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April, 2017

  • 26 April

    Mary Poppins Opens Next Weekend at OLT

    SUBMITTED BY RUDI TIMMERMAN – The last minute flourishes are going on at the Ouachita Little Theatre as the cast and crew prepares for next week’s production of the musical, Mary Poppins.  The show opens Friday, May 5 and continues May 6, 7, 11, 12, and 13.  There is no Sunday May 14 show – that is Mena High School’s graduation day. Reserved advance ...

  • 26 April

    Meet the Artists: Gilda Meyers and Patricia Trulock

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The May exhibit at Mena Art Gallery is called “BFF Art Show” and the two ladies make quite a team. Gilda Meyers does a wide variety of work: exquisite pen and ink drawings, woodcarvings, jewelry, and note cards to name just a few. It is always fun to see what new ideas she has come ...

  • 26 April

    Michael Povey – Making Mena Home

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Home is not always where you were born or where your family is from. Sometimes you can be thousands of miles from family and feel more ‘at home’ than you ever imagined possible. Michael Povey is home, despite being born and raised in England. Michael and his wife, Stephanie, proudly call Mena home. Michael spent his ...

  • 18 April

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: April 10-16, 2017

    April 10, 2017 Report of several forged checks on a closed account, totaling losses at $155.72.  Investigation continues. April 11, 2017 Arrested was Ed Martin, 46, of Mena, on a Bond Revocation Warrant. Report from complainant on Highway 246 West near Hatfield of damage done to a yard by an unknown vehicle. April 12,  2017 Report from complainant on Highway ...

  • 18 April

    Mena Police Department: April 9-15, 2017

    April 9, 2017 James Aron Jennings, 37, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines and court costs. Matthew Morrison, 27, of Hope was arrested on a felony warrant for probation violation. April 10, 2017 A local man reported the theft of a pressure washer from his yard.  Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies had recovered such ...

  • 18 April

    Mercy Child Advocacy Center of Mena – A Voice for the Voiceless

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – There are millions of them. People probably know them, talk to them, or live near them. They have a story to tell, but who will listen? These wanting their voices to be heard are abused children. Each year, millions of referrals are made to child protection agencies in hope that someone will be their voice. These ...

  • 18 April

    Donna Montgomery – A Friend to the Community

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Everyone desires a good friend, someone they can share laughter with. Some of the friends we find ourselves closest with are the ones that seemed to come into our lives by chance. After some time though, these people are no longer friends they are family. Family is not something that people get the luxury of choosing, ...

  • 12 April

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: April 3-9, 2017

    April 3, 2017 Arrested was Cameron J. Rose, 26, of Hatton, on a Body Attachment Warrant. April 4, 2017 Report from complainant on Bolder Lane near Acorn of non-payment for timber. Investigation continues. Arrested was Erica L. Lester, 33, of Mena, on a Warrant for Theft of Property. Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Joshua B. ...

  • 12 April

    Mena Police Department: April 2-8, 2017

    April 2, 2017 Rodney Dale Morrison, 31, of Mena was charged with stalking, loitering, two counts of criminal trespass, resisting arrest after officers were called to a local residence. April 3, 2017 Report was taken of a window being shot out at a local business. The weapon appeared to have been a pellet gun. Case is pending further investigation. In two ...

  • 12 April

    Mountain Airframe – A Quality Experience

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Mena is home for many hard working men and women who have, through their hard work, have not only made their lives better, but the community itself. For any business, community, or group to truly taste success, hard work will have to be one of the ingredients. David Bly once said, “Striving for success without hard ...