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SUBMITTED Thanks to fewer work-related injuries being reported over the past two years, the cost to business of workers’ compensation insurance in Arkansas is set to go down by about 15 percent, beginning in July. The drop in premiums was announced after the state Insurance Department adopted recommendations by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. The council recommended reductions of CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

U Drive - U Text U Pay!!! SUBMITTED Law enforcement officers across Arkansas have pledged theirunited support by participating in the national awareness campaign to stop Distracted Driving. “U Drive – U Text – U Pay” is both an educational initiative and enforcement effort to keep distracted drivers off the road. Distracted drivers aren’t just a threat to themselves; they’re a danger to everyone else on the road. Safe driving means driving CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

DOWNTOWN PARTNER’S EGG-STRAVAGANZA BY JUDY THOMPSON Downtown was abuzz this past weekend with the sound of little children laughing, and the smiles covered every block of the downtown area this past weekend as the “EGG-STRAVAGANZA” took place in downtown Mena. Judy Thompson has the full story for us right here in “The Pulse.” Share the news with your friends and family and be sure to check out the online version at www.mypulsenews.com.

SUBMITTED BY - JUDY THOMPSON The big hits of the Saturday Easter event in downtown Mena were the Adult Egg Hunt and the Easter Rabbit. While there were a number of children’s egg hunts going on, the Adult Egg Hunt was an opportunity for grownups to find an egg in each participating store which contained discounts, freebies and/or other specials. CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

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Mena Auxiliary Awards New Vision at Mena Regional Health System Raises Awareness Scholarships

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he need to provide meaningful education on the dangers of underage drinking and drug use here in Polk County has never been greater. A few facts help to highlight that need: • Alcohol and drugs are the leading causes of crime among youth. • Alcohol and drugs are the leading factors in teenage suicide. • More than 23 million people over the age of 12 are addicted to alcohol and other drugs. Young people, like adults, drink alcohol for many different reasons. Some of the reasons may seem obvious, but understanding the feelings behind these reasons- as well as how everyday teen life comes into play- can be difficult. Young people often drink to check out from family problems or issues with school and grades; loneliness, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety disorder and other mental health issues that can contribute; they may drink to deal with the pressures of everyday social situations, to change their image or to fit in when moving to a new school or town; to gain confidence or lose inhibitions. As kids get older and alcohol and drugs enter the picture, parents are faced with a unique set of challenges. Parents often forgive underage drinking as a “rite of passage.” They simply sit back and hope their kids will “get through it,” or they can change their attitude and take an active role in learning about alcohol and drugs-and help their kids to do the same. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, here are some guidelines that can help parents talk about alcohol and drug use: Listen before you talk: • For kids, knowing that someone is really listening is the most important. • Ask open-ended questions. • Be involved • Be honest and open • Be positive: Talking about these issues can build bridges rather than walls. This April, New Vision at Mena Regional Health System is celebrating Alcohol Awareness Month by raising awareness about underage drinking and encouraging parents to speak to their kids early and often about alcohol and other drugs. SOME HELPFUL INTERNET LINKS: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD): www. ncadd.org Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): www.aa.org Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Alcohol and Public Health: www.cdc. gov/Alcohol

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he Mena Regional Auxiliary recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to Cathy Lewis, Kayla Mirus, and Kaylynn Vaughn (center) to assist with educational expenses. The Mena Regional Auxiliary awards scholarships twice a year to students who are pursuing a degree in any area of the medical field. Shown presenting the scholarships are Auxiliary members from left: Sara Mitchell, Ewanta Turner, Linda Johnson, Melba Head and Marilyn Davenport.


