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MENA CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO REFINANCE WATER, SEWER BONDS T uesday, July 10th, councilmen of the Mena City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of water and sewer refunding and construction revenue bonds. According to the general manager of the Mena Water Utilities, Charles Pitman, the council re-financed the water and sewer bonds to save the city about $60,000 a year but they also borrowed an additional $500,000 to paint the city’s largest water tank. Pitman stated the water utility has been planning to paint the water tank for several years, but funding has not been available. He said the state health department requires municipal water tanks be painted every so many years. According to the office of Mayor George McKee, the city is re-financing

about $3.9 million dollars and borrowing an additional $500,000. Councilmen also voted to reject the bids for the police department’s computers for their patrol vehicles. Police Chief Brandon Martin informed the Pulse that the bids were too high according to the Arkansas State Police and the city council. He stated his department would seek new bids. Martin explained the department was purchasing mobile computer systems to support the E-Crash and E-Ticket systems that officers would be using. The police department has received a grant from the Arkansas State Police to help purchase the computers. The E-Ticket and E-Crash programs are a faster and more effective way for officers to generate citations and accident reports.

CRHS STUDENTS PERFORM WELL AT NATIONAL BETA CONVENTION S tudents from Cossatot River High School scored among top in the nation during the National Beta Convention academic competitions. Dalene Vasquez of Wickes placed third in Spanish division 1, and James Stark of Wickes placed sixth in Creative Writing

division 1. Other CRHS students who competed nationally are Celina Arce of Vandervoort in Sculpture and Hattie Smith of Vandervoort in Fiber Arts. The National Beta Convention was held in Savannah, Georgia and was attended

by over 20,000 Betas from many states. Only students who ranked in the top three in their states were invited to compete at the national level.

Beta Club is a national honor society that’s based on the principals of academic achievement, leadership, and character.

ARKANSAS SCHOOL SAFETY COMMISSION PRESENTS PRELIMINARY REPORT G

overnor Asa Hutchinson created the Commission by executive order on March 1st, following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The commissioners evaluated safety and security policies, emergency plans and policies, and the design of schools, including concepts such as single-point entry and electronic-access badges. The Commission also focused on the mental-health aspect and surveyed the availability of school counseling for students. “It is crucial that we have mental-health counselors easily available to students,” Governor Hutchinson said during last week’s press conference. “It is crucial that we have threat-assessment teams at schools that coordinate with counselors when a student’s behavior suggests the potential of violence.” The Public School Student Services Act of 1991, requires school counselors to spend at least 75 percent of their time in direct counseling and no more than 25 percent Left to Right - Dewayne Taylor, CRHS Principal; Celina Arce; Dalene Vasquez; Hattie Smith; James Stark attended the National BETA convention in Savannah, Georgia.

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If you are in Arkansas for any length of time, you are sure to discover the delicious food and unique food culture of our state. Whether it’s Delta tamales from Rhoda’s in Lake Village, the world’s sweetest watermelon in Hope, or that signature burger and fries from Feltner’s Whattaburger in Russellville, Arkansas is packed with flavors, places, events and

eat, the app will help guide you. Whether you’re in Marianna, Camden, Tontitown or Blytheville, the perfect lunch stop is in the palm of your hand. Simply download the app on your mobile device, whether you use an Apple or Android product, and discover restaurants by cuisine or location. You are sure to find the perfect place to satisfy your taste buds, and learn about our state’s food history in the process. The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame was created to recognize our iconic restaurants and events, our leading proprietors, and our unique Arkansas foods. If you don’t

LETTERTOTHEEDITOR: A couple weeks ago someone dumped an old mattress in an empty field near us. It has been quite an eyesore to those of us who travel these roads. Rather than nurse my anger any longer, I am hiring someone to haul it to Southern Disposal and will pay his or her $5.00 fee to dispose of it. I would like to tell the person who dumped it that $5.00 is not an unreasonable fee and that it would have been only a little further to take it to Southern Disposal's Hatfield dumpsite. There is enough ugliness in the world and none of us should help create more. Let’s all do what we can to keep America beautiful! Marilyn Brown 479-394-3646

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see your favorite on the list, you’ll be able to nominate online and through the app when nominations for 2019 open in the fall. I hope you’ll tell us about your own hometown gems that contribute to the story of Arkansas. Soak up the flavor of our state as you explore our unique food culture with help from the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame app. It’s available now on your Google Play or Apple App store; simply search for “Arkansas Food Hall of Fame.” For more information, you can visit www.arkansasheritage.com or call (501) 324-9150.

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chefs that tell a unique story of our people and communities. As the State Historic Preservation Officer and director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), I find the study of food heritage in Arkansas very interesting and illuminating. Every aspect of food - from the ingredients chosen, to cooking techniques and even portion sizes – conveys a message about our culture. Food is the cornerstone of many important life events, so, not surprisingly, everyone has a story to tell about food. Although opinions may differ, food brings us together and contributes mightily to our shared heritage as Arkansans. But how do you know where to find these great tastes of our state’s food heritage? DAH just launched the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame app to help you do just that. With the app, you can explore the state’s heritage foods, legendary restaurants, remarkable cooks and influential chefs, as well as culturally significant foodthemed festivals and events. Each entity listed on the app is a finalist or a winner in DAH’s Arkansas Food Hall of Fame program, so you’ll know they are the best of authentic Arkansas. If you’re traveling the state this summer and searching for a great local spot to

