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FROM SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE

he state Transportation Department has begun a new type of bidding and contracting that is designed to reduce cost overruns while increasing accountability. The new project management method was authorized by the legislature last year in Act 809 of 2017. It enables the Transportation Department to complete three projects using a “construction manager/ general contractor” method. Highway officials and engineers often call it the CMGC method. For traditional projects, the department publishes a detailed description of a highway or bridge project, including its specifications. Then highway officials open bids from private contractors and usually, but not always, the department then signs a contract with the firm that submitted the lowest bid. Sometimes the lowest bid is disqualified because the contractor is not able to meet construction standards, or cannot finish the project on schedule, or lacks bonding and insurance coverage. The CMGC method is different because the department first selects a private firm, with engineering and construction experience, to help design the project. When the private firm participates in pre-construction, there is an incentive for the firm to hold down costs. Act 809 summarizes the idea: “The cost-effective benefits are achieved by shifting the liability and risk for cost containment and transportation project scheduling to the construction manager, which leads many states to call this method the "construction manager at-risk method." For now, the Transportation Department is limited to three projects using the CMGC method, and their total costs may not exceed $200 million. Act 809 limits the cost of the first project to $70 million. The first project will be a busy intersection in a west Little Rock suburb, where Highway 10 runs east and west and Interstate 430 runs north and south. Its estimated cost is $58 million. The department has selected engineering firms to work with its staff on the project’s design, and on other pre-construction tasks. The department has also chosen an engineering firm to be an independent, third party consultant that will develop its own cost estimates. One goal of the new system is to avoid surprises that could run up the project’s costs. At its April meeting the Arkansas Highway Commission opened bids for 69 projects. Their estimated cost will total $153.8 million. The department collected more than $308 million in revenue in March. The main source was motor fuels taxes, paid at the gas pump by drivers. They were $217.5 million in March. Registration of trucks and heavy vehicles brought in $66.3 million in March, while permit fees and penalties generated another $11.8 million. Revenue from a severance tax on natural gas brought the department $18.3 million. Motor fuel consumption has gone up slightly over the past 12 months. A total of about 2.1 billion gallons were purchased in Arkansas. That represents three categories, the largest being gasoline at 1.5 billion gallons. About 644 million gallons of diesel were consumed, and a little less than a million gallons of alternative fuels were consumed. Diesel consumption was up 3 percent, gasoline consumption was down 0.15 percent and alternative fuel consumption went up dramatically, by 160 percent.

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ickets for Ouachita Little Theatre’s production of Godspell, the 1971 groundbreaking musical production, are on sale now at the theatre office on Main Street. Reserved seating is available, as well as season ticket information, 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM weekdays. Godspell, a lively, retro-hipster account of biblical stories surrounding the teachings of Christ, is directed by Jessica Kropp. She is assisted by Music Director Judy Kropp, Scenic Director Lorraine Timmerman, and Choreographers Gini and April Burt. This musical boasts a stellar cast. Opening night is Thursday, May 17 followed by performances on May 18,19,25, 26, and 27. More than just entertainment, Godspell delivers a strong message of hope that is as relevant in today’s world as it has ever been. Jackie Biard will be directing JOLT’s “Alice in Football Land”. Auditions will be May 1 and 3 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm at the Ouachita Little Theatre. The show will play two weekends starting June 29. May 9 is an important date for Ouachita Little Theatre, as it is the annual business meeting for members beginning at 5:30 PM at OLT. A slate of officers and board members will be up for election, and business will be conducted in a format where interested parties can contribute ideas and opinions. Also, OLT constitutional amendments will be voted on during this meeting. In addition, May 9 is also monthly movie party night. The movie will begin as soon as the meeting is over, probably around 6:15 or 6:30 PM. This month’s selection is the Marx Brothers’ “Night at the Opera.” If you have never seen a Marx Brothers’ movie, you are missing a part of pop cultural history. Prepare for some old-fashioned belly- laughs and bring the kids for this classic G rated comedy. Concessions for $1 and donations accepted. The Lyric Players, who have been delighting audiences with their pre-movie performances, will not be performing May 9, but are nonetheless busy preparing for special June performances. The OLT Lyric Players are once again participating in the activities for the Lum and Abner Days Festival. They will meet May 5, 2:30 PM, at the Subway restaurant at 1325 Hwy 71 S to make plans and casting choices. Lyric Players facilitator Janelle Baldwin states, “We are thrilled to have been asked to help embody more of the spirit of our local Lum and Abner heritage by bringing some of their much-loved characters to life. Festival goers will have opportunity to meet some of our native sons’ most enchanting characters such as Squire Skimp, Grandpap, Widder Beaumont, and even Lum and Abner themselves, as they wander among visitors and locals during the annual celebration this year.” In addition, Baldwin tells us they will be performing re-creations of famous radio Lum & Abner performances played by the readers’ theater troupe. Interested parties can join the Lyric Players at the meeting or contact Janelle Baldwin at 479-243-6486 or email at duzmags@windstream.net.

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The Mena Lions Club heard Gerrud Wallaert from Austin, Texas last week at their meeting talk about the wind power industry. Wallaert is the vice president of engineering of E. ON, one of the largest wind generation companies in the world. Wallaert told the group that over 100,000 people are now employed in the wind generation industry and that there are numerous job opportunities as more power is generated by wind. Wallaert has a local connection, he is married to Kelly Davenport Wallaert, the daughter of John and Marilyn Davenport of Mena.

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Opportunities for Arkansas

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNER

In December of last year, the United States Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which had an immediate positive impact on the economy in our nation and in Arkansas. But there was more good news for the state. Another tax-relief element of the act is the Opportunity Zones, which grants investors a break on capital gains taxes when they put their money into projects in designated low-income communities. The goal of the Opportunity Zones is to encourage private investment in distressed communities. President Trump saw this as a way of spreading the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to more Americans. In Arkansas, there are more than 300 low-income communities with the potential to attract investment and a high likelihood of success. The tax cut bill allows the governor of each state to nominate up to 25 percent of the low-income communities as Opportunity Zones. With the assistance of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and local economic leaders, I nominated 85 Opportunity Zones. Once the Treasury Department approves our choices, we can move ahead. This is an exciting development for Arkansas’s economic future. I am confident that investors will see the benefit in this program, which will breathe new life into communities and ensure that our state remains economically diverse and healthy. The Opportunity Zone program allows me to increase economic opportunities for all Arkansans in places all over the state, which was one of my goals from my first day in office. The designated zones range from El Dorado to Jonesboro; from Pine Bluff to Fort Smith. I am excited that the opportunity zones include the historic area of Hot Springs and some critical areas in Little Rock as well. As investors put money into Opportunity Zones, our economy will continue to grow, we will create new jobs, and the result is that Arkansans can choose to live and work in their own communities even as we attract more investors to the state.

Polk County Sales Tax BY CHRIS DANIEL

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Polk County Treasurer Tanya Fretz has released the general sales tax and road improvement sales tax numbers for April. Both are one percent taxes. - For April 2018 the taxes generated $122,218.90 each, which is a $6,827.45 increase over April of 2017. - To date in 2018 each tax has generated $501,915.60 for a total of $1,003,831.20. - The year to date total is an increase of $31,571.60 for each tax over the same period in 2017.

