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December, 2017

  • 6 December

    Polk County Births

    Juliann and Joshua Oglesby, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on November 22nd. Carolin Howell, of Topeka, KS, is the proud mother of a baby girl, born on November 23rd. Courtney Morris, of Mena, is the proud mother of a baby boy, born on November 26th. Hope Mitchell and Jovani Gonzalez of DeQueen, are the ...

November, 2017

  • 29 November

    Polk County Births

    Brooke and Hugo Sanchez, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 17th. Jacquillyn Young and Anthony Hamm, of Cove, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 20th. Kristian Taylor and Gregory Brewer, of Hatfield, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on November 22nd.

  • 28 November

    Mena Police Department: November 19-25, 2017

    November 19, 2017 A Polk County woman reported someone had vandalized her vehicle by “keying” the fender.  Case is pending. Jessica M. Justice, 27, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail store. Report was made of a physical altercation on the parking lot of a local store.  Case is pending location and ...

  • 28 November

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 20-29, 2017

    November 20, 2017 Report of stolen property led to a 16-year-old male being issued Juvenile Citations for Theft of Property and Possession of Narcotics.  The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. November 21, 2017 Arrested was Roger A. T. Burton, 28, of Hatfield, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. Report from complainant on Heritage Lane near ...

  • 28 November

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 13-19, 2017

    November 13, 2017 Report of a disturbance on Tilley Road near Hatfield.  Deputy responded.  Investigation continues. November 14, 2017 Report from a Mena woman of problems with her 16-year-old son.  Deputies responded. November 15, 2017 Report of $1,500.00 in damages done to a vehicle led to a 16-year-old male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree.  The ...

  • 28 November

    Ashley George – Bringing ‘New Vision’ to Polk County

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A report released in 2016 by the U.S. Surgeon General estimated that one in seven people in this country are battling a substance addiction, and those numbers have only continued to rise. An even more astounding statistic is that approximately only one in ten addicted Americans receive treatment for their addiction due to the fragmentation in ...

  • 21 November

    Polk County Births

    Megan and Jerod McCormick, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on November 10th. Kylie Byford and Nathan Chitty, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 10th. Tanesha and Travis Chambers, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 14th. Deana Slater-Hughes and Bobby Hancox, ...

  • 21 November

    Mena Police Department: November 12-18, 2017

    November 12, 2017 Abram Levi Abernathy, 20, of Mena was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after officers were called to a local neighborhood. Report was made of two neighbors having issues over a property line. Case is pending. November 13, 2017 Officers responded to a local mobile home park regarding neighbors fighting. Case is pending further investigation. November 14, ...

  • 21 November

    Sanctified Design Studio – Much more than a sign shop!

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Being blessed with artistic talent opens a wide range of career options. For Jesse Garcia, owner of Sanctified Design Studio, his such talent has evolved into an entrepreneurial endeavor with aspirations to one day be his own franchise. Jesse relocated to Mena from Houston in 1994. According to Jesse, he had “been artistic ever since I ...

  • 15 November

    “Still on the Hill” and “Elf” News

    Friends and patrons of Ouachita Little Theatre and Polk County residents are being treated to a free concert on Sunday, November 19 at 2:30 PM.  This grant supported event through the Buffalo River National Park Service provides entertainment that also educates about our rural Arkansas cultural history. If you love nature, music, storytelling, and learning about people and places of ...