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February, 2017

  • 15 February

    Local Woman Facing Charges After Alleged Bomb Threats

    BY MELANIE BUCK – A local woman has been arrested after allegedly making bomb threats to a trio of local businesses on Valentine’s Day. Korrie Cathleen Scarbrough, age 41, of Mena, is currently being held in the Polk County Detention Center on three charges of Falsely Communicating a Terrorist Threat after causing alarm at three local businesses. According to official ...

  • 15 February

    Polk County Births

    Kelsey and Lloyd Kendrick, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on February 6th. Jessica and Seth Smith, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on February 6th. Kellie and Justin Loyd, of Grannis, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on February 7th.

  • 15 February

    The Gallery Store: A Well-Kept Secret

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – Behind the main display area at Mena Art Gallery, you will find a variety of work by local artists. There are affordable, original paintings and drawings; small editions of photographs, note cards, and prints; beautiful handmade jewelry, and a variety of other items, all handcrafted, one of a kind little jewels. Looking for a thank-you ...

  • 14 February

    Mena Police Department: February 5-11, 2017

    February 5, 2017 Report was made of a renter having items removed from her house without her permission.  Case is pending. February 6, 2017 Melissa Turpin, 42, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant from the Polk County Sheriff’s office. A local woman reported that she is being harassed and that a former boyfriend has vandalized her vehicle. Case is ...

  • 14 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: February 6-12, 2017

    February 6, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 16 near Cove of being harassed by an acquaintance.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant near Hatton that equipment had been tampered with by unauthorized persons.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Arrested was Amber R. Thomasson, ...

  • 14 February

    A-Z Rental: The Big Toy Store for Contractors & Weekend Warriors

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Every year at this time, folks are gearing up for their latest remodel or home project. The nice Spring weather and tax returns make this an ideal time to finish that big weekend project, or the honey-do’s. In whatever situation, help is just down the road. Steve Graves at A-Z Rentals has all the rental equipment ...

  • 14 February

    Terri Neugent – Honored Volunteer Driven to Serve the Community

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – As communities join together for long-standing traditions and new festivities, few recognize the amount of work “behind the scenes” and attention to detail that assures its success. Many times, these people are paid but more often than not in small rural communities, such as in Polk County, they are volunteers that are driven to give back ...

  • 9 February

    Polk County Births

    Staci and Tim Clark, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on January 30th. Mary and Billy Mclain, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on January 31st. Hailee and Cameron Dehart, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on January 31st. Alison Hargis and Jared Hoobler, of ...

  • 8 February

    Mena Police Department: January 29 – February 4, 2017

    January 29, 2017 Two Mena boys, ages 13 and 14, were charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief. January 30, 2017 Leshonda Price, 33, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail store. Report was made of breaking or entering and theft of property from a local mechanic shop. Three Mena boys, ...

  • 8 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 30 – February 5, 2017

    January 30, 2017 Report of an unattended death on Rodgers Drive in Cove.  Deputies responded. Report of  disturbances at businesses in Hatfield and Cove led to the arrest of Greg A. Cunningham, 56, of Mena, on Charges of two counts of Aggravated Assault, Theft of Motor Fuel and Fleeing. Traffic stop on Highway 375 West in Mena led to the ...