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MOMENTS FROM AMERICA’S HISTORY - A MILESTONE FOR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES By Jeff Olson In recent American history, there has been and still is much discussion and debate in regard to "rights." We’ve seen a plethora of rights emerge and overwhelm America’s legal landscape, and to the point where the entire concept of rights has been turned upside down. Even the Supreme Court has entered in on the act by defining citizenship as the right to have rights. While this has yielded some positive results, it has also helped to advance an entitlement mentality which uses the language of rights as an avenue to give moral force to what are often actually privileges or merely personal desires, or perhaps to advance an agenda of cultural grievances through political correctness and/or identity politics. The traditional understanding of rights was defined as something to which one has a just claim and something that one may properly claim as due. This included the freedom to act by your conscience without fear of interference from another person or from the government (provided the act was not subversive to order) – that every right is wedded to some duty, and the exercise of rights is justified only if the claimant of rights

stands ready to fulfill the corresponding duties. Our Founders understood the fact that the Creator gave humans a special place among all other creatures, making them free and endowing them with an incomparable dignity within the created order. This undergirds an equality among men/women which is not an inherent revelation from man’s capacity for reasoning, but a product of his appeal to a biblical metaphysic and Christian faith which lays claim to transcendent truth. The old concept of rights was designed to limit state power (i.e. the Bill of Rights) - to define specific areas free from government control. The new concept of rights expands state power and asks government to regulate many aspects of our lives which were once private – thus essentially re-defining not only rights but also the role of government. For each new right that is created, an entire network of laws and regulations is written to enforce the corresponding obligations. It is indeed ironic that as Americans demand more rights, we enjoy fewer freedoms. One right which needed to be recognized and preserved was that of voting. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S Constitution was ratified,

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giving women the right to vote. Here our government functioned as it was designed to through the Constitution, responding to the voice of the people (through the states) in applying a principle enshrined in our Declaration of Independence. The battle for women's rights, however, began many years prior to 1920. In 1840, American abolitionists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott traveled to the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London. There, they discovered that women could not participate; rather they had to sit in a separate area curtained off from the main proceedings. The injustice of women not being allowed to participate in a meeting about freedom was both ironic and tragic to both women and, as a result, each vowed to someday hold a convention to discuss women's rights. One Hundred Seventy years ago,

July 19, 1848, America's first conference on women's rights took place in the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York. Stanton opened the conference and read a Draft Declaration of Rights and Sentiments, modeled on the Declaration of Independence. In it read, "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal." The conference included a resolution calling for women to have rights and responsibilities equal to men and a resolution for suffrage for women. Reactions to the two day meeting were varied, but one fact remains. This convention helped to launch a movement which would ultimately provide women the right to vote as well as open the door to other future opportunities in America and much of the world.


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SIGNATURES COLLECTED FOR STATE BALLOT ISSUES S

ignatures for several proposals to legalize casinos, raise the minimum wage and impose stricter term limits have been submitted to election officials in hopes of putting the measure on the November ballot. Supporters of the three initiatives turned in boxes of petitions to the secretary of state’s office. The proposed constitutional amendments need 84,859 signatures from registered voters to qualify, while initiated acts need 67,887. The proposal for term limits turned in 135,590 signatures. The measure would limit Arkansas lawmakers to two four-year terms in the Senate and three two-year terms in the House, with a total cap of 10 years in

office. Currently, lawmakers can serve a total of 16 years in the House, Senate or a combination of both. The group behind the casino proposal submitted 96,170 signatures. The proposed constitutional amendment would legalize casino gambling at Oaklawn in Hot Springs and Southland Park Gaming and Racing in West Memphis. It would also authorize casinos in Jefferson and Pope counties. Supporters of the proposed initiated act to gradually raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.5- an hour to $11 an hour by 2021 submitted 69,413 signatures.

New restrooms at the Hatfield City Park were compeleted prior to the Hatfield Jubilee in June celebration. The cost of the project was $32,103.25.

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he town of Hatfield recently completed their park restroom project, just in time in time for their annual Jubilee in June celebration. The handicap accessible building is approximately 425 square feet and includes two stalls for each the men and women sides as well as a mechanical room. Jonathon Rosson of T and J Construction of Western Arkansas LLC constructed the building at a cost of $32,103.25. The town of Hatfield received a matching grant from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission Division of Rural Services in the amount of $15,000 to complete the project.

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MENA’S DOWNTOWN NETWORK RECEIVES DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION GRANT to cities involved in Main Street’s he Arkansas Historic Preservahistoric resources, encouraging comcil for rehabilitation of historic county Arkansas Downtown Network. Grants T tion Program, a division of the munity revitalization, civic pride and courthouses across Arkansas. of $1,000 each were awarded to the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has quality of life. We are proud to partner Twenty-nine projects shared awarded $2,963,781 in grants for projects in 58 Arkansas counties through its County Courthouse Restoration Grant, Historic Preservation Restoration Grant and Main Street Downtown Revitalization Grant programs. DAH Director Stacy Hurst said, “These grants help protect our state’s

with these entities and protect the best of authentic Arkansas.” Twenty-four counties shared $1,755,986 in County Courthouse Restoration Grants, which are financed through Real Estate Transfer Tax funds distributed by the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Coun-

$874,795 in Historic Preservation Restoration Grants (HPRG), which distribute funds raised through the Real Estate Transfer Tax to rehabilitate buildings listed on the Arkansas or National Registers of Historic Places and owned by local governments or not-for-profit organizations. Twenty-one Main Street Arkansas programs shared $315,000 in Downtown Revitalization Grants, which are funded through the state Real Estate Transfer Tax and are available to accredited Main Street programs for building rehabilitations, parks, streetscape improvements and other design-related projects that will have major long-term impacts in the local Main Street area. An additional $18,000 in Downtown Revitalization Grants was awarded

programs in Arkadelphia, Clarksville, Forrest City, Fort Smith, Hardy, Heber Springs, Hope, Malvern, Mena, Monticello, Morrilton, Newport, Paris, Pocahontas, Prairie Grove, Rector, Warren and Wynne. For more information on the AHPP’s grant programs, write the agency at 1100 North Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, call the agency at (501) 3249880, send e-mail to info@arkansaspreservation.org or visit www. arkansaspreservation.org. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources.

