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December, 2017

  • 12 December

    Cathy Martin – “Doing the Most Good®” with her Retirement

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Retirement, as it so often does, opens the door to enjoying a long-time passion or even discovering brand new opportunities to serve and to give back to a cause whose mission is at the core of what defines you.  Such is the case with Cathy Martin of Mena. Cathy actually grew up in central Louisiana on ...

  • 6 December

    Polk County Births

    Juliann and Joshua Oglesby, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on November 22nd. Carolin Howell, of Topeka, KS, is the proud mother of a baby girl, born on November 23rd. Courtney Morris, of Mena, is the proud mother of a baby boy, born on November 26th. Hope Mitchell and Jovani Gonzalez of DeQueen, are the ...

  • 6 December

    Moments From America’s History – Remembering Pearl Harbor

    BY JEFF OLSON – Year after year, many of us probably remember dates from America’s history which are very significant, some of which have altered the course of history. One such date I include in this column every year. On December 7, 1941 the Japanese empire launched a surprise and unprovoked attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor ...

  • 6 December

    Just 4 Fun Players Auditioning for Harvey

    SUBMITTED BY JUDY THOMPSON – Just 4 Fun Players will be presenting the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, Harvey, at Mena Mountain Resort on February 14, February 24 and March 3.  Harvey is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey—a pooka, who is a 6-foot-tall invisible rabbit.  Beginning as a Broadway play in the 40’s, ...

  • 5 December

    Steven Free – A Lifeline for Recovery

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Substance abuse is highly misunderstood and, many times, unfortunately carries a stigma with it… when it is, however, a complex disease. Drugs and other illicit substances change the brain in ways that make quitting hard, even for those who want to. It does take a strong will and discipline but a rock solid strong support system ...

  • 5 December

    Mena Police Department: November 26 – December 2, 2017

    November 26, 2107 Report was taken of a verbal altercation between neighbors in Mena. No charges have been filed at this time. November 27, 2017 Report was made of several unauthorized transactions being made to a local woman’s debit card. Case is pending. A report was taken regarding unauthorized transactions on a debit card. Case is pending further investigation. November ...

  • 5 December

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 27 – December 3, 2017

    November 27, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 93 near Rocky of the fraudulent use of a credit card, totaling charges at $926.44.  Investigation continues. Report of a disturbance on Polk 92 near Shady Grove. Deputy responded. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Dover Street in Hatfield of an unauthorized person in a residence. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on ...

November, 2017

  • 29 November

    Polk County Births

    Brooke and Hugo Sanchez, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 17th. Jacquillyn Young and Anthony Hamm, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 20th. Kristian Taylor and Gregory Brewer, of Hatfield, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on November 22nd.

  • 28 November

    Mena Police Department: November 19-25, 2017

    November 19, 2017 A Polk County woman reported someone had vandalized her vehicle by “keying” the fender.  Case is pending. Jessica M. Justice, 27, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail store. Report was made of a physical altercation on the parking lot of a local store.  Case is pending location and ...

  • 28 November

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 20-29, 2017

    November 20, 2017 Report of stolen property led to a 16-year-old male being issued Juvenile Citations for Theft of Property and Possession of Narcotics.  The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. November 21, 2017 Arrested was Roger A. T. Burton, 28, of Hatfield, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. Report from complainant on Heritage Lane near ...