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Applications Available for M*A*S*H Camps SUBMITTED LITTLE ROCK — Applications are now available to high school students for the summer M A Medical Applications of ci ence for ealth) camps. These camps will be located at medical facilities throughout Arkansas. The two week M A camps are designed to exp ose rising high-school juniors and seniors to healthcare-related vocations. This year marks the th anniversary of the M A program in CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

Seth Smith Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Mena SUBMITTED I, eth mith, am e cited to announce my candidacy for Mayor of Mena. I have a passion for public service and hope to utili e my e perience and leadership to work with the people of Mena to move forward together. After graduating from Mena igh chool, I enlisted in the Army National uard. As an infantryman reaching the rank of ergeant, I served two combat tours to Ira and fulfilled two stateside deploy CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

Family Fun Presented by Mena Downtown Partners BY CHRIS DANIEL The Mena ire epartment and Mena Police epartment held a benefit car wash last aturday at the De Q ueen Street Fire Station to raise money to assist local athletes that will be participating in the pecial lympics this summer in eattle, ashington. ire hief teve gger said that was raised in ust three hours of washing cars. In addition to firemen and policemen, there were volunteers from P and others who pitched in the make the fundraiser successful.

SUBMITTED BY - JUDY THOMPSON The Downtown Mena Egg-Stravaganza will take place Friday and Saturday. In a neat little twist, there will be an egg hunt on March 30 and 31. H owever, this will be an Adult Egg H unt. owntown businesses with gg travagan a yers on their front windows will be participating during their regular business hours CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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n February 27 th, the U A Rich Mountain Foundation hosted a scholarship reception to recognize and celebrate the fall 2017 and spring 2018 scholarship recipients and donors. The program included a welcome by U A Rich Mountain Foundation Chair, Jo hn Vacca, keynote speech by U A Rich Mountain Academic All-Star, Danni Smyth, an overview of the current Foundation scholarship funds w/acknowledgement of donor and recipient by Director of Development and Community Relations, Tammy Young and closing remarks by Phillip Wilson. For the fall and spring semesters, over 120 scholarships were awarded to U A Rich Mountain students. The U A Rich Mountain Foundation would like to say thank you to the donors for their generous support and thank you to the recipients for choosing the U niversity of Arkansas Rich Mountain to pursue their higher educational goals. For more information about U A Rich Mountain Foundation scholarships, contact Tammy Young, Director of Development and Community Relations at ( 47 9 ) 39 4-7 6 22, x. 1220 or tyoung@ uarichmountain.edu .

UARM Bucks Sign First Runner C harles Ingram from Caddo H ills H igh chool became the first Men' s Cross Country Runner to sign an Athletic Scholarship with U A Rich Mountain. B ucks Cross Country' s inaugural season begins in August.

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Arkansas. During those 30 years, close to 9 ,000 students have participated in the program. “ The M* A* S* H program gives students an inside look at various medical professions and is designed to spark students interest in the medical field, said ennifer ictory, Director of Rural H ealth for Arkansas Farm B ureau. “ A large number of the camps are held at rural medical centers and attract local students with a rural background. “ The idea is that future medical students from a rural background are more likely to return to their roots, said ictory. Applications are available through school guidance counselors, by contacting the M* A* S* H director in your area or by visiting www.arkansashealthcareers.com/summer-camps/.

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Seth Smith Announces Candidacy FAMILY FUN for Mayor of Mena CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

ments to H urricane K atrina for rescue efforts and New Mexi co for border security. My time in the military taught me the importance of hard work, leadership and more than anything, dependability. During this time, I also joined the Mena Fire Department where I am currently an active firefighter. U pon satisfying my military obligation, I studied criminal justice at the U niversity of Arkansas Fort Smith where I was fortunate to be awarded an academic internship with the U nited States Marshals Service. It was while I was in college, a position with the Polk ounty heriff s ffice was offered to me I knew it was time to serve my hometown in a bigger capacity. It was very rewarding to work for the citize ns of Polk County. My time there was invaluable in teaching me decision making skills, intricacies of county government, ethical responsibility and maintaining fairness in

all situations. In early 2017 , my wife and I started a family and I was presented an opportunity to own and operate my own business. This opportunity has allowed me more time to focus on my family. I am grateful for this chance to spend time at home, but my true passion will always be public service. If I am elected for this position I promise to work hard to serve the people of Mena. My priorities in office will be efficient management of all city programs and departments, fiscal transparency, and mindful economic growth. Mena is my hometown, I feel it is the best possible place to raise my family and hope that we can work hard to move forward together.

