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December, 2013

  • 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. ...

  • 27 November

    Acorn Celebrates 2013 Homecoming

    Jasmine Jackson was crowned as Homecoming Queen during ceremonies Tuesday night at Tiger Gym.  The Homecoming Court for 2013 was – Freshman Maids: Macie Adams and Ashton Shores Sophomore Maids: Catelyn Reynolds and Bethany Rowell Junior Maids: Adrianna Howard and Caitlin Pierce Senior Maids: Kate Aleshire and Sierra Bunyard Maid of Honor: Timmery Adams Homecoming Queen: Jasmine Jackson

  • 25 November

    Inmate Dies While in Custody at the Polk County Detention Center

    [MENA] At approximately 4:40 a.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2013, an adult male detainee collapsed in a one-man cell at the Polk County Detention Center.  Law enforcement officers from the Sheriff’s Office and Mena Police Department, as well as emergency personnel from Southwest EMS, responded to the scene. The man was transported to Mena Regional Health System where he was ...

  • 25 November

    Police Make Arrest in Vaught Shooting

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The Polk County Sheriff’s Department continues investigating a shooting in which Billy Vaught was injured at his home during the very early hours of Saturday morning. Police were notified after the victim arrived at Mena Regional Health System. Upon questioning, Vaught identified his assailant as Lori Rose, age 38, of Mena. Rose was taken into custody at ...

  • 25 November

    Winter Storm Warning Remains – CLOSING & DELAY INFO HERE

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The area got its first taste of winter precipitation for the season on Sunday. This picture taken near Queen Wilhelmina by Janette Bernard shows the ice already accumulating in the trees during the afternoon hours. At this time, The Pulse has not been notified of any weather related closings or delays. We will update this story, ...

  • 23 November

    The Secrets to Using Coupons to not only SAVE Money… But MAKE Money!

    BY JACLYN ROSE – The holidays are finally here, and with them, come lots of delicious meals, beautiful decorations, thoughtful gifts and often extra and unplanned expenses.  It’s not always easy, in today’s economy, to save the amount needed throughout the year to accomplish what you want for the holidays.  One of the most exciting ways to save money this ...