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Ouachita Little Theatre invites you to the monthly Wednesday night party at the Lyric April 11 beginning at 6:00 PM. This month, our free movie feature was selected by a vote from the audience present at the March party. And the winner is….. E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial! This movie was originally released in 1982 and is still today considered one of the most beloved movies of all time. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this ground-breaking film features humor, and a timeless story of friendship. Spielberg has disclosed that the character known as E.T. is based on an imaginary friend he created after his parents divorced. The story is about a lonely young boy, Elliott (played by Henry Thomas) who stumbles across an alien that has been abandoned on earth. They become great friends, and with the help of his siblings (including Drew Barrymore playing Henry’s little sister, Gertie) Elliott helps the lost alien find his home. E.T. won four academy awards among it’s nine nominations, and also won the Golden Globe award for best picture. Suitable for most families, this feature has a PG rating due to some mild language and thematic elements. As a wonderful added feature to our “Wednesday Night Party” the Lyric Players will perform prior to the movie. The readers theatre group, under the direction of Janelle Baldwin, will present an approximately 10-minute performance starting at 6:00 PM. You can learn more about the Lyric Players by going to our website at oltmena.com under “Get Involved”. They are always looking for new members. The movie will start at 6:30 PM, so you will have plenty of time to visit the concession stand after the performance and before the film begins. Ouachita Little Theatre hopes to see you for “Wednesday Night at the Lyric!” As always, admission is free, donations are welcome.

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14.9 percent for the state’s assigned risk pool and 15.4 percent for the voluntary market. Companies may see their rates differ from the industry averages, after the individual risk factors for each business are calculated. In announcing the rate reduction, the governor pointed out that Arkansas already had the lowest rates in the country for workers’ compensation insurance. Reducing premiums will further cut the costs of doing business in the state, therefore Arkansas will be even more attractive to executives looking to locate or expand here. Even better news than the financial savings is the fact that workplaces in Arkansas are safer than ever. Last year the fewest number of accidents were reported than during the previous 20 years. The number of fatal accidents has declined dramatically. In 2017 there were 49 fatal accidents at Arkansas workplaces, compared to 106 fatalities reported in 1995. This marks the eighth consecutive year that workers’ comp rates have gone down. In announcing last year’s rate decrease, the state Insurance Commissioner attributed the steady downward trend to Act 796 of 1993. The legislature established in detail what qualifies as a compensable injury. The 1993 act takes into account that some injuries are worsened by activities done outside the workplace, and it lists activities that preclude resulting injuries from being compensable. For example, it excludes compensation for workplace injuries resulting from horseplay and fighting. January 6, 2016 Even before passage of Act 796, injuries caused by drunkenness or drug abuse were generally not compensable. However, the 1993 law reversed the presumptions that guided the legal process. Before Act 796 it was presumed that workplace injuries did not result from intoxication. Since Act 796 took effect, the presence of drugs or alcohol in an injured worker creates the presumption that the accident was caused by the use of drugs or alcohol. Every employee gives implied consent to drug testing, and refusing a drug test after an accident creates the presumption that drug use caused the accident. Act 796 greatly expanded the legal definitions of injury, which had been simply a few lines in the law books and which now includes injuries caused by rapid, repetitive motion. The major changes due to Act 796 are listed in an article in Issue 2, Volume 20 of the Law Review of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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nited Country Real Estate, the largest lifestyle and country real estate company in the U.S., recently announced that United Country Real Estate | Arkansas Properties based in Mena, Arkansas., and owned by John Titsworth, Jr., won one of the highest awards available in UCRE’s international network of nearly 500 offices for 2017. “Offices like UCRE | Arkansas Properties showcase what character, expertise, hard work and dedication can achieve,” said Dan Duffy, CEO of United Country Real Estate. “John and Christy Titsworth achieved double digit growth last year and have proven time and time again why they deserve to be at the top. We are so proud to have them as part of the United Country family and are excited to see what the future holds in store for them.” John and Christy Titsworth were recognized during the 2018 National Training and Awards Convention held in Nashville, Tenn., March 7-9. Their achievements have distinguished them amongst the top lifestyle real estate companies in America. “Our mission statement from day one was to form a brokerage focused on more adverting for local listings and specialty property groups located in and around this area,” Titsworth said. “We focus on developing the top local real estate specialists in the area and providing them with superior support. This has resulted in a superior experience for our clients. We are excited about our continued growth and expansion in 2018 and look forward to launching new and innovative additional programs this year for our clients.” Christy and I were the #1 Team in real estate in 2017 (by volume) and we look forward to 2018!

