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August, 2016

  • 2 August

    Kathy Adams – World Traveler and History Teacher

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Kathy Adams is following her life’s dream. “This is my reward for all the years that I worked in public school teaching secondary high school for 25 years,” said Adams. “I needed a change and this was the opportunity that opened up. Mrs. Naomi Thompson started this program. Rich Mountain Community College is the only institution ...

  • 2 August

    Union Bank of Mena – Hometown Banking at Its Best

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Union Bank has been serving Mena and all of Polk County since 1934. “We rose up out of the Great Depression,” said Union Bank President and CEO Philip B. Hensley. “There were bank failures back in those times. That’s basically how we got started. This bank was actually born out of a failed bank. The depositors ...

July, 2016

  • 28 July

    Mena Police Department: July 17-23, 2016

    July 17, 2016 A local woman reported that someone had “keyed” her vehicle.  Case pending. Report was taken of neighbors arguing at a local apartment building.  Neither wished to press charges. A local man reported that his teenage son was out-of-control and he needed assistance.  Case referred to juvenile services. Report was made of an altercation between a former couple regarding the ownership ...

  • 27 July

    Vendor Opportunity for Ouachita Arts Celebration

    CONTRIBUTED BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The Ouachita Arts Celebration will take place this fall on Saturday, November 5, and it will be bigger and better than ever this year: more artists, more music, and some fabulous cars. The Willys, Overland, Knight Registry will be bringing their restored pre-1943 cars and have invited Vintage Orphan Car owners (those no longer manufactured) ...

  • 27 July

    Kennedy & Standridge to Wed

    Wilson and Tanya Kennedy request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Autumn Nichole Kennedy to Jarod Ray Standridge, son of Jimmy and Lisa Standridge on Friday, August 5, 2016. The ceremony will take place at First Baptist Church, 811 Port Arthur, at 7:00 pm. Friends and family are invited to attend.

  • 27 July

    Polk County Births

    Virginia and Thomas Yandell, of Umpire, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on July 17th. Susan and Derrick Gage, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on July 19th. Lauren and Jeremy Thomas, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on July 19th. Amanda and Israel Alameda, of Cove, ...

  • 26 July

    Craig Cohen – Feeding the Hungry

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Across America today, there are people who see their service to the Lord as doing all they can do to feed the hungry. Taking to heart what Jesus said concerning ministering to those in need when He said, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat…” (Matthew 25:35) Mena’s Craig L. Cohen is ...

  • 26 July

    10 Minit Lube – Fast and Friendly Small Town Service

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Protecting your investment in your vehicle by keeping if properly maintained and doing it in only 10 minutes is the specialty for Brion Dickerson and his team of professionals at Mena’s 10 Minit Lube. Brion Dickerson was looking for a career change in 2011 when he researched a need in the Mena area and opened 10 ...

  • 26 July

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: July 18-24, 2016

    July 18, 2016 Report from complainant on Polk 48 near the Rocky community of the theft of tools and a canoe paddle, all valued at $3,250.00. Investigation continues. July 19, 2016 Report of a chickenhouse on fire on Polk 31 near Hatfield, totaling losses at $150,000.00. Report from complainant on Highway 270 near Acorn of vandalism to equipment windows, totaling ...

  • 20 July

    Third Thursday at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery is joining the Downtown Partners’ “Third Thursday” in July. The gallery will be open until 8 pm. In addition to viewing the “Sam and Barbara” exhibit of paintings, drawings, and photographs that will be on display during the month of July, Barbara Tobias and Victoria Dempsey will be demonstrating how to use ...