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BY MHS BEARFACTS

World War I Centennial Tree is now part of the Mena High School landscape, following a tree planting ceremony last Friday morning, April 27, at the school’s front lawn. Students, faculty, and area organizations all worked together to not only plant a Shumard Red Oak on the campus lawn, but also to carry out a ceremony that recognized those who fought for America’s freedom during WWI and all Veterans. Students, faculty, community members, area Veterans, and local representatives came together for this memorial ceremony and dedication. The program was led off by a welcome from MHS Junior Mackenzie McAllister, followed by dedications by MHS Civics and History teacher Julie Gordon and MHS Media Specialist Celeste Ashcraft. The MHS Band performed patriotic music at key times during the ceremony, led by Band Director Charles Morgan. While the tree had been placed in the ground before the ceremony began, the ceremonial dirt was shoveled in place by MHS Freshman students Cooper Anderle, Tori Evans, Ryan Donelson, Ivy Curtis, and Dustin Poor. Refreshments were served by FCCLA students following the ceremony. Mena High School students have been participating in a program through Civics classes with Mrs. Gordon and Freshman English classes with Mrs. Patricia Jackson, under the direction of MHS Media Specialist Mrs. Ashcraft, through the Arkansas Declaration of Learning Program. The program of study focused on WWI with the incorporation of art housed at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Diplomatic Reception Rooms, The Butler Center Galleries, and The Clinton Presidential Library. Also, through the program of study, students were required to complete a civics engagement project. MHS students in the program chose to plant a tree outside of MHS as part of the WWI Memorial Tree Project. The location of the tree at MHS will now be listed on the Arkansas register of the official website of the program. The Shumard Red Oak tree was chosen for its red fall foliage symbolizing the blood that was shed to protect our freedom during WWI. Besides Mrs. Gordon's and Mrs. Jackson's classes, many other organizations have been involved, including the Polk County Master Gardeners, Polk County Cooperative Extension Agents, the FFA Nursery & Landscape Team, MHS Band, FCCLA, and MHS Journalism.

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May 2, 2018 JOHN MADDOX

In 2017, State Revenue Offices served more than 2 million in-person customers. Although the process has been streamlined over the years, we recognize a trip during business hours to get your tags or license rarely convenient for your schedule. That is why we want to remind Arkansans about the services offered at www.mydmv.arkansas.gov . Just this year, the agency announced that you can now register new and used cars on the website and even order a duplicate driver’s license or ID. The “Skip the Trip” campaign was launched in hopes of eliminating hundreds of thousands of visits to Revenue Offices across the state. Other services available online include: ● Check Title Status Online – This service will help taxpayers to check the status of their application for title. ● Transfer Ownership – This service will help taxpayers to notify the Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) if they have sold their vehicle to another individual or to a dealer. ● Print Duplicate Registration – This service will help taxpayers to print a duplicate registration online. ● Estimated Sales Tax Calculator – This service will allow taxpayers to calculate how much state tax they will owe for a vehicle before registration. ● Online Pre-Registration – This service will allow taxpayers to input specific Motor Vehicle details and receive a confirmation code for submission. The taxpayer should present the confirmation code and necessary documents to their local State Revenue Office clerk to complete the transaction with minimal data input. ● Pre-Registration for First Time License or ID card – This will allow those obtaining a first-time license or ID card the opportunity to pre-register online, reducing time spent in the Revenue Office. ● Enter Medical Information – This will allow Commercial Drivers the opportunity to enter required medical information online. ● Change of Address Notification – Arkansans may now update any change of address online. State law requires notification within 10 days of a change of address. ● Request Records – Requests for records including a driver’s license status/clearance letter and a license reinstatement requirements letter may now be performed online. Arkansans can also renew their car tags, assess their personal property, pay their property taxes, order personalized license plates and download the voter registration form. Arkansas truck drivers can also find links to download the written CDL exam and take the online course to become a Certified Trucker Against Trafficking. Visit mydmv.arkansas.gov to see how you can “Skip the Trip” this year.

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EVELYN CHARLOTTE CARTER WEGNER Evelyn Charlotte Carter Wegner, age 88 of Mena, Arkansas, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at her home. She was born on February 25, 1930 to Everett William and Lola Smith Carter in Canyon, Texas. Evelyn spent most of her life as a homemaker, caring for her family and husband, who were always most important to her. She was a member of the Penuel Church in Hatfield and was known for her persistence as a prayer warrior. Evelyn was involved in Covenant Ministries from its beginning and touched the lives of thousands of women and children as she served and prayed for them. Evelyn loved dogs, sewing, playing pinochle and was an avid reader. She also took great pride in raising and showing Appaloosas. Evelyn was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob Wegner; one son, Wesley Wegner; and two brothers, Dewayne Carter and Vernon Carter. Evelyn is survived by one son, William Wegner of Dayton, Texas; one daughter, Edith Wegner-Ruth of Mena; five grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren both biological and spiritual, and host of other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be Friday, April

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27, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Penuel Church in Hatfield, Arkansas, with Pastor Daniel Egger officiating. Interment was at the Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Mena, Arkansas. Visitation was Friday, April 27, 2018 from 12:00-2:00 P.M .at the Penuel Church in Hatfield. Arrangements were entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Matt Dean, Dean Hughes, Sam Lively, Steve Robinson, Keith Rose and Jason Talamantez. Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh. com

WYNONA “JUNE” WILLIAMS Wynona “June” Williams age 84 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, April 25,

2018 in Mena. June was born on July 13, 1933 in Ringold, Oklahoma to the late Gilbert Collier and the late Dessie Elizabeth Barnes Collier. She was married to the late Raymond Williams and together they owned and operated Maple Avenue Dry Cleaners. June enjoyed and was a creative master seamstress. She dearly enjoyed being outdoors fishing and crystal hunting Most of all she loved her family, friends and spending time with them. June was a loving mother, grandmother, and a friend to all. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by a son, Scott Horner and wife Kathy of Mena, Arkansas. Daughters, Renee Thacker and husband Kevin of Mena, Arkansas, and Lynn Vanderveer of Andersonville, Tennessee. Grandchildren Michaela

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JUANITA CHRISTINE LEGATE

Juanita Christine Legate age 65 of Athens, Arkansas passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Dierks. She was born in Yakima, Washington on September 18, 1952 to the late Emmel Jackson Pate and the late Delores Rose Crow Pate. Mrs. Legate was married to James R. Legate. She worked in the health care business as a Nurses’ Aide. Juanita was a thoughtful and loving wife, mother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She is survived by husband James Legate of Athens, Arkansas. Son James D. Legate of Athens, Arkansas. Her Daughter Shanea Desrae Shelly of Ashdown, Arkansas. A brother Vernon Wayne Pate of Texarkana, Arkansas. Sister Brenda Trotter of Mena, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents Emmel and Deloris Pate, brother Douglas Pate, and infant son Chadwell Mitchell. Funeral service was Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Revival Center Church in Cove with Brother Larry Davis officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Visitation was general. Online website: Beasley Wood Funeral Home

