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Mena VA Clinic Announces Grand Opening

SPECIAL VETERANS ISSUE - COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES INSIDE, PAGES 12-13

Wood Inducted into Ark. Military Hall of Fame

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h e B u f f a l o R i ve r N a t i o n a l P a r k S e r vi ce i s b r i n g i n g S t i l l o n t h e H i l l , o n e o f A r ka n sa s’ m o st b e l o ve d f o l k d u o s t o O u a ch i t a L i t t l e T h e a t r e ‘ o n S u n d a y a f t e r n o o n , N o ve m b e r 1 9 t h a t 2 : 3 0 p . m . S t i l l o n t h e H i l l w i l l be performing their show, Still a River, that celebrates the nation s first historic river in song. The concert is free and the first 100 attendees will receive a free copy of their C . Still on the Hill is the duo of onna and elly Mulhollan, recipients of the Arkansas Governor s Folk Life A w a r d . T h e y a r e m o d e r n -d a y b a r d s, ca r r yi n g o n t h e a n ci e n t t r a d i t i o n o f st o r yt e l l i n g i n so n g . T h i s d u o h a s o f t e n b e e n ca l l e d A m b a sa d o r s o f t h e O za r ks f o r t h e i r d e ca d e s o f w o r k p r e se r vi n g t h e st o r i e s o f p e o p l e a n d p l a ce s i n t h e h i l l s t h e y h a ve ca l l e d h o m e f o r o ve r t w e n t y ye a r s. Still on the Hill unveiled a pro ect a year ago and performed fifteen concerts in the Northwest Arkansas region. The first phase of the pro ect funded by the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance, The O ark Society, and t h e co m m u n i t y a t l a r g e w a s a r o u si n g su ce s. T h e N a t i o n a l P a r k S e r vi ce i s p r o vi d i n g f u n d s t o e xt e n d t h e pro ect with an additional 10 Still a River concerts (and C giveaway) in areas of the state not yet served by t h i s p r o j e ct . We looked on the map and saw Mena and wanted to make sure we covered it, said onna Mulhollan on w h y t h e l o ca l t h e a t r e w a s ch o se n a s a d e st i n a t i o n o n t h e i r co n t i n u e d t o u r . The Mulhollan s are consummate musicians and multi instrumentalists. n all of their shows, they play a plethora of instruments, many of which were created by O ark instrument makers. Along with their core instruments such as ban o, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, you will hear oddities such as toy bells, a Hardanger fiddle built by Elliot Smith (who is 3 years old), a dulcimer built from a fiddle case, and even a musical saw. The songs that make up Still a River document little known stories of well known landmarks along the Buffalo River. Bee Bluff, Sam s Throne, Tyler Bend, Granny Henderson s cabin, the inc mine at Rush Creek, and more come to life in original songs written by Still on the Hill. A p i ct u r e p a i n t s 1 , 0 0 0 w o r d s a n d so S t i l l o n t h e H i l l cr e a t i ve l y u se s e n t e r t a i n i n g , t o n g u e -i n -ch e e k vi su a l s t o p u n ct u a t e t h e i r st o r y- so n g s. T h e y ca l l i t t h e i r ‘ l o w t e ch p o w e r p o i n t ’ , which is simply a collection of onna s handmade photo quilts with images depicting the people and places they sing about. Still a River poignantly reminds us of what we cherish about our nation s first historic national river. t invites us, as the river s stewards, to protect the sights and sounds that nourish us, said onna.


