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August, 2013

  • 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 ...

  • 2 August

    OLT Prepares for Praise and Worship Concert

    BY LARRY BLOCK – On Saturday night, August 17 at 7:30 PM, the Ouachita Little Theater (OLT), will provide its sixth OLT Community Praise and Worship Concert, where praise and worship teams from local churches take the stage to play and sing and provide inspiration to the community. This is part of the OLT Saturday Night at the Lyric (SNL) ...

  • 2 August

    Trusting Him with our Concerns…

    The Lord will accomplish what concerns me;
Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands. – Psalm 138:8 Trust, with confidence, that when we leave our concerns/problems at the foot of the cross for Him to carry and handle for us…He will and He does.  We are His craftsmanship and His word says clearly He will ...

  • 1 August

    Learning tolerance…

    A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. – Proverbs 19:11 A reminder that if we look for a reason to be upset, we can usually find one! Or, we can dig deeper and find greater tolerance in our daily quest to reflect Christ-like behavior. When someone is thoughtless, quick-tongued, short-tempered, etc., rather than get ...

July, 2013

  • 31 July

    Fiber Show Opens at Mena Art Gallery

    By Barbara M. Tobias On Saturday, August 3, from 1 to 3 pm, Mena Art Gallery will hold its opening reception for the 2013 Fiber Show. Displays will include anything made from fiber of any sort: knitted items, hand woven fabrics, quilts, needle work of all sorts. Remember the beautiful embroidered things your grandmother made? Embroidery has been used for years ...

  • 31 July

    Wednesday – July 31, 2013

    “I came so that you may have life and live it more abundantly.” – John 10:10 Sometimes we can be so consumed with chasing the lures of this world that we do not maintain our relationship with the Lord as our first priority. He desires a personal relationship with us so let us not lose focus on the One who ...

  • 30 July

    Polk County Births for the Week of 7/21/13

    Deantha and Carl Gibbons of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born July 22 at Mena Regional Health System. Shawn and David Erickson of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born July 22 at Mena Regional Health System. Christina and Thomas Shaver of Hatfield, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born July ...

  • 30 July

    Tolleson 42nd Anniversary

    Joyce and Buster Tolleson celebrated their 42nd Wedding Anniversary on July 29th.