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May, 2014

  • 20 May

    Dr. Fox Joins Healthy Connections, Inc.

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Tony Calandro, CEO of Healthy Connections, Inc. [HCI], is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Patrick Fox to its medical staff.  Fox will continue seeing patients at his previous location at 1201 South Mena Street. “As a seasoned healthcare provider in general medicine, including the critical care environment, Dr. Fox understands the importance of patient ...

  • 20 May

    Clarice’s Room of Hope Receives Program Award

    [MENA] Teena Brown, founder and president of Clarice’s Room of Hope, was pleased to announce that a one-time mini-grant of $2,000 was awarded to the organization, by the Arkansas Cancer Coalition, to provide access to treatment in keeping with the Arkansas Cancer Plan “care efforts.” Through this award, 37 individuals were assisted with transportation needs and received timely treatments at urban ...

  • 20 May

    Mena Water Utility Issues New Notices

    [MENA] – Mena Water Utilities is once again mail notices to its customers and the customers of Acorn and Freedom Rural Water Associations.  The notices are required by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). According to the utility manager Charles Pitman, “They are to let customers know that due to the flooding that happened at the end of May 2013, ...

  • 20 May

    Map Published of Historic Cossatot River School District

    The GPS Research Group of Historic Cossatot River School District (CRSD) announces the arrival of a map they have created and published. The group consists of Faith Lynch of Wickes, Janice Kelley of Vandervoort, David Frachiseur of Grannis and Royce Lee Pate of Umpire. The present day CRSD is located in south Polk County and runs a few miles north ...

  • 19 May

    Jurors Begin Hearing Testimony in Fink Murder Trial

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A jury of 6 men and 6 women were seated today on day 1 of the murder trial of now 18-year old Cheyenne Fink, who is accused of stabbing 80-year old Korean War Veteran, Loyd Cole, while he was taking a routine walk on the morning of December 3, 2012. Opening statements began at approximately 2:30 ...

  • 19 May

    Brits to Cruise into Mena!

    BY MELANIE BUCK – On Friday, May 30, Mena residents will be treated with a visit from the British Motoring Club of Arkansas. Cars such as MGB, Austin-Healey, Jaguar, Mini, Rolls Royce, and more will grace our streets. Ron Kew, President of the British Motoring Club of Arkansas, said their visit to Mena is part of the activities planned for ...

  • 17 May

    MRHS Teddy Bear Clinic

    The Foundation Board at Mena Regional Health System recently hosted a Teddy Bear Clinic for all first grade students of Polk County. The goal of the Teddy Bear Clinic is to, not only educate the children on the services offered at our hospital, but to calm their fears if they have to visit the facility due to an illness or ...

  • 17 May

    Davis Celebrates 50 years in Business with Ribbon Cutting

    The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for George Davis State Farm Insurance at their new location on Mena Street. Davis and his agency will be featured as the Pulse Business of the Week in the May 28 issue.

  • 16 May

    Miranda to be Remembered in this Weekend’s “Beagle Run” Ride

    BY LEANN DILBECK – This Sunday, ten years following his death, fellow soldiers of SFC Troy L. Miranda will ride in memory of their fallen brother who was killed in action, May 20, 2004. Miranda, a member of the local Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, 39th Brigade Combat Team of the Arkansas National Guard assigned to the 1st ...

  • 14 May

    Outlaws Coming to the Lum & Abner Festival

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The Outlaws Gunfighter Group will be a new feature at this year’s Lum & Abner Festival, scheduled for June 6 and 7.  According to event organizers, the Outlaws will thrill the audience with their comical, yet authentic old west cowboy show. The group will entertain from their own Old West Town set up at the corner ...