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AFMC Announces Support of Child Abuse Prevention April is Child Abuse Prevention month and leading health care nonprofit Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) is spreading the message that everyone can help make great childhoods happen in their community. To support prevention of child abuse in Arkansas, AFMC will participate in several events that any business, organization or individual can take part in: CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

9 Years Later, The Pulse Remembers BY ERICA MELTON • news@mypulsenews.com Those who resided in Mena on April 9, 2009 will never forget the deadly and destructive tornado that left three dead, thirty injured, and over 600 homes destroyed, as well as many millions of dollars in damage to local businesses, industry, and public buildings. At 7:24 p.m. that day the National Weather Service in Little Rock issued a Tornado Warning for parts of Polk County north of Mena. At 8:01 p.m. a warning was issued for Mena. The Emergency CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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9 Years ago the landscape, lives and awareness of Mena, Arkansas were changed forever. The grace, kindness and good that mankind can accomplish was witnessed, when the hearts of men were touched by the scene that unfolded on television screens all across America. Mena and Polk County united and it’s people pledged to rebuild and show uncommon strength. In this issue “we remember, reflect and honor” that day when our breathes stopped momentarily as the unthinkable transpired, in our very own hometown. This is not a story of defeat, but one of finding strength where none seems present.

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Riverfest Announces Headliners, Sponsors, and VIP Passes.

iverFest announced today that Oaklawn Gaming will be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 music festival. The three-day music festival will take place during Memorial Day Weekend from May 25 – 27 in downtown Little Rock. “Oaklawn has incredible passion for entertainment, celebrating Arkansas’s rich history and the community” said Jack Daniels, Event Director. “We are delighted to have the patronage of Oaklawn and all of our sponsors as their support enhances the festival experience for the community,” added Daniels. This year, headliners will perform on two main stages, one of which is sponsored by Arkansas Federal Credit Union. Taking the stages are Young the Giant, Young Thug, Kip Moore, Jamey Johnson, Highly Suspect, LANY, Margo Price, Echosmith, Steel Union and Levelle Davison. “RiverFest is a long-time tradition of celebrating music. Each day will feature curated support from 50+ acts across two stages with more headliners to be announced in the coming weeks,” said Daniels. “Attendees can expect to groove to their favorite bands as well as discover new artists and genres,” added Daniels. RiverFest also discussed some of its family friendly activities scheduled for the event. The Ford Family Fun Zone will be fun for kids of all ages with carnival rides, a Baggo tournament, a banana derby and talented performers and artists, such as street performers and magicians. Disney star Skai Jackson of the hit series Jessie and BUNK’D will be at the event to meet fans. Weekend passes, including VIP weekend passes, are now available for purchase at RiverFestArkansas.com. Single day tickets will only be available for purchase at the gate. Advance weekend passes begin at $40 and will only be available until April 30. VIP weekend passes begin at $150. A limited amount of VIP passes will offer passholders unlimited re-entry, special seating, exclusive lounges and more benefits. Press applications will be available April16 and can be found on RiverFestArkansas.com. The deadline to apply for credentials is May 11. RiverFest is thankful for its additional sponsors: Rock City Harley-Davidson, Rock Region Metro, Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Lasik Vision Institute and Downtown Little Rock Marriott, RiverFest’s Preferred Hotel. For additional information, please visit RiverFestArkansas.com. RiverFest, Presented By Oaklawn Gaming, is Arkansas’s largest outdoor music festival. In February 2018, Universal Fairs announced its revival of this long-time Arkansas tradition. The 2018 festival will take place during Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 – 27, 2018. The three-day music festival features headliners: Young the Giant, Young Thug, Kip Moore, Highly Suspect, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Echosmith, Rachel Potter and Levelle Davison. Additional artists will be announced soon. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit RiverFestArkansas.com. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram: @ARKRiverFest and find us on Facebook: RiverFestArkansas.

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he men and women who returned from the Vietnam War faced hostility from many who opposed that conflict. But in the half-century since, our country has attempted to correct that injustice. One of those efforts has been to honor veterans on the 50th anniversary of the year of their service. This recognition is long overdue. The United States has set aside the years from 2012 through 2025 to remember Americans who fought in the Vietnam War. This year, we honor the 50th anniversary of those who fought in Vietnam in 1968. Arkansas contributed much to the war, and I recently had the honor of speaking to nearly a thousand Arkansas veterans of the Vietnam era. It was a day to salute all of our Vietnam veterans and to reflect on the death of the nearly 600 Arkansans who died fighting in Vietnam. We have among our coterie of veterans a legendary sharpshooter, two soldiers who became generals, and a fighter pilot who valiantly resisted the North Vietnamese in a POW camp. You can read about some of them in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas. The late Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Norman Hathcock II was one of our notable warriors. Gunny, as he was called, was a Marine sniper who holds the Marine Corps record for the highest number of kills. Gunny enlisted when he was 17. He qualified as expert marksman while he was in boot camp. In 1965, Hathcock achieved Distinguished Sniper level, and that year he won the 1,000-Yard National High-Power Rifle Championship. He later helped establish the Marine Corps Scout/Sniper School at Quantico, Virginia. Gunny’s most legendary shot has been replicated in several movies, including The Sniper and Saving Private Ryan. Gunny’s second tour in Vietnam ended on September 16, 1969, when the assault vehicle he was riding in ran over a mine. Although he was covered in flaming gasoline, he returned to the vehicle and rescued seven Marines. He served for another ten years, in spite of his injuries, training snipers in the Marine Corps. He refused a recommendation for a Medal of Honor, but was awarded a Silver Star in 1996. Nick Bacon was another of our soldiers. Nicky Daniel Bacon enlisted in the Army in 1963 when he was 17 and served until 1984. On August 26, 1968, Staff Sergeant Bacon assumed command of his platoon as one after another of his platoon leaders fell. Under Nicky’s brave leadership, the platoon eliminated an enemy gun crew and rescued fellow Americans trapped at the front. President Nixon awarded Nicky the Congressional Medal of Honor. After Nicky retired, Governor Jim Guy Tucker appointed him Director of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs. Governor Mike Huckabee reappointed him. Nicky had a hand in the development of the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery and the establishment of the Arkansas Veteran’s Coalition. Nick Bacon passed away in 2010 at the age of 64. In an interview late in his life, Nicky spoke for many veterans when he said: “I was never prouder, I was never in better shape, and I was never more sure that I stood for something in my life than I was when I wore the uniform. When I retired, I couldn’t replace that.” So to those such as Gunny and Nicky and their families, thank you.

