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August, 2013

  • 7 August

    Howard 60th Wedding Anniversary

    Virgil Howard and Willa Mae Ryals were married on August 23, 1953, in the Shady Grove community. In 1961, the couple made their home in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, until they relocated back to the Mena area in 2004. Their home was filled with three children, two sons Henry Howard, of San Angelo, Texas and Randy Howard of Hugo, Oklahoma, and ...

  • 7 August

    His plan is better…

    Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time. – 1 PETER 5:6 Are you suffering from a shattered dream or a sudden roadblock on your well thought out plan? You may not understand why the Lord has allowed your dreams to fail, but humbly accept His will, knowing His plan for ...

  • 6 August

    Mandy Godfrey – Helping And Enjoying Mena

    BY MICHAEL REISIG Mandy Godfrey was born in Carthage, Texas, then moved to and grew up in Arkadelphia, Ark., but she simply loves her adopted home of Mena. Godfrey’s father was a contractor for homes and businesses and her mother was a homemaker. She grew up and graduated high school in 1987 in Arkadelphia and went on to attend Ouachita ...

  • 6 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department July 29 – August 4

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of July 29 – August 4, 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 ...

  • 6 August

    Polk County Births for the Week of 7/28/13

    Jennifer and Auborn Mabry of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born July 30 at Mena Regional Health System. Natasha and Nicholas McCoy of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born July 30 at Mena Regional Health System. Ariel and Dakota Wagner of Bonnerdale, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born July ...

  • 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 ...