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FROM SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE

recent survey of school bus drivers indicates a disturbing increase in the number of motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses while they are loading and unloading students. The state Education Department conducted a survey of drivers on April 24. A total of 3,258 bus drivers, in 194 school districts, participated. Their responses were “alarming,” in the words of the transportation manager for the state Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation. Bus drivers reported 857 instances of being passed illegally by a motor vehicle while the bus was stopped and red lights were flashing and a stop sign was extended. That is an alarming increase from last year’s survey, when drivers reported 726 instances of being illegally passed during a stop. It’s a cause for concern, as the transportation manager said, because even one instance is too many. To have hundreds of instances in a single day creates the potential for tragedy, because every school day in Arkansas, more than 7,000 buses transport about 350,000 students. In the winter months, it can be dark when buses stop to drop off or pick up students. When a school bus picks up and drops off students, the average time of the stop is only three minutes. In 2005 the legislature increased the penalties for passing a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing, in response to the death in 2004 of a nine-year-old from Bryant who was struck by a passing car and killed. Since then, other Arkansas students have died after being struck by passing motorists. In 2007 a 14-year-old girl from Watson Chapel and in 2014 a 12-year-old girl in Pike County were killed by drivers who passed stopped school buses. The law made it negligent homicide to cause someone’s death while illegally passing a stopped school bus. It also raised the penalties for passing a school bus, even if no injuries or accidents occur. The offense is still a misdemeanor, but the fine went up from a minimum of $35 to a minimum of $250. The maximum fine went up from $500 to $1,000. The offending driver may also be jailed for up to 90 days. Isaac’s Law allows the judge to order community service of up to 400 hours, and it mandates that the driver’s license of the offender be suspended. Previously, suspension of the driver’s license was optional, and now it must be suspended for a minimum of 21 days and a maximum of a year. The law takes into account school bus stops on highways with multiple lanes, divided by a median strip or a grassy parkway. On those highways, drivers going the opposite direction do not have to stop, but they shall proceed with due caution as they approach the school bus. The definition of a multiple lane highway in Isaac’s Law does not include five-lane highways with a turning lane in the center, therefore motorists going in both directions must stop for school buses that are unloading students and have their flashing red lights on. The Education Department, police departments and local schools promote school bus safety in August, when the school year begins, in a campaign called “Flashing Red, Kids Ahead.” A reminder is needed as we approach summer vacation, when children can be more impulsive than usual.

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Mena Basscat’s Rip Some Lips at Jr. State Competition BY SHANE W. HAARMEYER • news@mypulsenews.com

Saturday May 12 the Mena Basscats had two teams fishing in the TBF Jr Division State Championship Bass Tournament. The two teams were ,Jarrett Burger & Jake Wiles, and Austin Rose & Evan Graves. Austin and Evan placed 3rd in the Tournament. The Basscats have qualified 4 teams for the State AYFA Championship on Lake Ouchita to be held June 1-3. Polk County Pulse 5/16/18 Crossword 1

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Asas is ready. With more than 600,000 acres of lakes, there's plenty of vast majority of recreational vacations are water-related, and Arkan-

space for fishing, swimming, sailing, boating and more. Before you head out on the water this summer, we want to remind you of a few of the laws we’ve passed to keep our lakes and rivers a safe place for you and your family. Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat or sailboat, must have successfully completed an approved Arkansas Game and Fish Boating Education Course and carry proof while operating a motorboat or sailboat on Arkansas water. The traditional method is an instructor-led class. These classes may be a couple of hours each night for three to four nights or a full-day Saturday class. In 2017, the General Assembly passed Act 1072 which ensured that the course may be taken on line. Boat Arkansas is the official online course of Arkansas Game and Fish. You can study and take the test from the comfort of your own home at www.boat-ed.com/arkansas. There is a fee of $24.50. To operate a personal watercraft, a person must be 16 or older, be 12 to 15 years old and be under the direct supervision of a person at least 18 years old, or be under 12 and be under the direct supervision of a person at least 21 years old. Personal watercrafts include brand names such as Jet Ski, Wave Runner, or Sea-Doo. The 87th General Assembly passed Rachel’s law raising the minimum age for operating a personal watercraft without direct supervision from 14 to 16. The law is named after a 15 year old girl who was killed in an accident while operating a watercraft. And finally, we want to remind everyone that it is mandatory for anyone under the age of 12 to wear a life jacket when they are in a moving boat. Act 517, which passed in 1995, also states there must be a life jacket on board for every single individual regardless of age. We hope you enjoy everything the Natural State has to offer this summer. If you aren’t certain of all of the rules and regulations check out the Arkansas Game and Fish website at www.agfc.com.

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COLD WATER CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR UNPREPARED BOATERS STAFF - news@mypulsenews.com emorial Day weekend is almost here and many folks will be hitching up their boats and heading for the water. But the Army Corps of Engineers advises boaters to first take some precautions. Check out and service your trailer, boat, motor and other equipment. After a winter of storage, this is a must. Once you're on the water, remember, warm spring days can be misleading. The water is still very cold. If you fall from your boat, or your boat capsizes, you're in for a shock, especially if you're not wearing a life jacket. Upon the initial plunge, the cold water takes your breath away. Your muscles tense, and you may get painful cramps. With a life jacket, you can stay afloat and stay alive. Without one, you may not be able to swim at all. The Corps urges boaters to always wear a life jacket. It is especially important this time of year when the water is deceptively cold. Remember, life jacket worn, nobody mourns.

