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Polk County Sheriff’s Department – May 26 – June 1, 2014

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of May 26 – June 1, 2014.  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 charges have been ...

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Teena Brown – Changing Lives One Wig at a Time

BY JACLYN ROSE – Teena Brown, the daughter of Bob and Clarice Tisher, was born and raised in Mena with her two older siblings: Bill Decker and Beth Carver.  After graduating from Mena High School in 1979 she moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she attended one year of college at the University of Arkansas before beginning Cosmetology School.  After completing ...

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The Happy Gnome

BY JACLYN ROSE – Michelle Cole is a long time resident of Polk County, whose family moved to Mena when she was four.  A 1984 graduate of Mena High School she married her husband, Steve Cole, that same year. Cole went on to x-ray school and began working for Mena Regional Health Systems (MRHS) in 1986.  She continued her education ...

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Pryor Takes Action to Uncover Extent of VA Failure

LITTLE ROCK — After promising action to uncover the full extent of the scandal stemming from disturbing reports about the treatment of veterans at the VA in Phoenix, AZ, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor met yesterday with Michael Winn, the director of the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock, to determine whether any of the same abuses occurred here ...

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Compromise

BY MICHAEL REISIG – Compromise is a term we created to negotiate the cul-de-sacs on the road of life. But while it assists us in moving past roadblocks, it is often the shadowy villain that eats away at our honor and integrity. Sometimes it simply allows us to squint at the ugly things in our lives in such a fashion ...

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The Secret Garden is Coming to OLT

BY JUDY THOMPSON – The board and members of the Ouachita Little Theatre are pleased to have Brad Storey back serving as a play director.  After completing his walk across the country adding awareness to the Audubon Society, he wrote and published a book (Coast to Coast) about his journey.  Storey is now again active with OLT and is working ...

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Bell Explains Bills Introduced in Last Session

BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – I’m continuing the process of explaining bills that I introduced in the last general session. The next bill in the series is HB1892 which Gov. Beebe signed into law as Act 1056 of 2013. The bill passed the House 85-0 and passed the Senate 34-0 after a minor amendment.  Act 1056 allows the governmental ...

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Relay for Life Event Moved to CMA

SPECIAL TO THE PULSE BY RICHIE LAWRY The 2014 Relay For Life of Polk County celebration will he held May 30th starting at 6:00 P.M.  Due to the weather, organizers were forced to make the call Friday morning to move the event from Janssen Park in Mena to the CMA Iron Mountain Facility near Hatfield.  As in keeping with the ...

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‘Planet X’ Lands at Acorn School Campus

From the Museum of Discovery, Planet X came to Acorn School recently.  Science students in grades 5-8 collected data as they completed hands-on investigations during interactive science activities.  Ten stations included earthquake building, robotics, rocket design, engine repair, laser refraction, solar energy production, airlift using Bernouli’s Principle, decoding incoming messages, and communication. These lab stations supported science frameworks learned in ...

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Deadline Approaching for Academic Challenge Scholarships

LITTLE ROCK – The deadline for applying for Academic Challenge Scholarships is June 1, and the applications are available online at the website of the state Higher Education Department. That address is: www.adhe.edu High school graduates who intend to go to an Arkansas college or university are eligible if their grade point average is 2.5 on a scale of 4.0, ...

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