March 14, 2018
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Mena’s Chamber and A & P Commission Join Forces BY ERICA MELTON • email@example.com On Wednesday, March 7 th, the marketing contract between the Mena Polk County Chamber of Commerce and the Mena Advertising an romotion ommi ion wa finali e . The previous Marketing Director, Donnie Crain, vacated his position as of January 1, 2018, and the position has been empty. Since Mr. Crain put in his notice last fall, A&P has been trying to fin a re la ement. ter bmitting a ro o al the hamber wa CONTINUED ON PAGE 3
Polk County 4 - H Benefit Exceeds $10,000 BY SHANE HAARMEYER • firstname.lastname@example.org At over 250 members strong, and a core group of volunteers, alway willing to hel it really no won er why the benefit whi h took place on March 3rd was such a success. When asked why they decided to take this avenue for raising money Carla Vaught ai n the a t we ha e ol oin ettia an m m b t re ent ly involvement and sales have been somewhat stagnant.” The team as a whole knew that a change was needed, and a change is CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
BY ERICA MELTON • [PHOTO COURTESY OF ERICA MELTON PHOTOGRAPHY] On March 8th, Little Rock Air Force Base conducted a training mission at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport. The training mission consisted of three C-130 aircrafts, with six people on each craft. The planes arrived around 4:30 p.m. and conducted tactical approaches for about an hour. After sunset t e ent c ut r re neu ers in t e d r it irfield lig ting e tinguis ed Fred Ogden, the manager of the airport, told the Pulse, that Air Force personnel prefers conducting tr ining in en ec use t e find t e terr in interesting nd t ere s n c ntr l t FULL STORY ON PAGE 5
Mena Kicks Off Walk Across Polk County
BY SHANE HAARMEYER • email@example.com County Extension employee Bridgett Martin has been very busy lately, unfortunately she doesn’t get to apply all of that work to total in the Walk Across Polk County competition initiative. If so she would more than likely win, hands down. Of course Bridgett will be the fir t one to tell yo that witho t the oo eration rom ality o CONTINUED ON PAGE 5
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The 5th Annual Talimena 13.1 Releases Results
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he 5th Annual Talimena 13.1 Run and Relay benefiting Polk County Developmental Center (PCDC) was held on March 10. We had another successful event and are thankful that the rain by-passed us! There were 32 individuals who registered to run the half-marathon distance of 13.1 miles from Janssen Park to Queen Wilhelmina Lodge! Five 13-Person teams registered to do the relay and one 4-Person Team. Results: Overall Winner: Matthew Lamb, Age 35, Bentonville, AR, 1:43.25; 2nd Place Male; Clint Buck, Age 19, Mena, AR, 1:59.18; 3rd Place Male Philip Lance, Age 42, Mena, AR, 1:59.20; 1st Place Female Melissa McGaughey, Age 39, Dallas, TX, 2:01.48; 2nd Place Female: Sara Blickenstaff, Age 39, Springdale, AR, 2:16.31; 3rd Place Female Emily Emerson, Age 32, Mena, AR, 2:19.54; 13-Person Relay: 1st Place, Union Bank of Mena, 1:57.44; 2nd Place, UA Rich Mountain, 2:26.45; 3rd Place, PCDC, 3:38.58; 4th Place, Queen Wilhelmina State Park, 4:09.42; 4-Person Relay: Ouachita Wellness and Sports Center, 2:26.46; Winners by Age Group: Female: Age 19-under 1. Angelina Moe, 14, Mena, AR, 3:19.14; 2. Christianna Moe, 14, Mena, AR, 3:21.18; Age 25-29: Elizabeth Redemann, 29, Dallas, TX, 2:39.44; Age 30-34: 1. Emily Emerson, 32, Mena, AR, 2:19.54; 2. Nikki Eagle Road, 30, Tulsa, OK, 3:30.38; Age 35-39: 1. Melissa McGaughey, 39, Dallas, TX, 2:01.48; 2. Sara Blickenstaff, 39, Springdale, AR, 2:16.31; Age 40-44: Michelle Bellomo, 40, Mena, AR, 3:07.42; Age 45-49: Phyllis Bell, 48, Mena, AR, 3:07.42; Age 55-59: 1. Jasmine Watkins, 58,Telephone, TX, 2:57.45; 2. Teresa Eagle Road, 57, Talihina, OK, 3:21.18; Age 65-69:1. Tina Bentley, 67, Mena, AR, 2:38.32; 2. Lynda Roady, 66, Valliant, OK, 2:50.40; Male: Age 19-under: Clint Buck, 19, Mena, AR, 1:59.18; Age 20-24: Jonah Tull, 22, Waco, TX, 2:22.43; Age 25-29; Billy Eagle Road, 28, Durant, OK, 3:04.20; Age 3539: 1. Matthew Lamb, 35, Bentonville, AR, 1:43.25; 2. Aaron McLellan, 38, Mena, AR, 2:14.54; 3. Shawn Blickenstaff, 36, Springdale, AR, 2:26.21; Age 40-44: Phillip Lance, 42, Mena, AR, 1:59.20; Age 45-49; Malcolm Moe, 49, Mena, AR, 2:14.10; Age 50-54: Ed Williams, 52, Nashville, AR, 2:45.03; Age 55-59: Paul Easter, 57, Camden, AR, 2:49.32; Age 60-64: Earl Rutter, 63, Mena, AR, 2:08.36; Age 65-69: Jeff Teater, 66, Cleburne, TX, 4:15.55; Age 75-79: Chris Biagini, 76, Hot Springs Village, AR, 2:35.44; Age 80-85: Marvin Glenn, 80, Mena, AR, 3:19.13 PCDC would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers and sponsors who helped make this happen, and especially thank you torace co-directors Sandy Tull and Greg Bourns.
