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State Capitol Week In Review E

FROM SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE

ach year there are more babies born in Arkansas with illegal drugs in their systems. The state Division of Children and Family Services has been keeping records since the legislature enacted Garrett’s Law in 2005. It is named after a child who was born in 2004 with crystal methamphetamine in his body, and who lived only a few months. The law expanded the legal definition of child neglect to include causing a newborn child to be born with illegal substances in his or her body, as a result of the mother knowingly using illegal drugs. Although the presence of drugs is sufficient to substantiate an allegation of neglect, under Garrett’s Law the mother’s name is not automatically placed on the state’s Child Maltreatment Registry, because of concerns that a listing would prevent the mother from getting a job. In 2006 there were 416 reported instances in Arkansas of babies being born with drugs in their bodies. The number has steadily gone up each year, by an average of seven percent until 2011. From 2012 through 2017 it went up more sharply, at an average growth rate of 14 percent a year. Last year there were 1,241 babies born in Arkansas with illegal drugs in their bodies. For the past four years, marijuana has been the most commonly reported illegal drug found in newborns. Each year about two thirds of the filings made under Garrett’s Law indicate marijuana use by the mother, either by itself or in combination with other drugs. The second most widely abused drug among pregnant mothers, at a rate of 25 percent, was methamphetamine or amphetamine. Opiates were abused by 18 percent of the mothers, based on the drugs found in their babies. Opiates include heroin, morphine, codeine and oxycodone. Ten percent had tranquilizers and five percent had cocaine. The median age of the mother is 26, and over 90 percent of the mothers are under the age of 30. Those percentages have has been consistent over the past several years. Last year 70 percent of the newborns did not have any reported health problems. That is an improvement over the previous two years, when 60 percent to 65 percent had health problems. About 14 percent of the newborns needed treatment in a neonatal intensive care unit, and about 13 percent had respiratory distress or other breathing problems. About five percent suffered from withdrawal symptoms related to the presence of addictive drugs in their bodies. The mortality rate last year was about a third of a percent, or 0.3 percent. That is the same as in 2016 and an improvement over 2015, when one percent of the newborns died. The babies born with cocaine in their bodies had the highest rate of health problems (47 percent), followed by those born with tranquilizers (41 percent), with opiates (38 percent) and with methamphetamines (37 percent). The least likely to be born with health problems were those born with marijuana in their bodies (27 percent). Newborns whose mothers used cocaine were more likely to require treatment in intensive care (31 percent), followed by those born with methamphetamines (15 percent). After the Division looked into the 1,241 cases reported under Garrett’s Law in 2017, about 18 percent of the babies were removed from their mothers’ homes. If the trend from the previous year holds steady, we can expect that 37 percent of those babies will be returned to their mothers within a year. More than 38,000 babies were born in Arkansas during 2017, according to the U.S. Census.

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Alexis Tumbleson Selected To Attend ASMSA

May Star Students for Wickes Elementary

Alexis is the daughter of Jerrell Tumbleson of Clinton, Ar and Jennifer McCarver and Jimmy Smedley of Wickes, Ar. She is the granddaughter of Billy Tumbleson and the late Kay Wolf of Clinton, Ar, Del and Glenda Couch of Clinton, Ar, and Billy and Georgia Dale Willis of Wickes, Ar.

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An Entertaining Sunday Afternoon BY LINDA DENTON

Let me start by saying, “Thank you Tammy Young and Jessie Barr of UA Rich Mountain.” These two women were instrumental in bringing the 106th Army Band of the National Guard to Mena for a performance on June 3rd. This past Sunday’s performance was truly enjoyable. The band performed numerous songs in their A Patriotic Celebration Tribute to Veterans. Not knowing what to expect, I took my seventeen-year-old son who is in the high school band; I should have taken the whole family! Their performance was invigorating and filled with audience participation, a little trivia, songs to capture any age as well as an inspirational piece to highlight each branch of our military as audience members who served (or those who have/had family members serving) stood during their branches hymn. While the band was small, they represented five states: Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Texas and Tennessee and performed under four directors. Each director led varying scores of music. My enjoyment and surprise came as they played a medley of songs from Guardians of the Galaxy and Moana’s ‘You’re Welcome’. I also leaned over to my son, at one point, and asked if he recognized the song. A firm no was returned. It was the ‘Cotton Eyed Joe’. With each song came a little history of the number. My true favorites, however, made me reflect on how blessed and proud I am to be an American. Of course it started with the National Anthem but also incorporated ‘American Visions’, which traversed the scores of Yankee Doodle Dandy, Shenandoah, Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean, and America the Beautiful. This wonderful performance ended with an encore of ‘God Bless the USA’. Thank you for a wonderful and reflective afternoon, for wholesome family entertainment, and the enjoyment of watching and listening to people (service men and women) whom I am grateful for in their dedication and sacrifice to protect and serve this country that I love.

