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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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Douglas Allen Jones

Douglas Allen Jones, age 66, from Cove, Arkansas passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Cove. Doug was born on December 24, 1947, to the late Hollis Malcom Jones and Lillian Shorey Cahoon in New Bedford, Massachusetts and lived in Cove for 18 years. He was a carpenter by trade and a journeyman boat builder. He was a loving husband, ...

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Ethel Pearl Short

Ethel Pearl Short, age 71 of Mena passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born September 10, 1943 in Mena, Arkansas to the Houston Thoms and Velma Lay Thoms. Ethel was married for 48 years to Dewitt Short and worked for Cowdens and Mena Public Schools as a cafeteria worker. She loved to hunt and ...

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