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Local Church Serves as Relay Station for Operation Christmas Child


Acorn Homecoming Royalty to be Honored


Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has brought joy to millions of children around the world through their Operation Christmas Child shoebo gifts. Each year, local churches gather the bo es filled with needed items and disperse them amongst those who are less fortunate. “E ach one is an opportunity for the Gospel,” said CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

Local Law Enforcement to Host Church Security Class BY MELANIE WADE • The Polk County Sheriff’s Department, along with other local law enforcement, is planning to host a Church Security Class following the recent mass shooting at a Texas church. Shootings at places of worship have risen in the last few years, and following the Texas tragedy, Sheriff Sawyer said he has be inundated with CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

Pasquinzo Crowned Mrs. Arkansas America BY LEANN DILBECK • Julie Pasquinzo, of Mena, has been crowned the new 2018 Mrs. Arkansas America. Competing as Mrs. West Central Arkansas, Pasquinzo was crowned during the state-wide pageant this past Saturday at the Hot Springs Convention Center after competing in interview, swim suit, and evening gown competitions. Pasquin o said she was at first shocked when she was

The Acorn Homecoming Royalty will be honored during ceremonies this Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. Front row L-R is the senior court: Senior Maid Elizabeth Hachtel, Homecoming Queen Faith Hill, Maid of Honor MaKenzie Goss, (not pictured is Senior Maid Josie Webb). Back row L-R: Freshman Maid Corryn Holland, Sophomore MaKenna Goss, Junior Maids Braxlie Strother and Mekinzie Kyle, Sophomore Maid Brickie Sachs, and Freshman Maid Ashlynn Bissell. Special ceremonies will also be held dedicating the new gym to Mary Davis and the Acorn track to Coach Keith Willsey.



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2017 Toys For Tots Campaign Begins Lioness Lions Award Local • Organizations BY MELANIE WADE


he Marine Corps League Detachment # 1261 has launched their annual Toys for Tots campaign and organizers hope to see Polk County once again, come out in droves to help the less fortunate this year. Toys for Tots is a nationwide organization that has helped hundreds of thousands of children since its inception in the 1940’s. In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved Toys for Tots as an official activity of the nited States Marine Corps and an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve. The local Toys for Tots program is sponsored by the Marine Corps League Detachment # 1261, which is based in Mena. Nathan Roth, member of the local Detachment explained that the program began in Polk County almost a decade ago. “Toys for Tots started in the mid-1940s and the Marine Corps Reserves handled that until 1979. They use to work and refurbish toys, but in 198 0 they started to collect new, unwrapped toys. Here in Mena, we’ve been doing it for about nine years.” Roth said Walt Gray, Sr., was the Commandant when they launched the program locally and George Daniel traveled to Little ock to receive the certification. efore we were certified, we had to give our collections to someone else and now we can do it on our own,” Roth explained. The Toys for Tots program collects new and unwrapped toys throughout Polk County and have dozens of collection boxes distributed in local businesses, banks, and schools. There are also collection jars at local businesses, in the case that someone prefers to donate a monetary contribution. Those funds are used to buy more gifts. George O’Daniel, Commandant of the Detachment, who’s heart is connected to the program year round, said, “Last year we provided toys for 630 Polk County children and around 200 in Montgomery County.”


The Mena Lioness Lions awarded their annual charitable contributions to local organizations at their monthly meeting on November 9, held at Limetree Restaurant. Each year, Lioness provide several organizations with donations, as well as funding other community needs throughout the year. n o t on ont t on o t t ’ oo o o t on n t t n n o nter. The Lioness will also present their annual donation to the backpack program t t t nn n o t t to o ot on n on o t o on


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Wilson Shares UARM Vision

Dr. Phillip Wilson, Chancellor of UA-Rich Mountain, spoke at the Lions Club on Friday, November 10th. Wilson explained upcoming visions of the college, including the addition of baseball and softball n t o nt n t o n ing such a program into their offered services.

Churches Distribute Soles to Local Elementary Students O BY MELANIE WADE

n Wednesday, November 8 th, a magical moment happened at Louise Durham E lementary, thanks to a generous company and the hearts of a few local churches. Children in grades indergarten, st, and nd grades filed into their school gym with only one clue‌ they were going to have a party. As e cited students filled the open space, they saw stacks upon stacks of pi a bo es. We re having a pi a party said several e cited students. es, but there s more. We get coke and cookies said others, but still yet, there s more. The students had no idea that they would each receive a gift as well. A gift that is a true benefit to the area that holds a poverty rate they all received a brand new pair of shoes. To some, that may not seem like such a big deal, but to others, it is huge. There were near 450 pairs of shoes distributed to the students. All the shoes were the same other than the colors, which were black or brown. The shoes were donated by a shoe distributor that wishes to remain anonymous. Nathan Sherer, a Lead Pastor at Union Mission Pentecostal Church of God in Mena, helped bring the program to Mena through Convoy of Hope, a faith-based, humanitarian organi ation. It was a pleasure and an honor to be a part of something so awesome, said Sherer. In all, four local churches came together when the shoes were delivered and held a wrapping party so that all shoes were wrapped. ne volunteer said it only took the group minutes to get them all wrapped because there were so many that were eager to help. Louise Durham Principal Jima Holder said, “We are just so excited to have been chosen for the grant. We want to thank all the community members who helped bring it together.

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Mayor Proclaims Hospice and Palliative Care Month


ovember is recognized as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and is a time to draw attention and awareness to this very special kind of care. Hospice care focuses on a person’s last months of life, when curative treatment is no longer an option. This means that Hospice care includes palliative care because the goal is to make the patient as comfortable as possible for the time that is left. Hospice care services are provided by a team of health care professionals, who maximize comfort for terminally ill patients by reducing pain and addressing physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. To help families, hospice care also provides counseling, respite care, and practical support. “Ouachita Regional Hospice is thankful to the community for allowing us to serve you and your families,” Jessica Woodall, Patient Care Representative, LHC Group, Ouachita Regional Hospice. “Thank you to Mayor McKee for signing the proclamation for Polk County deeming this National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.”

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The Mena Elks Lodge contributes their building and storage facilities for the program each year. The two non-profits came together in recent years to combine their annual holiday programs. The Detachment handles the toy program and the E lks offer a food basket program. This will be the fourth year to combine their efforts and each year, they are able to reach and benefit additional families. rian Thompson, E haulted uler of the Mena Elks Lodge, said the Elks were happy to partner with the Marine Corps League Detachment and the two programs fit well together. “We partnered with the Marines in 2014; this is our fourth year working together. We started working with Toys for Tots and are now able to do double what we did before,” Thompson said. “What they do for us is great,” he added. The E lks buy healthy food baskets for each family so that kids have healthy food while they are home for the holidays. “We make sure they have healthy food for that two-week break,” said Thompson. “We think every child deserves to have something nice to open on Christmas morning, that’s our philosophy that we’ve always strived for. The spirit of Christmas is giving, not receiving. We could not do this without the help of all of Polk County.” Roth added, “Donate as much as you can. Just remember, it goes to the kids. E verything is about the kids.” Applications can be found in local newspapers the weeks of November 19th and 26th. The program is for infants to 12 years old. Forms must be returned by December 2nd. Toys and food baskets will be distributed on Saturday, December 16th, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Mena E lks Lodge. Santa Claus will be on hand and snacks will be available. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the program or have further questions, contact George O’Daniel at 479-216-1217. Several organi ations also raise money to benefit the program. Check out the Pulse Calendar of E vents for details this week and in the coming weeks and stay tuned in to KE NA 104.1FM.

