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September, 2013

  • 3 September

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – August 26 through September 1

    August 26, 2013 Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Sonia P. Enriquez, 30, of Wickes, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. August 27, 2013 Report of a disturbance on Polk 71 in the Yocana community.  Reporting party left the residence before officers arrived. Report from a Mena woman that her 15-year-old son had ran away.  ...

  • 3 September

    Mena Police Department – August 18 through August 31

    August 18, 2013 Officers responded to an alarm call at a local business.  The area was secured. Daniel K. Urban, 23, of Waldron was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure-to-appear.  He was arrested in Sebastian County.  Mena city officers drove to Fort Smith and brought him back to the Polk County detention center. August 19, 2013 Someone slit all ...

  • 3 September

    Polk County Births for the Week of 8/25/13

    Patcy Martinez and Marcus Haney of Lockesburg, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born August 27 at Mena Regional Health System. Kendra and Aaron Marshall of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born August 28 at Mena Regional Health System. Katherine and Michael Mullins of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born ...

  • 2 September


    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Today we have so many campaigns to improve this, or stop that – crusades against sugary sodas, debilitating diseases, and annoying habits. Why isn’t there a crusade against stupidity? We’re always trying to crush evil. Hell, there’s a lot more stupidity in this world than evil, and its darn near as dangerous. Generally, evil has its ...

  • 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!