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April, 2015

  • 15 April

    Blood Donors Needed to be Everyday Heroes- April 21 – 25

    April 2015- Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI) urges all healthy adults to donate blood at the upcoming blood drives. Each donor will receive a ‘HERO” T-shirt as these locations: ·       Louise Durham Elementary School; Tuesday, April 21, 1:45 to 6:45 p.m. Donors at this drive will receive a free gift for student. ·       Wal Mart Mena; Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. ...

  • 1 April

    Menus for County Schools: Thursday, April 2, 2015

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Maple burst pancake, banana, juice, milk Lunch: Main: Roast, Mashed potatoes with gravy, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, oatmeal roll, sliced peaches, milk; Choice: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, oatmeal roll, sliced peaches, milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, fruit, juice, milk Lunch: Beef vegetable soup, crackers, tossed salad, pineapple, milk   Cossatot ...

March, 2015

  • 18 March

    County Roads Heavily Damaged After Rains

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Recent rains in Polk County have been causing damage to area roads, be it paved or dirt surfaces. Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison reported that the county has seen “minor flooding in places we would expect, but nothing impassible.” He added that the county was “pretty lucky that the rain came slow enough.” He explained that ...

January, 2015

  • 28 January

    Polk County Rape Case Conviction Upheld by Arkansas Court of Appeals

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Sebastian Todd Brown, of South Polk County, was denied his motion to appeal by the Arkansas Court of Appeals on January 28, 2015. Brown was sentenced on January 16, 2014 in Polk County Circuit Court to 25 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections after being convicted of one count of Rape and one count of ...

December, 2014

  • 3 December

    Membership in Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Perhaps the first question that springs to your mind is “Why should I?” Yes, there is no admission fee to the exhibits and most of the activities that Mena Art Gallery provides to the community are free. But the answer has to do with the fact that there is still no free lunch. Someone, probably ...

November, 2014

  • 18 November

    Menus for County Schools: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Super Donut, Yogurt, Raisins, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main:  Turkey & Dressing, Baby Carrots (6-12), Green Beans, Hot Roll, Mixed Fruit, Milk; No Choice Line    Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Cereal, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Srtips, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Roll, Salad, Fruit, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Apple Wedges, Grape Juice, Milk Lunch: Fish, Potato Wedges, Broccoli w/ Dressing, ...

  • 15 November

    Hatfield Home Completely Destroyed by Fire

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A fire Friday night has destroyed this beautiful Hatfield home located at 408 Polk 151 owned by Tonya Morgan. Hatfield Assistant Fire Chief Kenny Miller said that the call came in to dispatch at 8:08 pm and upon his department’s arrival on the scene, the home was fully involved and on the ground. Cove Fire Department ...

  • 5 November

    Former Carver Home Damaged by Fire

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Mena and Ink fire departments responded to a fire this morning at the former Bob Carver home that overlooks Mena on what is dubbed “Carver Hill.” Mena Fire Chief John Puckett said a call came in to dispatch reporting smoke coming from the roof. The 3-story home was designed by famed architect Fay Jones and built ...

  • 4 November

    Local Atwoods Now Carrying Firearms

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Beginning October 27, firearms are now being sold in the sporting goods section of Mena’s Atwoods store. Store Manager James Looney told The Pulse that, as a company, Atwoods began selling firearms about a year ago and now have them in all 57 stores in 5 states including Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, and Kansas. Dubbed a ...

October, 2014

  • 29 October

    The Gift of Art

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Christmas is fast approaching and with it, the annual Art Sale at the Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street. This is the place to find all those unique items on your shopping list—from stocking stuffers to that special piece that will make someone’s eye light up on Christmas morning. There will be paintings, drawings, photographs, ...