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January, 2018

  • 18 January

    Moments From America’s History: Rights and Lives 

    BY JEFF OLSON – Forty-five years ago this coming Monday, January 22, 1973, the “Roe v. Wade” Supreme Court decision was made. It essentially declared that a woman has a right to an abortion at any time during the entire time of her pregnancy, provided it was deemed medically necessary to preserve her health or life. This decision overturned all ...

  • 17 January

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 8-14, 2018

    January 8, 2018 Arrested was Robert A. Hamilton, 30, of Mena, on a Body Attachment Warrant. Arrested was Kristi H. Green, 24, of Talihina, OK, on a Warrant for Felony Failure to Appear. January 9, 2018 Report from a Vandervoort woman that her 13-year-old son was missing.  Investigation continues into his whereabouts. Report from a Mena woman of the theft ...

  • 16 January

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 1-7, 2018

    January 1, 2018 Report from a Wickes woman of a missing family member.  Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 121 near Mena of the theft of a firearm.  Investigation continues. Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Mena led to the arrest of Lance R. Birtcher, 20,of Mena, on Charges of Disorderly Conduct and Obstructing Governmental Operations.  Also, a ...

  • 10 January

    Polk County Births

    Chris May and Kayla Phillips are the proud parents of a baby boy born December 19, 2017. Joshua Wood and Alejandra Lopez are the proud parents of a baby boy born January 3, 2018.

  • 10 January

    Double Header This Week at OLT!

    Friends and members of OLT have a rare opportunity to experience not one, but two exciting events for the public in the same week.  First, on Wednesday, January 10th at 6:30 p.m., a free movie party will be hosted by Ouachita Little Theatre. The feature will be one of the most famously popular and critically acclaimed movies of all time, ...

  • 10 January

    Portrait of Arkansas

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The February Exhibit at Mena Art Gallery will be An Artist’s Portrait of Arkansas, the Natural State. Each artist will find something that means “Arkansas” to them and that will be the subject of their work. Entries can be in any media: Paintings, photographs, drawings, pen and ink, and three-dimensional work will be included. This will ...

  • 10 January

    Mandy Parks Photography – Capturing Proof of Unforgettable Moments

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A well-known American photographer, Aaron Siskind, once said, “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything,” and no one can probably attest to that more than one local photographer, Mandy Parks. “I was widowed in ...

  • 10 January

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: December 25-31, 2017

    December 25, 2017 Report of a disturbance on Polk 18 near Cove.  Deputy responded.  Complainant refused to press charges. December 26, 2017 Report from complainant on Highway 8 West near Rocky of the break-in and theft of jewelry, valued at $600.00.  Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Lark Lane near Board Camp of a bullet hole in an exterior wall ...

  • 10 January

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

    December 18, 2017 Report from a local medical clinic of a dog bite victim.  Deputy responded. Report from complainant on Polk 30 near Hatfield of the break-in to a storage building.  Investigation continues. Arrested was Jesse S. Lively, 23, of Yukon, OK, on a Warrant for Probation Violation. December 19, 2017 Report of a disturbance on Highway 8 East near ...

  • 3 January

    Artists’ Garage Sale

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery will have its annual Artists’ Garage Sale during January 2018. You will find work exclusively by local artists in all media, but that is just the beginning: it is also a time when artists bring in art supplies. It gives the artist a chance to clear out unused supplies and gives the ...