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August, 2013

  • 16 August

    Mena Downtown Welcomes American Artisans

    BY BARBARA TOBIAS – American Artisans, at 615 Mena Street, is a completely new approach to art marketing for Mena. They will be opening on Tuesday, August 20 and will be offering both a tempting menu for lunch and as beautiful an assortment of fine crafts, comparable to anywhere in the upscale galleries in Hot Springs and Little Rock. Lunch ...

  • 16 August

    I cry out to You for help…

    I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me. – Job 30:20 Just because God waits to answer our prayers, does not mean that He has forgotten you or that He has failed to hear your requests. He works on our behalf, even when we cannot see His activity or feel His presence. Therefore, we shouldn’t ...

  • 15 August

    He has done all things well…

    They were utterly astonished, saying, “He has done all things well.” – Mark 7:37 Yes, He does! Jesus astonishes us all with His mighty works each and every day! But He also does so in unexpected ways and times, too! How great it is love and serve a God that in the midst of a chaotic and fallen world continues ...

  • 14 August

    My God will supply all your needs…

    My God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19 Learning to trust God to supply us spiritually as well as all of our physical provisions is what He truly desires for our life. Complete submission to do and follow as He has called us to do, even though handing your ...

  • 13 August

    Nat Nat’s Café

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Nat Nat’s Café is the latest eating establishment in Hatfield, Ark. The owners, Amanda Ruch and Brandy McCoy, will tell you it’s not based on fancy, it’s based on good food at reasonable prices, and they are living up to their word. Amanda Ruch said the restaurant is named after her daughter. Ruch was born in ...

  • 13 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department Report August 5 – August 11, 2013

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of August 5 – August 11, 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 ...

  • 13 August

    Let no one look down on your youthfulness…

    Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe. – 1 Timothy 4:12 Regardless of your age or how long you have followed Christ, your life can be lived as a reflection of Christ…the One who died on the cross for you and lives ...

  • 13 August

    David Alley – Striving to Make Mena Better

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – David Alley is one of those folks who got a good education, put it to work with a strong company, and was rewarded with a lasting career. But he had a history with Mena, and after retiring he and his wife came back, and by their very natures they began to find ways to help and ...

  • 12 August

    TEXAS FUGITIVE CAPTURED IN COVE

    [MENA] On August 7, 2013 the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Whelpley, age 30, on a warrant issued out of Kerr County, Texas for Sexual Assault 2nd Degree.  Investigators with Kerr County gathered information during their investigation that Whelpley had fled Texas enroute to Cove, Arkansas.  Moments after Whelpley arrived in Cove, he was arrested at Smith’s Grocery. Whelpley ...

  • 12 August

    Politicians, Ethics, and Intellect

    BY MICHAEL REISIG –   It doesn’t seem possible, but the recent events with Anthony (let me show you pictures of my last name) Weiner, and San Diego Mayor Bob (I’m just a hugger) Filner, you would think our politicians have managed to drag themselves down to a new level. But it’s really not true. You would be surprised how ...