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$26 Million in New Federal Funds to Expand Child Care Assistance Program GOVERNOR HUTCHISON

ith $26 million in new federal child care block-grant funds coming to Arkansas, the Department of Human Services (DHS) can provide child care assisW tance for up to 3,800 additional children from low-income families – enough to eliminate a waiting list for assistance and still have available funding. This increases the number of children served through the DHS Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education by 70 percent. Currently, 2,056 eligible

children are waiting for assistance because of past funding constraints. “I am grateful that Congress and President Trump saw fit to send more money back to the states,” Governor Asa Hutchinson said. “Success in life depends to a large degree on the quality of education early in life. This additional funding increases the number of children who will benefit from our first-rate early childhood programs and helps parents who are working or going to school.” About 10 percent of the $26 million must be used for professional development, infant/toddler initiatives, and for the improvement of the quality of child care in the state. The other 90 percent will go into the block-grant program, which is commonly called the “child care voucher” program, and directly serves families across the state. More than 5,300 children statewide are currently served through infant/toddler, pre-K, after-school and summer programs. “Arkansas has strong, high-quality early childhood programs, so it is exciting to know that we will be able to provide more hard-working families access to those services,” said Tonya Williams, director of the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education. “Research shows that the earlier you get children into high-quality learning programs, the better they will do as they progress through school.” To be eligible to receive child care assistance, there must be at least one child in the home age 12 or younger, and the household income cannot be above 200 percent of the federal poverty level. At least one parent must work at least 30 hours per week, go to school full time, or be enrolled in a certificate or training program. Programs that participate in the child care voucher program must also participate in the state quality improvement and rating system for child care, which ensures children are in high-quality educational settings. The additional block grant funding is part of the two-year budget deal that increased the Child Care Development Block Grant funding by $5.8 billion. Congress approved the bill, and President Donald Trump signed it in February.

AFTER ALL OF THESE YEARS On Sunday, May 20th, my wife, Helen, and I celebrated our 65 years together. Our little Church family and our own family made it an occasion to be remembered in the years to come. Many of the people who know us ask the question “how did you do it?” The answer is not all that complicated. The problem in marriage, all marriages, and all close friendships, is that it is not just two people who have chosen each other as partners for life. The problem Is much bigger. In marriage two worlds collide. Different means and methods of doing things, and sometimes there are different value systems, even among Christians. And when those worlds collide tempers flare, hard words are often spoken, and sometimes people question whether it is worth it. My answer is simple: yes, it is worth it! And then some. Helen is in the nursing home now, and that has changed our lives in many ways, but it has only caused our love for each other to grow stronger. How? Because we CHOSE to love each other with His love. We choose; God enables. In the marriage between Helen and myself, many times our worlds collided. Sometimes anger raised its nasty head. But, no matter, we have always loved each other. Uh-oh. Get this: love is not an emotion! It will produce emotions, but love itself is not an emotion. Emotions come and go. In all things, emotions come and go. Emotions are not dependable and they are certainly not a good foundation for a marital relationship. Marriages entered into because of emotional involvement, no matter how deep, are doomed to failure unless some significant changes happen. The change that must happen is that sooner or later we must realize that love is a choice we make! We choose, and when we choose according to principles that God has given to us in His Book, He enables us to live up to our choices: We choose; God enables! Helen and I went through just about everything that other couples go through. But we chose to make it work. And it has. And it is better now than it has ever been. And as we choose, day by day, to continue to love each other, with a kind of love that only God can give, He will enable us, and it will get even better! O yes, did I tell you that we are both in our middle eighties? Worlds collide in little things as well as big things. I remember a man who was brought up in a family in which the mother took out the garbage. I remember also a woman who was married to this man, whose father took out the garbage. To each of these the way It was done in their “world” was the way that it should be done. A little thing? Yes. Perhaps. But little things have a way of becoming very give things if there are no ground rules. And rule number one is “Do it God’s Way.” Rule number two is “It is no longer me and mine, it is always us and ours,” in all things. Self-centeredness is the worst of all enemies to marriage. And in marriage, as in all of life, the ground rues are found in a book, just one book, and that book is the Bible, the Words of God on all matters pertaining to our lives, preserved through the centuries and all kinds of efforts to destroy it, preserved just for us. Thousands of books have been written by “experts” on marriage. Only one is truly needed. If our choices are made with a desire to do things His Way, He will enable it! This little mantra has become important to me for the last few years: “We choose, God enables.” But we must choose. Helen and I chose to love each other; God made it happen. My name is Gene Stacks and I approve of this message. PAID FOR BY GENE STACKS


