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April, 2016

  • 12 April

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: April 4-10, 2016

    April 4, 2016 Arrested was James W. Durham, 56, of Hatfield, on a Body Attachment Warrant. Report from complainant on Polk 55 in the Board Camp community of trash being dumped on their property.  Investigation continues. Report of a two-vehicle accident on Polk 76 East near Mena led to a Citation for Driving Left of Center being issued to Sarah ...

  • 12 April

    Mena Police Department: April 3-9, 2016

    April 3, 2016 Report was taken of a verbal altercation between a local couple.  Neither wished to press charges. A local man reported the theft of a pistol from his vehicle.  Case is pending. A Mena man reported that someone had broken into an outbuilding/shop on his property.  Case is pending. Report was taken of someone breaking into a vehicle ...

  • 8 April

    Hot Dogs and Summertime

    BY MARBARA M. TOBIAS – Okay, so it is not quite summertime, but Atwood’s is hosting a hot dog fundraiser to benefit the annual Photography Competition at Mena Art Gallery. On Saturday, April 9, from 10 am to 2 pm, members of the gallery’s Photo Club will be in Atwood’s parking lot selling 2 hot dogs and a coke for $1. All ...

  • 8 April

    OLT Volunteers Construct the Set for the Musical “Oliver!”

    BY BETH MCMILLEN – When we go to the theatre, we take our seats, relax, the curtain opens and the magic begins!  The first thing we notice is the set.  It can take us back in time or to another place. What goes into making a set?  The Director, or set designer, reviews the play to see what is needed to ...

  • 6 April

    Davis & Ford to Wed

    Darryn and Amy Davis announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Emily Dawn Davis, to SPC Charles Walter Ford, Jr., son of Cynthia Ford and Terry Ford. The ceremony will take place on April 9th at 2:00 pm at the Ouachita Little Theater, where they met. Reception will follow. Friends and family are invited to attend.

  • 6 April

    Welcome Brooks Aaron Miller

    Brooks Aaron Miller was born on March 16th at Mena Regional Health System. He weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and was 19 inches long. Proud parents are Damon and Kim Miller. Proud brothers are Daeton and Kypton Miller. Proud grandparents are David & Pam Miller, Randy & Summer Backstrom, and Curt & Noveta Leming.

  • 6 April

    Polk County Births

    Caitlyn and Kyle Hensel, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on March 25th. Alecia Thompson and Cody Varner, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on March 29th. Vanessa and John McIntyre, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on March 29th. Christina and Thomas Shaver, of ...

  • 6 April

    Ouachita Little Theatre’s Costumer Prepares for the Musical “Oliver!”

    Costumer Logan Sweeten is hard at work getting costumes ready for the 50 member cast of the musical “Oliver!”. The time period for the play is in the mid 19th Century.  You might expect to see costumes of drab colors, but Logan says colorful dyes were available. Since Logan likes color, expect to see lots of it, especially in the ...

  • 5 April

    Tori Buss – Celebrating Second Chances

    BY RENEE HENDRIX – Second chances in this life are rare and hard to come by, but for one Polk County native who received this extraordinary second lease of life, it’s one that she not only treasures but uses  to share her incredible testimony to groups large and small, boldly crediting her physical and spiritual healing to a gracious God. ...

  • 5 April

    Polk County Sherriff’s Department: March 28 – April 3, 2016

    March 28, 2016 Report from complainant on Polk 168 near the Potter community of the theft of water and equipment, totaling losses at $300.00.  The equipment has been recovered, and information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Thomas W. Duncan, 45, of Mena, on a ...