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December, 2013

  • 5 December

    Area Prepares for Predicted Winter Weather Storm

    BY LEANN DILBECK – With vivid memories of the Christmas 2000 ice storm, area residents began preparing for a well-predicted winter weather storm expected to hit today. Store shelves were beginning to show the impact as shoppers scrambled for the essentials, as the photo illustrates, with forecasts predicting extended power outages possible. It has also forced the postponement of the ...

  • 4 December

    Youngbloods Share Personal Journey of Losing a Child

    Remembering Hearts Forever Candle Lighting to be Held Sunday BY LEANN DILBECK – The day of and even the months that followed the death of Kristopher Youngblood are a blur for his parents, Charles and Rosanna, but one thing that is crystal clear to them is that while nothing hurts deeper than the death of a child, nothing can help ...

  • 3 December

    Weather Forces Postponement of Mena’s Christmas Festival

    BY LEANN DILBECK – With looming winter weather in the forecast, officials have been forced to postpone the much anticipated Mena Christmas Festival until December 13. The final decision was made just moments ago when the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce and Mena Advertising & Promotion Commission met and determined the risk was too high. The Pulse, as of this ...

  • 2 December

    Deck the Halls – 4H Poinsettias are Here!

    BY KIM HUGHES  – Polk County 4-H’s biggest fundraiser is Poinsettia sales and they are now at the Extension Office and ready for pick up. If you pre-ordered plants, the 4-H members can deliver them to you if you don’t want to pick them up. Colors available this year are red (various shades), white and pink. Profits go to support education programs ...

  • 2 December

    Walmart Partners with Salvation Army for Upcoming “Fill the Truck” Event

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Scott Brown, manager of the local Walmart Supercenter, said his store and associates are proud to be participating in a nation-wide campaign to the “Fill the Truck” event held in conjunction with the Salvation Army. More than 2,500 Walmart stores will participate in this national toy drive. This weekend, December 6 & 7, a large truck ...

  • 2 December

    Saddle Up® for St. Jude Event Raises $3,200 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    Trail Riders enjoyed horseback riding for a good cause Held on October 6th at the Peach Orchard Equestrian Trail, the Saddle Up for St. Jude event raised $3,200 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and its mission of finding cures and saving children from cancer and other deadly diseases. Thirty riders participated in the trail ride led by David and ...

  • 2 December

    American Legion Auxiliary Makes Donation to Clarice’s Room of Hope

    American Legion Auxiliary President Tawana Gilbert, Cheryl Chaney Chaplin, and Lou Davis donated a check to Teena Brown, founder of Clarice’s Room of Hope.

November, 2013

  • 29 November

    American Artisans Announces Saturday Lunchtime Music Series

    BY LARRY BLOCK – American Artisans Eatery and Gallery has announced a Saturday Lunchtime Music Series at their restaurant and art gallery at 615 Mena St. Every Saturday from noon to 1:30 PM, local and regional musicians have begun performing there, to entertain restaurant and gallery patrons at this recently opened downtown Mena establishment. “We thought it would be interesting ...

  • 29 November

    May Winner of Pulse Turkey Scavenger Hunt

    Congratulations to Staci May who was the winner of The Pulse’s first annual GREAT TURKEY SCAVENGER HUNT and received $170 in Christmas Bucks redeemable to the participating local businesses. May was the first one to present all 17 correct answers at The Pulse office today just after opening at noon.  The correct answers to all of the clues were: 1. ...

  • 27 November

    Arvest Exceeds 1 Million Meals Campaign Goal

    Makes Donation to Arkansas Rice Depot BY LEANN DILBECK – Two months ago, Arvest Bank launched its annual 1 Million Meals initiative to fight hunger in the 120 communities it serves.  With the help of customers and communities, the bank announced that it exceeded the campaign goal by raising a total of 1.8 million meals in the fight against hunger. ...