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October, 2017

  • 10 October

    Polk County Sheriff Department: October 2-8, 2017

    October 2, 2017 Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Jody L. Carter, 33, of Mena, on Charges of Faulty Equipment and Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License. October 3, 2017 Report from a business on Highway 71 South in Hatfield of $500.00 in damages done to a sign by a vehicle. Deputy responded. Report from complainant ...

  • 10 October

    Mena Police Department: October 1-7, 2017

    October 1, 2017 Report was taken of a verbal altercation between two women at a local residence.  No charges were filed. October 2, 2017 No completed criminal reports on file. October 3, 2017 Wayne Lanham, 24, of Mena was served an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. Report was taken of someone dumping tires and other personal trash into a ...

  • 6 October

    Portrait Drawing Class at Mena Art Gallery

    BY JULIE VANDE ZANDE – During January, Barbara Tobias will have a four-session class on creating pencil portraits. She will concentrate on the effects you can get with a simple graphite pencil (from lines to shading to emphasis and value), the basic proportions for a “generic” face, and how to alter those basic proportions to get a likeness of an ...

  • 3 October

    Steve Ellison – Teacher of the Word

    SUBMITTED – Steve Ellison grew up on the family farm in Board Camp, Arkansas and attended Board Camp Baptist Church.  Steve has many fond memories from those days. Steve indicated that Pastor and Mrs. Vernual Ridgeway were instrumental in him coming to Christ and surrendering to the ministry, “Mattie was my Sunday School teacher and Brother Ridgeway was my pastor.”  ...

  • 3 October

    Pollk County Sheriff’s Department: September 25 – October 1, 2017

    September 25, 2017 Report from complainant on Treasure Lane near Acorn of damages done by a neighbor’s dogs.  Deputy responded.  An agreement was reached to cover damages. Report from complainant on Thalia Drive in Mena of a person taking a vehicle without permission led to the arrest of Nathan M. Abell, 30, of Mena, on a Warrant for Unauthorized Use ...

  • 3 October

    Mena Police Department: September 24-30, 2017

    September 24, 2017 A local woman reported that someone had taken cash that belonged to her while she was shopping.  The suspect was identified and located.  The case had been sent to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of a warrant. September 25, 2017 A Mena man reported that someone had damaged his vehicle while it was parked on a street.  Case is pending ...

  • 3 October

    Polk County Master Gardeners – Beautifying Mena and Polk County

    BY LEANN DILBECK – If you’ve ever enjoyed the landscape at Mena’s historic depot, or the beautiful Memorial Rose Garden at the Polk County Court House, you are admiring the talents and volunteer effort of the Polk County Master Gardeners, who are responsible for much of the beautification efforts in and around Mena. The University of Arkansas Master Gardeners has ...

  • 3 October

    “Young Frankenstein” is OLT’s Next Free Film Feature

    Just in time for your Halloween celebrations, Ouachita Little Theatre selected the comedy/horror classic film by Mel Brooks, Young Frankenstein, to be the October feature at Wednesday Night at the Lyric.  This film made in 1974 is a parody of the classic horror film genre, mainly adapted from Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein.  Her novel was made into a series of ...

  • 3 October

    Mena Art Gallery’s 3rd Annual Art of the Heartland Exhibition

    BY BARBARA LEWIS – Each year in October, SouthWest Artists, Inc., and the Mena Art Gallery bring what is becoming one of the nation’s finest painting competitions to Mena. Called the Art of the Heartland National Exhibition, it is composed of paintings by some of the top artists on this continent. Some of the masters of art history began with ...

September, 2017

  • 26 September

    It’s Happening at the OLT!

    Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 is the Hope and Inspiration Concert to benefit Hurricane relief efforts.  This live performance is an OLT “Bonus Event” and will donate all proceeds to the charity chosen by the audience.  Join us, have fun, and be inspired while helping those in need! The next Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT) play will be the holiday ...