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March, 2014

  • 9 March

    Parks & Tourism Department Releases Economic Impact Numbers from QWSP Renovation Delays

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Nabholz Construction is now on-site at the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge and ready to complete the almost $7 million renovation that according to the most recent projections from Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism [ADPT] is set to re-open in early 2015. The project has suffered well publicized multiple delays that eventually led to ADPT being summonsed ...

  • 9 March

    Pedestrian Struck in Early Morning Accident Along Hwy 270

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Police are still investigating an accident that occurred just after midnight Sunday morning [March 9] involving Cade Lambert, age 27 of Mena, who was standing on the centerline on Hwy 270 just west of Mena near the Rich Mountain Country Store, according to Arkansas State Trooper Kyle Jones. John Morgan, age 43 of Mena, was traveling ...

  • 7 March

    Nelson to be Featured Speaker at Upcoming Chamber Banquet

    BY LEANN DILBECK The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are excited to announce that Rex Nelson will be the featured speaker at this year’s Chamber Banquet to be held April 8. The Chamber will also make its annual presentations for the Volunteer of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Best New Construction, Best Beautification/Renovation, and Business of ...

  • 7 March

    Rosson Announces Candidacy for District 20 State Representative Office

    Marc Rosson of Gilham has announced his candidacy for Arkansas State Representative District 20.  In a press release, Rosson shared about his roots and his intentions if elected. “Both sides of my family moved into Polk County in the 1800’s around Eagleton, Ink and Mena.  I am the grandson of the late Gaylord and Bessie Rosson of Ink and late ...

  • 7 March

    RE/MAX Agents Earn Annual Sales Production Awards

    Sharon Cole, Broker of RE/MAX Mena Real Estate, announced the following awards were earned.  Kevin Smallwood, Nancy Wright and Debbie Pate earned the Executive Club Level Award for production. Kevin Smallwood earned the 100% Club Award but was unable to attend the celebration.  Each qualified for the OVERALL TOP 100 in the MID-STATES REGION.  All five also qualified for the ...

  • 7 March

    Lunsford Seeks Re-Election as JP for District 5

    Troy Lunsford has announced his intentions to seek re-election as JP-District 5. “I have served District 5 since January 2013. My experience as a small business owner is beneficial in helping with the management of county funds. This includes approving, adjusting, or rejecting budgets and the dispersal of funds. Serving in this elected position has been a great learning experience for me. My desire as ...

  • 6 March

    Gilbert Seeks Re-Election to Quorum Court, District 11 JP

    Tawana L Gilbert has announced her candidacy for re-election to District Eleven office of Justice of the Peace.  Having served two terms, Tawana is eager to continue representing District Eleven in the administration of Polk County Government.  As a lifelong resident of Polk County, Tawana serves the County in many ways, including the Quorum Court.  Tawana seeks the support of all District Eleven voters and ...

  • 4 March

    Leaders Discuss the Many Challenges of Business & Industry Recruitment

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Bringing in new business and industry to an area during a downward economy is a challenge known all too well by today’s community leaders. The Pulse recently individually asked three of the local area’s government leaders: State Representative Nate Bell, Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison, and City of Mena Mayor George McKee, what were the top ...

  • 2 March

    Monday, March 3, Winter Weather Related Closings

    Winter weather has once again struck the local area. Ice has been accumulating on limbs since noon. Road conditions are deteriorating and has once again forced area schools to begin canceling classes. Currently,  Acorn and Mena Public Schools will be closed Monday, March 3, due to icy roads conditions. Mena Superintendent Benny Weston told The Pulse that students will now ...

  • 2 March

    Union Bank Donates to Single Parent Scholarship Fund

    [MENA] Union Bank President Philip Hensley (right) is thanked by Single Parent Scholarship Fund Board Chair Pete Chambers (center) and Treasurer Tim Rodgers (left) for the bank’s $1,000.00 donation. In thanking Hensley, Chambers said, “The Scholarship Fund very much appreciates the bank’s consistent and long-term support. With the help of the scholarships the bank helps fund, Polk County single parents ...