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April, 2017

  • 28 April

    Identity of Second Victim Released

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer has released the identity of the male found in his home in Hatfield on Thursday as 66 year old Steven J. Payne. This is the second body found this week and two children remain listed as missing/endangered. Payne’s body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab. The Polk County ...

  • 27 April

    BREAKING NEWS: Authorities Discover Second Body

    BY MELANIE BUCK – A second body has been found within a week by Polk County authorities. On Thursday afternoon, Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer confirmed that another crime scene is being worked just south of Hatfield. Family members of the alleged second victim have confirmed to Pulse Multi-Media that it is the uncle of Bethany Jo (Scarbrough) Wester. The ...

  • 27 April

    BREAKING NEWS: Authorities Identify Body Found in Cove

    BY MELANIE BUCK The identity of a body found near Cove, Ark. has been confirmed by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department as 43 year old Bethany Jo (Scarbrough) Wester, of Mena. The body was discovered on Tuesday, April 25 after the Sheriff’s Department received a call of a “suspicious object” in a creek southeast of Cove. The body was sent ...

  • 26 April

    MORGAN NICK AMBER ALERT Issued for Two Polk County Children

    SUBMITTED BY THE POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in locating two children missing from the Mena/ Polk County area. The missing children are Reilly James Scarbrough, age 10, and his sister Acelynn Carrie Wester, age 2. Both children were last seen around April 21, 2017 – April 22, 2017. Reilly ...

  • 26 April

    Teague Talks Guns, Executions, and Internet with Lions

    BY MELANIE BUCK – State Senator Larry Teague paid a visit to the Mena Lions Club on Friday, April 21, 2017 and spoke of many topics that the Arkansas General Assembly considered in their first session of the year, and of issues coming up in next month’s special session. Some of the topics he discussed with the club were guns, ...

  • 26 April

    Council to Consider Water Rate Increase

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The Mena City Council will be considering a recommendation from the Mena Water Utilities Commission (MWU) to increase water rates during their May meeting. Mena Water Utility Manager Charles Pitman said that the utility consulted with Communities Unlimited (CU) regarding its current water rates. CU confirmed that the utility is not charging enough to cover its ...

  • 26 April

    Body Found in Cove

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The Polk County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that a body was discovered in Cove Tuesday, April 25.  According to the statement released by the Department, they received a call at approximately 1:20 p.m. of a “suspicious object” in a creek southeast of Cove, Ark. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered the body of an unidentified white female.  The ...

  • 21 April

    Walk for Life Raises More Than $7,500 for Fresh Start

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center held a Walk for Life on Saturday, April 15, at Janssen Park and raised more than $7,500 that will benefit expectant mothers and fathers with a variety of resources at the center. To raise money for the event, registered participants asked for pledges from family, friends, and businesses, and then walked ...

  • 21 April

    Local Agencies Collaborate to Make Drug Arrest

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Polk County Sheriff’s Department and the 18th West Judicial Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on Thursday, April 20, 2017, that was the result of a narcotic investigation conducted by the two agencies. The warrant resulted in the finding of drugs and paraphernalia and led to the arrest of Patrick R. Tosta, age 32, ...

  • 19 April

    Winners: Young Artists Competition

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – From the looks of the 2017 Young Artists Competition exhibit at Mena Art Gallery, the future of Art here is in very good shape. You will have an opportunity to see what tomorrow’s artists already can do from now through April 29. Come by the gallery at 607 Mena Street during regular gallery hours: 11 ...