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January, 2017

  • 18 January

    Polk County Births

    Ashton and Heath Stuard, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on January 10th. Heather and Dustin Hopkins, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on January 10th. Haylie Chambers, of Wickes, is the proud mother of a baby girl, born on January 10th. Rachel and Seth Christner, of Altus, is the ...

  • 17 January

    David Dutton – A Model of Consistency

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Rarely can someone be found that has been working in the same job for ten years, much less forty. It takes a special and unique blend of character traits to not only work somewhere with that longevity, but to do so with consistency. Determination, endurance, patience…these are each qualities of a man or woman that is ...

  • 17 January

    Farm Credit – Enriching Rural Life

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Paul Harvey, the former radio personality, once wrote a speech honoring the hard working farmer in America. He said, “And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ‘I need a caretaker’, God made a farmer.” Paul painted a picture of the hard working farmer and rural life that has been ...

  • 17 January

    Mena Police Department: January 8-13, 2017

    January 8, 2017 Report was taken from a local woman who said that someone had been on her property yelling and swearing. No charges were filed. Debra Cannon, 59, of Mena was charged with theft of property after an incident at a local convenience store regarding a gas skip. January 9, 2017 Officers entered a report regarding a local woman having ...

  • 17 January

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 2-8, 2017

    January 2, 2017 Report of a disturbance on Highway 278 near Wickes led to the arrest of Carolina G. Slocum, 37, of Wickes, on a Sevier County Warrant. Report of a suspicious vehicle on Polk 74 in the Ink community led to the arrest of Wade R. Stewart, 42, and Danielle R. Stewart, 25, both of Mena, each on a ...

  • 11 January

    Polk County Births

    Kimberley Huff, of Mena, is the proud mother of a baby girl, born on January 3rd. Cheyenne Smith, of Hatfield, is the proud mother of a baby girl, born on January 3rd. Shawna and Dustin Powell, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on January 3rd. Tiffany and Brandon Smith, of Wickes, are the proud parents ...

  • 11 January

    Mena Art Gallery Receives Donation

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – The estate of Bob Carver has made a generous contribution to Mena Art Gallery, specifying that it should be used for operating expenses and for continuing the annual Art of the Heartland National Painting Competition. This will assist the gallery (whose mission is to provide art of the highest quality to the people of southwestern ...

  • 10 January

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: December 19, 2016 – January 8, 2017

    December 19, 2016 Report from a utility company that a substation on Highway 8 West near the Oklahoma State Line had been broken into and $9,444.00 in equipment was stolen. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. December 20, 2016 Arrested was Joshua B. Crow, 36, of DeQueen, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply ...

  • 10 January

    Mena Police Department: January 1-7, 2017

    January 1, 2017 No reports on file. January 2, 2017 Michael McKelvey, 47, of Purcell, OK, was charged with obstructing governmental operations and theft of property in two separate reports. Bryan L. Strother, 25, of Mena was charged with loitering and driving on a suspended driver’s license. January 3, 2017 Levi Luke Jeffrey, 44, of Spiro, OK was arrested on ...

  • 10 January

    Ronnie Wagner – Running the Race Well

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Life has often been compared to a race, more specifically, a marathon. Seasons of this race are full of joy, and other parts of the race leave people as if they’ve crashed and burned. The search for joy is something that every person has experienced. Ronnie Wagner spent much of the first part of his race ...