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BY SHANE HAARMEYER
ine Crest Cemetery recently held their Annual Meeting. The main purpose of the Annual Meeting is to elect new officers of the parent organization, Pine Crest Gardens, Inc. The 2017 officers were all re-elected for 2018, and include Chris Daniel as President, Joe Bunch as Vice President, Jimmy Rackley as Secretary, and Moppy Billingsley as Treasurer. Board members include Judith Roberson, Randolph Emerson, Randy Turner, Tim Masters and Wingo Johnson. Pine Crest Cemetery operates on money from cemetery space sales, tax-deductible donations and is maintained yearround. Pine Crest Cemetery receives no tax or public money and all donations are tax-deductible. For information on cemetery spaces or the cemetery, contact any of the officers or board members, or email the cemetery organization at pinecrestmena@ gmail.com.
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interviewed on February 5th. During the interview they discussed how awarding the Chamber with the contract would boost tourism and improve festivals and events currently in place. The Advertising and Promotion Committee selected the Chamber of Commerce unanimously to go ahead with the contract. moving forward, they plan to, among other things, open the Train Depot on a regular basis as a fully functioning visitors center. This has been attempted in the past, and is currently being covered by volunteers. Ashley Smith, the Executive Director of the Mena Polk County Chamber of Commerce, told the Pulse that she’s very excited to move forward with this contract in la e. he thin thi will benefit to ri m in innumerable ways, given the wide array of talent and skills between both the Chamber and the A&P.
BY SHANE HAARMEYER
n the past few weeks, Disabled Veteran Auxiliary Members have been presenting plaq ues to local veterans at assisted living facilities. These plaq ues are placed on the door of each veteran’s room in order to proudly show that the resident is a veteran. On February 23, 2018, DAV Auxiliary Members Linda Spurgin and Carol Burns presented the plaq ues to Mr. Victor Whitman, residing at Mena Manor, and also to Mr. James Kraus, Mr. Billy Walker, and Mr. N ewton Clement, residing at Rich Mountain N ursing and Rehab. On March 7 , 2018, DAV Auxiliary Members Rose McLain and Carl Burns presented plaq ues to Mr. N orman Manson, Mr. Vincent Sanders, Mr. Sampson Ardwin, Mr. Gerald Tunnel, and Mr. Hugh Ladd, all residing at Rich Mountain N ursing and Rehab. Later, they went to Peachtree Assisted Living and presented plaq ues to Mr. Jerry Lewis, and Mr. Herman Jansen.
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exactly what they got. Polk County 4-H relies on grants, donations and fund raising to support the trips and activities that they o er or their member . rom e ent h a the n ian Ta o tion enefit to an oming on ey ba ketball game. These students and volunteers have worked very hard to attain a goal that is nothing short of spectacular. This year the Polk County 4-H is lucky enough to have had six of its members elected to represent Polk County and Arkansas as a whole in Washington. In July Rebecca Cole and Bridgette Magness, of the a hita i er hool i tri t. long with Trayton ohn on hana ohn on a aya loy an ly a il on rom o atot i er hool i tri t will tra el to a hington . . an learn all abo t o r ama ing capitol, visit it’s sites, and learn how our government and agriculturally rich community work hand in hand to make the U nited States of America the great country that it is. These students have worked hard along with support of the others members of Polk County 4-H, and its volunteer, adult leadership, have raised all but $1,000 of the money needed to be able to take the trip. Carla Vaught was adamant about how this is a “ life changing event,” for these youngsters, and about how great it is that they even were chosen. Of the thousands of 4-H members state wide only nineteen were chosen, and six of those 9 were from our county. Members must apply, have a proven, positive record, and be an active member of 4-H to even be considered to go on the trip. o how m h wa rai e at the n ian Ta o tion enefit . That i an ama ing eat an e en more ama ing when yo reali e it wa all t together by ol nteer an member o the ol o nty 4-H that donated their time and efforts for free. As previously stated the group is only one-thousand dollars short of their goal. If you would like to donate or help then give them a call at (47 9 ) 39 4-6018, and see how you could help make a difference today.
