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March, 2017

  • 10 March

    Ouachita Little Theatre’s “Music at the OLT”

    BY RUDI TIMMERMAN – OLT regulars have fond memories of Jay Rodgers as an actor, singer, and director.  Even though Jay and his family have moved to BellaVista, his heart is still in Mena.  Not only has he continued to be an OLT member and season ticket holder, but now he has volunteered to put together a great musical program. ...

  • 10 March

    Bread Making Class at Mena Art Gallery

    BY JULIE VANDE ZANDE – Saturday, March 18, at noon, Barbara Tobias will conduct another class at the gallery on how to make bread. It will include a demo (with hands-on opportunity) of how to make classic French bread, the recipe, and lunch of the freshly baked bread, and two different soups. Many of you have probably sampled Barbara’s bread ...

  • 7 March

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: February 27 – March 5, 2017

    February 27, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 70 near Cherry Hill of damage done to their property by heavy equipment.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant on First Street in Wickes of a scam involving a vehicle, totaling losses at $1,800.00.  Investigation continues. Report from a Cove woman of being ...

  • 7 March

    Mena Police Department: February 26 – March 2, 2017

    February 26, 2017 A local man reported that his wallet and several personal items had disappeared from his residence. Case is pending. February 27, 2017 Report was made of a vehicle being stolen from a local mechanic shop. Case is pending. February 28, 2017 Brian Murphy, 34, of Mena was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest followed a call to a ...

  • 7 March

    Tommy Johnson – A Life that Counts

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Abraham Lincoln once said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that counts. It’s the life in the years.” What Lincoln meant was that one could live a long life, but never really live life to the fullest. In other words, when someone gets to the end of their years, what will be ...

  • 7 March

    Select Realty – Cutting Edge Service

    It is said that a house is made of bricks and beams, but a home is made of love and dreams. A home is more than just four walls. It is a place where children laugh, families grow, and couples think of the past and dream about the future. For many, a home is where all their dreams come true. ...

  • 1 March

    Young Artists Competition

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery is holding its annual art competition for young artists in April. If you are between the ages of 5 and 17 (including 18 if still in high school), this one is for you! Older than that? Do you know of a young person who is a budding artist? Tell them about this ...

  • 1 March

    Cast Selected for OLT’s Mary Poppins

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The directors of Mary Poppins, the next OLT musical, have announced their cast following three days of auditions that included the budding talents of 65 actors and actresses. “The multitude of talent and enthusiasm displayed is a mixed blessing for those of us who are charged with deciding on who is cast in what role. There ...

February, 2017

  • 28 February

    Fred Ogden – Coming Home

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Margaret Elizabeth Sangster once said, “There’s nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.” Home is not necessarily a town or a destination, but a place that is warm with smiles and love from family and friends. Fond memories from the past help shape the places that people call home. For Fred Ogden, Mena is home, ...

  • 28 February

    Dr. P.C. Roberts – Personal Care Through Outpatient Veterinary Medicine

    BY LOGAN MCCOUTNEY – Dogs have been called man’s best friend. There is nothing more fun growing up than enjoying the friendship of your dog while you play in the yard. Some families aren’t complete without a cat or dog. Dr. P.C. Roberts understands the special place that pets have in families and has spent a majority of his life ...