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November, 2013

  • 21 November

    18-Wheeler & Car Collide on Hwy 71

    BY LEANN DILBECK –  Arkansas State Police worked a collision between an 18-wheeler and an Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight that occurred on Hwy 71 South at approximately 9 a.m. Thursday morning. The identities of the parties have not yet been released. According to eye-witnesses, the Oldsmobile was north bound and began crossing the center-line into the path of the south bound 18-wheeler. ...

  • 19 November

    County at Risk of Losing Millions Due to Preservationists’ Efforts to Protect Mussels

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Local state and county leadership are in a battle, once again, to protect the tourist, timber and agricultural industries, against a potentially harmful federal proposal, passed this time, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in an effort to protect the Neosho Mucket and the Rabbitsfoot mussels, two fresh-water endangered species. They, along with many others ...

  • 19 November

    Progress Being Made in PineMoore Noise Complaints

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Both parties continue working to reach a compromise in a story The Pulse first brought to you last week concerning noise and dust complaints from neighbors to the PineMoore Shavings sawmill on the south side of Mena. Following a petition and standing-room only meeting in City Hall, the two sides are now meeting on a weekly ...

  • 18 November

    Cain Receives MRHS Auxiliary Scholarship

    Sherry Cain is the recipient of the Mena Regional Health System Auxiliary Scholarship.  A $1000.00 scholarship is awarded in the spring and fall to a student enrolled in a program within the medical field and one that has maintained a 3.0 grade point average or above.  Sherry is currently a student in the LPN program at Rich Mountain Community College in Mena.  ...

  • 17 November

    Another Step Forward to ARCO’s Downtown Revitalization Vision – Chameleon Arts to Open Soon

    ARCO’s vision of a revitalized downtown continues to gain momentum as many Mena Street buildings are receiving facelifts.  The most recent being the Chameleon Arts located on the corner of Janssen Avenue and Mena Street owned by Joel and Shauna Bush. Muralist Lisa Jordan is using her creative talents to bring a very unique look befitting of the business it ...

  • 15 November

    Mulerider Mascot “Maye and Molly” Conclude Ride Across Hot Springs & Little Rock

    Megan Maye, Southern Arkansas University’s Mulerider, and her esteemed mule, Molly Ann, are concluding their road trip that has gained state-wide attention across Arkansas in celebration of SAU’s record-setting enrollment this fall. Maye is a Mena graduate and the daughter of Vickie Maye and Brian Maye. Maye, a senior at SAU’s College of Business, was ready to ride out of ...

  • 15 November

    The Pulse Goes Back to School

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Students of Holly Harshman Elementary began using iPads in the classroom setting last year but, as of this week, is using a local media source combined with that technology to bring new life to journalism. The 4th grade literacy classes are now including The Polk County Pulse’s online publication, MyPulseNews.com, as part of their non-fiction unit ...

  • 14 November

    Lioness Teaming with Rice Depot to Feed Hungry Children in Polk County

    BY JACLYN ROSE – The State of Arkansas is tied with Mississippi for the hungriest state, with 19.2% of the population hungry.  When the people are broken down, a startling 25% of the children in Arkansas are hungry. Located in Little Rock and founded 30 years ago, Arkansas Rice Depot is a faith-based organization working to change those numbers and ...

  • 14 November

    The Love of Music Brings About Unique Friendships

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Music has very many different meanings to people, regardless of the genre and regardless of the listener or the creator, it can serve as an outlet of emotions or as an expression. For four Mena children and their mentors, it has brought about a bond and friendships that wouldn’t normally get to happen. All four students ...

  • 13 November

    DESTINATION: Home

    Former Mena Couple Cycles from Denver to Mena BY LEANN DILBECK – Cyclists ride with many different motivations: fitness, relaxation, adventure but Sidney Foster will tell you that his 1,000+ mile tour from Denver to Mena was all about “testing” himself. Cycling, namely touring, is wildly growing in popularity. “Sid” said he thought most of the appeal with the masses ...