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OUACHITA LITTLE THEATER - JUST 4 FUN PLAYERS PRESENTS “HARVEY” “Harvey” is a Pulitzer Prize winning play written by Mary Chase that premiered on Broadway in 1944. It

has been adapted numerous times for film and television, most notably a movie starring James Stewart as the

central character, Elwood P. Dowd. Elwood is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend named Harvey who is a “pooka” resembling a six-foot rabbit. Elwood’s social climbing sister is embarrassed by her brother’s eccentricity and decides to commit him to a sanitarium. Through a comedy of errors, much confusion and chaos provide an enjoyable evening full of laughter for OLT patrons. The Just 4 Fun Players, a division of Ouachita Little Theatre, is bringing this play to Mena for the first time. Directed by Tim Hesse, this production casts Scotty Jenkins and Denni Longoria in the leading roles. A fine supporting group of actors and

actresses brings this play to life in two separate locations over two weekends. A rare chance to enjoy a dinner theater production will happen on Saturday, July 28, at the Mena Mountain Resort. For tickets and information, call the resort at 394-3110 (season tickets holders will receive a discount for the entertainment part of the dinner/theater combination price.) If you prefer to see this production onstage at the OLT, performances will be available August 3,4 and 5th at 7:30 PM for Friday and Saturday and 2:30 PM on Sunday. Advance tickets are on sale now at the OLT office, or you may purchase them at the door. Season tickets are honored for this production. SCHOOL SAFETY CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

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of their time on administrative duties. However, Governor Hutchinson said counselors have to spend too much time on paper work and are not able to spend enough time on the needs of students. Hutchinson said, “based on the recommendations of the School Safety Commission, I’m directing Commissioner Johnny Key and the Department of Education to review that law and to work with the General Assembly to amend the law to improve the availability of school counselors to provide direct counseling for students.” He said, “We must improve and increase the coordination between schools and state agencies that provide mental-health services and resources for

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specific students needs.” In its preliminary report, the commission also recommended that every school have at least one-armed officer on campus. Governor Hutchinson stressed that no teacher will be required to carry a weapon. The commissioners also recommended specialized training for school resource officers; increased visibility of police officers on campuses; threat-assessment teams that will monitor situations with potential for violence; and regular assessment of school safety plans and policies. The Commission will deliver its final report to the Governor on November 30, 2018.

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GAYLORD W. GODSBY Gaylord W. Godsby, age 69, of Mena, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born August 29, 1948 in Muse, Oklahoma to the late Roy Godsby and the late Lola Simmons Godsby. He was united in marriage to Glenda Wilcox Godsby, his wife of 25 years. Mr. Godsby was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish and ride horses. He actually enjoyed riding his lawn mower, anything to be outdoors. Most of all, he dearly loved his family and enjoyed the time spent with them. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Glenda Godsby of Mena, Arkansas. His sons Jeremy Godsby of Antlers, Oklahoma; Gene McEntire of Ozark, Arkansas. Daughter Kelley Thain and husband Michael of Antlers, Oklahoma. Grandchildren Shancye Godsby of Antlers, Oklahoma; Kammye Thain of Antlers, Oklahoma; Austin McEntire of Mena, Arkansas; Dalton McEntire of Ozark, Arkansas; Ailiyah McEntire of Ozark, Arkansas. Sisters Shirley Kilpatrick of Canadian, Oklahoma. A host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Lola Godsby, brothers Clifton, Efton, Dale, Kenneth, and Billy, sister Beatrice Lawrence and ImoGean Elrod. Graveside service will be Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lenox Cemetery in Lenox, Oklahoma with Virginia Meyer officiating. Services are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Family and friends visitation will be Friday, July 13 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

JULIO BARRADA Mr. Julio Barrada age 75 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, July 9, 2018 in Mena. Mr. Barrada was born in Jessup, Georgia on August 12, 1942 to the late Julio Alberto Barrada and the late Marie Leona Moray. He was lovingly married to Terri Barrada. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 22 years until he retired. He worked as an Independent developer with MacIntosh. He enjoyed scuba diving, teaching computer classes and rock collecting. Mr. Barrada enjoyed his family and friends and was always willing to help others. He was a loving and thoughtful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 17 years Terri Barrada. Sons Sean Barrada, Michael Barrada, Patrick Barrada. Daughter Kimberly Buchanan; Eight grandchildren and a Sister Suzanna Barrada. He was preceded in death by his father Julio Barrada, and mother Marie Moray, and sister Consuelo Barrada.

