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March, 2017

  • 1 March

    Young Artists Competition

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery is holding its annual art competition for young artists in April. If you are between the ages of 5 and 17 (including 18 if still in high school), this one is for you! Older than that? Do you know of a young person who is a budding artist? Tell them about this ...

  • 1 March

    Cast Selected for OLT’s Mary Poppins

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The directors of Mary Poppins, the next OLT musical, have announced their cast following three days of auditions that included the budding talents of 65 actors and actresses. “The multitude of talent and enthusiasm displayed is a mixed blessing for those of us who are charged with deciding on who is cast in what role. There ...

February, 2017

  • 28 February

    Fred Ogden – Coming Home

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Margaret Elizabeth Sangster once said, “There’s nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.” Home is not necessarily a town or a destination, but a place that is warm with smiles and love from family and friends. Fond memories from the past help shape the places that people call home. For Fred Ogden, Mena is home, ...

  • 28 February

    Dr. P.C. Roberts – Personal Care Through Outpatient Veterinary Medicine

    BY LOGAN MCCOUTNEY – Dogs have been called man’s best friend. There is nothing more fun growing up than enjoying the friendship of your dog while you play in the yard. Some families aren’t complete without a cat or dog. Dr. P.C. Roberts understands the special place that pets have in families and has spent a majority of his life ...

  • 28 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: February 20-26, 2017

    February 20, 2017 Report of a house fire on Polk 5 near Grannis.  Investigation continues into the origin of the fire. Report of $50.00 in damages done to yard ornaments by a vehicle on Highway 8 West in the Shady Grove community.  Suspect was located and agreed to pay for damages. Report from complainant on Polk 401 near Mena of ...

  • 28 February

    Mena Police Department: February 19-25, 2017

    February 19, 2017 Alicia Burk, 45, of Mena was arrested on two felony warrants. A Mena woman reported that her grandson is harassing and threatening her.  Case pending. February 20,2017 Report was taken of employees at a local fast food restaurant finding several pieces of drug paraphernalia in the restaurant.  Case pending. February 21, 2017 Evan Patrick Miller and Gerald Aleshire, both ...

  • 23 February

    Meet the Artist: Jim Anderson

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery’s featured artist for March will be James Anderson, a photographer from Van Buren. Jim is a retired school teacher who taught and coached in Poteau, Oklahoma for 30 years. He has a true love of geography, and his love of teaching showed in the students he taught. He now resides in Van ...

  • 23 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: February 13, 2017 – February 19, 2017

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of February 13, 2017 – February 19, 2017. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have ...

  • 23 February

    OLT to hold Auditions for Mary Poppins

    SUBMITTED – Now that the Ouachita Little Theatre hit, Southern Hospitality, has finished its run, it is time to start on Mary Poppins, the next OLT production.  This Thursday, February 23, Friday, February 24, and Saturday, February 25, both budding and experienced thespians will have the opportunity to audition for one of the 30 plus roles in the show.  All auditions will be held at ...

  • 22 February

    Bearcats’ Biggest Fan Celebrates Birthday

    Tina Estes celebrated her 52 birthday along with her grandmother Bea Haddox who just turned 101 years old. The celebration took place in Tyler, Texas on January 28, 2017 with family.