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MARY LOONEY Mary Looney, age 71 of Board Camp, Arkansas, died, Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Mena Regional Health System. She was born on January 7, 1947 to John William and Minnie Eldora Woods Shirley in Poland, Georgia. Mary loved her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a pray warrior and was a member for over 50 years of the Midway Freewill Baptist Church. Mary enjoyed gardening and taking care of her family, crocheting and cooking with some of the family favorites being her delicious potato soup, hot biscuits and chocolate gravy and deviled eggs. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Joseph Jolley and Sonny Boy Shirley; her twin sister, Martha Musick and three more sisters, Monnet Wilcox, Joy Watson and Eldora Jolley. Mary is survived by her husband of 49 years, Alvin Looney of Board Camp; her sons and daughters in law, Perry and Jenifie Looney of Board Camp, Tony Cox of Board Camp, Shane Cox of Cove and Jeffrey and Michelle Cox of Locust Grove, Oklahoma; two daughters and sons in law, Dorothy and Frank Weaver Jr. of Pocola, Oklahoma and Amanda and Charles Hensley of Mena; three brothers, Benny Jolley of Wynne, Arkansas, David Shirley of Americans, Georgia and Auther Shirley of Mena; two sisters, Mildred Huyer of Wildimar, California and Becky Womac of Athens, Tennessee; seventeen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchild; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Graveside services were Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Board Camp Cemetery with Brother Troy Denton officiating. Visitation was Tuesday, May 22,

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FRANK KEYKENDALL Mr. Frank Kuykendall passed away Thursday May 17, 2018 at his home in Timpson, Texas. Frank was born on January 1, 1944 to the late Edgar Joseph and Momel Johnson Kuykendall in Fittstown, Oklahoma. Frank was surrounded with love by wife, Wilma, and family in his final moments in their home. He was a professional truck driver for all his adult life. During Frank’s time off, he greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing for relaxation. In those moments of not being on the road driving, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all that knew him and will be dearly missed. Frank is survived by wife Wilma Weaton Kuykendall of Timpson, Tx. His sons William Glenn Kuykendall, Nick Sherrouse and wife Rebecca of Springfield, Va. Grand-children Tiffany Sherrouse MacDowell of San Jose, Ca., Ashley Sherrouse Hill of Stockton, Ca. Sister Stella Brewer Gathright and husband James of Wickes and Lockesburg, Ar. Frank is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and host of other family and friends. Frank was preceded in death by Father and Mother: Edgar Joseph and Momel Kuykendall, Son: Troy Gene Sherrouse, Brothers: James, Raymond (Bud) and Floyd Kuykendall, Sisters: Margarett Brock, Helen Brock, Marie Powell Sneed. Pallbearers will be Bobby Kuykendall, Greg Norman, Michael Harwood, Joe Kuykendall, Monty Reagan and Daniels. Mr. Frank Kuykendall Service was Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Daniel Cemetery Chapel in Wickes, Arkansas. Interment will follow in the Daniels Cemetery under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Visitation was Monday May 21, 2018 from 6:00 – 800P.M. at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Online obituary available at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

BERTHA DAVIS Bertha Davis age 99, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas.

Bertha was born on August 26, 1918 in Stamford, Connecticut to the late Henry Landsfeld and the late Marie Slaner Landsfeld. She enjoyed cooking meals for her family and friends. Bertha had a kind and thoughtful heart and she showed her concern by helping neighbors and others when help was needed. Most of all she loved her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She is survived by her daughters Janice Davis of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Patricia Young of Southern Pines, North Carolina, Sharon Cole and husband Farrell of Mena, Arkansas, Nancy Wright and husband Ed of Mena, Arkansas. Eleven grandchildren and thirty-two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Marie Landsfeld, husband W.R. “Bill” Davis, sister Rose Landsfeld and Mary Cavallerano and a brother Jerry Landsfeld. The family would like to acknowledge Vicky Hughes and staff at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab for their special care and attention to our mother. Funeral services were Monday, May 21, 2018 at Beasley Wood Chapel at 10:00 a.m. with Brother Jerry Taylor officiating. Interment followed in the White Oak Cemetery in Mena, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Family and friend’s visitation was Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Beasley Wood Chapel from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Pallbearers were Lucas Turner, Jimmie Jacobs, Jarred Jacobs, Steven Jacobs, Greg Williams, and Bailey Turner.

DON (SARGE) LEE SARGENT Don (Sarge) Lee Sargent, 50, of Red Oak, TX passed away on May4, 2018 in Waxahachie, TX. Don was born in Springfield, MO, grew up in Cove, AR and graduated from Van-Cove High School. Don will be remembered for his unique sense of humor, his mischievous practical jokes and his ability to make others laugh. When he was not working, his favorite pastime was hunting in Arkansas and spending every possible moment with his son Wyatt. There are no words to describe the love don had for his son, Wyatt was his whole world and he made sure that Wyatt and everyone else knew it. Wyatt wants his dad to be remembered as the best Dad in the world, a strong, funny, loving and amazing man who enjoyed nothing more than making people laugh. Don is survived by his son Wyatt Sargent,

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MHS delegates to attend Girls State, Boys State M

ena High School has announced the students who will be attending Arkansas Girls State and Arkansas Boys State this summer as delegates from the high school. Hannah McDonald, Caroline Morgan, and Kara O’Donnal will be attending Arkansas Girls State, while Noah Swall and Taylor Wiseman will be attending Arkansas Boys State. Both of these programs will take place May 27 through June 1. Arkansas Girls State is held at the campus of Harding University, in Searcy, while Arkansas Boys State is held at the campus of the University of Central Arkansas, in Conway. The programs are eligible to students who have just completed their junior year of high school. The purpose of these programs focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governing bodies and elected public officials. It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of its respective city, county and state governments. It is also to inform students about the duties, privileges, and participation in the functioning of their government; and to help them grasp the meaning of some of the responsibilities which they must assume when they become adults.

