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Polk County Cleaning Up After Weekend of Storms Thunde

E x c es s i v eR ai nf al l ,and rs t or m s c aus edam age i n P ol k C ount y .

Over eleven inches of rain last week and strong winds associated with thunderstorms Saturday caused damage to county roads and several buildings. Polk County Ju dge Brandon Ellison told K EN A and The Pulse that damage to county roads was widespread but not catastrophic. Ellison said that he spent all day Sunday surveying the damage and still had some spots to check on Monday morning. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

COSL Office Returns Over $17 Million to Counties

The sole purpose of collecting delinquent real estate taxes, and selling long-delinquent properties, is to get that funding to the counties where it is owed,” Thurston said. “When we sell properties that have been delinquent for many years, it gets them back onto the county tax rolls, producing income that helps a county with its roads, schools and emergency services.” The amount of money CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

Knights of Columbus Make Donation to PCDC

RE/MAX Associates Win State Awards

The K nights of Columbus are a busy group and have been even busier than normal working hard to help their community. At the same time PCDC continues to fi ht the ood fi ht and pro ide a reat environment for their community. R ecently the K nights of Columbus made a donation to PCDC.

R E/ MAX Mena R eal Estate Sales Associates earned several awards at the Arkansas Awards Celebration at the DoubleTree Suites in Bentonville, Arkansas, this past week. Sales Associates who attended the event were Farrell and Sharon, and K evin Smallwood. K evin was honored with receiving the prestigious Plat-



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arole Timberlake, Mena resident, has made several donations to the Women’s Center at Mena R egional Health System in an effort to assist those parents who need items for their newborn babies. Her mission began when her grandsons were 3 and years old. t that ti e she was working with the Austin Street helter in the allas e as area. She was inspired by another caring individual who was making layettes for the local hospital nursery. After suffering many tragic losses in her own life, Carol’s passion lies in helping others, especially infants. She shops occasionally for newborn sleepers and onesies and graciously delivers them to the Women’s Center. Carole encour ages others in the community to give as well. “When we hold that baby, we just don’t know what lies ahead.”

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CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE disbursed to counties varies widely, from just over $ 4 ,3 0 0 in N ewton County to $ 3 .1 million in Pulaski ounty last year. hose nu bers re ect how any parcels and their ta alue are certified to us and then redeemed or sold,” Thurston said. “Many rural counties have only a few dozen delinquent parcels, while more urban counties certify hundreds.” Since Thurston took o fice in 0 the has returned ore than million to counties across Arkansas. “We’ve had a few spikes, but overall the past several years have seen a decreasin trend in the nu ber o parcels certified or delinquent taxes,” he said. “That means that property owners are keeping their taxes current, which helps both the owner and the county. roperty is certified to the fice when it is two years delin uent. wners then have two more years to redeem the property before it goes to public auction. If a parcel sells at auction, the owner has 1 0 business days after the sale to redeem the property. Any parcels not sold at auction are placed on the s post auction sales list where the public can submit offers to purchase. The Commissioner of State ands o ers an online atalo o a elin uent ands containing the current statutes governing the sales, auc tion dates, times, location and other pertinent information regarding parcels being offered.

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RE/MAX Associates Win State Awards


inu e el ward or production the first award o this le el to be awarded to the ena fice. e in is the ea eader o ea allwood workin with his wi e ebecca. heir ea has consistently been op roducers and we look orward to this le el o award continuin or ea allwood. t is uite an acco plish ent. arrell also recei ed a production award o the ecuti e e el. thers who were awarded but who were not able to be present were ancy ri ht and an addis who ualified or the ecuti e lub e el and ebbie ate who earned the ne t hi her le el into the 00 lub e el. n ddition ebbie ate and ancy ri ht earned induction into the nternational all o a e or their consistent production le els throu h the years oinin e in allwood who was inducted into the all o a e last year and oinin arrell ole who was inducted in 0 0. his award reco nizes these ales ssociates as the elite in the entire real estate industry. he pla ues state that their careers with ha e produced real estate sales e ceedin those o entire co panies and that with this e traordinary pro essional achie e ent they are ualified or a lace o onor in the all o a e. his is an once in a li eti e award and these awards are recei ed with reat pride since our local area is so rural with ewer total area sales than any sales re ions. he ole s said e re ery proud o our sales associates as always es pecially the le el that e in has ualified or and we re also ery proud o our pro essional sta as our ales ssociates could not produce consistently without their support. hese awards show that o er 0 o our acti e sales associates ualified or the top production awards in the tate o rkansas in addition to the nternational wards. he ena eal state o fice was also reco nized or bein a iracle fice or their contributions to hildren s iracle etwork. ena has been a iracle fice ro its be innin in 00 with each a ent i in part o each co ission they earn to hildren s iracle etwork. e re ust ery roud. ll o our sales associates and sta always help our o fice look ood. hey all work hard but they do a lot or the co unity too and we re ery proud o e ery one o the . ole said. ena eal state be an as ena eal state in 4. arrell and haron ole owners purchased the ranchise in 00 . he o fice continues to lead the local arket in nu bers o sales and dollar olu e o sales with o er o the arket in 0 . was ounded in by a e and ail ini er. ro a sin le o fice in en er olorado it has rown into a lobal network o o er 000 ales ssociates in al ost 00 countries who continue to out produce the co petition a era in ore sales than other real estate a ents. leads the industry with e perienced pro essional a ents a ents who are trained and educated throu h the award winnin ni ersity. ll . . ho e listin s in thousands o cities and towns across the world can be ound at a . co re ardless o the co pany who lists the property.