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w o l o ca l M a so n i c l o d g e s h e l d t h e i r a n n u a l a w a r d s b a n q u e t o n S a t u r d a y , N o ve m b e r 4 t h , a n d h o n o r e d se ve r a l m a so n s, a s w e l l a s co m m u n i t y m e m b e r s f o r t h e i r e f f o r t s i n se r vi n g t h o se a r o u n d t h e m . D a l l a s M a so n i c L o d g e # 1 2 8 h o n o r e d L i n d a Jo h n so n w i t h t h e i r C o m m u n i t y S e r vi ce A w a r d . Jo h n so n i s t h e co m m a n d e r f o r t h e l o ca l V F W ( V e t e r a n s o f F o r e i g n W a r s) a n d w a s i n st r u m e n t a l i n b r i n g i n g T h e W a l l T h a t H e a l s t o M e n a i n S p r i n g 2 0 1 7 . R o b e r t L a n ca st e r , a m a so n a n d co m m a n d e r o f t h e l o ca l A m e r i ca n L e g i o n , w a s h o n o r e d w i t h t h e O u t st a n d i n g L o d g e S e r vi ce A w a r d . T h e i r M a so n o f t h e Y e a r A w a r d w a s g i vi e n t o T e r r y F o r d . “ I ’ ve b e e n i n t h e A r m y a n d h a ve kn o w n f e l l o w sh i p … I ’ ve b e e n i n l a w e n f o r ce m e n t a n d kn o w n f e l l o w sh i p … n o t h i n g b e a t s t h e f e l l o w sh i p o f t h e M a so n s, ” sa i d F o r d u p o n r e ce i vi n g t h e a w a r d . P o l k C o u n t y C h i e f D e p u t y R a n d y Je w e l l w a s h o n o r e d t o r e ce i ve t h e C o m m u n i t y S e r vi ce A w a r d f r o m M o u n t a i n M e a d o w L o d g e # 2 1 8 . Je w e l l w a s Pictured left: Dezi Bowles receives the Pillars of Solomon from W.M. Mike Campbell. Right: Randy n a m e d a s t h e S h e r i f f ’ s D e p a r t m e n t ’ s ‘ se co n d i n co m m a n d ’ f o l l o w i n g S co t t Websters receives the Pillars of Solomon from W.M. Don Davis. Sawyer s election as sheriff. Hatfield Mayor Linda enton and Cove Constab l e Ji m C o r r a zo a l so r e ce i ve d C o m m u n i t y S e r vi ce A w a r d s f r o m M o u n t a i n M e a d o w L o d g e # 2 1 8 . T e r r y F u q u a y w a s a w a r d e d t h e i r Ma so n o f t h e Y e a r A w a r d . F u q u a y a l so re ce i ve d a M a st e r s A w a r d f r o m t h e D a l l a s L o d g e f o r h i s d e d i ca t i o n t o t h e M a so n s. O n e o f t h e h i g h e st a w a r d s a m e m b e r ca n r e ce i ve i n t h e M a so n s i s t h e P i l l a r s o f S o l o m o n . T h e D a l l a s L o d g e h o n o r e d R a n d a l l W e b st e r w i t h t h e a w a r d a n d D e zi B o w l e s r e ce i ve d Mountain Meadow s. Special awards were given to three Grand Lodge officers. Teddy Holmes, Grand Lecturn of Arkansas, William J.R. Hartsfield, istrict eputy Grand Master of the 11th istrict, and Gene Simmons, istrict eputy Grand Master of the 1 th istrict, were all given Certificates of Appreciation. n Lodge Service Awards, allas 1 awarded Ja ck P e e b l e s, R u st y G o n za l e s, D e zi B o w l e s, T e r r y F u q u a y , R o b e r t L a n ca st e r , T e r r y F o r d , a n d B o b b y B r e w e r . T h e l a d i e s o f t h e O rd e r o f t h e Ea st e r S t a r t # 2 4 3 w e r e a l so h o n o r e d . They include Judy Omstead, Sandy Brooks, Jody Jennings, Cindy Webster, and Sherry Fuquay. Mountain Meadow 1 awarded Mark La arus, on avis, and Larry Winfield. The allas Masonic Lodge 1 is led by Grand Worshipful Master on avis and they meet monthly at their lodge, located in the old post office across from Janssen Park. Mountain Meadow Lodge 1 is led by Grand Worshipful Master Mike Campbell and they meet monthly at the Masonic Lodge in Hatfield.

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13th at the clinic. Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison will serve as the keynote speaker and Mena Mayor George Mckee will speak as well. Officials from the Central Arkansas Veterans Health System (CAVHS) will also be in attendance. The new 10,000 sq. ft. facility allowed the CAVHS to expand the services offered to veterans and implement the PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) model, in which each veteran has a team that provides primary care services, and helps coordinate services for specialty care when needed. The James K. Polk Chapter, NSDAR, recently organized a volunteer training day for new volunteers for the new Community Based VA Clinic in Mena. The William Harrison Earp Chapter of the UDC, and the Happiness Club of the Polk County EHC were also among the groups represented at this training. The training was conducted by Mr. Micheal Dobbs of Little Rock. He is the chief of volunteer training for the local area. Mr. Dobbs stated he would be willing to return to the area to conduct more training if a group of 10 or more were interested in volunteering for the VA clinic and veterans. You can reach Mr. Dobbs by calling 501-257-3293. This training is required for anyone who is interested in volunteering for the VA and veterans. Participants pointed out that if you are a bus driver for the VA, you have already received the training.

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excellence in certain fields of the program. Gordon earned a first place commendation for physical fitness and a second place commendation in firearms. He was also honored to deliver the invocation and the benediction. Will Roberts, also a hometown native, has made a lifelong career in the military. Although Roberts is enlisted in the United States Airforce, he serves as a Special Forces Operator for the U.S. Navy Seals. For his dedication and efforts, Roberts was awarded a medal as the Best Operator in Special Forces in a recent ceremony. Both are natives of Mena and graduates of Mena High School. Christopher Gordon is the son of Chris and Julie Gordon. Will Roberts is the son of Wes Roberts and Leshia Roberts. Pictured: Christopher Gordon (l) and Will Roberts (r).


