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May, 2018

  • 24 May

    SHERIFF’S LOG for the week of May 14, 2018 – May 20, 2018

    SHERIFF’S LOG The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of May 14, 2018 – May 20, 2018. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the ...

  • 24 May

    Mena Police Department Reports for weeks of May 13, 2018 through May 19, 2018

    May 13 &14, 2018 Robert Thrash, 19, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant.   May 15, 2018 Report was made of a missing wallet.  Case is pending further information. Darren Mullins, 49, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Chad N. Watts, 27, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Mena Police Department.   May ...

  • 24 May


    The following awards were presented to students at the Academic Awards Banquet on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.   TEACHER:         STUDENT:                    AWARD:   Mr. Barr:                     Stran Strother                         Quantitative Literacy Zane Barr                                Physics Sarah Wallace                         Algebra I Kaelin Harding                       Math 7 Gage Mortimer                        Pre-Algebra 8th   Ms. Haggard:              Chassie Wornick                     Computer Business Applications        ...

  • 21 May

    Arkansas Primaries

    The Arkansas Primaries are Tuesday, May 22nd. Polls will open at 7:30 am and remain open until 7:30 pm. To vote in the election, you must be a US Citizen, Arkansas resident, age 18, not presently adjudged mentally incompetent, not convicted of a felony without having your sentence discharged or pardoned, and not claiming the right to vote in another ...

  • 7 May

    CASA Announces Spring Fundraiser – ‘I Support CASA Day: May 15th

    CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a local 501c3 organization that advocates on behalf of children placed in foster care and depends on the support of grants, the local community, and volunteers to serve the more than 60 children currently in foster care in Polk and Sevier Counties. Executive Director Cynthia Martin is asking for the community’s continued support for ...

  • 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, ...