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August, 2016

  • 24 August

    Lisa Campbell – Carrying on the Family Legacy

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Hundreds of people will once again enjoy an annual tradition… and what some refer to as a ‘family reunion.’ They will pour into our community from all parts of the country and all walks of life to share a passion.  They will cruise into our community this week to proudly display their meticulously restored antique street ...

  • 23 August

    Polk County Births

    Kristen and Jacob Thew, of Mount Ida, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on August 12th. Jordan Dodds and Joseph Gonyea, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on August 14th. Teresa Barba Villegas and Isauro Gonzalez, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on August 15th. Brittany May ...

  • 23 August

    Cossatot Senior Center – A Place to Feel at Home

    BY RICK WRIGHT – The Cossatot Senior Center just north of Wickes, about one mile from the Lighthouse, delivers meals to the homebound, Monday through Friday, and serves lunch at the center at 11:45 a.m. The Center has music three days a week, played by local musicians. Bingo is held twice a week and they play dominos and build puzzles ...

  • 23 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: August 15-21, 2016

    August 15, 2016 Traffic stop on Highway 88 East in the Yocana community led to a 17-year-old female being issued a Juvenile Citation for Public Intoxication. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. August 16, 2016 Report from complainant on Maechler Lane near Board Camp of $800.00 in damages done to a garage door by an unknown ...

  • 23 August

    Mena Police Department: August 14-20, 2016

    August 14, 2016 William Scott, 18, of Mena was charged with possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of an instrument of crime after a traffic stop. August 15, 2016 Report was taken of a local woman refusing to release a child to the father during a court mandated visitation period.  Case is being reviewed by the prosecuting attorney. ...

  • 18 August

    Barrets Celebrate 50 Years

    CT (Red) & Linda Barret are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary! A come and go reception will be hosted at their home on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Well-wishers are invited to drop by and join this celebration of their love and commitment.

  • 18 August

    JOLT to Host Acting Workshop as Part of Third Thursday Downtown

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The junior branch of the Ouachita Little Theatre is hosting an acting workshop for youth as part of this month’s Third Thursday Downtown event. JOLT Into Action will be held this Thursday, August 18th from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at OLT. Snacks are included in the workshop that is for all youth, ages 3rd grade and ...

  • 18 August

    The Otters to Perform at Mena Art Gallery

    The Otters, a Women’s Drum Circle, will be performing at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, at 6:00 pm on Thursday, August 18. The Otters were formed in 1992 and is a multicultural women’s drum circle. It is guided by Lyn Dilbeck and Denie Westphal. Thirty women participated during the following eighteen years. Interested in a new direction, seven of ...

  • 18 August

    Polk County Babies

    Jordan Bingham, of Mena, is a proud mother of a baby girl, born on August 9th. Sabrina Miranda and Cristobal Martinez-Ferretiz, of Wickes, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on August 9th. Kerstan Willis and Eric Smith Jr., of Wickes, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on August 9th. Emily and Brandon White, of ...

  • 17 August

    Mena Police Department: August 8-14, 2016

    August 8, 2016 Report of a domestic disturbance led to the arrest of Blade A. Aleshire, 21, of Mena, on Charges of Public Intoxication, Possession of Untaxed Liquor and Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor.  Also arrested was Heath M. Spencer, 19, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of an Intoxicating Beverage by a Minor, Obstructing Governmental Operations and Impairing the ...