Breaking News

News

October, 2013

  • 17 October

    Demolition and Clean-Up Underway at Former Councell’s Corner

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Demolition and clean-up has begun at the former Councell’s Corner located at 1510 Reeves that was cited by city officials earlier this year for “unsafe structure” and “inoperable vehicle.” Judge Jerry Ryan ruled August 16 that the property owner, Mary Weaver, be fined $125 per violation per day until the repairs are made. Tammy Stockton of ...

  • 17 October

    Mena Schools Presents Annual Report to the Public

    BY JACLYN ROSE – The Mena School Board met on October 15 to present their Annual Report to the Public.  Superintendent, Benny Weston, opened the meeting and explained the purpose was to give the community a general overview of the district’s activities. Each of the principals of the four Mena campuses, as well as, several different directors and coordinators, addressed ...

  • 17 October

    Sears Hometown Store Earns Top Awards

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The local Sears Hometown Store in Mena earned three of its companies’ top three awards and was recognized during its district rally held in Cabot, Ark on October 10. They were named #1 in Customer Experience, Comp Store Sales, and the Top Store in the District. Store owner Bruce Erickson said, “For our first year having ...

  • 16 October

    Roads Thunder as Thousands Roll into Polk County for CMA Rally

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The roads in and around Mena will be thundering as an estimated 3,000 motorcyclists make their annual journey “home” to the Christian Motorcyclists Association’s (CMA) International Headquarters for the 38th Annual Changing of the Colors Rally this week, Wednesday through Saturday. Missy Parmenter, National Events Coordinator for CMA encourages the community to attend, “Everything is open ...

  • 16 October

    Polk County Basketball Association Ready to Kick-Off the Season

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The Polk County Basketball Association has formed and will now be the governing the association for area youth basketball ages K-6 that had previously been operating under the Mena Optimist Club. Founding board members, LaShea Holder, Brandon Burford, Sondra Rosson, Shanae Floyd-Baker, and Kenny Miller are eager to see the program develop and give youth the ...

  • 16 October

    Dallas Avenue Accident Injures One

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A 3-vehicle accident occurred Tuesday afternoon amid rainy conditions at the intersection of Dallas Avenue and Cherry Street that resulted in one injury. According to the Mena Police report filed by Patrolman Norman Gray, at approximately 3:44, Joshua Wayne Broach, age 21 of Hatfield, was south bound on Cherry Street, driving a 2003 Dodge pickup, and ...

  • 15 October

    New Cossatot River Eagles Gym Dedicated

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A dedication of the new Cossatot Eagles Gymnasium was held last Thursday, October 10, 2013 as black and silver combined to scrimmage in their first combined basketball action since the once rival school districts, Van-Cove and Wickes, merged to play together on the same team. Mr. Ed Stevenson, who himself is a 1954 graduate of Van-Cove, ...

  • 15 October

    CMA Founder Herb Shreve: Forever Memorialized in Powell’s Book “FISHER OF MEN”

    As the roads that lead into Polk County rumble with the thunder of thousands of motorcycles from around the world for the CMA Changing of the Colors Rally this week, we at The Pulse thought we would bring you a story, printed in our May 15, 2013 edition, to highlight the efforts of Gene Harlan Powell to carry on the ...

  • 14 October

    Strasner Named New ORSD Superintendent

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Jerry Strasner has been named as the new Superintendent of the Ouachita River School District, effective July 1, 2014. Until that time, Strasner will continue his role with the district where he now serves as the Acorn Elementary School principal. When Jerry Strasner attended his first high school ball game after college, he said he immediately ...

  • 14 October

    Mass Flu Shot Clinic Dates Announced

    On Monday the 21st of October, Polk County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will be providing seasonal flu shots at Polk County Health Unit 702 Hornbeck Mena from 9:00a.m. Until 3:00 p.m. It is important to get flu vaccine every year, because different strains of the flu are in circulation every year. This year’s vaccine protects ...