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June, 2017

  • 13 June

    Thespians Honored at Benson Awards

    SUBMITTED – With the festive air generated by the Hawaiian theme and the anticipation of the nominees and the audience, the 2015-2016 season Benson Award Ceremony got underway Saturday at the OLT.  Thirty-five awards were up for grabs.  The evening started with music provided by the Ouachita Strings, as the attendees snacked on Hawaiian themed finger foods.  At the appointed ...

  • 13 June

    Polk County Births

    Vanessa and Donnie Toon, of Smithville, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on June 2nd. Misty and James Harmon, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on June 5th. Chandra and Blake Warren, of Boles, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on June 6th. Melissa Staggs and Charley Carroll, of ...

  • 13 June

    Jay ‘Gator’ Gisclair – Bringing Joy Through Music

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Everyone has their favorite kind of music. Their music may help pass the time as they run, help them relax from the demands of life, and for many, music has a way of putting a smile on their face. Writing and singing music is an art form and music is an art that goes in the ...

  • 13 June

    K&K Dry Cleaners – Changing with the Times

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Teachers, preachers, businessmen, attorneys, and ranchers…What do they all have in common? Each group of people are in the public eye daily and it is important that they are always looking sharp. Individuals from each of these professions are a part of the millions who utilize the services of a dry cleaner. In Mena, K&K Cleaners ...

  • 13 June

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: June 5-11, 2017

    June 5, 2017 Report of a domestic disturbance on Heritage Lane near Hatfield.  Deputy responded. Report from complainant on Hope Circle of being harassed by an acquaintance. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. June 6, 2017 Request for a welfare check on Polk 246 near Grannis. Report of suspicious behavior led to a 13-year-old ...

  • 13 June

    Mena Police Department: June 4-10, 2017

    June 4, 2017 Report was made of several bundles of roofing shingles being stolen from a local residence. Case is pending. June 5, 2017 A local woman reported that someone had written on her vehicle with permanent marker. Case is pending location and interview of suspects. Report was made of someone stealing a cell phone from a vehicle at a local restaurant. Case ...

  • 9 June

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: May 29 – June 4, 2017

    May 29, 2017 Report of a disturbance on Polk 287 near Cove. Deputy responded. Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Bradley Howard, 24, of Mena, on Charges of DWI, Reckless Driving and Speeding. May 30, 2017 Report from a Mena man of problems regarding child custody issues. Report from complainant on Polk 38 near Hatfield of ...

  • 9 June

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: May 22-28, 2017

    May 22, 2017 Report from complainant on Highway 270 in the Rich Mountain community of damage done to rental property. Investigation continues. Report of a domestic disturbance on Rodeo Lane near Mena led to the arrest of Travis J. Halderson, 29, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of Firearm by Certain Persons, Aggravated Assault, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Manufacture of ...

  • 9 June

    Mena Police Department: May 28 – June 3, 2017

    May 28, 2017 A local woman reported the theft of her wallet and medication from her home. She believes the theft occurred when she had friends over to her house for a cookout. Case is pending interview of suspects. Jordan Lee Dodds Gonyea, 20, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail ...

  • 9 June

    Mena Police Department: May 21-27, 2017

    May 21, 2017 James Clinton Lane, 38, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant. May 22, 2017 Report was made of a verbal altercation between two Mena residents. No charges were filed. May 23, 2017 John Allen Howard, 53, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant. May 24, 2017 An 11-year-old Mena boy was charged with disorderly conduct ...