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BETTIE GENE GENTRY B e ttie G e n e G e n tr y , a g e 8 0 , o f M e n a , A r ka n s a s p a se d a w a y S u n d a y , N o ve m b e r 5 , 2 0 1 7 i n M e n a . B e t t i e w a s b o r n o n Ju l y 2 1 , 1 9 3 7 i n Z a f r a , O kl a h o m a t o T h e o d o r e C h a t h a m a n d G r a ce S i t t o n C h a t h a m . S h e w a s a l o vi n g h o m e m a ke r . B e t t i e w a s a n a vi d q u i l t e r a n d a w a r d w i n n i n g cr o ch e t e r . S h e e n j o ye d growing owers and gardening. Bettie w a s a l o vi n g m o t h e r , si st e r , g r a n d m o t h e r , g r e a t -g r a n d m o t h e r a n d f r i e n d t o a l l . S h e w i l l b e d e a r l y m i se d . B e t t i e i s su r vi ve d b y so n , Ja m e s G e n t r y o f M e n a , A r ka n sa s ; d a u g h t e r , L i z S t r o t h e r a n d h u sb a n d R o n n i e o f M e n a , A r ka n sa s; g r a n d ch i l d r e n , Jo sh u a H u f f a n d w i f e C h r i s se a o f M u l d r o w , O kl a h o m a , A m a n d a E u b a n ks a n d h u sb a n d B r e n t o f L i t t l e R o ck, A r ka n sa s, A n d r e a H o p ki n s a n d h u sb a n d M a r cu s o f N o r t h L i t t l e R o ck, A r ka n sa s; g r e a t -g r a n d ch i l d r e n , B r o o kl yn a n d H a ile y H u f f , S yd n e e , H a yd e n a n d E l l a K a t e C u r r y , H a t t i e H o p ki n s; a n d b r o t h e r , G l e n P a r n e l l .

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WANDA LEE GREEN M is W a n d a L e e G re e n , a g e 9 6 , o f M e n a , p a se d a w a y S a tu rd a y , N o ve m b e r 4 , 2 0 1 7 i n M e n a . S h e w a s b o r n F e b r u a r y 2 4 , 1 9 2 1 in B ig C e d a r , O kl a h o m a t o t h e l a t e E r d i e G r e e n a n d t h e l a t e Jo se p h i n e K e n n e d y G r e e n . M is L e e W a n d a w a s o f th e H o lin e s fa ith . S h e l o ve d t h e L o r d m o r e t h a n a n yt h i n g i n t h i s w o r l d . H e r g r e a t e st d e si r e w a s t o se e p e o p l e sa ve d a n d r e a d y t o m e e t t h e L o r d . W a n d a l o ve d t o p r e a ch G o d ’ s w o r d , p l a y h e r G u i t a r a n d si n g f o r t h e L o r d . S h e i s su r vi ve d b y h e r b r o t h e r , Ja ke G r e e n o f B i g B e n d , C a l i f o r n i a ; h e r n i e ce s a n d ca r e g i ve r s, C i n d y K n i t t i g , L i sa C a n t r e l l , a n d D e b b i e G a g n o n ; a n d a h o st o f o t h e r n i e ce s, n e p h e w s, f a m i l y , a n d f r i e n d s. S h e w a s p r e ce d e d i n d e a t h b y h e r p a r e n t s, E r d i e a n d Jo si e G r e e n , h e r b r o t h e r s, G r a d y , F l o yd , L e n o r d , a n d L o yd , h e r si st e r s, D e si e , B e a t r i ce , R a ch e l , Y vo n n e , Je w e l l a n d M a r ve l l e . G r a ve si d e se r vi ce s w e r e M o n d a y , N o ve m b e r 6 , 2 0 1 7 a t 1 0 : 0 0 a . m . a t W h i t e s b o r o C e m e t e r y i n W h i t e sb o r o , O kl a h o m a with Pastor eith Hamrick officiating. O n l i n e o b i t u a r y a t w w w . b e a sl e yw o o d f u n e r a l h o m e . co m