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announced, “My initial thought was ‘ shock’ and sincere gratitude. I was immediately humbled and grateful. I actually became very emotionally overwhelmed. I wanted to really pause and rest in the moment to say a prayer of thankfulness and appreciation for the support I had been given throughout the journey, thus far.” Pasquinzo is no stranger to titles having also held previous titles including: 2002 Miss West Central, 2003 Miss Greater Hot Springs, and 2004 Miss Henderson State University. “In 2016, I competed in the Mrs. Arkansas America pageant and was chosen 2nd runner up.” Pasquinzo’s title is for married contestants. She is married to Patrick and the couple share three children: Tripp, E mmye, and Aaron. Professionally, she is a mental health professional/ licensed professional counselor employed by Cedar Haven in Mena as well as employed through the Arkansas drug court probation. As a group leader for co-occurring disorders, she also works online for, which is an international online resource. “I am an online ‘ expert’ answering parenting, relationship, relationship care, and dream interpretation questions.” As the new Mrs. Arkansas America, she will enjoy many television interviews and personal appearances, allowing her an opportunity to amplify her role as a married woman. Pasquinzo’s platform is “broken crayons still color” and hopes that as a mental health professional, she can use this opportunity to serve as an advocate for mental health awareness and inspiring empowerment. She added, “Harry Stack Sullivan stated, ‘ We are all more alike than we are different,’ but, unfortunately, for many, it may not feel this way. In my profession, I meet those with brokenness, dysfunction, guilt, trauma, and fear all living in the shadows of proverbial ‘ labels,’ trapped in invisible pain. Through empathy, education, and action we can increase support for those whose strength comes from addressing trauma, identifying addictions, understanding mental illness, and choosing to speak out against abuse. With this opportunity, my focus will be on teaching others about empowerment, overcoming stigmas, and increasing awareness of rehabilitative resources… even still, broken crayons still color.” Pasquinzo admitted that she has a new perspective from working in mental health over the last decade, ver the last years, I have been involved in the field of mental health. The experience that I have gained has offered perspective that, more than anything, people want to feel heard and validated. They may not always understand how they’re feeling and what it means, but they want to know that someone is listening. My goal was to be able to promote my platform, ‘ broken crayons’, as a reminder that vulnerability isn t a weakness, admitting pain isn t a weakness, and our pasts don t define us. The premise is that everything in life has been perfectly orchestrated for growth.” She explained that her goal in entering wasn’t completely about her platform but also about her children, “My involvement and desire for involvement was related to not only promoting the platform, but also setting an example for my children. I wanted them to see their mother stepping outside of a comfort zone and set a goal to be an example of PHOTO COURTESY OF JERRY DAVIS compassion and advocating for others. The platform I chose was also about vulnerability and moving beyond invisible walls that may lead to stagnancy. The desire to promote empowerment is something more spiritual for me to remind others that when we accept what we think our limits are, we are allowing something greater to act in provision.” Pasquinzo is very cognizant of the honor in carrying the title, “I was so inspired by the other women involved with the pageant. E ach woman has compassion for a cause and a strong sense of empathy and purpose. To be chosen among all of the worthy contestants was attering and carries, for me, a strong sense of accountability and responsibility because I know they were all worthy of the role.” Pasquinzo will now advance to compete in the national Mrs. America pageant to be held next August in Las V egas but explained her year will be very busy leading up to that pageant, “On Wednesday, November 15, I will be privileged to be a part of the CARTI sugar plum ball. That event is quickly followed by holiday community service events and CARTI Christmas for Kids, where I have the honor to participate in presenting gifts to children in need. Throughout the year, the Mrs. America advocates for V ictoria’s V oice Foundation, the official cause chosen by Mrs. America. The oundation addresses the drug addiction epidemic in our country. I cannot think of a better oundation to advocate for as I work in a field where co-occurrence of mental illness and substance abuse is so prevalent. I m honored to advocate for resources available to reduce drug e perimentation, addiction, and accidental death.”

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Local Teen Looks Towards Long Recovery Following Head-On Collision BY MELANIE WADE •

local teen is currently recovering from a serious accident. A Mena High School Senior, Gillian Moore, was traveling west on Highway 8 West when she collided headon with another vehicle, driven by Seth Singleton of Mena, who is allegedly facing multiple charges including DWI, Careless Driving, and No Driver’s License. Gillian’s mother, Kim Moore, said she has “a long recovery” but they are thankful that God “spared her life.” Moore explained that on Wednesday, November 1st, Gillian was heading home after leaving work at a local restaurant. Around 9:05 p.m., just before Polk Road 47, an eastbound driver came around a curve in Gillian’s lane and hit her head on. “It took emergency workers an hour and a half to cut her out,” said her mom. “She was awake, but she didn’t know what was going on. There was a lady that sat with her the whole time.” The good Samaritan’s name was Stacy and Moore is ever thankful for her presence with Gillian until she could arrive. Once Gillian was freed from the rubble of metal, she was transported by E MS to the local hospital. Angel One airlifted her to Little Rock to Arkansas Children’s Hospital where she has since received multiple surgeries and is looking towards several weeks of rehabilitation. “She has multiple breaks on left side and on her right knee. She has three fractured vertebrae that will heal on their own, but her left arm will need surgery.” Gillian also suffered a break on her left leg, resulting in a 4 ½ hour surgery which included placing a rod from her hip to knee, four screws to fi a split knee cap, and a few stitches on her right knee. “She lost a lot of blood from the rod surgery so they had a team of specialists come in yesterday and want to do surgery tomorrow morning,” Served Thanksgiving Day - November 23 - 11 a.m. until ? said Moore on Thursday, November 9th. Moore also explained that Gillian is left handed and her left arm is “broken in half from the top down.” They were hoping to Oven Roasted Turkey come home soon after the next surgery. “If she does well with that, they are looking at sending her home early next week.” Applewood Smoked Ham Although coming home is a comforting feeling, the family knows the road ahead is Hand Carved Roasted Prime Rib still too long to fully see. Gillian will be out of school for the next 4 – 6 weeks. Being with Garlic-Herb Crust an honor graduate come next spring, she takes classes at the high school as well as classes at UA-Rich Mountain. “It’s life changing for her. She does everything left Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi handed it was her left side that was messed up,” said Moore, seeing some of the Mashed Potatoes & Gravy challenges that lie ahead. Moore hopes that Gillian’s story will keep the same tragedy, or worse, from hapGreen Bean Casserole pening to someone else. “I’ve always said life is too precious to ruin someone’s future Sweet Potato Somethin’ with a simple drink. Y ou are always thankful, but then, you walk into her bedroom and think, ‘ oh my gosh, we could’ve lost her’. We are so thankful that He [ God] spared Cornbread Dressing her and we are going to turn this bad situation into a good one. She’s a very strong, Sweet Corn loving and amazing young lady.” To help with the weeks of recovery ahead, an account has been set up at Arvest Cranberry Sauce Bank to assist with medical bills for Gillian. “I want to thank everyone for their prayers Dinner Rolls and Salad Bar and thoughts,” said Moore.

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or the first time at the recent uachita Arts Celebration, a new art form was highlighted. With the very popular Chair Art, old wooden chairs were turned into art by the very competent local artists. The Chair Art ranges from the beautifully simplistic to the truly out of the box. Artists who participated were Jim Brace, Niki Dempsey, Amanda Dye, Ann Glenn, Tim Hesse, Daryl Lood, Gilda Meyers, Susan Sebren, Laura Wilson, and Julie V andeZ ande. Their Chair Art entries are on display currently at the Mena Art Gallery. On Thursday, November 16, OAC will host a reception at the art gallery at 5:30 PM. The public is invited to view these art pieces for the last time that evening. As part of the event, there will also be an auction at which time, the ten chairs will be auctioned off individually to the highest bidders. Proceeds from the auction will go toward financing the fifth annual uachita Arts Celebration in . En oy the arts support the arts and buy a piece of art at the reception on Thursday evening.

