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October, 2015

  • 9 October

    Boil Order Issued


    A boil order has been issued by the Hatfield Water Dept. for customers who live along Hwy 71 from Johnson Street, north to the Hatfield city limits. Customers who live on Buddy Bean Drive are also under this boil order.

  • 7 October

    Mena’s EAST Students Need Community’s Help to Honor Local Veterans


    SUBMITTED – Mena High School’s EAST program is focusing on communities and veterans for this school year, said teacher and facilitator Tyra Hobson. The class is putting together a video to honor local veterans during the Veteran’s Day Luncheon presented by community businesses. EAST is asking students and members of the community that have a family member in the military, ...

  • 7 October

    It’s Tootsie Roll Time!


    The Knights of Columbus are gearing up to start their annual Tootsie Roll drive that raises funding for Intellectual Disabilities. The drive will be on October 16th and 17th. Knights of Columbus members will visit businesses wearing yellow aprons during the week of October 12th through 16th. Jim Scroggins of the Knights of Columbus said, “We thank the citizens and ...

  • 7 October

    Sisters Find Answers After Decades of Wonder


    BY MELANIE BUCK – Lynette Peters moved to Mena from the state of Oregon when she was in the 7th grade and for many years after finding out that she was adopted, wondered what her birth family was like. The older she got, the more she wondered about medical history, especially for her son, or how many siblings she may ...

  • 7 October

    Lioness Raise $10,000+ for Local Charities


    Close to 100 were in attendance for the annual Mena Lioness Lions fundraiser where over $10,000 was raised to benefit several area organizations. The auction was held at the Ouachita Center on the campus of Rich Mountain Community College on Tuesday, September 29, for the second year in a row to an enthusiastic crowd. Throughout the year, the Lioness club ...

  • 7 October

    Fire Prevention Week


    Mena Mayor George McKee signed a proclamation declaring this week as Fire Prevention Week in Polk county. During this week, local firefighters will visit area schools to educate children about fire safety.

  • 7 October

    Quote from Randy Veach, President, Arkansas Farm Bureau Regarding the Trans Pacific Partnership

    LITTLE ROCK — “We are pleased the negotiations about the Trans Pacific Partnership have concluded. As a member of the USDA/USTR trade advisory committee, I know how challenging this process has been. TPP offers a rare opportunity to open markets around the Pacific Rim that have been previously restricted. We are hopeful the details of the agreement will bear that ...

  • 7 October

    Ark. Agriculture Hall of Fame Solicits Nominations

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for its class of 2015. The nomination deadline is Nov. 6. The Agriculture Hall of Fame recognizes Arkansans who are or have contributed significantly to the state’s largest industry, while spotlighting their contributions to the state’s economic development. Since its first class was selected in ...

  • 7 October

    Donation to Clarice’s Room of Hope


    Thanks to the generous support of advertisers supporting a recent October Beast Cancer Awareness campaign in The Pulse, a portion of the proceeds were able to be donated to the local non-profit organization, Clarice’s Room of Hope, founded and operated by Teena Brown. Shown is The Pulse’s Candace Riner presenting the donation on behalf of Pulse Multi-Media.

  • 7 October

    County Under Extensive Roadwork this Fall


    BY MELANIE BUCK – Several projects are currently underway around the County as road crews work to build new bridges and create safer, smoother roadways. Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison said that a new 97-foot concrete bridge is being built over Board Camp Creek on Polk Road 657. They are replacing a 100-year old pony truss steel and timber bridge. ...