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Arkansas Tourism Announces Knights of Columbus Holds Contest 2018 Governor’s Conference on Tourism Scholarship Recipients SUBMITTED

BY MARY OSTEEN • AR Dept. of Parks &Tourism


rkansas Tourism has announced the 20 1 8 recipients of the Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism scholarships. Selected from applicants in the state’s tourism industry, scholarship recipients will receive free registration to the conference, to be held March 1 1 -1 3 in West Memphis. R ecipients are as follows (alphabetical by last name): Susie Cowan, Argenta Downtown Council, N orth Little R ock; Susan Featherston, Booneville Chamber of Commerce; Grace Pepler, Dogwood Hills Guest Farm, Harriet; Miranda Smith, Turpentine Creek Wildlife R efuge, Eureka Springs; Tamie Walthers, Ozark Visitor Information Center/ Chamber of Commerce and Amy Williams, Cabot Chamber of Commerce. pplicants ust eet se eral re uire ents to be considered. he a filiated business or organization must be based in Arkansas and be in existence for at least two full years, while the applicant must have been a member or employee for at least one full year. Scholarship recipients must attend the full conference and contribute to post-conference feedback to share their experience and help with future planning.


he K nights of Columbus held their annual free throw competition Sunday February 25 th. Pictured are the winners going to the state competition in Morrilton on March

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Arkansas Announces Longest Married Couple in AR History



ate in 0 the sta at a ily ouncil decided to ďŹ nd the 0 rkansas couples who ha e been arried lon er than any others. n uesday a ternoon in a celebration in the rand all at the o ernor s ansion a ily ouncil hosted a reception co plete with a weddin cake to honor the 0 couples who represented years o arria e. ith 0 years o arria e behind the . . and a ewel illia s were reco nized as the rkansans who ha e been arried the lon est. . who is 00 years old and a ewel 4 li e in iscoe. a ewel cau ht . . s attention at church in ayou eto where he would sit behind her and pull her hair. ter her ather re used to allow . . to court her he started walkin her ho e ro church which was se eral iles out o his way. entually on a su er unday a ternoon . . popped the uestion a ewel said yes and 0 years later they are wearin the crown as the rkansas couple with the ost anni ersaries. he other nine couples are arlin and lsie cott arried years our couples arried years etty and letus all leo is and rwilda hiteside ecil and ois obertson and ussie and a es tephenson one couple hell and ar ie llison arried years and three couples arried or years rady and il a dcock . . and anelle erritt and . . and nna ae dwards. t last count a ily ouncil had identiďŹ ed couples who had been arried between 0 years and years. hat is e traordinary. orty two couples who each ha e been arried at least 0 years represent a lot o lo e and patience and sure so e hard ti es. ut these couples stayed the course and pro ed that it is possible to co it to a li e lon arria e and keep the co itent. s told the couples and the a ilies who attended the celebration at the ansion on uesday usan and et in colle e and when was in law school at ayette ille she was teachin in e phis ennessee. couldn t a ord to put as in y aliant and buy law books at the sa e ti e so wound up hitchhikin to date her. his see ed like a reat idea until hitchhiked to tlanta to seek her ather s per ission to arry her. y ode o transportation did not i press y uture ather in law but despite that be innin usan and ha e been blessed with 44 years o arria e. s a ily ouncil resident erry o noted at the reception we e only been arried hal as lon a so e o the couples we honored at the ansion. on ratulations to our honorees. hank you or the e a ple you ha e set or the rest o us.