Memorial will be Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Mr. Barrada was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Brenda Beek of Mena, Arkansas. Son Kenneth Beek, Jr. of Maine. Daughter Darlene Chaney of Arizona. Granddaughters Angelica Beek of Maine; Rachel Beek of Maine. Grandsons Bowman Beek of Maine; Elyjah Lashomb of Maine. Great-grandson Tanner Pusateri of Maine. JOHN THOMAS Sisters Carmen Sevene of Mena, Arkansas; Amanda Young of Arizona; Joyce Margaris of STROUD Massachusetts; Jean Poist of New Hampshire. Brother Borden Beek of Massachusetts. Mr. John Thomas Several nieces and nephews and a host of Stroud, age 78, of Mena, friends. passed away Saturday, July He was preceded in death by his parents. 14, 2018 at his home. Mr. Beek was sent for cremation under the He was born December direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home of 13, 1939 in Hatton, Arkansas to the late MarMena. shall Stroud and the late Lorene Broach Stroud. . He was happily married for 53 years to the late Vera Dottie Blackwood Stroud. John was a DONNA generous, hardworking machine operator in the FAULKNER lumber industry. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt, and was well known Mrs. Donna Lynne as a jokester. He was a loving father, grandfaGrisham Faulkner age 54, ther, and brother, and his family and friends will Huntsville, Alabama formerdearly miss him. ly of Hot Springs, Arkansas He is survived by Sons Michael Gene Stroud passed away Saturday, July of Mena, Arkansas; Steven Louis Stroud of 7, 2018 in Alabama. Mena, Arkansas. Daughters Lisa Lavonne Donna was born on May 13, 1964 in EndiSchuller and husband Brian of Mena, Arkancott, New York to Ira Grisham and Eloise Hardin sas; Becky Michelle Stuart and husband Jim of Grisham. She was married to James R. “Bobby” Mena, Arkansas. Faulkner for 35 years and was a loving and Grandchildren Cory Eaton of Mena, Arthoughtful homemaker. Donna was a thoughtkansas, Stephanie Dow of Rogers, Arkansas, ful and supportive military wife. She enjoyed Ashley Stipe of Mena, Arkansas, John Stroud traveling especially in Europe. She also had a of Mena, Arkansas, B.J. Schuller of Bryant, Arkansas, Kim Stuart of Mena, Arkansas, Kaylie servant’s heart for volunteering to help anyone in need. Most of all she loved her family and Stroud of Mena, Arkansas, Ali Stuart of Mena, friends. She was a kind and loving wife, mothArkansas. Sister Minnie Dormois of Ft. Smith, er, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all Arkansas. 7 great-grandchildren. who knew her. She will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, She is survived by Husband Bobby Faulkner Marshall and Lorene Stroud, his wife, Vera of Huntsville, Alabama. Son Joshua Faulkner Stroud, one son, Johnny Dale Stroud, 2 brothand Alma Pena of Huntsville, Alabama. Granders, David and Hershel Stroud and 2 sisters, child Dahlia Faulkner of Huntsville, Alabama. Louise Hale and Doris Hammack. Brothers Steve Grisham and wife Julie of Little Graveside services will be Wednesday, Rock, Arkansas; Kevin Grisham and wife Laura July 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant Grove of Benton, Arkansas. Cemetery at Cove with Brother Donnie Jewell Niece Mary Ashley Grisham. Nephews Nick officiating. Visitation will be general. Arrangeand Nate Grisham. Mother and Father -in-law ments are under the direction of the Beasley Jimmy and Linda Faulkner of Greenwood, Wood Funeral Home. Arkansas. Brother-in-law Scott Faulkner and wife Valerie of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Niece-inKENNETH BEEK law Abby and Roberts Saviers of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. SR. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Eloise Grisham. Kenneth Beek, Sr. age Funeral service will be Friday, July 13, 2018 72, of Mena, Arkansas at 2;00 p.m. at Dallas Avenue Baptist with passed away Wednesday, Brother Justin Leonard officiating. Interment will July 11, 2018 in Dierks, follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the Arkansas. direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home Mr. Beek was born in Biddeford, Maine on of Mena. April 1, 1946 to Borden Hart Beek and Louise Family and friends visitation will be ThursYoung Beek. He attended schools in Kenneday, 12, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley bunk, Maine and moved to Mena, Arkansas in Wood. 2010. He was happily married Brenda Cline Pallbearers will be Kenny Abbott, Scott Beek. He proudly served his country in the Faulkner, Nick Grisham, Nate Grisham, Robert United States Air Force. Also he was a maMernott, and Van Meeker. chinist. Kenneth was a loving husband, father,

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Sidney Romine, age 77, of Hatfield, Arkansas, died Monday, July 9, 2018 at home. He was born on Tuesday, August 20, 1940 to Sid Aaron and Dollie Hopper Romine in McCurtain County, Oklahoma. Sidney was a veteran serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam era stationed in Germany. He was baptized in Cow Creek in Oklahoma as a child and believed in hard work and taking care of his family. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a Sawyer for over 50 years and helped finish I49 South of Hopper Tunnel. Sidney enjoyed watching deer, fishing, and watching the grass grow for hay. His grandkids and family were most important to him. Sidney was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great friend and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Noble Romine, Harmon Romine, Carmon Romine; two sisters, Juanita Huber, and Iva Candelaria; and one grandson, Sidney Romine. Sidney is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Rebecca Romine of Hatfield; one son and daughter in law, Bill and Crystal Romine of Hatfield; two daughters and son in laws, Bernice and David Philpot of Mena, and Carrah and James Taylor of Hatfield; one sister, Geneva Yovanovich of Gallup, New Mexico; fifteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield with Brother Andy Arnold officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Levi Romine, Greg Philpot, Jamie Williams, Danny Hurst, Scot Farrier, and Rod Hatten. Honorary Pallbearers will be Thomas McCormick and Jimmy Davis.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL ALERT: SCRA PROTECTS MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS E ven some well-meaning Arkansans may not be aware of the protections granted to our brave military servicemen and women under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) of 2003. Federal laws protect active-duty servicemen and women and their families from potentially harmful civil legal matters. These protections cover insurance, mortgage payments, interest rates, leases, contractual arrangements and civil judicial proceedings. “Our military men and women put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms,” said Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “Due to their unique needs and service obligations, Congress has implemented safeguards to ensure they have fewer worries at home while they are deployed. But it is important for

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all Americans to be aware of these protections.” Attorney General Rutledge released the following tips as part of Military Consumer Month to help service members who need to take advantage of the many protections provided under the SCRA: • Inform the mortgage company that you are seeking protection under SCRA. • Provide the lender with written notice of military service. • Send the lender a copy of the orders calling the service member to active duty. • Research time constraints that could impact eligibility for some protections. • Consult the nearest Armed Forces Legal Assistance Office with questions regarding qualifications for

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Bank of America, Citi, J.P. Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo. In addition to benefitting all homeowners, these mortgage servicers must notify service members who are 45 days delinquent on mortgage payments that they are entitled to SCRA protections and are eligible for financial counseling from Military OneSource and Armed Forces Legal Assistance. Arkansas was one of 49 states that settled with the mortgages servicers on allegations of illegal actions in servicing loans. In 2015, Rutledge launched the first-ever Military and Veterans Initiative at the Attorney General’s office to assist active duty military service members, reservists, veterans and their families with consumer related issues and many other collaborative efforts. For more information and tips on how to avoid a scam, call the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office at (800) 482-8982 or visit ArkansasAG.gov orfacebook.com/AGLeslieRutledge.

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SCRA. The SCRA limits mortgage interest to 6 percent during military service and up to one year after service ends. Unless a court intervenes, it prevents a mortgage creditor from selling, foreclosing or seizing an active-duty service member’s mortgaged property during service and up to one year after military service terminates. The SCRA also provides protection requiring a judge to stay mortgage proceedings if a service member shows that military service has affected his or her ability to comply with mortgage obligations. Many service members would benefit from mortgage relief measures, and SCRA underscores this by prohibiting a mortgage servicer from requiring a service member to be delinquent on payments in order to qualify for loss mitigation relief if he or she would otherwise qualify. Meanwhile, the 2012 National Mortgage Settlement placed requirements on five major mortgage servicers: Ally,

WE HONOR ALL SPAY/NEUTER ADOPTION VOUCHERS

Polk County Births at Mena Regional Health System Pilar and Nathaniel Fowler, of Mena, Arkansas, are the proud parents of a baby girl born July 9th. Caira and Ronald Stevens, of Mena, Arkansas, are the proud parents of a baby girl born on July 10th. Candace and William Rogers, of Cove, Arkansas, are the proud parents of a baby girl born on July 12th.


