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February, 2018

  • 28 February

    Excessive Rainfall, Thunderstorms Cause Damage in Polk County

    BY CHRIS DANIEL – Over eleven inches of rain last week and strong winds associated with thunderstorms Saturday caused damage to county roads and several buildings. Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison told KENA and The Pulse that damage to county roads was widespread but not catastrophic. Ellison said that he spent all day Sunday surveying the damage and still had ...

  • 28 February

    RE/MAX Associates Win State Awards

    RE/MAX Mena Real Estate Sales Associates earned several awards at the Arkansas Awards Celebration at the DoubleTree Suites in Bentonville, Arkansas, this past week. Sales Associates who attended the event were The Coles, and Kevin Smallwood. Kevin was honored with receiving the prestigious Platinum Level Award for production, the first award of this level to be awarded to the RE/MAX ...

  • 28 February

    Pine Crest Cemetery Held Annual Meeting

    BY SHANE HAARMEYER – Pine Crest Cemetery recently held their Annual Meeting. The main purpose of the Annual Meeting is to elect new officers of the parent organization, Pine Crest Gardens, Inc. The 2017 officers were all re-elected for 2018, and include Chris Daniel as President, Joe Bunch as Vice President, Jimmy Rackley as Secretary, and Moppy Billingsley as Treasurer. ...

  • 28 February

    MRHS Women’s Center Donation

    Carole Timberlake, Mena resident, has made several donations to the Women’s Center at Mena Regional Health System in an effort to assist those parents who need items for their newborn babies.  Her mission began when her grandsons were 3 and 5 years old.  At that time, she was working with the Austin Street Shelter in the Dallas, Texas area.  She ...

  • 28 February

    Knights of Columbus Hosts Contest

    The Knights of Columbus held their annual free throw competition Sunday February 25th.  Pictured are the winners going to the state competition in Morrilton on March 25th. Pictured left to right: Cherish Hill, Isabel Cross, Gabby Cross, Christina Ortiz, Keira Hall, Jackson Thompson, and Marcus Graves. Knights pictured James McWilliams, Ron Anderle, and Philip Ference.

  • 28 February

    Flags Stolen on President’s Day

    American Legion Vice Commander Billy Wood told Pulse Multi-Media that several US Flags were stolen in Mena on President’s Day. Wood said that on the last two occasions flags were put out that a total of six had been stolen from businesses in broad daylight. The theft of flags is being reported to the Mena Police Department. The American Legion ...

  • 28 February

    Polk County Election Commission Meeting

    The Polk County Election Commission will meet Thursday March 8th at 1:00 p.m. in the basement of the Polk County Courthouse.    The purpose of this meeting is to draw for ballot positions for the Preferential Primary, Non-Partisan Judicial and Annual School Election to be held Tuesday May 22, 2018.    All meetings of the Polk County Election Commission are open to ...

  • 28 February

    Scammers Guilty of Using Courts to Intimidate Victims

    Scammers continue to attack our communities by impersonating law enforcement officers across Arkansas. This time, consumers are falsely told that they have failed to report to jury duty and owe a fine. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge encourages all Arkansans who receive this call to contact the local courthouse or clerk directly. “Intimidation and impersonation are common practices for con artists,” said ...

  • 28 February

    Arkansas Announces Longest Married Couple in AR History

    SUBMITTED – Late in 2017, the staff at Family Council decided to find the 10 Arkansas couples who have been married longer than any others. On Tuesday afternoon, in a celebration in the Grand Hall at the Governor’s Mansion, Family Council hosted a reception, complete with a wedding cake, to honor the 10 couples, who represented 772 years of marriage. With ...

  • 28 February

    Arkansas Tourism Announces 2018 Governor’s Conference on Tourism Scholarship Recipients

    MARY OSTEEN • ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM – Arkansas Tourism has announced the 2018 recipients of the Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism scholarships. Selected from applicants in the state’s tourism industry, scholarship recipients will receive free registration to the conference, to be held March 11-13 in West Memphis. Recipients are as follows (alphabetical by last name): Susie Cowan, Argenta Downtown Council, ...