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Excessive Rainfall, Thunderstorms Cause Damage in Polk County BY CHRIS DANIEL

here are approximately thirteen hundred miles of county roads and about a thousand miles of those are gravel. Ellison said that it would take a few weeks to get all the repairs made and that the impassable areas would be open early in the week. Storms Saturday had high winds and caused damage to several structures. The roof of a barn on County R oad 29 3 , just west of the Polk County Fairgrounds, was completely blown off, and a building at R ichie’s Discount Auto Glass on Hwy 7 1 South in Mena was also damaged. The N ational Weather Service in Little R ock issued a Tornado Warning Saturday after radar indicated rotation in the northwest corner of Polk County. Sirens were not activated in Mena since the rotation was not close to Mena and was not traveling toward Mena, according to olk ounty fice o ergency Management Director Tommy Stueart. In addition to the Tornado Warning, there was a Tornado Watch, Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch, and two Severe Thunderstorm Warnings issued for Polk County on Saturday. Tornado sirens locally are tested at noon each Wednesday unless there is severe weather or the potential for severe weather in the area. N OAA Weather R adios are also tested on Wednesdays in Arkansas unless there is severe weather in the state or the potential for severe weather, in which case they are tested on the next good weather day. February 26 th through March 3 rd is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Arkansas. For more information on severe weather preparedness, visit http: / / safety/ . Please make The Cole Team Bold & larger than the address & phone numbers below it. Omit the 800 number and the e-mail address and substitute instead.


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ngie Graves, Director of the Polk County Developmental Center, accepts a check on behalf of PCDC from Paul Ference, member of the local K nights of Columbus. The funds were generated from the annual local Tootsie R oll Drive conducted each year by he ni hts. thanks all who donated ti e and oney to this e ent said o ficials.

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R uby J ewel York age 9 2 of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, February 1 7 ,

20 1 8 in Oklahoma. R uby J ewel York was born March 3 1 , 1 9 25 , in Mena, Arkansas, to the late Ode C. and Della Long Milham. She married Vernon R ay York in 1 9 5 3 and they enjoyed a life together in Oklahoma City and Mustang, OK until his death in 1 9 8 4 . R uby’s role in life was wife and Mother but she was also a skilled seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for her family and friends. Later in life she enjoyed making doll clothes for antique dolls. Faith played a prominent role in R uby’s life. R uby was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mena, AR and former member of the Chisolm Heights Baptist Church in Mustang, OK and K entucky Avenue Baptist Church of OK C, OK . She loved teaching Sunday school and playing hymns on the piano. R uby lived a long healthy life – and until a fall in 20 1 7 , she enjoyed 9 2 years of living in-

thanks to Barbara Booker at Integrity for makin her final days co ortable. She was preceded in death by her daughter, J anice Marie York, her husband – Vernon York, her brothers – Glen Milham, Paul Milham, and Don Milham. She is survived by her loving family; Sons Phillip York, and wife K athy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, David York of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Sisters-in-law J amie Milham, and J o Milham. N umerous nieces, nephews, and other family. Funeral service will be Saturday, February 24 , 20 1 8 at 1 0 : 0 0 a.m. at Beasley Wood hapel with rother ussell hreet o ficiatin . Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Family and friends visitation was Friday, February 23 , 20 1 8 from 6 -8 at Beasley Wood. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Milham, K erry Milham, Terry Milham, Tim Milham, Wayman Bell and Steve Bell.

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Larry F. Hooper age 7 7 , of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, February 1 9 , 20 1 8 in Mena. Larry was born in Eagleton, Arkansas on September 1 5 , 1 9 4 0 to the late Frank Hooper and Lu Vada Bates Hooper. He was lovingly married to Betty Crowley Hooper for 5 8 years. Larry proudly served his country in the United States Army. He retired from U. S. Motors after 3 0 years. Larry loved being outside in nature going hunting and fishin with a ily and riends. e en oyed volunteering and was also a member of CMA. Larry was deeply rooted in his faith and more than anything loved his family. He was a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to all. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife Betty Hoper of Mena, Arkansas; a son Buddy Hooper and wife Becky of Mena, Arkansas; daughter Linda Dow of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren Brandon Dow of R ogers, Arkansas, J ustin Dow



................................................................................................................................ dependently. She was cared for the remainder and wife Stephanie of Bentonville, RUBY JEWEL LARRY F. of her life by Bellevue Skilled N ursing in OK C Arkansas, Steven Hooper and wife and Integrity Senior Care in Edmond. A special K adance of Enterprise, Alabama, YORK HOOPER