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UA RICH MOUNTAIN STOCKING UP FOR BACK TO SCHOOL BASH, JULY 24 T

uesday, July 10th members of the University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain staff and representatives of the Student Government Association collected school supplies and donations at the Mena Wal-Mart during their annual Back to School Bash Stuff the Van event. SGA representatives reported they would be collecting school supplies until the bash. Items may be dropped off at the Maddox building on the campus of UA Rich Mountain. They need one-subject notebooks, Clorox wipes, Expo markers, plastic folders with pockets, 1 and 2-inch binders, notecards, cap erasers, sharpies, school boxes, pencil bags and glue sticks. UA Rich Mountain will hand out free backpacks containing basic school supplies for Polk County K-12 students during the Back to School Bash on Tuesday, July 24th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the UA Rich Mountain Ouachita Center.

If you have any questions, call 479-394-7622 or email admissions@ uarichmountain.edu.

Members of the UA Rich Mountain staff and representatives of the Student Government Association collected school supplies on Tuesday, July 10th at Wal-Mart for the upcoming Back to School Bash on Tuesday, July 24th.

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he University of Arkansas at T Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law announces its spring 2018 graduates. Local graduates include: Tasha Stricklin of Hatfield

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COSSATOT RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT APPROVES CHANGES TO STUDENT HANDBOOKS

embers of the Cossatot River M Board of Education met Thursday, July 12th for their regular monthly meeting. Board members voted to offer the Van-Cove Alumni Association a longterm lease on the on Cove building, which houses memorabilia from the Van-Cove School District. The school board also agreed to turn on the electricity and pay the initial hook-up fee. However, the alumni association will be responsible for the monthly electric bill. According to Superintendent Jim Tankersly, the lease will be for $1 a year for 99 years. Principals from all four campuses reported on their ACT Aspire test scores. Umpire Principal Walter Strode reported one 5th grade student scored 100 percent on the ACT Aspire test. Wickes Elementary Prin-

The family of Michael Clegg wish to express their deepest appreciation to those who have offered kindness, support and messages of comfort in our bereavement. We would like to thank Southwest EMS, Mena Regional Health Systems and Bowser Funeral Home. And a special ‘Thank you’ to Brenda and Harold Smith, Sue Metcalf, Mary Evins, and Richard Treadwell. Sincerely, The Family of Michael Clegg

cipal Jana Richardson, Vandervoort Elementary Principal Judy Joiner and Cossatot River High School Principal Dewayne Taylor reported students scored highest on the English portion of the ACT Aspire test on their campuses. Taylor also reported one high school student scored a 5 on an AP class test, which is the highest score possible. “We received our test scores from the state. Some of the areas we did improve in some of the areas overall from this year to last year,” Tankersly said. “Obviously, there is still work to do and that is what we plan to focus on this year.” Tankersly informed the board that the construction contract will be signed Monday and he expects work on the new ball fields to begin very soon. The contract states the company has 120 days to complete the

project. Tankersly and Taylor reported there is a hump on the gym floor at the high school that must be repaired before basketball season. The gym floor was installed five years ago and had a one-year warranty. School officials are speaking with the district engineer in an attempt to resolve the issue. Taylor also informed the board that the high school lockers are on backorder and the new door locks are currently being installed. Principals presented a list of changes to the student handbooks. One change involves the length of shorts, skirts and dresses. Principals recommended a finger length policy instead of a dollar bill length. They recommended a change to the tardy policy due to the excessive number of students being late for class. Principal asked the board to change the policy to include 1-day of ISS for every 5-tardys. The policy also includes possible Saturday school if students are habitually tardy. But, the policy that received the most discussion concerned cellphones during instruction time. Principals recommended the policy to be changed to include state that if a student is

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caught using their phone during class time that the phone will be confiscated. A parent must retrieve the phone from the office and pay a $10 fine for the first offense and a $25 fine for the second offense. Tankersly informed the board that he had implemented this policy in a previous district and it was very effective. “We’re trying to improve our opportunities for kids, make sure we are consistent across the board at all of the schools,” Tankersly said. “I want to make sure we are consistent with everybody and everybody is on board and understands what we are trying to do.” Board members approved the sell of two buses to the Foreman School District, the milk bid from Hiland Dairy and the bread bid from Flowers Bakery. Board members approved a stipend for Sandra Trinidad for her English as Second Language duties. They accepted the resignation of Elizabeth LeAnn Johnson as the elementary art teacher. They voted to hire Sheila Johnson as the elementary art teacher, Becky Hooper as the elementary music teacher and Ricky Cottle as the Cossatot River High School Special Education teacher.

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STATE CAPITOL WEEK IN REVIEW T he Medical Marijuana Commission announced the five businesses that will get initial licenses to cultivate marijuana. The announcement came very soon after the state Supreme Court lifted an injunction, issued by a lower court, which had held

up the process of awarding licenses. Voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana and creating the commission to regulate cultivation and retail sales. Five companies were selected from the 98 applicants. One of the un-

FROM SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE Health Department has issued more than 5,500 cards to patients certifying that they have one of the 18 qualifying conditions that will allow them to purchase medical marijuana. Observers expect further legal challenges.

successful applicants filed a legal challenge that brought the process to a halt when a circuit judge ruled that there were flaws in the selection process. The commission also must award licenses to 32 dispensaries, and has received 230 applications. So far, the

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the heat acclimatization guidelines for high school pre-season practices. A task force of national sports medicine organizations established the guidelines and Arkansas adopted the guidelines to reduce the number of heat-related athletic injuries. According to the guidelines, teams cannot have more than one practice a day for the first five days of the heat-acclimatization process.

players may wear all protective equipment and full contact drills may begin. Teams should limit practices to once a day during days six through 14. During double-practice days, practice’s should not exceed three hours total and the total practice time should be limited to a maximum of five total hours, including warm-up, stretching, cool-down, walkthrough, conditioning and weight-room activities.

