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November, 2013

  • 20 November

    Mena Police Department activity for the week starting November 10 through November 16, 2013

    November 10, 2013 Officers responded to an alarm call at a local bank. The area was secured. Officers responded to an alarm call at a business at the airport.  An employee was present and the area was found to be secure. Report was made of an argument between two Mena men.  Neither wished to press charges. Howard Wayne Blume, 18 of Mena was ...

  • 20 November

    Renewed through a grateful heart…

     For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.  Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:15-16 A large part of growing in your ...

  • 19 November

    A Nation of Noise

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Never before in the history of America has a society worshipped sound as we do. We love noise, we feed on all its myriad facets. We are uneasy if we’re not inundated by sounds of some sort, informing us, directing us, entertaining us, and distracting us. Quiet is disquieting, silence is frightening, we like our noise. ...

  • 19 November

    McDonald’s to Sponsor Junior OLT Christmas Play

    BY LARRY BLOCK – A local favorite has come to the aid of another local favorite. One local favorite is the Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT), the group of kids ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade, who participate in acting workshops and plays throughout the year.  They are performing their Christmas Variety Play this year, which consists of 2 plays, ...

  • 19 November

    Let our Hearts be Filled with a Spirit of Thanksgiving

    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. –  Colossians 3:16 Yes, Jesus wants to hear our petitions but we should also make it a routine to praise Him in a spirit of thanksgiving for His many ...

  • 19 November

    Legacy Monuments – Recording in Stone

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – The expression, “written in stone,” has a sense of power and finality about it, because, let’s face it, once you get it in stone, it’s there to stay. That’s a large part of what Legacy Monuments is about, but it’s not all to do with final resting places. The company has a lighter side as well ...

  • 19 November

    Cris Head – Framing Moments of Our Lives

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Chris Head will tell you his family has history here in Mena. His family came here from Germany by way of Chicago – “coming over on the boat,” he said, “like so many others.” In fact, his family was already here when the first train passed through Mena. Head attended Mena High School and graduated there ...

  • 18 November

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – November 11 – 17

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of November 11 – November 17, 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 ...

  • 18 November

    Welcome Brydon Chase Cearley

    Brydon Chase Cearley was born on November 6, 2013 at 12:10 p.m. at Mena Regional Health System weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches long. Proud parents are Jeremy & Lacey Cearley of Mena, Arkansas. Maternal grandparents are Jimmy & Karen Martin of Mena, Arkansas. Maternal great-grandparents are Mary Jo & The late J.M. Martin & The late Toy ...

  • 15 November

    Luke Alston and Deedee Randall Ozanich Engagement/Wedding

    Luke Alston and Deedee Randall Ozanich would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Deedee is the daughter of Coy and Bernice Randall of Vandervoort and the mother of Ryan and Drey Ozanich of Mena.  She is the granddaughter of the late Corbit and Nettie Ann Randall of Vandervoort, Arkansas and the late Otis and Ethel Willborn of Brownwood, ...