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Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Single Parent Scholarship Gets Competition Donation From Union Bank SUBMITTED

The Mena Council of the Knights of Columbus took 5 kids to the state Free Throw competition at Devil Dog Arena in Morrilton. Left to right Keira Hall 1st place, Marcus Graves 2nd place, Gabby Cross 2nd place, Christina Ortiz 2nd place, and Isabella Cross 1st place.

Union Bank’s Tim Rodgers and Philip Hensley present the bank’s generous contribution to Polk County Single Parent Scholarship Fund Chair Pete Chambers. In thanking Hensley and Rodgers, Chambers noted that Union Bank has played a key role in building community support for the scholarship fund. As a result of that community support, 15 Polk County single parents were awarded over $16,000 in scholarships this spring.

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Coming Attractions at Ouachita Little Theatre

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uachita Little Theatre encourages local residents to get involved with their upcoming theatrical productions. These include Godspell, directed by Jessica Kropp. Rehearsals are well under way. Kropp is pleased with the cast and the progress on set design by Lorraine Timmerman, as well as the music directed by Judy Kropp. The show will run on several dates between May 17 and 27. This ground-breaking production originally debuted on Broadway in 1971 and is based on a series of parables from the gospels of Matthew and Luke. The memorable song “Day by Day” is from this musical and has earned worldwide recognition and appeal. Godspell enjoyed a revival on Broadway in 2011-2012 and OLT is pleased to be bringing it to Polk County this spring. The next production will be presented by Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT) entitled Alice in Football Land. Directed by Jackie Biard, “Alice” is a fastpaced retelling of the classic Alice in Wonderland updated to modern times and set in a high school football stadium. Biard will be looking for young actors aged 10 to upper teens to play several roles. Auditions will be held May 1st and 3rd from 3:30 until 5:00 PM at the theatre. Performances will be the weekends of June 30th and July 7th. Harvey is a Pulitzer-winning comedy by Mary Chase. It is the story of a sweet gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey. Harvey happens to be a “pooka” who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. A beloved movie starring Jimmy Stewart as Elwood was made in 1950 and became very popular. This production will be directed by Tim Hesse and will presented by the Just 4 Fun Players as both a dinner theatre performance and onstage at OLT. Watch for performance dates around the end of July. In October, OLT will be presenting the award-winning play, The Miracle Worker. This classic work is based on the early life of Helen Keller, American author, political activist, and lecturer. Helen, who was unable to communicate due to becoming deaf and blind from illness when she was only six months of age, had become an uncontrollable child. Her parents were considering institutionalizing her. Annie Sullivan, who was also almost blind herself, was sent to the Keller home as a last resort to teach the young Helen. The fact-based drama that will be performed is one of the most inspirational stories to ever come to life in the theatre. Directed by Brad Storey, this is sure to be a major production that local audiences of all ages should see. Probable dates are October 11-21, and auditions will be announced in the summer. The final production for 2018 will be the Christmas play, and it again is based on a classic movie that Jimmy Stewart made famous. “It’s A Wonderful Life” will be directed by Linda Johnson and will most likely be performed on dates between December 7-17. This play will contain a fairly large cast and January 6, 2016 might be a good one to perform to “get your feet wet” on the OLT stage. The story revolves around George Bailey, a man who thinks the world would have been better off if he had never been born. Thanks to Clarence, his bumbling and lovable guardian angel, George is about to find out that it has been a pretty wonderful life after all. You won’t want to miss this classic holiday tale of love and friendship. Season ticket information is available online at www.ouachitalittletheatre. org or at the OLT office at 610 Mena Street, Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Come “play” with us!

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Terah Lee Named Star of the Quarter by iCare

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Terah Lee, Med/Surg RN was recently named Mena Regional Health System’s iCARE Star of the Quarter. Terah received several nominations on her behalf.  As the recipient of this honor, Terah received a paid day off, reserved parking for the duration of the quarter, her name on the progressive plaque displayed on the iCARE Wall of Fame, and a personal plaque.  Pictured from left:  Teresa Wise, CNO; Terah Lee, recipient; and Lisa Wood, Med/ Surg Director.  iCARE nominations may be made by visiting www.menaregional.com and submitting your nomination under the iCARE link.

The Respiratory Department at Mena Regional Health System was recently named the iCARE Star Department of the Quarter. The department was presented a traveling trophy, a plaque to display on the iCARE Wall of Fame, and a pizza party.  Pictured from left:  Jill Lockhart, RT; Russell Lockhart, Respiratory Director; Teresa Wise, CNO; Sherri Echols, RT; Chandler Cox, HR Director; and Jay Quebedeaux, CEO.  Respiratory team members not pictured:  Tracy Childs, Debbie Catlett, Meranda Burkett, Kyle Robertson, Bruce Rosenthal, and Melody Bearskin. 

