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July, 2017

  • 5 July

    Sociable Seniors Enjoy Lunch & Fellowship

    The Polk County Sociable Seniors held their June luncheon at local restaurant, LaVilla. “It was very nice,” said organizer Diane Mathis. She extends an invitation to all area seniors to their next luncheon on July 11, 2017, which will be held at the Rock Café, 355 S. Main St., in Waldron, at 12 noon. Mathis reports they have a “good ...

  • 5 July

    JOLT to Perform Tom Sawyer this Month

    SUBMITTED – The Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT) will be presenting the play Tom Sawyer July 14-16 and again July 21-23.  JOLT is an organization sponsored by Ouachita Little Theatre, but run independent of OLT.  JOLT is comprised of young people ages 6 to 18 and is guided by the adult sponsor, Judy Kropp.  Judy has been holding JOLT workshops ...

  • 5 July

    Local Artist Sells Boxes at Crystal Bridges Museum Store

    BY MELANIE WADE – A local wood artist has been honored with the reception of his artistic boxes being sold at the Crystal Bridges Museum Store, a coveted fete not known by too many artists. Crystal Bridges is hailed as one of the best collections of artistic talents in the state, so being able to sell your merchandise among artists ...

  • 5 July

    Town of Hatfield Continues Improvements to Area

    BY MELANIE WADE – The Town of Hatfield has had a busy couple of weeks improving roads, adding playground equipment, and hosting their 16th Jubilee in June Celebration. Hatfield Mayor Linda Denton said the festival went over well with many enjoying the activities offered. Just in time for the festival, the overlay and surfacing of Mershon Drive that runs from ...

  • 5 July

    Children’s Library Named in Honor of Long-Time Librarian, Shirley Philpot

    BY MELANIE WADE – After three decades of stacking and stamping books, helping avid readers from toddler age to the elderly, and making sure the Polk County Library is filled with the best selection, Miss Shirley Philpot has officially retired and was greatly honored at a reception on Friday, June 30, 2017. One of her coworkers stated that the most ...

  • 5 July

    Frost Named Adjuster of the Year

    Farm Bureau claims adjuster Shane Frost (center) of Mena was named the 2017 District Two Adjuster of the Year during the 64th annual Farm Bureau Claims Conference June 8-10 in Rogers. Kevin McKenzie (left), Vice President of Claims, and Josh Webb, District Claims Manager of District Two, presented the award. The award is given annually to the adjuster in each ...

  • 5 July

    City Considers Implementation of Business Permits

    BY MELANIE WADE – Two Mena City Council committees met on Tuesday, June 27, at City Hall to discuss the issue of mobile food services in the city, as well as business permits and licensing. The Health and Sanitation Committee met to discuss proposing regulations on mobile food services in the city. One food truck owner, Jason Goodner of Chicollos, ...

June, 2017

  • 27 June

    Philpot Retires from Years of Service to Library

    Shirley Philpot, Mena Polk County Librarian, is retiring after 33 years of faithful service to county readers. Before coming to work at the library, Shirley was a stay at home mom, taking care of her children. She has always been a fervent reader and even before coming to work at the library, Shirley was consistent to go to the library ...

  • 27 June

    Saddle Up for St. Jude Event Raises Money for Research Hospital

    Held on May 6th at the Posey Hollow Horsecamp, the Saddle Up for St. Jude event raised $2,650 (beating the $2,500 goal) for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and its mission of finding cures and saving children from cancer and other deadly diseases. Thirty riders participated in the fundraising trail ride. Judi Stern won grand prize for collecting the most ...

  • 27 June

    Local Author Releases New Book in Series

    SUBMITTED – Area author Michael Reisig has just released the seventh book in his best-selling “Road To Key West” series. If you enjoy high adventure blended with history and suspense, you’re guaranteed to like “A Far Road To Key West.” “I think this might be the strongest book in this series, in terms of plot and character development,” Reisig said. ...