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October, 2013

  • 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 ...

  • 11 October

    Chamber Welcomes River Bend Aero Ranch

    The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday, October 10, 2013 for River Bend Aero Ranch. We are proud to welcome them to the membership!

  • 10 October

    Wolf Pen Gap Trail System Not Impacted By Government Shutdown

    BY LEANN DILBECK  – The Ouachita ATV Club wants the public to know that the Wolf Pen Gap trail system has not been affected by the government shutdown.  According to Pam Ferguson of the organization, “The shut-down is for designated recreational areas only and Wolf Pen is not officially designated as such.” This is much welcomed news for a community, ...

  • 10 October

    Mena Schools Earns “Beating the Odds” Award

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Holly Harshman Elementary and Mena Middle School of the Mena School District were both presented the “Beating the Odds” award by the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas in a recent report titled, “Outstanding Educational Performance Awards.” These awards are based on the OEP-created “school GPA,” calculated on the basis of the percentage ...

  • 9 October

    Polk County Native, Nancy Williams, World Championship Trapshooter

    BY LEANN DILBECK – From shooting BB guns to claiming World Championship Trapshooting competitions…not once but eight times…Nancy (Turner) Williams, a Polk County native, credits her roots and her parents that turned a childhood activity into a lifelong hobby that has spanned three decades. The daughter of Minnie Belle Turner and the late Kenneth Turner, Nancy was born and raised ...

  • 8 October

    Polk County Feeling Affects of Government Shut-Down

    BY JACLYN ROSE – The shut down of the United States Federal Government, at midnight on October 1, has had an obvious and far-reaching affect on the entire Nation. At least, 800,000 government employees were deemed non-essential and were placed on an unpaid furlough.  At times, it may seem like Polk County is immune to the political maneuverings of Washington ...

  • 6 October

    Mena Water Utility Conducting Water Main Flushing this Week

    Mena Water Utilities will be conducting a water main flushing program during the week of Monday, October 7th through Friday, October 11th.  Flushing is done as part of a scheduled preventative maintenance program to help maintain good water quality and to improve the water flow in your neighborhood.  Mena Water Utilities will flush the lines on the south of Highway ...

  • 6 October

    Homecoming Victory Over Dover Pirates

    The Mena Bearcats delivered an impressive win at Bearcat Stadium Friday night for their Homecoming with a final score of 40 to 8. Crowned as the 2013 Homecoming Queen was Senior Hailey Knittig, whose reign proved to be a tremendous success. The Dover Pirates strategy to control the ball and keep from the Bearcat offense was a failure as the ...

  • 6 October

    Lioness Hold Annual Auction

    Lioness President Janee Sweeney hasn’t yet released the total amount raised from last Tuesday’s Lioness Auction, but did confirm that almost 100 people attended. Turning into one of the social events of the year, guests enjoyed perfect weather on the patio of Spinelli’s while they bid on terrific auction items donated by local businesses along with wine and beer tasting.

  • 4 October

    More Alike Than Different

    October is National Down Syndrome Awareness month. The Pulse was privileged to profile Jacob and his courageous family in the October 24, 2012 edition in an effort to increase awareness that Jacob and 400,000 other people living in America with Down syndrome are “more alike than different.” BY LEANN DILBECK – God’s blessings and inspirations come in many different sizes ...