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February, 2014

  • 11 February

    Lawana Callahan

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Lawana Callahan is a middle child, sixth in a blended family that totals eleven children and it is a position she holds very dear to her heart.  “I love being in the middle of my brothers and sister because I have managed to have a close relationship with all of them.  Family is so important to ...

  • 11 February

    Proverbs 18:21

    “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.” Proverbs 18:21 (MSG) Words carry tremendous weight. They can lift someone up… or they can tear them down. Pray today that only the words that represent His love and can be edifying flow from your lips. Even when disciplining or correcting or giving instruction or expressing frustration, etc., your ...

  • 10 February

    James Woods and Deanne Friend Wedding

    James Woods and Deanne Friend would like to invite all friends and family to celebrate their wedding Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Grace Bible Church, Mena, Arkansas. Reception will follow ceremony with music and dancing. James and Deanne will spend their honeymoon in Belize.

  • 10 February

    Polk County Births for the Week of 2/02/14

    Andrea and Scott Wright of Mena are the proud parents of a baby boy, born January 29th at Mena Regional Health System. Jacqueline and Michael Speight of Grannis are the proud parents of a baby girl, born February 2nd at Mena Regional Health System. Courtney Sullivan of Mena is the proud parent of a baby girl, born February 3rd at ...

  • 10 February

    Matthew 5:8

    “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 Praise God for His mercy because a pure heart doesn’t mean a perfect heart! But a pure heart does look to Him for direction. A pure heart desires only His approval and not the world’s. A pure heart feels convicted when falling short. And a pure heart will ...

  • 8 February

    Willy Wonka at the OLT

    BY RUDY TIMMERMAN – Time is rapidly getting close for the annual Ouachita Little Theatre spring musical, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.  Many readers may have heard that Annie would be the musical.  However, in order to produce these shows OLT must apply for, receive, and pay for the rights for the show.  Usually the only obstacle we face is to ...

  • 8 February

    Susan Gibson Exhibit at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The February exhibit at Mena Art Gallery will feature the watercolor artistry of Susan Poole Gibson. Susan has lived in Arkansas since 1995 and is affiliated with Mena and Batesville Art Galleries as well as the Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs. She has specialized in watercolor since 2005, works as a full time professional ...

  • 7 February

    Mena Mountain Resort Hosts Valentines’ Day Dinner Theater Mystery

    BY LARRY BLOCK – It’s not too early to make your reservations for Mena Mountain Resort’s (MMR) Valentines Day dinner theater event, during which they are presenting the debut of the Ouachita Little Theatre’s (OLT) comedy murder mystery play, Murder in the Magnolias, by Tim Kelly, directed by the OLT president, Tim Hesse. Tickets are $30.00 for dinner and the ...

  • 7 February

    Celebrity

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Throughout the history of the world, celebrity has always held value. In the early days it was monarchs and their champions – warriors of exceptional caliber whose deeds were woven into ballads and tales. Later, in Rome, winners of Olympic games established celebrity, poems were written in their honor, gladiators followed, and later, leaders such as ...

  • 7 February

    Michelangelo at the Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Since we can’t bring you the real thing, the next membership meeting at the gallery will feature a DVD on Michelangelo’s Bacchus and Pietŕ. And, as always, you do NOT have to be a member to attend. It will begin at 5:30 pm on Monday, February 17; admission is free. The DVD is a 30-minute ...