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August, 2020

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    Parade of Heroes

July, 2020

  • 31 July

    Teens found

    Staff Report Two Mena juveniles who were missing since the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 22, were found Thursday at approximately 5 p.m. in a rural area of Montgomery County, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement officers were looking for Chloe Kelley, 12, and Raphael Overturf, 15. The two were believed to be together, driving a ...

  • 30 July

    Master Gardners update courthouse landscape

    Submitted by Polk County Master Gardeners Polk County Master Gardeners have embarked on a multi-year, multi-phase update to the existing landscaping at the County Courthouse.  Because the present landscaping is extensive, work will progress in stages over a number  of years.  This growing season weed control will be the emphasis…not fun or pretty but necessary.  We ask for the public’s ...

  • 29 July

    Sales tax steady State sales tax on Nov. ballot

    By Jeri Borst After two months of lost revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, sales tax in Polk County has begun generating income. Taxes collected in April, which were generated with purchases in March, were down $2,308.68 from last year. However, after stay at home orders were lifted, sales tax revenue picked up. June purchases equated to $152,123.34 in July’s collected ...

  • 29 July

    Teens missing, assistance sought

    Staff Report Two Mena juveniles have been missing since the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 22, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement officers are  looking for Chloe Kelley, 12, and Raphael Overturf, 15. They are believed to be together, driving a gray 2016 Jeep Renegade, Arkansas license plate 831-YMY, which was reportedly taken without permission from ...

  • 29 July

    Badges take blood drive competition

    Staff Report This year 226 potential donors signed up for the Boots and Badges Blood Drive and 209 successful donations were made, which shattered last years 139 donations. Badges narrowly hang on to bragging rights, with 114 donations to the Boots’ 112. “This is the closest boots & badges competition we have seen in any of our Boots and Badges ...

  • 29 July

    Medical students welcomed to MRHS

    Submitted by MRHS Mena Regional Health System welcomes third year medical students Sooji Beck and Joseph “JJ” Williams, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Jonesboro, AR campus of Arkansas State University. The two will soon begin clinical rotations at Mena Regional Health System. Sooji Beck (pictured left) was born in Sole, South Korea. At 12 years of age, she and her ...

  • 29 July

    Borst assumes news position

    Staff Report Pulse Multi-Media welcomed Jeri Pearson Borst to the team July 20. Borst has taken on the responsibilities of news director and editor of the Pulse. She and her husband, Beau Borst, recently returned to Mena after career decisions took the couple out of state. “I couldn’t be happier with our decision to come home,” Borst said. “We are ...

  • 29 July

    MRHS purchases machine for COVID-19 testing

    By Jeri Borst “It is critical to assist hospitals that are working hard to provide care in rural Arkansas and to vulnerable populations. We believe the funds will help these hospitals weather the storm until conditions are back to near normal.” -Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston If knowing is half the battle, Mena Regional Health System  is positioning itself to ...

  • 29 July

    Hail to the Heroes Parade set to salute those who serve

    By Jeri Borst A parade has been set to salute those who serve the community. Residents and supporters of law enforcement and first responders are invited to participate in the Parade of Heroes to be held Saturday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The parade will start at The Crossing, proceed down Mena Street, turn right on Sherwood Avenue, turn right ...