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phone calls from concerned church patrons and leaders about the safety of their facilities and what they can do to avoid such tragedies. In response, Sheriff Sawyer and his department will host the Church Security Class on Monday, November 20th at 5:30 p.m. at the Mena High School Performing Arts Center. Sawyer encourages all churches to have representatives at the training. Anyone interested in attending should call Tammie Minton. Let her know what Church you are with and how many people will be in your group. Y ou can reach her at 479-394-8 163. In a local case, Mena Police Department arrested a man visiting the area that many believe a threat to the community due to his extreme opinions of churches. Mena Police Chief randon Martin reported that, although they had not received an official report from any local churches, several concerned parishioners reported someone arguing and threatening a local pastor and that his social media account was filled with anti-Catholic views. Chief Martin and his officers located the sub ect to ask him of the alleged arguement and he was non-compliant to the officers questions. The man, 32-year old Torval Lee Klein of Cleburne, Texas, was arrested and charged with Obstruction of Governmental Operations and Resisting Arrest. One local church has already told parishioners that they will be keeping their doors locked at all times now and are looking forward to local law enforcement training them to keep their ocks safe.

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Mr. Charles Henry Golden, age 93, a resident of Grannis, Arkansas, died Saturday, November 11, 2017, in Bear Creek Healthcare, De Q ueen. He was born to John Mathis and Constance Ione Carr Golden on June 10, 1924, in Meridian, Texas. Mr. Golden married the love of his life, Betty Lee Z anzeberg, on June 8 , 1946, in Wickes, Arkansas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grannis where he served as a Deacon and he was a 32nd Degree Mason. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II and in Korea. He retired as a manager at United Farm Industries and returned to Arkansas to be a cattle farmer. When he was able, Mr. Golden was an active member of the Sevier County Chapter

of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association. He en oyed hunting and fishing, but most of all he truly enjoyed working. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, James Golden, Frank Golden, and Bill Golden. He is survived by his wife of over 71 years, Betty Lee Z anzeberg Golden, one daughter, Retta Charlene Smith and her husband Lynn of Grannis, Arkansas, two grandchildren, Jennifer Dawn Murphy and her husband Brian of Gulf Breeze, Florida, and Shilo Lynn Smith of Angier, North Carolina, four great-grandchildren, Kaylene Breann Smith of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Beckett Smith, Blayne Smith, and Blake Smith, all of Willow Springs, North Carolina, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mr. Charles Golden will be held 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in the First Baptist Church of Grannis with Bro. John Wisenger and Bro. Jerry Taylor officiating. urial will follow in the Mineral Cemetery in Gillham under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Q ueen. The family will receive friends Tuesday eve-

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JERRY ROSS MCCARTHY Jerry Ross McCarthy, age 75, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The story of Jerry oss McCarthy could fill a multitude of books and cannot be told in a few lines. He was an avid outdoors man and loved being in the woods hunting, fishing or camping; it didn’t matter as long as it was outside. God blessed him with many talents in life and was given a creative mind. He used his talents in his main occupation as a jeweler for over 45 years, but was also musically gifted and wrote scores of songs. He had a strong belief in his Baptist faith,

and it was re ected in his life by the way he took care of his family. He was a father to all and had one of the biggest hearts. His kindness over owed. Jerry R. McCarthy was born in St. Albains, WV on July 21, 1942. He went home to be with the Lord on November 11, 2017. Jerry is survived by wife, Fran McCarthy; son, Matt McCarthy and wife Shirley of Craig, C daughter, Starlet McCarthy and fiance Larry Thibadeax of Pea Ridge, AR; daughter, Karyn Dodson and husband Tony of Fayetteville, AR; son, Cody McCarthy of Heath V alley, AR; six grandchildren, Shannon Moore and husband Matt, Kaleb McCarthy and wife Alexis, Cory Atkins and wife Brittany, Adam Atkins, Isabel Ale ia Dodson five great-grandchildren, Adain, Addyson, Austin, Ashton, Addyson; sisters, Joan and Joyce; and special nieces and nephews that he considered his children, Frankie, Dirk, Johnny, E ric, Shawn, Justin, Breck, Danny, and Kristy. Graveside service will be Thursday, November 16, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at Board Camp Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


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V isitation will be Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:00-8 :00 p.m. at Beasley Wood. Pallbearers will be Matt McCarthy, Cody McCarthy, Kaleb McCarthy, Breck Hinson, Kenny Bodey, and Frankie McNeil. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Heath, Adam Atkins, Cory Atkins, Dwight Powell, Neil Taylor, Louie E dwards, Tony Dodson, Larry Thibadeaux, Shawn Hinson, Dirk Hinson and E ric Hinson. Online obituary at


Clovis “Tobe” Ledbetter, age 78 , of Oden, Arkansas passed away November 13, 2017 at his home. Clovis was born September 9, 1939 in Oden, AR to Clyde and Nora Abernathy Ledbetter. He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Ricky Ledbetter, and one great-granddaughter, Chloe Marie Ledbetter. Clovis worked in asphalt driving a dump truck for Jett out of E ldorado, AR for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Oweita Breashears Ledbetter, of 60 years; son Mike Ledbetter and wife Davonne of Oden, AR; two daughters, Lisa Wagner and husband Ronnie of Mena, AR, Andrea Kiser and husband Tim of Mena, AR; grandchildren, Derrick Ledbetter and wife Akina, Davonne Carnathan and husband Jon, Trevor Kiser, Tanner Kiser, and Tj Kiser; great-granddaughters, Ryleigh and Landree Carnathan; two brothers, Clois Ledbetter and wife Sue, and Shelton Ledbetter; ncer: and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends. V isitation will be Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6-8 p.m. at Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida. Services will be Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Olive to get Church with rother rancis officiating. urial will follow at the Oden Cemetery in Oden, AR. Pallbearers: Derrick Ledbetter, Trevor Kiser, Tanner Kiser, Tj Kiser, Brent Ledbetter and David Ledbetter.


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Christopher Rodel Brinlee, Sr., age 54, of Mena, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at his home. He was born on September 27, 1963 to Aubry Lee Brinlee and Norma Lee Y ancy Trammell in Merced, California. Christopher worked many years as an electrical journeyman and owned and operated Service E lectric and Industrial Controls in Mena and also was the owner of Modern Ink in Mena. Christopher enjoyed the outdoors, doing activities such as boating, going camping, and ski diving. He also enjoyed restoring old cars and riding his motorcycles. He loved his family very much and was an animal lover. Christopher was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, and a great friend, and will be missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his brother, Aubry Randal Brinlee. Christopher is survived by his three sons, Christopher Brinlee, Jr. of Lyons, Colorado, Matthew Brinlee of Lyons, Colorado, and Benjamin Brinlee of Mena; his daughter, Stevie Brinlee of Lyons, Colorado; his father and mother, Aubry and Pat Brinlee of Lockeford, California; his mother and father, Norma and Burton Trammell of Mena; Catherine Brinlee of Fort Smith; two brothers, Daniel Trammell and wife, E la of Mena and Peter Trammell and wife, Trish of Boise, Idaho; one sister, Norma Pace and husband, Butch of New Boston, Texas; his sister-in-law, Chrisann Moody; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. No services are scheduled with cremation