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Dean Coverstone age 92 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Mount Ida, Arkansas. Mr. Coverstone was born on March 26, 1926 in Columbia City, Indiana the eldest child of Vesta Fry Coverstone and Earl Clifton Coverstone. He graduated from North Webster High School and served in the United States Army Field Artillery in the European Theater of Operations in World War ll attaining the rank of Tech Sergeant. Dean was married on April 8, 1945 to Jean Coy Coverstone. He retired from the Weatherhead Corporation in Syracuse, Indiana after 14 years. In the 1970’s in partnership with a brother he owned and operated Sock’s Marina on Webster Lake. He served as a consultant for Lyall Electric, later Dekko Cooperation. He and his wife owned January 2016 and operated the original Pebble6, Patch Ceramics and later Dean’s Dungeon Ceramics and Collectibles in North Webster, Indiana. Also, he was a pilot earning both a private and commercial license. Dean and Jean retired to Spring Hill, Florida in 1995, moving permanently to Arkansas in 2003.They attended Cherry Hill Methodist Church. He is survived by wife Jean Coverstone of Mt. Ida. Arkansas, sons Terry Coverstone and wife Pam of Citrus Springs, Florida, Lowell “Dino” Coverstone and wife Jeannie of Syracuse, Indiana Randy Coverstone and wife Elena of Newark, California. Five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Brothers Eugene Coverstone of Pierceton, Indiana, Don Coverstone of North Webster, Indiana, Ken Coverstone of Mena, Arkansas. Sister Mrs. Glenn (Bonnie) Martin of Columbia City, Indiana. Numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by is parents’ and a brother and a sister. Mr. Coverstone was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. His ashes will be interred in the cemetery in Leesburg, Indiana with a Memorial service for his family later.


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Louise Durham and Harley Harshman Grant Application

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ouise Durham Elementary and Mena High School are in the process of applying for a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. Also known as CCLC, this program can provide benefits such as helping our students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects through enrichment activities, as well as provide educational services to the families of participating children. If the school is funded, this grant would provide a before and after school program for students. A program in the summer would also be provided.

Mike Hobson Retirement Party BY PULSE STAFF

APRIL 30-MAY 4 2018 MONDAY COSSATOT RIVER SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Variety cereal, graham crackers, powdereddonut, fruit, Gogurt, juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Taco soup, ham and cheese sub, tortilla chips, steamed carrots, fruit, salad bar, milk. HIGH SCHOOL: Taco soup, ham and cheese sub, pizza, tortilla chips, steamed carrots, fruit, salad bar, milk. MENA SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Chicken cheese biscuit, variety cereal, string cheese, animal crackers, diced pears, grape juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Burrito/cheese sauce, hamburger, fries, ham chef salad, sun butter/jelly sandwich. MIDDLE SCHOOL: Chicken noodle soup, hamburger/cheese, chicken tenders, ham or turkey sub, ham chef salad. HIGH SCHOOL: Chicken noodle soup, bacon cheeseburger, sausage/jalapeno pizza, nachos, tacos, or burrito. TUESDAY COSSATOT RIVER SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Variety cereal, graham crackers, cinnamon roll, fruit, juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Fish sticks, chicken nachos, pino beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. HIGH SCHOOL: Fish sticks, chicken nachos, baked potato bar, cornbread, pinto beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. MENA SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Variety cereal, sausage/pancake stick, string cheese, Scooby Do grahams, mixed fruit, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Steak fingers, mashed potatoes, chicken sandwich, ham and turkey cobb salad, sun butter/jelly sandwich. MIDDLE SCHOOL: Steak fingers, chicken fried steak sandwich, turkey sub, chicken salad sandwich, ham/turkey cobb salad. HIGH SCHOOL: Steak fingers, chicken fried sandwich, BBQ sandwich, chicken alfredo, flatbread pizza, nachos, tacos, burrito. WEDNESDAY COSSATOT RIVER SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Variety cereal, graham crackers, ham and cheese biscuit, fruit, juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Steak fingers, sloppy joe, baked potato chips, wheat roll, green beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. HIGH SCHOOL: Steak fingers, sloppy joe, pizza, baked potato chips/wheat roll, green beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. MENA SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Variety cereal, breakfast pizza, string cheese, animal crackers, applesauce, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Chicken nachos, hot dog, tomatoes, turkey chef salad, sun butter/jelly sandwich. MIDDLE SCHOOL: Chicken pot pie, hot dog, chicken tenders, ham or turkey sub, turkey chef salad. HIGH SCHOOL: Chicken pot pie, mini corndogs, sausage pizza, nachos, tacos, or burritos. THURSDAY COSSATOT RIVER SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Variety cereal, graham crackers, pancakes with syrup, sausage link, fruit, juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Bean and beef burrito, popcorn chicken, Spanish rice, refried beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. HIGH SCHOOL: Beef and bean burrito, popcorn chicken, baked potato bar, Spanish rice, refried beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. MENA SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Variety cereal, French toast sticks, string cheese, Scooby Do grahams, banana, cherry star juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Chicken speghetti, grilled cheese, sweet potato tots, popcorn chicken, salad, sun butter/jelly sandwich. MIDDLE SCHOOL: Chicken spaghetti, chicken sandwich, BBQ rib patty, ham sub, chicken salad sandwich, popcorn chicken salad. HIGH SCHOOL: Chicken spaghetti, spicy chicken sandwich, sloppy joes, spicy chicken pizza, nachos, tacos, or burrito. FRIDAYCOSSATOT RIVER SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Variety Cereal, graham crackers, breakfast pizza, fruit, juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Steak sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, fries, fruit, salad bar, milk. HIGH SCHOOL: Steak sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, pizza, fries, fruit, salad bar, milk. MENA SCHOOLS: BREAKFAST: Powdered donut, strawberry Pop Tart, string cheese, animal crackers, apple juice, milk. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: Hot dog, pizza, broccoli, cucumbers, peaches, burrito, sack lunch. MIDDLE SCHOOL: BBQ rib sandwich, crispito, baby carrots, cheese pepperoni pizza, nachos, tacos, or burrito. HIGH SCHOOL: BBQ rib sandwich, crispito, baby carrots, pepperoni pizza, nachos, tacos, or burrito. This weekly info proudly sponsored by:

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HSO’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