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s the calendar shifts to November, less than two weeks remain until the Mena High School Theatre epartment will take the stage to perform their production of Joseph and the Ama ing Technicolor reamcoat. After weeks of preparation, rehearsals, and dedication, the cast and crew will be ready to showcase this memorable musical at the MHS Performing Arts Center with a total of five shows, starting on November 1 . There will be two performances for the public, which will take place on Sunday afternoon, November 1 at 30 p.m., and Tuesday evening, November 1 , at 30 p.m. There will be three school performances for students, including Monday, Novem ber 13, at 00 for Mena Middle School students Wednesday, November 1 , at 1 00 p.m. for Holly Harshman Elementary students then the final show will be Thursday, November 1 , at 00 a.m. for Mena High School students. Admission to attend any of these performances will be .00 per person. With more than 0 Mena students part of the cast, led by Brynn Harvey as Joseph, and Sarah Rose as the Narrator, the play is directed by MHS Theatre and rama Teacher Jessica ropp. ropp has directed the annual school play for over ten years, and each year results in a show no one should miss, featuring singing, dancing, and acting talent that runs deep at Mena Schools. n addition to the expected blend of talent from Mena Schools students, this year s show will include a 1 piece live orchestra to help make the musical come even more to life. “ Joseph and the Ama ing Technicolor reamcoat is a musical romp through several genres, ropp said with excitement about this year s school play. This is our first full orchestra that the MHS plays have had. The show is funny and lighthearted, and we d love for you to come out and en oy. This unique musical was originally written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who are well known for Phantom of the Op era. This musical is based on the coat of many colors story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis in The Bible. The performance takes the audience on a ourney through Joseph having his beautiful colorful coat, being sold into slavery by his 11 brothers, his interpreting dreams, and many other adventures that come from the original Biblical story of Joseph. With a ma ority of the dialogue being delivered in musical form, the variety of themes and catchy songs will delight audience members of all ages. With only two chances to catch the public performances, make plans now for en oying the Mena High School production of J o seph and the Ama ing Technicolor reamcoat at the MHS Performing Arts Center in less than two weeks.

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or the first time in Louise urham School history, they had a king and queen contest during their annual Fall Festival. Four couples were chosen from each grade as king and queen and each class held fundraisers to determine an overall winner based on sales. Jaxon Pere , Pre , was crowned overall ing and Aus tin Melius, indergarten, was crowned overall ueen.

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Dr. Phillip Wilson, UA Rich Mountain Chancellor and Danni Smyth, UARM 2017 Academic All-Star.

ena Public Schools recently celebrated Bus Safety Week on their campuses. James avis, supervisor of the transportation department at Mena Schools, and his staff spent the week teaching students and teach ers how to safely ride aboard a school bus, how to safely evacuate the bus in case of an emergency, and other safe habits. Pictured School Resource Officer Jessie Curry and James avis assist students in an evacuation drill.


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Polk County’s All Region Choir Members

[PICTURED ABOVE] Cossatot River Junior High All-Region Choir Students: (standing l to r) Anthony Farias, Tyler Graham, Zach Taylor, Travontae Burnett, Cole Brantley, Clayton Thompson. (chairs l to r) McKayla Caramez, Ursela House, Betty Jewell, LaBrayla Robb, Laura Flores, Shanell Brito, Rendi Warren, Shelby Brewster, Brynleigh Smith, Lexie Graham. (seated on floor l to r) Ali Austin, Abby McIntyre, Harley Loyd, Braylee Jewell, Lily McIntyre, Kimberly Rodriguez, Jessica Green, Cora Morgan, Marissa Hammer, Kayleigh Williams, Not pictured is Kadi Dixon. [PICTURED RIGHT] Cossatot River High All-Region Choir Students: Katelyn Baker, Amy Haynes, (standing l to r) James Stark, and Alex Jenkins.

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Mena All-Region Choir Students: Sasha Shevchuk, Madalyn Turner, Mackenzie McAllister, Brooklyn Beck, Hannah McDonald, Nalu Pruitt, Sarah Rose, Hope Egger, Devin Durham, Fisher Neufeld, and Joseph Blanton.

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King & Oglesby to Wed

Chris and Patty Oglesby of Mena, would like to announce the marriage of their son, Tate Oglesby to Lindsey King, daughter of Chris and Dana King, of Pine Bluff, AR. The wedding ceremony will take place at Cabin Creek Lookout in Lamar, AR on November 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

POLK COUNTY BIRTHS AT MENA REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM

Tara Young and Thomas Izziar, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 30th. Tara and Ethan Davis, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 30th.

Roma Potter and David Pajuodis, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 30th. Catelin Watkins and Michael Wilson, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 31st.

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November 8, 2017

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Honoring all who have served

Veterans Day Festivities

Tune in to

Wednesday, November 8

• Wickes Elementary Veterans Breakfast and Program. Breakfast at 8 a.m., program at 9 a.m. presented by Wickes Elementary Music, Cossatot River High School Band and EAST.

Friday, November 10

• Vandervoort Elementary Veterans Program at 1:30 presented by Vandervoort Elementary Music and Cossatot River High School Band.

Saturday, November 11

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• Veteran’s Day Parade at 10 a.m. on North Mena Street, beginning at The Crossing Church. • Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Mena Elks Lodge sponsored by the Mena Emblem Club. • Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon at The Old Armory on DeQueen Street in Mena from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Free lunch for veterans and their families.

