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October, 2017

  • 19 October

    Christmas Gift Show and Sale Coming Soon

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – It’s time for all our local artists to get their work ready for entry in Mena Art Gallery’s annual Christmas Gift Show and Sale. The gallery will be accepting entries on Tuesday, October 31, from 10 am to 4 pm. Any media is welcome: painting, drawing, sculpture, fiber arts, and so on. There are no ...

  • 18 October

    Carnes and Miller to Wed

    Dustin Carnes and Mary Miller will be getting married Saturday, October 28th at 6 pm. The ceremony will take place at Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens, 4615 Hwy 8 West, Mena AR. Reception will follow. All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • 18 October

    Polk County Births

    Deanna and Tim Nelson of Parks, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on October 6th. Kathleen McHam and Steven Johnson, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 8th. Oliva Avila and Juan Lopez, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 10th.

  • 18 October

    Moments From America’s History – Folly or Foresight….

    BY JEFF OLSON – Alaska had quite an interesting journey on her way to becoming one of the United States. The first people came to Alaska about 15,000 years ago crossing the Bering Land Bridge. The second migration across the Bridge brought the Na-Dene and Eskimo-Aleut. They arrived in Alaska about 12,000 BC and moved through the north to populate Alaska ...

  • 17 October

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: October 9-15, 2017

    October 9, 2017 Report of a structure fire on Highway 71 South near Cove.  Deputies responded. Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Juston M. Wikel, 32, of Cove, on Charges of Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, No License Plate, and No Liability Insurance. October 10, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 51 near Mena of ...

  • 17 October

    Mena Police Department: October 8-14, 2017

    October 8, 2017 A local woman reported that someone had broken the windshield on her vehicle and had sprayed soda pop all over the inside. Case is pending. October 9, 2017 David Sinyard, 42, of Mena was charged with criminal trespass after a call to a local retail store. David Sinyard, 42, of Mena was arrested and charged with criminal trespass ...

  • 10 October

    2017-2018 Miss Polk County – Hannah McDonald

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Ms. Hannah Evangeline McDonald was crowned as the County’s newest Queen during the annual Miss Polk County Pageant held recently and will join a long list of talented, beautiful, and smart young women who will have the privilege of promoting and representing their county over the coming year. Hannah is a Mena High School junior and ...

  • 10 October

    Polk County Births

    Laine Barber amd Matthias Avilas, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on October 1st. Amy Hames, of Mena, is the proud mother of a baby girl, born on October 3rd. Antonia and Michael Oswald, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 4th. Pamela and Cody Creekmore, of Mena, are ...

  • 10 October

    Atlas Jeremiah-Ray Hamm

    Atlas Jeremiah-Ray Hamm was born to Trenton and Brooke Hamm, on October 2nd at UAMS. He weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces and was 18 inches long. His grandparents are Denise and David McAvoy and Ted Ludlow.

  • 10 October

    Moments From America’s History – Chuck and Glamorous Glennis

    Charles Elwood was born in Myra, West Virginia on February 13, 1923 to farming parents, Albert Hal and Susie Mae. Most of his childhood and teenage years were spent in the town of Hamlin. He attended the Citizens Military Training Camp at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Indiana during the summers of 1939 and 1940, and graduated from Hamlin High ...