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October, 2014

  • 11 October

    Cardiac Cats Deliver Victory Under Reign of Homecoming Queen Jami Miller

    BY LEANN DILBECK – MHS Senior Jami Ann Miller was crowned as the 2014 Homecoming Queen by last year’s Queen Hailey Knittig, following a lightning delay at Bearcat Stadium. Senior maid Jami Miller is the daughter of Bob and Sherri Miller and Mitzi and Rick Wright. This is Jami’s second year on the homecoming court. Jami participates as a Ladycat ...

September, 2014

  • 27 September

    Fox & White Crowned Miss & Little Miss Polk County

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Ashlyn Fox was crowned the new 2014 Miss Polk County along with Jacee White as Little Miss during ceremonies tonight at the Mena Performing Arts Center. Fox is the 17-year old daughter of Ben & Tina Fox and attends Mena High School. She was sponsored by Davis Brothers. White is the 4-year old daughter of Jason ...

  • 16 September

    Menus for County Schools: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Sausage Link, Peaches, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Main: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Garden Spinach Salad, Garlic Bread Sticks (6-12), Fruit, Milk; Choice: Pizza, Garden Spinach Salad, Garlic Bread Sticks (6-12), Fruit, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Cereal, Fruit, Juice. Milk Lunch: Oven Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Roll, Strawberries & Bananas, Milk   Cossatot River ...

  • 10 September

    Pulse Readers Remember…

    It is that time of year where the documentaries resurface and the stories are told of remembering where we were on that fateful September morning. The morning when at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, 2,753 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were intentionally crashed into the north and south ...

July, 2014

  • 19 July

    Water Lines to be Flushed Week of July 21-25

    Mena Water Utilities will be conducting a water main flushing program during the week of Monday, July 21st through Friday, July 25th.  Flushing is done as part of a scheduled preventative maintenance program to help maintain good water quality and to improve the water flow in your neighborhood.  Mena Water Utilities has scheduled to flush the lines on the south side ...

  • 7 July

    Polk County Births

    Kaly and Johnny Bour of Mt. Ida are the proud parents of a baby girl, born June 26th at Mena Regional Health System. Danya and John Carls of Mena are the proud parents of a baby boy, born June 26th at Mena Regional Health System. Ashley Higgins and Dustin Ruth of Gillham are the proud parents of a baby boy, ...

June, 2014

  • 17 June

    Judy Kropp – A Performing Heart

    Early in her life, Judy Kropp discovered and began cultivating her passions and what would be her life’s work.  As a young child, growing up in Ohio, she begged her parents to allow to her take piano lessons; they agreed and realized relatively quickly that she was serious about her love of music.  After 10 years of playing the piano, ...

  • 17 June

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – June 9-15, 2014

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of June 9 – June 15, 2014.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been ...

  • 17 June

    Quality Construction

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Quality Construction, a locally owned construction company, was started two years ago.  They focus on general construction, power washing, siding, roofing, painting and handyman service.  According to owner Paul Headings, their goal is to make their customer happy and to do good and quality work. Headings was born in Polk County but raised in Missouri.  In ...

March, 2014

  • 31 March

    Menus for County Schools – Monday, March 31, 2014

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast:Louise Durham: Elfin Loaf, Yogurt, Juice Milk; Holly Harshman: Breakfast Pizza, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Vegetable Soup, Toasted Cheese Sandwich, Crackers, Fruit, Milk; Choice: Toasted Cheese Sandwich, Pickle Spear, French Fries, Fruit, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Chicken Sliders, Juice, Milk Lunch: Fajita, Rice Pilaf, Blackeyed Peas, Salad, Fruit,  Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Applesauce Cup, Juice, Milk Lunch: Burrito w/Cheese, Sweet Potato ...