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ork-related inj uries occurring on or after July 1, 2018, will fall under Rule 09 9 .41. This rule was a o te to reg late me i ation e ifi ally o ioi in order to reduce potential addictions. At the same time, it’s expected to reduce pharmaceutical costs in workers’ compensation claims. Over the past year, the Commission has gathered re ear h rom the enter or i ea e ontrol an revention, U AMS, and other states with similar rules before launching this rule. The Commission also gathered research from Arkansas, as a similar rule has been in place or tate go ernment em loyee . any mo ifi ation were ma e to the original ra t an the mo ifie er ion was approved by the Arkansas Legislative Council to take effect in July of this year. Currently, Rule 09 9 .41 applies to new inj uries, but the Commission plans to examine existing claims in the future.
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Air Force Training Mission CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE ers. This means it’s up to the pilot and crew to determine where and how to land. The Air Force released its original design for C-130s in 19 51, which means these aircrafts have been in service for over half a century. They lfill a wi e range o o erational missions in both peace and war times, as this aircraft can airdrop up to 42,000 pound loads and land on short airstrips in combat zones. It’s the prime transport for dropping supplies to troops in battle. These aircrafts are also used for natural i a ter relie an firefighting or the . . ore t er i e.
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ie an the many ol nteer thi e ent wo l be im o ible to ll o . When asked what the event entails, Mrs. Martin informed us that “ Walk Across Polk County” is an eight-week event that begins the second week of March and lasts until May 5th. The event consists of teams of two to eight people that are contending to call themselves the most active of all the teams involved. Every individual pays ten dollars and are encouraged to exercise, and keep a record of the time and distances that they walk. Mrs. Martin said that they really are looking to see more family participation, and that the event is for all ages, and all walks of life. There are prizes and awards for performance and placement, but the main purpose behind this event is to encourage a more health conscious and active Polk County. If you would like more information then go visit the Polk County exten ion o fi e an a or ri gett artin or all .
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There are still believers who do not yet understand that the prayer that begins “our father which art in Heaven…” is the model prayer and not the Lord’s Prayer. The prayer to which I refer is recorded in the seventeenth chapter of the Gospel of John. And in that prayer He, the Son of God, prayed for us! No, not by our individual names, but very clearly He prayed for us. While praying for those first believers, He also prayed for us. Hear His words: “Neither pray I for these alone (those first believers) but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word” (John 17:20) That is us! We are those to whom Jesus referred! And in that prayer He prayed four things for us: First, He prayed that the father would “keep” us. “Holy Father, keep them through thine own name those whom Thou has given Me.” (John 17:11) What a joy it is to know that we are kept to God, for God, and by God. We could never, not even the best of us, could even come close. But God can. And He will, because His only begotten Son prayed that He would! Second, He prayed that the Father would “…keep them from the evil,” the word “evil” being a noun, points to Satan himself, who is evil incarnate. The New King James Bible makes it clear about this by translating it in this manner: “…keep them form the evil one” referring clearly to Satan. (17:15) Third, Jesus prayed for our “sanctification:” “Sanctify them through thy Truth, Thy Word is Truth” (17:17). His prayer is that we will grow up in our faith and in our likeness to Him. In Sanctification God removes certain things from our lives and adds certain things to us. He does this all the days of our lives from the moment we met Jesus until we go to be with Him (17:17). And the cleansing, purifying agent for this is the Word of God, the Holy Bible. In order for sanctification to achieve its purpose the believer must be into this Word…no options here. Fourth, He prayed for Oneness in His Body. (17:11, 21, 22) And the oneness He prayed for was not for just one little group of believers, not just for one denomination, but for all who know Him as Lord and Savior. And His prayer was not for the temporary, up and down, in and out, kind of oneness, but it was of the same kind and quality that He and the Father share. When we finally understand how the Son and the Father related then we will understand how we are to relate to each other. “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe in Me through their words, that they may ALL be one, as Thou Father art in Me and I in Thee, that they also may be one in us, that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me.” If the world does not know that God the Father sent Jesus (God the Son) then, according to His prayer one major reason, perhaps THE major reason, is that, though the Body of Christ is One, it is sadly broken into many small pieces. And a broken “church” can never accurately represent a Christ of wholeness. We are one, and it is far past time that we live that oneness! A lost and dying world depends on it. There is no other Savior than this One Whom the Father DID send. Every Christian is a brother or sister to every other Christian. We are one in Christ. “One in Christ.” This is His heart. But is only happens if we ARE IN CHRIST. Many know about Him who do not know Him. They may have UNITY for a while, but they do not have Oneness. Unity is based on agreement on issues; oneness is based on the essence of our being, and that being must be in Christ, not around Him nor just about Him, but In Him. My name is Gene Stacks and I approve of this message. THIS AD PURCHASED BY GENE STACKS