Bettie Jean “Dommie” Montgomery, age 8 7, of Mena, Ark. passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 in Mena. Bettie was born in Anonna, Texas on April , to Nick offman and Gladys Griffin Hoffman. She was married to James “Jim” Montgomery for an amazing 69 years. Bettie and Jim owned the Pine Bowl for 49 years and was an avid bowler. She was adventuresome and loved traveling with Jim via motorcycle, motorhome, trains or planes. Bettie enjoyed sewing, knitting, quilting, and loved crafting. Being very civic minded she served on the Hospital Foundation Board and was a Past President of Lioness Lions Club. She was member of the First United Methodist Church, PE O, and enjoyed teaching Sunday school. Above all, Dommie loved her family. Bettie was a very dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed. Bettie is survived by husband, Jim Montgomery of Mena, Arkansas; son, Jeff Montgomery and wife Penny of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Jill Mourning and husband Brian of Wonder Lake, Illinois; grandchildren, Clint Montgomery and wife Telissa of Mena, Arkansas, Sarah Montgomery of McAllister, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Haley Montgomery, Max Montgomery, Reese Montogmery, Skylar Smedley, Katie V aldovinos, and Hope Roberts; sisters, Billye Wainwright of Decatur, Illinois and Alice Wilkel of Joliet, Illinois; and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nick and Gladys Hoffman, brothers, Bobby Hoffman and Jack Hoffman. Memorial service will be Friday, November 17, 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist

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Church with Pastor Ann erris officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Family and friend’s visitation will be Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood. In lieu of owers memorials may be made to Polk County Family Mission, 8 11 Port Arthur, Mena, Arkansas 71953

FRANK LLOYD PIERCE Frank Lloyd Pierce, age 91 of V andervoort, Arkansas passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was born on Wednesday, July 7, 1926 to Robert and Sally Pierce in Brownwood, Texas. Frank was married to Joann Pierce for 67 years. He served his country for 21 years, serving in three branches, Navy, Army and the Air Force where he retired in 1968 . In his years of service, he served during World War II, Korea, and V ietnam. E arly on in his military career he became a telephone cable splicer, the backbone of the military communications of those eras, and continued in that profession after retiring from the military. In the years of Frank’s life, he loved spending time with his three daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his church family. He never met a stranger and he loved talking to everyone about the Lord. If you had a pond he probably fished in it and he loved hunting every back road around. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Sally Pierce; and eight siblings. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Joann Pierce of V andervoort; one brother, Willie Pierce of Hatton; three daughters, Sheila Pierce of V andervoort, Sally Kesterson and husband, Ricky of Grannis, Selinda Salem and husband, Mike of Fayetteville, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Joshua Canada and wife, Daniela, Matthew Nelson and wife, Kelli, Jennifer Hill and husband, Jason, Shannon Blackmon, Andrea Toupin and husband, Justin, Micah Mansilla and husband, Hernan, and E rin Salem; thirteen beautiful great-grandchildren, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the V andervoort First Baptist Church with Brother oy rooks officiating. Interment will follow at the Witherspoon Cemetery in V andervoort, Arkansas. Arrangements are entrusted to the Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. The family asks in lieu of owers, donations for bibles at V andervoort First Baptist Church will be greatly appreciated. Online Guestbook:

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Acorn Elementary Announces October Students of the Month O


uachita River School District has announced their October Students of the Month from Acorn E lementary School. Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/ improvement, and good attendance. Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss E lectronics, and Laark E nterprises provided lunch and games. Pictured are: Front Row: Troy Huff, Kindergarten, son of William Huff; Kasen Strother, 1st grade, son of Dakota and Kala Strother; Lexi Haggard, Kindergarten, daughter of John and Kristin Haggard. Middle Row: Hunter Perez, 2nd grade, son of Cynthia Perez; Peyton Ollar, 1st grade, grandson of Marietta Ollar; Addi Ledbetter, 2nd grade, daughter of Chris and Kylynn Ledbetter; Taylor Watts, 4th grade, granddaughter of Ken and Kathy Davis; Grace Freitag, 2nd grade, daughter of Scott and Darcy Davis; Blake Moore, 3rd grade, son of Nathan and Brittney Moore. Back row: Amy May, 5th grade, daughter of Brian and Nancy May; Melanie Pittman, 5th grade, daughter of Charles and Neva Pittman; Holiday Neufeld, 6th grade, daughter of Jeff and Jerusha Neufeld; Cami E aton 4th grade, daughter of Staci Smith and Cory E aton; Randy Dill, 6th grade, son of Randy and Jill Dill; Hunter Sanchez, 3rd grade, son of Michael and Cassandra Sanchez.

HHE Student Challenges Classmates to Provide Hurricane Relief T

Louise Durham Class Adopts Texas Classroom


his year at Holly Harshman E lementary, “WE ” have challenged each and every student to “Show Y our True Colors” by striving to be the best person that they can be. HHE 5th graders have taken that challenge to the next level by coming up with the idea of being a # differencemaker. E ach student has the opportunity to recognize their classmates for their # differencemaker behavior and actions. Abi Koppein is a very special # differencemaker. Abi could not sit by idly and listen to the tragic news out of Houston, TX as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Abi presented the teachers with the idea to hold a penny war between all of the 5th grade classes. Her great idea brought about some friendly competition and a fantastic donation to those affected by the storm. Mrs. Brevik’s students were the top in collections with 34,8 18 pennies; $ 520.8 7 total was collected, including miscellaneous cash donations. The entire 5th grade collected 74,002 pennies; a total donation of $ 1,164.44 was collected, including miscellaneous cash donations. “WE ” are so proud of our # differencemakers. Remember, “WE ” can all make a difference!

Mrs. Miller a second grade teacher and her students adopted a classroom after the devastation that took place in Texas and Florida. They had so many things donated and were able to send over classroom supplies to their adopted classroom in Texas. The students were so proud to have had the opportunity to help out.

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MHS JAG Students and Program Earn SUBMITTED Top Awards

n October 4, 2017 Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) State Leadership Conference Competition was held in Little Rock, Arkansas at UALR. Mena High School JAG Senior program had two students compete in the Public Speaking and Math Skills events. The top three places in each event will qualify for the national competition in Washington D.C. at the National Student Leadership Academy. Student competitors from Mena were: Robert Johnson, Public Speaking, and Trey Brown, Math Skills. Brown placed 3rd in the state in the Math Skills and qualified for National Student Leadership Academy in Washington DC. Mena High School Jobs for Arkansas’ Graduates (JAG) has also been recognized as a Peak Performing Program by National Jobs for America’s Graduates. MHS JAG was awarded the Peak Performance Award at the JAG National Training Seminar. The specific areas are: average competency attainment, average contact hours, and bottom 25 class standing rate. Mena was also recognized for earning the “5 of 5” Performance Outcomes Standards for the Class of 2016. Performance Stands include - graduation rate, employment rate, positive outcome rate, full-time jobs rate, and full-time placement rate. Mena High School has a senior program. In JAG, seniors develop and practice career plans, teamwork skills, leadership skills, service learning opportunities, employability skills, workplace skills, and much more to prepare for the challenges and opportunities that await the student in the world beyond high school. After graduation, the JAG student has the benefit of follow-up services for a year. The JAG Senior program consists of the class, work class component (limited number), club and follow-up. Some other activities include: guest speakers from colleges and businesses, club meeting and activities, hands on activities during class, annual JAG scholarships, JAG State Leadership Conference and National Student Leadership Academy. Karen Purvis is the JAG Specialist of the Mena High School senior program.

