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Mena School District Delivers Positive ‘Report to the Public’

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena School District gave their annual Report to the Public on Tuesday, October 21. Superintendent Benny Weston opened the meeting and welcomed those in attendance. The annual report gives the public an opportunity to hear pertinent information about each school in the district. Each of the four campuses in the district were represented by their ...

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Menus for County Schools: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Diced Peaches, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main:  Cheeseburger on a Bun, Lettuce & Tomato, Pork N Beans, French Fries, Sliced Pears, Milk; Choice: Chicken Sandwich, Lettuce & Tomato, Pork N Beans, French Fries, Sliced Pears, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Cereal, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Seasoned Green Beans, Salad, Fruit, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Cereal, Apple ...

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Local Atwoods Now Carrying Firearms

BY MELANIE BUCK – Beginning October 27, firearms are now being sold in the sporting goods section of Mena’s Atwoods store. Store Manager James Looney told The Pulse that, as a company, Atwoods began selling firearms about a year ago and now have them in all 57 stores in 5 states including Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, and Kansas. Dubbed a ...

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Mena Home to Arkansas ‘Champion Tree’

BY MELANIE BUCK – For years, people in ‘logging country’ have slowly watched trees get smaller, and smaller. As the trucks pass by, locals see toothpick-like sticks instead of the large burly trees that used to live in places like the Ouachitas. Since 1997, the Arkansas Famous and Historic Tree Program is dedicated to recognizing and preserving what is left ...

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Mena Police Department: October 19 – November 1, 2014

October 19, 2014 No criminal reports filed. October 20, 2014 Bruce Merrill Huber, 27, and Steven Edward Huber, 31, were both charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop.  Bruce Huber was additionally served an outstanding warrant from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Steven Huber was served four outstanding felony ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: October 21 – November 1, 2014

October 27, 2014 Report from complainant on Polk 24 near Cove of the theft of a vehicle valued at $3,500.00.  Vehicle was located in another state.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant on Polk 61 near the Big Fork community of persons on ATVs trespassing on their property. Report from a ...

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Ken Schreiber – Mena’s Frequent Flyer

BY JACLYN ROSE – Ken Schreiber left his hometown of Griffith, Indiana in 1944 to serve the United States as a member of the United States Army.  “I drove a tank and a huge 10-ton wrecker in Germany during World War II.  I knew I was going to be drafted, so I enlisted, at this time the war had just ...

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Pleasant Hills Animal Clinic – Caring for Polk County’s Critters

BY JACLYN ROSE – In 2001, shortly after completing veterinary school, Dr. Gordon McDonald moved back to Mena and opened what is now Pleasant Hills Animal Clinic, formerly Town and County Vet Clinic, located at 3112 Highway 71 South in Mena.  For the past 13 years they have offered a wonderful service to animals in Polk County with a wonderful ...

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Impressive Early Voting Numbers in Polk County –

BY LEANN DILBECK – Polk County Clerk Terri Harrison has reported that Polk County has experienced an impressive early voting turn-out with another 356 casting their ballots today bringing the total to 2,608 or 22.5%.  Regular polling places will be open tomorrow, Tuesday, November 4, from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. The Pulse can be your local election headquarters. Staff ...

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Menus for County Schools: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Breakfast Chicken Biscuit, Pear Halves, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main:  Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad, Orange Wedges, Baby Carrots, Milk; Choice: Stromboli, Tossed Salad, Orange Wedges, Baby Carrots, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Super Donuts, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Fajita Salad, Crackers, Beans, Cake, Fruit, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Sausage Roll, Cantalope, Apple Juice, Milk Lunch: Spaghetti, Green Beans, Tossed Salad w/ ...

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