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both days. Adults can collect one egg per day per business. The eggs will contain everything from freebies to discounts. On Saturday, March 31, from 10 AM – 2 PM, there will be some family activities geared toward the youngsters. The Easter Rabbit will be in downtown Mena in the lobby of the G eorge Davis State Farm B uilding. Please go by and let your little ones visit with him. There will be no professional photographer. Parents are invited to take photographs. Some of the Ouachita Little Theatre members will be having story time at the theatre throughout the same time period ( 10am – 2pm) . G o by and listen to these talented people as they tell delightful Easter and related stories. In the springtime, small cuddly animals come to mind. There will be some little farm animals set up in the grassy lot between Sears and Lipstick & Curls. Also, in that area of downtown, temporary Easter tattoos will be put on at a sidewalk table near Coast to Coast and Stewman’s Flowers. The Downtown Partners have been working with the elementary schools’ arts teacher, Pat Self, and MDP businesses will have some of that effort on display March 30 and . tudents from kindergarten to the fifth grade were given sheets with an egg outline. Their assignment was to color or decorate the egg and submit it for judging. Out of the appro imate , five will be selected from each class as semi finalists. These drawings will be on display in business windows downtown. From those, three from each grade will be chosen as winners Most olorful Most riginal and Best verall. troll downtown and enjoy our local children’s artwork. If you wear an Easter hat or bonnet downtown Saturday between 10 and 2, you will also be able to register for a special gift drawing. Support the local downtown businesses and have fun at the Downtown Mena Easter Egg-Stravaganz a!

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Thursday – 3/29/18 •10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. •10:30 a.m. – Gator & Friends will be performing at The Mena Senior Center. •11:30 a.m. – Rotary Club of Mena/Polk County meets at Papa’s Mexican Café. Contact Sue Cavner at 234-5844 or Linda Rowe at 2342575 for more info. •12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - The Cove Branch of the Polk County Library is open. •12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - The Sonlighters in Action Card Shop will be open at 3665 Highway 8 West, one mile from Louise Durham. •1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Salvation Army Family Store helps families with utilities. •5:00 p.m. - 9th Street Ministries

will have a free dinner and fellowship in the 9th Street Ministries building. •5:30 p.m. – Weight Watchers meets at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Family Life Center. Call 479-234-2297 for more information. •5:30 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous women’s meeting at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy, 71, S., Mena. 479-2164606 or 479-243-0297. •6:00 p.m. – Live Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music in the Daisy Room at Janssen Ave Florist. •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. Friday – 3/30/18 •8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Road

tests are given at the Morrow Street Housing Authority Community Room unless the roads are wet. Written tests are given at 1:00 p.m. •10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. •12:00 p.m. – The Lions Meetings are held in the Lions Club House on Highway 71 South. •12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Fibers Arts Group meets at Mena Art Gallery. •7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. •8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymousat the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. Saturday – 3/31/18 •10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane

Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. •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 – 4/1/18 •2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. •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. FOR THE COMPLETE CALENDAR GO TO MYPULSENEWS.COM

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TOMMY GALE ASHLEY

Tommy G ale Ashley, age 7 2, of Mena, passed away Monday, March 19 , 2018 at the Mena Regional H ealth System. H e was born on Sunday, November 18, 19 45 to Modean Titsworth Ashley and H enry Ashley in Mena, Arkansas. Tommy was a member of the Dallas Avenue B aptist Church. H e was a hard worker and for anyone that knew him seen that he always lived life to the fullest. Tommy served in the U nited States Army during the Vietnam Era. H e and his wife Paula owned Polk County Meat Processing for 15 years while he worked for Del Mesa Farms in G lenwood and retired from there. Tommy loved fishing, hunting, golfing, gardening and being outdoors and was a member of the Elks Lodge and Six Mile H unting Club. H is wife and family were very important to him and he loved having all the family together for cookouts. Tommy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him. H e is preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers in law, B ill Walston and Danny Walston. Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Paula Ashley of Mena, his son and daughter in law, B rad and Mandy Ashley of

