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May, 2017

  • 2 May

    Coming Together in the Face of Tragedy: #PolkCountyStrong

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Exhausted. Burdened. Grieved. Last week, like many of you, left me confused, admittedly angry and disgusted, and just plain heart broken. For myself, I had seen the absolute worst of people and the best of people at the same time… and my, oh my, what a stark contrast it was… but in the end, out of ...

  • 2 May

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

    April 24, 2017 Report from complainant on Evergreen Lane near Hatfield of the theft of a guitar, valued at $1,000.00.  The item was later located and retrieved by the owner. Report of a disturbance at the Polk County Detention Center, causing $175.00 in damages, led to Citations for Criminal Mischief and Impairing the Operation of a Vital Public Facility being ...

  • 2 May

    Mena Police Department: April 23-29, 2017

    April 23, 2017 Anthony William Cottman, 29, of Mena was charged with public intoxication, criminal mischief, and violation of park curfew. John Andrew Phillips, 49, of Mena was served an outstanding warrant from Montgomery County, and was charged with public intoxication and obstructing governmental operations after officers responded to a disturbance. Report was taken of someone removing theft detection devices ...

  • 2 May

    Amanda Posey- An Advocate for All Children

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – It could be argued that teachers are one of the biggest shapers of society. For hours at a time, teachers are tasked with the responsibility of molding, shaping, inspiring, and teaching young minds that will one day influence the world. To much of the world, teachers may just be another professional, but to many of their ...

  • 2 May

    Dallas Avenue Dental Care, Inc.- Enjoy a Laugh at the Dentist

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Everybody has one. Sometimes they aren’t used all the time, but they are always there ready to brighten somebody’s day. Everybody has a smile, a smile that can quickly turn someone’s day near you right around. It has been said that a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear. Dr. Diane Marosy and the team ...

April, 2017

  • 26 April

    Boyd & Brown to be Married

    Harley and the late Jennifer Boyd, and Polly and the late Ernie Brown, all of Mena, would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Deanna Boyd and Alden Brown. The ceremony will be April 29, 2017 at 1 pm at Hanson’s Camp Wolf Creek, 752 County Road 57. Reception will follow. After a brief honeymoon the couple will ...

  • 26 April

    Polk County Births

    Jessica Laws and Roy Dandikar, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on April 17th. Amber Gage, of Wickes, is the proud mother of a baby girl, born on April 17th. Jessica Shewmake and Bascillio Vogel, of Oden, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on April 17th. Kelli and Jerry Allen, of Hatfield, ...

  • 26 April

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

    April 17, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 81 near Big Fork of the break-in and theft of two ATVs, a trailer and miscellaneous items. Investigation continues. April 18, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 19 near Cove of being scammed of $391.50 from an unknown person claiming to be PayPal. Arrested was Richard B. Roper, 34, of Cove, on ...

  • 26 April

    Mena Police Department: April 16-22, 2017

    April 16, 2017 A local woman reported that someone had damaged her vehicle. Case is pending. April 17, 2017 A Mena woman reported seeing someone wearing a mask in her yard. The area was canvassed and no suspects were located. April 18, 2017 A Mena woman reported that while she was away from her house for a few minutes, someone ...

  • 26 April

    Liberty EMS – Compassionate Emergency Care

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Each year thousands of people need the services of an Emergency Medical Services [EMS], often the EMS provides care that helps save lives. EMS are a first line of defense, caring and treating those who need the service, until they arrive at the hospital. At Liberty EMS in Mena, they believe that quality care should not ...