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July, 2020

  • 29 July

    NEWS BRIEFS

    JAWS is coming OLT Ouachita Little Theatre is offering a free screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic, JAWS,  Wednesday, Aug. 12. at 6:30 p.m. New to Movie Night are themed masks for patrons to purchase with a suggested minimum donation of $10. Wearing a mask during the movie is required. Reserve your mask by calling 243-5903.  Shark masks are designed ...

  • 29 July

    ADA warns of unsolicited seed packages

    The Arkansas Department of Agriculture has been made aware that private citizens in several states have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The types of seeds in the packages are unknown at this time and may be invasive plant species. The packages were sent by mail and may have Chinese writing on them. Please ...

  • 29 July

    State of Arkansas House of Representatives

    This week, our country celebrates the 30th anniversary of the most sweeping civil rights legislation ever enacted for people with disabilities. On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act. Banning discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, places of public accommodation, public services, transportation, and telecommunications, the ADA ushered in a new era ...

  • 29 July

    Community Calendar

    Wednesday, July 29 • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Shepherd’s Closet open at First Baptist Church 4802 Hwy 71 S Hatfield, AR (870)389-6412.  Accepting and distributing clothing/usable household items/and nonperishable food items. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 368 Polk Road 50. • 12:00 p.m. – The Emergency Warning Sirens ...

  • 22 July

    Hail to the Heroes – Parade set to salute service

    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 on DeQueen Street ...

  • 22 July

    Petition Postponed

    Jeri Borst j.borst@mypulsenews.com A movement to bring alcohol sales to the ballot in Polk county has been postponed. According to social media post by the Committee for Growth in Polk County, the decision to halt the petition drive was made public July 16. “We were ready in March this year with a proven plan and volunteers to begin collecting signatures,” ...

  • 22 July

    Rod Run Yields to Virus

    Jeri Borst j.borst@mypulsenews.com The breaks have been pressed on the 45th annual Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run, which was scheduled for Aug. 28 and 29. The event, which brings tourist and travelers to Mena for a car-enthusiast filled weekend, is organized by the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by local businesses. The chamber board’s decided to cancel the scheduled ...

  • 22 July

    FBI releases Barry Seal documents

    Information names Rich Mountain Aviation Staff Report After a barrage of requests from media outlets, the FBI released more than 1,000 pages of its file on Adler Berriman “Barry” Seal on July 15th. A joint investigation by the FBI, Arkansas State Police and IRS revealed that Barry Seal used the Mena airport for “smuggling activity” from late 1980 until March, ...

  • 22 July

    Mena High School Graduation 2020

    Photos courtesy of Mena Public Schools Above Left: MHS Principal David Maxwell speaks to 2020 graduates. Right: Paige Evans celebrates earning her diploma. Above Left: Julia Bailey leads classmates to receive diplomas. Right: Heath Peterson replaces his cap after the National Anthem.

  • 22 July

    Local Legendz Take Third

    Left: Riley Gilbert of Mena, pitched and played outfield for the Legendz baseball team. The Legendz baseball team, featuring players from Mena, Smithville and Horatio, took third place honors this weekend at the U.S.S.A. 18 and under World Series at Burns Park in North Little Rock.  Mena athletes participating on the team included: Riley Gilbert, Blake Brown, Sam Efird, and ...