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May, 2018

  • 7 May

    HHE Retirement Reception Planned for Doris Wells

    It is with heavy hearts that WE at Holly Harshman Elementary announce the retirement of Doris Wells.  WE have been blessed with Mrs. Wells’ service since 1999.  After loving and teaching more than 800 students in her career in Mena, Mrs. Wells has decided to retire.  WE will miss her, but WE will also cherish her time with us and ...

April, 2018

  • 27 April

    HSO’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

    Humane Society of the Ouachitas celebrated another year honoring it volunteers on April 16, which marked National Volunteer Week throughout the nation. After visiting over a potluck lunch, HSO Volunteer Shelter Manager Tina Ball praised and presented awards to HSO’s “foster pet parents” who temporarily open their homes particularly to puppies of all ages too young to reside in the ...

  • 24 April

    Hiker Rescue

    A group of college students from the Dallas were hiking the Buckeye Trail in southeast Polk county over the weekend when one of the hikers broke her ankle and was unable to walk at all. Some of the group was able to call for help and a rescue mission was quickly organized. Several agencies, including the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, ...

  • 24 April

    Harmon Family Clothes Sizes and Contact Information

    The Pulse News has received information about clothes sizes for the Harmon Family that tragically lost all there possessions in a house fire this past Sunday.  The following list is the details we have acquired at this time: Men’s Pants – 38×38, 29×32 Shirt – 2x, Medium Shoe’s – 13, 9 Women’s Pants – 16, 14, 7 Shirt – 2xl, ...

  • 23 April

    Mena Celebrates Senior Night On The Diamond

    Last Tuesday, April 17th, the Mena Ladycats softball team hosted the Nashville Scrapperettes for Senior Night. The Ladycats allowed an early lone run to Nashville in the top of the first, but scored a pair of their own in the bottom of the second, to take a 2-1. In the next inning, the Scrapperettes drove in four runs on Mena, ...

  • 23 April

    Mena Basscats Take A Bite Out of The Competition

    The Mena Basscats had 4 teams competing in the 2018 Fayettville Shale Scholarship Bass Tournament on Greers Ferry Lake Saturday April 21st. Jarrett Burger placed 6th in the Junior division. Austin Rose and Evan Graves placed 5th in the Junior Division. Cason Cannon & Marc Wilson placed 3rd in the High School division and received $2000 scholarships each. Austin Johnston ...

  • 19 April

    Polk County Roads Receive State Aid

    Several Polk County Roads are getting improvements thanks to state aid money. Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison said the county had to match 10% and that ARDOT performed engineering and the bid handling process for the work. The work actually started several months ago with the county road department doing prep work including cleaning ditches and improving drainage. The project ...

  • 19 April

    Operation: Prom Showcases Devastation of Drunk Driving

    With Mena High School students set to enjoy the 2018 Prom this Saturday night, the current Juniors and Seniors were witness to the Operation:Prom demonstration at the Polk County Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning. Operation:Prom is a life-like simulation of a two-vehicle DWI accident, with one of the vehicles being driven by an intoxicated high school student after prom. The simulation ...

  • 19 April

    New Superintendent at Queen Wilhelmina State Park

    Janelle Shepherd, assistant superintendent of Historic Washington State Park, has accepted the job to become the new superintendent at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena. While her role as assistant superintendent had her overseeing all maintenance projects, which was a full-time job in itself, it was not uncommon to find her going the extra mile by engaging with visitors in ...

  • 16 April

    Severe Weather and Tornado’s Take a Toll

    Southwest Arkansas residents were pounded with severe weather Friday night. The National Weather Service placed a large part of the state under a tornado watch, then Polk County had a sever thunderstorm warning and a tornado warning before the weather finally cleared out. Damage was reported to a billboard and building at Old Potter caused by strong, straight line winds, ...