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March 14, 2018
Acorn Elementary Students of the Month
ongratulations to the February Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School. Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance. Special thanks to Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises for providing lunch and games. Front Row: Caden Ryan, 3rd grade, son of Ladell and Amy Ryan; CJ Warner, 3rd grade, son of Jackie Warner; Gracie Sanchez, 2nd grade, daughter of Michael and Cassandra Sanchez; Payson Belcher, 2nd grade, daughter of Danielle & Brandon Knight, and Josh & Monica Belcher; Gavin Taylor, 2nd grade, son of Guy and Danica Taylor; Kylee Ezell, 1st grade, daughter of Mica Ezell; Samuel Strasner, 1st grade, son of Jerry and Misti Strasner; Summer Southwick, Kindergarten, daughter of Mark Southwick & Jolie Fielden; Kylee Parnell, Kindergarten, daughter of Loretta Johnson and Michael Parnell; Annabelle Sprague, Kindergarten, daughter of Travis and Rebecca Sprague. Back Row: Trinity Staggs, 6th grade, daughter of Charley Staggs and Scott Staggs; Cadyn Wade, 6th grade, daughter of Amie Renard; Payton Davis, 6th grade, son of Tara Simeton and Matt Davis; Tara Hart, 5th grade, daughter of Randall and Dana Hart; Sydney Holliday, 5th grade, daughter of Ricky and Amanda Holliday; Tazanna Haggard, 4th grade, daughter of Keith and Vada Haggard; Daniel Clark, 4th grade, son of John and Jessica Bard; Ty Kesterson, 4th grade, son of Travis and Tina Kesterson.
ORSD Installs Water Bottle Filling Station O
uachita River School District was awarded a grant in the amount of $1,822.60 from Innovative Solutions for Educational Partnerships (ISEP) to purchase two water bottle filling stations. One in the high school hallway and one installed in the gym. The filling stations have been a huge success on our campus. Acorn senior Faith Hill is pictured filling her bottle.
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March 14, 2018
Heavener Offense Erupts Versus Tigers
BY EASTON LEONARD
a s t Tu e s d a y , M a r c h 6 t h , t h e A c o r n Ti g e r s b a s e b a l l t e a m h o s t e d t h e H e a v e n e r W o l v e s f o r t h e i r s e a s o n a n d h o m e o p e n e r . N u m b e r t e n , W a r r e n , s t a r t e d t h e g a m e o n t h e m o u n d f o r t h e Ti g e r s . A c o r n w e n t o n t o a l l o w f o u r r u n s i n t h e o p e n i n g i n n i n g , a f t e r a f e w w a l k s , e r r o r s , a n d h i t s . H o w e v e r , in the bottom half of the first, the Tigers answered after a leadoff walk and an error by the Wolves. Acorn added on one run of their own in the first, to make the score 4-1, after one comp le te in n in g . Je r e m i a h S w i n t m o v e d t o t h e m o u n d f o r t h e Ti g e r s t o s t a r t t h e s e c o n d i n n i n g . A f t e r a l e a d o f f h i t b y p i t c h , a d o u b l e t o l e f t c e n t e r , a s i n g l e i n t o c e n t e r , a b a l k , a n d a n o t h e r s i n g l e t o c e n t e r , Swint allowed ust two runs in the top of the second, to make the score 6-1. After a leadoff hit by pitch, a walk to follow, and then a y ball to center that wasn t caught, the Tigers added one more run in the bottom of the second, to make the score 6-2, after two co m p l e t e i n n i n g s o f p l a y . Th e W o l v e s o f f e n s e r e a l l y s e e m e d t o e r u p t i n t h e t o p o f t h e t h i r d , a s H e a v e n e r a d d e d o n s e v e n m o r e r u n s . A g a i n , i n t h e b o t t o m h a l f o f t h e t h i r d t h e Ti g e r s a n s w e r e d , s c o r i n g t w o runs of their own, to make the score 13-4, after three innings. A u s t i n H a r t i n c a m e i n t o p i t c h f o r t h e Ti g e r s i n t h e t o p o f t h e f o u r t h . H a r t i n l o a d e d t h e b a s e s , b u t w a s a b le to r e c o r d tw o o u ts , b e fo r e H e a v e n e r s c o r e d th r e e r u n s . D o w n b y twelve, in the bottom of the fourth, Acorn knocked in two more runs, to make the score 16-4, a fte r fo u r c o m p le te . In the fifth and final inning of the ballgame, the Tigers allowed Heavener to score seven runs into the top of the fifth, and were unable to score in the bottom half, to make the final score 23-6, in favor of the Heavener Wolves. Congratulations to Healthy Connections for being nominated as Non O n F r i d a y , M a r c h 9 t h , t h e Ti g e r s t r a v e l e d t o C o s s a t o t R i v e r a n d w e r e s h u t o u t b y t h e Proot Entity Of The Year in the 30th Annual Arkansas Business Eagles, 17-0. This week, on Monday, March 12th, the Tigers traveled to Caddo Hills, and will host Magazine, Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. We are so proud that Hartford on Friday, March 16th. Healthy Connections is a member of our community. We invite you to A l s o l a s t w e e k , t h e A c o r n L a d y Ti g e r s s o f t b a l l t e a m c o m p e t e d i n t h e P o y e n To u r n a m e n t . In their first game, the Lady Tigers tied with Mount Ida 8-8, but went on to defeat Magnet celebrate with us, their achievement as a onalist in the awards. Cove 8-2, on Thursday. Th i s w e e k , t h e L a d y Ti g e r s h o s t e d C u t t e r M o r n i n g S t a r o n M o n d a y , a n d w i l l c o m p e t e i n t h e D M A C To u r n a m e n t t h i s F r i d a y t h r o u g h S a t u r d a y .
