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September, 2013

  • 23 September

    Polk County Births for the Week of 9/15/13

    Maria and Jimmy Dilbert of Mena are the proud parents of a baby girl, born September 16 at Mena Regional Health System. Misty and Jeffery McDonald of DeQueen are the proud parents of two baby boys, born September 17 at Mena Regional Health System. Tiffany Worrell of Garvin, OK is the proud parent of a baby girl, born September 17 ...

  • 19 September

    Things are Hopping at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – As I’m sure many of you know, we are first and foremost an art gallery: We have different exhibits almost every month so there is always something interesting and beautiful on the walls. Right now it is the annual Ouachita Expressions competition. But that’s only the beginning: there’s something going on almost every day. Art ...

  • 18 September

    Children’s Art Classes at Mena Art Gallery

    BY NIKI DEMPSEY – Mena Art Gallery and I would like to invite children (ages 6 through 12) to join me on the second Saturday of each month, from 1 to 3 pm, for art class. Boys and girls are both welcome. Class cost is only $2 per child (to help cover cost of supplies). Space is limited to ten ...

  • 17 September

    Past, Present, and Future

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – It seems nowadays we spend more time recalling the past and worrying about the future, and less time living in the present. It’s a lot like rushing through dinner so you can get to dessert. But the truth is, dessert isn’t going anywhere, and all you’re really managing to do is make dinner less of an ...

  • 17 September

    Visitors and Community to Experience OLT Showcase

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Wednesday night, September 18, at 7:30 PM, the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) will present a rare showcase of the wide variety of entertainment and enrichment that the theater offers to the community. This event, organized and hosted by OLT VP Rudi Timmerman, with OLT president Tim Hesse, was put together for two purposes. One is to ...

  • 17 September

    Sean Couch – Teaching Children Well

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Sean Couch is the principal of Acorn High School, but it’s been a long road to that position, and along the way Couch has learned much. Now he tries to pass on some of those lessons to his students, not just regarding learning, but life. Couch was born in Nashville, Ark. His father was a Baptist ...

  • 17 September

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – September 9 -15, 2013

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of September 9 – September 15, 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 ...

  • 17 September

    Mena Police Department – September 1 – 14, 2013

    September 1, 2013 A local couple reported a cell phone missing from the console of their car.  A 10-year-old boy was charged with the theft. An 11-year-old girl was cited for theft of property after a cell phone was stolen from a vehicle.  The girl admitted to taking the phone. September 2, 2013 A local man reported the theft of ...

  • 17 September

    Polk County Births for the Week of 9/8/13

    Amanda Stephens and James Curtis of DeQueen are the proud parents of a baby girl, born September 10 at Mena Regional Health System. Kaylynne Renard and David Bunyard of Mena are the proud parents of a baby girl, born September 10 at Mena Regional Health System. Michelle and David Cox of Mena are the proud parents of a baby boy, ...

  • 13 September

    Not Just Chicken

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – If you’re looking for good food at prices that won’t break the family budget, Mena has a new store that can help you out. Not Just Chicken, located in the Papa’s Mexican Café plaza on Highway 71 South, lives up to its name, providing a variety of meats and prepared foods that the family will find ...