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March, 2015

  • 31 March

    Lisa Masters – A Testament to ‘Open Doors’

    BY JACLYN ROSE – A native of Louisiana, Lisa Masters moved to Texas in 1989, when she married her husband Tim. “Tim and I try to be sensitive to one another’s feelings and we put each other first. We also have the same values which has helped us in our marriage,” explained Masters. The couple have four children: Anna, Neal, ...

  • 24 March

    Elizabeth Tompkins – A Special Heart for Special Needs

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Elizabeth Tompkins found her calling in life at an early age. “Growing up I had a cousin that was special needs and all through school the teacher would come and get me and I would help him with his work. This showed me that the population of special needs children needed help. I knew that this ...

  • 17 March

    Mike Jackson – Acorn’s Driving Force

    BY NORM BETZ – Acorn High School head boys and girls basketball coach, Mike Jackson, is proud to call Polk County his home. Jackson accomplished something this year that not too many coaches nationwide will ever be able to say. Jackson led both the Tigers and Lady Tigers to the 1A State Tournament. Just how hard is this feat to ...

  • 10 March

    Pete Johnson – A Heart of Gold

    BY JACLYN ROSE – One of the things that makes small town communities great are the people, those who are willing to contribute their time, knowledge and resources to improve society.  In many instances, individuals give what they can amongst their other obligations, and on rare occasions, someone comes along who gives on an even greater scale.  Pete Johnson is ...

  • 3 March

    Shanea Floyd – A Heart for Helping

    by jaclyn rose Born and raised in south Polk County, Shanea Floyd is a dedicated citizen, always ready to lend a hand to her neighbor and better her community.  After graduating from Wickes High School in 1999, Floyd married her husband Brandon, who at the time was active duty Army, and the couple moved to Fort Hood.  “Being an Army ...

February, 2015

  • 24 February

    Damon Miller – Moving on Up

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Life really started for Damon Miller in 2008, the year he calls the best and the busiest year of his life.  “In that year, I moved back to Mena and married my wife, Kimberly, in March; our first son, Daeton was born in August; and I began my career with Arvest Bank.  It was the time ...

  • 17 February

    Robert Crawford – Running His Way Through Life

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Robert Crawford couldn’t be happier to call Polk County his home. He and his wife, Donita, are both natives of Texas who met while attending Texas Tech University.  The couple, who married in July of 1984, celebrated their 30th Anniversary by renewing their vows and going on a second honeymoon to the state of California in ...

  • 10 February

    Janee’ Sweeney – Serving Country and Community

    BY JACLYN ROSE – A native of Central Arkansas, Janee’ Sweeney lived in several different states before her family returned to Arkansas where she graduated from Cabot in 1987.  Immediately following graduation Sweeney joined the United States Marine Corps and served her country for the following five years.  “I joined the Marine Corps because I felt that if I could ...

  • 3 February

    Chris Daniel – Keeping Communications Open

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Chris Daniel grew up in neighboring Oklahoma, in the town of Broken Bow, but moved to Mena in 1987, after living and working in several other cities.  With a passion for all things radio, Daniel has a long history connected to the communication medium.  “I was bitten by the radio bug very early.  In fact, the ...

January, 2015

  • 27 January

    Ruby Hopper- Small in Stature, Mighty in Heart

    BY JACLYN ROSE – It’s heart-warming when you stumble across those rare children who understand that the world isn’t all about them and that by giving of themselves, they can not only be an inspiration to the receiver, but also to the world around them. And that is why this week, The Pulse is proud to be honoring its youngest ...