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September, 2017

  • 26 September

    Hamlet to be Performed by OLT

    Rehearsals at Ouachita Little Theatre are well underway for one of the best-known Shakespearian tragedies of all time, “Hamlet”.  OLT often makes us laugh or sing familiar songs for many productions on its stage, but any credible theatre is obliged to offer the classics.  These productions, such as Hamlet, include those that inspire, instruct, and maybe even frighten.  Director Brad ...

  • 26 September

    Art Classes at Mena Art Gallery

    BY JULIE VANDE ZANDE – We are fortunate in Mena to have several artists who not only produce beautiful artwork but teach others as well. Niki Dempsey is a successful artist in many fields; she has worked as a professional artist, is a trained florist, a talented writer, and is currently teaching a series of teen classes for the gallery. ...

  • 26 September

    Randy Jewell – Behind the Badge

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Ronald Reagan once said, “Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.” They are a very small percentage of our population yet they are the integral component of what holds order and civility in our community, and collectively, as a nation. Chief Deputy Randy Jewell is one of those faithful, courageous souls who has a deeply ...

  • 26 September

    UA Rich Mountain Foundation – Providing Opportunities and Growth

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Foundation is the philanthropic arm for a cornerstone institution that strives daily to change and improve lives and, thereby, the communities in which it serves. The UA Rich Mountain Foundation builds strong relationships within the private sector to provide invaluable resources through private donations and in-kind support for the purpose ...

  • 26 September

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: September 18-24, 2017

    September 18, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 41 South near Potter of the violation of an Order of Protection.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant on Polk 627 near Mena of computer fraud, totaling losses at $758.00. Arrested was Wesley H. Henry, Jr., 33, of Cartwright, OK, on a Warrant ...

  • 26 September

    Mena Police Department: September 17-23, 2017

    September 17, 2017 Report was taken of a shoplifter at a local retail store.  Case is pending further investigation, review of surveillance tape, and identification and location of suspect. Report was made of a verbal dispute between a local man and his mother-in-law.  No charges were filed. September 18, 2017 A local man reported that someone had stolen his son’s bicycle from ...

  • 22 September

    Polk County Births

    Jessica Hall and Jaymis Black, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on September 15th. Portia and Justin Sattler, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on September 15th. Xochilt Padilla and Sergio Olvera, of Wickes, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on September 17th. Mary and Jeremy Smith, ...

  • 19 September

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: September 11-17, 2017

    September 11, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 676 near Acorn of being harassed by an acquaintance.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report of an ATV accident on Pedal to the Metal Lane near Shady.  Deputy responded. Report of a disturbance on Mills Lane near Potter.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting ...

  • 19 September

    Mena Police Department: September 10-16, 2017

    September 10, 2017 Josue Ruiz Castro, 21, and Rubi Francisco Reyes-Sarabia, 18, both from unknown areas in Texas, were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop.  Castro was additionally charged with driving without a driver’s license. Report was made regarding someone stealing multiple newspapers from a machine at a local convenience store.  Case is pending location and ...

  • 19 September

    Polk County Farm Bureau – A Legacy of Insuring and Protecting Rural Life

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The Polk County Farm Bureau Insurance Agency provides personal lines of insurance for homes, auto, boat, farms, equipment, health through Blue Cross/Blue Shield, life insurance, and annuities for approximately 3,125 members in Polk County. They also provide limited banking services including loans, CD’s, checking, money market accounts, business lines of credit, and credit cards. The agency ...