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June, 2014

  • 5 June

    It’s Time for the 37th Annual Lum & Abner Festival!

    [MENA]  The Mena Advertising & Promotion Commission (A&P) would like to invite you to join the fun at the 37th annual Lum & Abner Festival June 6 & 7. Directing the festival for her first year is A&P Marketing Director Kristy Fricker.  Previously voted “Best New Festival in Arkansas” in 2006 by the Arkansas Festival & Events Association and “Top ...

  • 3 June

    Mena Ranks in TOP 20 Best Places for Homeownership in Arkansas

    As part of a state-by-state series, consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has analyzed the federal data and found the best places for homeownership in Arkansas – and Mena made the list, ranking in the top 20. “Arkansas’ best places for homeownership are spread all across the state, showing that conditions are right for homebuying in nearly every corner of Arkansas,” said ...

  • 2 June

    Hospital Seeking Patient Feedback via HCAHP Surveys

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Mena Regional Health System is hoping that by increasing the awareness of the significance of an exit survey to the local hospital, they can increase the return rate. As part of the continuing evolution of the healthcare system, hospitals who accept Medicare/Medicaid payments are required to administer a 27-question survey upon treating patients, HCAHPS – Hospital ...

May, 2014

  • 30 May

    Polk County Being Targeted by Scam Artists

    POLK COUNTY SHERIFF ISSUES PRESS RELEASE REGARDING SCAM: The Polk County area is being targeted by scam artists.  Local residents are receiving phone calls from a number with a 479 area code claiming that the contacted individual has a warrant for their arrest, and the caller is attempting to collect payment for those fines.  This is a scam. If a ...

  • 28 May

    Relay for Life Event Moved to CMA

    SPECIAL TO THE PULSE BY RICHIE LAWRY The 2014 Relay For Life of Polk County celebration will he held May 30th starting at 6:00 P.M.  Due to the weather, organizers were forced to make the call Friday morning to move the event from Janssen Park in Mena to the CMA Iron Mountain Facility near Hatfield.  As in keeping with the ...

  • 28 May

    Arkansas State Association of Emblem Clubs Installation of Officers

    The Arkansas State Association of Emblem Clubs met at Hot Springs Elks Lodge for Convention and the Installation of Officers May 2nd and 3rd. This year Mena Emblem Club #470 will be at the helm for state activities. Jr. Past President from Hot Springs, Sharon Kelsay, passed the gavel to new President Linda Deaton of Mena. Nancy Harris of Hot Springs, President ...

  • 27 May

    Fink Found Guilty and Sentenced to Life

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A Polk County jury rendered a verdict of guilty on the fourth and final day of the 1st degree murder trial for Cheyenne Fink. The jury was handed the case at 6:19 p.m. by Circuit Judge J.W. Looney and returned with their verdict at 7:40 p.m. As the court entered the sentencing phase to determine if ...

  • 24 May

    Mena Fire Department Responds to Fire at Wendy’s

    BY LEANN DILBECK Mena Fire Department responded to a fire at Wendy’s on Hwy 71 North just after 10 p.m. last night. Customers from Wendy’s, Baskin Robbins and Exxon were evacuated. Smoke was initially coming through to the inside but after investigation, the fire was found in a soffit at the front of the building near the Wendy’s sign, an ...

  • 24 May

    Concord Baptist Church Places Steeple

    Concord Baptist Church recently placed a new steeple atop their church, located on Highway 88 East. A new parking lot was also set. They welcome all to visit the church to see the new additions.

  • 22 May

    Lum & Abner Entertainment Headliners Announced

    BY LEANN DILBECK – This year’s Lum & Abner headliners are definitely ‘up and coming,’ having opened and shared the stage with some of the industry’s finest… and interestingly, both have Arkansas roots. Headlining the Aleshire Electric stage on Friday night will be country boy Blane Howard, an accomplished performer who now lives in Nashville but knew at a very ...