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November, 2017

  • 28 November

    Ashley George – Bringing ‘New Vision’ to Polk County

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A report released in 2016 by the U.S. Surgeon General estimated that one in seven people in this country are battling a substance addiction, and those numbers have only continued to rise. An even more astounding statistic is that approximately only one in ten addicted Americans receive treatment for their addiction due to the fragmentation in ...

  • 21 November

    Polk County Births

    Megan and Jerod McCormick, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on November 10th. Kylie Byford and Nathan Chitty, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 10th. Tanesha and Travis Chambers, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 14th. Deana Slater-Hughes and Bobby Hancox, ...

  • 21 November

    Mena Police Department: November 12-18, 2017

    November 12, 2017 Abram Levi Abernathy, 20, of Mena was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after officers were called to a local neighborhood. Report was made of two neighbors having issues over a property line. Case is pending. November 13, 2017 Officers responded to a local mobile home park regarding neighbors fighting. Case is pending further investigation. November 14, ...

  • 21 November

    Sanctified Design Studio – Much more than a sign shop!

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Being blessed with artistic talent opens a wide range of career options. For Jesse Garcia, owner of Sanctified Design Studio, his such talent has evolved into an entrepreneurial endeavor with aspirations to one day be his own franchise. Jesse relocated to Mena from Houston in 1994. According to Jesse, he had “been artistic ever since I ...

  • 15 November

    “Still on the Hill” and “Elf” News

    Friends and patrons of Ouachita Little Theatre and Polk County residents are being treated to a free concert on Sunday, November 19 at 2:30 PM.  This grant supported event through the Buffalo River National Park Service provides entertainment that also educates about our rural Arkansas cultural history. If you love nature, music, storytelling, and learning about people and places of ...

  • 15 November

    Mena Arts District is Alive and Well, and Growing

    BY RICK CHRISMAN – SouthWest Artists has existed for over 70 years in one form or another, originally meeting in individuals’ homes. As it grew, it found meeting and exhibit space wherever available. In 1982, it was incorporated as a non-profit, 501(C)3 corporation. The focus of our founders was to create a community of like-minded artists to discuss their work ...

  • 15 November

    Welcome Baby Zachary David!

    Zachary David Vorbau was born on November 1, 2017 to Alisa and Daniel Vorbau. He was 7 pounds 8 ounces and 19 inches. His grandparents are Loyd & Donetta Jenkins, Barbara Vorbau, and Robert & Trish Vorbau. Picture not available.

  • 15 November

    Polk County Births

    Raven Mitchell and Dallas Elrod, of Gillham, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 9th.

  • 14 November

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 6-12, 2017

    November 6, 2017 Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Brandon S. Riddle, 26, of Cove, on Charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Meth/Cocaine and Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance, and a Body Attachment Warrant. November 7, 2017 Traffic stop led to arrest of Ronald G. Lowery, 59, of Texarkana, on Charges of ...

  • 14 November

    Mena Police Department: November 5-11, 2017

    November 5, 2017 Bennie Lee Anderson, 44, of Mena was arrested on three outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines and court costs. November 6, 2017 A Mena woman reported that she had left her wallet in a grocery cart at a local retail store, and when she returned, the wallet was gone.  Case is pending review of surveillance tapes. Ronald ...