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Mr. William “Mike” Peek

Mr. William “Mike” Peek age 78 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Mena surrounded by family. Mike was born on June 5, 1939 in DeQueen, Arkansas to the late William Loit Peek and the late Mary Dell Graves Peek.  He was happily married to Patricia Gail Peek for 58 years. Mike was a partner of Hatfield Lumber ...

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HHE Retirement Reception Planned for Doris Wells

It is with heavy hearts that WE at Holly Harshman Elementary announce the retirement of Doris Wells.  WE have been blessed with Mrs. Wells’ service since 1999.  After loving and teaching more than 800 students in her career in Mena, Mrs. Wells has decided to retire.  WE will miss her, but WE will also cherish her time with us and ...

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Relay for Life Moved

Relay for Life officials reported that the event has been moved from Janssen Park to the CMA Complex on Iron Mountain due to inclement weather.

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William (Bill) Gutierrez

William (Bill) Gutierrez, better known as “Cowboy”, age 75, of the Kiamichi Wilderness in Oklahoma and Mena, Arkansas went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Little Rock VA Hospital. He was born on Thursday, August 27, 1942 to Bill and Patricia LaForge Sweet of Lawrence, Kansas. Bill served in the United States Army and was ...

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HSO’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Humane Society of the Ouachitas celebrated another year honoring it volunteers on April 16, which marked National Volunteer Week throughout the nation. After visiting over a potluck lunch, HSO Volunteer Shelter Manager Tina Ball praised and presented awards to HSO’s “foster pet parents” who temporarily open their homes particularly to puppies of all ages too young to reside in the ...

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Hiker Rescue

A group of college students from the Dallas were hiking the Buckeye Trail in southeast Polk county over the weekend when one of the hikers broke her ankle and was unable to walk at all. Some of the group was able to call for help and a rescue mission was quickly organized. Several agencies, including the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, ...

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Harmon Family Clothes Sizes and Contact Information

The Pulse News has received information about clothes sizes for the Harmon Family that tragically lost all there possessions in a house fire this past Sunday.  The following list is the details we have acquired at this time: Men’s Pants – 38×38, 29×32 Shirt – 2x, Medium Shoe’s – 13, 9 Women’s Pants – 16, 14, 7 Shirt – 2xl, ...

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Hazel L Columbus

Former Polk county resident Hazel L Columbus age 86 of Salinas, CA passed away Friday April 20, 2018.  She was born February 15, 1932 to the late William Wesley Bryan and Clara Elizabeth Heath Bryan. She was a graduate from Acorn High School class of 1950.   She was married to Michael A Columbus for 52 years. She is survived by her husband ...

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Mena Basscats Take A Bite Out of The Competition

The Mena Basscats had 4 teams competing in the 2018 Fayettville Shale Scholarship Bass Tournament on Greers Ferry Lake Saturday April 21st. Jarrett Burger placed 6th in the Junior division. Austin Rose and Evan Graves placed 5th in the Junior Division. Cason Cannon & Marc Wilson placed 3rd in the High School division and received $2000 scholarships each. Austin Johnston ...

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Polk County Roads Receive State Aid

Several Polk County Roads are getting improvements thanks to state aid money. Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison said the county had to match 10% and that ARDOT performed engineering and the bid handling process for the work. The work actually started several months ago with the county road department doing prep work including cleaning ditches and improving drainage. The project ...

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