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October, 2013

  • 4 October

    More Alike Than Different

    October is National Down Syndrome Awareness month. The Pulse was privileged to profile Jacob and his courageous family in the October 24, 2012 edition in an effort to increase awareness that Jacob and 400,000 other people living in America with Down syndrome are “more alike than different.” BY LEANN DILBECK – God’s blessings and inspirations come in many different sizes ...

  • 3 October

    Shutdown curtails camping, hunting and fishing on federal lands

    LITTLE ROCK – The federal government shutdown is affecting fishing and hunting on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges and camping on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects in Arkansas. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is reminding anglers, hunters, hikers, campers and others that the federal shutdown could change their plans. AGFC Director Mike Knoedl said the ...

  • 2 October

    Burr and Laird Arrested in Connection to 2012 House Fire

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Mena Police Department has made two arrests in a 12-month old case stemming from a “suspicious” house fire at a home on Westmoreland Drive off Hwy 375S that was owned by Michael White. Alisha Burr, age 27, has been arrested and charged with Arson {5-38-301}, a Class A Felony, three counts of Aggravated Assault {5-13-204}, a ...

  • 1 October

    Mena Water Utilities Approves $2.2 Million Budget & Announces Flushing of Water Lines

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The Mena Water Utilities Commission approved its $2.2 million budget for 2014 during its September meeting Monday, which was a reduction of $41,000 from the 2013 budget. They also awarded a contract to Denali Water Solutions from Russellville for $18,000 to remove sludge from the water treatment plant. Personnel estimate that there is approximately 1.5 million ...

  • 1 October

    Godfrey Responds to Latest Legal Motion Filed by Combs’ Defense Team

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The latest defense legal maneuvering by alleged drug trafficker James “Tinker” Combs has provoked a response from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey who was directly involved in the bust that eliminated what has been described as a “multi-county drug hub.” Godrey said, “It’s important to me for the people of Polk County to know that we ...

  • 1 October

    ARCO to Hold Meeting for in Mt. Ida to Address Munro Shoe Factory Closing

    Mount Ida, AR – The Arkansas Regional Coalition of the Ouachita’s (ARCO) and the Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Montgomery County Economic Opportunity Meeting. The Meeting will be held October 2nd at 10:00 am at the Mount Ida United Methodist Family Life Center. The goal of the meeting is to discuss economic opportunities and strategies to ...

September, 2013

  • 30 September

    Fields of Faith is Returning to Mena!

    Fields of Faith, a Fellowship of Christian Athlete (FCA) community outreach event, is coming back to Mena on Wednesday, October 9, at the Bearcat  Stadium. Fields of Faith is where students and adults come to eat free pizza, worship the Lord, hear testimonies from their peers, and most importantly have the opportunity to make a commitment to Christ. Free pizza ...

  • 29 September

    Kate Self and Savannah Levering Crowned Miss and Little Miss Polk County

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Kate Self and Savannah Levering were crowned Miss and Little Miss Polk County during the annual pageant held Saturday night at Mena’s Performing Arts Center. Kate is the 18-year old daughter of Jerry and Patricia Self. Savannah is the 5-year old daughter of Cory and Kathleen Levering. Both will work together representing the county through various ...

  • 27 September

    Contestants to Compete for Coveted Crown

    MISS AND LITTLE MISS POLK COUNTY PAGEANT BY LEANN DILBECK – Nineteen contestants vying for the coveted title of Miss or Little Miss Polk County will be competing at the Mena Performing Arts Center Saturday night. Competing in the Miss Polk County division are: Kallie Bollmeyer, age 18, daughter of Shawn and Sharon Bollmeyer; Renee Alexandria Fergason, age 17, daughter ...

  • 26 September

    Wilburn & Wilburn PLUS Mercy River Boys Live in Concert

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Cherry Hill Baptist Church is once again hosting their annual outdoor Fall Gospel Concert and in keeping with their tradition, they are bringing in some of gospel music’s top names. This year, Wilburn & Wilburn are to appear, the father & son team of Jonathan and Jordan Wilburn…continuing the tradition for three generations. Jonathan spent the ...