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January, 2016

  • 20 January

    A Special Valentine Surprise from OLT

    BY JUDY THOMPSON – As it is less than one month from Valentine’s Day, the Ouachita Little Theatre in conjunction with Mena Mountain Resort, invites everyone to the opening of Dearly Beloved on Friday, February 12, at the resort.  For the third year, the two are providing a dinner theatre event for the community.  Judy Thompson, director for the upcoming ...

  • 20 January

    Call for Entries for Mena Art Gallery Open Show

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On Wednesday, February 3, from 10 am to 4 pm, you may bring your entries for the Winter 2016 Open Show. This one is open to any media and any style including paintings, photography, three-dimensional work, collage, and drawings. You can either download the entry form from the gallery website: www.MenaArtGallery.org or drop by the gallery at 607 Mena ...

  • 19 January

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 11-17, 2016

    January 11, 2016 Report from complainant on West Boundary Road in Mena of an intruder in their home.  Arrested was Daniel J. Vela, 46, of Mena, on a Charge of Breaking or Entering.  Also arrested was Debbie M. Roberts, 52, of Mena, on a Charge of Hindering Apprehension. Arrested was Stephanie E. Thomas, 39, of Mena, on a Warrant for ...

  • 19 January

    Mena Police Department: January 10-16, 2016

    January 10, 2016 Zoey Bea Driskell, 25, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) and possession of schedule VI (marijuana) controlled substance.  The arrest followed a call to a local retail store. January 11, 2016 Report was taken of a local couple fighting at the home of a relative.  No charges were filed. Silvia Mary Ann Morris, 31, ...

  • 19 January

    Wes Lyle – A Testament of Faith, Family and Hard Work

    BY LEANN DILBECK A life-long resident of Mena, Wes Lyle is an incredibly and refreshingly humble man who is dedicated to his faith, his family, his alma mater and unlike much of the world, defines success not by wealth, fame or material value but by his abundant blessings.  His priorities are simple: God, family, and friends; and he is much ...

  • 19 January

    Ouachita Wellness and Sports Center, LLC

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Bringing health and fitness to others is the passion of Larry Wood, owner of Ouachita Wellness and Sports Center, LLC, located at 400 Crestwood Circle, in Mena. Larry, along with his wife, Sherry, purchased the business in 2010 and made it their mission to educate their clients about health and wellness. Both Larry and Sherry grew ...

  • 13 January

    De-clutter and Organize Your Home

    BY KIM HUGHES – January – the time to start fresh, clear out the old, and get things organized.  Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?  While many people have the desire to get things de-cluttered and organized, it is not always such an easy thing to accomplish.  De-cluttering can often be a very time consuming, overwhelming, and emotionally draining experience. There may be emotional hurdles ...

  • 13 January

    Dearly Beloved Cast Begins Rehearsal at OLT

    BY JUDY THOMPSON – Practice has begun on the very funny Dearly Beloved, another nationally performed play by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.  These are the same playwrights who wrote Dixie Swim Club which was presented by OLT last February to rave reviews.  In addition, Christmas Belles, also written by the same three, appeared at OLT as the ...

  • 13 January

    Mena Art Gallery: Membership?

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery is conducting its annual membership drive, and we are asking for the support of the people of Mena and the surrounding area. Here are a few of the reasons that you might think it is worthwhile: We bring the art of nationally and regionally recognized artists right here to Mena. We offer ...

  • 12 January

    Beasley-Wood Funeral Home – Adding a Personal Touch

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Beasley-Wood-Geyer-Quillin Funeral Home first opened its doors in 1928 and has served the families of Polk County ever since at their location on the corner of Janssen Avenue and 7th Street in Mena. Current manager, Sonja Kesterson, explained their history and how the business has idled through the ages to maintain their comfortable atmosphere in a ...