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May, 2017

  • 10 May

    Farm Bureau’s New Manager Honored to Fill Shoes of Predecessors

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Following the devastating loss of Floyd Clark, Polk County Farm Bureau has placed their faith in Tony Hooper to lead the company that has a hand in the lives of almost half of the county’s citizens. Hooper, born and raised in Mena, said he is honored to serve in his new position and plans to continue ...

  • 10 May

    Sonya Maye – Serving for the Good of Others

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – In a world full of marketing, public relation specialists, and networking, it can feel complex and overwhelming. The truth is, each and every person has a role in the world of marketing. People are marketing a product everyday, that product is themselves and the things they are most passionate about. Sonya Maye, Marketing and Public Relations ...

  • 10 May

    Polk County Sheriff Department – Protecting Polk County

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – They are the protectors of a community, the ones that ensure safety and bring justice. The needs of a community are almost always put above their own. Who are they? They are the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, a group of individuals who are always seeking the welfare of Polk County. It’s not just a job to ...

  • 10 May

    Mary Poppins Enters Final Weekend

    SUBMITTED – Mary Poppins opens again this weekend on Thursday and continues only on Friday and Saturday.  In addition, American Artisans is offering a dinner before the show option on Thursday.  Tickets for both are available at the theatre from 9 am to 4 pm. The first weekend was a big success with sold out crowds, and the audiences humming ...

  • 10 May

    Chamber of Commerce Coffee at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – On Friday, May 12, 2017, from 9 am to 11 am, Mena Art Gallery will host a coffee with light refreshments for the local Chamber of Commerce. The current exhibit at the gallery is the work of Patricia Trulock and Gilda Meyers: Artwork Along The Way captured in photos, pen & ink, carvings, and jewelry. ...

  • 10 May

    Mr. and Mrs. Rose Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage

    Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rose, of Mena, AR, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday with a private family celebration in their honor. Paul Rose and the former Billie Keen were married in Grand Prairie, TX, on May 11, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. Rose have been in ministry together for their entire married life, serving in pastoral positions in churches ...

  • 3 May

    Squires & Hernandez to Wed

    Steve and Vicky Squires and Phillip and Jennifer Yates are happy to announce the wedding of Brittany Hernandez  and Ethan Squires. The wedding will take place at The Noble Learning Center in Cove on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7pm. There will be a reception following the wedding. Ethan and Brittany will be making there home in Cove, AR.

  • 3 May

    Polk County Births

    Sokkheng Heng and Sry Johnny Ou, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on April 23rd. Sarah and Jonathan Fox, of Langley, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on April 25th. Laura Rogers and Shay Ahmed, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on April 25th.

  • 3 May

    Auditions for Next JOLT Production this Week

    SUBMITTED – The Junior Ouachita Little Theatre, or JOLT as they are known, have announced the dates for their next production, Tom Sawyer, as written by Paul Kester. Auditions will be held on May 8th and 9th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Ouachita Little Theater, 610 Mena Street. For the play, there are speaking parts for 8 girls and 13 ...

  • 3 May

    Mena Art Gallery Launching New Competition

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – Our national juried painting competition, The Art of the Heartland, is in its third year. Building on the success of that endeavor, we are starting a new annual juried competition: Small Works. We would love to see some of our local artists enter and win this national competition. For this show, image size must by ...