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AFMC Announces Activities in Support of Child Abuse Prevention Month CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

organization or individual can take part in: “At AFMC, we know that we can make a positive impact on the future by preventing child abuse and neglect today,” said Dr. Chad Rodgers, chief medical officer at AFMC. “We’re encouraging Arkansans to participate in events around Arkansas and to do a few simple things to show support of children such as volunteering your time to help a child or donating to a charity. April 6 is Wear Blue Day 2018. AFMC employees at its Little Rock and Fort Smith campus will wear blue on this day to highlight child abuse prevention efforts in Arkansas and around the country. AFMC encourages all Arkansans to wear blue. Wednesday, April 11, is the Child Abuse Prevention Rally at the Arkansas State Capitol from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services, and the Arkansas Children’s Trust Fund are holding the event to promote how prevention starts with you, your family and your community. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, DHS Director Cindy Gillespie and DCFS Director Mischa Martin will lead the ceremony on the Capitol steps. AFMC is displaying Pinwheels for Prevention gardens on 3rd Street and 4th Street between Chester and Ringo Streets in Little Rock and at the Central Mall on Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith. For additional information, contact Carol Cassil 501-212-8732 or 501-804-2392 that is dedicated to helping prevent child abuse.” AFMC’s work to prevent child abuse in Arkansas includes the formation of the Arkansas ACEs/Resilience Workgroup. The ACEs/Resilience Workgroup is a cross-sector collaboration of 200 individuals representing about 90 organizations and government agencies in health care, public health, education, law enforcement, human services, mental health, churches and businesses. The Workgroup’s goal is to prevent ACEs and to encourage communities to build safe, stable and nurturing environments for children. Arkansas has the highest percentage of children (55.9 percent) in the nation who have at least one ACE, and is in the top five for percentage of children with two or more ACEs.

CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST

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The Bible predicts that before the return of Christ for His Church, there will be a greater “falling away” from the Truths of the Word of God: “Let no one deceive you by any means, for that day (Christ coming for His Church) will not come unless the falling away comes first…” (II Thes. 2:3). To “fall away” means that some Biblical Truths will be ignored, or even denied. Can that happen? Will it? When Paul wrote, under the direction of the Holy Spirit of God, “I am crucified with Christ,” (Galatians 2:20), he was writing about something that really happened. The old “human nature, the sin nature” was, in fact, nailed to the Cross. How can that happen? It is a God thing! We don’t have to understand it but we must experience it! Jesus does not just forgive us of all the wrong that we have done; He literally changes our nature! “Old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new” (II Cor. 5:17). The real problem of the human race is this: we have a nature that is hostile to God. And what makes it so bad is that we cannot change it! We can decide to “do better,” but that doesn’t address the real problem. It is not just our behavior that falls short before God; it is the nature that is behind the behavior that MUST be changed, and only God can do that. And He does it for all who have recognized the futility of their own efforts and have turned to Jesus Christ to fix the problem. Note: “Religion” addresses the problem of behavior; Christianity addresses the problem behind the problem! And the difference is critical! Christianity is NOT a “religion”, it is a faith placed solely in the Person and work of Jesus Christ. “Religion” focuses on what we can do to get right with God; Faith focuses on what Jesus had done to get us right. We are to contend for the “faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 1: 3), not the “religion” once delivered. Faith deals with the problem; religion deals with the symptoms. One works, the other does not. Under the right circumstances anyone can modify their behavior (pain is a great modifier), anyone, but no one can, on their own, change their nature! Only God can do that, and He does it through Jesus Christ and childlike faith in Him. It is most serious “falling away” to neglect the teaching of the “old nature” that Jesus came to fix. Sometimes people are led to believe that if they “make a change” everything is OK. But everything is not OK until this “old man” is crucified with Christ and a “new man” is “born of the Spirit” (John 3: 5-8). Jesus came not only to forgive sins, but to “fix” the sinner! My name is Gene Stacks and I approve of this message. PAID FOR BY GENE STACKS


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9 Years Later CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

Alert System started warning residents over local radio and warning sirens were sounded. Just nine minutes later the EF3 twister was sighted not far from KENA on Highway 375 West at the West Boundary Road intersection. Residents listening to police scanners heard a Polk County Deputy Sheriff radio a warning that the tornado was on the ground and headed towards DJ’s (a popular neighborhood grocery store that was destroyed). Minutes later the police dispatcher was heard saying that the courthouse had been hit. The tornado would then hit and destroy the middle school, heavily damage US Motors, the community college, hospital, and other businesses and homes. The estimated damage in Mena ranged from $25 million to over $50 million. Winds reached or exceeded 165 miles per hour and debris was strewn over many miles as the storm tracked northeast of Mena. Within hours Mena was the subject of many national news stories and hundreds of volunteers from governmental agencies, private and faith based groups, and individuals, started what at the time seemed like an insurmountable task. Mena residents will forever be thankful for those who tirelessly worked to help the town recover, many of those workers having never even heard of Mena before and coming from all over the US to help. Tornadoes hit other communities in several states over the next couple of days. The National Weather Service says there were 85 confirmed, including a rare anticyclonic tornado in neighboring Howard County, Arkansas.