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olk County Treasurer Tanya Fretz recently reported that the general sales tax and road improvement taxes for Polk County are up for the first three months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. Both the general and special road improvement taxes are 1% and each generated $379,696.70 so far this year, as opposed to $354,952.56 last year for the same period, which is a $24,744.14 increase. While many municipalities are seeing a decrease in sales tax collections, which is adversely affecting services like police, fire, and transportation, the current trend in Polk County is the opposite. The decrease in sales tax collections is other locations is widely blamed on online shopping.

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ver 200 schools perform at the EAST Conference and thousands attend. This is a public speaking opportunity for students in the 7th and 8th Grade. They are able to see and feel the public response to their work. It gives them pride in their hard work when the public responds in a positive way to their projects and presentation, which increases their conямБdence and self-worth. They are judged on their public speaking, projects, and presentation, including booth design and layout. EAST Conference is the National event for all EAST classes. It includes Elementary, Middle, and High School. There are 230 schools in EAST currently.

Mena Middle School EAST Conference Team students: Back row: Grayson Fairless, Jaimeson Biard, Dustin Hanley, Samuel Cross, Jarrett Burger, Jayden Harris Front row: Jett Baber, Jake Brotherton, Sara Dozier, Aslynn Jackson, Whitney Dilbert

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The Easter Rabbit visited the lobby of George Davis State Farm Building and was available for photographs with the young and “not so young”. While visiting the Rabbit, Josette’s Hair and Gifts had a special game where a large stuffed Easter toy was the prize. Easter stories were read at OLT and free Easter tattoos put on at Closet 821. There were numerous family members of local elementary students walking downtown looking in the store windows. Through the cooperation of the art teacher at Louise Durham and Holly Elementary Schools, Pat Self, over 950 egg sheets were distributed to students from kindergarten to fifth grade to color and/or decorate. Five from each class were chosen which have been on display in store windows downtown. After judging these “eggs”, three or four were chosen from each grade and have the appropriate reward on the displayed drawing. Winners are as follow: Kindergarten – Best Overall – Kiera Shone (Ms. Smith); Most Original – Olive Craig (Ms. Billingsley); Most Colorful – Zachary Horn (Ms. Oglesby); Best Easter Spirit – Jermiah Ray (Ms. Billingsley). First Grade: Best Overall – McKenna Nottke (Ms. Lyle); Most Original – Grace McIntyre (Ms. Maddox); Most Colorful – Haidyn Valdovinos (Ms. Plunkett). Second Grade: Best Overall - Malaki Sexton (Ms. Miller); Most Original – Kiera Killian (Ms. Trammer); Most Colorful – Zoie Horn (Ms. Martin); Best Easter Spirit – Angel Miller (Ms. Smallwood). Third Grade: Best Overall – Tessa Williams (Ms. Cox); Most Original – Owen Simpson (Ms. Cox); Most Colorful – Finleigh Robertson (Ms. Carter); Best Easter Spirit – Mariah Dilbert (Ms. Stroud). Fourth Grade: Best Overall – Quinn Dahlem (Ms. Wells); Most Original – Hunter Walter (Ms. Wells); Most Colorful – Drake Dollar (Ms. Wells). Fifth Grade: Best Overall – Marlene Cecilio (Ms. Lynch); Most Original – Jenna Beatty (Ms. Brevik); Most colorful- Jaden Roberts (Ms. Posey).

