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How does exceeding your fat capacity make you sick and what can you do about it?

PAT SMITH In an earlier article, Seriously Now – How Can I Avoid Diabetes (or anything else), my message was that the fat capacity of any individual, the point at which fat cells are full and cannot store more fat, is the key to the many inevitable manifestations of ill health associated with obesity. In other words, it isn’t how ...

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Storms Take Pulse Multi-Media Stations Off-Air

BY MELANIE BUCK – As storms rolled through the county on Friday night, March 24, the KENA AM and STL site on Reine Street were hit with both a power surge and lightning. As a result, all Mena Radio stations, KENA 104.1FM, KQOR 105.3FM, and KENA 1450AM, have been affected and will suffer random outages until new equipment arrives to ...

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Stache’s Cookery Launches LIVE YOUR DREAM Contest for Chance to Win Restaurant

BY LEANN DILBECK Amye Hebert, owner of Stache’s Cookery in Mena, has devised a unique opportunity for a budding restaurateur to live out their dream and win her restaurant with an initial investment of just $150. Hebert launched ‘LIVE YOUR DREAM’ via social media Monday, March 16, and reported that within 10 hours of the launch, her website had received ...

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Convicted Dentist’s Appeal Denied

BY MELANIE BUCK – Dr. David Van Winkle placed his bid before the Arkansas Supreme Court in early March 2016 to grant him a new trial arguing “ineffective representation.” Van Winkle has already lost an appeal in the Arkansas Court of Appeals, and upon that loss (Van Winkle ‘contended that there was insufficient evidence to support four of the convictions.’), ...

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Cove Man Leads Deputies on High Speed Pursuit Into Oklahoma

BY MELANIE BUCK – Polk County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in a high-speed pursuit around 10:30 p.m. on Monday night [February 8, 2016] following an attempted stop. Deputy Seth Smith said that Timothy Glen Bailey, age 38 of Cove, and a description of his vehicle, a white Honda car, were called in after being seen stopping in front of a ...

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Carwash Burglars Swiftly Apprehended

BY MELANIE BUCK – Two burglars were caught on Friday morning [February 5, 2016] following a short investigation by the Mena Police Department. According to records, James Hembree, age 55, and Cody Enyeart, age 32, both of Mena, were arrested in the commercial burglary of two local car washes. Both Hembree and Enyeart were charged with Commercial Burglary, a Class ...

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Nearly Century Old ‘Two Mile Bridge’ Destroyed

BY MELANIE BUCK AND LEANN DILBECK – A 95-plus year old bridge was destroyed on Friday morning when the driver of a semi-truck pulling a low-boy trailer hauling a skidder attempted to cross it, despite weight limit and height limit signs. The old iron bridge on Polk Road 37 was built in 1920 over Two Mile Creek and has been ...

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Expansion Project to Move Radio Stations to Pulse Multi-Media Headquarters Near Completion

Work is progressing very quickly at the Pulse Multi-Media headquarters, located at 1168 Hwy 71 South.  The project that began in late July to add an additional estimated 1,100 s.f. is for the purpose of relocating the current Mena radio stations (KENA 104.1FM, KQOR 105.3FM, and 1450 AM) from Reine Street for a combined operation.  The AM tower currently located ...

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New Pulse Multi-Media Announces Expansion

BY MELANIE BUCK – Just on the heels of closing the merger that combined Pulse Publications with Mena Radio, the new Pulse Multi-Media is already announcing new construction to expand their new headquarters at 1168 Hwy 71 South. General Manager LeAnn Dilbeck announced June 1 that the company plans to start construction soon that, upon completion, will relocate the radio ...

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Mena Radio – A County Legacy

BY JACLYN ROSE –  It’s been 65 years since KENA first signed on the air and while a lot has changed over the years, the local community’s dependence on local radio, especially during crisis situations, is as strong as ever.  Since 1950, local residents can turn to KENA radio for the latest news, weather, and sports updates, besides enjoying their favorite ...

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