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November, 2015

  • 26 November

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 16-22, 2015

    November 16, 2015 Report of a disturbance on West Johnson Street in Hatfield. Deputy responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. November 17, 2015 Report from walk-in complainant of ongoing problems with child custody exchange. Report from complainant on Polk 76 East near Mena of the theft of prescription medication valued at $100.00. Arrested ...

  • 26 November

    Major Marjorie Phipps – A True Patriot of Country

    In 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948 that established a permanent place for women in the United States military. Though female nurses were already considered permanent, this Act changed the role of women in the military and opened many doors. In 1950, the Unites States found themselves in conflict with Korea, a ...

  • 24 November

    Children’s Art Classes at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On the second Saturday of each month, from 1 to 3 in the afternoon, somewhere around a dozen children gather in the classroom at Mena Art Gallery and have a great time, while learning a lot about art. Niki Dempsey, the volunteer who teaches the class, is a talented artist in her own right, but no less ...

  • 24 November

    Mena Police Department: November 15-21, 2015

    November 15, 2015 Officers responded to a fight between a two local men.  The individuals were a man and his grown son.  Neither wished to press charges, and the son left the area. Officers responded to an alarm at a local residence.  The area was cleared and nothing was found to be amiss. Officers followed up on a call from ...

  • 24 November

    Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

    BY KIM HUGHES – Prepare for extremely cold weather every winter – it’s always a possibility.  There are steps you can take in advance for greater wintertime safety in your home and in your car. Avoid dangerous winter travel problems by planning ahead. Have maintenance service on your vehicle as recommended. Check the antifreeze level. Keep the gas tank near ...

  • 24 November

    Polk County Births

    Alex Wright and Jacob Cagle, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 16th. Amanda and Darrell Garrett, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on November 18th. Rebecca Cain and Matthew McGowan, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on November 19th. Michele and Charles Kincaid, ...

  • 24 November

    Edward Jones – Investing in You

    When Ginger Sterner’s father, Forest Ogden retired from the United States Air Force, he moved his family to Mena, the town he grew up visiting during the summer, and where he had originally met his wife, Shirley. Sterner graduated from Mena High School in 1977 and spent some time attending what is now the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. In ...

  • 18 November

    Closing Your Decorative Pond for Winter

    BY KIM HUGHES – When the leaves start falling and the air turns crisp, it’s time to prepare your outdoor water feature for winter. A few steps this fall will save you time and money next spring. Continue to keep the pond free of leaves and plant debris. Loose vegetation left in the pond will break down over the winter ...

  • 18 November

    Polk County Births

    Lacey and Zachary Rogers, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 7th. Alesha St. Germaine and Chad Terrell, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on November 8th. Francisco Trinadad and Julio Loaeza, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on November 10th. Elinei Serrano Llanos ...

  • 18 November

    OLT Gets a New Look on the Inside

    Ouachita Little Theatre has undergone extensive renovations over the past few months and is ready to showcase what’s been done. The lobby has been freshly painted and the bathrooms have been moved, made larger, and created more ‘visiting’ space within the lobby. Brad Storey and Scotty Jenkins have donated hundreds of hours of labor over the past several months, and ...