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August, 2013

  • 26 August

    Fiber Arts Demos at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – August has been a month for the Fiber Arts at Mena Art Gallery. This exhibit, organized by Bridget Sigler, has demonstrated that none of the fiber arts—knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, embroidery, tatting—are “lost arts.” Check out our Facebook page for more photos of the work. It has also been a month of demonstrations of these ...

  • 26 August

    The Calvary Baptist Church

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – The Calvary Baptist Mission began in January of 1952, when members of the First Baptist Church realized that, due to the topography of the city, a certain section was more or less isolated from the existing Baptist Church. The mission continued to grow, and in May of 1966, the Calvary Baptist Church was formed. The present ...

  • 26 August

    Jewell Family Reunion

    The annual Jewell Family Reunion will be on Saturday, August 31st at 5:00 p.m. at the Vandervoort School Cafeteria. Family, Fun, Fellowship & Food!

  • 26 August

    Bread of life…

    Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” – John 6:35 For a truly healthy mind, body ,and soul, we must also be fully nourished by the bread of life. Food alone may sustain our bodies  but will not grow us spiritually. We ...

  • 23 August

    Laura Lee Williard Brings Music of EmmyLou Harris, Dylan & Baez to OLT

    BY LARRY BLOCK – As a part of The OLT Regional Musicians Series, Saturday night, August 31, at 7:30 PM, popular Hot Springs-based singer, Laura Lee Williard, will bring a live performance to the stage of the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT). Accompanied by local percussionist, Larry Block, she will perform a combination of songs made popular by well-loved entertainers including ...

  • 23 August

    J.D. and Rachel Frost 50th Anniversary

    The family of J.D. and Rachel Frost, formerly of Mena, are holding a 50th Wedding Anniversary reception in their honor at the Valley View Church of Christ in Greenwood, Arkansas on September 7 at 2 p.m.  Cards and well wishes can be sent to 909 Bonnie Bell Lane, Greenwood, AR  72936.

  • 23 August

    Welcome Bentleigh Ellagrace Vincent

    Ben and Kelli Vincent are the proud parents of a baby girl named Bentleigh Ellagrace born on July 23, 2013 at 11:18 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches long. Mackenzie Annabeth Vincent is her proud sister. Grandparents are Noel & Melinda Vincent, Audrey Hoffman, Ann Cook and the late Bob Cook.

  • 21 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department August 12 through August 18

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of August 12 – August 18, 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 ...

  • 21 August

    If you believe…

    “Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?'” — John 11:40 Do you believe all the time or only when it’s all going your way? Faith in Him must be a part of our daily lives…in the good and in the bad….we must believe that He is ...

  • 20 August

    The Potter and the clay…

    O Lord, You are our Father, we are the clay and You our Potter, all of us are the work of Your hand. – Isaiah 64:8 As our Father, God acts for our benefit in ways that our minds cannot always understand. We must remain soft and pliable so that we may be molded to reflect God’s goodness to others; ...