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APRIL 16-20, 2018 MONDAY OUACHITA RIVER SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: VARIETY CEREAL, BREAKFAST PIZZA, PARFAIT, FRUIT, JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: CHICKEN SPAGHETTI, MEATBALL SUB, BREADSTICK, GREEN BEANS, FRUIT, MILK, SALAD BAR. MIDDLE SCHOOL: CHICKEN SPAGHETTI, MEATBALL SUB, POTATO BAR, BREADSTICK, GREEN BEANS, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. HIGH SCHOOL: CHICKEN SPAGHETTI, MEATBALL SUB, POTATO BAR, BREADSTICK, GREEN BEANS, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. COSSATOTRIVERSCHOOLS:BREAKFAST: VARIETY CEREAL, GRAHAM CRACKER, BISCUIT AND GRAVY, SAUSAGE LINK, FRUIT, JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: BEEF TACO, CHICKEN BURRITO, SPANISH RICE, REFRIED BEANS, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. HIGH SCHOOL: BEEF TACO, CHICKEN BURRITO, PIZZA, SPANISH RICE, REFRIED BEANS, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. TUESDAY OUACHITA RIVER SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: VARIETY CEREAL, BREAKFAST COMBO BAR, TOAST, PARFAIT FRUIT, JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: POPCORN CHICKEN, WHITE BEAN CHICKEN CHILI, FRITO CHIPS, CORNBREAD, SEASONED POTATO WEDGES, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. MIDDLE SCHOOL: POPCORN CHICKEN, WHITE BEAN CHICKEN CHILI, HAMBURGER, FRITO CHIPS, CORNBREAD, SEASONED POTATO WEDGES, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. HIGH SCHOOL: POPCORN CHICKEN, WHITE BEAN CHICKEN CHILI, HAMBURGER, FRITO CHIPS, CORNBREAD, SEASONED POTATO WEDGES, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. COSSATOT RIVER SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: VARIETY CEREAL, GRAHAM CRACKER, PIGS IN A BLANKET, FRUIT, GOGURT, JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: GLAZED TERIYAKI CHICKEN, POPCORN CHICKEN, PIZZA, FRIED RICE, BROCCOLI WITH CHEESE, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. HIGH SCHOOL: GLAZED TERIYAKI CHICKEN, POPCORN CHICKEN, FRIED RICE, BROCCOLI WITH CHEESE, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. WEDNESDAY OUACHITA RIVER SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: VARIETY CEREAL, SAUSAGE AND CHEESE BISCUIT, JELLY, PARFAIT, FRUIT, JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: MEXICAN CHICKEN, BEEF TACO, SPANISH RICE, PINTO BEANS, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. MIDDLE SCHOOL: MEXICAN CHICKEN, BEEF TACO, PIZZA, SPANISH RICE, PINTO BEANS, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. HIGH SCHOOL: MEXICAN CHICKEN, BEEF TACO, PIZZA, SPANISH RICE, PINTO BEANS, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. COSSATOT RIVER SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: VARIETY CEREAL, GRAHAM CRACKER, SAUSAGE AND BISCUIT, FRUIT, GOGURT, JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: MACARONI AND CHEESE WITH HAM, SPAGHETTI WITH MEAT SAUCE, BREADSTICK, STEAMED VEGETABLES, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. HIGH SCHOOL: MACARONI AND CHEESE WITH HAM, SPAGHETTI WITH MEAT SAUCE, PIZZA, BREADSTICK, STEAMED VEGETABLES, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. THURSDAY OUACHITA RIVER SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: VARIETY CEREAL, POWDERED DONUT, PARFAIT, FRUIT, JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN, BEEF STROGANOFF, ROLL, BROCCOLI, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. MIDDLE SCHOOL: SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN, BEEF STROGANOFF, CHICKEN PATTY SANDWICH, ROLL, BROCCOLI, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. HIGH SCHOOL: SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN, BEEF STROGANOFF, CHICKEN PATTY SANDWICH, ROLL, BROCCOLI, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. COSSATOT RIVER SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: VARIETY CEREAL, GRAHAM CRACKER, BLUEBERRY MUFFIN, FRUIT, GOGURT, JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: BBQ CHICKEN, BAKED HAM, WHEAT ROLL, MASHED POTATOES WITH COUNTRY GRAVY, GREEN BEANS, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. HIGH SCHOOL: BBQ CHICKEN, BAKED HAM, PIZZA, WHEAT ROLL, MASHED POTATOES WITH COUNTRY GRAVY, GREEN BEANS, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. FRIDAY OUACHITA RIVER SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: VARIETY CEREAL, BISCUIT AND GRAVY, PARFAIT, FRUIT, JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: HAMBURGER, PIZZA, FRIES, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. MIDDLESCHOOL: HAMBURGER, PIZZA, POTATO BAR, ROLL, BAKED POTATO CHIPS, BAKED BEANS, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. HIGH SCHOOL: HAMBURGER, PIZZA, POTATO BAR, ROLL, FRIES, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. COSSATOT RIVER SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: VARIETY CEREAL, GRAHAM CRACKER, CINNAMON ROLL, FRUIT, GOGURT, JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: TURKEY AND CHEESE SUB SANDWICH, HOT DOG, FRITOS/TATER TOTS, CORN, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK. HIGH SCHOOL: TURKEY AND CHEESE SUB SANDWICH, HOT DOG, PIZZA, FRITOS/TATER TOTS, CORN, FRUIT, SALAD BAR, MILK.