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without distractions. Any activity that takes your attention from driving is a hazard. Such distractions as talking or texting on a phone, eating, drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, adjusting the navigation or audio systems are among the most common distractions. “We can’t say it enough, distracted driving is a life or death issue,” said Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police and the Governor’s Highway Safety Representative. “What people need to understand is how dangerous it is to take your eyes off the road or hands off the steering wheel.” Distracted driving research confirms it only takes a few seconds for a child to run into the street or for a driver to miss a red light or stop sign leading to a crash that may leave someone dead. During April drivers will see an increased law enforcement presence on the roadways. Anyone who is caught texting and driving will be stopped and a citation will be issued. Arkansas law prohibits the use of a hand-held cell phone for texting, typing, email or accessing the internet while driving, regardless of the driver’s age. It is also a “primary offense” law, which means a state trooper, police officer or sheriff’s deputy can initiate a traffic stop without observing any other violation. The national distracted driving effort focuses on ways to change the behavior of drivers through legislation, enforcement, public awareness and education. Arkansans can expect to see messages on television, radio, online ads and social media that have been created to remind drivers of the dangers associated with distracted driving. January 6, 2016 “Too many drivers are ignoring their responsibilities behind the wheel,” Colonel Bryant said. “Do the right thing. Put your phone away when you pull away onto a street or highway.” Distracted driving continues to gain recognition across the nation as a deadly problem. In 2016 alone, 3,450 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Drivers should be aware of all state laws related to distracted driving, particularly related to the prohibition of using a hand-held cell phone while traveling through school or highway work zones. All drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. Drivers 18 to 20 years using a cell phone are required to use a hands-free device. For more information on distracted driving issues, visit www.Distraction.gov,www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov or contact the Arkansas Highway Safety Office at (501) 618-8136. For more on Arkansas’ ongoing Toward Zero Deaths campaign to eliminate preventable traffic fatalities, visit www.TZDarkansas.org.

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n Friday, March 30th, the Mena Bearcats (0-12) baseball team traveled to Nashville to take on the home town Scrappers (13-2) in a double-header. In the first game, the Bearcats went down scoreless in their half of the first inning, but allowed Nashville to put up eight runs, making the score 8-0 after one complete. Both teams shut each other out in the second inning, but the Bearcats ended the scoring drought with one run in the top of the third. To answer, the Scrappers drove in two runs of their own in the bottom half of the third, making the score 10-1 after three. To extend their lead to fifteen, the Scrappers shutout Mena in the top of the fourth, and then scored six runs of their own in the bottom half, to make the score 16-1 after four complete. In the final half inning of the game, the Bearcats added on one more run in the top of the fifth, before the game came to an end via mercy rule, with the final score being 16-2. In the second game of the evening, the Scrappers offense erupted again, and defeated Mena 16-3. This week, on Monday, April 2nd, the Bearcats traveled to Cossatot River, and will travel to Genoa Central on Friday, April 6th, to take on the Dragons.

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Arkansas House of Representatives MRHS Saves Lives Week in Review

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14.9 percent for the state’s assigned risk pool and 15.4 percent for the voluntary market. Companies may see their rates differ from the industry averages, after the individual risk factors for each business are calculated. In announcing the rate reduction, the governor pointed out that Arkansas already had the lowest rates in the country for workers’ compensation insurance. Reducing premiums will further cut the costs of doing business in the state, therefore Arkansas will be even more attractive to executives looking to locate or expand here. Even better news than the financial savings is the fact that workplaces in Arkansas are safer than ever. Last year the fewest number of accidents were reported than during the previous 20 years. The number of fatal accidents has declined dramatically. In 2017 there were 49 fatal accidents at Arkansas workplaces, compared to 106 fatalities reported in 1995. This marks the eighth consecutive year that workers’ comp rates have gone down. In announcing last year’s rate decrease, the state Insurance Commissioner attributed the steady downward trend to Act 796 of 1993. The legislature established in detail what qualifies as a compensable injury. The 1993 act takes into account that some injuries are worsened by activities done outside the workplace, and it lists activities that preclude resulting injuries from being compensable. For example, it excludes compensation for workplace injuries resulting from horseplay and fighting. Even before passage of Act 796, injuries caused by drunkenness or drug abuse were generally not compensable. However, the 1993 law reversed the presump

