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September, 2013

  • 2 September

    OLT To Hold Rummage Sale

    BY LARRY BLOCK – The Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) will hold its first ever, giant rummage sale, on Saturday, September 7, starting at 8 am, and running till 4:00 PM. The location is the parking lot of the main branch of First National Bank, across from the Mena Train Depot. The categories of items included in the sale are: power ...

  • 2 September

    Susan Gibson – Artist Extraordinaire

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Susan Gibson is one of those people who has been given a gift from above. Even as a child, drawing and art came natural to her, and today she is an accomplished, successful artist. One of her latest works, “One Surprise”, is on exhibit this month at the Butler Gallery in Little Rock, after winning the ...

  • 2 September

    American Artisans

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – When you have lunch at American Artisans it’s like eating in an upscale art gallery, or an uptown deco-diner – works of remarkable art surround you while you enjoy an exceptional cuisine at reasonable prices. Owners Rick and Donna Chrisman are doing something they’ve wanted to do for a long time, and it’s working. Rick was ...

August, 2013

  • 27 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – August 19 – August 25

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of August 19 – August 25, 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 ...

  • 27 August


    BY MICHAEL REISIG – “Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw. When we are born into this wild, complicated, endearing, and challenging world, we are all given the same opportunity: To rip open the fat orange of life with our fingers and gobble the flesh until the juice runs down our chins. But not ...

  • 27 August

    Lawrence-Tudor Family Reunion

    The annual Lawrence-Tudor Family Reunion will meet Saturday, August 31 from 10 am to ? at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.  Pot-luck luncheon served at noon. All relatives and friends are invited!

  • 27 August

    Felicia Scott and David Maddox Engagement/Wedding

    Alyssa and Ethan Scott of Mena, Arkansas and Sarah Maddox of Evansville, Indiana are proud to announce the engagement of their parents Felicia Scott and David Maddox. After a private ceremony in January, the couple will make their home in Mena, Arkansas.

  • 26 August

    Crystal Mos – Community Volunteer

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Crystal Mos was born and raised in Ink. She lived in the country, her dad was a ranch hand, her mother a day care worker, and she grew up as a county girl. Mos graduated from Mena High School in 2002 and attended Rich Mountain Community College. She eventually took a position with The First National ...

  • 26 August

    Polk County Births for the Weeks of 8/11/13 and 8/18/13

    Marissa and Rusty Brothers of Harvey, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born August 13 at Mena Regional Health System. Brooke and Jonathan Maechler of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born August 16 at Mena Regional Health System. Jessica and Joshua Anderson of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born August ...

  • 26 August

    Fiber Arts Demos at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – August has been a month for the Fiber Arts at Mena Art Gallery. This exhibit, organized by Bridget Sigler, has demonstrated that none of the fiber arts—knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, embroidery, tatting—are “lost arts.” Check out our Facebook page for more photos of the work. It has also been a month of demonstrations of these ...