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Shane Haarmeyer

COSSATOT RIVER BOARD OF EDUCATION REVIEWS ATHELTIC FIELDS PROJECT

Members of the Cossatot River Board of Education reviewed the plans for the district’s athletic fields project with facility advisor, Gene Hawk during their June board meeting Monday night. The district is scheduled to open bids for the project on June 21st at a special called board meeting. Hawk told the board they could reject all of the bids if ...

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Connor Purvis of Mena graduates from Harding University

Connor Purvis of Mena graduates from Harding University Connor Purvis of Mena is one of more than 800 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University’s commencement exercises May 5, 2018. Purvis received a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology. Graduates include students from the College of Allied Health, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Bible and ...

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CHIEF JUSTICE OF ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT TO VISIT MENA

Circuit Court Judge Jerry Ryan informed the Pulse that Chief Justice John Dan Kemp of the Arkansas Supreme Court would visit Mena on Friday, June 22nd.  Marty Sullivan who is the director of Administrative Office of the Courts will join Kemp during his visit. Kemp was elected to the office of Chief Justice in 2016 and announced he wanted to ...

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CHAINSAW SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE MONDAY, JUNE 25TH

The Rich Mountain Conservation District will hold a free chainsaw safety certification course on Monday, June 25th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mena National Guard Armory. The course will be lead by Dana Hinkley of Berlin, New Hampshire and he has held numerous safety workshops in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas and across the nation since 2001. Hinkley ...

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BASSCATS COMPETE IN ARKANSAS YOUTH FISHING FEDERATION STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BASS TOURNAMENT

June 1st through 3rd, the Basscats had three teams compete in the Arkansas Youth Fishing Federation State Championship Bass Tournament on Lake Ouachita. Austin Rose and Evan Graves took third in the Junior Division. Austin Johnston and Andrew Graves took fourth and Cason Cannon took seventh in the Senior Division.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL MOBILE OFFICE TO VISIT POLK COUNTY

The Office of the Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced they would be holding a resources day in Polk County on Tuesday, June 26th from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mena-Polk County Senior Center on Autumn Drive in Mena. According to the Attorney General’s office, the mobile offices assist constituents with consumer-related issues including filing consumer complaints and providing information ...

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STATE PARKS, RECREATION AND TRAVEL COMMISSION APPROVED A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH QUEEN WILHELMINA TRAIN OPERATOR

Thursday morning, the Arkansas Department of Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission voted to approve a lease agreement with the operator of the Queen Wilhelmina train. Ronnie Waggoner of Glenwood is the owner of the train and he is expected to sign the lease agreement today. If Waggoner signs the agreement, he plans to open the train by the Fourth of ...

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ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION HOLDS MEETING IN SOUTH ARKANSAS

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission met Thursday, June 14th in Camden to discuss issues that are important to the economy success of Arkansas. Division Director of the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Council, Pat Brown, provided AEDC Commissioners with an overview of the program. AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston said the legislature updated that division and there are now ...

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2018 OUACHITA QUILT SHOW WINNERS

The Ouachita Quilt Show Committee thanks everyone who participated in making this year’s Quilt Show a big success.  We are pleased to announce the winners in the following categories:   DONATION QUILT WINNER:  Susie Turk   BEST OF SHOW:  Elaine Graves ,  “Purple Star Quilt”   PEOPLES’ CHOICE:  Nancy Jo Baker, “Many Mini Rose Gardens”   VIP AWARDS:   CHAMBER ...

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MENA CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6-13

Tuesday evening, the Mena City Council met in regular session. Aldermen approved several reports and heard reports from varies department heads, including the police chief, hospital administrator and airport manager. Aldermen voted to pass a resolution authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk/Treasurer to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration for improvements to the runways ...

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