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Mr. John Thomas Stroud

Mr. John Thomas Stroud, age 78, of Mena, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at his home. He was born December 13, 1939 in Hatton, Arkansas to the late Marshall Stroud and the late Lorene Broach Stroud.  He was happily married for 53 years to the late Vera Dottie Blackwood Stroud.  John was a generous, hardworking machine operator in the lumber industry.  He ...

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LOCAL CMA CHAPTER IN TOP TEN FUNDRAISERS NATIONALLY

Run for the Son is the fundraiser for Christian Motorcyclists Association.  This international foundation has its headquarters in Hatfield.  CMA’s Run for the Son started as an effort to provide one motorcycle to a pastor in Guatemala.  From that simple beginning, Run for the Son has now provided transportation to more than 13,000 pastors, evangelists and Christian workers around the ...

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BIG BORE AIR RIFLES LEGAL FOR MODERN GUN DEER SEASON IN ARKANSAS

Deer hunters will be able to pursue their game with one more option this season, thanks to a recent regulation change by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. During the annual hunting regulations review process, commissioners voted to legalize large-caliber air rifles that meet certain standards for deer hunting during modern gun season. The change comes at the request of ...

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Martin Stinson

Martin Stinson age 66, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico on August 2, 1952 to Hensley Stinson and Opal Lawrence.  Martin was a truck driver in the transportation business. Martin was married to Barbara Wilcox. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He enjoyed ...

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Helen Marie Voyles Priddy

Helen Marie Voyles Priddy, age 74, of Mena, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born February 17, 1944 in Mena, Arkansas to the late David Thweatt and the late Vivian Hughes Thweatt.   Helen loved going for rides and taking in the scenery with her husband Junior Priddy.  A bucket list item, that unfortunately was never achieved, ...

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COSSATOT RIVER BOARD OF EDUCATION REVIEWS ATHELTIC FIELDS PROJECT

Members of the Cossatot River Board of Education reviewed the plans for the district’s athletic fields project with facility advisor, Gene Hawk during their June board meeting Monday night. The district is scheduled to open bids for the project on June 21st at a special called board meeting. Hawk told the board they could reject all of the bids if ...

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Connor Purvis of Mena graduates from Harding University

Connor Purvis of Mena graduates from Harding University Connor Purvis of Mena is one of more than 800 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University’s commencement exercises May 5, 2018. Purvis received a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology. Graduates include students from the College of Allied Health, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Bible and ...

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CHIEF JUSTICE OF ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT TO VISIT MENA

Circuit Court Judge Jerry Ryan informed the Pulse that Chief Justice John Dan Kemp of the Arkansas Supreme Court would visit Mena on Friday, June 22nd.  Marty Sullivan who is the director of Administrative Office of the Courts will join Kemp during his visit. Kemp was elected to the office of Chief Justice in 2016 and announced he wanted to ...

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CHAINSAW SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE MONDAY, JUNE 25TH

The Rich Mountain Conservation District will hold a free chainsaw safety certification course on Monday, June 25th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mena National Guard Armory. The course will be lead by Dana Hinkley of Berlin, New Hampshire and he has held numerous safety workshops in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas and across the nation since 2001. Hinkley ...

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BASSCATS COMPETE IN ARKANSAS YOUTH FISHING FEDERATION STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BASS TOURNAMENT

June 1st through 3rd, the Basscats had three teams compete in the Arkansas Youth Fishing Federation State Championship Bass Tournament on Lake Ouachita. Austin Rose and Evan Graves took third in the Junior Division. Austin Johnston and Andrew Graves took fourth and Cason Cannon took seventh in the Senior Division.

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