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October, 2013

  • 15 October

    Dial M for Murder Starts This Weekend at OLT

    BY LARRY BLOCK – This Friday night, October 18, at 7:30 PM, at the Ouachita Little Theatre, (OLT), is the long-awaited debut of the play by Frederick Knott, that ended up in the wonderful Alfred Hitchcock movie, Dial M for Murder. It is the story about a wealthy but naïve woman married to an unscrupulous, ruthless, scheming man who is ...

  • 15 October

    Mena Police Department – October 6 – 12

    The following information was received from the Mena Police Department.  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 will ...

  • 15 October

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – October 7 – 13

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of October 7 – October 13, 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 ...

  • 15 October

    Joe Quinn – School Resource Officer

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Joe Quinn has accomplished quite a bit in his young life so far – he is a Mena officer, he has attended and graduated SWAT School, he’s a Certified Police Instructor, a Glock Firearms Instructor, and a Taser Instructor, but one of the things he’s most proud of is the opportunity to serve and protect the ...

  • 15 October

    Dream Spinners Christian Dance Company

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Dream Spinners Christian Dance Company is the long-time dream of Hatfield resident, Candace Riner. As a child living in Dardanelle, Riner was extremely introverted often hiding behind and tightly clinging to her Daddy’s leg in public. At age five, her parents enrolled her in baton twirling lessons in hopes that it would help with her shyness. Riner ...

  • 15 October

    The Great Sustainer…

    “You have granted me life and lovingkindness; and Your care has preserved my spirit.” – Job 10:12 The book of Job is full of God’s promise of redemption and blessings… even in the midst of bitterness, those with a genuine heart for God continue to hope in His grace and remember His many blessings. God sustains us, even when we ...

  • 15 October

    Polk County Births for the Week of 10/6/13

    Misty and Rondal Mullen of Mena are the proud parents of a baby girl, born October 7 at Mena Regional Health System. Adreann and Moses Ndwiga of Mena are the proud parents of a baby girl, born October 12 at Mena Regional Health System. Ileana Cervantes and Colby Mcelyea of DeQueen are the proud parents of a baby girl, born ...

  • 15 October

    Bob and Ann Genzel 50th Anniversary

                Mr. and Mrs. Bob Genzel will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on October 28, 2013. They were married in Germany in 1963. They have four children and eleven grandchildren. Bob and Ann moved to Arkansas in 1998 from Dallas, Texas.

  • 14 October

    Our source of strength…

    “The Rock! His work is perfect, for His ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, righteous and upright is He.” – Deuteronomy 32:4 There is no Rock like the God of Abraham. He is solid, unwavering strength…no matter what happens. When we feel anxious and lacking the fortitude to face adversity, we can find all the strength ...

  • 10 October

    OLT Prepares for ‘Dial M for Murder’

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Alfred Hitchcock knew what he was doing when he picked certain books or plays from which to make movies. Probably the best example was Psycho. Another good one was the play written by Frederic Knott called Dial M for Murder. It is the story about a wealthy but naïve woman married to an unscrupulous, ruthless, scheming ...