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Faith Walk Organized for Prayer, Encouragement

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Faith Walk has been organized for Saturday, June 9, from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in Mena, beginning and ending at Janssen Park. This Faith Walk event is open to everyone to participate in, with no cost or commitment required to take part in an opportunity of spending time walking, praying, shedding stress, and communicating with God through a peaceful stroll at your own pace. The purpose of this walk is not competition, but rather connection. The Faith Walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. inside Janssen Park, with all participants leaving out from the circle driveway, but the journey of the walk then becomes the choice of each person. A path the equivalent of a 5K course will be mapped out throughout residential neighborhoods for anyone who wishes to go a full 3.2 miles on their Faith Walk. This course is completely optional, as each walker is encouraged to walk a path they can find peace and comfort in, no matter how long or short the journey, or where it leads them as they pray, connect with God, and find peace and encouragement. Walkers are encouraged to conclude their walk back at Janssen Park for water and snacks. According to Toni Tilotta, event organizer, she was attending church on a Sunday morning, when she heard the pastor include the phrase “faith walk” in the sermon. She repeated the phrase within her mind, then felt a spiritual motivation to create an organized Faith Walk for area residents to take part in for faith and prayer. Multiple area churches have become involved, helping to create this opportunity for anyone who wishes to take part in it. With the event scheduled from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., the amount of time spent walking is up to each walker, again with this not being a competition, but organized to be an opportunity. Upon returning to the park, participants will have the opportunity to visit with other participants, pray together, or just have a snack and enjoy the live music in the park. Church officials will also be available for anyone who would like to be prayed with or prayed for. For those who aren’t able to be at the park as early as 8:00 a.m., they are still encouraged to join in as they can, taking part in the Faith Walk at their convenience, and rejoining the participants in the park as the conclude their path. For those seeking areas to pray for, there is a continual need for prayers for leaders, elections, our youth, our communities, our schools, the world, and so much more. This Faith Walk can also be an opportunity be grateful for all the blessings that fill our lives. Registration will take place beginning at 7:30 a.m. on site at Janssen Park for this free event. The awards for this walk will be the blessings each walker will experience during their Faith Walk through peace, comfort, encouragement, enlightenment, and strength. For more information, call 479-243-8459. Rain is not expected to cancel or postpone this event.

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The New Work Requirement for Arkansas Works

June 6, 2018

GOVERNOR HUTCHISON

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s many of you know, we’ve wanted to establish a work requirement in Arkansas Works for a long time. We were unable to garner support for this reform under the previous administration in Washington, but the Trump Administration is encouraging states to pursue this important innovation. As a result, we secured federal approval in March, and today, Arkansas has become the first state in the nation to implement a Medicaid work requirement. Under this new requirement, certain able-bodied working-age adults in Arkansas Works will be required to work, train, volunteer, or go to school at least 80 hours a month in exchange for Medicaid benefits. To put it another way, Arkansas is requiring participants in its Medicaid program to engage in their communities and enjoy the satisfaction of self-sufficiency, while linking them to the work that will help them pursue their independence. Those who fail to meet the minimum 80 hours per month for three months in a calendar year will lose Medicaid coverage for the rest of that year. We hope affected individuals will take the steps necessary to keep their coverage, and the Department of Human Services and the Department of Workforce Services are working hard to inform enrollees of the new requirement. I have often said that Arkansans understand the dignity of work, and I believe that. One of the core objectives of the Medicaid program is to help individuals achieve independence. The ability to work full-time is fundamental to self-sufficiency. A healthy, well-trained workforce will attract greater investment in Arkansas and help sustain longterm growth. With our historically strong state economy, now is the right time to prepare these individuals for full-time, year-round work. A fundamental goal of the work requirement is to help people escape from poverty. Even at minimum wage, a person who works full-time for a full year will earn his way above the federally established poverty level. With this development, Arkansas has become a national leader in rethinking the delivery of public assistance. Although Arkansas’ work requirement is one of the most stringent in the nation, it is not designed to be punitive, but to better serve the needs of Arkansans by creating incentives for individuals to take steps toward financial independence. The requirement to work presents an opportunity to learn new skills, broaden horizons, overcome current challenges, experience the dignity of work, build for the future, and give back to the community. The benefit of work is far greater than earning a paycheck. Work has a positive influence on an individual’s physical health, mental health, and general well-being. People who work are healthier and live longer. People in Arkansas want to work, but they may be hampered by inadequate training and opportunities. A work requirement is designed to increase opportunity, and as I said, the purpose is not punitive. With the new waiver, Medicaid coverage for adults in Arkansas is more than just access to medical services. It offers a path out of poverty and a path to the dignity of self-sufficiency and achievement.

