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March, 2018

  • 14 March

    Mena Police Department: March 4-10, 2018

    March 4, 2018 Jamie Lee May, 35, of Mena was arrested on three outstanding warrants. March 5, 2018 Brandon L. Everett, 27, of Mena, was arrested on five outstanding warrants. Shalena Allen, 41, of Mena was arrested for disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental operations, and refusal to submit to arrest. A local woman reported that her wallet had been stolen from ...

  • 7 March

    OLT Movie Party Showing “A Hard Day’s Night”

    SUBMITTED – If you don’t instantly recognize this movie title, chances are you are not well acquainted with The Beatles.  If that’s the case, you owe it to yourself to come to the FREE showing of the Beatles’ first movie release on March 14 and see what all the fuss was (and still is) about.  This original classic was described ...

  • 7 March

    Meet the Artist: Judith Cantrell

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Judith Cantrell is one of the rising stars in our local art world. She is a soft-spoken, gentle, and very talented lady who creates exquisite drawings in several media. Her work has won some awards at Mena Art Gallery over the past few years. Her latest is a beautiful pastel drawing of a hawk. Judith ...

  • 7 March

    Polk County Births

    Carolyn and Kaspar McLeod, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby boy born on February 24th. Kaela and Tate Mendoza, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy born on February 27th Sadie Potter and Ethan Peters, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl born on February 27th. Nicole and Ronald Medford, of ...

  • 7 March

    Mena Police Department: February 25 – March 3, 2018

    February 25, 2018 Daniel Dwight Howard, 37, of Mena was arrested on three outstanding warrants. February 26, 2018 Officers responded to a domestic verbal disagreement at a local residence.  One party left the Polk County area and no charges have been filed. February 27, 2018 No reports on file. February 28, 2018 Officers responded to a disturbance at a local residence.  The ...

  • 7 March

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: February 26 – March 4, 2018

    February 26, 2018 Report of a two-vehicle accident that had occurred earlier in the day on Highway 8 East near Mena.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant on Lakeside Lane near Nunley of financial identity theft, via Facebook. Report from a Cove man of a missing family member.  The individual was ...

February, 2018

  • 28 February

    Polk County Births

    Jessy and Christopher Brown, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy born on February 16th. Barbara and Marc Rosson, of Gillham, are the proud parents of a baby girl born on February 20th

  • 28 February

    Ouachita Little Theatre Continues Improvements

    Recently it was announced that Ouachita Little Theatre has obtained an on-line system for membership renewal as well as new memberships.  If you are interested in a new membership, go online to and join OLT to buy season tickets.  If you are already an OLT member, you will receive an email notice when your subscription has run out and ...

  • 28 February

    The Art of Hair at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The reception for the March exhibit at Mena Art Gallery, The Art of Hair, will be from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, March 3, at 607 Mena Street. Awards will be presented around 2 pm. You will find two types of display: photographs of models both before and after hairdressers have worked their magic and styles created on ...

  • 27 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: February 19-25, 2018

    February 19, 2018 No reports were filed. February 20, 2018 Report from complainant on Bunny Hop Lane near Yocana of the theft of fuel and a steer, all valued at $660.00.  Investigation continues. February 21, 2018 Arrested was Santana E. Vaughn, 24, of Mena, on a Warrant for Delivery of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance and two counts of Delivery ...