K risten Hooper of Mena, Arkansas; Great-Grandchildren Paxton and Hollister; Half-brothers Trent Hooper of Coalburn, Colorado, Boyd Hooper or i e olorado ister hirley une J ayne and husband Les of Sheridan, Wyoming; Half-sister Carole Fraiser of Palisade, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Lu Vada Hooper and a granddaughter, Shawna Crider. Funeral services with Military Honors was held Friday, February 23 , 20 1 8 at 1 0 : 0 0 a.m. at he rossin with rother ictor owell o ficiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Family and friend’s visitation was Thursday, February 22, 20 1 8 from 6 : 0 0 -8 : 0 0 p.m. at Beasley Wood. Pallbearers were Bill Davis, J ay Gisclair, K en Borden, J erry R alls, Larry Dunaway, and J immy Martin.

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Acorn Students Amazed by Chocolate


corn second grade students loaded a Little R ock Tours charter bus on a rainy February 21 and traveled to Bentonville to learn about Chocolate at the Scott Family Amazeum Museum. Prior to the trip, the students read the book Who Was Milton Hershey? They created timelines related to the study of how chocolate has been used in the past. Once considered a “food for the gods,” chocolate is now affordable for everyone. Milton Hershey is credited for this after he began using milk in his chocolate. is first ershey kiss was produced in 1 9 0 7 . Today Americans consume an average of 1 2 pounds of chocolate per person in a year. In the Hershey Lab students saw a wall mural illustrating the history of chocolate and a map indicating where cocoa trees are grown to produce cocoa to make chocolate. Students examined actual cocoa pods with “beans” inside and were amazed of their size. In the same manner as Milton ershey they e peri ented with di erent a ors that can be added to chocolate and produced their own candy. Writing poems and stories, taste tests, creating posters, using technology, and reading other books about Hershey and the history of chocolate were paramount for this project. The Amazed project was funded by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council. Mena McDonald’s also supported the project and supplied breakfast on the charter bus for the students and their teachers.

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ITTLE R OCK , AR (0 2/ 23 / 20 1 8 )-- Eric Sutherland of Mena, AR , was named to the University of Arkansas at Little R ock' s fall 20 1 7 Dean' s List. To be included, students must have at least nine credit hours with a grade of A, B, C, or " credit" and at least a 3 .5 GPA. With about 1 1 ,0 0 0 students and 1 0 0 programs, UA Little R ock offers learning, research, service, social and career opportunities that can only be found at a metropolitan university located in Arkansas' capital city.