UA Rich Mountain Students Learn About Financial Planning


n November 9th, UA Rich Mountain students enrolled in the Personal Finance class, taught by Lisa Rackley, were provided “real world” experience by guest speaker, Ginger Sterner. Ginger is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones Investments and her office is located in the Northside Shopping Center in Mena. Topics presented included: personal investments, buying stocks and mutual funds, Wall Street, and saving for retirement. For more information about enrolling at classes at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain, contact: Wendy McDaniel, Director of Admissions at (479) 394-7622, x. 1440 or . Please make The Cole

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Bearcats Host Post Season Awards Banquet BY EASTON LEONARD •


n Sunday, November th, the Mena earcats senior high football team hosted their post season awards banquet at irst aptist Church in Mena. Cody ollmeyer was awarded the th grade Defensive M P, Noah Defrenchi won the th grade ffensive M P award, and Jayden eli won the th grade verall M P award. For the Junior High team awards, Coy House was awarded the Defensive M P, Ma Montgomery the ffensive M P, and Mason rotherton the verall M P award. Mena seniors who were awarded memorable footballs include ack Gopher Wyant, Nick Phelps, Tanner iser, Nick ent, Jake McCauley, Christian ieren, Carson Cannon, Issac uckley, yan Lee for filming, and Maddie letcher for contributing as Coordinator. Carson Cannon was awarded the arnabas Award by Dr. ichard Lochala, as a player who was a leader and showed courage throughout the season. Nick Phelps was awarded the randon urlsworth award by Coach Pennington for being the hardest working player for the Bearcats. ion arnes was awarded the Senior igh Defensive M P and named an All-Conference player. Justin Dean was awarded the Senior igh ffensive M P, Senior igh verall M P, and awarded All-State honors. Coach arper stated that Dean was the number one vote getter for All-State honors by coaches in the - A. Dean was also awarded his number twenty-three game ersey. Marc Wilson was named as an honorable mention for All-Conference honors. Coach arper and his coaching staff look forward to offseason and ne t football season, and mentioned that ne t year s team motto abbreviation will be N PD , which stands for New ear Pride Discipline .

Cossatot & Mena Jr. High Compete on the Court O


n Thursday, November 9th, Cossatot Junior High basketball hosted Mena at Cossatot River High School. In the first game of the night, the seventh grade Jr. Ladycats defeated Cossatot - , as Madi Lyle of Mena contributed points. or the second game, the seventh grade Jr. earcats were led by Silas McIntyre s points to a - victory over the Jr. Eagles. ollowing the two seventh grade games, the Cossatot Jr. igh arsity Lady Eagles matched up against the Jr. Ladycats on their home court. The Jr. Lady Eagles won the tip-off, but Mena scored the first eleven points of the game and outscored Cossatot - in the first quarter. The Jr. Ladycats continued to hang onto their healthy lead in the second quarter, as Mena outscored the Jr. Lady Eagles - , to take a lead into halftime. At halftime, annah Stockton led the Jr. Ladycats with points, as aylin Mc ee and Jaden Dering led Cossatot with points each. In the third quarter, the Jr. Lady Eagles gained a little traction on Mena, outscoring the Jr. Ladycats - , to head into the final quarter down by only si points. Mena held onto their lead in the fourth quarter, holding the Jr. Lady Eagles to only four points, to finish the game and win - . aylin Mc ee led the Cossatot Jr. Lady Eagles with points on the evening, as Tommie Whitmire added on points, ortlyn Mc ee and Jaden Dering points each, ayla ichardson points, and Sasha ichardson points. annah Stockton led the Mena Jr. Ladycats in scoring with points, while Gracie Lyle scored points of her own, Emily Wagner points, Ally Wright and renna Aynes points, and number thirty-three point. or the final Jr. igh game of the night, the Jr. earcats and Jr. Eagles took the court for a competitive game of basketball. Mena umped on the Jr. Eagles early, scoring the first twelve points, and outscoring Cossatot - in the first quarter. The Jr. earcats took an eight point lead into the second quarter of play, and went on to e tend their lead, as Cossatot was held to only one point. Taking a twenty-one point, - , lead into halftime. Mason rotherton led Mena with points at the half, while three players led the Jr. Eagles in scoring with points each. The Jr. earcats did not let up at all in the third quarter, as Mena outscored the Jr. Eagles - , to take a twenty-five point, - , lead into the final quarter of play. The Mena defense held the Jr. Eagles to only three points in the fourth quarter, as the Jr. earcats e tended their lead to thirty-one to defeat Cossatot - . urke led the Cossatot Jr. Eagles in scoring with points, as Taylor and eck added on points each, ictor Trinidad and Medina points each, and Lucas Trinidad point. Micah Wilson led the Mena Jr. earcats with points on the night, while Mason rotherton scored points of his own, Sam Efird points, Matthew McCravens and Liam astey points each, Ma Montgomery and Jake Wiles points each, and number ten point.

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Lauren Willis – A Community Pharmacist at Heart P


harmacists play such an important role in helping people heal and maintain a good quality of life. Many times, they are able to answer health-related questions — what foods, drinks, activities, or other drugs could have an effect on medication or what to do about a missed dose. E ssentially, pharmacists help people with almost anything related to the use of medicines, which means they help people to stay as healthy as possible. For Lauren (Gaston) Willis, Healthy Connections, Inc.’s pharmacist, learning to “doctor” through meds began on the farm, and little did she know then, would turn into a full-time calling. Lauren grew up in Oden on her family’s farm, “We raised cattle, chickens, and horses. My dad was and still is my hero, so I spent a lot of time with him ‘ doctoring’ the livestock. Unbeknownst to me, that was where my journey to a career in pharmacy started. For several years, I wanted to become a veterinarian, because I was so intrigued by how medicine worked. I wanted to know why we gave a shot of “x” for a calf with pneumonia, or a shot of y when we vaccinated the herd, and how those shots given in the muscle would work on specific areas of the body.” As a teenager, Lauren babysat for Laura Wagner, the owner of Mount Ida Pharmacy, who may have played more of an instrumental role in Lauren’s life than she may have realized. “I always looked up to her and was inspired by how she took such good care of people. She was kind enough to let me shadow her, and as I saw how much impact she had on her patient’s lives, I started looking at pharmacy as a career choice.” Lauren attended college at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. “I had always been interested in animal science and the medications used to treat animals, so… with animal science and agriculture playing such a large part in my life, I pursued a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural E ducation, Communication, and Technology, graduating Suma Cum Laude in 2006.” Graduating at the top of her class at of A was a game changer, according to Lauren because it gave her the confidence to consider tackling the rigorous pharmaceutical program. After weighing, analyzing, discussing, & praying over my options of what I could do with my life, the one option that remained constant in my mind was pharmacy. That seed was planted during my childhood, fostered by my education, brought to light by my chemistry professor at U of A during my sophomore year, and realized as obtainable after graduating.” During the year after completing college, Laura met her husband, Jeff. “He listened to me while I voiced my desire and reluctance to go back to school and he helped me realize that pharmacy was where I had always wanted to be. He fully believed in me and with his support and support from my family, I went full force down the path to becoming a pharmacist. I started pharmacy school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2008 , and after 4 grueling, sleep-deprived, wrinkle-inducing years, and the support from my family, I graduated in 2012, as a Doctor of Pharmacy.” During her journey to becoming a pharmacist, the couple started a family. “Jeff and I got married in 2008 . Our daughter, Landri, was born in 2009, and our son, Cooper, came along in 2013.” Always a dedicated student, Lauren barely paused long enough to give birth, Landri was born days before spring semester finals of my first year at pharmacy school. While in the early stages of labor, I tried convincing my doctor I could make it to take my last test, promising I would be right back! She said ‘ no! ’” Lauren finds her career choice more than satisfying, Pharmacy is both challenging and rewarding, but now that I have been practicing pharmacy for several years, I know this is where I was meant to be. I always wanted to work as a clinical pharmacist, but feared the advancements in this field would not be reali ed in rural Arkansas for many years. owever, ealthy Connections was able to see where pharmacy is going and recognize the need for a clinic pharmacy to expand the care we provide to this community. When the Director of Pharmacy position was offered to me, I jumped at the chance! I want to be a part of the change and the advancement of patient care in our area. Pharmacy is always changing, and our job is so much more than counting pills. We have clinical role with emphasis on patient care, education, and communication with providers to streamline care. We are the most accessible health care professional, which provides us a great opportunity to help patients get the care they need. In the future, you will still see pharmacists in the pharmacy, but you will likely also have appointments with a pharmacist, similar to a doctor s office. ftentimes, we are the only common factor between the patient and all of their providers. Therefore, we are often working to correlate care and ensure everyone on the patient’s health care team is on the same page.” When given the opportunity, Lauren enjoys speaking with kids about medication abuse and misuse. It always ama es and terrifies me what kids will try and how little they know about the dangers of those decisions. The career is more than demanding but Lauren is able to see the big picture and steps up to the daily demands of such an important and crucial role. “Days are busy, hectic at times, and physically and mentally demanding. We get few bathroom breaks, and no lunch breaks. We live in a fast-paced world, where everyone wants everything now. At times, it gets frustrating when it feels like patients have to be convinced to let us help them, that there are medications and interactions that can kill them, and health care is not something to rush through.” But she continued, “Then there are days you know you made a difference and patients who are appreciative of the care we provide. Whether we prevent an interaction, find ways to save patients money, help them understand their medications, or save their life, we are reminded why we do what we do. I truly enjoy taking care of people and hope that their interactions with me at the pharmacy make their day a little bit better. We live in a great community & I am honored to be a part of it! ”