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Using high-definition cameras, Veterans can now speak directly with a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) representative who has access to benefit information at their fingertips. This initiative allows Veterans to “meet” face-to-face with VA Regional Office staff without incurring the expense and inconvenience of traveling to the VA Regional Office in North Little Rock. By using a secure, video conferencing system available at the Mena Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), the Telebenefits program will enable Veterans in Mena and surrounding communities the opportunity to have a virtual, in-person meeting with a representative at the Little Rock Regional Benefits Office. The most common questions asked are about eligibility for service-connected compensation, nonservice-connected pension, survivor benefits, burial benefits, guaranteed VA home loans, specially adapted housing and automobile grants, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, and education benefits. Veterans interested in participating in the Telebenefits program can call the CBOC in Mena at (501) 609-2700 (Opt 3) to schedule a Telebenefits session. The CBOC is located at: 300 S. Morrow Street, Mena, AR 71953.

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Conifex Timber Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with BW SLC Holdings, LLC ("BW SLC"), an affiliate of Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC ("Blue Wolf") and the minority shareholders of Caddo River Forest Products, LLC (together with BW SLC, the "Vendors") to purchase all of the outstanding membership interests of Suwannee Lumber Holding Company, LLC, Suwannee Timber Management, LLC and Caddo River Forest Products, LLC (collectively, the "BW Group"). The BW Group owns the Suwannee sawmill in Cross City, Florida (the "Suwannee Mill") and the Caddo River sawmill in Glenwood, Arkansas (the "Caddo River Mill"), which both primarily produce Southern Yellow Pine ("SYP") softwood lumber and specialty products like decking.The Suwannee Mill and Caddo River Mill each have an annual dimension lumber capacity of approximately 185 million board feet on a two-shift basis. As a result of this transaction, Conifex's annual lumber production capacity will increase by approximately 50% to 1.1 billion board feet while its dimension lumber platform in the Southern U.S. will increase by 200% to approximately 550 million board feet, representing approximately 50% of the Company's total pro forma lumber capacity. Further, the acquired mills add premium priced SYP decking products to our current product mix, along with long established customer relationships in Florida and the Southern and Eastern U.S. Both the Suwannee Mill and Caddo River Mill have had significant modernization projects completed in recent years. Most recently, a US$12 million modernization and optimization project was completed at the Suwannee Mill in 2017 and approximately US$14 million of capital expenditures were completed at the Caddo River Mill in connection with its re-start in May 2017. In the first quarter of 2018 and for the full year in 2017, the BW Group generated Adjusted EBITDA of US$5.5 million and US$14.0 million, respectively, on sales of US$32.6 million and US$101.1 million, respectively. Conifex estimates that integrating the acquired mills with its existing operations will generate over US$5 million in synergies through procurement opportunities, cost benefits, customer service rationalization, and providing business support services to an expanded number of mill locations. Conifex believes these annual run-rate benefits will be achieved within 12 months of closing the transaction. Ken Shields, Conifex's President and CEO, stated: • "This is a highly strategic and transformative transaction for Conifex. It brings together two successful growth oriented companies to create a leading SYP lumber producer. • The Suwannee and Caddo River mills significantly increase our presence in the U.S. South, which we have identified as an important strategic area with proximity to high-quality and abundant fibre supply in addition to some of North America's fastest growing population centres and housing markets. • The Suwannee and Caddo River mills' culture and operations provide an ideal fit to increase our profitability and provide a launching pad to scale our business and compete with the best sawmills in North America. • We are also well positioned to realize upon the ramp up in production at the Caddo River mill and our El Dorado mill during the balance of 2018 and next year. • The transaction positions us to capitalize on the continued recovery in the U.S. and, along with our current operations create a platform for growth and enhance returns for our stakeholders." Mr. Shields concluded: "We look forward to welcoming all Suwannee and Caddo River employees to the Conifex family." Charles P. Miller, a partner of Blue Wolf who will join the board of Conifex, said: "After many years of investing in the sawmill industry in the Southeastern US, we are excited to join forces with the Conifex team, whose values and commitment to their employees, communities, and customers parallel our own. As a result of this transaction we will continue to be significant investors in Conifex and we firmly believe that the scale of our combined companies will makeall of the mills in the system stronger, more competitive, and better able to continue a culture of investment, expansion, and continuous improvement."

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Kansas City Southern train derailed in Polk County last Thursday afternoon near Wickes causing two county road railroad crossings to be shut down for a couple of hours. Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer said that 12 coal cars derailed just north of Wickes near Polk County road 485. The cars and about 100 yards of track were destroyed. Crossings at Polk County Roads 485 and 8 were blocked by wreckage and closed until crews could clear them. Sawyer said there were no injuries. Kansas City Southern is investigating and trying to determine the cause of the derailment. This section of track where the derailment happened had just recently been worked on.