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n F r i d a y , N o v e m b e r 3 r d , t h e l o c a l A c o r n , C o s s a t o t , a n d M e n a c r o s s -c o u n t r y t e a m s c o m p e te d in th e ir r e s p e c te d c la s s s ta te m e e ts a t L a k e H a m ilto n . In th e 1 A /2 A B o y s 5 ,0 0 0 m e te r r u n , th e A c o r n T ig e r s c a m e in th ir d o v e r a ll, a s O u a c h ita placed first, Sloan Hendrix second, Salem fourth, and Haas Hall fifth. Brady Lyle was the first Tiger to complete the race and came in twenty third place. The Acorn Lady Tigers finished state runner up in the 1A A Girls ,000 meter run, while uitman came in first, Bigelow third, ingston fourth, and es Arc fifth. Teammates Ashlynn Bissell and Faith Hill both placed in the top ten, as Bissell finished sixth and Hill finished ninth. The Cossatot Eagles placed sixteenth overall in the 3A Boys ,000 meter run, as the top five included Genoa Central, Jessieville, Green Forrest, Elkins, and Bismark. Brandon Marrufo and and Hector Hernande finished in the top one hundred for the Eagles, as Marrufo placed seventy fifth and Hernande placed ninety second. In th e 4 A B o y s 5 ,0 0 0 m e te r r u n , th e M e n a B e a r c a ts c a m e in te n th o v e r a ll, a s C a v e City finished first, Heber Springs second, Huntsville third, Berryville fourth, and Pea Ridge fifth. n the top fifty individually, Logan Meyers placed thirty second and Robert Mc ntyre placed fiftieth. Moe Nakanishi finished ninety third overall for the Mena Ladycats in the A Girls ,000 meter run, and Madison Parnell was the second Ladycat to finish as she came in one h u n d r e d -t h i r t y -t h i r d p l a c e . Ashlynn Bissell, Faith Hill, and endra Branson of the Acorn Lady Tigers all made the All State team. Complete Team Results Acorn Tigers Brady Lyle 3rd, Cross Hughes 3 nd, Matthew Chaney 3 th, Meleciah Hicks 3 th, Chad Sutton 3rd, Adam Hughes th, Brady Hair 1st, Jeremiah Swint th, and ack Mayo th. Acorn Lady Tigers Ashlynn Bissell th, Faith Hill th, endra Branson 13th, Sophie Jackson 3 th, imberly Strasner 3rd, Josey Webb 0th, Gracie Hill 1st, Mercedes Mowdy nd, and Amelia Still th. Cossatot Eagles Brandon Marrufo th, Hector Hernande nd, Christian Alarcon 10 th, alton Mc en ie 1 nd, Enrique Loredo 1 th, Jordy Roldan 13 th, Manuel Esquivel 13 th, oty Martin 1 3rd, and Justin Frachiseur 1 th. Mena Bearcats Logan Meyers 3 nd, Robert Mc ntyre 0th, Matthew McCravens th, Thaddeus Nance th, Logan Fairless 111th, Bryce Fairless 1 1st, Alessio Stumpf 1 th, and Joseph ucute 1 th. Mena Ladycats Moe Nakanishi 3rd, Madison Parnell 133rd, Hannah Mc onald 1 th, and Fie Sukpitak 1 1st.

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hawn Leach and Jeremiah Hexamer each won medals at the AFG Arkansas State Tournament held in Conway, Arkansas on O c to b e r 2 1 s t. L e a c h b r o u g h t h o m e a g o ld m e d a l in the Lightweight No Gi Beginners ivision. This marked his first tournament. Hexamer brought home a silver medal in the Lightweight ntermediate No Gi ivision. This marks Hexamer s nd tournament. At his first tournament, he brought home the bron e medal. Both young men train and box out of the efenders Boxing Club in Mena where there are Boxing and Fitness programs for ages and up. For more information on their programs, feel free to stop by the gym any weekday after 30 p.m., or phone 3 0 0