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Milton Martin Harned, age 87, of Mena, Arkansas passed away May 25, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. Milton was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on September 3, 1930 to the late Walter Thomas Harned and the late Jewell Miller Harned. He worked as a Machinist for many years. He loved NASCAR and greatly enjoyed good music. Some of his favorites were Elvis, Johnny Cash and Marty Robbins. Milton was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be dearly missed by all. He is survived by wife Lillian Harned; Daughters Peggy Sue Parkinson of California, Judy Gail Sickler and husband Brien Sickler of Mena, Arkansas; Grandchildren Jennifer Norman and husband Sam, Michelle Block, Paula Gerhart and husband Mark, Christina Randall and husband Jason; Great-Grandchildren Devyn, Vivian, Geneva, Ila, Zackery and Jacob. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Jewell Harned and son Milton Martin Harned, Jr. Funeral Services will be Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

DOROTHY SMITH WOMACK Dorothy Smith Womack age 86 passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on December 15, 1931 to the late Cullis and Ada Humphreys. Dorothy was married to the late Gene Smith on December 20, 1949. She was a member of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Cove, Arkansas. Dorothy was a loving and thoughtful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great- grandmother, sister, and friend to all. She is survived by her Son Ron Smith and wife Marvetta; Daughter Tonya Sharp and husband Don; Grandchildren Brock Whittington and wife Jaime, Bethany Nichols and husband Tony, Casey Smith, Nakia Bennett. Great-Grandchildren Jaden, Josie, Jake, Randi, and Taylor. Great-great-Grandchild Kurtus. Sister June Lee. Several nieces and nephews. Dorothy’s special friends at Peachtree. Special thanks to Peachtree and Hospice Staff. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gene Smith and sister, Wanda Johnson. Graveside services were held at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.with Brother Randy Keiss officiating under the

Bill Walker, Paul Stark and Taylor Nichols. In lieu of flowers donate to favorite charity.

HERMAN GLENN BITTLE Herman Glenn Bittle age 69 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Herman was born on August 28, 1948 to Guy and Hazel Carr Bittle in Heber Springs, Arkansas. Glenn was a member of the Church of Christ and served his country in the United States Army. He also drove a truck for 38 years. Glenn and his wife Vicki were married on December 3, 1977 in Mena, Arkansas. Above all Glenn loved God and his family. He was a loving and thoughtful husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, and friend to all. He is survived by his wife Vicki Bittle of Mena, Arkansas Daughters Emily Bevill and husband Matt of Mena, Arkansas; Amy Alvis and husband Calvin of Mena, Arkansas. Grand-daughter August Alvis of Mena, Arkansas. Brother Howard Lee and wife Merel of Ft. Worth, Texas. Sister Joyce Holman of Ada, Oklahoma. Sisters-in-law Rice and husband Cliff of Lubbock, Texas; Beverly Bruster of Mena, Arkansas. Brother-in-law Roger Bruster and wife Leianna of Mena, Arkansas. Many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Hazel Bittle father-in-law and motherin-law, Hollie and Jewel Bruster, brother-in-law Dale Holeman, nephew Jeffery Holeman,and his grandparents and many aunts and uncle. Mr. Bittle was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. A memorial service will be held June 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Church of Christ, Hwy. 71 South, Mena, Arkansas.

