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April, 2014

  • 22 April

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – April 14 – 20, 2014

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of April 14 – April 20, 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 ...

  • 21 April

    Ouachita Mountain Martial Arts

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.  The idea behind the sport is that larger opponents have an advantage because they are taller, stronger and able to reach better.  When one brings the fight to the ground, it allows an experienced ...

  • 21 April

    Angela Trammell

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Angela Trammell was born in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany and is the first and only member of her family to move to the United States.  “Growing up in Germany I really loved to be outside.  We have all four seasons but when there was snow on the ground and it was freezing cold we would still go outside.  ...

  • 21 April

    Get Your “Just Desserts” at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Don’t miss out on the sweetest deal of the season: “Just Desserts” at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 26. Your $10 ticket will entitle you to sample as many different cakes, pies, cookies, puddings, and candies as your sweet tooth can handle. It also gives ...

  • 21 April

    Ticket Sales Set Records

    BY RUDI TIMMERMAN – Tickets for OLT’s Willy Wonka went on sale recently at Arvest Bank. Theodore Schoeppey of Arvest reported that 66 tickets were sold in the first few hours. The show plays Friday through Sunday, April 25 – 27 and Thursday Friday & Sunday, May 1, 2, and 4.  There is no show Saturday May 4. Since seating ...

  • 21 April

    My Favorite Country Sayings…

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – One of the first things I noticed about moving to Arkansas, years ago (aside from how everyone actually waved at you while going down the road), were the expressions country folk used. There’s just something about country humor that strikes the marrow of funny. I think it’s because, in most cases, it’s derived from real situations. ...

  • 21 April

    Welcome Kyelee Annagayle Horn

    Candace and Sam Horn, along with big sister Alexiza Grace are thrilled to announce the arrival of baby girl, Kyelee Annagayle. Kyelee arrived on March 21, 2014 at 7:45 a.m. Kyelee weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her maternal grandmother is the late Sandra Harvey; paternal grandparents are Debra Horn of Hatfield, Arkansas and the late ...

  • 21 April

    Mena Police Department – April 13 – 19, 2014

    The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of April 13 – 19, 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 ...

  • 21 April

    Polk County Births 4/12/14 to 4/18/14

    Sydney and Shaye Gilbert of DeQueen are the proud parents of a baby boy, born April 12th at Mena Regional Health System. Klaressa and Ralph Hobbs III of Mena are the proud parents of a baby boy, born April 13th at Mena Regional Health System. Ariell Robinson and Colby Miles of DeQueen are the proud parents of twin baby boys, ...

  • 18 April

    High School Winners at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – As usual, the student artists at our local high schools have done an outstanding job this year working in many different media and displaying both skill and imagination. The winners are: Best of Show: Ashley Ford, Mena High School, “Mein Neues Ich” Painting (Oil, Watercolor, Acrylics, Pastels, or Colored Pencil): First: Alex Landfair, Mena High ...