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August, 2017

  • 9 August

    Polk County Births

    Leah and Aaron Burt, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby girl born on August 1st. Misty and Dylan Linvillke, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on August 1st. Makayla Cripps and Shave Davis, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a,baby boy, born on August 2nd.

  • 8 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: July 31 – August 6, 2017

    July 31, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 181 near Mena of the theft of landscape timbers. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from a Hatfield man of inappropriate behavior involving a juvenile acquaintance.  Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Little Bear Lane near Mena of problems involving a neighbor.  Deputy responded.  Complainant ...

  • 8 August

    Mena Police Department: July 30 – August 5, 2017

    July 30, 2017 No reports on file. July 31, 2017 Jonathan D. Martin, 29, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines and court costs. James Clayton Shaffer, 29, of Mena was charged with theft of property and criminal trespass after officers were called to a local residence. Jack Allen Curry, 29, of Mena was ...

  • 8 August

    Marty Caldwell- Serving Local Veterans

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Ronald Reagan once said, “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” This quote is most certainly true and one that everyone can strive towards in order to make their community a better place. Marty Caldwell, member of the local Elks Lodge, fully embodies what it means to lend a helping hand. Marty has been ...

  • 8 August

    Polk County CALL – Working to End Foster Care Crisis

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – 5,000. It may not seem like a big number, but numbers are all about perspective. 5,000 fans at a college football game would be awfully low, or 5,000 people in a town is a small community. However, when 5,000 describes the number of children in foster care in Arkansas, that is not just a number, but ...

  • 2 August

    A Predator Among Us…

    BY LEANN DILBECK – I’ve generally always been an early riser, but over the last year, an insanely, frustratingly early riser… 4 a.m. early riser. My beloved Sophie girl, my fluffy, perky, adoringly loyal shih-tzu of almost 10 years was not… except for this one particular morning. I was cleaning out my refrigerator and she just looked at me with ...

  • 2 August

    Ms. Etta Celebrates 106… and Goes Viral!

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Ms. Etta Garmon celebrated her 106th birthday among friends and family Thursday, July 27, all while becoming a viral sensation on social media! A photo of Ms. Etta holding a sign that read: “Hello! My name is Etta Garmon. Today I am 106 years old. How far can I travel on my birthday? Like and share ...

  • 2 August

    Polk County Births

    Rose Rider and William Byrum, of Hatfield, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on July 24th. Vivian and Dillon Turner, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on July 26th. Tamera Thomas and Daniel Whitehead, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on July 27th.

  • 1 August

    Carol Sickles – Bringing Smiles and Hope

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – The support of family and friends is always crucial to people’s success, knowing that you have somebody in your corner encouraging you can help you through the valleys. Experience tells us that life will be hard at points, there may come seasons that the valley seems darker and longer than the time spent on the mountain ...

  • 1 August

    Polk County Extension Office – Educating and Empowering for a Better Tomorrow

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This clever expression is more than fishing. It’s more than eating. At its core, this saying is about education. When someone is educated, there is more than a transfer of knowledge, someone ...