BETHEL HICKS Bethel Hicks, age 100 of Sims, Arkansas and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 2, 2018. She was born January 12, 1918 to the late Thomas Houston Hicks and the late Melvina Willhite Hicks. She was a teacher by profession. Mrs. Hicks was the caretaker of the family. It made her happy to make sure others had what they needed even if it meant her doing without. She loved her family and church, being a member of the Pine Ridge Union Church. In the past, when she was able, she would prepare Sunday dinner for the preacher. She didn’t have any children or grandchildren of her own but was considered mother and grandmother to many. Mrs. Hicks

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She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Melvina Hicks and her brothers and sisters Dora Howard, Kirby Hicks, George Hicks, Leona McBride, Gilbert Hicks, Wesley Hicks, Grace Chambers, Wilford Hicks, Glen Hicks and Clifford Hicks. Funeral service were Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pine Ridge Union Church with Brother Randy Deramus officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Ridge Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation was Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. before the service at the Pine Ridge Union Church. Pallbearers will be Travis Quinn, Derek Quinn, Colton Milam, Clayton Milam, Rodney Milam and Marty Taylor.

CAROLYN ANN COPELIN

Carolyn Ann Copelin age 62 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 in Mena. Carolyn was born May 01, 1956 in Ink, Arkansas to the late Ralph A. Holland and the late Lois Barton Holland. She was married to Stephen P. Copelin for forty-six happy years. Carolyn attended First Assembly of God Church. She worked for Louise Durham cafeteria for 37 years and was a wonderful cook and cake designer. Carolyn loved and enjoyed going camping and fishing with husband Steve. Above all she loved and treasured her family, more than herself. She was a loving wife, grandmother, sister, and friend to all who knew her. She is survived by her husband Stephen P. Copelin of Mena, Arkansas; Adopted son Hayden Copelin of Mena, Arkansas; GrandchildColton Copelin of Hot Springs, Arkansas; Brother Jack Holland of Mena, Arkansas; close friends Thacker, Debbie Jeffcoat and Jo Williams. She was preceded in death by her son Timothy P. Copelin, and her parents, Ralph and Lois Holland, and an infant brother, Owen Holland. Funeral services were Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church. Interment followed in the Concord Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Family and friend’s visitation was Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood. Pallbearers will be Chuck Rand, Larry Rogers, Ronnie Spoon, Ken Hafferty, Mike Shaddon, London Copelin, Bobby Copelin and Justin Hensley. Honorary pallbearer will be Charles “Smitty” Smith.

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8 June 6, 2018 OBITUARIES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 KENT SHRADER Kent Shrader age 67 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Baylor Medical Center, in Dallas Texas. Kent was born in Mena, Arkansas on March 7, 1951 to the late Addis H. Shrader and the late Clarica Plevan Norris Shrader. He was happily married to Dixie Southern Shrader for 42 years. He retired from Mena Wal-Mart in 2016 after 20 years and was a lifetime cattle rancher. Kent loved outdoor hobbies such as fishing and hunting with family and friends. He took pride in helping several people kill their first deer, turkey, squirrel, or hook their first fish. Above all he loved his family and grandchildren deeply. He was a thoughtful and loving husband, father, Poppy, brother, uncle and friend to all. He is survived by his wife Dixie Shrader of Mena, Arkansas. Daughters Katrina Evans and husband David of Van Buren, Arkansas; Kendra Myers and husband Justin of Mena, Arkansas. Grandchildren Chisum Myers and Addis Myers. Brother Brent Shrader and wife Becky of Mena, Arkansas. Sister Regina Walker of Mena, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents Addis and Clarica Shrader, brothers Bobby Joe Norris and Rodney O. Norris, brother-inlaw Larry D. Walker and sister-in-law Kathy Shrader. Funeral service will be Friday, June 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell and Brother Deno Weingarten officiating. Interment will follow at the Mollie Gann Cemetery in Potter, Arkansas with military honors under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Family and friend’s visitation will be Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Beasley-Wood from 6:008:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to any veteran’s organization or the charity of one’s choice. Pallbearers are Bill Wetherington, Burt Nichols, Phillip Hatley, Dean Terrell, Tony Lambert, Steve Golden, Mike Jackson, Sr., and Dennis Rowe. Honorary pallbearers are Joe Murphy, Gary Boone, Dr. Richard Calleton, Shone Rose and Johnny Seavers. ARTHUR MORRIS GUNN Arthur Morris Gunn age 59 of Ola passed away May 31, 2018 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.