n Friday, November 3rd, the Mena Bearcats (3 , 0 ) senior high football traveled to Joe T. Robinson in Little Rock, Arkansas to take on the Senators (10 0, 0), in their last game of the 01 season. Robinson won the coin toss and deferred to receive the ball to start the second half of play. The Bearcats returned the opening kickoff to their own twenty nine yard line, where Mena took over to start the game. Mena ran three plays, before the Senators forced the Bearcats to punt on fourth and nine. Belknap s punt for Mena was downed at the Robinson twenty five yard line, where the Senators took over for their first offensive possession of the game. A few plays into their first drive, the Senators quarterback, Greyson Tackett, completed a pass to the Mena forty five yard line, but the ball was then fumbled and re c o v e re d b y th e B e a rc a ts . The Bearcats were forced to punt again on their second possession, after three plays. Robinson took over at their own thirty yard line where the punt went out of b o u n d s . Three plays into the Senators second offensive possession, number five, Andre Bradley, took the handoff and ran in twenty yards for a Robinson touchdown. Trent Eskola missed the point after attempt, to make the score 0 with 1 left in the first quarter. After a lengthy seven play possession by the Bearcats on their third drive, Mena turned the ball over on downs, on fourth down and four, after a fumbled snap. Robinson took over possession at the Mena twenty seven. Two plays later, Greyson Tackett completed a twenty three yard touchdown pass to Nathan Page, to make the score 13 0 after a made point after attempt with left in the first quarter. On Mena s next possession, on third down, quarterback ane Stephens fumbled as he was being sacked, and Robinson recovered the ball at the Bearcats seven yard line. On first down, Greyson Tackett completed a seven yard touchdown pass, making the score 0 0, after a made point after attempt, with around four minutes still left in the first quarter of play. After another punt by the Bearcats on their next possession, Robinson scored again on a fourteen yard touchdown pass from Tackett to Hardy, to make the score 0 with 13 left in the first quarter. The Mena Bearcats returned the kickoff to the twenty two, and on second and fourteen, ane Stephens fumbled again as he was being taken to the ground. The ball rolled into the end one and was picked up by the Senators for a touchdown, making the score 3 0 with 1 1 left in the first quarter of play. On Mena s seventh offensive possession of the night, which went into the second quarter, the Bearcats were forced to punt again after three plays. The Senators took over after the punt from their own forty yard line, and after six plays, Robinson scored yet again on a thirty eight yard touchdown pass from Greyson Tackett to Nathan Page. And after a made point after attempt from Trent Eskola, the Senators led 1 0 with left in the first half of play. After holding Mena scoreless again on their eighth drive, the Senators drove from their forty yard line to the Bearcats three yard line, where number two, Loren o Simmons, ran into the end one for another Robinson touchdown. Eskola made the point after attempt to make the score 0 with 13 left in the first half. Neither the Bearcats or Robinson scored again in the first half, to make the official halftime score 0 in favor of the Senators. The Bearcats held Robinson to ero points in the second half, and after driving from their own forty eight to the Senators seventeen, on the first play of the fourth quarter, quarterback ane Stephens completed a seventeen yard touchdown pass to sophomore Marc Wilson. Mena failed on their two point try, making the score . Both teams stayed scoreless the remainder of the game, making the final score Robinson. With Friday s loss to Robinson, the Bearcats wrap up their 01 football campaign with a record of 3 , and 0 in conference play. Congratulations to Head Coach Tim Harper, seniors Carson Cannon, Christian ieren, Jake McCauley, Justin ean, Tanner iser, Nick ent, Nick Phelps, saac Buckley, ack Wyant, enny enley, and the rest of the Bearcats on a very hard fought season.


