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October, 2016

  • 26 October

    50th Anniversary Celebration

    Larry and Ronell Oglesby will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on October 30, 2016 at 3 pm to 6 pm. The celebration will be held at 367 Polk Road 191. Bring lawn chairs. No gifts please.

  • 26 October

    Strother & Admire to Wed

    Steve and Liz Strother, along with Keith and Wanda Admire are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their children: Joshua Strother and Holly Admire. They will be joined in marriage on October 29th at 6 p.m. at The Loft in Little Rock, AR.

  • 26 October

    Megan and Matthew Hughes, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 14th. Kaylynn and Joel Vaughn, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on October 20th. Emily and Johnathan Smith, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on October 20th.

  • 25 October

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: October 17-23, 2016

    October 17, 2016 Report from complainant on Polk 79 in the Shady community of an unattended death.  The scene was released to the Polk County Coroner. Report from Mena Regional Health System of a dog bite victim.  The owner was advised to quarantine the animal for ten days. Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Vandervoort of the theft ...

  • 25 October

    Mena Police Department: October 16-22, 2016

    October 16, 2016 Eric Cearley, 23, of Mena was charged with operating a vehicle during a driver’s license suspension for DWI. October 17, 2016 Kizzie Elizabeth Brown was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines and court costs. October 18, 2016 Ernest Allen Pennell, 40, of Mena was charged with possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession ...

  • 25 October

    Country Express – A One-Stop Shop for Fuel, Food, and Fast Service

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Eugene Taff owns and operates the Country Express in Mena, located at 1146 Highway 71 South in Mena. “I purchased Country Express in November of 1990,” said Taff. “Business is going fine. We have great BBQ and catfish. You can eat in or take out. We also sell gas. We’re a one stop shop with everything ...

  • 25 October

    Randall Whorton – A Legend on and off the Field

    BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Bearcats play their home football games at a field named after this legendary coach, a man who has influenced so many high school young men on the football field and young men and women in the classroom for over 35 years. When the lights come on Friday nights at Randall Whorton Field, at Bearcat ...

  • 19 October

    Polk County Births

    Mandy and Ryan Rowe, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on October 7th. Jenna and Cobry Campbell, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 7th. Meagan Czarnetzki and Heath Sanders, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 11th. Maria Maya, of DeQueen, is ...

  • 19 October

    Christ Community Fellowship Places Bible in Foundation

    SUBMITTED – A group of CCF members met at 7:45 a.m. on October 5th at the building site on Hwy 88 E, for an informal but very meaningful ceremony, the placing of a Bible in the foundation of Christ Community Fellowship. To quote Pastor Lance Sawyer: “We have been working toward this day for a long time.  We have been ...

  • 18 October

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: October 10-16, 2016

    October 10, 2016 Report from complainant on Missouri Avenue in Mena of the theft of a firearm, valued at $400.00. Investigation continues. Arrested was Darrell W. Sanders, 46, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. October 11, 2016 Report from a wildlife facility on Highway 272 in the Rich Mountain community of the break-in ...