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MONDAY ACORN SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Variety cereal, pancake wrap, syrup, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Beef macaroni, popcorn chicken, roll, mashed potatoes, green peas, fruit, milk, salad bar. HIGH SCHOOL: Choice of potato bar MENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Jamwich, assorted cereal, animal crackers, string cheese, diced pears, juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Chicken patty sandwich, spaghetti/meatballs, ham chef salad, tater bites, fruit, sack lunch. MIDDLE SCHOOL: Beef burger, spaghetti/meatballs, ham chef salad, french fries, chicken tenders, nachos, tacos, burrito. HIGH SCHOOL: Beef burger, spaghetti/ meatballs, ham chef salad, french fries, chicken tenders, nachos, tacos, burrito. TUESDAY ACORN SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Variety cereal, super donut, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Chicken fajitas, beef nachos, spanish rice, pinto beans, fruit, milk, salad bar. HIGH SCHOOL: Choice of hamburger MENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Chicken biscuit melt, assorted cereal, Scooby grahams, string cheese, fruit mix, juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Mac & cheese, fish sticks, beef burger, turkey cobb salad, green beans, sack lunch. MIDDLE SCHOOL: Mac & cheese, fish sticks, spicy chicken sandwich, turkey cobb salad, sloppy joe, tacos, nachos, burrito. HIGH SCHOOL: Mac & cheese, fish sticks, spicy chicken sandwich, turkey cobb salad, beef burger, tater bites, tacos, nachos, burrito. WEDNESDAY ACORN SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Variety cereal, biscuit & sausage, jelly parfait, fruit, juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Meatloaf, chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, roll, purple hull peas, fruit, milk, salad bar. HIGH SCHOOL: Choice of pizza. MENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Assorted cereal, animal crackers, egg bacon stick, applesauce, string cheese, juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Grilled cheese, baked chicken, roll, ham chef salad, turkey chef salad, potato wedges. MIDDLE SCHOOL: Grilled cheese, sweet potato fries, beef burger, kickin pintos, assorted sandwiches. HIGH SCHOOL: Grilled cheese, beef burger, baked chicken, roll, kickin pintos, sub sandwich, hot dog. THURSDAY ACORN SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Variety cereal, chocolate donut, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, chicken alfredo, breadstick, green beans, fruit, milk, salad bar. HIGH SCHOOL: Choice of chicken sandwich. MENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Breakfast pizza, assorted cereal, string cheese, Scooby grahams, banana, juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Chicken tenders, roll, tortilla rice/bean bowl, popcorn chicken salad, BBQ black beans, sack lunch. MIDDLE SCHOOL: Chicken tenders, roll, tortilla rice/bean bowl, popcorn chicken salad, spicy chicken sandwich, pizza, nachos, tacos. HIGH SCHOOL: Chicken tenders, roll, tortilla rice/bean bowl, popcorn chicken salad, spicy chicken on bun, pizza, nachos, tacos. FRIDAY ACORN SCHOOLS: Variety cereal, biscuit & gravy, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Ham and cheese sub, frito chili pie, fries, fruit, milk, salad bar. HIGH SCHOOL: Choice of potato bar. MENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Maple waffles, assorted cereal, string cheese, animal crackers, diced peaches, juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Hot dog, pepperoni pizza, ham pizza salad, cucumber/tomato salad, sack lunch. MIDDLE SCHOOL: Beef burger, chicken tenders, ham pizza salad, pizza, nachos, tacos, burrito, mini sub sandwich. HIGH SCHOOL: Egg roll, orange chicken, chicken patty sandwich, ham pizza salad, pizza, nachos, tacos, burritos, mini sub sandwich. This weekly info proudly sponsored by:


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Acorn 4th Grade Lady Tigers Finish Lady Eagles End Season At BY EASTON LEONARD BY EASTON LEONARD Spectacular Season Regionals T T

his past Thursday, February 22nd, the Cossatot R iver senior girls basketball tea ended their season with a first round re ionals loss to unction ity. he ady a les ell short to the ady ra ons by fi e 4. ith ossatot s season endin loss the ady a les finish their season with an i pressi e record o . on ratulations to oach i s oach ichardson seniors arley erin acie ilkerson and ae an ichardson alon with the re ainin ady a les on a reat season.

Lady Tigers & Tigers Headed To State BY EASTON LEONARD Tournament


ter e ceptional per or ances in the e ion 4 asketball ourna ent the corn senior irls and senior boys basketball tea s are o in on to the tate asketball ourna ent in orrilton. n re atches o the est istrict ourna ent both the ady i ers and i ers took on the irby ady ro ans and ro ans in the cha pionship a es o the e ion 4 ourna ent. ith wins a ainst t. aul and ounty ine 4 the ady i ers o ed on to the finals a e a ainst irby but ell short by nineteen 40. he corn senior boys ad anced to the finals a e with wins o er art ord and cranton 4 but also ell short to irby by ourteen 0 . n ednesday ebruary th both the corn ady i ers and i ers will co pete in the tate asketball ourna ent. he ady i ers a two seed out o re ion our will take on ount ernon nola a two seed out o re ion three at 4 00p . ollowin the ady i ers the corn senior boys a two seed out o re ion our will also take on ount ernon nola a two seed out o re ion three at 0p .

he corn ourth grade girls basket ball tea ust finished up their very impressive sea son with a record o . he ady i ers co pete in the ri ounty ea ue which consists o tea s ro corn ena irby den and addo ills. ith wins o er den and addo ills 0 the young team from corn won their respecti e ri ounty ea ue ha pionship. ddin to their winnin resu e the ady i ers went on to win the e ueen eewee ourna ent de eatin ash ille and e ueen old . a es pradlin head coach o the ady i ers says his tea a era es nineteen points a a e on the o ensi e side led by ait ynn etter. e adds that their fierce de ense a e up an a era e o only si points a a e. he corn ourth rade ady i ers consists o ait ynn edbetter aylor atts ylee ohnson u er i osie ollar hloie ith acy c ntire acy c ntire li ia edder and heridyn allee. he ady i ers are coached by a es pradlin.


