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January, 2014

  • 3 January

    Humor

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Over the years I’ve written quite a bit of humor and still I don’t quite understand it – the variety of forms and the contrasting views on what’s funny and what’s not. The American writer E.B. White once said, “Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” ...

  • 2 January

    OLT Reflects on Busy 2013

    BY LARRY BLOCK – It has been another good year for the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT). The theater has provided a lot of entertainment and enrichment to the community with a wide variety of plays, musical events, workshops, and outreach programs. The year started with the second annual version of The OLT Goes Dancing directed by OLT Board member Jennifer ...

  • 1 January

    Brand New You for a Brand New Year!

    “Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. 19 “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it?…” – Isaiah 43:18-19 Surrender your life to the Lord and be transformed into a brand new you for a brand new year! Let Him redeem your past to use ...

December, 2013

  • 31 December

    Gary Newcomb – Retiring from Banking Career

    BY JACLYN ROSE – A self-proclaimed “Arkansas Man”, Gary Newcomb was born in California but moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas at a young age.  “We are “Arkansas People” who spent a little time in California.  I’ve always considered Arkansas to be my home.”  Newcomb graduated from Hot Springs High and went on to Henderson State University to begin his post ...

  • 31 December

    Chameleon Arts

    BY JACLYN ROSE – A chameleon is a brightly colored animal with the ability to change its color to fit its surroundings, this is the inspiration the animal loving, Shana Bush used when naming her new craft shop.  “My vision was a place that allowed people to be creative without it being scary.  I enjoy many different types of crafts ...

  • 30 December

    Yessenia Garcia and Dakota Rapp Wedding

    Ms. Tressa Mercado would like to announce the upcoming marriage of her daughter Yessenia Joel Garcia to Dakota Wendell Rapp, son of Ken & Melissa Rapp. The Bride is the granddaughter of the late Josephine Stricklin and Charles & Norma Stricklin. The groom is the grandson of Wendell & Esther Rapp. The ceremony and reception will be at Grace Bible ...

  • 30 December

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – December 9 – 29, 2013

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the weeks of December 9 – December 22, 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 ...

  • 30 December

    Mena Police Department – December 8 – 28, 2013

    The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the weeks of December 8 – December 28, 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 dismissed or ...

  • 30 December

    That One Day…

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Bonnie and I were sitting on the porch the other day and she was rubbing her shoulder, complaining how it was bothering her again. Years ago we were playing tennis and she had tripped moving into a backhand shot, falling on her arm and damaging the nerve in her shoulder. It never really healed properly. “That ...

  • 30 December

    Wayne and Florella Miller 50th Anniversary

      Wayne and Florella Miller will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary at Cove Community Center on January 4, 2014 from 3 – 5 p.m. Come join them in celebrating their 50 years together.