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he Cossatot River High School Music Dept will present their spring concert, Beach Party USA, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The band portion of the concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the choir concert following at 7:30 p.m. in the Holbert Auditorium in Wickes, AR. Featured in the choir concert will be the 7th grade TrebleMakers, 8th grade TrebleTones, 7th/8th grade AccaFellas, senior high ladies Cantabile, and the senior high mixed choir Noteworthy. Songs for the performance include the most popular surf and sun songs such as Walking On Sunshine, Day-O, Here Comes the Sun, songs from Moana, songs from Teen Beach movie, along with many Beach Boys hits. End of the year choir awards will also be given and senior choir members will be recognized. 2018 Choir Seniors are Kristen Owens, Rachel Norman, Ashley Decasez, Brandy Hackney, Melissa Johnson, Izzy Richardson, Neila Cruz, Harley Dering, Zebera Schmidt, Alex Jenkins, Haley Warren, Ethan Griffin, Kimberly Gonzalez, Destiny Frachiseur, Martin Zarate, Jenny Esquivel, and Makenzie Whorton. The choir is under the direction of Susan Brewer. Come out May 1 and dance and sing along with us to exciting beach favorites.

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Vandervoort Elementary School will be having Pre-Registration and Screening for next year’s 2018-2019 Kindergarten classes. If you have a child, or know of a child who will be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2018 please come to the elementary school and register them. We will be taking applications and screening children on April 23rd and 24th. We will need a copy of the child’s birth certificate, social security card, or military identification, insurance card, and a current shot record. Children entering Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year will be required to have a current physical on file. Students who are attending preschool at Vandervoort will be screened during the school day. Students who are not currently enrolled in a Vandervoort Pre-K Program will need to be screened when they register. Please allow time for us to screen your child when you bring them to register. (30 minutes) Friday, April 27th, will be Pre-K Day. Next year’s Kindergarten students will be allowed to come to Kindergarten from 9:00-11:30 a.m. that day. Lunch for Pre-K Day students who are not enrolled in a Vandervoort Preschool program will be $3.75. (This year’s Kindergarten students will not attend on this day.)


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We would like to thank magician Maxwell Blade for making the evening exciting and entertaining. Thank you to all those who helped with event operations: Advertising - Mena/Waldron Newspapers & Pulse Multi Media, Awards - Caveman Engraving, Catering – Chicollo’s Food Emporium, Facilities – UARM Ouachita Center, Signage – Miller Signs & Graphics, Sound and Lighting – 385 Events, Tickets - Pony Express, “Thank you all for your continued support!” A special Congratulations to all our 2018 Community Award recipients: Volunteer of the Year: Tiffany Lane, Citizen of the Year: Sheriff Scott Sawyer, Chamber Ambassador of the Year: Rick Burns, Best Renovation/ Beautification: Lottie-Da’s Salon & Spa, Best New Construction: Veteran’s Administration Clinic and Business of the Year: Mena Regional Health System. Thank you to them and all our nominees for everything they do for our community and for making Mena/Polk County a great place to work, play and call home. (IF SPACE ALLOWS) Thank you to all the Silent Auction Sponsors & Donors. Together we raised a record breaking amount for the Chamber Scholarship program: Don’s EZ Pay*Arvest Bank*Union Bank of Mena*Washburn’s Home Furnishings*Miller Signs & Graphix*Ginger Sterner/Edward Jones Investments*Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism*Knotty Woods*Century 21 Perry Real Estate*Stewman’s Flowers*Janssen Park Bed & Breakfast*Stonehill Cottages, LLC*Holly Springs Homestead*Mitchell Computer Services*Whitney Lind Photography*Re/Max Mena Real Estate*Farm Bureau Insurance*Karl Cunnigham, CPA, Ouachita Equine Clinic*Chambers Bank*Merle Norman*Coast to Coast*Shelter Insurance*The Corner Shoppe*Turkey Creek Rental*The Shop at the Foot of the Hill*Dogwood Grooming*The Mercantile*Friendship House Coffee Shoppe*DDH 10-Minit Lube*American Artisans*Caveman Engraving*Lottie-Da’s Salon & Spa*Branding Iron*Janssen Avenue Florist & Gifts*Arkansas Valley Insurance*Closet 821*Smith Foods*Atwoods*Farmer’s Co-Op* Never Enuff Toys, LLC*Corcoran Properties*Books & Stuf*Non-Stop Fitness* Senator Larry Teague*Comfort Center Furniture & Mattress* Henry’s Studio & Ateleir

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The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce would like to say “Thank You” to all that helped make the attendance of this year’s Chamber Banquet and Membership Celebration a tremendous success. Without you, we would not have the pleasure of making this event happen. We would like to thank magician Maxwell Blade for making the evening exciting and entertaining. Thank you to all who helped with event operations: ADVERTISING: Mena/Waldron Newspapers & Pulse Multi Media, AWARDS: Caveman Engraving, CATERING: Chicollo’s Food Emporium, FACILITIES: UARM Ouachita Center, SIGNAGE: Miller Signs & Graphics, SOUND & LIGHTING: 385 Events, TICKETS: Pony Express, “Thank you all for your continued support!” A special Congratulations to all our 2018 Community Award recipients: Volunteer of the Year: Tiffany Lane, Citizen of the Year: Sheriff Scott Sawyer, Chamber Ambassador of the Year: Rick Burns, BEST RENOVATION/BEAUTIFICATION: Lottie-Da’s Salon & Spa, BEST NEW CONSTRUCTION: Veteran’s Administration Clinic, and Business of the Year: Mena Regional Health System. Thank you to them and all our nominees for everything they do for our community and for making Mena/Polk County a great place to work, play and call home. Thank you to all the Silent Auction Sponsors & Donors, together we raised a record breaking amount for the Chamber Scholarship program! Thank you again to everyone for all your continued support.