BY CHRIS DANIEL

Humane Society of the Ouachitas celebrated another year honoring it volunteers on April 16, which marked National Volunteer Week throughout the nation. After visiting over a potluck lunch, HSO Volunteer Shelter Manager Tina Ball praised and presented awards to HSO’s “foster pet parents” who temporarily open their homes particularly to puppies of all ages too young to reside in the shelter. Foster homes are one of HSO’s greatest needs, sometimes needed on the spur of the moment, just as their human counterparts, and are always appreciated. HSO continues to seek caring foster homes, and anyone interested should contact the shelter. Volunteer HSO Secretary Cheryl Murphy, along with Tina jointly presented President Neal Fosdick with a framed certificate as “Volunteer of the Year 2017” for his efforts at coordinating and finishing the new Cat Habitat building on the shelter grounds on Polk 50. A personalized engraved hammer was presented to Fosdick in his honor as a token of appreciation. Although Fosdick was quick to say others volunteered to help, Murphy and Ball cited how Fosdick took on the project from the beginning knowing there would be months of work ahead. There were many days he worked alone on the structure, investing many of his own hours of hard labor to bring the building to completion. Cheryl continued the honors with 2 framed certificates dedicated to Michael and Stephanie Povey. In Stephanie’s absence, Past President Michael accept the honors for both he and his wife. Cheryl cited that Stephanie served first as a Board Member in 2008, then in 2009 was elected President of HSO and served through 2015. Michael was elected as President in 2016 and 2017. The Poveys were praised for their willingness to jump in and get the work done where needed. Cheryl itemized only a few of their many areas of service, such as animal training, cruelty and neglect investigation, foster pet parenting, fundraising, and assisting in the HSO office, when staff was absent. Finally, Cheryl honored Tina Ball, for her past 12 years of serving as Volunteer Shelter Manager. Tina’s business management skills have been what the shelter needed to boost its operating and management systems into a new level of professionalism to meet modern industry standards. Over the past 12 years, Tina reached out and established professional relationships with major corporate donors, which assisted HSO in receiving grant monies for special projects such as developing the pet transport program (helping pets find new homes in other communities outside Polk County), improvements for the shelter grounds (such as the addition of the new Cat Habitat building), and spay-neuter assistance for low income pet owners in the community. Although HSO does not receive funding for its daily operations and continues to rely on financial donations of support from local residents through fundraising efforts, Tina’s promotion of HSO’s public image and reputation through community outreach has been a real benefit to help local residents understand that HSO is a true public servant with regard to animal rescue, and worthy of support. HSO’s next major fundraiser is the Annual Radiothon on KENA 104.1, May 9, 9 am to noon.

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Governor Hutchinson Launches Educational Web Portal To Aid In Fight Against Opioid Abuse

May 2, 2018

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In the ongoing fight against the abuse of opioids, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has launched a free weekly education and consultation service for Arkansas health-care providers, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced at a press conference. The AR-IMPACT (Arkansas Improving Multidisciplinary Pain Care Treatment) partnership includes the UAMS, the Office of the State Drug Director, the Arkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas Department of Human Services, the Arkansas State Medical Board, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, the Arkansas Medical Society and the Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians. “This education portal for doctors is an important new weapon in the fight against this terrible epidemic that is killing hundreds of Arkansans every year,” Governor Hutchinson said. “It is not an exaggeration to call this epidemic one of our state’s greatest challenges. Today we understand more about opioid drugs than we did a decade ago. With that advanced knowledge, we must utilize every tool possible to pass along this information to doctors so that we can save lives and spare more patients the tragedy of addiction.” AR-IMPACT will provide weekly seminars at noon on Wednesdays that feature specialists in the treatment of pain and addiction, a physical therapist, a psychologist, and pharmacists who are trained in opioid-related issues. After the presentation, doctors may join via teleconference to discuss cases for individualized feedback about approaches to treatment. The 16 professionals in the opioid-epidemic crisis who joined the governor at the press conference at the state capitol included UAMS Interim Chancellor Stephanie Gardner, who accepted a $104,000 check from Blue-Cross-Blue Shield. “We are thankful to Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield for their partnership as we work to improve pain management in Arkansas through UAMS AR-IMPACT,” Chancellor Gardner said. “As the state’s only health sciences university, UAMS is uniquely positioned to address this issue head on for the betterment of all Arkansans.” Curtis Barnett, president and CEO of Arkansas Blue Cross, presented the check. “Arkansas Blue Cross recognizes that the opioid epidemic threatens the health of the people of Arkansas in many ways,” President Barnett said. “For those in chronic pain and for those treating them, there is no easy solution. We already have been working with health-care providers to help get a better understanding of opioid prescribing patterns in Arkansas. We believe the new AR-IMPACT education program with UAMS will help doctors learn about resources and alternatives to managing pain. It will take everyone working together to truly impact this crisis.” Kirk Lane, Director of the State Drug Office, said the epidemic is a priority. “As drug director, I’ve talked with so many families who have been impacted, and it is clear that this crisis respects no class, race or income boundaries,” Director Lane said. “It is evident that a collaborative approach is necessary to change the direction of this epidemic. We will make that difference with education and the willingness to change.” Those who wish to utilize the AR-IMPACT portal must register at www.arimpact.uams.edu.


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May 2, 2018

Paula Bradley Hired By “The Pulse” BY PULSE STAFF

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ENA and Polk County Pulse owner Jay Bunyard has announced the hiring of Paula Bradley as the newest member of the radio and newspaper marketing staff. Paula formerly managed the Mena – Polk County Chamber of Commerce. Bunyard said “Paula brings to the radio station and newspaper a wealth of marketing and business promotion experience. We welcome with enthusiasm Paula and look forward to having her as a part of our team”.

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ossatot River School District sent 31 students from Umpire, Wickes, and Vandervoort Elementaries to the regional competition in Soft Seven MathRace. Second grade students competed in addition while 3rd through 6th graders competed in multiplication. Vandervoort Elementary won the banner for being the top school in the region. Seven students qualified to compete in the state competition in Oklahoma City. Austin Bailey, Bradley Wade, Riley Dunn, Elijah Smith, and Jake Barrett all from Vandervoort and Chris Thomblin from Umpire will compete in multiplication. Brody Creel from Vandervoort will compete in addition.

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MRHS Celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Month STAFF SELECTION

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ena Regional Health System recently celebrated National Volunteer Week with an Appreciation Luncheon held at the Lime Tree. Attendees included the Mena Regional front and surgery entrance volunteers, Auxiliary members, and chaplains. The group was entertained by the Mena Spotlight Singers and many awards were presented. The Front Entrance Volunteer of the Year: Linda Rowe- Presented by Dr. Dick Black, Surgery Coordinator Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year: Sharon JewellPresented by Linda Johnson, Auxiliary President Chaplain of the Year: Ann Farris- Presented by Ron Tilley, Chaplain Coordinator Not pictured: Surgery Desk Volunteer: Barbara Wilds A special guest, Leslie Lancaster, Auxiliary Volunteer for over 20 years, was also in attendance. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Dick Black, Volunteer Coordinator, presented a check to Jay Quebedeaux, MRHS CEO, representing the monetary value of the 2017 volunteer hours.

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MRHS Annual Teddy Bear Clinic

he Mena Regional Support Foundation recently hosted the Annual Teddy Bear Clinic at the hospital. All Polk County first grade students were invited to attend. Each group was presented with a teddy bear to take back to their classroom. Before the tour, they were asked to name their bear and the “accident” that occurred to cause their bear to need to come to the hospital. As they visited each department, their bear was diagnosed, treated and released. Before leaving the facility, each student was given a ‘My Trip to the Hospital’ coloring book.