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he Mena High School Class of 2018 saw their 13-year public school journey come to a celebratory conclusion this past Sunday, May 20, as MHS held its graduation ceremony. For the second consecutive year, the weather has allowed for graduation to be held on the field of Bearcat Stadium, welcoming in an outpouring of family, friends, faculty, alumni, and community support. The Class of 2018 marks the 110th graduating class in Mena High School’s history, featuring 140 graduates on the roster to be recognized. Among these names was a tribute to Dakota Lee Michael Atkinson, who passed away in a car accident six years ago, when this class of students was in 6th grade. A chair was set up in is honor, with a graduation cap and gown draped on it to recognize him on what would have been his graduation day. An opening prayer was said by Haley Montgomery, of the Fellowship of Christian Students, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by the eleven MHS Seniors who have enlisted into the military. The graduation speech was delivered by the duo of Seniors Cody Gee and Raychel Woody, followed by Senior Sarah Rose’s vocal performance of the song How Does a Moment Last Forever. MHS Counselor Pam Gross announced the 2018 graduates who have received scholarships, which included a list of 64 students, for a total offered value of $3,244,598. Of this year’s graduates, 54% of the students have been offered scholarships toward their next step in their education careers. Mena Public Schools Superintendent Benny Weston presented the names of the graduates, as Mena School Board President Robby Hines awarded the diplomas.

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Mena Joins Main Street Arkansas Downtown Revitalization Network

Mena has joined the Main Street Arkansas (MSA) network of cities actively revitalizing their historic commercial by becoming part of MSA’s Arkansas Downtown Network (ADN). Main Street Arkansas is a program area of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Among the services and benefits ADN cities receive are access to Main Street Arkansas’s quarterly trainings, organizational assistance and limited technical assistance from Main Street staff members. Mena was previously a Main Street Arkansas city from 1994 to 2001. Pine Bluff and the Argenta Downtown Council have joined the Main Street Arkansas (MSA) network of cities actively revitalizing their historic commercial cores, while Hope and Prairie Grove also joined the Arkansas Downtown Network. Main Street Arkansas provides technical assistance and design services to help create economic development in the state’s downtown areas. The Main Street approach to downtown revitalization focuses on four areas: design, economic vitality, organization and promotion. Other cities currently involved in Main Street Arkansas are Batesville, Blytheville, Conway, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, Dumas, El Dorado, Eureka Springs, Helena-West Helena, Jonesboro, Little Rock’s South Main Street (SoMa), Osceola, Ozark, Paragould, Rogers, Russellville, Searcy, Siloam Springs, Texarkana and West Memphis. Other members of Main Street’s Arkansas Downtown Network are Heber Springs, Fort Smith, Hardy, Morrilton, Rector, Monticello, Arkadelphia, Clarksville, Warren, Wynne, Newport, Paris, Forrest City, Malvern and Pocahontas. Other sponsors of the Main Street Arkansas program are Preserve Arkansas and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. To learn more about Main Street Arkansas, visit http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/main-street/. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage responsible for the identification, evaluation, registration and preservation of the state’s cultural resources. Other divisions are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives. THE POLK COUNTY

