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August, 2017

  • 29 August

    Friends and Company- Serving the Community

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – People go to hair salons to have their hair styled, cut, and colored. Some may go to receive a manicure or pedicure. But for many, it’s a social experience and the public hub for small talk, sipping coffee, and sharing stories. Friends and Company Salon in Mena is more than a place to receive a haircut, ...

  • 23 August

    Volunteer Spotlight: Niki Dempsey

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – One of the many services that volunteers give to Mena Art Gallery is children’s art education. Niki Dempsey has been teaching our children a love for art (and helping them have a great time while learning) for over six years now. Niki’s background in art started with growing up watching her father, a professional artist. ...

  • 23 August

    OLT Launching Duplication Service; Announces Events

    SUBMITTED – The Ouachita Little Theatre held a board meeting on August 17 at the Business Office of the theatre.  Many exciting events were discussed for the fall season.  In addition to the “Hamlet” production slated for late October that is directed by Brad Storey, there are many ways for the Polk County public to stay entertained. Wednesday Night at ...

  • 23 August

    First OLT Movie Night a Big Success

    Ouachita Little Theatre recently revived the Free Movie Night at the Lyric series on August 9th.  The feature was the popular musical, “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor.  The theatre was comfortably full and the crowd reacted to the show with appropriate laughter, applause, and appreciation for the musical dance numbers.  The concession stand ...

  • 22 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: August 14-20, 2017

    August 14, 2017 Report from complainant on Highway 270 near Acorn of an unattended death.  The scene was released to the Polk County Coroner. Report from a Mena woman of being harassed by an acquaintance.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Katrina J. Douglas, ...

  • 22 August

    Mena Police Department: August 13-19, 2017

    August 13, 2017 Nathaniel Cole, 19, of Mena was charged with minor in possession of alcohol after a call to a local residence.  Also charged with possession of alcohol by a minor were three youths, one age 17, two age 16, and a 13-year-old girl. Nicholas Paul Brewer, 30, of Mena was charged with possession of a controlled substance.  The ...

  • 22 August

    Lennie Edwards – A Life of Seasons

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – At the right place at the right time. This phrase may be said about a football player who was in a good position to make a play, a baseball fan who caught their first foul ball, or a recent college graduate who stumbled upon a good job. So much of life is being in the right ...

  • 22 August

    Books and Stuf – Continuing a Legacy of Reading in Mena

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – For avid book readers, a bookstore is both an exciting and dangerous place. Every row of books presents another new adventure behind the book covers and another opportunity to invest in your private book library. “The bookshop has a thousand books, all colors, hues, and tinges, and every cover is a door that turns on magic ...

  • 17 August

    Sundermans Celebrate Anniversary

    Betty Sue and Henry George Sunderman of Mena, Polk County, Arkansas celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary August 3 with their son, Wes, in Memphis, Tennessee.  The couple married August 3, 1957. Betty Sue (Ryals) Sunderman is a retired secretary and former Waldron Municipal Court Clerk in Scott County, Arkansas.  Henry retired from a career with Southwestern Electric Power Company where ...

  • 17 August

    Polk County Births

    Veronica and Ethan Heath, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on August 6th. Colby Frachiseur and David Russell, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on August 8th. Dana and Jose Flores, of Gillham, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on August 8th. Jacqueline and Ryan Allen, of ...