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Eagles Sweep Season Series Against Acorn Basketball Athletes Mena Awarded Honors O A BY EASTON LEONARD

n Monday, April 2nd, the Cossatot River Eagles baseball team hosted the Mena Bearcats for the final matchup between the two teams this season. Earlier in the year, the Eagles traveled to Mena and defeated the Bearcats 8-4. After scoring three runs in the top of the first, the Bearcats allowed Cossatot to scored two of their own in the bottom half of the inning, before Mena doubled its score in the top of the second inning of play. The Bearcats held onto their 6-2 lead until the bottom of the fourth, when Cossatot inched two runs closer with a pair of their own, to make the score 6-4 after four complete innings. In the fifth inning, both Mena and the Eagles scored one run a piece, to advance the score to 7-5. The Bearcats again scored one more run the top of the sixth, but allowed Cossatot to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth, as the Eagles knocked in four runs, to make the score 9-8. Mena tied the game in the top of the seventh, but the Eagles walked it off in the bottom half of the inning, to win the game by a score of 10-9. On the softball side of things, also last Monday, the Mena Ladycats travel to Cossatot and defeated the Lady Eagles 6-4. Also last week, the Eagles baseball team of Cossatot traveled to Gurdon and lost 5-1. This week, the Eagles hosted Genoa Central on Monday, and will host Prescott on Wednesday and Mount Ida on Thursday. For the Bearcats, Mena hosted Fouke on Monday, and will travel to Prescott and take on the Curley Wolves on Friday.

BY EASTON LEONARD

fter successful seasons by both the Acorn Lady Tigers and Tigers basketball teams, athletes from both have been awarded All-District and All-State honors. For the Lady Tigers, Faith Hill, Tori Barrett, Sophie Jackson, and Lexi Powell were all named to the 1A 7 West All-District Team. Sophie Jackson and Faith Hill were also awarded 1A All-State honors, as Tori Barrett made the 1A All-Tournament Team. For the Acorn senior boys basketball team, Jeremiah Swint, Leo Jacinto, and Cross Hughes all made the 1A 7 West All-District Team, as Cross Hughes was awarded AllState honors, and named to the 1A All-Tournament Team.

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BY EASTON LEONARD

his past weekend, the Cossatot River Eagles (11-2) soccer team competed in the Southerner Invitational Tournament at Southside. The Eagles won their first three games of the tournament against Southside (5-0), Wynne (3-0), and Westside (4-0), to advance to the tournament Finals against Batesville. In the Finals game, the Eagles fell short by one in penalty kicks, after a tie game at the end of regulation, to finish Runner-Up. On Tuesday, the Eagles hosted Arkadelphia, and will host Nashville on Friday, April 13th.

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Thursday – 4/12/18 •10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. •10:30 a.m. – Gator & Friends will be performing at The Mena Senior Center. •11:30 a.m. – Rotary Club of Mena/ Polk County will meet at Papa’s Mexican Café. Contact Sue Cavner at 2345844 or Linda Rowe at 234-2575 for more info. •12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - The Cove Branch of the Polk County Library is open. •12:00 p.m. – The Mena Lioness Lions meet at the Limetree Restaurant. •12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - The Sonlighters in Action Card Shop will be open at 3665 Highway 8 West, one mile from Louise Durham. •1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Salvation Army Family Store helps families with utilities. •1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – The First Assembly of God distributes food at 2111 Sutherland or call 394-1229. •5:00 p.m. - 9th Street Ministries will have a free dinner and fellowship in the 9th Street Ministries building. •5:30 p.m. – Weight Watchers meets at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Family Life Center. Call 479-234-2297 for more information. •5:30 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous Women’s Meeting at the ABC Club across from

Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy, 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297. •6:00 p.m. – Live Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music in the Daisy Room at Janssen Ave Florist. •6:00 p.m. – Hatfield’s Lion’s Club meets at the Lions Club Field House. •6:30 p.m. – Mena Chapter #243, Order of the Eastern Star will meet at the Masonic Temple at 701 Port Arthur. Meeting will follow a meal at 6:30 p.m. •7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479243-0297. •7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. •7:00 p.m. – Cherry Hill Fire Department meeting and training at the Fire Station. Friday – 4/13/18 •10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. •12:00 p.m. – The Lions Meetings are held in the Lions Club House on Highway 71 South. •12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Fibers Arts Group meets at Mena Art Gallery. •6:00 p.m. – Hatfield Auditorium Gator and Friends. •7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. •8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block,

1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479243-0297. Saturday – 4/14/18 •10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. •11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Children’s Art Class at the Mena Art Gallery, for children ages 10 & up, including adults. Cost is $3. Call 479394-3880 to reserve spot. •12:00 p.m. – Ouachita Amateur Radio Association monthly meeting at the Limetree. •6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. •7:00 p.m. – Holly Grove Church in Grannis will have Gospel Music. •8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71 S., Mena. 479-243-0297 or 479216-4606. Sunday – 4/15/18 •2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479243-0297. •3:00 p.m. – Worship service is held at Sulpher Springs Church. •5:00 p.m. – United Methodist Youth Group at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. Monday – 4/16/18

•12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. •3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Mena Seventh-Day Adventist Church Food Pantry across from the Polk County Fairgrounds. Non-perishable food, personal care items, and nutritional help. No one will be turned away. •5:30 p.m. – Polk County Republican Committee meets at Polk County Library, North Room. •6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. •6:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America Troop 92 meets at First United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. •6:30 p.m. – The Lady Ouachitas will meet at the Bear State Bank Main Branch. •7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479243-0297. •7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. •7:00 p.m. – Ouachita Beekeepers Association meeting at Union Bank. Tuesday – 4/17/18 •8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardener Community Men’s Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church in Mena.