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January 6, 2016
Acorn Archery Competes At State A
c o rn A rc h e ry c o m p e te d a t th e S ta te N A S P to u rn a m e n t o n Saturday, March 3rd. The team placed 7th to bec o m e N a tio n a ls ualified. Brody W e b b p la c e d 2nd with a score of 291, and earned 32,000 in s c h o la r s h ip s .
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March 14, 2018
Bearcats Struggle At Fouke
BY EASTON LEONARD
ast Friday, March 9th, the Mena Bearcats (0-3) baseball team traveled south to Fouke (2-3), to take on the Panthers. Mena allowed six runs combined in the first two innings, before scoring their first run of the game in the top of the third. From then on out, the Bearcats were outscored 6-1, to fall short by t e n , 1 2 -2 . A l so l a st w e e k, o n M o n d a y , t h e B e a r ca t s h o st e d G e n o a C e n t r a l , a n d w e r e d e f e a t e d b y t h e D r a g o n s 1 4 -4 . Th i s w e e k, o n M o n d a y , M a r ch 1 2 t h , M e n a h o st e d P r e sco t t . O n Th u r sd a y , t h e B e a r ca t s w i l l h o st Horatio, and on Friday, Mena will host the in-county Cossatot River Eagles.
Ladycats Drop Close One To Fouke
BY EASTON LEONARD
he Mena Ladycats (0-5) softball team hosted the Fouke Lady Panthers last Friday, March 9 th . Fouke scored an early run in the first inning, and added on three more in the top of the third. The L a d yca t s w e r e q u i ck t o a n sw e r i n t h e b o t t o m o f t h e f o u r t h , sco r i n g a r u n o f t h e i r o w n , t o m a ke t h e sore 4-1. Attempting a comeback, Mena added on another two runs in the bottom of the fifth, to narrow the Lady Panthers lead down to one, 4-3. However, in the top of the seventh, Fouke drove in one more run, while holding the Ladycats scoreless, to make the final score 5-3, in favor of the L a d y P a n t h e r s. O n M o n d a y o f l a st w e e k, M a r ch 5 t h , t h e L a d yca t s t r a ve l e d t o G e n o a C e n t r a l a n d w e r e d e f e a t e d in another close one, 2-1. Following, on Tuesday, Mena hosted Cossatot River, and fell short by two r u n s , 7 -5 . O n M o n d a y , M a r ch 1 2 t h , t h e L a d yca t s h o st e d P r e sco t t , a n d w i l l h o st H o r a t i o o n Tu e sd a y a n d Farmington on Friday.
Local Volleyball Team Wins Tourney
h i s p a st w e e ke n d , t h e l o ca l M e n a C lu b G 1 1 3 U vo l l e yb a l l t e a m co m p e t e d i n t h e â€˜V o lle y in th e R o ckâ€™ t o u r n a m e n t in L ittle R o ck, A r ka n sa s. O n S a tu rd a y , th e te a m w e n t u n d e f e a t e d i n p o o l p l a y , sw e e p i n g e ve r y g a m e t h a t t h e y p l a ye d . D e f e a t i n g U l t i m a t e P e r f o r m a n ce ( 2 5 -1 6 , 2 5 -1 2 ) , O za rk Ju n i o r s ( 2 5 -1 3 , 2 5 -7 ) , a n d C A V ( 2 5 -5 , 2 5 -2 ) . A f t e r a d o m i n a t i n g p e r f o r m a n ce o n S a t u r d a y , C l u b G 1 a d va n ce d t o t h e Gold Bracket on Sunday. In the first round, Club G1 swept FSJ (25-7, 251 2 ) . A d va n ci n g t o t h e se c o n d r o u n d , t h e l o ca l t e a m d e f e a t e d C l u b N e t i n a close game (25-11, 25-23). Moving onto the Gold Bracket semi-finals, Club G 1 t o o k o n A r ka n sa s Jr s. S t o r m , a n d w e r e f o r ce d t o g o t o a g a me tie b r e a k e r , b u t e d g e d t o vi ct o r y ( 2 5 -1 7 , 1 9 -2 5 , 1 5 -1 3 ) . To ca p o f f t h e w e e ke n d a su ce s, C l u b G 1 t o o k o n C H A O S i n t h e G o l d B r a cke t ch a m p i o n sh i p g a m e , a n d sw e p t i n t w o cl o se se t s ( 2 5 -1 8 , 2 5 -2 0 ) . C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s t o M e n a G 1 1 3 o n w i n n i n g t h e Volley in the Rock G o l d B r a cke t C h a m p i o n sh i p .
