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July, 2014

  • 1 July

    Bentley – Chambers to Wed

    Chip and Suzanne Bentley would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Kimberly Bentley, to Kelby Chambers, son of Joe and Tonya Ceniceros and Chism Vines of Paris, Arkansas. Kimberly is the granddaughter of Harold and Joanne Coogan, Clifford and Julia Bentley, and the late Barbara Coogan. Kelby is the grandson of Robert and Jacque Chambers, ...

  • 1 July

    Polk County Births

    Jill and John Egger of Mountainburg are the proud parents of a baby boy, born June 22nd at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith. Charlene and James Bailey of Cove are the proud parents of a baby girl, born June 22nd at Mena Regional Health System. Ashleigh Julian and Taylor Beggs of Cove are the proud parents of a baby girl, ...

June, 2014

  • 30 June

    Sheriff’s Department Issues New Scam Alert Warning

    [MENA] Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey has issued another scam alert for area residents. His department is encouraging everyone to be very cautious when giving out any information over the phone.  “If anyone asks you to go to a convenience store, a retail store, or a bank to purchase a Green Dot card, a prepaid credit card, or any kind ...

  • 30 June

    Mena Police Department – June 22-28, 2014

    The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of June 22-28, 2014.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have ...

  • 30 June

    Burr Changes Plea to “No Contest” in Arson Case

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Alisha Burr appeared before Polk County Circuit Court Judge J.W. Looney today and changed her plea to “no contest.” Burr was charged with Arson {5-38-301}, a Class A Felony, three counts of Aggravated Assault {5-13-204}, a Class D Felony, and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree {5-38-203a1}, a Class D Felony, in October 2013, stemming from ...

  • 27 June

    Pearce 50th Anniversary

    Emmett and Carolyn Pearce celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on May 30th. They were married at the Union Mission Church in Mena in 1964. Bro. Billy Dunahoo officiated the ceremony. They are blessed with four children, sons Ronnie, Donnie, & Michael; daughter Janet Wornick; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

  • 24 June

    Paxton’s Place -Bringing Memories to Life

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Scrap booking is a popular tool used to preserve memories for future generations.  Truly an art form, the skill and detail used in many of these books are nothing short of incredible.  With many tools, machines and materials available, each and every page can be unique to the event, or person it celebrates. Paxton’s Place is ...

  • 24 June

    Benny Weston – A Grade Above the Rest

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Born and raised in neighboring Montgomery County, Benny Weston graduated from Mt. Ida High School in 1979.  He then went on to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education from Arkansas Tech University. Weston began his career in education by coaching football in Harrisburg, Arkansas for one year before his father was injured in ...

  • 24 June

    Last Chance to See JOLT’s Summer Productions

    BY MELANIE BUCK – This weekend will be your last chance to see the JOLT production of two plays, Hansel & Gretel and The Secret Garden. Each show opens with Hansel & Gretel, a one act play, has a superb cast. The young children will amaze you with their ability to remember their lines and bring each character to life. ...

  • 24 June

    Plein Air Paint Group at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Early in June, several of us attended a workshop conducted by Bill Garrison—his work is on display all this month at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street. Hours are from 11 to 2 on Tuesdays, 10 to 3 on Wednesdays through Fridays. It was so much fun that we decided we’d like to continue it ...