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March, 2014

  • 26 March

    Epic Tees and Trophies

    BY  JACLYN ROSE – Gregg and Tammy Henry were high school sweethearts who met in the 4th grade.  The couple graduated from Mena High School in 1985 and married in 1990.  Together they are raising five children, all teenagers, and their life is full and fun.  “Family is absolutely everything to us!  Our children always come first,” stated Tammy.  “I ...

  • 26 March

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – March 17 – 23, 2014

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of March 17 – March 23, 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 ...

  • 25 March

    Polk County Births for the Week of 3/16/14

    Megan and Dalton Carter of DeQueen are the proud parents of a baby boy, born March 18th at Mena Regional Health System. Laura and Vernon Wells, Jr. of Hatfield are the proud parents of a baby girl, born March 20th at Mena Regional Health System. Candace and Samuel Horn of Mena are the proud parents of a baby girl, born ...

  • 25 March

    Hammonds – Scheppmann to Wed

    Sherril Hammonds and Ariel Scheppmann would like to announce their upcoming wedding on May 30, 2014 at Royal, AR “Royal Ridge”. The groom is the son of Joe and Sharon Hammonds. The bride is the daughter of Cyndie Scheppmann, Paul Schilz and Jerry Hopper.

  • 24 March

    Creating Art Beyond Sight

    BY SHARON LONEWOLF – Visually impaired since birth, Cherrie Stanberry learned to see beauty from within. Her positive attitude helped her to break free from the constraints of being legally blind: “Don’t worry about what you can’t do. Keep going and focus on what you still have.” A self-taught artist, Cherrie has tended her creative fires for as long as ...

  • 24 March

    Ouachita Little Theatre Begins Long-Awaited Repairs

    BY MELANIE BUCK – In 1993, a tornado came through Mena and reaked havoc on many homes and buisnesses. Unfortunately, as the tornado passed, it took part of Ouachita Little Theatre with it, leaving the back of the theatre in shambles. Taking dressing rooms, part of the stage, and the orchestra pit, the theatre has had to make due ever ...

  • 24 March

    Schooner

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – I lost a friend today, a companion of over ten years. His name was Schooner and he was my favorite cat. It all came as a brutal surprise – he wasn’t feeling well so I took him in to the vet’s office, and found that he had an inoperable lung tumor. The diagnosis was more pain ...

  • 18 March

    Renoir, Pissaro, and Cézanne

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Continuing the presentations by the Polk County Library and Mena Art Gallery on Impressionism, we will be showing another half-hour DVD featuring Professor William Kloss on Saturday, March 22, at 1:00 pm at the gallery, 607 Mena Street. Professor Kloss is an independent art historian for the Smithsonian Institution and is an excellent and very ...

  • 18 March

    Murder in the Magnolias: A Winter Success

    From auditions to performances, and royalties to advertising, the success of a ‘winter play’ depends on many variables. It’s not always easy to break even or especially, make a profit. However, Ouachita Little Theatre’s adaptation of Murder in the Magnolias has proven that it can be done. The success of Murder in the Magnolias has been attributed to the constant ...

  • 18 March

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – March 10 – 16, 2014

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of March 10 – March 16, 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 ...