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October, 2013

  • 15 October

    The Great Sustainer…

    “You have granted me life and lovingkindness; and Your care has preserved my spirit.” – Job 10:12 The book of Job is full of God’s promise of redemption and blessings… even in the midst of bitterness, those with a genuine heart for God continue to hope in His grace and remember His many blessings. God sustains us, even when we ...

  • 15 October

    Polk County Births for the Week of 10/6/13

    Misty and Rondal Mullen of Mena are the proud parents of a baby girl, born October 7 at Mena Regional Health System. Adreann and Moses Ndwiga of Mena are the proud parents of a baby girl, born October 12 at Mena Regional Health System. Ileana Cervantes and Colby Mcelyea of DeQueen are the proud parents of a baby girl, born ...

  • 15 October

    Bob and Ann Genzel 50th Anniversary

                Mr. and Mrs. Bob Genzel will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on October 28, 2013. They were married in Germany in 1963. They have four children and eleven grandchildren. Bob and Ann moved to Arkansas in 1998 from Dallas, Texas.

  • 14 October

    Our source of strength…

    “The Rock! His work is perfect, for His ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, righteous and upright is He.” – Deuteronomy 32:4 There is no Rock like the God of Abraham. He is solid, unwavering strength…no matter what happens. When we feel anxious and lacking the fortitude to face adversity, we can find all the strength ...

  • 10 October

    OLT Prepares for ‘Dial M for Murder’

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Alfred Hitchcock knew what he was doing when he picked certain books or plays from which to make movies. Probably the best example was Psycho. Another good one was the play written by Frederic Knott called Dial M for Murder. It is the story about a wealthy but naïve woman married to an unscrupulous, ruthless, scheming ...

  • 9 October

    Ouachita Writers’ Guild

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – After a three month holiday during the summer this year, the Ouachita Writers’ Guild, which meets at the Mena Art Gallery, is back in action and going strong. There are several new members and they, as well as the ones who have been with us for several years are meeting twice a month to improve ...

  • 9 October

    Less Commercials, More Television

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – I have written about the inanity of television before, but with this latest season of shows I’m compelled to do it again. For some time now, television has been our primary recreation, educator, trend-setter, and baby sitter, and today, there are more channels than ever before, and more ways to receive them – from discs, dishes, ...

  • 9 October

    Polk County Births for the Week of 9/29/13

    Danielle Smith of Hatfield is the proud parent of a baby girl, born October 1 at Mena Regional Health System. Mandy and Robert Castillo of Mena are the proud parents of a baby girl, born October 1 at Mena Regional Health System. Amy and Dennis Colbert of Cove are the proud parents of a baby girl, born October 1 at ...

  • 8 October

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – September 30 – October 6, 2013

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of September 30 – October 6, 2013.  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 ...

  • 8 October

    Faith Missionary Baptist Church

    By Michael Reisig By the description of its pastor, Tim Harper, “Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Mena is, “a small country church that loves The Lord and continues to grow together.” Reverend Harper is relatively new to the church and he his looking forward to growing with the assembly and doing good things for our area and for his faith. ...