This is our 24th Annual “Don’t Eat Home Alone” For the people in our community that may not have family locally or Don’t Want to Eat Home Alone” Come join us Thanksgiving day for a delicious lunch at 12 noon and great fellowship. Deliveries are limited to the shut-ins only please! If you need a ride or want to make your reservation please call by November 20th.

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. . November . . . . . . . . . . .15, . . 2017 ................................................................................................................. Thursday, 11/16 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. – The Board Camp Baptist Church at 107 Country Road 63 will distribute food. • 10:30 a.m. – Gator & Friends will be performing at The Mena Senior

Center. • 11:30 a.m. – Rotary Club of Mena/Polk County will meet at Papa’s Mexican Café. Contact Sue Cavner at 234-5844 or Linda Rowe at 234-2575 for more info. • 12:00 p.m. – Polk County Library Board will meet in the Susanna Mosley Community Room at the Library. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - The Cove Branch of the Polk County Library is open. • 12:00 p.m. – Sociable Seniors will meet at the Branding Iron. Anyone 50 or older is welcome. Call 479-243-0191 for info. • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - The Sonlighters in Action Card Shop will be open at 3671 Highway 8 West, one mile from Louise Durham. • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Salvation Army Family Store helps families with utilities. • 2:00 p.m. – Christmas Crafts at Cove Branch Library. Bring a bag of rice and make sock snowmen. Everyone welcome. • 5:00 p.m. - 9th Street Ministries will have a free dinner and fellowship in the 9th Street Ministries building. • 5:30 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas will meet at the Limetree Restaurant. Call 479-243-0771 for info. • 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. 479216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 6:00 p.m. – Acorn Water monthly meeting at the Water Office. • 6:00 p.m. – Live Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music in the Daisy Room at Janssen Ave Florist. • 6:00 p.m. – Christian Singles will meet at

Union Bank Community Room. • 6:30 p.m. – Disaster Preparedness Group meets at Assembly of God Church, 2111 Sutherland Ave. in Mena. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. • 7:30 p.m. – Dallas Masonic Lodge #128 meets at the Mena Lodge located in the Old Post Office by Janssen Park. Friday, 11/17 • 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Road tests are given at the Morrow Street Housing Authority Community Room unless the roads are wet. Written tests are given at 1:00 p.m. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 12:00 p.m. – PCDC Board of Directors meets in the MRHS Conference Room A. • 12:00 p.m. – The Lions Meetings are held in the Lions Club House on Highway 71 South. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Leon Page Band will be playing at the American Legion in Acorn. $6.00 admission. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. Saturday, 11/18 • 7:00 a.m. until sold out – The Polk Count ’ t is open next to the Mena Depot. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Fibers Arts Group meets at Mena Art Gallery. • n’ t Class at the Mena Art Gallery, for children ages 5 to 9. Cost is $2. Call 479-394-3880 to reserve spot. • 5:30 p.m. – 3rd Saturday Gospel Singing to be held at Janssen Park. Bring a lawn chair and cold drink. Musicians and singers welcome. For more information, contact Stanley or Jeanette Dreyer at 479-216-0533. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71 S., Mena. 479-243-0297 or 479-2164606. Sunday, 11/19 • 2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. • 3:00 p.m. – Worship service is held at Sulpher Springs Church. • 5:00 p.m. – United Methodist Youth Group at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. Monday, 11/20 • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open.

• 12:30 p.m. – Cossatot Senior Center will have a Board Meeting. • 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Mena Seventh-Day Adventist Church Food Pantry across from the Polk County Fairgrounds. Non-perishable food, personal care items, and nutritional help. No one will be turned away. • 5:30 p.m. – Polk County Republican Committee meets at Polk County Library, North Room. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. • 6:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America Troop 92 meets at First United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. • 6:30 p.m. – The Lady Ouachitas will meet at the Bear State Bank Main Branch. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. • 7:00 p.m. – Ouachita Beekeepers Association meeting at Union Bank. Tuesday, 11/21 • 8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardener Community Men’s Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Polk County Family Mission is open in the 9th Street Ministries Building. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – “Art Day” at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena St. Bring your current project and work with other artists. • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – The Sonlighters in Action Card Shop will be open at 3671 Highway 8 West, one mile from Louise Durham. • t 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. • 5:00 p.m. – Country and Gospel music is played at the Polk County Housing Authority Community Room. • t o n Council will meet at the Town Hall in Hatfield. • 7:00 p.m. – VFW Post 4451 meeting at Veterans Park in Acorn. • 7:00 p.m. – The Marine Corps League Detachment will meet at Lighthouse Fitness. • 7:00 p.m. – Al-Anon for families of addicts and alcoholics meets at the ABC Club. • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Bluegrass music at Morrow Street Housing Authority Community Room. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First United Methodist Church, 9th & Port Arthur. 479-234-2887 or 479-234-3043. Wednesday, 11/22 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • n nn rens will be tested in Mena. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Polk County

Library Cove Branch is open. • 5:45 p.m. - The Mena First United Methodist Church Kidz will meet. • 6:00 p.m. – Warriors for Christ will meet at the Southside Church of God. • 6:00 p.m. – Regeneration Youth Ministries at Mena Church of God Hwy 88 East. • 6:15 p.m. – Dallas Avenue Baptist Church hosts Discovery Kids – Kindergarten Thru 5th Grade; Collide Youth Ministry – 6th Thru 12th Grades; and Adult Bible Study. • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Trek and Varsity for Middle and High School students at Grace Bible Church, 1911 Hwy 71 N. Mena. All Area Middle and High School students are welcome. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. • 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.

• VANDERVOORT ELEMENTARY SPELLING BEE will be held on November 16 at 9 a.m. in the auditorium. • 68TH ANNUAL VANDERVOORT THANKSGIVING SUPPER will be held November 18 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Vandervoort Elementary. $6 each, take-outs available. Proceeds benefit PTO. • COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING will be held November 19 at 5 p.m. at the Historic Armory on DeQueen Street in Mena. Everyone invited. Sponsored by Mena Area Ministerial Alliance. • SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE will be closed until further notice for upgrades. They are also looking for bell ringers during the holidays. Call 479-437-3110 to sign up. • MENA GAMING ASSOCIATION will host a Double Elimination Tournament Series on November 11th at the Mena Game Lounge (Suite G in Atwoods Parking Lot). $6 per tournament. 100% of proceeds benefits local Toys for Tots. Call 479-216-8961. • TOYS FOR TOTS Rummage Sale, November 17-19, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at old Salvation Army Building. • HOLIDAY BAZAAR at the Episcopal Church, November 16-17, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Holiday items, baked goods.