Ladycats Fall To Monticello; Finish BY EASTON LEONARD Season


ast ednesday ebruary st the ena adycats senior hi h basketball tea took on the onticello ady illies in the first round o the 4 outh e ionals asketball ourna ent hosted by onticello. he adycats stayed close to onticello in the first uarter trailin by ust two oin into the second. he ady illies be an to sneak away thou h in the second outscorin ena to take an ei ht point 0 lead into hal ti e. t hal ti e ith led onticello with points while ai e ans led the adycats with 0 points. onticello s de ense held the adycats to only fi e points in the third uarter while the ady illies o ense scored points o their own to e tend ena s deficit to nine teen 44 oin into the ourth and final uarter o play. n the closest uarter o play points wise onticello narrowly outscored the adyctas by one 4 to ake the final score in a or o the ady illies. ith led the onticello ady illies with points in the a e as cott added on points o her own ustin points onald points and rown points. ai e ans led the ena adyctas with points while iera esterson and i ly a ner scored 4 points each ateli hacker and estiny rtiz points each race a ner and renna ynes points each and racie yle points.

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An elderly husband and wife noticed that they were beginning to forget many little things around the house. They were afraid that this could be dangerous, as one of them may accidentally forget to turn off the stove and thus cause a fire. So, they decided to go see their doctor to get some help. Their physician told them that many people their age find it useful to write themselves little notes as reminders. The elderly couple thought this sounded wonderful, and left the doctor’s office very pleased with the advice. When they got home, the wife said, “Honey, will you please go to the kitchen and get me a dish of ice cream? And why don’t you write that down so you won’t forget?” “Nonsense,” said the husband, “I can remember a dish of ice cream!” “Well,” said the wife, “I’d also like some strawberries on it. You better write that down, because I know you’ll forget.” “Don’t be silly,” replied the husband. “A dish of ice cream and some strawberries. I can remember that!” “OK, dear, but I’d like you to put some whipped cream on top. Now you’d really better write it down now. You’ll forget,” said the wife. “Come now, my memory’s not all that bad,” said the husband. “No problem, a dish of ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream.” With that, the husband shut the kitchen door behind him. The wife could hear him getting out pots and pans, and making some noise inconsistent with his preparing a dish of ice cream, strawberries, and whipped cream. He emerged from the kitchen about 15 minutes later. Walking over to his wife, he presented her with a plate of bacon and eggs. The wife took one look at the plate, glanced up at her husband and said, “Hey, where’s the toast?”


Jessy and Christopher Brown, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy born on February 16th. Barbara and Marc Rosson, of Gillham, are the proud parents of a baby girl born on February 20th



My “Tanner-Man” on guard duty surveying the surrounding forest. He is a blond golden retriever. Owners: Robert & JoAnn Mitchell Please share your favorite photo of your pet. You may drop it off or mail it to: The Polk County Pulse 1168 Hwy 71 S. • Mena, AR 71953 or email:

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Fun Ways to Help Kids Enjoy Math, STATEPOINT Science and Art S cience, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) concepts are especially important for young minds. While these are among the most challenging school subjects, at home, these topics can be brought to life through play. “Children should be encouraged to endlessly explore their creativity and be provided outlets to continuously discover through creative play,” says Hiu Lee, senior VP of Horizon Group USA, a leader in the creative DIY marketplace. Consider these items that allow children to put real-world science theories to the test while learning fun facts along the way. Lab Work: A kid’s activity kit gives little scientists an opportunity to start creating. With the Project MC2 Lip Balm Lab, kids can create single- or multi-layer lip balms. This kit includes all of the ingredients required, plus kids can decorate the finished product with science-themed stickers. Chemistry Connection: Transform your kitchen into a scientific laboratory with the 40 fun and interactive experiments and simple chemical reactions found in the Discovery Extreme Chemistry Set. From creating temperature reactions to testing your taste

buds, these hands-on experiments are great for parents and kids to do together. Create liquid ice, work through color-changing litmus experiments, create creepy, crawly, slimy worms and more to show children just how connected to chemistry the world around them is. Science That Glows: Illuminate your child’s knowledge by combining simple chemistry with glowing power. With the Think Box Glowing Science Lab, kids can explore the basics of chemical compounds and reactions, while creating their own glow-in-the-dark toys and science experiments. The kit includes a ball mold, glow-in-the-dark power ball crystals, zinc sulfate, baking soda, citric acid, guar gum, sodium tetra borate, resealable bags, glow-in-the-dark paint, a mixing stick and a fun poster with instructions. Bath Time Bubbles: Mix together compounds, add color and shimmer, and create a molded bath bomb in the shape of your choice with YOUniverse Galactic Bath Bombs. Once you have made your creations, pop them into the bath tub and watch as they fizz and bubble. By giving kids the tools they need to explore the world around them, you can make the most of play time.