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o m e h e r o e s w e a r c a p e s … o th e r s w e a r c o m b a t b o o ts . C O L . [R E T ] B illy R . W o o d e m b o d ie s a ll th a t m a k e s th is n a tio n g r e a t… a lo v e o f c o u n tr y , G o d , a n d fa m ily . H e d o e s n ’t c o n s id e r h im s e lf a h e r o in a n y s e n s e o f th e w o r d b u t h e d o e s c o n s id e r h im s e lf b le s s e d . C O L . [ R E T ] B i l l y R . W o o d w a s b o r n i n A d a , O k l a . i n 1 9 4 4 . H i s f a m i l y l i v e d i n P o l k C o u n t y b e t w e e n 1 9 5 5 -1 9 5 7 , a n d W o o d a t t e n d e d 6 t h a n d 7 t h g r a d e i n M e n a . H i s f a t h e r w a s a p a r t n e r i n S m i t h -W o o d M i n i n g , w h e r e h e h a d a m a n g a n e s e m in in g o p e r a tio n a n d m ill o n B r u s h y C r e e k b y E a g le M o u n ta in . W o o d r e m e m b e r s c le a r ly th o s e im p r e s s io n a b le y e a r s a n d d e s c r ib e d it a s “ th e g r e a te s t” tim e in h is life . T h e fa m ily lived in a green rent house where the Sun Country nn stands today. Wood remembers fondly fishing in the creek w h e r e t h e “ o l d d r i v e -i n ” u s e d t o b e ( w h e r e W e n d y ’ s / B a s k i n R o b b i n s s t a n d s t o d a y . ) H e r e m e m b e r s R o g e r s S a w m i l l a n d b u y in g m ilk fo r 5 0 c e n ts a g a llo n in th e r o c k h o u s e o n H w y 7 1 . “ M y fa th e r ta u g h t m e to d r iv e a b u ll d o z e r w h e n I was 11 and got to set fire to dynamite what boy wouldn t en oy that He and his family attended the First United M e th o d is t C h u r c h a n d W o o d w a s a ls o in th e B o y S c o u ts . E v e n tu a lly , W o o d g r a d u a te d b a c k in A d a , O k la . H e , lik e m a n y y o u n g m e n a t th a t a g e , th o u g h t h e h a d it “ r o u g h ” a t h o m e . H e w e n t to c o lle g e a n d m a in ta in e d a 1 .8 G P A h is fr e s h m e n y e a r w h ile o c c a s io n a lly a tte n d in g c la s s e s , w o r k in g , a n d b e in g in h is r o c k ‘n r o ll b a n d . H e h a d a “ ty p ic a l fa th e r, s o n , te e n a g e r d is a g r e e m e n t” a n d c h o s e to e n lis t in the U.S. Army at the tender age of 1 . t wasn t very long after had been through Basic Training that reali ed d id n ’t h a v e it r o u g h a t h o m e … a t a ll. M y p a r e n ts w e r e g r e a t. M y fa th e r w a s d u m b , a fte r a ll.” Excelling as a soldier, Wood s scores landed him an opportunity to graduate from the U.S. Army s Field Artillery Officer Candidate School in 1 . He attended U.S. Army Officer Rotary Wing Aviator Course at Fort Wolters, Tex. and Fort Rucker, Ala., graduating in June 1 . Achieving the rank of First Lieutenant, Wood was assigned to Vietnam, with the 1st Air CAV s A Battery 0th Aerial Rocket Artillery Unit at An he, ying UH 1C gunships. n early 1 , he ew UH 1 slicks with the 1 th Assault Helicopter Company ui Nhon and uc Pho. Wood speaks humbly of his service during the Vietnam War and said he was blessed with a wonderful memory. remember going to Vietnam and remember coming home and very few things in between. Those of us who h a v e s e r v e d in c o m b a t, d id a n d s a w m a n y h o r r ib le th in g s .” B u t W o o d re fu s e s to fo c u s o n th e h o rro rs o f th e war. Vietnam is one o f th e m o s t b e a u tifu l c o u n tr ie s I’v e e v e r s e e n . The people are ust like y o u a n d m e … b u t to ta lly d iffe r e n t… th e la n g u a g e , th e ir r e lig io n , th e ir c u ltu r e , th e ir p r io r itie s . A lth o u g h w e th o u g h t w e w e r e th e r e to h e lp th e m , to g iv e th e m a d e m o c r a c y , it w a s im p o s s ib le . O u r O r ie n ta l

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e n e m y , N o r th V ie tn a m a n d th e V ie t C o n g , c o u ld o u tla s t u s . W e k ille d th o u s a n d s o f th e m , b u t th e r e w e r e m illio n s o f r e p la c e m e n ts w a itin g to s te p in th e u n e n d in g b a ttle . The American people were not in support of this war and were unwilling to sacrifice enough to defeat the communist. We lost ,1 men and women during the war in Vietnam. One more U.S. soldier dying was too many. The North Vietnamese, the Viet Cong, and the South Vietnamese suffered over 1,300,000 deaths during this war. The North was willing to lose many, many more. Later, served in the 1 th Assault Helicopter Company at ui Nhon and uc Pho in 1 . Wood explained it was a lift co m p a n y t h a t t r a n s p o r t e d s o l d i e r s , p i c k i n g u p a n i n f a n t r y c o m p a n y o r b a t t a l i o n , a n d i n s e r t i n g t h e m i n t o a n e w l o c a t i o n o r l a n d i n g z o n e . “ W h e n w e g o t h o m e t o t h e s t a t e s , s o m e folks would ask what was it like to y helicopters in Vietnam Wood explained, One of the most difficult things in life is to be truthful about oneself or your feelings or what you ve done. My response was always simple, Flying helicopters is hours upon hours of sheer boredom marked by moments of stark terror. The truth is you can actually see the enemy s 0 caliber bullets and tracers as they oom up past you. ou not only see them but hear them also then you try not to. Each morning after a combat assault mission briefing, we d walk to the ight line, almost as if walking into a casino. The crew chief for that helicopter was already there getting it ready to y and he d be there working on it late into the night should we return later. Each combat assault was like a Russian roulette. One bullet is placed into the gun you spend the cylinder you don t know if you ll be back tonight or not. Living life to the fullest is the biggest high anyone can experience. Wood and his wife, Carolyn, share four grandchildren. Three are in college and one is a starving actor in New ork City. When one of the three boys was in high school, he had an assignment in a Civics class to interview a war veteran and he chose me. He asked Grandpa, what did you do in the Vietnam War Once again, my answer was simple, Not much ust ew the infantry soldiers to and from work. n July 1 , Wood retired from active duty as a full colonel, having served years in the U.S. Army. Wood ew both helicopters and airplanes in the Army and was a UH 1 Huey helicopter instructor pilot. He also holds Type Rating (S ) Airline Transport Rating (ATR), Commercial, Multi Engine, nstrument, Flight nstructor civilian FAA r a tin g s . Wood earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Aviation from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a Master s of Science degree in Natural and Applied Science from Oklahoma State University. n May 1 , he was inducted into the U.S. Army s Field Artillery Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame at Fort Sill, Okla. Today, Wood en oys touring the United States and Canada with his wife Carolyn on their Honda Gold Wing motorcycle. Wood will proudly tell you that he has been to every contiguous state in the U.S. They en oy singing in the choir at the First United Methodist Church. They have taught Sunday School and Wood is active in the Methodist Men s group as well. He also en oys woodworking, where he builds furniture and handicap ramps for those in need in the community. Wood is also active in the American Legion and is a member of the Polk County Honor Guard , which is made up of members from American Legion, VFW, AV, and Marine Corps League). We attend funeral and graveside services for military veterans of Polk County and render military honors, which include folding and presenting the Stars and Stripes American Flag. November , Wood was inducted into a second Hall of Fame, the seventh class of the Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. Wood was presented a special medallion by U.S. Senator John Boo man and was oined by over 0 of their close friends and family. Wood was nominated by his good friend and fellow veteran RET CAPT. Bob oung. He and oung work together putting out the American Flags on National Flag Holidays ten times a year. He and oung also en oy touring the U.S. on their motorcyc le s . With his decorations, world travel, and recognitions, some might call him lucky, but Wood considers himself blessed. Not everyone who lost their life in Vietnam, died there. ying is so easy. Living is the hard part. am not lucky but am extremely blessed to be alive today. m very proud to have served years in the U.S. Army, also in Vietnam, and all around the globe. And, yes, would do it all again. John 1 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