March 14, 2018
Seafood: Food for Thought During National Nutrition Month
POLK COUNTY BIRTHS AT MENA
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Lindsey and Dustin Ford, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on March 5th. Maricela Cervantes and Greg Ugarte, of DeQueen, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on March 6th. Danielle Brewer and Dwight Depriest, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on March 6th. Tobi and Colton Standley, of Cove, are the proud parents of a babu boy, born on March 8th.
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January 6, 2016
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Thursday 3/15 • 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 County 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. • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - The Sonlighters in Action Card Shop will be open at 3665 Highway 8 West, one mile from Louise Durham. • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Salvation Army Family Store helps families with utilities. • 5:00 p.m. - 9th Street Ministries will have a free dinner and fellowship in the 9th Street Ministries building. • 5:30 p.m. – Weight Watchers meets at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Family Life Center. Call 479-234-2297 for more information. • 5:30 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous Women’s Meeting at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy, 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. • 6:00 p.m. – Acorn Water monthly meeting at the Water Office. • 6:00 p.m. – Live Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music in the Daisy Room at Janssen Ave Florist. • 6:00 p.m. – Christian Singles will meet at Union Bank Community Room. • 6:30 p.m. – Disaster Preparedness Group meets at Assembly of God Church, 2111 Sutherland Ave. in Mena. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-2164606 or 479-243-0297. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next to 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 3/16 • 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Road tests are given at the Morrow Street Housing Authority Community Room unless the roads are wet. Written tests are given at 1:00 p.m. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 12:00 p.m. – PCDC Board of Directors meets in the MRHS Conference Room A. • 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. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next to The Crossing Church. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-2164606 or 479-243-0297. Saturday 3/17 • 9 a.m. – The Polk County Chamber of Commerce presents the Shamrock Shoot-Out at the Jim Rackley Gymnasium in Mena, AR. Call 479-394-2912 for more information. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • p p ildren s rt Class at the Mena Art Gallery, for children ages 5 to 9. Cost is $2. Call 479394-3880 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. • p enefit inner ucti n for Browning Neal at the Vandervoort Elementary Cafeteria • 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. 479-2430297 or 479-216-4606. Sunday 3/18 • 2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-2164606 or 479-243-0297. • 3:00 p.m. – Worship service is held at Sulpher Springs Church. • 5:00 p.m. – United Methodist Youth Group at the First United Methodist
Church in Mena. Monday 3/19 • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. • 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Mena Seventh-Day Adventist Church Food Pantry across from the Polk County Fairgrounds. Non-perishable food, personal care items, and nutritional help. No one will be turned away. • 5:30 p.m. – Polk County Republican Committee meets at Polk County Library, North Room. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. • 6:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America Troop 92 meets at First United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. • 6:30 p.m. – The Lady Ouachitas will meet at the Bear State Bank Main Branch. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-2164606 or 479-243-0297. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. • 7:00 p.m. – Ouachita Beekeepers Association meeting at Union Bank. Tuesday 3/20 • 8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardener unit en s re st at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Polk County Family Mission is open in the 9th Street Ministries Building. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – “Art Day” at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena St. Bring your current project and work with other artists. • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – The Sonlighters in Action Card Shop will be open at 3665 Highway 8 West, one mile from Louise Durham. • p p e H tfield Branch library will be open. • 5:00 p.m. – T.O.P.S. will meet in the Union Bank Community Room for weighins, followed by a meeting. • 5:00 p.m. – Country and Gospel music is played at the Polk County Housing Authority Community Room. • p e egul r H tfield Town Council will meet at the Town Hall in Hatfield. • 7:00 p.m. – VFW Post 4451 meeting at
Veterans Park in Acorn. • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Bluegrass music at Morrow Street Housing Authority Community Room. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First United Methodist Church, 9th & Port Arthur. 479-234-2887 or 479234-3043. Wednesday 3/21 • 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. • 5:45 p.m. – The Mena First United Methodist Church Kidz will meet. • 6:00 p.m. – Warriors for Christ will meet at the Southside Church of God. • 6:00 p.m. – Regeneration Youth Ministries at Mena Church of God Hwy 88 East. • 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. 479-2164606 or 479-243-0297. • 7:00 p.m. – Inquiry Classes into the Catholic Faith will be held in the St. Thomas House at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 203 8th Street, and continue through Easter 2018. No cost or obligation, anyone interested is invited. Call 479-394-1017 for more information.