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Rusty Revels Rusty Revels age 31, of Mena, Arkansas passed away March 26, 2018 in Mena. Rusty was born on September 23, 1986 in DeQueen, Arkansas to Gene Revels and Dorine Baker. He leaves behind a loving family his wife Dixie Jones; his Mother Dorene Baker and Father Gene Revels. A brother Eric Revels; Sister Shawna Ryals and children Deonte Revels, Robbie Revels, Nevaeh Revels and Karen Revels. Lots of loving family and friends He was preceded in death by a brother, Robbie Revels. Memorial service was held March 31, 2018 at the Baker Church in Wickes. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Wanda Callahan On April 6, 2018, Wanda Rene Callahan, entered her heavenly home at the age of 78. Wanda was born on June 24, 1939 in Goosecreek, Texas. She was the daughter of Robert E. and Violet I. (Moorehead) Whitaker. Wanda and Willard Callahan were united in marriage on April 7, 1966 in Baytown, Texas. She was a member of the Southside Church of God in Mena, Arkansas. Wanda enjoyed life on the farm, raking hay in the summers and driving in the mountains. She enjoyed working in her yard planting flowers and trees. Wanda enjoyed many types of music and would listen to that music for hours. In the last several years, she LOVED to watch FOX News all day. More than anything she loved her family and was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents; two great grandsons and one brother.

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She leaves to continue her memory, her beloved husband of 52 years, Willard (Butch), of the home; two daughters, August May Medher and her husband, Tom, of Highlands, NC; Charlotte Blake and her husband, Derrick, of Watson, OK; three grandchildren, Jason Kiersey, Amber Ashby and Blane Blake; five great-grandchildren; one brother, C.E. (Butch) Whitaker of Bronson, TX; one sister, Bobbie Lea Lusty and her husband, Ricky, of Richland Springs, TX; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 11:00 am at Watson Cemetery in Watson, OK. Patrick Blake and Bro. Lloyd Allen (Jug) Taylor will officiate. A visitation service will be held at Mena Church of God located on Hwy 88 E Mena, Arkansas from 5:00 - 8:00. Services have been entrusted to

William David Doughty

Brumley Funeral Home in Broken Bow, OK. William David Doughty, III age 80 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Mena. Mr. Doughty was born on December 15, 1937 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas to the late William David Doughty, Jr. and the late Vada McCord Doughty. He was married to the late Linda Doughty. Mr. Doughty proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. After retiring from the military, he continued to work at Mena Regional Hospital as a purchasing manager. He was an active member of the NRA and Elks. Mr.

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Doughty was also active and supported, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Sheriff’s Ranches, and St. Jude’s. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. Mr. Doughty was a loving and thoughtful father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. He is survived by sons David Doughty and wife Pam of Beaufort, South Carolina Dalton Doughty and wife Lisa of Mena, Arkansas. Grandchildren Morgan Doughty, Ryan and Adrienne Doughty,, Robby and Amber Tillman, Nicole and Josh Fryar, Alyssa and Jeff Carter, William and Laura Doughty. Six great-grandchildren/ Brothers, Kirk Holland of Conroe, Texas; Tommy Jones of Montgomery, Texas. Sisters, Elouise Paquin of Spring, Texas; Linda K. Dickey of Austin, Texas; Shirley Terrel of San Antonio, Texas. Numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Vada Doughty, his wife January 6, 2016 Linda Doughty and a son Doug Doughty. Graveside service will be Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Pine Ridge Cemetery with Brother Lance Sawyer officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 at Beasley Wood. Pallbearers will be Eric Goss, Tom Matejek, Curt Boyd, Jason Hogan, Brandon Gates, Roy Morgan, Rick Foster, and Andy Brown. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Christ Community Fellowship Youth Fund. P.O. Box 405, Mena, Arkansas 71953.

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The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of April 2, 2018 – April 8, 2018. 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 dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner. April 2, 2018 Report of a disturbance on Polk 87 near Ink led to the arrest of Justin A. Cole, 28, of Mena, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct. Report from complainants on Polk 54 near Mena of damage done to five mailboxes. Investigation continues. Report from walk-in complainant of being harassed by an acquaintance. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report of a disturbance led to a 17-year-old female being issued a Juvenile Citation for Disorderly Conduct. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. Arrested was Jessica M. Justice, 27, of Mena, on a Warrant for Felony Failure to Appear.

April 3, 2018 Report from complainant on Highway 270 near Acorn of a missing family member. The individual was later located. Report from complainant on Polk 70 near Cherry Hill of the theft of a motorcycle, valued at $2,500.00. Investigation continues. April 4, 2018 Report of a disturbance on Polk 117 near Mena led to the arrest of Jeffrey T. Bennett, 31, of Mena, on a Charge of Possession of Methamphetamine. April 5, 2018 Arrested was Joseph E. Lawrence, 35, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. April 6, 2018 Report of a disturbance on Polk 44 near Mena led to the arrest of Eric T. Cannon, 26, of Mena, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct. Arrested was Michael R. Belknap, 21, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. April 7, 2018 Report from complainant on Polk 44 near Mena of damage done to a mailbox, totaling losses at $50.00. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 77 near Mena of the theft of a dryer, valued at $75.00. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

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Report from a walk-in complainant that their vehicle had been taken by an unauthorized person. Investigation continues. April 8, 2018 Report from complainant on Polk 44 near Mena of the theft of a mailbox, valued at $30.00. Investigation continues. Report from a Mena woman of being harassed by an acquaintance. The subject was advised to cease all contact with the complainant. Report from complainant on Polk 18 near Vandervoort of the theft of a dog, valued at $1,000.00. Investigation continues. Report of a shop building on fire on Polk 401 near