If practice is interrupted by inclement weather or heat restrictions, the practice may resume once conditions are deemed safe, but the total practice time should not exceed three hours per day. Teams are only allowed to wear helmets during the first two days of practice. During days three through five, only helmets and shoulder pads may be worn. Beginning on day six,

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AMERICAN MADE FINISHES RUNNER-UP IN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BY EASTON LEONARD • pulsemmnews@mypulsenews.com This past week, American Made 2K7, an Arkansas based fast pitch softball team competed in the USSSA 10B Southeast National Championship in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and finished runner-up. American Made went 10-2 in the tournament consisting of forty-six teams, with both losses coming to the first place team. Capping off the week, American Made was also voted and awarded the Team Sportsmanship Award out of all the tournament teams. Six games into the week, American Made had scored forty-four runs and had only allowed two runs with stellar pitching, defeating teams from Florida, Georgia, Illinois, and Texas. Local athletes on American Made 2K7 include: KaitLynn Ledbetter, Addi

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BIG BORE AIR RIFLES LEGAL FOR MODERN GUN DEER SEASON IN ARKANSAS

Deer hunters will be able to pursue their game with one more option this season, thanks to a recent regulation change by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. During the annual hunting regulations review process, commissioners voted to legalize large-caliber air rifles that meet certain standards for deer hunting during modern gun season. The change comes at the request of airgun enthusiasts and after being thoroughly reviewed by AGFC biologists with the help of subject-matter experts. Ralph Meeker and Jeremy Brown, the AGFC’s Deer Program Coordinators, spent months researching airgun designs and ballistic data and personally met with several big bore airgun and ammunition manufacturers and airgun enthusiasts. Their research also involved contacting many other state agencies that allowed airguns for hunting to determine any issues that they may have had in legalizing the weapons for deer season. To be legal for deer hunting in Arkansas, an air rifle must be at least

.40-caliber, produce at least 400 ft. lbs. of energy at the muzzle and be charged from an external tank. The weapons that meet these standards are a far cry from the Daisy Red Ryder or pump-up pellet guns people may envision when the term airgun is used. Air rifles capable of killing game as large as Bison have been around since the days of westward expansion. In fact, Lewis and Clark carried an air rifle of their famous expeditions west. Although used primarily as a show of strength to prevent possible attacks from some American Indian tribes, the Girandoni air rifle was capable of firing up to 30 shots before requiring a recharge from a hand pump. This same design was in service with the Austrian army from 1780 until 1815. The requirements to make and maintain large-caliber airguns, however, made them lag behind powder-burning firearms. Gunpowder-charged guns cost less to mass-produce, could be mistreated in the field and averaged more velocity and power during practical use than their air-charged counterparts.

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THURSDAY – 7/19/18 • 7:00 a.m. – Farmers Market at the Mena Depot on Sherwood. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – The Board Camp Baptist Church at 107 Country Road 63 will distribute food. • 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 234-5844 or Linda Rowe at 234-2575 for more info. • 12:00 p.m. – Polk County Library Board will meet in the Susanna Mosley Community Room at the Library. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - The Cove Branch of the Polk County Library is open. • 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. • 5:00 p.m. - Live gospel, old country and bluegrass music in the Daisy Room at 800 Janssen Ave. • 5:30 p.m. – Weight Watchers meets at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Education Wing, West End. 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. 479216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 5:30 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachita’s meets at 804 US HWY 71 in Mena. Call Cheryl at 479-243-0771 for more information. • 6:00 p.m. – Acorn Water monthly meeting at the Water Office. • 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – “Time Lab” VBS at First Christian Church Ages: 4yrs. – 6th Grade. • 6:30 p.m. – Disaster Preparedness Group meets at Assembly of God Church, 2111 Sutherland Ave. in Mena. • 6:30 p.m. – Van-Cove Alumni Association alumni meeting at the Cove City Hall. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159

Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. • 7:30 p.m. – Dallas Masonic Lodge #128 meets at the Mena Lodge located in the Old Post Office by Janssen Park. FRIDAY – 7/20/18 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Fibers Arts Group meets at Mena Art Gallery. • 12:00 p.m. – The Lions Meetings are held in the Lions Club House on Highway 71 South. • 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – “Time Lab” VBS at First Christian Church Ages: 4yrs. – 6th Grade. • 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 479-2430297. SATURDAY – 7/21/18 • 7:00 a.m. – Farmers Market at the Mena Depot on Sherwood. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Children’s Art Class at the Mena Art Gallery, for children ages 5 to 9. Cost is $2. Call 479-394-3880 to reserve spot. • 5:30 p.m. – 3rd Saturday Gospel Singing to be held at Janssen Park. Bring a lawn chair and cold drink. Musicians and singers welcome. For more information, contact Stanley or Jeanette Dreyer at 479-216-0533. • 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 479-2164606. SUNDAY – 7/22/18 • 10:45 a.m. – Speaker Dr. Cecel Todd at Christ’s Church at Mtn. Fork 5540 Hwy 8 w. Mena, AR

• 2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. • 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 – 7/23/18 • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. • 6:00 p.m. - Clarice’s Room of Hope group gathering will be held at 403 North Morrow St., Suite C. • 6:00 p.m. – Home Front Warriors CMA Chapter 377 meeting at Limetree Restaurant. Meeting follows meal. • 6:00 p.m. – We The People Tea Party meets at Polk County Public Library North Room. • 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 479-2430297. • 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. TUESDAY – 7/24/18 • 7:00 a.m. – Farmers Market at the Mena Depot on Sherwood. • 8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardener Community Men’s Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The driving portion of the drivers test will be given at the Morrow Street Housing Authority as long as road conditions are optimal, and the written portion of the test will be given. • 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. – 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. • 6 – 8 p.m. – Country and Gospel music is played at the Polk County Housing Authority Community Room. • 7:00 p.m. – The Marine Corps League Detachment will meet at Lighthouse Fitness, 2011 Hwy. 71S, Mena. For more information, call 479-234-0769. • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Bluegrass music at Morrow Street Housing Authority Community Room. • 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Meadow Masonic Lodge #218 will meet at the Hatfield Lodge. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First United Methodist Church, 9th & Port Arthur. 479-234-2887 or 479-234-3043. WEDNESDAY – 7/25/18 • 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 Emergency warning sirens will be tested in Mena. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Polk County Library Cove Branch is open. • 5:30 p.m. – Dinner at Christ Community Fellowship followed by services at 6:15 p.m. services for Youth, Children’s Activities, Young Adult and Adult Bible studies. • 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. • 6:15 p.m. – Dallas Avenue Baptist Church hosts 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 479-2430297.


