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September, 2013

  • 24 September

    OLT Showcase a Big Hit with Winrock Tour Attendees

    BY LARRY BLOCK – On Wednesday and Thursday, September 18 and 19, Mena’s Regina Walker brought a group of 27 people, the WinRock International Foundation Sustainability Tour to Mena, to visit with several local organizations to learn about their sustainability efforts. Additionally, the group enjoyed meals at several local eating establishments, including Spinelli’s Italian Grill and the new American Artisans ...

  • 24 September

    Andy and Tracy Youngblood – Living Naturally

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – The Youngblood family believes in doing things right, and living closer to nature and God, and it seems to work for them. Andy was born and raised in Polk County. His wife, Tracy, was born in Texas but raised in Wickes. Both of them went to Wickes High School. Andy was a couple of years ahead ...

  • 24 September

    The Shirt Shack

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – If you’re looking for a place that can provide you, your club, or your organization with great T-shirts and exceptional designs then you need to check out The Shirt Shack. Owner Sharlene Balkenhol loves what she does – creating designs that will catch people’s attention and offering the best quality for a great price. Balkenhol was ...

  • 23 September

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – September 16 – 22

    September 16, 2013 Report from walk-in complainant of receiving harassing text messages. Report from complainant on Highway 88 East in the Cherry Hill community of the theft of diesel fuel.  Investigation continues. Arrested was Bryan E. Sturgis, 46, of Mena, on a US Marshall Office Warrant. September 17, 2013 Report from complainant on Polk 67 in the Opal community of ...

  • 23 September

    Mark and Lori Lyle 25th Anniversary

    The children of Mark and Lori Lyle would like to extend an invitation to the celebration of their parent’s 25th wedding anniversary. Come join us as we commemorate 25 years of loving, caring, and sharing on October 6, 2013 at the Mena Church of God located at 2771 Highway 88 East at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Your presence is ...

  • 23 September

    Our Priorities…

    “I’m keenly aware of the Principle of Priority, which states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what’s important first.” Author Steven Pressfield. Priorities define a person – they tell you who he or she is. They offer what is valuable to the individual. We talk a lot about ...

  • 23 September

    Mena Police Department – September 15 – 21

    The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. 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 ...

  • 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 ...