Tipton, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on December 20th. Mandie Stafford and Rodolfo Esquivel, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on December 20th. Emily and Logan McCourtney, of ...

  • 4 January

    Artists’ Garage Sale at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – January will see the 2017 Artists’ Garage Sale at the gallery. The sale will incorporate almost anything related to art: canvas, sketch pads, pencils, pens, paints, framing materials, or whatever you might need to create art of any variety. There will also be completed artwork for sale in lots of different media. If you are ...

  • 4 January

    Mena Art Gallery Starting New Fiber Arts Group

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – On Friday, January 6, 2017, Mena Art Gallery will kick off the new year with a new Fiber Arts Group, which will meet every Friday from noon until 3 pm. Any form of fiber art will be welcome: knitting, crochet, cross stitch, quilting, spinning, weaving, and anything else you can come up with using fiber of any type. Missy ...

December, 2016

  • 22 December

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: December 12-18, 2016

    December 12, 2016 Report from a Mena woman of an alleged sexual assault. Deputies responded.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Arrested was John D. Hillard, 25, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of a Schedule IV/V Controlled Substance and two counts of Possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance. Report of suspicious items ...

  • 22 December

    Mena Police Department: December 11-17, 2016

    December 11, 2016 Ashlie Nicole Dixon, 25, of Smackover was charged with DWI and careless driving.  The arrest followed a traffic stop. A 17-year-old Mena youth was charged with underage DUI after a routine traffic stop.  Also charged in the incident with possession of alcohol by a minor was a 16-year-old Mena boy. December 12, 2016 Report was taken of the theft ...

  • 22 December

    Rhonda Willborg- Strengthening Families

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Families are the structure and foundation for many children’s success socially, academically, and professionally. A solid foundation and structure can prove to be beneficial for years to come. This belief is held by Ouachita River School District and Rhonda Willborg, their Student Services Coordinator. The Student Services Coordinator is a new position at ORSD that just ...

  • 22 December

    Crider Aircraft – Working as a Family

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – It isn’t often that you can work somewhere that you enjoy what you do, like the people you work with, and you feel like your boss cares about you. This unique combination is displayed at Crider Aircraft at the Mena Airport. Owners Roger and Cindy Crider care about the men and women that work in their ...

  • 22 December

    Benefits of Membership in Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The Mena Art Gallery is a non-profit organization, primarily staffed by volunteers that have long been supported by both individuals in the community, as well as many businesses who have contributed time and funds to make the gallery’s exhibits and other services to the community possible. We have recently put in place a new schedule ...

  • 21 December

    Polk County Births

    Whitley and Logan Lindvigsmoen, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on December 9th. Elizabeth Ward and Matthew Hackworth, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on December 11th. Norma and Donald Scantling, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on December 12th.