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SUMMER TIME ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN THROUGHOUT POLK COUNTY E

very summer parents hear the dreaded phrase, “I’m bored,” but in Polk County parents have lots of options to keep their children busy. The Polk County Library conducted a summer reading program this past June and according to the Head Librarian Mary Renick, 74 kids participated in the program every Wednesday. Children learned about music history, styles and instruments on June 6th and 13th. They learned about rocks on June 20th and 27th. Children ages 10 and older are invited to the Mena branch of the Polk County Library July 30th, August

1st and August 3rd for a three-part program about robotics from 9 a.m. to noon. Shannon Jesse will be leading the classes. There will also be an elementary robotics program for 6 to 9 years olds on August 8th from 10 to 11 a.m. The Polk County Library is located at 410 8th Street in Mena. The library is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 479-3942314.

Area churches hosted Vacation Bible Schools. First Baptist Church, Mena held their VBS July 9-13, while the First Christian Church held theirs this week. Russell Threat is the pastor of the First Baptist Church and he said Vacation Bible School is a great outreach event. He said, “It’s one of the biggest

outreach events for the church every year.” Threat said the church averages about 85 to 90 kids a day, but they will register about 125. And, there’s always the city pool in McMillan Park. The pool is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 pm.

Above: First Baptist Church of Mena’s Vacation Bible School theme was Amazon Expedition this summer. Below: Children participated in a variety of activities including art, music, and Bible Study. They also enjoyed snacks and some activitiy time. The Polk County Library also has story time and craft activities for children. For a schedule contact the Mena LIbary at 479-394-2314. Children who attend VBS at the First Baptist Church of Mena met in the sanctuary for music class every morning.

First Baptist Church of Mena decorated the sanctuary using the Amazon Expedition themefor Vacation Bible School.


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MENA POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKING BIDS FOR MOBILE COMPUTERS ouncilmen of the Mena City C Council rejected the bids for four mobile computers for the Mena

Police Department during their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 10th. Following the meeting, Police Chief Brandon Martin informed the Pulse that the department has received a grant from the Arkansas State Police and therefore the bids must be approved by the Mena City Council and the Arkansas State Police. Martin reported the computers would allow officers to use E-crash and E-ticket programs in their patrol vehicles. The mobile system will include a mounted laptop, scanner and computer. Martin said when an officer makes a traffic stop, the officer can scan the vehicle registration and driver’s license with the onboard scanner to obtain the vehicle and operation information, which is them uploaded and stored in the computerized ticketing program. He said officers wouldn’t have to contact dispatch for that information.

Martin explained that once that information is collected, all an officer has to do is click on “issue citation” to print the hard copy for the motorist and deliver copies to the police station, where is it kept in a database. He said it would also allow officers to

write multiple citations at one time, by clicking the “add charge” feature. According to research, an average traffic stop takes between 15 and 20 minutes including the issuing of a citation, but with the E-ticket system a traffic stop will take about 5 minutes.

Martin said this would get officers off the curb and back on the street faster. Martin explained the E-crash system works the same way, but will also offer officers the ability to diagram accidents easier and more accurately.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS AT COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK ossatot River State Park has C several upcoming activities that will introduce area residents to

the beauty of the state park and one program is a three-day Eco-Adventure Camp, Tuesday, July 24th through Thursday, July 26th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Campers will take a journey through the water cycle and learn how the Cossatot River benefits people, plants and wildlife. The camp will also include an off-site session at the Gilliam Lake and to the Wickes City Water

Department where campers will learn how our drinking water goes from stream to sink. The cost is $50 per camper and the fee includes a gift bag, daily snacks, and lunch on the last day. Contact the park at 870-385-2201 to make reservations. Park Interpreter Shelly Flanary stated the park would pick up campers in Wickes at the Smith’s parking lot. This weekend, park guests can join an interpreter for a snorkeling scavenger hunt on Saturday, July 21st from

10:30 to 11:30 a.m., a fishing frenzy on Sunday from 10:30 to 11L30 a.m. and water town ball on Sunday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information about these events or other activities that’s being offered at the park this summer, call 870-385-2201.

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to the lottery. Polk County Treasurer Tanyo Fretz reported Polk County residents purchased $138,695 worth of lottery tickets during the month of June. According to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, Polk County residents purchased more lottery tickets, including scratch offs and Powerball tickets than the surrounding counties. Montgomery County residents purchased a total of $34,690 in lottery tickets, while Scott County residents spent $74,205 and Sevier County residents spent $121,981 on lottery tickets. Lottery Director Bishop Woosley re-

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SHERIFF’S LOG The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of July 9, 2018 – July 15, 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. JULY 9, 2018 Report of a disturbance on Dove Lane near Hatfield. Deputy responded. Report from complainant on Polk 77 near Mena of an attempted break-in,causing $25.00 in damages to a door knob. Investigation continues. Report from Montgomery County of a missing individual that was believed to be in Polk County. The person was later located in Polk County. Report from a Mena woman of problems involving child custody exchange. Report from complainant on Polk 49 near Shady Grove of suspicious activity. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from a Glenwood man of problems regarding child custody exchange. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Arrested was Lonnie G. Tyler, 49, of Mena, on a Warrant for Harassment Arrested was Tina M. Richey, 31, of Cove, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. Arrested was Bobby R. May, 30, of Mena, on Warrants for Leaving the Scene of an Accident and three counts of Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

JULY 10, 2018 Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Hatfield of a scam involving prepaid cash cards, totaling losses at $950.00. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 24

near Cove of damage done to a vehicle window. Investigation continues. Arrested was Taylor Higgins, 23, of Mena, on a Warrant for Disorderly Conduct.