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May 23, 2018

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ast Thursday, May 17th, the Cossatot River High School Athletic Department hosted their annual awards banquet at Cossatot River High School. To kick off the night, Cheer Coach Janelle Howell, awarded the Most Valuable Jr. High Cheerleader Award to Katie Dickson, and the Most Valuable Sr. High Cheerleader Award to Haley Warren. Following, Golf Coach Bryan Richardson awarded Kaylin McKee and Jaden Dering their State Qualifying CertiďŹ cates. For the Cross County awards, Coach Alexander awarded Denise Ruiz the Jr. High Girls Most Outstanding Award, Dalton McKenzie the Jr. High Boys Most Outstanding Award, and Brandon Marrufo the Sr. High Boys Most Outstanding Award. Coach Nick DePriest then followed in the ceremony with the Cossatot Lady Eagles softball awards. Savannah White was awarded the Most Valuable Hitter award. For earning the most walks, Kaylin McKee was awarded the Eagle Eye Award. For good defense, RyLee Dering and Jaden Dering were awarded Gold Glove awards. Shanna Johnson was honored for her great season on the mound with the Top Pitcher award. Jasey Holm was awarded the Most Improved award, as Lauren Driver was given the Lady Eagles Spirit award. Savannah White was named the Most Valuable Player for the Lady Eagles this season, and along with Shanna Johnson was awarded All-Conference Honors. For Baseball, Cody Brown was awarded the Outstanding Pitcher award by Coach Bryan Richardson. Matthew Littell then followed and took home the Eagles Spirit award. Rylee Stevenson was awarded the Most Improved award, as Gavin Ralls was given the Eagle Eye award. Honoring is work in the ďŹ eld, Bailey Wise was awarded the Gold Glove award. Brayden Smith received All-Conference Honorable Mention and Cody Brown was awarded All-Conference Honors. Jaden Dering was awarded the Jr. Girls Most Outstanding Track Athlete by Coach Alexander, and Dalton McKenzie was awarded the Jr. Boys Most Outstanding Track Athlete. Savannah White was awarded the Best Defensive Player awarded by Jr. Girls basketball Coach Bryan Richardson. Kortlyn McKee took home the Most Improved Player award, and Jaden Dering won the Hustle Award. Kaylin McKee was awarded the Playmaker Award, while Sasha Richardson was honored with the Most Assists award. Finally, Kayla Richardson was awarded the Best Offensive Player award, and Landrie Tadlock won the All-Around Award. For Jr. High Boys Basketball, Coach Alexander awarded Trayton Johnson the Best Attitude Award and Payton Taylor the Hustle Award. Victor Trinidad won the Playmaker Award, and Enrique Loredo was awarded the Most Improved Award. The Defensive MVP Award went to Victor Trinidad and the Offensive MVP Award went to Hunter Burke. Senior High Girls Basketball Coach Tyler Timms awarded Shanna Johnson and Lauren Driver the Best Attitude Awards. Harley Dering won the Hustle Award, Jade Richardson the Most Improved Award, Ashlen Gonzalez the Most Rebounds Award, Raegan Richardson the Best Free-Throw Percentage Award, Jacie Wilkerson the Best Defensive Player Award, Ashlen Gonzalez the Best Offensive Player award, Raegan Richardson the Playermaker Award, and Harley Dering the Scholar Athlete Award. Rhyen Martin and Jackie Wilkerson were all named All-Conference Honorable Mentions, as Ashlen Gonzalez, Raegan RIchardson, and Harley Dering were all awarded All-Conference Honors. Juan Trinidad was awarded the Best Free-Throw Percentage Award by Coach Cartiwright in Sr. High Boys Basketball. Cody Brown the Most Rebounds Award, Trenton Rosson the Best Offensive Player Award, Coy Frachiseur the Most Improved Award, Juan Trinidad the Playmaker Award, Brian Strother and Garrett Watkins Defensive Player Awards, Brayden Smith the Hustle Award, Gavin Ralls the Attitude Award, and Drayvon Brock the Scholar Athlete Award. Trenton Rosson was named All-Conference Honorable Mention, as Cody Brown and Juan Trinidad were both awarded All-Conference Honors. For the Lady Eagles Soccer Awards, Coach Fryar began by honoring his seniors, Zebera Schmidt and Elizabeth Richardson. Following, Ingrid Cortez was awarded the Most Improved Award, Brenci Maruffo the Hustle Award, Zebera Schmidt the Attitude Award, Elizabeth Richardson the Leadership Award, Rhyen Martin the Defense Award, Ashlen Gonzalez the Offense (most goals scored) Award, Esperanza Ortiz the Dedication Award, Natalia Alarcon the Positive Award, and Katya Gonzalez the Most Valuable Player Award. Ashlen Gonzalez was also honored as an All-Conference Player. To end the banquet, Coach Fryar awarded his Sr. High Boys Soccer Awards. To begin, seniors Jonathon Rye, Jose Rios, Sebastian Medina, Brian Ruelas, Daniel Zuniga, Juan Trinidad, Callum Buchanan, and Daniel Perez were honored. Miguel Ortiz was awarded the Attitude Award, Sixto Aguilar the Most Improved Player, Callum Buchanan the Hustle Award, Juan Trinidad the Leadership Award, Miguel Ortiz and Brandon Marrufo Defensive Awards, and Daniel Perez the Offensive Award. Brandon Marrufo and Jesus Rodriguez were awarded All-Conference Honors, as Daniel Zuniga, Daniel Perez, Juan Trinidad, and Jose Rios were awarded All-State Honors.


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or decades, untold thousands of people from many states, and even foreign countries, have enjoyed a ride on the miniature train atop Rich Mountain at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. But this special treat for park visitors and area residents will soon be no more. The Arkansas Parks and Tourism Commission voted last week to close down the privately owned concession and use the space for a walking trail. Grady Spann, the Arkansas State Parks Director, said the commission felt like the space the track used would be better utilized for the trail and special areas along the trail for activities everyone could enjoy year around. Spann would not say whether or not the store, called the Mountain Glory Station, that sells food and souvenirs and doubles as the train station would close as well. The train, track, and building belong to Montgomery County businessman Ronnie Waggoner. In 2017 almost 7,000 people rode the train and many more enjoyed watching their children or grandchildren take a ride on the train that over the decades has become as much a part of the park experience as anything. The petting zoo and miniature golf course were closed some time ago. After news of the closing of the train became known last week, thousands reacted on social media in support of the train and several petitions were started. State Representative John Maddox of Mena has asked the Parks and Tourism Commission to rescind their decision and take a look at all the attractions at the park. Maddox is talking with Parks Director Grady Spann and hopeful that something can be done to save the train attraction and maybe even add additional things at the Queen Wilhelmina State Park for visitors and area residents to enjoy. Ronnie Waggoner, the train owner, told KENA and The Pulse that he wanted to try and work something out with Parks and Tourism to keep the train going if at all possible. Waggoner said that Memorial Day weekend was usually a very busy weekend for the train and that it would be unlikely that anything could be worked out to be open this Memorial Day. Contact information for those wanting to comment about the closing of the miniature train at Queen Wilhelmina State Park near Mena. Arkansas Parks & Tourism 501-682-7777 Arkansas State Parks Director's OfďŹ ce 501-682-7743 State Representative John Maddox 479-394-6060 State Senator Larry Teague 870-845-5303 Governor Asa Hutchinson 501-682-2345

