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October, 2013

  • 9 October

    Polk County Births for the Week of 9/29/13

    Danielle Smith of Hatfield is the proud parent of a baby girl, born October 1 at Mena Regional Health System. Mandy and Robert Castillo of Mena are the proud parents of a baby girl, born October 1 at Mena Regional Health System. Amy and Dennis Colbert of Cove are the proud parents of a baby girl, born October 1 at ...

  • 8 October

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – September 30 – October 6, 2013

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of September 30 – October 6, 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 ...

  • 8 October

    Faith Missionary Baptist Church

    By Michael Reisig By the description of its pastor, Tim Harper, “Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Mena is, “a small country church that loves The Lord and continues to grow together.” Reverend Harper is relatively new to the church and he his looking forward to growing with the assembly and doing good things for our area and for his faith. ...

  • 7 October

    Mena Police Department – September 29 – October 5

    The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. 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 that they have been found innocent and we ...

  • 7 October

    Kate Self – From Softball Star to Miss Polk County

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Kate Self is one of those rare ladies who is not only attractive, but carries a natural, open quality about her – she’s a real person – and today that’s fairly rare. Self was born in Mena, and her father works at U.S. Motors. Her mother teaches at Holly Harshman Elementary. Self attended Hatfield schools for ...

  • 7 October

    Jessica Reid and Matthew Podgornik Engagement/Wedding

    Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reid of Choctaw, Oklahoma would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Jessica Reid to Matthew Podgornik, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Podgornik of Greenwood, Arkansas. The wedding will take place on October 19th at The Country Wedding Chapel in Inola, Oklahoma and wedding invitations are being sent. Jessica is a ...

  • 2 October

    Burr and Laird Arrested in Connection to 2012 House Fire

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Mena Police Department has made two arrests in a 12-month old case stemming from a “suspicious” house fire at a home on Westmoreland Drive off Hwy 375S that was owned by Michael White. Alisha Burr, age 27, has been arrested and charged with Arson {5-38-301}, a Class A Felony, three counts of Aggravated Assault {5-13-204}, a ...

  • 1 October

    Polk County Births for the Week of 9/22/13

    Christina and Brian Williams of Waldron are the proud parents of a baby girl, born September 22 at Mena Regional Health System. Shauna and Jacob Wagner of Mena are the proud parents of a baby girl, born September 22 at Mena Regional Health System. Deanna and Matthew Andrews of Mena are the proud parents of a baby boy, born September ...

  • 1 October

    Brother Eudy Concert at OLT to Feature Kassi Moe

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Saturday, October 5, at 7:30 PM, the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT), will host singer/songwriter/guitarist Brother Eudy and his show, Songs of the Ouachitas. He will be supported by local percussionist, Larry Block and bassist Gerry Johnson, as well as showcasing the talents, both individually, and in duets with him, of popular singer/songwriter Kassi Moe, who was ...

  • 1 October

    Buschman Legal – A Bright, New Attorney For Polk County

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – There’s a new attorney in town and word on the street is, she’s going to make a nice addition to the area and the legal system. Debra Buschman was born in Dallas but the family moved to Hatton when she was four. As she grew up in the area she attended Wickes schools and graduated there, ...