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August, 2013

  • 6 August

    Mena Police Department July 28 – August 3, 2013

    July 28, 2013 Brandi Fay Sanders, 26, of Mena was charged with third degree battery after a call to a local mobile home park regarding a disturbance. A 17-year-old Mena youth was charged with assault on a family member and interference with emergency communications after a call to a local residence.  July 29, 2013 Report was taken of an altercation ...

  • 6 August

    Honor, And The Weight Of Our Word

    BY MICHAEL REISIG When I watch old movies and read novels of ancient places I am reminded of how important honor was to people in earlier times. How often I see or read of people giving their word through a handshake or taking an oath on a saint or in the name of their king, or being forced to take ...

  • 6 August

    Pride is a thief of blessings…

    All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. – 1 PETER 5:5 God has created each of us uniquely to serve Him and build His kingdom…so are you willing to do WHATEVER He calls you to do? Whether it is to teach a class to ...

  • 5 August

    Welcome Brastyn Allen Lee Vespie

    Doug & Brittney Vespie of Cove, Arkansas are the proud parents of a baby boy named Brastyn Allen Lee Vespie. Brastyn was born July 17, 2013 at 3:03 p.m. at Mena Regional Health System and weighed 8 pounds 13 1/2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Proud grandparents are Donald & Darlene Burk of Cove and Dave & Cheryl ...

  • 5 August

    Brittany Shelby and Tyler Boydstun Engagement/Wedding

    Brittany Shelby and Tyler Boydstun, along with their families, are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Brittany makes her home in Nashville, TN. She is the daughter of Katrina Phillips and the late Kevin Shelby. Her grandparents are Bill and Joyce Thornton, Donald Jackson, Sr., and Nan Shelby. Tyler, formerly from Mena, AR, is the son of Morris ...

  • 5 August

    Deramus Family Reunion

    The Deramus Family Reunion will be held September 1, 2013 at McMillan Park Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your favorite dish and dessert.

  • 5 August

    RMCC Theatre Department to Hold Auditions for The Dining Room

    The Rich Mountain Community College Theatre Department will be holding auditions for The Dining Room, by A.R. Gurney. Auditions will be held August 12 – 23, 2013. Those auditioning should expect to read several scenes from the play but no experience is needed to audition. Actors will portray a wide array of diverse characters in a play comprised of vignettes ...

  • 5 August

    What is our motivation?

    If I give all my possessions to feed the poor and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. – 1 CORINTHIANS 13:3 It is necessary, sometimes, to test our motivations for everything we do.  Are we living our lives and possessions in sacrifice because of our eternal love and obedience ...

  • 4 August

    The Penuel Assembly of God

    BY MICHAEL REISIG –   The Penuel Assembly of God Church was organized when a group of people wanted a Pentecostal church of their own, and began a weekly prayer meeting. After much prayer and personal effort, the home mission bought land for the church and Jason and Joyce Smith were appointed by the District to be the first pastors. ...

  • 2 August

    Fiber Arts Show at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Perhaps you, too, have heard that fiber art is a dying skill—something only our grandmothers do. There is certainly a world of evidence at the gallery during August that proves it simply “ain’t so.” From the heirloom crochet bedspread that Rae Grasso brought (begun in 1904 and finished in 2001 by a descendent of the ...