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February, 2017

  • 7 February

    Seth Smith – Serving Polk County With a Smile

    BY LOGAN MCCOURNTEY – Seth Smith balances the rare blend of seriousness and laughter, which may seem like polar opposites, but for a career that requires him to struggle the stresses of law enforcement while being a public servant, Seth has found the perfect equation. Seth grew up in Polk County and attended Mena Public Schools. Upon graduation from high ...

  • 7 February

    Polk County Extension Homemakers Club- Making a Better Home and Community

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – It is undeniable that our culture is moving faster than it ever has. Everything from fast food, paying bills, and even shopping online is for the purpose of making life easier and faster. If life was like college, everyone would be majoring in ‘busyness’. No where can this rapid pace be seen like it is within ...

  • 2 February

    Clint Bell – Protecting and Shaping Lives

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Raising boys up to be men of honor, integrity, and strength can be tough. In fact, it seems that it takes a whole village to raise kids the right way. The family structure is paramount in developing kids for their adult years. This idea is perfectly summed up in Clint Bell, School Resource Officer [SRO] for ...

  • 2 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 23-29, 2017

    January 23, 2017 Report from walk-in complainant of the theft of a firearm, valued at $100.00.  Investigation continues. Report of an unauthorized person at a residence on Polk 59 in the Board Camp community led to the arrest of Bryan J. Strother, 25, of Mena, on Charges of Violation of a Protection Order, Theft of a Firearm, Aggravated Assault and ...

  • 2 February

    Mena Police Department: January 22-28, 2017

    January 22, 2017 Report was taken of someone trying to pass a counterfeit $10.00 bill at a local farm store.  Case is pending. Wesley Harold Henry, Jr., 32 of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail store. January 23, 2017 Jimmy Lee Wright, 31, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding body ...

  • 2 February

    Why Volunteer?

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Why should anyone volunteer? The reasons are probably as numerous as the people who contribute their time and expertise—I can only tell you my reasons. I happen to choose to volunteer primarily with the Mena Art Gallery because of a long-standing interest in art, but the rewards to me are many. I get to see ...

  • 1 February

    Polk County Births

    Kayla and Christopher Lee, of Hatfield, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on January 23rd. Alexis Thompson, of Horatio, is the proud mother of a baby girl, born on January 24th. Natasha and Johnathan Neal, of Hatfield, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born January 25th. Brianna and Skyler Starr, of Oden, are the proud ...

January, 2017

  • 27 January

    Mena Art Gallery’s Sweetheart Show

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – February and Valentine’s Day are just around the corner, and your local art gallery is getting into the spirit of the times. The February show will offer work in any media and on any subject: painting, drawing, sculpture, pen and ink, pastel, watercolor, oils, acrylic, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, photography, fiber arts, and more. The gallery ...

  • 25 January

    Southern Hospitality Opening Soon at OLT

    SUBMITTED – Scotty Jenkins, the director of the most recent Ouachita Little Theatre production of Southern Hospitality, has announced the cast.  They are:  Miss Geneva Musgrave: Ann Glenn; Honey Raye Futrelle: Linor Thomas; Gina Jo (G.J.) Waverly: Alexa Night; Rhonda Lynn Lampley: Donna Sloan; Twink Futrelle: Jackie Baird; Justin Waverly: Chris Swanberg; John Curtis Bunter: Will Hose; Dub Dubberly: Lamar Austin; Frankie ...

  • 25 January

    Polk County Births

    Britany and Cory Eaton, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on January 15th. Jayde Rogue, of DeQueen, is the proud mother of a baby boy, born on January 16th. Emily Barker, of Waldron, is the proud mother of a baby boy, born on January 17th. Taylor and Jacob Standridge, of Mena, are the proud parents ...