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Welcome Baby Zachary David!

Zachary David Vorbau was born on November 1, 2017 to Alisa and Daniel Vorbau. He was 7 pounds 8 ounces and 19 inches. His grandparents are Loyd & Donetta Jenkins, Barbara Vorbau, and Robert & Trish Vorbau.

A Thanksgiving Appetizer the Whole Family Will Love Bacon Spinach Dip TOTAL TIME : 45 Minutes PRE P: 15 Minutes

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Tara Young and Thomas Kizziar, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 30th. Raven Mitchell and Dallas Elrod, of Gillham, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on November 9th.


Bentley just celebrated his 6 month birthday! He loves to be stubborn, eat leaves and ice. His parents are Cody and Taylor. Please share your favorite photo of your pet. You may drop it off or mail it to: The Polk County Pulse 1168 Hwy 71 S. • Mena, AR 71953 or email:

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COOK: 30 Minutes SE RV E S: 8 Servings

1 tsp. paprika 1 16- oz. package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed of water 10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

DIRECTIONS • Preheat oven to 350º . Stir together cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, garlic powder, and paprika until combined. • Fold in spinach, cooked bacon, Parmesan, and 3/ 4 cup mozzarella. Transfer spinach mixture to baking dish and sprinkle with remaining 1/ 4 cup mozzarella. (If mixture is very high in baking dish, place a baking sheet below dish to catch spillage.)



1 c. grated Parmesan 1 c. shredded mozzarella 1 baguette, sliced

• Bake until golden and bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes. • Make crostini: Drizzle bread with olive oil and season with salt. Toast until golden, 10 minutes. Rub with a garlic clove while still warm. • Serve with crostini.

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Mena Downtown Partners Members Attend Main Street Arkansas Workshop M


ena Downtown Partners president ick Chrisman, treasurer Judy McClara and downtown liaison officer Judy Thompson attended the Arkansas Downtown Network Application Workshop sponsored by Main MENA Street Arkansas on October 26. The event was held in the Arkansas Heritage Building in Little Rock. HATFIELD - WICKES To eventually become a Main Street designated community, it is now necessary to first become an Arkansas Downtown Network (ADN) community. The ADN application process is every other year and applications will be accepted in 2018 , with the deadline in March. The application requires input from at least nine people in the town, ranging from downtown business owners to community leaders. Only one or two towns are accepted into the program from the various applicants. The workshop attended by the MDP members is a requirement for being able to submit this application. A Main Street town must have a full-time director with a salary of at least $ 36,000 annually. An ADN does not require a paid staff member. A financial commitment of , annually has to be guaranteed, however, for ADN consideration. Of this amount, $ 3,000 is used for Main Street education and travel; $ 1,000 for a downtown improvement grant program and for annual dues for the National Main Street Center. There are currently 19 Main Street Arkansas cities and 16 Arkansas Downtown Network cities. Ginger Sterner Greg Phillips, Director, Main Street Arkansas, was the speaker at Financial Advisor an informative community-wide Main Street meeting at the Ouachita 501c Hwy 71 North Center in May. He will be invited to do another presentation in Mena Mena, AR 71953 prior to the completion of the ADN application. Besides Phillips, 479-394-7940 athy LaPlante, Senior Program fficer and Director of Coordinating Program Services for the National Main Street Program spoke at the Little Rock workshop. In addition to the application process, the Main Street Approach and Transformation Strategies and Keys to Success were presented.




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What a sacrifice, what pain, what pride, what loss. Jake s son did get to come home, but his remains came back in body parts. I cannot even begin to imagine being a parent at a time such as that. I haven’t seen Smitty or Jake for many years, and don’t even know if either is still living. What I do know is that they represented tens of thousands of V ietnam veterans and their families who for years were not afforded the well-deserved respect and gratitude from a country they served so sel essly, faithfully, and sacrificially. Finally, in the late 1970s and initially through the vision of Jan C. Scruggs, who served in V ietnam (in the 199th Light Infantry Brigade) from 1969-1970 as an infantry corporal, that respect and gratitude began to take the form of a memorial. On July 1, 198 0, President Jimmy Carter signed legislation (P.L. 96-297) to provide a site in Constitution Gardens to build the memorial and to orchestrate a celebration to salute those who served in ietnam. Thirty-five years ago this week, November 13, 198 2, the V ietnam V eterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington D.C. The 58 ,318 names on The Wall (as of May 2017) are servicemen classified as IA illed in Action or MIA Missing in Action about , to date beginning in October 1957. Names of veterans, whose lost records of wartime death were found later and those who died after the war as a direct result of injuries suffered in the combat zone, continue to be added. When I think of the V ietnam War, I can’t help but remember a song that came out back in 198 9 titled “The Wall” sung by the Statler Brothers. It told of a mother’s visit to the Wall where she found her son’s name. How many mothers and other family have lived these words with tears, grief, and pride? I saw her from a distance, as she walked up to the wall. In her hand she held some owers, as her tears began to fall. She took out pen and paper as to trace her memories. She looked up to heaven, and the words she said were these. She said, “Lord my boy was special, and he meant so much to me. And Oh, I’d love to see him just one more time you see. All I have are the mem’ries and the moments to recall. So Lord could you tell him he’s more than a name on the wall.” Y es, all 58 , 318 names are more than just names on the Wall, and they also remind us of the families left behind and the Jakes and the Smittys who also paid a heavy price. Many still are. To all of you are due our highest respect and gratitude. Thank you.


mitty was a tall, dark, muscular handsome man of about 30 years old I would say. He and his wife lived across the street from us when I was in junior high school. She spoke with a German accent, which is what I remember most about her, though she was very pretty too. She and Smitty met in Germany where he was stationed in the U.S. Army. He was still in the service when they moved to our neighborhood sometime around 1969 or 1970. I remember he was gone much of the time, but when he was home he came over occasionally and visited with us. My parents thought a lot of him and his wife. He was such a likable guy with a great personality, but more than that he was a patriot in every sense of the word. I don t even remember Mr. Smith s first name or where his nickname came from, but I remember him and that’s what really counts for me and for others who knew him. Y ou see – during those times he was gone, he was in V ietnam. I forget what his job was, but I do remember he was part of a field fighting unit and an officer who saw at least some combat. How many tours he did I don’t remember either, but what I do remember is that the last tour he went on was voluntary. He had served his last required tour, but chose to go back again anyway for what would be his final last tour. owever, this was not by choice but by a severe wound, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. But guess what. Y ou wouldn’t have known his situation if you were just talking to him on the phone. On the outside, even in his wheelchair, he was at heart the same ole’ Smitty and with no regrets he said. What a guy, what a patriot! Oh, I’m sure he had a pity party or two and perhaps what we would call PTSD today, but it was kept inside, behind closed doors. We heard later that he and his wife divorced. We’ll never know the full story or the real depth of his wounds. I met Jake about years later after I finished college and went to work. As a matter of fact, I met him at my job but never actually got to work with him, at least not on a regular basis. Jake, a middle-aged man, was kind, interesting, and very intelligent. He never went to college, or at least never graduated, but had he done so there is no telling how far he would have gone. But, as I remember it, that wasn’t the most important thing in life for Jake. He made a decent living with the good job he had and he was able to have a good marriage and raise a family. Jake’s ambitions were for his children and their future. I don’t remember if Jake served in the military, but I believe he did during World War II. However, I do know that his son served in the military and, like Smitty, did so in V ietnam. I never spoke to Jake much about his son, but I did learn that his son paid the ultimate price at the altar of freedom.

