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Senator Larry Teague Recognized with the Advocate of Justice Award

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association recognized Senator Larry Teague with the Advocate of Justice Award for his work in support of victims of crime and prosecution efforts during the 91st General Assembly.  Teague received the award at the Association’s Elected Prosecutor Board Meeting, held on December 8, 2017, at the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Little ...

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Reisig Releases Eighth “Key West” Adventure Novel

Local author Michael Reisig has just released his latest novel — the eighth book in his “Road to Key West” series. Reisig says this new one has rapidly become a Best Seller for him – hitting the top 1,000 books in Amazon’s six million offerings only two days after it’s release. In A Wild Road to Key West, once again, ...

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Police Department Creates Safe Meeting Zone; Upgrades Security

BY MELANIE WADE – As online purchases from personal individuals increases, so does the risk of meeting unsavory characters. To combat the growing issue, a safe meeting zone is being created at the Mena Police Department. Police Chief Brandon Martin said for those who shop and buy items online from places such as Facebook or Craig’s List and are unfamiliar ...

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Mena/Polk County Chamber Welcomes Ouachita Regional Hospice

Ouachita Regional Hospice was welcomed into the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce on December 12, 2017, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Ouachita Regional Hospice also held Open House that day and welcomed all to visit their new location at 602 DeQueen Street in Mena.

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DABC Offers Christmas Hope; Celebrates Eight Years

BY MELANIE BUCK – Dallas Avenue Baptist Church is celebrating eight years of their ‘Christmas Hope Children’s Shoe Giveaway’. The whole community is invited to the event where children are blessed with new shoes. The church will open at 8 a.m. Saturday, December 16, when breakfast will be served. Children must be present to receive their shoes. Christmas Hope began ...

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December Cash Mob

“DECEMBER CASH MOB BECOMES A ‘SANTA CASH MOB’.  After gathering at American Artisans and having  Christmas refreshments, games, door prizes and gifts, the ‘Santa Cash Mob’ converged on the shop selected:  The Mercantile.   The group continued to have a fun time as they browse.

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Earl F. Hale

On December 29, 2017 Earl F. Hale, the ‘old Medicare recipient from De Kalb out on FM 1840,’ rode West with God in an M2/M3 Half-Track telling Him to ‘double clutch it’ as they left this world and headed toward the Pearly Gates. Born December 18, 1922, Earl was raised near Fort Smith. The youngest of seven children of Charles and Tennessee Smith Hale [Jim; Ruth (McGehee); Bill; Harold; Elsie (Ross); and Inez (Wiley)], Earl lived ...

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Mena Police Department: December 17-30, 2017

December 17, 2017 A Mena man reported that he had been slapped several times by another local man. No charges have been filed. December 18, 2017 Report was made of a local man setting up a utility account with someone else’s personal information. Case pending. Brandon Everett, 28, of Mena was arrested on a warrant for battery and disorderly conduct ...

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2017: Year in Review

BY LEANN DILBECK – It’s always been our tradition for the first issue of the New Year to republish the Top 10 stories of the year in a special “Year in Review” edition as determined by the editor. After we launched MyPulseNews.com, we decided we could select the Top 10 stories based on the highest numbers the story had been ...

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Flu Season Hits Hard Across the State

BY MELANIE WADE – The Arkansas Department of Health is now reporting that 12 Arkansans have died as a result of influenza this season and Polk County is one of few in the state to not be a hot zone of the illness. However, the introduction of flu to an area can come quickly and with the following of several ...

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