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May 2, 2018

Local Mena Resident Makes The Grade

Pray For Unity

BY CHRIS DANIEL

BY: UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK

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ric Sutherland of Mena, AR, recently participated in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Math and Statistics department's Calculus Bowl on April 6. Several math clubs from universities across the state were in attendance, representing the University of Central Arkansas, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Arkansas State University, Arkansas Tech University, and the University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College. At the start of the afternoon, the students ďŹ led into the Engineering, Technology and Science building for registration, and afterward, gathered in a classroom to compete in the calculus contest. Here, students competed as individuals, working through a timed, 15 question calculus exam without the use of calculators or phones. Following the competition, students enjoyed a lunch of fresh pizza and refreshments while grooving to the sounds of "We Few," a UA Little Rock student band composed of drummer, Seraphim Lawhorn; guitarist, Dallas Smith; and standing base guitarist, Jordan Anderson. Once students were refueled and refreshed, they huddled into their groups for the main event - Math Jeopardy. Each team was given an instrument, such as a bell, rattle, symbol, or drumsticks, for sounding off and letting the game's orchestrator know they wanted to answer a question. As the reigning champs, UAPB selected the ďŹ rst question. As the game took off, the anticipation among the students grew. While some questions caused silence to fall upon the room as students penciled their calculations, others garnered an almost immediate response, showcasing the wit and intelligence of the math whizzes. Finally, the game came to an end and UAPB once again took home the title of the winning team. This group was awarded a $200 cash prize to go toward its math club. Individual winners of the overall competition were also announced. These students were selected for having the highest scores in the calculus contest. Individual prizes included two $100 cash prizes, ten $20 cash prizes, and ten $10 cash prizes. With about 11,000 students and 100 programs, UA Little Rock offers learning, research, service, social and career opportunities that can only be found at a metropolitan university located in Arkansas' capital city.

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oin fellow Christians in our community and pray for unity in America. Prayer will begin promptly at 12 noon on Thursday, May 3rd on the Polk County Courthouse lawn. In case of rain, the prayer gathering will be moved to First Baptist Church Mena Fellowship Hall located next to the Polk County Library. For more information, call 479-394-2541. All are welcome to attend.

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Governor Hutchinson Appoints Veteran Agriculture Leaders to State Plant Board LITTLE ROCK

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overnor Asa Hutchinson has appointed the president of a cotton-oil mill and a lifelong farmer to Arkansas’s State Plant Board. John Fricke of Bryant will represent fertilizer and cotton oil mills. His term expires on March 17, 2020. Mr. Fricke replaces Larry Jayroe. Sam Stuckey of Clarkedale will represent cotton growers. His term expires on March 17, 2020. Mr. Stuckey replaces Danny Finch. “With their decades of experience in agriculture, John Fricke and Sam Stuckey will bring a fresh perspective that will help guide the Plant Board in its significant role in our state’s No. 1 industry,” Governor Hutchinson said. “I was fortunate that Arkansas has a deep bench of leaders to choose from, and I was pleased that John and Sam agreed to step up for the state’s agriculture.” Mr. Fricke is president and CEO of Planters Cotton Oil Mill in Pine Bluff. He went to work for Planters in 1998 as a commodity merchandiser and became president and CEO in 2007. Planters’ 65 employees crush 250,000 tons of cottonseed annually to produce cottonseed oil, cottonseed hulls, cottonseed meal and cotton linters. Mr. Stuckey has been mayor of Clarkedale since 2001. Mr. Stuckey graduated from Lepanto High School in 1973 and from the University of Arkansas in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and a minor in agriculture business. In the years since graduation, he has worked on his family’s farm raising cotton, rice, soybeans, corn, wheat, and grain sorghum. He is a director on the Crittenden Gin board.

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Best-Selling Author Holds Book news@mypulsenews.com Signing in Mena A BY CHRIS DANIEL •

Best-selling author with Mena connections, who lived in Mena for a while, was in town Monday for a book signing at the Polk County Library in Mena. Lisa Wingate is a part owner of The Branding Iron with her brother. Wingate’s current best seller, Before We Were Yours, a New York Times and USA Today best seller, is based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country. Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and New York Times Bestselling Author of thirty novels. Her work has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, the Utah Library Award, The Carol Award, the Christy Award, and the RT Booklovers Reviewer’s Choice Award. Her latest book, Before We Were Yours was the winner of the 2017 Goodreads Choice Award for Historical Fiction. The group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Lisa along with six others as recipients of the National Civics Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. Wingate’s novels have been translated into over 30 languages. Booklist summed up her work by saying, “Lisa Wingate is, quite simply, a master storyteller.” Wingate writes her stories at home in Texas where she is part of the Wingate clan of storytellers. Lisa believes that stories can change the world.


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Wilhite Signs As the Latest Buck STAFF

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urrent UA Rich Mountain Student, Brittany Wilhite, signed her letter of intent to run for Bucks Cross Country in the Fall. She is a 2017 graduate of Acorn High School and is majoring in nursing. Brittany was a member of cross country, track, and basketball at Acorn. “When we started promoting the tryouts, Brittany immediately expressed interest in running. Through several conversations and the tryout Saturday, she has proven her dedication to being a student-athlete at UA Rich Mountain,” stated Coach Samantha Shores. Recruiter/Assistant Athletic Director Jerod McCormick added, “This is another homerun for us. I’ve known Brittany for about 4 years now, and we knew the type of student we were getting. We know that her dedication in the classroom will translate to her training and preparation for cross country.” GO BUCKS!

Bearcats Wrap Up 2018 Baseball Season

BY: EASTON LEONARD

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ast Thursday, April 26th, the Mena Bearcats baseball team ended its season with an 11-1 loss to Malvern in the first round of the 7-4A District Baseball Tournament, hosted by Joe T. Robinson. After two scoreless innings by both teams to begin the game, the Leopards of Malvern got on the board first with a lone run in the bottom of the third. Malvern went on to keep the Bearcats scoreless in the top of the fourth, then added on three more runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning, to extend their lead to 4-0 after four complete innings. The Bearcats got on the board for their first and only time of the game in the top of the fifth, as Mena cut the Leopards lead down to 4-1. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Mena didn’t allow the Leopards to score, however, in the bottom of the sixth inning, Malvern cut loose and scored seven runs, to make the final score 11-1, in favor of the Malvern Leopards. Also last week, the Mena Ladycats softball team competed in the 7-4A District Softball Tournament. In the first round, the Ladycats knocked off number one seed Arkadelphia 7-3. Moving onto the second round, Mena took on the Scrapperettes of Nashville and lost 12-2, to move onto the third place game. Taking on Ashdown, on Saturday, the Ladycats lost 2-1, to claim fourth place of the tournament. Congratulations to the Ladycats Softball Team on earning a spot in the Regionals Tournament.

ast Tuesday, April 24th, the Acorn Senior Girls and Senior Boys track teams competed in there Conference Tournament Meet at Mineral Springs, and both the Lady Tigers and Tigers were crowned Conference Champions. Acorn Track Coach, Keith Wilsey, says the senior high Lady Tigers went into the meet with high expectations and did not disappoint. The Lady Tigers took an early with field events and distanced themselves with slick performances in the running events, scoring in every race. The Lady Tigers went on to sweep the distance events, to win the meet 252-125 over Mineral Springs. Wilsey says the senior boys run for the title was a little closer, as Mineral Springs took an early lead in the field events. However, Acorn scored high in the long jump, pole vault, and other field events to keep the score close. The Tigers then went on to do well in hurdles and dominated the distance races, to win the Conference Championship 225-195 over second place Mineral Springs. Both the senior Lady Tigers and Tigers will compete in the State Track Meet this Wednesday, May 2nd, at Mineral Springs.

