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March, 2017

  • 21 March

    Mena Police Department: March 12-18, 2017

    March 12, 2017 Richard Chad James, 38, of Mena was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license. Charles E. Duff, 29, of Mena was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest followed a traffic stop. March 13, 2017 A 16-year-old Mena boy was charged with public intoxication after a call regarding someone lying in the highway. He was released to ...

  • 21 March

    The Dollar Family – Stewarding God’s Gifts

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – For many families, farming is more than a job, it is a heritage that has been passed down from generation to generation. Farming is hard work and is often weary for those involved, but it is a rewarding work. Many families have given their lives to this way of living, a life that is commendable. It ...

  • 21 March

    Silver Screens – A Great Movie Watching Experience

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Movies are a favorite past time for many families, a time to laugh and eat great snacks together. Many couples have experienced their first date watching a movie together after dinner. The laughter and cackling of small children watching their favorite movie is priceless. All these memories and many more are what makes watching movies so ...

  • 15 March

    Polk County Births

    Kassandra and Rodney Strother, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on March 6th. Cassandra and Michael Ralls, of Mena, are proud parents of a baby girl, born on March 7th. Sarah and Anthony Mitchell, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on March 7th. Codi and Jeff Pannell, of Dierks, are ...

  • 14 March

    Clarice’s Room of Hope – Giving Smiles and Restoring Hope

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – There are seasons in life that take our breath away, not because they are priceless moments, but because they knock us down. Suffering seems to be inevitable, it not only pushes limits, but like heat from the fire, it refines everything. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he ...

  • 14 March

    Tammie Minton – Joyfully Serving Polk County

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Life is busy, so busy that it is too easy to go through life without looking up to see what’s going on around. Tasks, even meaningful tasks and goals, can be distracting. Albert Schweitzer once said, “The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.” Tammie Minton, ...

  • 14 March

    Mena Police Department: March 5-11, 2017

    March 5, 2017 Melissa D. Wallace, 44, of Mena was arrested and charged with DWI after officers responded to a call regarding a reckless driver. March 6, 2017 David Higby, 32, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant from LeFlore County, Oklahoma. Daniel Green, 40, of Mena, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.  In the ...

  • 14 March

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: March 6-12, 2017

    March 6, 2017 No reports were filed. March 7, 2017 Report of a domestic disturbance on Polk 282 near Hatfield.  Deputies responded. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. March 8,  2017 Traffic stop on Highway 88 East near Cherry Hill led to Citations for Fictitious Tags, Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, and No ...

  • 10 March

    Ouachita Little Theatre’s “Music at the OLT”

    BY RUDI TIMMERMAN – OLT regulars have fond memories of Jay Rodgers as an actor, singer, and director.  Even though Jay and his family have moved to BellaVista, his heart is still in Mena.  Not only has he continued to be an OLT member and season ticket holder, but now he has volunteered to put together a great musical program. ...

  • 10 March

    Bread Making Class at Mena Art Gallery

    BY JULIE VANDE ZANDE – Saturday, March 18, at noon, Barbara Tobias will conduct another class at the gallery on how to make bread. It will include a demo (with hands-on opportunity) of how to make classic French bread, the recipe, and lunch of the freshly baked bread, and two different soups. Many of you have probably sampled Barbara’s bread ...