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He was born October 8, 1958 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late James & Georgia Hood Gunn. He was active in Paws & Claws. He had a lifelong passion for rescuing all kinds of animals. He collected and loved antiques. Arthur loved to hunt, fish, his 1969 pickup truck “Baby” and watching Gunsmoke. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, Mike Irwin; nephew, Jessie Terry; great nephew, Nicholas Fulgium. Survivors include his spouse, Dan Gibson; seven siblings; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, friends and pets. Memorial service will be 12 noon Friday, June 8, 2018 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove Arkansas. In lieu of flowers the family would like memorials to be made to your local Animal Recue in his name. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

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Crystal Seigrist of Vandervoort, Arkansas, is the proud mother of a baby girl born on May 28th. Shantella Paniagua-Kelsay of Mena, Arkansas, is the proud mother of a baby boy born on June 1st.


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olly Harshman Elementary at 1000 Geyer Drive, Mena, AR is participating in the DHS CACFP Food Program. Snacks and meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the site and times as follows: •Breakfast: 7:45-8:30 •Lunch: 11:30-12:15 These will be provided at the Holly Harshman Elementary Cafeteria Monday – Thursday June 11-14, 2018 and June 18-21, 2018. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination ComplaintForm (AD-3027), found online at tp://www.ascr.usda. gov/compalint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit by mail: US Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410. Fax: (202) 690-7442 or Email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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he Al and Diann Gathright Endowment Grant was recently completed and endowed to the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Foundation by a donation from Al and Diann Gathright. The purpose of the endowment is to provide support the UA Rich Mountain Foundation Development Fund, help secure additional funding through grants or other means, enhance facilities, and support ongoing needs, programs, and services that are consistent with the mission of the College. Al and Diann Gathright served the schools of Polk County from 1978-2010 in a variety of capacities. Since his retirement as high school principal of Mena High School in 2002, Al has served his community by working on trails and the improvement of Lake Ouachita in Montgomery County. He is also a board member for the Black Bass Coalition and Healthy Connections, Inc. Diann has served as an administrative team member for Dequeen-Mena Educational Cooperative, Rich Mountain Community College, and as superintendent of Mena Public Schools. She has also worked for Arkansas School Boards Association and led a leadership program sponsored by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation – ScholAR. She continues to work in the education-related professional development arena. For more information about the Foundation scholarships and giving opportunities contact: Tammy Young, Director of Development and Community Relations at (479) 394-7622, x. 1220 ortyoung@uarichmountain.edu or foundation@uarichmountain.edu.

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THURSDAY – 5/7/18 • 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. • 10:30 a.m. – Gator & Friends will be performing at The Mena Senior Center. • 11:30 a.m. – Rotary Club of Mena/Polk County meets at Papa’s Mexican Café. Contact Sue Cavner at 234-5844 or Linda Rowe at 234-2575 for more info. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - The Cove Branch of the Polk County Library is open. • 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 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. 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 – 5/8/18 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 12:00 p.m. – The Lions Meetings are held in the Lions Club House on Highway 71 South. • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Fibers Arts Group meets at Mena Art Gallery.

• 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. SATURDAY – 5/9/18 • 7:00 a.m. – Farmers Market at the Mena Depot on Sherwood. • 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ONE DAY Vacation Bible School at the Big Fork Community Center hosted by Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church for ages 4 and up. • 10:00 a.m. Walston Family Reunion in Shady, AR. Potluck meal to be served. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Children’s Art Class at the Mena Art Gallery, for children ages 10 & up, including adults. Cost is $3. Call 479-394-3880 to reserve spot. • 12:00 p.m. – Ouachita Amateur Radio Association monthly meeting at the Limetree. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. • 7:00 p.m. – Holly Grove Church in Grannis will have Gospel Music. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71 S., Mena. 479-243-0297 or 479-216-4606. SUNDAY – 5/10/18 • 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. • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. – Polk County Rodeo Royalty contestant’s information and signup meeting at the Polk County Fair Office. Contact Phyllis Caldwell for more information at 479-2436212. • 5:00 p.m. – United Methodist Youth Group at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. MONDAY – 5/11/18 • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. • 1:30 p.m. – Polk County Genealogical Society will meet at the Polk County Library. • 3:00 p.m. – The Airport Commission’s meeting will be held at the UA-Rich Mountain Boardroom in the Spencer Building, 1100 College Drive.

