BY MELANIE BUCK –
New CASA advocates were recently sworn in by Polk County Circuit Judge Jerry Ryan. CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, of the Ouachitas, spend quality time and become a constant in the lives of foster children that are spread across the region and the state. The most recent advocates to enlist are Shelby Vaughn, Alicia Hastey, and Kevin Price. To learn more about CASA of the Ouachitas, stop by and visit with Cynthia or Renee at their location, 812 C Dequeen Street Suite D, in Mena, or call them at (479) 243-9277.