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July, 2016

  • 5 July

    Janssen Park Place Bed & Breakfast – A Step Back in Time

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Find yourself in a turn-of-the-century Victorian style home when you stay at Janssen Park Place Bed & Breakfast, right in the heart of Mena.  The handsome two story home was built for the slower pace of the early 20th century as evidenced by the wraparound front porch graced by eight ionic columns.  The Georgian Revival home ...

  • 5 July

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: June 27 – July 1, 2016

    June 27, 2016 Report from complainant on Butler Circle in Hatfield of an unauthorized person on their property. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from a Mena woman of a violation of an Order of Protection. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. June 28, 2016 Report from ...

  • 5 July

    Mena Police Department: June 26 – July 2, 2016

    June 26, 2016 Michael Webb, 30, of Mena was charged with public intoxication after an incident at a local residence. Report was taken of a former spouse harassing a local woman.  Case is pending. Brandi Fay Sanders, 29, and Adam Dollarhyde, 28, both of Mena were each charged with disorderly conduct after an incident at a local residence. Sanders was also charged ...

  • 5 July

    Polk County Births

    Olivia and Traven Bayne, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on June 25th. Kaitlin and Brandon Bailey, of Wickes, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on June 27th. Notisha and Randy Washer, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on June 28th. Tanna Rogers, of Waldron, is the ...

June, 2016

  • 30 June

    Polk County Births

    Sara and Jim Smith, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on June 17th.    Ashlea and Aaron Beck, of Hatfield, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on June 18th.    Brittany and Joshua Burgess, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on June 21st.    Amanda Carter, of ...

  • 28 June

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: June 20 – 26, 2016

    June 20, 2016 Report of a physical disturbance on Polk 191 near Ink led to the arrest of Michael R. Sandquist, 57, of Mena, on a Charge of Domestic Battery 3rd Degree. June 21, 2016 Report of a domestic disturbance on Highway 8 West near the Rocky community.  Complainant refused to press charges. Report of a disturbance on Polk 282 ...

  • 28 June

    Mena Police Department: June 19 – 25, 2016

    June 19, 2016   Report was taken of items missing from a rented apartment in Mena.  Case is pending.   June 20, 2016   David Vespie, 27, of Mena was charged with public intoxication and speeding.   A 15-year-old Mena youth was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after an investigation and review of surveillance tapes from a local retail store.  Case ...

  • 28 June

    Country Cat Café & Sweet Shop

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Lifelong Mena residents are living out their dream at the Country Cat Café & Sweet Shop. Tamara Purcell is known in her circle of family and friends for her southern style food that is second to none and her daughter, Sarah, who co-owns the café with her mom, has her mom’s flare, but on the sweet ...

  • 28 June

    Nate & Amie Renard – Being ‘hands and feet’ in Uganda

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Not everyone finds themselves wanting to move halfway across the world, with not much else than faith, to live in humbleness to spread the word of God, but such is the case with Nate and Amie Renard. The Renard family will leave this week for months of missions training in Oklahoma City before heading across the ...

  • 22 June

    “Third Thursday” at Mena Art Gallery

    The Mena Art Gallery joined the Downtown Merchant Partners for the opening “Third Thursday” in Mena on June 16, 2016, and kept the gallery open until 8 p.m. Vickie Dempsey set up her easel on the sidewalk in front and painted a street scene looking up Mena Street toward the Talimena Drive going toward Rich Mountain. Jane Brace joined her ...