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Thursday – 5/3/18 •8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Big Inside Sale at Christ Episcopal Church •10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. •10:30 a.m. – Gator & Friends will be performing at The Mena Senior Center. •11:30 a.m. – Rotary Club of Mena/ Polk County meets at Papa’s Mexican Café. Contact Sue Cavner at 234-5844 or Linda Rowe at 234-2575 for more info. •12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - The Cove Branch of the Polk County Library is open. •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. – Disabled American Veterans & Auxiliary meeting and potluck. Meeting follows dinner, American Legion at Veteran’s Park at Acorn. •6:00 p.m. – Live Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music in the Daisy Room at Janssen Ave Florist. •7:00 p.m. – Big Fork RVFD Business Meeting & Training will be at the Fire Station. •7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-2164606 or 479-243-0297. •7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. •7:00 p.m. – The Ink RVFD Business Meeting & Training will be at the community building. •7:30 p.m. – Dallas Masonic Lodge #128 meets at the Mena Lodge located in the Old Post Office by Janssen Park. Friday – 5/4/18

•10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. •12:00 p.m. – The Lions Meetings are held in the Lions Club House on Highway 71 South. •12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Fibers Arts Group meets at Mena Art Gallery. •7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. •8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-2164606 or 479-243-0297. •9:30 p.m. – Karaoke Contest at Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 3091 Hwy. 71 North. $5 Entry fee. Must be 21 years old. Saturday – 5/5/18 •8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PEO scholarship yard sale at #23 Space Center •10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. •11:00 a.m. – Cherry Hill 47th School Reunion at Cherry Hill Methodist Church. •1:00 p.m. – There will be an M.S.A.A. Support Group meeting in Room 156 at UA-Rich Mountain. •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. 479243-0297 or 479-216-4606. Sunday – 5/6/18 •9:30 a.m. – DECORATION DAY at the Cherry Hill Cemetery. •1:00 p.m. The 50th annual Grannis Homecoming and Decoration will be held at the Grannis City Park. Potluck will be held at the community building •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. •5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Watson Fire Station in Watson, OK Indian Taco Supper Monday – 5/7/18 •12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. •3:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Mena Seventh Day Adventist Church Food Pantry

at 149 Polk Road 43, across from Fairgrounds. Non-perishable food, personal care items, and nutritional help. Everyone will be served. •6:00 p.m. – Polk County Fair & Rodeo meets at the Fairgrounds. •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. – Shady Grove RVFD business and training meeting. •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. – Potter RVFD meeting at the Fire Station. •7:00 p.m. – Acorn RVFD meeting will be at the Fire House. •7:00 p.m. – Mena Emblem Club meets at the Elks Lodge. Tuesday – 5/8/18 •8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardner Community Men’s Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. •9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The written portion of the drivers test will be given at the Morrow Street Housing Authority, and the driving portion of the test will be given as long as road conditions are optimal. •10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Polk County Family Mission is open in the 9th Street Ministries Building. •10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. •11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – “Art Day” at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena St. Bring your current project and work with other artists. •12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – The Sonlighters in Action Card Shop will be open at 3665 Highway 8 West, one mile from Louise Durham. •12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Hatfield Branch Library will be open. •5:00 p.m. – T.O.P.S. will meet in the Union Bank Community Room for weigh-ins, followed by a meeting. •6:00 p.m. – Home Front Warriors CMA Chapter 377 Bible Study at the Limetree Restaurant. Public is invited. • 6 – 8 p.m. – Country and Gospel music is played at the Polk County Housing Authority Community Room. • 6:00 p.m. – American Legion

Post 18 potluck dinner, at Veteran’s Park in Acorn, with meeting to follow at 7 p.m. • 6:30 p.m. – Shady Fire and Rescue District 10 will meet at the Shady Community Center. • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Bluegrass music at Morrow Street Housing Authority Community Room. Wednesday – 5/9/18 • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The HSO radio-thon will take place at KENA studios. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 11:30 a.m. – The MHS Class of 1959 will meet at the Lime Tree Restaurant • 12:00 - The Emergency Fullp.m. Calendar warning sirens will be tested in Mena. can be found at • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Polk www.mypulsenews.com County Library Cove Branch is

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................................................................................................................................ NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION IN COSSATOT RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT OF POLK COUNTY, ARKANSAS

NOTICE OF POLLING SITES FOR ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTIONS IN COSSATOT RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT OF POLK COUNTY, ARKANSAS In accordance with the requirements of Ark. Code Ann. §6-14-106, notice is hereby given that:

(1) The polling site for each ward or precinct in the 2018 annual school election is as follows: Ward or Precinct Polk County: Precinct 13 - Hatfield Precinct 14 - Cove Precinct 15 - Vandervoort Precinct 16 - Wickes Precinct 17 - Grannis

Polling Site Hatfield Town Hall, 108 Hwy 246 W, Hatfield, AR Cove Town Hall, Hwy 71 South, Cove, AR 71937 Vandervoort Community Center, 668 Polk 18, Vandervoort Wickes Town Hall, 132 Hwy 278 E, Wickes, AR Grannis Town Hall, 132 Frachiseur Rd, Grannis, AR Voters from all Sevier County precincts are allowed to vote

Sevier County: at any center: Precinct 15, 12 - Jefferson De Queen Community Building Precinct 17, 14 - Mineral Herman Dierks Park Geneva Baptist Church Ben Lomond Community Building Central Community Building J.L. Walker Fellowship Hall KernHeights Baptist Church De Queen Church Of Christ De Queen/Mena Education Co-Op, Gillham Lockesburg Methodist Church

(2) The polling sites for the following wards or precincts have changed since the last school election: Ward or Precinct Polk County: Precinct 13 - Hatfield Precinct 14 - Cove Precinct 15 - Vandervoort Precinct 16 - Wickes Precinct 17 - Grannis

Polling Site Hatfield Town Hall, 108 Hwy 246 W, Hatfield, AR Cove Town Hall, Hwy 71 South, Cove, AR 71937 Vandervoort Community Center, 668 Polk 18, Vandervoort Wickes Town Hall, 132 Hwy 278 E, Wickes, AR Grannis Town Hall, 132 Frachiseur Rd, Grannis, AR Voters from all Sevier County precincts are allowed to vote

Sevier County: at any center: Precinct 15, 12 - Jefferson De Queen Community Building Precinct 17, 14 - Mineral Herman Dierks Park Geneva Baptist Church Ben Lomond Community Building Central Community Building J.L. Walker Fellowship Hall KernHeights Baptist Church De Queen Church Of Christ De Queen/Mena Education Co-Op, Gillham Lockesburg Methodist Church

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF COSSATOT RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT OF POLK COUNTY, ARKANSAS

