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November, 2016

  • 15 November

    Santas 4 Seniors – A Hands for Larger Service Project

    BY MELANIE BUCK – As the holidays approach, many organizations across the county are gearing up to serve others, by way of food, gifts, and fellowship. One such project is organized by county 4H clubs and is just as rewarding for the givers, as it is for those that receive the blessings. Santas 4 Seniors is in its fourth year ...

  • 15 November

    Jessica Kropp – A Passion for Theatre and her Students

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Jessica Kropp has had theatre running through her veins since childhood and has received a high accolade as a result of her years of dedication to the art, specifically in the teaching of the art. For her hard work, Kropp was the VIP at a recent ceremony where she received recognition for her talents, her drive, ...

  • 15 November

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 7-13, 2016

    November 7, 2016 Report from complainant on Polk 57 near the Nunley community of being harassed by an unknown individual. Investigation continues. Arrested was Jennifer M. Bill, 35, of Grannis, on a Warrant for Violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law. Report from a local medical clinic of a cat bite victim. November 8, 2016 Report of a domestic disturbance ...

  • 15 November

    Mena Police Department: November 6-12, 2016

    November 6, 2016 Report was made of someone stealing a purse from an unlocked car while it was parked at a local park.  Case pending. November 7, 2016 Jeremy Haden, 28, of Mena was charged with public intoxication following several complaints from various locations in Mena. Laine Barber, 21, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct after a call and investigation ...

  • 9 November

    Baker & Hall to Wed

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker wish to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Carrie Elaine, to Mr. Anthony Hall.  Miss Baker and Mr. Hall are graduates of Mena High. The wedding will take place November 13, at 11:00 a.m. at the Black Bear Dining Hall at Lake Ft. Smith.  All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • 9 November

    Polk County Births

    Sarah and John Vanhoose, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on November 1st. Tabitha and Eric Hollin, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on November 1st. Elizabeth Chronister and Clayton Cox, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 2nd. Lindsey and Chistopher Hexamer, of ...

  • 8 November

    Solomon ‘Buck’ Cureton – Giving All, Taking None

    BY MELANIE BUCK – In a different time with a different attitude of life than exists today, a young soldier from Polk County volunteered for one of the most grueling marches of World War II and now bears the memories, and the medals, that were earned during his time there. Solomon ‘Buck’ Cureton was born in 1923, five miles east ...

  • 8 November

    Polk County Sheriff’s Deparment: October 31 – November 6, 2016

    October 31, 2016 Report of a domestic disturbance on Polk 14 near Cove.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Cove of the theft of prescription medication.  Medication was later located. Report from complainant on Farmer Lane near Hatfield of loud music.  Deputy responded.  Neighbor advised they ...

  • 8 November

    Mena Police Department: October 30 – November 5, 2016

    October 30, 2016 Report was made of a local woman being harassed by someone she did not know.  Case is pending. October 31, 2016 A local woman reported that an unknown individual had shot her cat.  Case is pending. November 1, 2016 Richard B. Roper, 34, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting), criminal trespass, and was served an outstanding ...

  • 2 November

    Polk County Births

    Chandie Bottomley and Adam Bailer, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 22nd. Halie Smith and Athaniel Ingoglia, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 24th. Deanna Scott and Tim Nelson, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 25th. Megan and Jason ...