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September, 2016

  • 13 September

    Neal Dyer – Sharing God’s Love Through Loving & Serving Others

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Neal Dyer sold his handmade knives and prayed for people at his tables set up on Highway 71 south, at the storage buildings, for over 10 years. “That is probably the only thing I’m good at, is praying.” said Dyer. One of the first things the disciples asked Jesus was, ‘Lord teach us to pray.’ “That’s ...

  • 13 September

    Diamond Bank – Treating Their Customers Like Jewels

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Tim Clark is the Market President of the Diamond Bank Mena Branch, located at 203 Highway 71 North in Mena. “I’ve been here for three years,” said Clark “Business is good. We have a lot of residential real estate loans going and also we have commercial real estate including poultry, and other farms.” Diamond Bank has ...

  • 13 September

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: September 5-11, 2016

    September 5, 2016 Report from complainant on Polk 69 near the Opal community of a young juvenile that had walked to their residence unattended. Deputies responded. Arrested was Shawn A. Long, 39, of Mena, on a Warrant for Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License. September 6, 2016 Report from complainant on Pedal to the Medal Lane near the Shady community ...

  • 13 September

    Mena Police Department: September 4-10, 2016

    September 4, 2016 Report was taken of an altercation between a couple at a local residence.  No charges were filed. Report was made of damage to city property. September 5, 2016 Brenda Gebhardt, 42, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant. September 6, 2016 Joseph Lawrence, 33, of Mena was arrested on two outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines ...

  • 7 September

    Cove Supply – Farm Supply You Can Count On

    BY RICK WRIGHT – Cove Supply, located on the corner of Highway 71 South and Highway 4 in Cove, has been serving the people of this community and the surrounding area for over seven years. The store is owned by Terry Scott and managed by Edwin McIntyre. “This is a good place to be,” said McIntyre. “I was born and ...

  • 7 September

    Jack Peebles – Leading Polk County’s Finest

    With the early retirement of Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey, who is taking a position in the Arkansas Sheriff’s Association, Jack Peebles, of Cove, was recently selected to finish Godfrey’s term of office before Sheriff-Elect Scott Sawyer takes over. Sheriff Peebles has been married to his wife Aleta for 30 years and they have six children, 13 grandchildren, and eight ...

  • 7 September

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: August 19 – September 4, 2016

    August 29, 2016 Report from a business on Highway 71 South near Mena of the theft of a vehicle, valued at $3,000.00. Investigation continues. Traffic stop on Highway 375 West near Mena led to the arrest of Gage D. Lambert, 25, of Mena, on Charges of DWI and Careless/Prohibited Driving. Also arrested was Taylor R. Gabriel, 22, of Mena, on ...

  • 7 September

    Mena Police Department: August 28 – September 3, 2016

    August 28, 2016 A local woman reported that she is being harassed by her former father-in-law.  Case pending. Shawn A. Long, 39, of Mena was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license. August 29, 2016 Kyle Williams, 21, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Report was made of a bus being vandalized.  Case is pending. August 30, 2016 Pat ...

August, 2016

  • 30 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: August 22-28, 2016

    August 22, 2016 Report from a Mena woman of inappropriate behavior involving a juvenile. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 36 near Hatfield of $250.00 in damages to a mailbox and fence by an unknown vehicle. Investigation continues. August 23, 2016 Report from complainant on Switchback Lane near the Opal community of problems with a neighbor. Information has been ...

  • 30 August

    Mena Police Department: August 21-27, 2016

    August 21, 2016 Management at a local retail store reported that one of their employees had been scammed by a quick-change con artist in the amount of $500.00.  Case is pending review of surveillance tapes and identity of suspect. August 22, 2016 Brandi Fay Sanders, 29, and Adam Lee Dollarhyde, 28, were both charged with third degree battery after a call ...