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Thursday 3/1 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 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 479-243-0297. • 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 3/2 • 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. – 10:00 p.m. – Friday Night Dance Gator & Friends at Hatfield Auditorium. $6/admission. Door prize, 50/50. Potluck. • 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 479-243-0297. • 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 3/3 • 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 479-216-4606. Sunday 3/4 • 2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 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 3/5

• 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. • 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Mena Seventh Day Adventist Church Food Pantry at 149 Polk Road 43, across from Fairgrounds. Non-perishable food, personal care items, and nutritional help. Everyone will be served. • 6:00 p.m. – Polk County Fair & Rodeo meets at the Fairgrounds. • 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. – Shady Grove RVFD business and training meeting. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. • 7:00 p.m. – Potter RVFD meeting at the Fire Station. • 7:00 p.m. – Acorn RVFD meeting will be at the Fire House. • 7:00 p.m. – Mena Emblem Club meets at the Elks Lodge. Tuesday 3/6 • 8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardner Community Men’s Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Polk County Family Mission is open in the 9th Street Ministries Building. • 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. – “Art Day” at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena St. Bring your current project and work with other artists. • 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. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Hatfield Branch Library will be open. • 5:00 p.m. - T.O.P.S. will meet in the Union Bank Community Room for weigh-ins, followed by a meeting. • 5:00 p.m. – Country and Gospel music is played at the Polk County

Housing Authority Community Room. • 6:00 p.m. – Sons of Confederate Veterans meet at the Limetree Restaurant for their monthly meeting. • 7:00 p.m. – Al-Anon for the families of addicts and alcoholics will meet at the ABC Club. • 7:00 p.m. – Dallas Valley RVFD meets for training at the Fire House. • 7:00 p.m. – Acorn Fire & Rescue meets at the Fire Department. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First United Methodist Church, 9th & Port Arthur. 479-2342887 or 479-234-3043. Wednesday 3/7 • 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 Emergency warning sirens will be tested in Hatfield, Wickes, Grannis, Vandervoort, Cove, and Mena. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library is open. • 5:45 p.m. – The Mena First United Methodist Church Kidz will meet. • 6:00 p.m. – Warriors for Christ will meet at the Southside Church of God. • 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Regeneration Youth Ministries meets at Mena Church of God Hwy 88 East. • 6:15 p.m. – Dallas Avenue Baptist Church offers Discovery Kids – Kindergarten Thru 5th Grade; Collide Youth Ministry – 6th Thru 12th Grades; and Adult Bible Study. • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Trek and Varsity for Middle and High School students at Grace Bible Church, 1911 Hwy 71 N. Mena. All Area Middle and High School students are welcome. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 7:00 p.m. – Inquiry Classes into the Catholic Faith will be held in the St. Thomas House at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 203 8th Street, and continue through Easter 2018. No cost or obligation, anyone interested is invited. Call 479-394-1017 for more information.


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The Art of Hair at Mena Art Gallery


he reception or the arch e hibit at ena rt allery he rt o air will be ro to p on aturday arch at 0 ena treet. wards will be presented around p . ou will find two types o display photo raphs o odels both be ore and a ter hairdressers ha e worked their a ic and styles created on anne uins. here are our cate ories under photo raphy braid color cut and style. he the e or the anne uin is anadu anythin i a ina ti e a nificent beauti ul. e are e cited to see what the hair dressers can co e up with o e oin the un but i you can t ake the reception on aturday the e hibit will be on display the onth o arch durin re ular allery hours a to p uesdays and 0 a to p ednesdays throu h aturdays. his show is sponsored by ni ersity o rkansas ich oun tain.

Ouachita Little Theatre Continues Improvement


ecently it was announced that uachita ittle heatre has obtained an on line syste or e bership renewal as well as new e berships. you are interested in a new e bership o online to olt. wildapricot.or and oin to buy season tickets. you are already an e ber you will recei e an e ail notice when your subscription has run out and you will be able to renew securely by usin ay al or your credit card throu h this sa e syste . you would like assistance you ay drop in at the o fice onday throu h riday ro 0 00 to 00 . here will be a riendly sta e ber a ailable to help you. urther theater i pro e ents ha e been ade includin a sound syste update. hrou h a enerous donation by one o its supporters was able to obtain so e state o the art sound e uip ent or the theatre. his includes new speakers and a plifiers that will enhance our patrons listenin e perience. here has also been so e e tensi e re odelin in the upstairs portion o the theater. here is now a stair syste in the balcony area to i pro e the ease and sa ety in reachin the cat walk and stora e space that was or erly the li htin booth. ore work will be done to add shel in to urther or anize costu es props set pieces and technical e uip ent. n addition the oard e bers appro ed the purchase o so e e cellent used li htin e uip ent which will be purchased ro a ellow co unity theatre in t. ith at a bar ain price. he li htin will be ully in place by the openin ni ht o the ne t usical production od spell which will open on ay .

