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October, 2017

  • 31 October

    Caitlin Jane to Headline Fresh Start Banquet and Free Concert

    Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center will host their 3rd annual fundraising banquet, Life is Beautiful, this Thursday. Tickets will be available at the door and this year’s featured guest will both speak and entertain, and will also hold a free concert on Friday in Mena. Caitlin Jane is a popular singer and has “an amazing testimony of God’s healing and ...

  • 31 October

    Rare Plane Makes Pit Stop in Mena

    Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport received a visit from a rare airplane on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, when a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, one of only 199 ever made, landed to fuel up and grab a bite to eat. The plane is part of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association), an organization that tries to keep the interest of aviation-related activities fresh in ...

  • 31 October

    Ouachita Arts Celebration to Transform Downtown Mena for a Day

    BY MELANIE WADE – The Ouachita Arts Celebration will hit town this Saturday, November 4th, and North Mena Street will be transformed into a bustling celebration of the arts, right in the heart of Mena’s budding Downtown Arts District. An array of artistic talents will line the street and many items will be on display and some will be available ...

  • 31 October

    Mt. View Methodist Youth Provide Hurricane Harvey Relief

    Youth from the Mt. View United Methodist Church, raised money for special projects and decided to help Rock Port, Texas, southwest of Houston, after they suffered heavy losses following Hurricane Harvey. With the children leading, the congregation followed, by providing additional five-gallon buckets overflowing with materials for repairs and items for daily use.  Bibles were included in every bucket, as ...

  • 31 October

    Local Graduate Honored in SAU Hall of Fame

    SUBMITTED – The Southern Arkansas University Athletic Department has announced this year’s Hall of Fame class, which includes Houston Taylor.  Taylor is a graduate of Hatfield High School and the son of Cathy Taylor and the late Don Taylor of Hatfield. Houston Taylor had a 25-year association with Southern Arkansas that began in 1982.  He spent a total of 14 ...

  • 31 October

    Healthy Connections Hosts Grand Opening for Community Pharmacy

    BY MELANIE WADE – Healthy Connections, Inc., in Mena celebrated the Grand Opening of their new state-of-the-art pharmacy with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, October 24th. HCI’s pharmacy is a community pharmacy that includes the 340B Drug Discount Program, a US federal government program created in 1992 that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs at significantly reduced prices. ...

  • 31 October

    Harvey Announced as Elk’s Deputy of the Month

    Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Duane Harvey has been chosen as the Mena Elk’s Lodge’s “Deputy of the Month” for the month of October 2017. Elk’s Exhaulted Ruler, Brian Thompson is shown presenting Deputy Harvey with the award. Deputies chosen for the Elk’s award receive a Certificate of Appreciation, a gift certificate for themselves and a ‘plus-one’ to a local eatery. ...

  • 31 October

    Summer and Fall County Road Projects hit Completion

    BY MELANIE WADE – Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison said the latest road projects in the county have come to a successful completion and crews will now spend the winter gearing up for projects coming in Spring 2018. After the successful 2017 Spring Project that focused on work in Wickes, Vandervoort and Mena areas, the Polk County Road Department began ...

  • 31 October

    Himel Awarded Realtor Award

    The Arkansas REALTORSÒ Association has announced that one of its members, Bobbie Himel, was recently awarded the GRI (Graduate, REALTORÒ Institute) designation after successfully completing 60+ hour of specific education outlined by the National Association of REALTORSÒ. Himel joins other top producers in the residential real estate industry who hold the designation across the nation.

  • 31 October

    TEAM PULSE Donates to Clarice’s Room of Hope

    TEAM PULSE was proud to donate $200 to Teena Brown (center) of Clarice’s Room of Hope during their annual BBQ fundraiser on October 27th. The annual donation is made possible by the generous advertisers of the Pulse’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness page published each October.