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THURSDAY – 05/24/18 • 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. • 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Cossatot Senior Center will host a Caregivers meeting covering “Heart Health” with guest speaker Kristi Cowell, RN from the University of AR for Medical Sciences. • 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. – 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. – Alcoholics Anonymous Women’s Meeting at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy, 71, S., Mena. 479-2164606 or 479-243-0297. • 5:30 p.m. – Weight Watchers meets at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Education Wing, West End. Call 479-234-2297 for more information. • 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 479-243-0297. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. FRIDAY – 05/25/18 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 12:00 p.m. – PCDC Board of Directors will meet 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. – Mena Arkansas Jr. Rodeo at

the Polk County fairgrounds • 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 – 05/26/18 • 6:00 a.m. – 29th Annual Tri-Lakes Big Bass Tournament sponsored by the De Queen Sevier County Chamber of Commerce. For more information call 870-642-2425 or 870-584-3225. • 7:00 a.m. – Farmers Market at the Mena Depot on Sherwood. • 8:00 a.m. – Decoration Day at Rock Springs Cemetery, Possey Hollow. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 11:00 a.m. – The Cureton-Fair Family Reunion will be held at the Vandervoort community center. For more information contact Lou Hughes at 870-334-2610 • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. • 7:00 p.m. – Mena Arkansas Jr. Rodeo at the Polk County fairgrounds • 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 – 05/27/18 • 8 a.m. – Decoration Day at Board Camp Cemetery • 2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 3:00 p.m. – Worship service is held at Sulpher Springs Church. • 5:00 p.m. – United Methodist Youth Group at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. MONDAY – 05/28/18 • 10:45 a.m. – Memorial Day Celebration at the Wickes Daniel Cemetery. • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. • 6:00 p.m. - Clarice’s Room of Hope

group gathering will be held at 403 North Morrow St., Suite C. • 6:00 p.m. – Home Front Warriors CMA Chapter 377 meeting at Limetree Restaurant. Meeting follows meal. • 6:00 p.m. – We The People Tea Party meets at Polk County Public Library North Room. • 6:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America Troop 92 meets at First United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 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. TUESDAY – 05/29/18 • 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 driver’s 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. • 5:15 p.m. – Healthy Connections Board of Directors Meeting in the Healthy Connections Conference room. Meeting is open to the public. • 6 – 8 p.m. – Country and Gospel music is played at the Polk County Housing Authority Community Room. • 7:00 p.m. – Dallas Valley RVFD will meet for training at the Fire House.

• 7:00 p.m. – Acorn Fire & Rescue will meet at the Fire Department. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First United Methodist Church, 9th & Port Arthur. 479-234-2887 or 479-234-3043. WEDNESDAY – 05/30/18 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 12:00 p.m. - The Emergency warning sirens will be tested in Mena. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library is open. • 5:30 p.m. – Dinner at Christ Community Fellowship followed by services at 6:15 p.m. services for Youth, Children’s Activities, Young Adult and Adult Bible studies. • 5:45 p.m. – The Mena First United Methodist Church Kidz will meet. • 6:00 p.m. – Warriors for Christ will meet at the Southside Church of God. • 6:15 p.m. – Dallas Avenue Baptist Church offers Discovery Kids – Kindergarten Thru 5th Grade; Collide Youth Ministry – 6th Thru 12th Grades; and Adult Bible Study. • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Trek and Varsity for Middle and High School students at Grace Bible Church, 1911 Hwy 71 N. Mena. All Area Middle and High School students are welcome. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 7:00 p.m. – Inquiry Classes into the Catholic Faith will be held in the St. Thomas House at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 203 8th Street, and continue through Easter 2018. No cost or obligation, anyone interested is invited. Call 479-394-1017 for more information.

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SHERIFF’S LOG The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of May 14, 2018 – May 20, 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.

a Minor. The juvenile was released to a parent/guardian. Also, arrested was Hanlon Caldwell, 22, of Mena, on a Charge of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Report of a tractor on fire on Highway 375 West near Potter. Deputy responded. Report of a structure fire on Polk 116 near Mena. Deputy responded. Investigation continues into origin of the fire. Report from complainant on Amber Lane near Mena of $900 in damages done to vehicle windows. Deputy responded. Report from complainant on Polk 238 near Mena of potential fraud. Suspect agreed to complete the job that was agreed upon.

Report of a disturbance on Trailwood Lane near Mena. Complainant refused to press charges. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. MAY 15, 2018 Report of a suspicious person on Polk 76 West near Mena led to the arrest of John K. Robertson, 43, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of Meth/Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Warrants for Failure to Appear and Violation of Suspended Imposition of Sentence. Report from complainant on Highway 8 West near Rocky of an attempted breakin. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 32 near Cove of being threatened by an acquaintance. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report of an overdue person led to a 15-year-old female being issued a Juvenile Citation for Possession of Alcohol by

Report of a one-vehicle accident on Highway 8 East near Mena. Deputy responded. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Mena led to a Citation for Driving without a License being issued to Carlos Gonzalez-Guerrero, 61, of Wickes.

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Report from complainant on Polk 44 near Mena of a possible phone scam. Report from complainant on Highway 71 South in Hatfield of damage done to four tires, totaling losses at $300.00.

MAY 18, 2018

Report from Mena Regional Health System of a dog bite victim. Owner was advised to quarantine the animal for ten days. Arrested was Brandi F. Sanders, 31, of Hot Springs, on Warrants for Failure to Appear and two counts of Failure to Comply with a Court Order. Arrested was Kyle A. McCabe, 37, of Little Rock, on a Warrant for Felony Failure to Appear. Arrested was Tony P. Foster, 32, of Mena, on a Warrant for Theft by Receiving. Arrested was Adam L.

