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March, 2017

  • 22 March

    Polk County Births

    Jade and James Tipton of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on March 14th.

  • 22 March

    Young Artists Competition

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – Mena is fortunate enough to have many excellent young artists. We feel at Mena Art Gallery that supporting these young people is one of the most important things we can do, as they are our future. On Tuesday, April 4, from 10 am to 4 pm, Mena Art Gallery will be accepting entries to our ...

  • 22 March

    OLT to Upgrade Lighting System

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Ouachita Little Theatre will soon be upgrading their lighting system, just in time for their next production, Mary Poppins, and all due to a generous donation. OLT President, Rudi Timmerman, explained that the stage lighting currently in the building was manufactured in the 1960’s and was acquired second hand 20 years ago.  Some problems exist with ...

  • 21 March

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: March 13-19, 2017

    March 13, 2017 Report from complainant on Baker Road near Wickes of financial identity fraud. The information was forwarded to the proper authorities. March 14, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 35 near Hatfield of the theft of four wheels, all valued at $400.00, led to a 13-year-old male and an 11-year-old male each being issued a Juvenile Citation for ...

  • 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, ...