Mount B elvieu, Texa s; his daughter and son in law, Tonya and Brandon riffiths of an Buren, Arkansas; two sisters, Ju dy Lane of Mena, and Linda B erry of San Antonio, Texa s; seven grandchildren, Ju stin Ashley of Mount B elvieu, Devin Ashley of Mena, B ailee and Drew riffiths of an Buren, and alton, abrina, and Miranda Pittser of Mount B elvieu; one brother in law, Monty Warren; two sister in laws, Pam and husband, B obby B rooks Sr. of Mena, and Sherry Warren of Mena; several nieces and nephews, B obby and Staci B rooks Jr . of Mena, Robby and Sherri H ines of Mena, Michael Warren and Dawn B ryan of Mena, Shannon and Cathy Roberts of Fort Smith, H ouston and Carol Lane of Mena, Jo hn and Melinda H awkins of atfield, evin and isa Berry of klahoma City, and Christy Martinez of San Antonio, Texa s; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Friday, March 23, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the B owser Family Funeral H ome Chapel with B rother Max Dean officiating. Interment will be at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of B owser Family Funeral H ome. Visitation was general and the family will be receiving friends and family at the Ashley residence in Potter. Pallbearers are B rent G orden, Steve B ell, Je ff Jo hnson, Rod Titsworth, Mitch Titsworth, Alan Titsworth, Ji mmy Titsworth, and Lane Titsworth. H onorary Pallbearers are Logan Titsworth,

Mike Ward, B obby B rooks Jr ., Michael Warren, Ethan Davis, H ouston Lane, Robby H ines, Ja mie Williams, Ricky Pinkerton, Skip Smith and the Six Mile H unting Club. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions can be made to the MD Anderson Cancer and Research Center at www.mdanderson.org/ donors-volunteers/donate. nline uestbook www.bowserffh.com

IRVALENE CLARA HARRISON

Irvalene lara arrison age , formerly of Mena, left this world for her H eavenly H ome on March 21, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 5 7 years, Sebarn H arrison Jr ., sister Wanda Dickson, son G ary H arrison, daughter Elaine Showl, 3 grandchildren-H aley Marie H arrison, Clarissa e hae estphal and husband evin, and Daniel B ryan G essling, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother llie awrence etchum, father arkley Putman, brothers Frank and Nolan Putman, and sisters Evelyn Rogers and Mariedda Sharp. Irvalene greatly en oyed spending time with her family, cooking, fishing, taking walks, spending time in nature, crocheting, and bird watching. H er body was sent to G enesis Legacy Foundation for the enrichment and learning for those in the medical field. he was loved deeply by her family and will be greatly missed. U ntil we meet again.

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Je ssie E. Sullivan, age 7 1, of H atfield, A passed away on March , 2018, in H ot Springs, Arkansas. Je ssie was born Ju ne 24, 19 46 in B astrop, ouisiana to the late Ben amin Norris ullivan and Prudence Je ssie Ann Foster Sullivan. H e worked as a roughneck in the il ield as a profession. e en oyed spending time with his family and friends hunting, fishing and especially hog hunting. Je ssie loved his family very much. H e was a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all. e is survived by wife rabell ullivan. Nine Children, thirty G randchildren and forty G reat G randchildren. H e was preceded in death by his parents Ben amin Norris ullivan and Prudence Je ssie Ann Foster Sullivan, daughter, Sherry Ann Sullivan, brothers Alvin Sullivan and Ji mmy Sullivan, sisters Pearly Anding and Elois Anding, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. G raveside services were Monday, March 26 , 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant ill emetery in atfield, Arkansas with Brother ack mith officiating under the direction of B easley Wood Funeral H ome of Mena. G eneral Visitation.

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MMS Sixth Grade Choir to Perform Schoolhouse Rock Musical SUBMITTED

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he Mena Middle School Sixt h G rade Choir will present Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr . on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 :00 PM in the high school Performing Arts Center. Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr . is based on the Emmy Award-winning 19 7 0' s educational cartoon series. Each song in the musical teaches a lesson through words and melody. Some of the music featured in the musical actually has roots in Polk County. According to The Encyclopedia of Arkansas H istory and Culture, B ob Dorough, music director of the television series, Schoolhouse Rock! , was born in Cherry H ill and attended part of his elementary school years in Mena. Dorough wrote twenty-two songs for the series including " Three Is A Magic Number." H e served as music director for Schoolhouse Rock! from 19 7 3 to 19 85 . The Sixt h G rade Choir has worked in collaboration with high school theater students and drama department students to produce the junior version of the highly acclaimed B roadway play. The performance will take place Tuesday, April 3, at 7 :00 p.m. Admission is $ 2.00 for adults and $ 1.00 for students.