• 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. • 6:00 p.m. – Democratic Party of Polk County meets at Papa’s Mexican Café. Anyone interested is welcome. You do not have to be a member. • 6:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America Troop 92 meets at First United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. • 7:00 p.m. – Mena Elks Lodge meeting. All Elks are invited to attend. • 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Meadow Chapter #22 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at the Mountain Meadow Masonic Lodge Hall in Hatfield. TUESDAY – 5/12/18 • 7:00 a.m. – Farmers Market at the Mena Depot on Sherwood. • 8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardner Community Men’s Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The written portion of the drivers test will be given at the Morrow Street Housing Authority, and the driving portion of the test will be given as long as road conditions are optimal. • 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. • 6:00 p.m. – Home Front Warriors CMA Chapter 377 Bible Study at the Limetree Restaurant. Public is invited. • 6 – 8 p.m. – Country and Gospel music is played at the Polk County Housing Authority Community Room. • 6:00 p.m. – American Legion Post 18 potluck dinner, at Veteran’s Park in Acorn, with

meeting to follow at 7 p.m. • 6:30 p.m. – Shady Fire and Rescue District 10 will meet at the Shady Community Center. • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Bluegrass music at Morrow Street Housing Authority Community Room. • 7:00 p.m. – The Dallas Valley R.V.F.D. will meet for training at the Firehouse. • 7:00 p.m. – The Acorn Fire and Rescue will meet at the Fire Department. • 7:00 p.m. – The Wickes V.F.W. Post #10484 will meet at the Wickes Community Center. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First United Methodist Church, 9th & Port Arthur. 479-234-2887 or 479-234-3043. WEDNESDAY – 5/13/18 • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Polk County Library free summer reading program continues with a presentation of different music styles by Gaye Fountain, Christopher Whisenant, and the Ouachita Strings. • 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. • 12:00 p.m. – Quality of Life Outreach meeting at Lavilla Restaurant. • 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. – 6:30 p.m. – The Mena First United Methodist Church Kidz will meet. • 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – The Southside Church of God Warriors for Christ will meet. • 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 479-243-0297.

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Scammers Use Fake Sweepstakes to Steal Cash ny prize that requires a processing fee or personal financial information is a scam. Con artists are Atrying to convince Arkansans that they have won a sweepstakes or lottery but in order to get the

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prize, they must pay a fee or fill out a form to provide banking information for the scammer to “deposit the money.” “A legitimate prize should never cost a consumer money,” said Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “Consumers need to be cautious when receiving unsolicited phone calls or emails. Arkansans work hard for their money and these criminals continue to plot to find ways to steal it. We should all remain vigilant in protecting our money and privacy.” Attorney General Rutledge released the following tips to help consumers spot one of these scams: • Consumers should not try to collect winnings from a sweepstakes they do not remember entering. • Never give out personal financial information. • Do not pay money up front in an attempt to claim a prize. • Always remember, if it looks or seems too good to be true, it most likely is. • Scammers often use the name of legitimate businesses, like Publishers Clearinghouse, or a similar name to trick consumers into turning over their information. Consumers should ignore all unsolicited sweepstakes prizes and immediately contact the Attorney General’s Office to report the call or email. When money is wired, especially to a foreign country, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to get it returned. For more information and tips to avoid scams and other consumer-related issues, contact the Arkansas Attorney General’s office at (800) 482-8982 or consumer@arkansasag.govor visit ArkansasAG.gov or facebook.com/AGLeslieRutledge.

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UA Rich Mountain Student Shares Success Story