JULY 11, 2018 Arrested was Charles D. Morgan, 41, of Mena, on a Probation Hold. JULY 12, 2018 Report from complainant of a disturbance that had occurred earlier. Complainant refused to press charges. JULY 13, 2018 Report of a disturbance on Polk 753 near Mena led to Citations for Disorderly Conduct being issued to Tina R. Green, 48, and Michelle S. Green, 27, both of Perryville. Report from complainant on Polk 412 near Shady of damage to lights, and the theft of tools and lumber, totaling losses at $450.00. Investigation continues. Arrested was Robert Castillo, 49, of Mena, on a Charge of Domestic Battery 3rd Degree. Arrested was Sheila M. Akers, 40, of Cove, on a Warrant for Probation Violation. JULY 14, 2018 Report of a motorcycle accident on Polk 48 near Potter led to Citations for Public Intoxication, Expired Tags and No Proof of Insurance being issued to Thomas E. Hendershot, 66, of Mena. Report of a structure fire on Polk 42 near Mena. Deputy responded. Report from complainant on Anders Avenue in Hatfield of the theft of various items from a rental property. Investigation continues. Report of a disturbance on Polk 121 near Mena led to the arrest of Matthew P. Owen, 22, of Mena, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct. Report of a structure fire on Polk 58 near Board Camp. Deputy responded. Arrested was Robert L. Wallis, 37, of Mena, on a Parole Hold.

JULY 15, 2018 Report of a disturbance on Polk 28 near Hatfield. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Arrested was Christopher Ortega, 18, of Mena, on a Warrant for Criminal Contempt.

residence regarding an altercation. Two local women were cited for unlawful burning after officers responded to a call of a possible structure fire in a local neighborhood. The fire was actually of household goods and rubbish which cannot be burned within the city limits of Mena.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked four vehicle accidents this week. Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 30 Incarcerated Inmates, with 6 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

Employees at a local store reported that someone had paid for items with a counterfeit $100.00 bill. Case is pending location and interview of suspect.

MENA POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS FOR WEEK OF JULY 8, 2018 THROUGH JULY 14, 2018 FOLLOWS: JULY 8, 2018 Travis E. Davis, 48, of Mena was charged with public intoxication. The arrest followed a call from employees at a local retail store. Report was made of an altercation between two local people. No charges have been filed at this time. JULY 9, 2018 Kevin Lee Fryar, 32, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Polk County authorities. Shelly L. Davis, 46, of Hatfield was arrested and charged with public intoxication after a call from a local resident. Report was made of someone trespassing. The responding party did not wish to press charges. JULY 10 & 11 A local resident reported that a suspicious person was walking back and forth in front of their house. The person was located and agreed not to come back to the area. A Mena man reported that an individual who had been warned to stay away from the property had been there. Case is pending further investigation. JULY 12, 2018 John Hunter, 18, of Mena was served two warrants from Polk County. The arrest was made after a call to a local

JULY 13, 2018 Paul James, 35, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Mena police. He was booked into the Polk County Detention Center. Jerry Higgins, 43, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant after officers responded to a call at the local probation and parole office. Richard Smiley, 60, of Mena was charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief after officers were called to a local apartment complex. Report was made of an altercation between a Mena couple. Case is pending completion of investigation and location and interview of all victims, suspects, and witnesses. JULY 14, 2018 Tialisa Scurlock, 47 of Mena was charged with criminal trespass after officers responded to a call at a local retail store. Report was made of a juvenile looking into parked cars at a local retail store. The youth was located and released to his father. Case is pending.

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NO $37,295 $12,155 PAYMENT Off90 MSRP Day

P7603 Crew Crew Cab Cab Short Short Box Box 4WD 4WD TX TX Ed Ed

MSRP $43,585 Gentry Discount -$1,386 Stand Alone Incentive -$6,973 GMF Cash P7480 -$ 871 P7480

$34,355

* must finance with GMF

Silverado 1500 Silverado 1500 Silverado 1500 2018 Chevy Cheverolet Silverad o 2018 Chevy Cheverolet Silverad o 2018 Chevy Cheverolet Silverad o

2018

MSRP

P7506 Std Box 4WD LT Z71 All Star Ed

1500Double Cab $47,670

-5,779 Gentry Dscnt Consumer cash -1,000 GMF DPA -1,000

Increment/Cash -2,000 Bonus Cash -2,000 ____________

NO$35,891 PAYMENT $11,779 90 Day

MSRP $49,850 Gentry Discount -$2,418 Stand Alone Incentive -$7,976 GMF Cash -$ 997

2018 MSRP

1500

$44,760

X7669 Double Cab Std Box 4WD LT

Gentry Dscnt -5,507 Consumer cash -1,000 GMF DPA -1,000

Increment/Cash -2,000 Bonus Cash -2,000 ____________

MSRP $42,805 Gentry Discount -$2,417 Stand Alone Incentive -$5,996 NO $33,253 and GMF Cash . PAYMENT

$11,507 90 Day Off MSRP

2018

MSRP

1500 $44,760

-5,507 Gentry Dscnt Consumer cash -1,000 GMF DPA -1,000

Increment/Cash -2,000 NO PAYMENT Bonus Cash -2,000 ____________ 90 Day BIG 10 $33,253 Conversion

P7534 Double Cab Std Box 4WD LT

MSRP $44,150 Big 10 Upfit $6,088 Gentry Discount -$ 958 Stand Alone Incentive -$7,064 GMF Cash -$ 883 33”

Level $11,507 P7381 Kit Mud Tires Off MSRP Off MSRP * must finance with GMF For For All All Vehicles: Vehicles: ** 90 90 Day Day Payment Payment Deferral, Deferral, must must have have customer customer qualify, qualify, ** must must finance finance with with GMF, GMF, ** must must take take delivery delivery by by 7/31/18 7/31/18

P7239 $38,459 * must finance with GMF

$34,392 * must finance with GMF

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P7382

$41,333

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July 18, 2018  

Local, weekly newspaper

July 18, 2018  

Local, weekly newspaper