Mena. Deputy responded. Report from a business on Highway 8 East in Mena of an employee being threatened by an acquaintance. Deputy responded. Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked two vehicle accidents this week. Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 27 Incarcerated Inmates, with 12 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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The Polk County Cattlemens’ Association would like to thank everyone who contributed and participated in the ACA 3 Conference. Mena Insurance Remax Real Estate- The Cole Team Wes Falls Snap On Tools Spurgins Southern Auto LeFlore County Livestock Gilbert’s Hard Rock Drilling Rich Mountain Electric Linda Crai g Mena Title - Quincy Thornton Acorn FFA Mena FFA Cossatot FFA Mena Ford Pettit Machinery Gilchrist Tractor Waldron Livestock Cove Supply - Vitafirm D&E Feed Supplement/Wann Ranch Bovazyme Products Rodney Bowen - Bowen Charolais 3-D Cattle Polk County Farmer’s Co-o p Mena Feed Polk County Extension - UAEX A-1 Trailers Tim’s Yamaha

Holly Springs Homestead James Supersave Foods Arkansas Cattlemans’ Knittig Distributing - David Danie l Association TJ’s Farm and Ranch- Glenwood Youngblood’s Dozer & Construction Polk County Farm Bureau Farm Credit - Rex Dollar Interested in Mena Fair Board becoming a Polk County 4-H Clubs PCCA member Josey Webb for 2018, contact Mena Elks Lodge Acorn School s OK Ranch - Max Teeter Luke Alston U of A Rich Mountain 479-234-1376 Union Bank or Jason Sullivan Duane Webb WestArk Poultry 479- 243-3576 Polk County Farm Bureau Women’s or Committee any PCCA board member to join. Arkansas Cattlemens’ & Cattle Women’s Association Plus all of those who prepared desserts and served food, as well as others who donated their time & money but did not want recognition.


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Dugan Lawn Care & Landscaping, providing quality lawn care and landscape maintenance for residential and commercial customers for over 12 years. Call for a free estimate on any of our services like scheduled mowing, spring fertilization, seeding, brush hogging and light tractor services, hedge/shrub trimming, property clean up, mulch services and more! 479-394-2699. We are lawn care done right! 4/11 Need your land cleared? Let me Mulch it for you! RC Customz Land Clearing, Mulching, and More. Some services, but not all include: Fence Lines and Clearing of Lots. This is a great solution for clearing overgrowth while leaving desirable trees. We service both residential and commercial customers. For more information and estimates, contact Russell Lane at 479-216-2976. 4/18 Mobile Dog Grooming, Bath, Nails, Ears, Brushing, Clipping. Deanna Boyd, 479-234-1866, www.scmobiledogwash.com. I will come to you. 4/18 Clean and comfortable housing since 1969, No Pets. J. Ray & Maria’s MH Park and Rentals. Hwy 71 North, Mena, AR. 479-216-3085 TFN Bush hogging 15’ batwing and 7’ mowers available. Notill pasture seeding. Reliable and Insured. 479-234-0119 or 234-5798. www.millcreekenterprisesllc.com 4/11 Alterations, Sewing, Patching garments, Draperies, Bedspreads, Stitching done and light upholstery. Call or text 479-234-1909. 4/11 John’s Lawn Mowing and Yard Care. 394-5837. 4/11 J&L Café next to bookstore Sherwood Ave. Fresh hash browns omelets-waffles. Salad bar weekly. Sun-Ham, eggs, HB, toast $6.00. Closed Mondays. Open Tue-Sun, 7AM-2PM. 479-216-4807. 4/25

Seeking Yards to mow. Call DeWayne 479-234-0509. 4/25 Our Clinic is searching for a dedicated LPN to work in our pediatric office. This is a full time position with benefits. This position will work close with our providers and staff in order to provide the best care possible for our patients. Compassion and a love of working with children is a must. Please apply online or at our office at 1102 Crestwood Circle. Resumes may also be emailed to mvcpm@sbcglobal.net. TFN Daniel’s Carpentry and Painting, home repair, decks, privacy fences, fence rows, underpinning, etc. Also lawn and garden work. Call 479-216-1101 or 479-216-2299 4/18 House Cleaning and more. Call Winnie Cotter at 2343418 or Ina Lewis at 234-5396. 4/25 RC Customz/Debbie Robbins- Nee your land cleared? Let me Mulch it for you! RC Customz Land Clearing, Mulching and More. Some services but not all include; Fence Lines and Clearing of Lots. This is a great solution for clearing overgrowth while leaving desirable trees. we service both residential and commercial customers. For more information and estimates contact Russell Lane at 479-216-2976. Looking for a man with the first and middle name of Lanny LeRoy that lived in the Mena/Polk County area in the 1940’s. (580) 327-0915 Yard mowing, weed eating, bush hogging, handyman services, power washing, garden tilling with tractor. Have a tractor with implements for larger jobs. Bill Duff (479) 216-5204

Williams Medical Clinic, 410 Sherwood Ave. • Mena, AR

(479) 234-5568

Dr. Robert S. Williams, M.D. All Major Insurance Accepted

479-243-9024

New Patients Welcome

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2012

Chevrolet Equinox

THE POLK COUNTY PULSE

2017

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2013

Chevy Cruze LT

GMC Yukon Denali

Certified Pre-Owned

271248

Gentry Price $7,800

2011

Chevy Traverse LT

Gentry Price $16,961

211589

2007

Gentry Price $28,665

245763

2017

GMC Sierra

Toyota Tacoma

Loaded

237404

Gentry Price $5,930

2012

Toyota Camry

Gentry Price $9,400

621481

2016

Gentry Price $40,953

047377

2017

Honda Pilot EX

Hyundai Accent

16K Miles U9769

Gentry Price $13,924

Gentry Price $27,633

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entry hevrolet

192449

Gentry Price $10,993

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