Dollarhyde, 29, of Hot Springs, on Warrants for Failure to Appear and four counts of Failure to Comply with a Court Order. Arrested was Roger A. T. Burton, 29, of Hatfield, on Charges of Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, No proof of Insurance and No Vehicle License, and Warrants for Theft of Property and six counts of Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

MAY 19, 2018

Report of a structure fire on Rosson Lane near Ink. Deputy responded. Investigation continues into the origin of the fire. Report of an ATV accident near the hady community. Deputy responded. Report of a disturbance on Polk 63 near Board Camp led to the arrest of Sarina B. Floyd, 41, of Mena, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct. Also arrested was Timothy Bass, 38, of Mena, on Charges of Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Impersonation 2nd Degree, Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, No Proof of Insurance and a Warrant for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Report from complainant on Highway 88 East near Cherry Hill of a trespasser on their property. Investigation continues. Arrested by an officer with the U.S. Forest Service was Donathan L. E. Herron, 21, of Oden, on Charges of Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, No Driver’s License and No Proof of Insurance, and a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

MAY 20, 2018

Report from a business on Highway 71 South in Potter of the receipt of a counterfeit $100 bill. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 75 near Mena of an unauthorized person on their property led to a Citation for Criminal Trespass being issued to Donnie R. Dollarhyde, 44, of Mt. Ida. Report from complainant on Polk 60 near Board Camp of an unauthorized person on their property. Investigation continues. Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked three vehicle accidents this week. Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 19 Incarcerated Inmates, with 8 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

MENA POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS FOR WEEKS OF MAY 13, 2018 THROUGH MAY 19, 2018 FOLLOWS: MAY 13 &14, 2018

Robert Thrash, 19, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

MAY 15, 2018

Report was made of a missing wallet. Case is pending further information. Darren Mullins, 49, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Chad N. Watts, 27, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Mena Police Department.

MAY 16, 2018

Amber Thomasson, 39, of Mena was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and criminal impersonation after a call to a disturbance at a local residence. Matthew Warren Hackworth, 33, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct after officers responded to a call of a fight at a house in Mena.

MAY 17, 2018

A local man reported that he had been attacked by an acquaintance. Case is pending location and interview of suspect. A DeQueen woman reported that she is being harassed by her estranges husband. Case is pending. Dennis Charles Dozier, 39, of Mena was arrested on a warrant from Montgomery County. Jennifer Hale, 24, of Pine Ridge was arrested on five outstanding warrants.

MAY 18, 2018

A Mena woman reported that she had physically attacked by an unknown woman. Case is pending. A Jonesville, Louisiana man reported that while he was staying overnight in a mena motel someone stole the license plate from his motorcycle. Case pending.

MAY 19, 2018

Employees at a local convenience store reported that a woman came into the business and made threats and was disruptive. No charges have been filed.


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2018

finance with GMF

$48,565

$44,760

4WD LT

$33,253

$11,507 Off MSRP B7374

$47,715 $47,715

Gentry Dscnt -5,280 Gentry Dscnt -5,280 Consumer cash -1,000 Consumer cash -1,000 GMF DPA -1,000 GMF DPA -1,000 Increment/Cash -3,000 Increment/Cash -3,000 Bonus Cash -2,000 Bonus Cash -2,000 ____________ ____________

$35,435 $35,435

$12,280 $12,280 Off Off MSRP MSRP X7431

MSRP $36,135 Gentry Discount -$2,468 Bonus Cash -$1,000 Conquest Offer -$2,000

P7382

$30,667 * must finance with GMF

entry entry hevrolet hevrolet

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

P7552 MSRP $25,440 P7552 Gentry Discount -$1,215 ** must finance with must finance with GMF GMF Stand Alone Incentive -$4,273

$19,952

Cheverolet Cheverolet Silverad Silverad oo 1500 1500 Crew Crew Cab Cab Short Short Box Box $49,450

MSRP MSRP

$49,450

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

2018

4WD 4WD TX TX Ed Ed

MSRP $48,790 Gentry Discount -$5,120 Chevy Silverado Consumer Cash -$1,000 2500 Incremental Cash -$2,000 $37,295 $11,120 $12,155 Bonus Cash - $2,000 P7480 P7480 OFF GMF DPA -$1,000 OffP7570 MSRP * must finance with GMF

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

* Must Finance with GMF

MSRP

$37,670

2017

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

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

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

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

MSRP MSRP

2018 2018

Chevy Colorado Cheverolet Silverad o 1500 Double Cab Std Box MSRP

2018 2018

Cheverolet Cheverolet Silverado Silverado 1500 1500 Crew Cab Short Box

2018 2018

Cheverolet Cheverolet Silverad Silverad oo 1500 Crew Cab Short Box $51,3351500 Crew Cab Short Box $51,335

May 23, 2018

4WD LT

MSRP $45,685 Gentry Discount -$3,066 Increment/Cash -2,000 Chevy Silverado Consumer Cash -$2,000 Bonus Cash -2,000 1500 ____________ Incremental Cash -$2,000 $11,066$33,253 Bonus Cash - $2,000 OFF Flex Cash -$2,000 $11,507 P7381 P6849

Off MSRP

$34,619

* must finance with GMF

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DeHwy Queen, AR 1027 70 East De Queen, AR 1-800-649-9929 1-800-649-9929 www.GentryChevyInc.com

May 23, 2018  
May 23, 2018