In accordance with the requirements of Ark. Code Ann. §6-14-109, notice is hereby given that annual school election in the above named school district will be held on May 22, 2018, for the following purposes: To elect 3 members to the Board of Directors for a term of 5 years; To submit the question of voting a total school tax rate (state and local) of 44.0 mills on the dollar of the assessed value of taxable property located in this School District. The proposed tax includes the uniform rate of tax (the “Statewide Uniform Rate”) to be collected on all taxable property in the State and remitted to the State Treasurer pursuant to Amendment No.74 to the Arkansas Constitution to be used solely for maintenance and operation of schools in the State. As provided in Amendment No. 74, the Statewide Uniform Rate replaces a portion of the existing rate of tax levied by this School District and available for maintenance and operation of schools in this District. The total proposed school tax levy of 44.0 mills includes 25.0 mills specifically voted for general maintenance and operation and 19.0 mills for indebtedness. The surplus revenues produced each year by debt service millage may be used by the District for other school purposes. The total proposed school tax levy of 44.0 mills represents the same rate presently being collected. The polls will open at 7:30 a.m. and will close at 7:30 p.m. at the following polling places: Ward or Precinct Polk County: Precinct 13 - Hatfield Precinct 14 - Cove Precinct 15 - Vandervoort Precinct 16 - Wickes Precinct 17 - Grannis

Polling Site Hatfield Town Hall, 108 Hwy 246 W, Hatfield, AR Cove Town Hall, Hwy 71 South, Cove, AR 71937 Vandervoort Community Center, 668 Polk 18, Vandervoort Wickes Town Hall, 132 Hwy 278 E, Wickes, AR Grannis Town Hall, 132 Frachiseur Rd, Grannis, AR Voters from all Sevier County precincts are allowed to vote

Sevier County: at any center: Precinct 15, 12 - Jefferson De Queen Community Building Precinct 17, 14 - Mineral Herman Dierks Park Geneva Baptist Church Ben Lomond Community Building Central Community Building J.L. Walker Fellowship Hall KernHeights Baptist Church De Queen Church Of Christ De Queen/Mena Education Co-Op, Gillham Lockesburg Methodist Church

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Polk County Courthouse, Polk County Clerk's Office, 507 Church Avenue, Mena, AR, beginning Monday, May 7, 2018 through Monday, May 21, 2018. Voting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except Monday May 21st, voting is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) with Saturday hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF COSSATOT RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT OF POLK COUNTY, ARKANSAS


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NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION IN OUACHITA RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT OF POLK COUNTY, ARKANSAS

POLK COUNTY JAIL REHABILITATION MENA, ARKANSAS

In accordance with the requirements of Ark. Code Ann. §6-14-109, notice is hereby given that annual school election in the above named school district will be held on May 22, 2018, for the following purposes: To elect 1 member to the Board of Directors for a term of 5 years; To submit the question of voting a total school tax rate (state and local) of 31.3 mills on the dollar of the assessed value of taxable property located in this School District. The proposed tax includes the uniform rate of tax (the “Statewide Uniform Rate”) to be collected on all taxable property in the State and remitted to the State Treasurer pursuant to Amendment No.74 to the Arkansas Constitution to be used solely for maintenance and operation of schools in the State. As provided in Amendment No. 74, the Statewide Uniform Rate replaces a portion of the existing rate of tax levied by this School District and available for maintenance and operation of schools in this District. The total proposed school tax levy of 31.3 mills includes 25.0 mills specifically voted for general maintenance and operation and 6.3 mills for debt service previously voted as a continuing levy pledged for the retirement of existing bonded indebtedness. The surplus revenues produced each year by debt service millage may be used by the District for other school purposes. The total proposed school tax levy of 31.3 mills represents the same rate presently being collected. The polls will open at 7:30 a.m. and will close at 7:30 p.m. at the following polling places: Ward or Precinct Polling Site

Mount Tabor Church, Shady Grove Fire Station, Lake Ouachita Baptist Church, Rocky Mountain Fire Station, Montgomery County Annex, Norman City Hall, Pencil Bluff Fire Station, 9th Street Ministries, Bethel Baptist Church, Acorn School, Hatfield Town Hall,Concord Baptist Church, Cove Town Hall, Board Camp Baptist Church, Wickes Town Hall, Vandervoort Community Center, Big Fork Community Center, Grannis Town Hall, Dallas Valley Fire Station, Polk County Complex Building. Early Voting: Polk County Courthouse, Polk County Courthouse, Polk County Clerk's Office, 507 Church Avenue, Mena, AR, beginning Monday, May 7, 2018 through Monday, May 21st; voting is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with Saturday hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS 00010 NOTICE TO BIDDERS POLK COUNTY JAIL REHABILITATION

Bid Submission Deadline: May 9th @ 2:00 pm Notice is hereby given that Polk County, Arkansas Government is requesting bids for work included in the following bid packages for the rehabilitation of the existing POLK COUNTY JAIL to be located on County owned property at 507 Churh Ave., Mena, Arkansas 71953. Bid Package No. Bid Package No. 2

DESCRIPTION Detention Equipment & Security Electronics Package

Sealed bids will be received in the Polk County Judge’s Office located at the Polk County Courthouse, 507 Church Ave., Mena, AR 71953 until 2:00 PM on May 9, 2018, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Polk County Courtroom. All bids must meet or exceed the requirements of the bid documents and must be submitted on the proper bid form as prepared and provided by the Construction Manager. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive 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 requirements of the Arkansas State Licensing Law for Contractors (Act 150 of 1965 with all Amendments and Revisions). All bids are required to include a 5% bid security with the bid. Interested bidders should contact the Construction Manager for complete bidding documents at this address:

Smith-Doyle Contractors, Inc. 1635 Wynne Road Cordova, TN 38016 ATTN: Jason Roberts, Project Manager jroberts@smithdoyle.com Telephone #: 901/213-3993 Fax: 901/213-3994

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Our Early Voting will be held Monday, May 7, 2018 thru Monday, May 21, 2018. Voting hours are 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday voting hours are 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Early voting will end Monday, May 21, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Early voting will be held at the Montgomery County Annex Building, 117 Ray Drive, Mount Ida, AR 71957.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF OUACHITA RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT OF POLK COUNTY, ARKANSAS By

THE POLK COUNTY

Gene Monk Secretary, OAUCHITA RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT

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SHERIFF’S LOG The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of April 23, 2018 – April 29, 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. April 23, 2018 Report of a disturbance on Polk 32 near Cove. The suspect fled beforedeputies

arrived. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’sOffice for further consideration. Report from complainant on Butler Circle in Hatfield of being harassed by an acquaintance. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant on Polk 81 in Shady of damage done to a gate. Investigation continues. Report from a Mena woman that her 16-year-old granddaughter was missing. Deputy responded. Arrested was Eva Reed, 54, of Mena, on a Charge of Aggravated Assault on a Family Member. Arrested was a 17-year-old male on a Warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

April 24, 2018

Report of a disturbance on Polk 38 near Potter. Deputy responded. Both complain-

ants refused to press charges. Report from complainant on Polk 136 near Cove that their animal may have been poisoned. Deputy responded. Arrested was Brianna S. VanAuken, 35, of Norman, on a three Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

April 25, 2018

Arrested was Johnny P. Webb, 38, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

April 26, 2018

Report of a disturbance on West Boundary Road in Mena. Deputy responded. Both parties refused to press charges.

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Additional information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant on Polk 32 near Cove of a missing firearm. Investigation continues. Report of inappropriate statements being made led to a 14-year-old female being issued a Juvenile Citation for Terroristic Threatening. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Carlos Hernandez-Abarca, 20, of Wickes, on Charges of No Driver’s License, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile.

