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June, 2017

  • 27 June

    Birthday Blessings, America!

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A nighttime aerial view of our nation’s capital was my first glimpse of this great city as the plane prepared for landing in Washington DC and made quite an impression on a young, bright-eyed, ambitious, and very southern 24-year old. My welcome crew took me for a nighttime site seeing tour of the National Mall. I ...

  • 27 June

    Michelle Boehler- Faithful Public Servant

    BY LOGAN MCCOURNTEY – Michelle Boehler, Administrative Assistant to Judge Jerry Ryan, was recently recognized by the Administrative Office of the Courts and Arkansas Trial Court Administrators Association for 25 years of service to the state of Arkansas. This, coming after she has worked during the tenure of three different judges in Polk County. Michelle grew up in Polk County ...

  • 27 June

    Meadow Pines Cabin – The Perfect Retreat

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Busy. This is the ‘buzz word’ of our culture. Busy seems to mean productive and worthwhile. Busy, sometimes, sounds more like exhaustion. Often, everything about life points to work and business and there is little to no time to relax and unwind. Vacation is great except that when you get back a vacation from the vacation ...

  • 21 June

    Hamlet’s Cast and Crew Announced

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The cast and crew of OLT’s upcoming fall production of Hamlet have been announced.  Playing the lead as Hamlet will be Alex Atchley with Logan Sweeten as the understudy. Ophelia- Alexa Night, Tara Cornelius (understudy); Queen Gertrude- Kaitlyn Haines, Jane Buttermilk (understudy); King Claudius- Justin Fenwick, Kevin Loyd (understudy); Polonius- Bruce Bills; Laertes- Cody Gee, Elijah ...

  • 21 June

    Polk County Births

    Megan and Eric Rowe, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on June 11th. Summer Carney and Logan Wright, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on June 11th. Oveta Rea and Matthew Hartin, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on June 13th. Marissa Johnston and Darrel ...

  • 20 June

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: June 12-18, 2017

    June 12, 2017 Report from a county facility on Hickory Avenue in Mena of vandalism done to the building.  Investigation continues. Arrested was Christopher D. Gortemiller, 49, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with Child and Sex Offender Reporting Requirements. Report from an employee at the Polk County Courthouse of an individual with suspicious behavior led to ...

  • 20 June

    Mena Police Department: June 11-17, 2017

    June 11, 2017 Johnny Howard, 53, of Mena was charged with public intoxication. A Mena woman reported that her purse had been stolen from her vehicle while she was in a local restaurant.  Case is pending. A Mena woman reported that her cell phone and purse were missing from her vehicle.  Case is pending. June 12, 2017 Report was taken of a ...

  • 20 June

    Reverend Donley Hesse – A Student of the Word

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Martin Luther, one of the great men that led the protestant reformation 500 years ago, was wrapped up in ministering the Bible to those around him. He desired that the common man could know God through the Scriptures. He once said this about the Bible, “The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, ...

  • 20 June

    Corner Shoppe – The Perfect Main Street Combination

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Life is all about finding the right combinations. Whether it is making your favorite dish in the kitchen, building a sports team to win, or establishing a strong marriage, they all take the right combinations to make everything work. Every now and then, two different businesses are able to exist together under the same roof and ...

  • 13 June

    The Art of Seasoning

    BY JULIE VANDE ZANDE – On June 24, at noon, Mena Art Gallery will offer a cooking class conducted by Barbara Tobias. The class will include lunch, recipes, and lots of ideas on seasoning with herbs and spices. Many of you have attended Barbara’s classes on making bread, and this is an opportunity to broaden your cooking skills. Often, the difference between ...