MRHS Raises Awareness about Colorectal Cancer
arch is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to share the dangers of the third most common type of cancer in men and women, resulting in nearly 50,000 deaths per year. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U nited States. But this disease is highly preventable, by getting screened beginning at age 50.
SCREENINGS SAVE LIVES!
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Colorectal cancer usually starts from polyps (abnormal growths) in the colon or rectum. Screening tests help prevent colorectal cancer by fin ing the e oly o they an be remo e . reening al o fin an er early when treatment can be most effective. What Can Y ou Do? • If you are age 50 to 7 5, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. If you’re between 7 6 and 85, ask your doctor if you should be screened. • Be physically active. • Maintain a healthy weight. • Don’t drink too much alcohol • Don’t smoke. Fast Facts • Risk increases with age. More than 9 0% of colorectal cancers occur in people aged 50 years and older. • Precancerous polyps don’t always cause symptoms. Y ou could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it. If you have symptoms, they may include: -Blood in the urine -Stomach pain, aches, or cramps that don’t go away. -Losing weight and you don’t know why. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor. Screenings Save Lives! Dr. Thomas Sullivan, General and Colorectal Surgeon, is now serving patients full time at the Mena Surgical Clinic and Mena Regional Health System. For more information regarding Colorectal Cancer Screenings, contact the Mena Surgical Clinic at 47 9 -243-2103.
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Beth Polo Beckel RD LD CDE our local licensed nutrition educator will always be in one place...
ARE YOU AT RISK FOR COLORECTAL CANCER?
Schedule a screening today!
March is Colorectal Cancer Month
It is the 2nd leading cause of cancer related deaths. Be sure to have your screening regularly.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States! If everyone aged 50 or older had regular screenings, at least 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided.
Dr. Thomas Sullivan,
General and Colorectal Cancer Surgeon now serving full time at Mena Surgical Clinic.
For more information regarding colorectal cancer screening, call the
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The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed, or that they have been found innocent, and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner. Mena Police Department March 4, 2018 Jamie Lee May, 35, of Mena was arrested on three outstanding warrants. March 5, 2018 Brandon L. Everett, 27, of Mena, was arrested on fi e outstanding warrants. Shalena Allen, 41, of Mena was arrested for disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental operations, and refusal to submit to arrest. A local woman reported that her wallet had been stolen from her residence. Case is pending location and interview of suspect. March 6, 2018 Bobby R. May, 30, of Mena was arrested on four outstanding warrants from both the Polk County Sheriff and the Mena Police. Brandy Fay Sanders, 31, of Mena was arrested on three outstanding warrants from the Mena Police Department for failure to pay fines and court costs. Adam Dollarhyde, 29, of Mena was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Michael Wayne Williams, 46 of Mena was arrested on three outstanding warrants. March 7, 2018 Christopher A. Knebel, 20, of Pearcy was arrested on an outstanding warrant. He was picked up in Garland County, and local officers tra eled there to bring him back to Polk County. Report was made of a man harassing his estranged wife. Case is pending. Stacie Leann Shores, 27, of Mena was arrested on outstanding warrant. March 8, 2018 Jeremie E. Williamson, 42, of Mena turned himself in on two outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines and court costs. A report was made of a woman stealing shoes from a local clothing store. After iewing sur eillance tapes officers were able to identify the woman. Case has been
forwarded to the prosecuting attorney for issuance of a warrant. March 9, 2018 o reports filed. March 10, 2018 Blake W. Hogan, 28, of Fayetteville, was charged with DWI after a call to the Polk County dispatch office from a local resident. l unt eri s ep rt ent March 5, 2018 Report from complainant on Trailwood Lane near Mena of the theft of electronics, household and personal items, all valued at $1,100.00. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report of a disturbance on Polk 227 near Cove. Deputies responded. Investigation continues. Report from a Mena woman of suspicious messages led to a 15-year-old male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Terroristic Threatening. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. Report from complainant on Polk 14 near Wickes of the theft of jewelry. Investigation continues.
Benefit Dinner/Auction & Raffle Drawing for
Browning Neal 1 year old son of Johnathan & Natasha Neal, grandson of Clyde Neal & Robby Evans, Rhonda & Terry Baker and Danny Miller.