April 27, 2018

Report from complainant on Trailers Inn Lane near Cove of the theft of prescription medication, valued at $5.00. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 48 near Potter of the theft of a battery and tools, all valued at $175.00. Investigation continues. Arrested was Bradley C. Brumfield, 28, of Mena, on a Charge of Theft by Receiving. Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Kelly W. McCarley, 39, of Grannis, on a Charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a Warrant for Domestic Battery 3rd Degree. Arrested was Monica D. Shores, 32, of Hatfield, on a Warrant for Hot Check Violation. Arrested was Marcus D. Shores, 45, of Mena, on a Warrant for Hot Check Violation.

April 28, 2018

Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Ricky D. Miller, 57, of Dequeen, on two Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

continues. Report of a one-vehicle accident on Highway 270 West near Eagleton Deputies responded. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report of a structure fire on Taylor Street in Hatfield. Deputies responded. Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Kathy S. House, 57, of Dequeen, on a Warrant for Absconding.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked four vehicle accidents this week. Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 26 Incarcerated Inmates, with 5 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility. Mena Police Department Reports for weeks of April 22, 2018 through April 28, 2018 follows: April 22, 2018

Report was made of the theft of a mountain bike from the front porch of a local residence. Case is pending. Officers responded to a report regarding a dispute over custody and disagreements over proper punishment for minor children. Case forwarded to the child abuse hotline.

walking near a shopping center at approximately 11:00 PM. She was returned to her home and the custody of her parents. Phillip Trent Lawry, 63, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Mena Police Department for failure to pay fines and court costs.

April 25, 2018

Martha Maxine Tucker, 36, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers responded to a call at a local retail store.

April 26, 2018

Report was made of someone stealing her son’s bicycle from their front porch. Case is pending. Employees at a local convenience store reported a gas theft. After an investigation and review of surveillance tapes, Jeffery G. Parnell, 57, of Mena was cited for the theft.

April 27, 2018

Stephany Villegas, 57, of Cove was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers responded to a call at a local retail store. Jeffery G. Parnell, 57, of Mena was arrested on two outstanding warrants

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April 23, 2018

Rebecca Ann James-Davis, 32, of Mena was cited for filing a false police report after officers began conducting an investigation into a claim of stolen firearms.

April 24, 2018

An 11-year-old Mena girl was found

April 29, 2018

Arrested was Kimberly R. Morriss, 35, of Smithville, OK, on Charges of Driving Left of Center, Reckless Driving, Disobeying a Stop Sign, Fleeing in a Vehicle, Improper Passing, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Driver’s License and Resisting Arrest. Report from Polk County Detention Center of the discovery of an illegal substance. Investigation continues. Report from complainants on Polk 93 near Rocky of damage to three mailboxes, totaling losses at $75.00. Investigation

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I need someone who understands how to print a book on Amazon in the Create Space format or KDP format or Kindle format but I prefer the create Space format and I will pay for that help. Please give me a call at 1-479-385-9681 or email me at benchosen2@yahoo.com so we can discuss the next step. The book is Biblical and the person does not have to be a Christian but I wouldn’t hurt. This will also include creating the front cover of the book. I will either meet you in Mena or your town or at your place. I am willing to travel if it isn’t too far. Larry Couch

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2018

Cheverolet oo 651265 Cheverolet Silverad Silverad 2017 Ram 3500 1500 1500

MSRP MSRP

$44,430 $44,430

P7317

6.7 Diesel ,P7317 4x4

** must with must finance finance with GMF GMF Gentry Price: $46,627

Cheverolet Silverad Silverad oo 2010 GMC Cheverolet Yukon Denali 178335 1500 Crew Cab Cab Short Short Box 1500 Crew Box MSRP $50,535 MSRP

$50,535

Gentry -5,573 Gentry Dscnt Dscnt -5,573 Consumer cash cash -1,000 Consumer -1,000 GMF -1,000 GMF DPA DPA -1,000

4WD LT LT Z71 Z71 TX TX Ed Ed 4WD

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

P7574 P7574 * must finance with GMF

2018

Cheverolet 199911o 2017 Camaro LT Silverad $47,670

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

1500Double Cab

Std Box 4WD LT Z71 All Star Ed

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

$35,891

$11,779 Off MSRP

34K $11,165 $11,165 miles Off Off MSRP MSRP

Crew Cab Short Box 4WD

P7605 P7605 ** must finance with GMF must finance with GMF Diesel , 4x4

Gentry Price: $43,865

2018

MSRP MSRP

Silverad Cheverolet Silverad oo 2013 Cheverolet Black Diamond 1500 Crew Crew Cab Cab Short Short Box Box $51,3351500 Avalanche $51,335 4WD TX TX Ed Ed 4WD

Gentry Gentry Dscnt Dscnt -5,358 -5,358 Consumer Consumer cash cash -1,000 -1,000 GMF DPA -1,000 GMF DPA -1,000

P7239 * must finance with GMF Gentry Price: $23,829

$12,358 Off MSRP

Gentry Price: $29,938

2018

Cheverolet Silverad o 2016 Escalade Luxury

MSRP

1500

$44,760

2018

Cheverolet Silverado

Cheverolet Silverado 2016 Chevy K3500 107355 1500

MSRP MSRP

1500

$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

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

P7552 P7552 ** must finance with must finance with GMF GMF Diesel , 4x4

Gentry Price: $43,992

2018

Cheverolet Silverad o 024744 1500 Box 1500 Crew Crew Cab Cab Short Short Box $49,450

Cheverolet Silverad o 2016 Honda Pilot EX

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

$37,295

P7607 P7607 * must finance with GMF

260078 Off MSRP

May 2, 2018

4WD 4WD TX TX Ed Ed

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

$38,977

Gentry Price: $22,965

MSRP

$48,140

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

$37,962

$12,573 Off MSRP

MSRP

$36,975 $36,975

$32,794 $32,794

2018

2018

Cheverolet Silverado Cheverolet Silverado A74478 1500 2016 Ford F350 1500 MSRP $48,140 Crew Cab Short Box 4WD Gentry Dscnt -5,165 Gentry Dscnt -5,165 Consumer cash -1,000 Consumer cash -1,000 GMF DPA -1,000 GMF DPA -1,000 Increment/Cash -2,000 Increment/Cash -2,000 Bonus Cash -2,000 Bonus Cash -2,000 ___________ ____________

Gentry Dscnt -5,636 Gentry Dscnt -5,636 Consumer cash -1,000 Consumer cash -1,000 GMF DPA -1,000 GMF DPA -1,000 Increment/Cash -2,000 Increment/Cash -2,000 Bonus Cash -2,000 Bonus Cash -2,000 ____________ ____________

5K $11,636 $11,636 miles Off Off MSRP MSRP

THE POLK COUNTY PULSE

Double Cab Std396774 Box 4WD LT

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

$12,155 Off MSRP

P7480 P7480 * must finance with GMF

Gentry Price: $27,433

2018

195179 Cheverolet o 2017 Camaro SS Silverad 1500 Double Cab Std Box MSRP $44,760 4WD LT

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

4WD LT

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

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

$11,507 Off MSRP

11K $11,507 miles P7381 6.2L V8 Off MSRP * must finance with GMF Gentry Price: $29,954

$33,253

$33,253

P7382 * must finance with GMF Gentry Price: $57,409

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