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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.

ol o n y heri epar en February 19, 2018 No reports were filed. February 20, 2018 eport from complainant on Bunny Hop Lane near ocana of the theft of fuel and a steer, all alued at $66 . . n estigation continues.

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February 21, 2018 Arrested was antana E. Vaughn, 2 , of Mena, on a arrant for Deli ery of a chedule V Controlled ubstance and two counts of Deli ery of Meth or Cocaine. Arrested was elly . atson, 1, of ickes, on a arrant for ailure to Comply with a Court Order. Arrested was Amber D. Brock, , of Mena, on a Drug Court anction. Arrested was Patricia L. Jackson, 5 , of Mena, on a arrant for Possession of Meth or Cocaine. February 22, 2018 eport from complainant on Middle treet in Co e of the theft of a purse, cash and medication, all alued at $55 . . n estigation continues. eport of the disco ery of contraband from the Polk County Detention Center. n estigation continues.

February 23, 2018 Arrested was Oscar amire , 7, of Co e, on Charges of D 2nd and Dri ing with a uspended Dri er’s License, and a arrant for ailure to Comply with a Court Order. Arrested was Bobby . ray, 5 , of Broken Bow, O , on a arrant for ailure to Comply with a Court Order. February 24, 2018 eport of a suspicious person on Highway 71 North in Acorn led to the arrest of Da id Charron, 7 , of Mena, on a Charge of D . eport of a disturbance in the Polk County Detention Center. Deputies responded. eport of a disturbance on Highway est near Co e. Deputies responded. Complainant refused to press charges. Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas tate Police was obert P. illiams, 5, of Co e, on Charges of D , peed-

ing and Dri ing with a uspended Dri er’s License. February 25, 2018 eport from complainant on tone Lane near Acorn of a missing license plate, alued at $ . . Polk County heriff’s Office worked two ehicle accidents this week. Polk County Detention Center Jail Population 2 ncarcerated nmates, with nmates currently on the aiting List for a tate acility.





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NOT CE TO B DDE POL CO NT JA L EHAB L TAT ON MENA, A AN A Bid Submission Deadline: arch h p Notice is hereby gi en that Polk County, Arkansas o ernment is re uesting bids for work included in the following bid packages for the rehabilitation for the existing POL CO NT JA L to be located on County owned property at 5 7 Church A e., Mena, A 71 5 Bid Package No. DESCRIPTION Bid Package No. 1 eneral Trades Package Bid Package No. 2 Detention E uipment ecurity Electronics Package ealed bids will be recei ed in the Polk County Judge’s Office located at the Polk County Courthouse, 5 7 Church A e., Mena, A 71 5 until 2 PM on March 2 , 2 1 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Polk County Courtroom. A non mandatory pre bid meeting will be held at the Polk County Courthouse in Mena, Arkansas on March 21, 2 1 1 am. All potential bidders are encouraged to attend. All bids must meet or exceed the re uirements of the bid documents and must be submitted on the proper bid form as prepared and pro ided by the Construc tion Manager. The Owner reser es the right to re ect any and all bids, wai e informalities, negotiate with any bidder and/or accept any bid that is deemed to be in the best interest of the Owner. All bidders must meet the re uirements of the Arkansas tate Licensing Law for Contractors Act 15 of 1 65 with all Amendments and e isions . All bids are re uired to include a 5 bid security with the bid. nterested bidders should contact the Construction Manager for complete bidding documents at this address mith Doyle Contractors, nc. 16 5 ynne oad Cordo a, TN 16 ATTN Jason oberts, Pro ect Manager roberts Telephone 1 21 ax 1 21

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Buick Enclave CXL


February 28, 2018

Chevy Tahoe LTZ 4x4


Chevrolet Silverado Lowered 29K Miles

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Buick Enclave


U 98 30A

GMC Yukon Denali


Ford Transit Connect

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GMC Sierra 4x4


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Honda Pilot


VW Passat

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