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The old adage, “You are never too old to learn”, is a familiar one for many students at a community college. The mission of the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain serves the needs of students of all ages and backgrounds by providing learning opportunities that enrich their quality of life. One such student, Beverly Siegfried recently shared her experience and how it affected her life in a positive way. “Thank you for this wonderful college that we have in Mena. I am close to being finished here and wanted to tell you how amazing this school is. I have enjoyed every class I have taken and each professor has been wonderful. The young people who attend here are very accepting and bright, I see great things in their future. The biggest surprise is how I see the world now. I never expected to see things so differently at my advanced age. I now read books differently and look at movies, art, and nature in a much more informed way. Being able to see things differently is quite surprising to me as I can’t even look at a rock without trying to figure its history. I started attending Rich Mountain when my daughter decided to work toward a teaching degree here. It was something I always wanted to do, but was not sure at my age if I could do it. I cannot believe how accommodating the teachers have been. I love this school and think all older people should try it. I never believed I could be as successful in my studies as I have been. I have had a great fear of math since high school and still managed to get an ‘A” in College Algebra, after that I felt like I could conquer the world. I would never have done that well without Marsha Jenkins and the staff in TRiO Student Support Services. All of the personnel in Student Support Services are amazing and I spend as much time there as possible. I have not met one employee of this College that has been anything but kind, encouraging, and helpful. UA Rich Mountain is a gem! I am looking forward to transferring to another college in the spring to get a B.A. Because of the education I have received, I am ready!” remarked Siegfried. For more information about the UA Rich Mountain programs and how to get started on your educational journey, contact: Office of Admissions at (479) 3947622 or admissions@uarichmountain.edu and TRiO Educational Opportunity Center at Mena, Waldron (479) 637-5502 or Mount Ida (870) 867-5264 locations.

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Polk County Receives Unpaved Roads Grant Award G

overnor Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Executive Director Mike Preston, AEDC VP Operations Amy Fecher and AEDC Division of Rural Services Director Alex Johnston presented $331,179.00 to 7 Arkansas counties at an awards ceremony on May 24th, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. The counties were selected for funding through the fiscal year 2018 Arkansas Unpaved Roads Grant Program. In attendance were representatives receiving an Arkansas Unpaved Roads Grant Program award on behalf of Polk County. Polk County received $20,686.00 in matching funds for the replacement of a concrete bridge which crosses Mack's Creek, a major tributary to Board Camp Creek, which flows directly into the Ouachita River. The Division of Rural Services works in partnership with the Arkansas Rural Development Commission to administer the Unpaved Roads Program. Created by Act 898 of the 90th General Assembly, the purpose of the Unpaved Roads Program is to create a better unpaved county road system with a reduced negative environmental impact on priority water resources in Arkansas. The Program focuses on best management practices that reduce the impact of sediment and road runoff to streams, rivers, and drinking water supplies while reducing long term unpaved county road maintenance costs. Public entities that own and maintain public roads in Arkansas that are open to public vehicle travel at least eight consecutive weeks a year are eligible to apply for grants for program funding. For more information about the Division of Rural Services and their grant programs contact Rural Services at 1-888-RURAL-AR. Pictured from left to right are: Amy Fecher, AEDC Executive Vice President of Operations, Mike Preston, AEDC Executive Director, Judge Brandon Ellison, Polk County Judge, Governor Asa Hutchinson, Lynn Hawkins, ARDC Chairman, Elizabeth Walker, ARDC Commissioner.

Local School Honor Rolls In next week’s edition of “The Pulse,” we will have the honor roll lists for Cossatot River School District and Ouachita River School District.

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SHERIFF’S LOG The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of May 28, 2018 – June 3, 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. May 28, 2018 Report from complainant on Polk 22 near Cove of possible harassment via the phone. Investigation continues. May 29, 2018 Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Jennifer K. Pierce, 36, on Charges of Possession of Meth/Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a Warrant for Child Support. May 30, 2018

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Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Potter led to the arrest of Lori-Ann Barber, 43, of Hatfield, on Charges of DWI and Defective Equipment. May 31, 2018 Report from complainant on Highway 8 West near Mena of a family member that had possibly been scammed. Investigation continues. Report of a disturbance on Highway 71 South near Mena. Deputy responded. Report from complainant on Polk 199 near Cherry Hill of fraudulent activity regarding a phone account, totaling losses at $2,500.00. Investigation continues. Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Leslie N. Gillaspy, 40, of Wickes, on a Warrant for Theft by Receiving. Arrested was Billie C. Jennings, 57, of Mena, on a Warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Meth/Cocaine. June 1, 2018 Report from complainant on Polk 659 near Board Camp of damage done to a vehicle. Investigation continues. Arrested by an officer with the U.S.

