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January, 2014

  • 14 January

    Regina Lawry

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Regina Lawry was born in Denver, Colorado and lived in the same house until she was married.  In grade school she attended Denver Public Schools.  Upon entering high school, Regina transferred to a private Christian boarding school in Loveland, Co, called Campion Academy.  It was there that Regina met her husband and made lifelong friends that ...

  • 13 January

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – January 6 – 12, 2014

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of January 6 – January 12, 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 ...

  • 10 January

    Polk County Births for the Week of 12/29/13

    Rebecca Cain and Matthew McGowan of Hatfield are the proud parents of a baby girl, born December 31 at Mena Regional Health System. Amber and Trace Denton of Hatfield are the proud parents of a baby boy, born January 2 at Mena Regional Health System. Samantha Grahn and Charlie Scott, Sr. of Cove are the proud parents of a baby ...

  • 9 January

    ‘OLT Goes Dancing’ Starts Big 2014

    BY LARRY BLOCK – After the close of a very good 2013, The Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) is gearing up for an even better 2014. In addition to the three traditional plays and four Saturday Nights at the Lyric (SNL), there are a number of exciting new forms of entertainment and activities planned for the community, but to begin the ...

  • 9 January

    Exaggeration

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – I was sitting by the fireplace with a friend yesterday, drinking coffee and trying to keep away from the winter weather, and he was telling a grand story. I suspected that without a deliberate attempt to be deceitful, some of the story had been embellished, and given the situation that was perfectly okay. But the thing ...

  • 8 January

    Mena Art Gallery and Polk County Library

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – In January Mena Art Gallery is beginning a new program in cooperation with the Polk County Library system to bring you an opportunity to view DVDs on The Impressionist Painters followed by a discussion period. These are presented by Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution’s seminar and travel ...

  • 7 January

    Brooks and Ann Barron

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Around 55 years ago, a mutual friend of Brooks and Ann Barron thought they would be a good match for each other and set them up on a blind date.  The couple agreed and married a year later.  After 54 years they are a wonderful example of a godly marriage.  The duo are adorable together, finishing ...

  • 7 January

    The Cossatot River Ag Booster Club

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Founded in 1928, the Future Farmers of America is a fantastic organization that has a remarkably positive influence on young people in this country.  Likewise, 4H, an organization that began well over 100 years ago, has a stellar reputation for encouraging and building up youth.  Both groups are vital in Polk County.  In addition to teaching ...

  • 6 January

    Mena Police Department – December 29, 2013 – January 4, 2014

    The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the weeks of December 29, 2013 – January 4, 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 ...

  • 6 January

    Polk Sheriff’s Department – December 30, 2013 – January 5, 2014

    The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the weeks of December 29, 2013 – January 4, 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 ...