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Farm Bureau Welcomes Two New Agents

BY LEANN DILBECK – Polk County Farm Bureau Agency Manager Tony Hooper has announced the addition of two new agents, Nathan Fowler and Nikki Cureton. Fowler is a 2007 graduate of Mena High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech and an MBA from Columbia Southern University. Prior to joining the Farm Bureau family, Fowler worked as the ...

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Acorn’s Keith Willsey Track to be Resurfaced

BY LEANN DILBECK – Not only will the Acorn track bear a new name this spring, but it will also be resurfaced following board approval during a special called meeting of the Ouachita River School District on January 4. The board approved the purchase of $19,248.30 for material from American Recycling to resurface the Keith Willsey Track located on the ...

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Mandy Parks Photography – Capturing Proof of Unforgettable Moments

BY LEANN DILBECK – A well-known American photographer, Aaron Siskind, once said, “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything,” and no one can probably attest to that more than one local photographer, Mandy Parks. “I was widowed in ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: December 25-31, 2017

December 25, 2017 Report of a disturbance on Polk 18 near Cove.  Deputy responded.  Complainant refused to press charges. December 26, 2017 Report from complainant on Highway 8 West near Rocky of the break-in and theft of jewelry, valued at $600.00.  Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Lark Lane near Board Camp of a bullet hole in an exterior wall ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: December 18-24, 2017

December 18, 2017 Report from a local medical clinic of a dog bite victim.  Deputy responded. Report from complainant on Polk 30 near Hatfield of the break-in to a storage building.  Investigation continues. Arrested was Jesse S. Lively, 23, of Yukon, OK, on a Warrant for Probation Violation. December 19, 2017 Report of a disturbance on Highway 8 East near ...

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Mary Elizabeth White

Mary Elizabeth White, born on January 28th, 1932 to Howard and Audrey Guize in Port Arthur, Texas, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2017 in Beaumont Texas. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Francis Ellis “Pamp” White. Mary is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Bescher; daughter, Pamela and husband Lynn Coffman; and son Howard White; ...

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Acorn Campus Continues Work on Cafetorium

Ouachita River School District is moving along on the construction of a new 10,000 s.f., $2 million cafetorium.  The district opened the competitive bids September 1, and finally awarded Petree Construction of Ft. Smith with the project. Superintendent Jerry Strasner told The Pulse that he is extremely pleased with the team working on the Cafetorium, and the progress they have ...

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Joy Rozell Bailey Jenkins

Joy Rozell Bailey Jenkins, age 84 of Wickes, Arkansas, died on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Mena Regional Hospital. She was born on Sunday, November 19, 1933 to Lonnie Odell and Creo Rillie Edwards Reatherford in Brownfield, Texas. Joy loved her family and spending time with the ones she cared for. She lived for many years in Zafra, Oklahoma, ...

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Boil Order Issued

BY MELANIE WADE – Freedom Water Association, which supplies consumers in the areas of Highway 8 West and Highway 375 West in Mena, Shady Grove, Potter, etc., issued a boil order around 3 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018, effective immediately and until further notice. Earlier on Friday, Freedom Water had issued a notice of low water pressure or no ...

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Officers Aid Fire Victims in Escape

BY MELANIE WADE – Polk County 911 dispatch sent out a call around 4:40 a.m. Friday morning, January 5, 2018, regarding a structure fire on Edgewood Lane in Mena. Dispatch informed the authorities that a woman had called the fire in and had reported her granddaughter was still trapped inside the home. Mena Police Department Officer Mike Wolf was the ...

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