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r cen nes as n r t ert n r n la e ast r Sam fir Simeon Fields, Chandler Fretz, Riley Gilbert, Robert Johnson, TJ Kiser, Ian Martain, Aaron McConnell, Colton Sawyer, Kyndon Schuller, Noratat (Leo) Thangsombat, Head Coach: Scott Wright, Asst. Coach: Tommy Johnson, Managers: Ally Wright, Brenna Aynes, Hannah Stockton, Gracie Lyle, Andrea Maechler

BASEBALL SCHEDULE Brad Bates, Camden Broderson, Alessio Byrd, Isaac Clark, Andrew Davis, Dylan Dodd, Andrew Graves, Jonny Ginn, Jetzal Hernandez, Eli Henderson, (Kenny) Tu Le, Lance Lee, Nick Linch, Christian Lua, Thaddeus Nance, Tilman Portwood, Morti Ryan, Alan Souza, Noah Swall, Belguudei Tserendondog, Marc Wilson, Head Coach: Gregg Tibbit

BOYS SOCCER SCHEDULE 3/30 vs. Nashville 4/3 at Centerpoint 4/5 at Cossatot River 4/9 at Gurdon 4/12 at Arkadelphia 4/16 at Nashville 4/19 vs. Centerpoint 4/23 vs. Cossatot River 4/27 District

5/3 District Semifinals 5/5 District Finals 5/10 State Tournament

3/30 at Nashville 4/2 at Cossatot River 4/6 at Genoa Central 4/9 vs. Fouke 4/13 at Prescott 4/16 at Horatio 4/20 vs. Ashdown 4/23 vs. Lake Hamilton 4/26-28 District Tournament at Robinson


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Avery Bowlind, Lila Chapman, Marissa Grafton, Autumn Hall, Haley Hooper, Alex Hunter, AnnaBeth Hunter, Hattie Hunter, Macie Johnson, Oliva Lockhart, Kaylee Lowe, Sarah Lynch, Katie Mesko, Autumn Powell, Morgan Puckett, Allea Rogers, Molly Schnell, Antonio Sievers, Reigha Smith, Emily Wagner, Head Coach: Ray Hunter, Asst. Coach: Tia Fryar, Managers: Eden Furr, Julianna Kennedy

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3/28 at Waldron 3/30-31 at River City Rumble (Van Buren) 4/2 at Cossatot River 4/4 at Nashville 4/6 vs. Bauxite 4/9 at Fouke 4/13 at Prescott 4/16 at Horatio 4/17 vs. Nashville 4/20 at Ashdown 4/27-28 District Tournament at Mena 5/3-5 Regional Tournament at Malvern 5/10-12 State Tournament at Nashville

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Ilayda Bekmezci, Morgan Bowling, Haley Castillo, Faith Chaney, Andrea Ferrer, Maddie Fletcher, Nanami Hayashi, Kyleigh Johnson, Tabitha Levering, Madi Linch, Stephanie Lua, Rachel McCullen, Caroline Morgan, Zinianna Paniafua, Madison Parnell, Sasha Shevscheik, Chantal Sims, Alina Tekinova, Alyssa Terry, Katharina Walbrun, Lauren Wenzel, Aimme Williams, Lara Head Coach: Chad Simpson

GIRLS SOCCER SCHEDULE 3/30 vs. Nashville 4/3 at Centerpoint 4/5 at Cossatot River 4/12 at Arkadelphia 4/16 at Nashville 4/19 vs. Centerpoint 4/23 vs. Cossatot River

4/27 District 5/3 District Semifinals 5/5 District Finals 5/10 State Tournament

G ood Lu c k on a winning season! Hwy. 71 North, Mena • (479) 394-2214

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SR. BOYS Devan Adams, Braxton Bahr, Zion Barnes, Tristian Beck, Mikhael Cline, Curtic Curry, Kenny Denley, Caleb Holmes, Iaza Ingoglia, Joseph Looney, Robert McIntyre, Thaddeus Nance, Zane Stephens, Hunter Waters, Head Coach: Aaron Pennington

SR. GIRLS Nicole Hill, Raychel Woody, Cami Driggers, Alex Yang, Tateli Thacker, Head Coach: Brad Lyle

We’re always on. . . We’re always current!

