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September, 2016

  • 29 September

    National Juried Painting Exhibit Opens Friday, September 30

    By Barbara M. Tobias – Mena Art Gallery’s second annual Art of the Heartland exhibit will open Friday evening, September 30, with a reception and awards ceremony at the gallery, 607 Mena Street, from 6 to 8 pm. This summer, artists from all parts of the United States submitted entries; 50 of the best have been selected for the exhibit. This is a rare ...

  • 28 September

    OLT to Hold Auditions for Eb Scrooge

    SUBMITTED – Auditions for EB Scrooge: A Southern Fried Carol by Ian Mairs and directed by Ladonna Van Wolf, will be held October 6, from 5:00 to 9:00 and October 7, from 5:00 to 8:00 at the old Crossing Church on the corner of Maple and 12th Street. There are 28 parts to be filled from ages 6 and up, including a part for someone who ...

  • 28 September

    Polk County Births

    Casey and Andrew Long, of Caddo Gap, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on September 20th. April Parish and Travis Stovall, of Boles, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on September 20th.

  • 28 September

    Welcome Baby Mila!

    Mila Elizabeth West was born on June 8, 2016. She weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Mila’s proud parents are James and Jodi West, of Mena. Proud big brothers are Blayden, Zachary and Talen West. Her proud grandparents are Steve and Liz Strother, of Mena.

  • 28 September

    Kyle Cannon – Your Hometown Banker

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Kyle Cannon works for the Union Bank of Mena, he’s the A Loan Officer and the Branch Manager at the Wickes Branch. Kyle has been with the bank a little over four years and has been at Wickes right at three years. Kyle was born in Arkadelphia and his family moved to Mena when he was ...

  • 28 September

    Miller Veterinarian Services – Caring for Your Small Pets

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Miller Veterinarian Services, with Veterinarian Teresa Miller, is located at 2616 Highway 88 East of Mena in what use to be Dr. Pitchford’s Animal Clinic. Teresa graduated from Cove High School in 1984. “I originally received a degree in Business Managment,” said Dr. Miller. “I worked for Tyson Foods in the accounting department for several years. ...

  • 27 September

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: September 19-25, 2016

    September 19, 2016 Report from complainant on Windmill Lane in Board Camp of the break-in and theft of electronics, personal documents and medical equipment. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 33 near Vandervoort of the theft of an ATV, valued at $400.00. Investigation continues. Report from a Dierks woman of a missing 14-year-old female that was believed to be ...

  • 27 September

    Mena Police Department: September 18-24, 2016

    September 18, 2016 Report was made of an iPhone being stolen from a local residence.  The phone was later returned to the owner and no charges were filed. September 19, 2016 A Mena woman reported that her vehicle had been vandalized.  Case is pending interview of suspect. Justin Ivan Taylor, 28, of Mena was charged with battery, refusal to submit to arrest, ...

  • 22 September

    OLT Installs New Seats with Scouting Help

    CONTRIBUTED BY RUDI TIMMERMAN – David Chaney, a young man working on his Eagle Scout rating, organized several dozen volunteers Saturday, Sept 17, to install the newly acquired seats for the Ouachita Little Theatre.  Saturday was not David’s first foray into the project.  He and his volunteers had moved the old seats from the theatre several weeks before.  Both young and ...

  • 22 September

    Indian Tacos at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – If you’ve never had Indian Tacos, you’re in for a treat on Saturday, September 24, from noon to 5 pm at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street. Carolynne Cook, who is a member of the Cherokee Nation as well as a member of the gallery, will be the chef, and all proceeds go to support ...