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rista Tetro, survivor of an Acute Ischemic Vertebrobasilar Bilateral Cerebellar Stroke, smiles today because she is alive and doing well. She arrived at Mena Regional Health System in December 2017 with stroke symptoms. Through AR Saves (Arkansas Stroke Assistance through Vital Emergency Support) she was treated immediately, which ultimately saved her life. She was 34 at the time and the youngest patient AR Saves had ever treated with any type of stroke. After six days of hospitalization at UAMS and significant rehabilitation, Trista is now home, driving and preparing to go back to work. She is so grateful that the AR SAVES Program is available at Mena Regional Health System. If you or a loved one experiences any of the BE FAST symptoms (Balance. Eyes. Face. Arm. Speech. Time), call 911 immediately! Pictured from left: Erin Pace, AR SAVES Health Coordinator; Sarah Eastham, Program Coordinator; Tammy Harrison, ER Director; and Trista Tetro, stroke survivor.

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he Polk County Election Commission will meet at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 in the conference room of the Polk County Courthouse. On the agenda is the approval of poll workers for the May 22nd primary election, and to discuss the possibility of converting polling places to Vote Centers. Vote Centers would allow eligible voters to cast their vote somewhere other than the place they regularly vote to accommodate people who may live in one part of the county and work in another. Election Commission meeting are open to the public.

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KENNETH EARL HASTEY Kenneth Earl Hastey, 77 of Mena, Arkansas passed away March 24, 2018 at his home. Kenneth was born in Rochester, Texas on Wednesday, September 11, 1940 to Linnie Virgil

and Jesse Hastey. Kenneth married Glenda LaRue Renfro on April 15, 1960 in Littlefield, Texas. He worked 10 years as a Troubleman for Southwestern Public Service Electric in Littlefield, Texas. They moved to Mena in 1970 and Kenneth worked another 32 years with SWEPCO in Mena. He also wired houses in Mena for Shorty Blake and Bob Philpot. He loved working with his hands and keeping his home in good shape. Always having a heart for people, he paid the electric bill of many customers who were unable to pay. Kenneth worked during storms many times in order for everyone to have power restored to their homes. He was a hard worker and dedicated to his job. Kenneth was active in athletics in school including football and his favorite, baseball. He later coached little league baseball for a number of years. Kenneth was of the Baptist faith and was a member of First Baptist Church for 40 years and then Christ Community Fellowship. He placed his trust in Christ at

the age of 9. His greatest pleasure came from his family, especially his grandchildren. His grandchildren were the “light of his life” and he had nicknames for them all, and spent a lot of time with each one. He particularly enjoyed family and school reunions. He loved having coffee and visiting at Kess’ Corner and fishing for crappie and bass. He liked listening to Charlie Pride. During his life his kids remember him almost always being the first to stop at car accidents, always willing to help people. He never wanted anyone or anything to go hungry. He was preceded in death by his parents Linnie Virgil and Jesse Hastey; his sister, Doris Vick and his brother, Doyle Hastey. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 57 years, Glenda Renfro Hastey of the home; sons and daughters in law, Ken and Doris Hastey and Keith and Alicia Hastey all of Mena; three grandsons, Kalen Hastey of Fayetteville, Liam Hastey and Kaielor Hastey, both of Mena, a granddaughter, Brooke Hastey of Mena; his sister, Imogene Merriott of Wamega, Kansas; his brother in law, Paul Renfro of San Antonio, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews who he loved very much and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March, 28, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Christ Community Fellowship with Dr. Lance Sawyer officiating.

Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. Visitation will be general. Pallbearers will be James Lawrence, John Smith, Philip Hensley, Steve Strother, Stan Chaney, and Paul Horn. Honorary Pallbearers will be Charlie Powell, Gregg Sirmon, Jeff Johnson, Larry Dunaway, Ivan Liles, Robert Quillin, and Bob Philpot. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Christ Community Fellowship building fund. The family of Kenneth Hastey wishes to express their gratitude to Ouachita Regional Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. Jay William Seamen Jay William Seaman age 61 of Grannis, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Grannis. Jay was born on May 22, 1956 in Onida, South Dakota to Edward Seaman and Lois Ontjes Seaman. He was happily married to Linda Thomas Seaman. He worked as a truck driver and mechanic by profession and then sold truck parts for Bakers. Above all he loved God and his family especially anything his grandchildren were involved in, for they were

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his pride and joy. He loved playing the bass guitar and music for his church and family. Jay was a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Linda Thomas Seaman of Grannis, Arkansas. Daughter Tina Kesterson and husband Travis of Grannis, Arkansas. Grandchildren Tessa, Ty, and Taylar Kesterson of Grannis, Arkansas. Siblings Jolene Depew and husband Doug of Navarre, Florida, Jerry Seaman and wife Wilma of Huron, South Dakota, Jim Seaman of Pierre, South Dakota, Jarvis Seaman and wife Mary Lou of Valley Center, Kansas, Janel Fye and husband Larry of Black Hawk, South Dakota, Julian Seaman and wife Roberta of Emporia, Kansas. Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Lois Seaman, and a brother, John Seaman. Memorial service will be Friday, April 6, 2018 at Cove Revival Center in Cove at 9:00 a.m. with Brother Reggie Fryar officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Family and friends will have a Celebration of Jay’s life and are encouraged to bring instru-

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Thursday – 3/5/18 •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 meets at Papa’s Mexican Café. Contact Sue Cavner at 234-5844 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. – 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. •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. – Disabled American Veterans & Auxiliary meeting and potluck. Meeting follows dinner, American Legion at Veteran’s Park at Acorn.

•6:00 p.m. – Live Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music in the Daisy Room at Janssen Ave Florist. •7:00 p.m. – Big Fork RVFD Business Meeting & Training will be at the Fire Station. •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. – The Ink RVFD Business Meeting & Training will be at the community building. •7:30 p.m. – Dallas Masonic Lodge #128 meets at the Mena Lodge located in the Old Post Office by Janssen Park. Friday – 3/6/18 •8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Road tests are given at the Morrow Street Housing Authority Community Room unless the roads are wet. Written tests are given at 1:00 p.m. •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. •7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. •7:00 p.m – Hatfield Auditorium Dance featuring Vernon Johnson and Pure County •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. •9:30 p.m. – Karaoke Contest at Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 3091 Hwy. 71 North. $5 Entry fee. Must be 21 years old. Saturday – 3/7/18 •10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50.• 1:00 p.m. – There will be an M.S.A.A. Support Group meeting in Room 156 at UA-Rich Mountain. •6:00 p.m. – Gospel Singing at the Little Hope Baptist Church near Pine Ridge with dinner following. •6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. •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 – 3/8/18 •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 – 3/9/18

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p.m. – The Airport Commission’s meeting will be held at the UA-Rich Mountain Boardroom in the Spencer Building, 1100 College Drive. •6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. •6:00 p.m. – Democratic Party of Polk County meets at Papa’s Mexican Café. Anyone interested is welcome. You do not have to be a member. •6:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America Troop 92 meets at First United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. •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. – Mena Elks Lodge meeting. All Elks are invited to attend. in Hatfield.