Good Luck Bearcats Good Luck Bearcats & Ladycats!

on a winning season! Aynes Ice Company 500 Ridge Avenue, Mena (479) 394-4942

Good Luck! 479.394.4248 104 Port Arthur Avenue Mena, AR 71953-3344

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American Made Wins Nashville Tournament

BY EASTON LEONARD

eastonsports@yahoo.com

his past weekend, a few local softball athletes from Polk County, competed with the 10U American Made softball team, which consists of ten players from all across the great state of Arkansas. Prior to this weekends tournament in Nashville, American Made went undefeated and won first place in a B entonville Tournament. This weekend, the young team did the same ( went undefeated and won first place) in a tournament in Nashville, Arkansas. American Made players from Polk County include Lilly Rowland, Taylor Watts, and K aitLynn Ledbetter. Congratulations to the American Made softball team on two great tournament performances in the month of March.

Bearcat Baseball Competes In BY EASTON LEONARD Tournament eastonsports@yahoo.com

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his past week, over spring break, the Mena B earcats baseball team traveled to Magnolia to compete in the Magnolia Spring B reak Tournament. In their first round matchup, on Thursday, against Marion, the B earcats fell to the Patriots 10-0, after allowing eight early runs in the first two innings combined. Moving onto Friday, the B earcats played the Lumberjacks of Warren, and were defeated by six , 12-6 . And on Saturday, Mena took on the Parkers Chapel Trojans in their final game of the tournament. The Bearcats allowed four runs in the first three innings, while scoring only one of their own, but tied the ballgame up in the fifth with three runs. In the following inning, the six th, Mena allowed two runs to the Trojans and scored one run of their own. Trailing by one, the B earcats scored a run in the top of the seventh to tie the game up, and sending the game to ex tra innings. In the top of the eighth, Mena was held scoreless, but the Trojans walked it off in the bottom of the innings, to win by one, 7 -6 . This week, on Monday, the B earcats traveled to Ashdown, and will travel to Nashville on Friday, March 30th.


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L O C A L L Y O WN E D A N D O P E R A T E D

Full Line of Quality Appliances

Refrigerators • Stoves • Washers & Dryers • Dishwashers • Microwaves

479-394-4535 908 Mena St., Mena Find us on Facebook

M owing • Trim m ing E d g ing • H ed g es M u l c h • F l ower B ed s One Call Does it All! E stab lish ed 2010

Supercenter 67 600 Hwy 71 N, Mena

FREE Estimates Let us do your dirty work!

479-234-2610

rowelawncaremena@gmail.com

Landon Rowe, Owner

Commercial/Residential • Insured • Credit Cards Accepted

NOW CARRYING White Decorating Stones Just in time for

Memorial Day!

2642 Hwy. 71 N. Mena, AR 71953 (479) 243-9494 Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-Noon

We sell the best and work on the rest!

All Color Mulch

Quality, Quantity, Service & Price = A Happy Customer Locally Owned

Made in Arkansas

A Variety of Rock

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Annual

from 1506 Hwy. 71 S, Mena

479-394-6521

New Location Coming Soon!

Happy Easter! 309 S. Morrow, Mena

479-394-3650

Saturday, March 31 • 10 am Lots of prizes...loads of fun! Rain cancels

Age Groups:

0-5, 6-8 & 9-12


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the Savior He is Risen! & theCelebrate Hope of New Life!

Celebrating your loved one is our family’s commitment.

from Bowser Family Funeral Home 2608 Hwy 71 South • Mena, AR 71953

479-394-4477 • www.bowserffh.com

The Staff of BEASLEY-WOOD FUNERAL HOME

wishes everyone a

Blessed Easter!

6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” ~ Luke 24:6-7

479-394-1310 611 Janssen Ave. • Mena


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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 18, 2018 A local man reported that his pickup had been damaged and someone had stolen an air compressor from the vehicle. Case is pending location and interview of suspect. Report was made of someone harassing a local woman. Case is pending. March 19, 2018

479-394-4535 Open 7 Days a Week

Kevin Dehart, 52, of Mena was arrested on a warrant from the Mena Police Department. A local resident reported that someone had been prowling on his property. Case is pending further investigation. David Cross, 44, of Lexington, Oklahoma was arrested on a warrant from Oklahoma. Employees at a local business reported that someone had broken a window on a building on their property. Case is pending review of surveillance tapes. Aaron Marcus Shores, 27, of Mena was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine or cocaine, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and fleeing. Report was made of someone taking out a credit card in a local man’s name. Case is pending further investigation. March 20, 2018

