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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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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 Celebrates Senior Night On The Diamond

Last Tuesday, April 17th, the Mena Ladycats softball team hosted the Nashville Scrapperettes for Senior Night. The Ladycats allowed an early lone run to Nashville in the top of the first, but scored a pair of their own in the bottom of the second, to take a 2-1. In the next inning, the Scrapperettes drove in four runs on Mena, ...

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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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Operation: Prom Showcases Devastation of Drunk Driving

With Mena High School students set to enjoy the 2018 Prom this Saturday night, the current Juniors and Seniors were witness to the Operation:Prom demonstration at the Polk County Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning. Operation:Prom is a life-like simulation of a two-vehicle DWI accident, with one of the vehicles being driven by an intoxicated high school student after prom. The simulation ...

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Georgia M. Hood Gunn

Georgia M. Hood Gunn age 86, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 in Cove. Georgia was born in Cove, Arkansas on February 7, 1932 to the late George Morris Hood and Ola Mae Owen Hood. She was married to the late James Gunn and was a loving and thoughtful homemaker. Georgia enjoyed listening to the local radio ...

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New Superintendent at Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Janelle Shepherd, assistant superintendent of Historic Washington State Park, has accepted the job to become the new superintendent at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena. While her role as assistant superintendent had her overseeing all maintenance projects, which was a full-time job in itself, it was not uncommon to find her going the extra mile by engaging with visitors in ...

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