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(Galatians 2: 20)

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? W hen 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). T he 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. N ote: “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. U nder 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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The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. 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. Mena Police Department March 25, 2018 Amber D. Brock, 39, of Mena was charged with theft of property. The arrest followed a call and subsequent investigation. Owner of a local house reported that several items were missing from her property. Case is pending interview of suspect. Tyler J. Simpson, 19, and Kacey Dillon Mock, 18, both of Mena were charged with possession of intoxicants by a minor. A 17-year-old Mena youth was charged in the incident as well. He was referred to juvenile authorities. A Mena woman reported that someone had vandalized her vehicle while it was parked at her residence. Case is pending. David Sage, 28, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant. March 26, 2018 Employees at a local bank reported that a customer had found a $100.00 bill on their parking lot. Upon inspection, it was discovered that the money was counterfeit. Case will be turned over to other authorities. Report was made of an altercation between parents of an infant. No charges were filed. March 27, 2018 No reports filed. March 28, 2018 Zakary A. Petz, 27, of Wichita, KS was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest after an incident in Mena. March 29, 2018 A Mena woman reported that someone had entered her apartment and stolen several items while she was out. Case is pending. March 30, 2018 Officers were notified by a local bank that they had received a counterfeit $20.00 bill.

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Case is pending. March 31, 2018 A local woman reported that someone had made debits to her bank account that she did not authorize. Case is pending further investigation. Two counterfeit $20.00 bills were used to purchase food at a local fast food restaurant. Case is pending further investigation. Sheriff’s Log The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of March 26, 2018 – April 1, 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. March 26, 2018 Report from complainant on Polk 18 near Cove of the theft of chicken feed, valued at $200.00. Investigation continues. Report of a suspicious vehicle on Polk 92 near Shady Grove led to the arrest of Stacy D. Vaught, 43, of Mena, on Charges of Public Intoxication and Possession of Meth or Cocaine. Arrested was Juanantonio Delao, 36, of Mena on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Ricky D. Miller, 57, of Dequeen, on two Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order March 27, 2018 Report of a disturbance on Polk 46 near Mena. Deputy responded. Report of inappropriate behavior led to Juvenile Citation for Disorderly Conduct being issued to a 17 year old female. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. Arrested was Kristi H. Green, 24, of Talihina, OK, on a Warrant for Probation Violation. March 28, 2018 Report from complainant on Highway 88 East near Mena of a break-in and theft of quarters, totaling losses at $1,000.00. Investigation continues. Report of a one-vehicle accident in Cove. Deputy responded. Discovery of a suspicious substance led to a

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Juvenile Citation for Possession of a Controlled Substance issued to a 13-year-old male. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/ guardian. March 29, 2018 Arrested was Eric L. Cearley, 24, of Mena, on three Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. March 30, 2018 Discovery of suspicious items led to a Juvenile Citation for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Counterfeit Substance being issued to a 15-year-old female. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. Report from Quinn Lane near Potter of trees being cut on their property without permission. Investigation determined that a power company had cut the trees. Arrested was Cheyenne N. Smith, 23, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. March 31, 2018 Request for a welfare check on School Street in Cove. Deputy responded. Report from Mena Regional Health System of a dog bite victim. Deputy advised owner to quarantine the dog for ten days. Report from complainant on Lakeside Lane near Mena of being harassed by an acquaintance. Deputy advised subject to cease all contact. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consid-

eration. Report of an abandoned vehicle on Polk 48 near Potter. Deputy responded. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 49 near Shady Grove of an unauthorized person on their property led to the arrest of Ernest Harr, 42, of Mena, on a Charge of Criminal Trespass. Report of a shop building on fire on Polk 71 near Yocana. Investigation continues into origin of the fire. Report from complainant on Highway 8 West near Mena of the attempted theft of a motorcycle. Investigation continues. April 1, 2018 Request for a welfare check on Polk 121 near Mena. Deputy responded. Arrested was Jerry D. Edwards, 47, of Mena, on a Warrant for Delivery of Meth or Cocaine. 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. Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Dexter A. Barton, 22, of Mena, on Charges of Failure to Register a Vehicle, No Proof of Insurance, No Motorcycle Endorsement, Reckless Driving and Fleeing in a Vehicle. Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked one vehicle accident this week. Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 25 Incarcerated Inmates, with 9 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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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. No-till 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. 3945837. 4/11

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