LICENSED RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CONTRACTOR

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Lori Johnston, CPA, Manager Bambi Sharp Joseph Sanford, CPA Dottie Hobbs, PA Kelli McCurry Tiffany Bayne Stan Johnston

SERVICES

• Bookkeeping • Compilations, Reviews and Contractor’s Licenses • Payroll Services • Individual, Farms, Corporate and Partnership income tax preparation

• Estate, Trust, Exempt, Organization, Gift and Benefit Plan returns • Tax Planning & Consulting • Estate Booking • QuickBooks Support

812 DeQueen, Mena, AR 71953 • (479) 394-5414 270 E 6th Street, Waldron, AR 72958 (479) 637-2860

NEW CONSTRUCTION, ADDITIONS, AND REMODELING FROM DESIGN TO COMPLETION. CONCRETE, DECORATIVE CONCRETE, PATIO COVERS, CARPORTS, SHADE STRUCTURES, RETAINING WALLS, RV COVERS.

WE CAN DO IT ALL

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK WWW.GLENNAIRECONSTRUCTION.COM INFO@GLENNAIRECONSTRUCTION.COM

JAMES EARL TURNER (479) 234-6244 ERIC TURNER (479) 243-5549

Report was made of someone stealing a vehicle from the parking lot of a local tire dealer. Case is pending. A local woman reported that her son had become angry and cursed her, and grabbed her wrists. No arrests have been made at this time. March 21, 2018 Carolyn Burrell, 33, of Cove turned herself in to authorities on outstanding warrants. A 16-year-old Mena youth was taken into custody and charged with assault on a family member and criminal mischief after a call to a local residence. Case was referred to juvenile authorities. Zachary A. Lunsford, 30, of Mena was arrested on a warrant from the parole/probation department. Report was made of an altercation between a local woman and her estranged husband. No charges have been filed. March 22, 2018

A local woman reported that someone was harassing her and had vandalized her vehicle. Case is pending location of suspect. A 17-year-old Mena youth was arrested for probation violation and turned over to juvenile authorities. Larry Wood, 55, of Mena was charged with DWI and careless driving after officers responded to an accident in Mena. March 23, 2018 No reports on file. March 24, 2018 Report was made of an altercation between a local woman and her estranged husband. No charges have been filed. Case was referred to the prosecuting attorney for possible warrants. Michael Krulcik, 23, of Mena was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license and having no insurance on his vehicle.


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Dugan Lawn Care & Landscaping, Polk County’s go to lawn care and landscape company. Let us help you get your property under control with the variety of services we offer. Flower bed clean up and construction, brush hogging and light driveway repair, seasonal planting and mulch work. We also do seeding! See what we can do for you, call for a free estimate 479-3942699. 3/28 Bush hogging 15’ batwing and 7’ mowers available. No-till pasture seeding. Reliable and Insured. 479-234-0119 or 234-5798. www.millcreekenterprisesllc.com 4/11 Clean and comfortable housing since 1969, No Pets. J. Ray & Maria’s MH Park and Rentals. Hwy 71 North, Mena, AR. 479-216-3085 TFN John’s Lawn Mowing and Yard Care. 3945837. 4/11 Part time day help needed. Pick up application from 2-4 p.m. Ask for Jason at Chiquita’s Mexican Restaurant. 4/4

J&L Café – Next to Book Store. Sherwood Ave. Fresh hash browns, veggie or ham & cheese omelets. Taco omelet. Waffle. Patty melt. Salad bar. New Hours – Closed Mondays. Tue-Sun 7am-2pm. Orders to go. 479-216-4807. 3/28 Seeking Yards to mow. Call DeWayne 479-234-0509. 3/28 Yard Mowing, weed eating, bush hogging, handyman services, power washing, garden tilling with tractor. Have tractor with implements for larger jobs. Bill Duff. 479216-5204. 4/4 Our Clinic is searching for a dedicated LPN to work in our pediatric office. This is a full time position with benefits. This position will work close with our providers and staff in order to provide the best care possible for our patients. Compassion and a love of working with children is a must. Please apply online or at our office at 1102 Crestwood Circle. Resumes may also be emailed to mvcpm@sbcglobal.net. TFN

Rose Aircraft Services is hiring a

Marketing Director

Contact Dena Johnson 479-394-2551 or in person at 132 Flight Lane.