Forest Service was Domingo P. Perez, 29, of Pine Bluff, on a Parole Hold. Arrested was Stetson Bissell, 22, of Mena, on a Warrant for Battery 3rd Degree. June 2, 2018 Arrested was Daniel R. Parnell, 40, of Gillham, on Warrants for Probation Violation and Failure to Comply with a Court Order. June 3, 2018 Report of suspicious behavior led to a 17-year-old male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. Report from complainant on Gaze Lane near Cherry Hill of unauthorized person(s) on their property. Investigation continues. Arrested was Gary D. McLellan, 36, of Hatfield, on a Warrant for Harassing Communications. Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked four vehicle accidents this week. Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 24 Incarcerated Inmates, with 9 Inmates currently on the Waiting

List for a State Facility. Mena Police Department Reports for weeks of May 27, 2018 through June 2, 2018 follows: May 27, 2018 Cheryl Smith, 28, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant . May 28, 2018 Zachary Watts, 24, and Britney Watts, 20, both of Mena were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after officers responded to a call of a verbal dispute at a local store. Gray Lynn Berg, 59, of Mena was charged with public intoxication after officers were called to a local neighborhood. May 29, 2018 Report was made regarding an attempt by unknown persons to gain entry to the back of a local business. Entry was not made. Case is pending. May 30, 2018 John Howard, 54, of Mena was charged with criminal trespass after a call to a local residence. May 31, 2018 Officers traveled to Sebastian County and brought Ashley Nicole Laughter-King, 28, of Mena to the Polk County jail on outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines and court costs. June 1, 2018 Neisha Fay Wikel, 25, of Cove was arrested on five outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines and court costs. June 2, 2018 Jamie Odom, 25, of Mena was charged with theft of property and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers were dispatched to a local apartment complex. A 32-year-old Mena man lost control of his bicycle on a steep downhill grade on a local street. He eventually crashed onto the pavement with several injuries to his head. A motorist saw the wreck and notified dispatch. When officers arrived, the man was unconscious. He was taken by ambulance to the local hospital, stabilized, and then air lifted to a hospital in Hot Springs.


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park and is responsible for auditing invoices, posting and reconciling cash receipt reports, preparing bank deposits, and compiling information for various reports. Full benefit package included. Qualifications: The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus, four years of experience in accounting, personnel administration, payroll, or a related field, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. EOE/ AA/ADA. www.arstatejobs.com Job opening at the Salvation Army Family Store of Assistant Manager in Mena, AR. Applications will not be available to pick up until Friday the 8th of June and we will close this Job Opening on the 15th, so all applications must be turned in by the 15th no exceptions. Full job description will be included in the application packet.

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2018

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2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71

MSRP MSRP

$48,140

Gentry Dscnt -5,165 Gentry Dscnt -5,165 Consumer cash -1,000 Consumer cash -1,000 GMF DPA -1,000 GMF DPA -1,000 Increment/Cash -2,000 Increment/Cash -2,000 Bonus Cash -2,000 Bonus Cash -2,000 ___________ ____________

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$51,335

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Cheverolet Silverad o 1500 Double Cab Std Box 4WD LT

$44,760

4WD LT

Gentry Dscnt -5,507 MSRP $26,775 Consumer cash -1,000 Gentry Dscnt -$1,255 GMF DPA -1,000

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$5655 off MSRP

Stand alone rebat -$4,400

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

Gentry Price:

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$21,120

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GMF DPA -1,000 GMF DPA -1,000 Increment/Cash -3,000 Increment/Cash -3,000 Bonus Cash -2,000 Bonus Cash -2,000 ____________ ____________

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$12,280 $12,280 Off MSRP Must take delivery Off MSRP by 6-11-18

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Gentry Dscnt -$4,548

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2018

Must finance w/ 1500 1500 GMF $49,450 $49,450

MSRP MSRP

$54,273

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

2018 Chevy Cruze Hatchback

Gentry Dscnt Dscnt -5,155 Gentry -5,155 Consumer cash -1,000 Consumer cash -1,000 GMF DPA DPA -1,000 GMF -1,000

Increment/Cash Increment/Cash -3,000 -3,000 Bonus Cash Cash -2,000 Bonus -2,000 ____________ ____________

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$37,295

$12,155 Off MSRP

P7480 P7480 * must finance with GMF

2018

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Cheverolet Silverad o 1500 Double Cab Std Box $44,760 4WD LT

$5467 off MSRP

4WD LT

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Gentry Price:

Increment/Cash -2,000 Bonus Cash Must -2,000take delivery ____________

by 6-11-18

$33,253

$11,507 Off MSRP

$20,368

P7381 * must finance with GMF

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