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August, 2013

  • 13 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department Report August 5 – August 11, 2013

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of August 5 – August 11, 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 ...

  • 13 August

    Let no one look down on your youthfulness…

    Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe. – 1 Timothy 4:12 Regardless of your age or how long you have followed Christ, your life can be lived as a reflection of Christ…the One who died on the cross for you and lives ...

  • 13 August

    David Alley – Striving to Make Mena Better

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – David Alley is one of those folks who got a good education, put it to work with a strong company, and was rewarded with a lasting career. But he had a history with Mena, and after retiring he and his wife came back, and by their very natures they began to find ways to help and ...

  • 12 August

    TEXAS FUGITIVE CAPTURED IN COVE

    [MENA] On August 7, 2013 the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Whelpley, age 30, on a warrant issued out of Kerr County, Texas for Sexual Assault 2nd Degree.  Investigators with Kerr County gathered information during their investigation that Whelpley had fled Texas enroute to Cove, Arkansas.  Moments after Whelpley arrived in Cove, he was arrested at Smith’s Grocery. Whelpley ...

  • 12 August

    Politicians, Ethics, and Intellect

    BY MICHAEL REISIG –   It doesn’t seem possible, but the recent events with Anthony (let me show you pictures of my last name) Weiner, and San Diego Mayor Bob (I’m just a hugger) Filner, you would think our politicians have managed to drag themselves down to a new level. But it’s really not true. You would be surprised how ...

  • 12 August

    Mena Police Department August 4 – August 10, 2013

    Mena Police Department activity for the week starting August 4 through August 10, 2013 follows:  August 4, 2013 Officers responded to a domestic dispute at a local residence.  A father and son were having an altercation.  No charges were filed. Employees at a local convenience store reported a gas skip in the amount of $126.03.   No vehicle description was available. ...

  • 12 August

    Polk County Births for the Week of 8/04/13

    Neisha Thornton and Jason Wilhite of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born August 9.

  • 12 August

    Ouachita Expressions Coming Up!

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS Ouachita Expressions has been Mena Art Gallery’s premier art exhibit and competition for over 30 years, displaying primarily the work of local artists (although the competition is not restricted to Arkansans).  We have seen the level of expertise of our artists grow over this long period, and are looking forward to another stellar year. We will be ...

  • 12 August

    OLT To Hold Auditions for “Dial M For Murder”

    BY LARRY BLOCK – On Thursday, August 15 from 5:30 to 7 PM, and Sunday, August 18 from noon to 1:30 PM, Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) board members, Jennifer Ogger and Scotty Jenkins will be holding auditions for the OLT fall play, Dial M for Murder that will be performed October 11-13, and 18-20. Ogger is directing and Jenkins is ...

  • 9 August

    6th Annual OLT Community Praise and Worship Concert is This Saturday

    BY LARRY BLOCK- It started out six years ago as the OLT Battle of the Church Bands, the brainchild of then new Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) board member, Larry Block, who produces musical events for the theater. It was never an actual battle, as the OLT shared the proceeds, equally, with each of the bands. While the name was perhaps ...