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Ribbon Cutting at Silver Screen CInema

By Sam Jordan, News / Sports Editor – news@mypulsenews.com (MENA) A new management team has been put into place and various renovations have taken shape into Mena’s only movie cinema on Friday, March 9th. The Silver Screen, located at 1110 Pine Street in Mena, has seen the owner of the four year facility to spend approximately $1 million on renovations ...

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February 20, 2019

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BREAKING NEWS: Authorities Identify Body Found in Cove

BY MELANIE BUCK The identity of a body found near Cove, Ark. has been confirmed by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department as 43 year old Bethany Jo (Scarbrough) Wester, of Mena. The body was discovered on Tuesday, April 25 after the Sheriff’s Department received a call of a “suspicious object” in a creek southeast of Cove. The body was sent ...

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Davis Wins U.S. Kids Gold Tournament

Pictured in the center Rich Davis, age 7, of MENA Arkansas, won the U.S. Kids Golf Tournament this past weekend hosted by The First Tee in Little Rock with a low score of 41.   Rich is the son of Adrianna and George Davis.

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James Darrell Sanders

James Darrell Sanders, age 20, a resident of Wickes, died Monday, March 14, 2016. He was born on June 15, 1995 to Clifford and Kelly Sanders in DeQueen, Arkansas. James is survived by a daughter, whom he loved deeply, Hailey Jade Sanders of Springdale, Washington; mother, Kelly James of Millford, New Hampshire; father and stepmom, Clifford and Mecca Sanders of Freeport, Texas; ...

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Cove Man Killed in Wickes Accident

BY MELANIE BUCK – A three-vehicle accident took the life of a 43-year Cove man on Sunday, March 29. The wreck occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. when the driver of an 18-wheeler, traveling south, crossed the centerline striking two vehicles, both traveling northbound, on Highway 71, in Wickes. Joe M. Johnson, III, the driver of a 1989 Dodge truck was ...

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Cove Receives Rural Services Block Grant

Little Rock, AR: Governor Asa Hutchinson and ADRS Director Amy Fecher presented $750,000 to 11 rural communities selected for funding through the Rural Services Block Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2015. The grant awards were distributed March 10th at an awards ceremony held in the Governor’s Reception Room at the Arkansas State Capitol. In attendance were representatives receiving an Arkansas Rural ...

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Winter Weather Forcing Closings & Hazardous Road Conditions

BY LEANN DILBECK – Snow began falling at 9 a.m. Monday morning and conditions were very favorable for road conditions to quickly begin to deteriorate, forcing school closings as well as a number of business closings. School officials at Mena, Ouachita River, Rich Mountain Community College, Bethel Christian and Grace Place Academy  have announced that school will also be closed ...

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Convicted Dentist’s – David Van Winkle – Appeal Denied

BY MELANIE BUCK & LEANN DILBECK – Dr. David Van Winkle, a former dentist from Mena, has now exhausted all of his legal options when  he was denied his appeal by Judge Philip T. Whiteaker of the Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Through the appeals process, Van Winkle ‘contended that there was insufficient evidence to support ...

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Looking Back – First Cars in Polk County

Automobiles began to appear in Polk County early in the twentieth century when The Mena Star proudly announced in 1905, Dr. Cochran was driving the first horseless carriage in Mena. By 1907, The Star was running automobile ads and by 1910, Mena boasted five cars and Dr. Sanford was motoring one in the Board Camp Area. Cherry Hill’s first car ...

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