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June, 2014

  • 12 June

    Hog Country Cycles’ Grand Opening

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Hog Country Cycles to introduce their grand opening with the new owners: Rob and Tamyra Clark. They would like to invite everyone out to their Grand Opening/New Owners Celebration this Saturday, June 14th at Hog Country Cycles on Sherwood Ave. with various activities throughout the entire day.

  • 11 June

    New Superintendent & Elementary Principal Search Underway for Cossatot River School District

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The Cossatot River School Board met in a special called school board meeting Tuesday evening to interview one potential superintendent candidate after accepting the resignation of the current Cossatot River School Superintendent Lendall Martin, who had just completed the first year of his original 3-year contract. Martin’s resignation is not effective until June 30 and CRSD ...

  • 9 June

    Sheriffs Call on Legislators to Address Unprecedented State Image Jail Crisis in Special Session

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas sheriffs are in full pursuit of a solution of a critical situation. This chase is leading them on the Arkansas General Assembly looking for answers in the midst of a crisis in Arkansas. They say it is imperative for the state inmate crisis to be added to the call for any ensuing special session this summer. ...

  • 9 June

    “Mystery Shopper” Scam Targeting Seniors & Unemployed

    BY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY ANDY RINER – Local law enforcement agencies have seen a recent up tick in citizen complaints regarding several variations of a “Mystery Shopper” program.  Having reviewed several complaints, the documents associated with them, and subsequent investigations most of the “Mystery Shopper” programs appear to me to be scams. To make matters even worse these scams also appear ...

  • 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 ...