Arrested was Michelle D. Bice, 39, of Mena, on a Body Attachment Warrant. Arrested was Elan H. McMillan, 19, of Mt. Ida, on a Warrant for Felony Failure to Appear and a Montgomery County Warrant. March 6, 2018 Report from complainant on Chester Lane near Mena of the theft of a television, valued at $600.00. Investigation continues. Report of a disturbance on Polk 168 near Potter. Deputies responded. Both parties refused to press charges. Report from complainant on West Carpenter treet in Hatfield of the theft of furnishings, electrical and camping accessories, all valued at $625.00. Investigation continues. Report of suspicious behavior led to a 17-year-old male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. Arrested was Allen R. Henry, 28, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. Arrested was Brandon D. Stowe, 20, of Watson O on a Warrant for Probation
Violation. March 7, 2018 Report of an unattended death on Polk near Hatfield. eputy responded. The scene was released to the Polk County Coroner. Report of trash being dumped by Mena Lake. Investigation continues. Report of a disturbance on Polk 125 near ocky. eputy responded. One of the parties left the residence for the night. March 8, 2018 Report of a disturbance on Highway 71 South near Mena. Deputies responded. Investigation continues. Arrested was Jeremie E. Williamson, 42, of Mena, on two Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. Arrested was Christopher K. T. Hoover, 36, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. Arrested was Carl J. Madison, 33, of Little Rock, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear and two Warrants for Felony Failure to Appear. Arrested was Robert S. Bush, 35, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.
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Saturday, March 17 8 pm to Midnight
Browning is having a second brain surgery on April 4, 2018 to repair complications from a previous tumor removal.
March 17, 2018
at Vandervoort Elementary Cafeteria
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OT C TO B PO CO T JA HAB TAT O M A A A A Bid Submission Deadline: March 28th, 2018 @ 2:00pm otice is hereby gi en that Polk County Arkansas o ernment is re uesting bids for work included in the following bid packages for the rehabilitation for the existing PO CO T JA to be located on County owned property at Church A e. Mena A Bid Package No. Bid Package o. Bid Package o. Package
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Sealed bids will be recei ed in the Polk County Judge’s Office located at the Polk County Courthouse Church A e. Mena A until PM on March 28, 2018 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Polk County Courtroom. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at the Polk County Courthouse in Mena, Arkansas on March 21, 2018 @ 10:00am. All potential bidders are encouraged to attend. All bids must meet or exceed the re uirements of the bid documents and must be submitted on the proper bid form as prepared and pro ided by the Construction Manager. The Owner reser es the right to re ect any and all bids wai e informalities negotiate with any bidder and or accept any bid that is deemed to be in the best interest of the Owner. All bidders must meet the re uirements of the Arkansas tate icensing aw for Contractors Act of with all Amendments and e isions . All bids are re uired to include a bid security with the bid. Interested bidders should contact the Construction Manager for complete bidding documents at this address: Smith-Doyle Contractors, Inc. Wynne oad Cordo a T ATT Jason oberts Pro ect Manager roberts smithdoyle.com Telephone ax
Advertisement for bid: The Polk County Judge is soliciting bids for the construction of a concrete bridge located on Polk County Road 60, near Board Camp. A copy of bid documents and specifications may be obtained at the Polk County Judge’s Office at Church A enue in Mena, Arkansas. Bids are due and will be opened at 9:00 AM on March 28th, 2018 in the basement of the Polk County Courthouse. ach bid must be accompanied by a surety or cashier’s check drawn upon a bank or trust doing business in the state of Arkansas. Polk County reser es the right to re ect any or all bids or wai e any formalities. Polk County encourages the participation of small, minority, and woman’s business enterprises. uestions can be directed to Polk County Judge, Brandon llison at .
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2018 Must own a 99 or newer import or non GM vehicle
Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew 4x4 Z71 Texas Edition
Must finance w/GMF
MSRP $48,530 Gentry Discount -$2,824 Consumer Cash -$1,000 Inc Cash -$3,000 GMF DPA -$1,000 Import Conquest -$2,500
Gentry Price $38,206
Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew 4x4 Z71 Texas Edition
March 14, 2018
Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew LT 4x4 Z71 Texas Edition
Ends 3-12-18 4 to choose from MSRP $29,905 Gentry Discount -$1,713 Standalone offer -$4,963
Gentry Price $23,229
Chevy Spark Hatch LS
Must own a 99 or newer import or non GM vehicle
Must finance w/GMF
MSRP $47,715 Gentry Discount -$3,380 Consumer Cash -$1,000 Inc Cash -$3,000 GMF DPA -$1,000 Import Conquest -$2,500
Gentry Price $36,835
Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew LT 4x4 Z71 Texas Edition
Must own a 99 or newer import or non GM vehicle
Must finance w/GMF
MSRP $49,450 Gentry Discount -$3,305 Consumer Cash -$1,000 Inc Cash -$3,000 GMF DPA -$1,000 Import Conquest -$2,500
Gentry Price $38,645
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Gentry Price $11,841
Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew 4x4 LT Z71 Texas Edition
Must own a 99 or newer import or non GM vehicle
Gentry Price $38,739
Must own a 99 or newer import or non GM vehicle
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MSRP $50,230 Gentry Discount -$3,076 Consumer Cash -$1,000 Inc Cash -$3,000 GMF DPA -$1,000 Import Conquest -$2,500
Gentry Price $39,654
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Chevy Tahoe MSRP $50,445
Only 1 in stock 2018 model
Must finance w/GMF
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