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August, 2017

  • 1 August

    Polk County Extension Office – Educating and Empowering for a Better Tomorrow

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This clever expression is more than fishing. It’s more than eating. At its core, this saying is about education. When someone is educated, there is more than a transfer of knowledge, someone ...

  • 1 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: July 24-30, 2017

    July 24, 2017 Report from complainant on Baker Road near Wickes of an attempted scam involving social media. Investigation continues. July 25, 2017 Report of an ATV accident on Polk 61 near Board Camp.  Deputies responded. Arrested was Neisha Wikel, 24, of Cove, on a Warrant for Domestic Battery 3rd Degree. July 26,  2017 Report of a domestic disturbance on ...

  • 1 August

    Mena Police Department: July 23-29, 2017

    July 23, 2017 Report was taken of a verbal dispute between a local man and woman. No charges were filed. July 24, 2017 A local man reported that his neighbor’s dog got into his rabbit hutch and killed two rabbits. Case has been referred to animal control. July 25, 2017 Murphy Ian McKenzie, 21, of Mena was charged with theft of ...

July, 2017

  • 26 July

    Polk County Births

    Tayler Broach and Kyle Vaughn, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on July 16th. Joani and Robby Shaddon, of Boles, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on July 17th. Lesley and John Wisinger, of Grannis, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on July 18th. Arian and Christopher Robertson, of ...

  • 26 July

    Time to Prepare for Ouachita Expressions

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – This year Ouachita Expressions is scheduled for the month of August, with entries due at Mena Art Gallery from 10 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, August 2. It is time for local artists to be thinking about their entries for the gallery’s traditional judged exhibit. So break out your brushes, pencils, welding torches, chisels, ...

  • 26 July

    OLT Board Members Meet, Set Goals

    Members of the Ouachita Little Theatre Board met Thursday, July 20 at the office in Suite B next to the theater lobby.  President Rudi Timmerman directed the meeting and discussed several goals for the upcoming season.  One of those goals is to have regular set hours for the office in Suite B to be open to make it easier for ...

  • 25 July

    Mena Police Department: July 16-22, 2017

    July 16, 2017 No completed reports filed. July 17, 2017 Michael Hook, 57, of Mena was served an outstanding felony warrant. Officers responded to a call regarding someone trespassing at a local residence. Case is pending. Matthew Warren Hackworth, 32, of Mena was charged with violation of a no-contact order. July 18, 2017 Cheryl Lanelle Smith, 27, of Mena was charged ...

  • 25 July

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: July 17-23, 2017

    July 17, 2017 Traffic stop on Highway 88 East near Mena led to a Citation for Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License and No Liability Insurance being issued to Brandon W. Rose, 19, of Mena. July 18, 2017 Arrested was Hannah L. White, 34, of Mena, on Warrants for Forgery and four counts each of Failure to Appear and Failure ...

  • 25 July

    Polk County Fair and Rodeo Association – Providing Family Entertainment

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Tablets. Cell phones. Netflix. These are often the sources of entertainment for millions across America. What has happened to family entertainment? More and more ‘family time’ is spent around a TV, but this is not how it has always been. The Polk County Fair and Rodeo Association seeks to provide quality family entertainment at a price ...

  • 25 July

    Josh Bradford – Focusing on the Process

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – China. Africa. Vietnam. America. Each of these countries are different in more ways than somebody could count. The cultures aren’t the same, the languages aren’t similar. Someone from America would find it hard to go to Vietnam and speak the language and adapt to the culture perfectly. However, there is one thing that transcends cultures and ...