479-394-7301

1102 Crestwood Circle Mena, AR 71953

Good Friday 7:00 pm Service of Darkness Easter Sunday 8:30am Breakfast with Easter Egg Hunt 10:00am Easter Festival Worship 1010 DeQueen Street

Everyone Welcome!

Mobile Dog Grooming, Bath, Nails, Ears, Brushing, Clipping. Deanna Boyd, 479234-1866, www.scmobiledogwash.com. I will come to you. 4/18 General outside labor job. Must be able to pass a background check/screening, references, and be able to work on weekends. 479-394-2699 for more info. 3/28 Brodix, Inc. is accepting applications for a full or part-time office position. Bookkeeping, business letter typing/drafting, and computer experience (accounting software, e-mail/internet, spreadsheets, etc.) would be helpful. Applications may be picked up at the Brodix Office, located at 301 Maple in Mena, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Competitive starting wages; benefits available for fulltime positions. Note to Applicants: Screening tests for alcohol and illegal drug use may be required before hiring and during your employment. 4/4

We do offer insurance, vacation & 401K.

Holy Week Services

at Trinity Lutheran Church

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Sterling Machinery Co., Inc. 104 Port Arthur. Mena, AR 71953. We are currently taking applications for a CNC Lathe/Machining Center Operator with 3 years or more experience. This is a great opportunity to work for a locally owned company with benefits including Medical, Life, Dental insurance, paid holidays, paid vacations, Christmas Bonus. Pay depends on experience. Drug Screen before and during employment. Candidates must possess High School Diploma/GED. Fill out an application At Department of Workforce Services. Mena, AR. Equal Opportunity Employer. TFN

Please make The Cole Team Bold & larger than the address & phone numbers below it. Omit the 800 number and the e-mail address and substitute www.FarrellCole.com instead.

Christ is Risen, Hallelujah!

In the web address across the bottom, capitalize the M in Mena, the R in Real & the E in Estate.

MENA REAL ESTATE

Farrell & Sharon Cole

The Cole Team

816 S. Mena St. Mena, AR 71953 Office: (479) 394-5000 www.FarrellCole.com www.MenaRealEstate.com

Alterations, Sewing, Patching garments, Draperies, Bedspreads, Stitching done and light upholstery. Call or text 479-234-1909. 3/28

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Coming soon! 3 Day Event April 20, 21, 22. “Roberts” Bob Wolfe Memorial at IL Primo/Chicago Pizza in Acorn offering pizzas and sandwiches only. This is a one time deal. IL Primo’s has no plans to open at this time. Wuestions? Call 479-234-2155. Keep watching, more about this closer to event. 3/28 Daniel’s Carpentry and Painting, home repair, decks, privacy fences, fence rows, underpinning, etc. Also lawn and garden work. Call 479-216-1101 or 479-216-2299 4/18 The Polk County Pulse is the area’s premiere and fastest growing news publication. The Polk County Pulse is FREE and published weekly on Wednesdays with a distribution of 8,000 and estimated readership of 10,000. All rights to contents are reserved by Pulse Multi-Media. MyPulseNews.com currently has an on-line audience of 24,000 giving us a combined readership of 32,000. POLICY: The Publisher reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertisement at any time. All property rights, including any copyright interest, in any advertisement produced by Pulse Multi-Media and/or The Polk County Pulse using art work and/or typography furnished or arranged by Pulse Multi-Media and/or The Polk County Pulse shall be the property of Pulse Multi-Media and/or The Polk County Pulse. No such advertisement or any part thereof may be reproduced without the prior written consent of Pulse Multi-Media & The Polk County Pulse. POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENTS: Advertisements of a political nature must be pre-paid and must also include the name of the entity paying for the advertisement. If an entity other than the candidate the advertisement is endorsing is paying for the ad, a statement must be signed by the candidate verifying the candidate has seen and approved the advertisement.

January 6, 2016

Williams Medical Clinic, L.L.C.

Dr. Robert S. Williams, M.D. All Major Insurance Accepted 403-E N. Morrow St., Mena, AR 71953

479-243-9024

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Chevrolet Malibu Certified Pre-Owned

Loaded

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Gentry Price $18,492

2011

Chevy Traverse LT

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Chevy Cruze LT

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Gentry Price $13,924

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