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“Still on the Hill” and “Elf” News F


riends and patrons of Ouachita Little Theatre and Polk County residents are being treated to a free concert on Sunday, November 19 at 2:30 PM. This grant supported event through the Buffalo River National Park Service provides entertainment that also educates about our rural Arkansas cultural history. If you love nature, music, storytelling, and learning about people and places of the Buffalo River, this is an event you won’t want to miss. The whole family will enjoy the performance by Still on the Hill. As an added bonus, the first attendees family units will receive a free CD of the music you will hear performed. elly and Donna Mullhollan of Still on the Hill are the talented musicians who will play a plethora of unusual instruments and those familiar to folk music such as the ban o, fiddle, and dulcimer. Mark your calendar for this Sunday’s performance. Congratulations to the “E lf Jr.” cast and crew of the Junior Ouachita Little Theatre for placing third in the V eteran’s Day Parade. These hard-working young people are well into rehearsals for their December 8 -10 and 15-17 performances. Under the direction of Director Brad Storey and Musical Direction of Amanda Baker, the cast is learning the music, choreography, and blocking scenes from this delightful show. This is a slightly shorter version of the Broadway Musical “E lf” based on the popular Will Farrell movie. Make plans to attend this hilarious Christmas themed comedy that is festive and fun entertainment for the whole family.

Mena Arts District is Alive and Well, and Growing CONTRIBUTED BY RICK CHRISMAN S

outhWest Artists has existed for over 70 years in one form or another, originally meeting in individuals’ homes. As it grew, it found meeting and exhibit space wherever available. In 198 2, it was incorporated as a non-profit, C corporation. The focus of our founders was to create a community of like-minded artists to discuss their work and grow public exposure to that work. In 2002, the organization purchased its own building in Mena’s Downtown Arts District on Mena Street and requires a budget of over $ 55,000 to operate Mena Art Gallery as a tangible contribution to the local economy. But the greatest contribution of SWA and its gallery is the opportunity it provides people in our area to e perience fine art and a place for our talented local artists to display their work. The Arts District draws visitors from the local community and across the country. Its programs include two national painting competitions, a regional art festival, children’s art classes, art workshops for adults, and a variety of other arts-related activities. Two and three-dimensional mediums are featured in monthly exhibits and competitions with work from local and regional artists. The Mena Art Gallery is active in the Mena/ Polk County Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas Arts Council, and the recently formed Mena Downtown Partners. All of these organizations work to improve the economy of Mena and Polk County by including the Arts as a vital attraction and contributor. In recent years four new creatively focused businesses have joined the longtime presence of the Ouachita Little Theater and the Mena Art Gallery to help attract increasing numbers of visitors to the Arts District. Through collaborative pro ects of these non-profits and businesses, we continue the work of our founders. Mena, being situated in a remote area of the state, through our activities, has a unique opportunity to promote creative pursuits that aren t available in our region without dedicated volunteers and the financial support of individuals and businesses. We continue to grow and improve our community’s diversity and economy through culture.



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The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed, or that they have been found innocent, and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner. Mena Police Department November 5, 2017 Bennie Lee Anderson, 44, of Mena was arrested on three outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines and court costs. November 6, 2017 A Mena woman reported that she had left her wallet in a grocery cart at a local retail store, and when she returned, the wallet was gone. Case is pending re iew of sur eillance tapes. Ronald Gene Lowery, 59, of Texarkana, A was charged with harassment criminal trespass possession of schedule controlled substance possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. The arrest followed a call to a local residence. He posted bond and was released and was later arrested again for criminal trespass and harassment. November 7, 2017 Ronald Gene Lowery, 59, of Texarkana, A was ser ed a warrant for re ocation of bond. November 8, 2017 o reports filed. November 9, 2017 Bradley . obinson 2 of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant after a call to the local probation parole office. James Clinton haffer 29 of Mena was charged with theft of property shoplifting after officers responded to a call from employees at a local retail store. Tor al ee lein 1 of Cleburne T was charged with obstruction of go ernmental operations and resisting arrest. November 10, 2017 athan Abell of Mena was charged with criminal trespass after a call to a local neighborhood. Officers responded to a dispute at a local residence. o charges were filed. November 11, 2017 Connor Joseph Hendricks 18 of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant. He was additionally charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia

o o nt ’ D t nt November 6, 2017 Arrested by an officer with the rannis Police epartment was Brandon . iddle 26 of Co e on Charges of Possession of rug Paraphernalia Possession of Meth Cocaine and Possession of a chedule Controlled ubstance and a Body Attachment Warrant. November 7, 2017 Traffic stop led to arrest of onald . owery 9 of Texarkana on Charges of Failure to Obey top ign Fleeing and Possession of chedule Controlled ubstance. eport from complainant on Highway 27 West near Acorn that an unauthori ed person had been in their residence. eputy responded. Arrested was orman . Morgan 21 of Mena on Charges of Public ntoxication and Obstructing o ernmental Operations. Arrested was Paula . chuller 47 of Mena on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. eport from complainant on Highway 8 ast near Mena of unauthori ed use of their debit card. n estigation continues. November 8, 2017 Arrested was ogan . Pitts 8 of Mena on a Warrant for Manufacture of a chedule Controlled ubstance and Possession of rug Paraphernalia. Arrested was uy F. Jaycox 4 of aramie W on Warrants for Felony Failure to Appear Possession of rug Paraphernalia and Possession of a chedule Controlled ubstance. Arrested was Carl J. Madison 2 of ittle ock on Warrants of Probation iolation Failure to Comply with Court Order Theft of Property and three counts of iolation of the Arkansas Hot Check aw. eport of two missing indi iduals led to a 16-year-old female being issued Ju enile Citations for isorderly Conduct and esisting Arrest. The Ju enile was released to the custody of a parent guardian. ary . Billingsley 18 of Co e was issued Citations for Obstructing o ernmental Operations and ndangering the welfare of a Minor. Arrested by as officer with the rannis Police epartment was amantha J. Heifner 6 of mith ille O on a Charge of Possession of a chedule Controlled ubstance. November 9, 2017 eport from complainant on Polk 69 ear Opal of the theft of a tra el trailer electronics tools and household items all alued at 7 . . n estigation continues. Arrested was Amanda . Har ey 29 of Mena on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. Arrested was Patricia . Jackson 49 of Mena on Warrants of six counts of iolation of the Arkansas Hot Check aw.

Arrested by an officer with the rannis Police epartment was Trinna . Myers 7 of Mena on Charges of o ri er’s icense o icense Plate o iability nsurance Possession of rug Paraphernalia and Possession of a chedule Controlled ubstance. November 10, 2017 Traffic stop on Highway 71 orth near Mena led to the arrest of Toni M. Maddra 9 of Hot prings on Charges of Careless Prohibited ri ing ri ing with a suspended ri er’s icense Possession of a chedule Controlled ubstance Possession of rug Paraphernalia Furnishing Prohibited Articles Possession of a chedule Controlled ubstance. November 11, 2017 Arrested was Jennifer M. Bill 6 of eueen on a Warrant of Failure to Comply with a Court Order. Traffic stop on Highway 88 ast near Cherry Hill led to the arrest of a id . Hale 29 of Mena on Warrants from Probation Pa-

role and Montgomery County. Arrested was a id . Odom 19 of Mena on a Charge of Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. A 16-year-old female was issued a Ju enile Citation for Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. The Ju enile was released to the custody of parent guardian. Arrested was Marcelino Williamson 28 of lenwood on a Body Attachment Warrant. Arrested was haon . Watts 9 of Mena on a Warrant for Theft of Property. November 12, 2017 eport from complainant on Tilley oad near Hatfield of the theft of four firearms all alued at 8 . . n estigation continues. Arrested was Trisha amuels 6 of illham on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. Polk County heriff’s Office worked two ehicle accidents this week. Polk County etention Center Jail Population 2 ncarcerated nmates with 6 nmates currently on the Waiting ist for a tate Facility.

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