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August, 2017

  • 15 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: August 7-13, 2017

    August 7, 2017 Report from complainant on School Drive in Wickes of vandalism done to two buses, a building and a dumpster, totaling damages at $400.00. Investigation continues. Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Marco A. Ortiz, 30, of Wickes, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. August 8, 2017 Report from ...

  • 15 August

    Mena Police Department: August 6-12, 2017

    August 6, 2017 Shawn Matthew Leach, 25, of Mena was charged with residential burglary, theft of property, and public intoxication.  The arrest followed a call to a local residence. August 7, 2017 A Mena woman reported that her purse was stolen from her vehicle while it was parked on the lot at her place of employment.  Case is pending further investigation. August ...

  • 15 August

    Colby Singleton – Making Reading Fun

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – A child who reads will be an adult who thinks. Reading is more than just glancing at words on a page. Reading is about being educated, being transformed, and changing the way people think. Those who read are also normally the ones that lead. Colby Singleton, literacy teacher at Acorn, is teaching students to think and ...

  • 15 August

    Dallas Masonic Lodge #128 – Building Better Men and Communities

    Mark Twain. John Wayne. George Washington. Neil Armstrong. These men are all in some way iconic figures in history, but what do they all have in common? Each of these men were a part of a fraternity, a brotherhood. These icons were all members of the freemasons. This brotherhood of men have existed for the purpose of charity, building good ...

  • 15 August

    Moments from America’s History – The Death of a King

    BY JEFF OLSON – Notable events in American History are quite often remembered by those living at the time through recalling where we were and/or what we were doing when they occurred. For instance, my father remembered quite distinctly where he was when Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, and some of you may still remember where you were when President John ...

  • 15 August

    Winners in Mena Art Gallery’s Ouachita Expressions

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – This year’s Ouachita Expressions art competition brought out some exceptional work by Arkansas artists. Here are the award winners: Best of Show: Jim Brace – “Greers Ferry Lake” Works on Paper: 1st – Tiffany Lane – “A Place in the Sun” 2nd – Gilda Meyers – “Un-Spoken” 3rd – Judith Cantrell – “Lincoln’s Sparrows” H.M. – Barbara Holdeman – ...

  • 15 August

    First OLT Movie Night a Big Success

    Ouachita Little Theatre recently revived the Free Movie Night at the Lyric series on August 9th.  The feature was the popular musical, “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor.  The theatre was comfortably full and the crowd reacted to the show with appropriate laughter, applause, and appreciation for the musical dance numbers.  The concession stand ...

  • 9 August

    New Classes at the County Fair

    SUBMITTED BY KIM HUGHES – As the county fair approaches, we wanted to let you know about some new classes this year that you may not have thought about.  There’s still time to get entries finished, but only a few weeks.  Entry dates are August 29 and 30 for the Education Building.  See the fair catalog for complete entry information. ...

  • 9 August

    Construction Continues on Reflections Creative Arts Center

    Reflections, Mena’s Creative Arts Center, continues construction work in an effort to be open this fall. Sheetrock has been installed and the interior will be painted by the end of the week. Crews have already painted an exterior wall, added windows, torn out much of the back and upstairs areas, and plan to bring the building back to glory. Owner, ...

  • 9 August

    Summer is for Hot Dogs!

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery and Atwoods are teaming up to bring them to you. On Saturday, August 12, from 10 am to 2 pm, Mena Art Gallery representatives will be manning the stand in front of Atwoods. One dollar will bring you two hot dogs and a coke. All proceeds will go to help cover operating ...