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Thursday, 11/9 • 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 will meet at Papa’s Mexican Café. Contact Sue Cavner at 2345844 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 3671 Highway 8 West, one mile from Louise Durham. • 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – The First Assembly of God Distributes food at 2111 Sutherland or call 394-1229. • 2:00 p.m. – Cove Library History Club meets at the Cove Library. • 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 eetin at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy, 71, S., Mena. 479216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 6:00 p.m. – Live Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music in the Daisy Room at Janssen Ave Florist. .m. at eld s ion s lub meets at the Lions Club Field House. • 6:30 p.m. – Mena Chapter #243, Order of the Eastern Star will meet at the Masonic Temple at 701 Port Arthur. Meeting will follow refreshments. • 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. – Cherry Hill Fire Department meeting and training at the Fire Station. Friday, 11/10 • 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. – Caregiver Support Group at Ouachita Regional Hospice Office, 602 DeQueen Street, Mena. Topic is “Dealing with Family Conflict.” • 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. • 2:00 p.m. – Spring Trail Hike at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet at the Amphitheater. • 5:00 p.m. – Slithering Snakes at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet in the Hearth Room. • 6:00 p.m. – Sunset Art in the Park at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet at the Picnic Area. • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Gator and Friends

will be playing at the American Legion in Acorn. $6.00 admission. 50/50 drawing, potluck, and door prizes. • 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, 11/11 • 7:00 a.m. until sold out – The Polk County armer s ar et is open next to the Mena Depot. • 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Red Hot Hatties Yard Sale at Bear State Bank. Something for everyone. • 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. • 12:00 p.m. – Ouachita Amateur Radio Association monthly meeting at the Limetree. Testing will be available. .m. .m. hildren s Art Class at the Mena Art Gallery, for children ages 10 & up. Cost is $2. Call 479-394-3880 to reserve spot. • 2:00 p.m. – Wonder House Tour at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet at the Wonder House. • 4:00 p.m. – Ask a Park Interpreter at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet at the southeast side of the restaurant. .m. mores at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet at the Picnic Area. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. • 7:00 p.m. – Holly Grove Church in Grannis will have Gospel Music. • 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, 11/12 • 10:00 a.m. – Wonder House Tour at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet at the Wonder House. • 2:00 p.m. – Dutch Oven Demonstration at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet at the Picnic Area. • 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. • 3:30 p.m. – Lawn Bowling at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet beside the Campground Bathhouse. • 5:00 p.m. – United Methodist Youth Group at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. Monday, 11/13 • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. • 1:30 p.m. – Polk County Genealogical Society will meet at the Polk County Library. • 3:00 p.m. – Airport Commission meeting will be held at the UA-Rich Mountain Boardroom in the Spencer Building, 1100 College

Drive. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. • 6:00 p.m. – Democratic Party of Polk County meets at Papa’s Mexican Café. Anyone interested is welcome. You do not have to be a member. • 6:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America Troop 92 meets at First United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. • 7:00 p.m. – Mena Elks Lodge meeting. All Elks are invited to attend. • 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Meadow Chapter #22 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at the Mountain Meadow Masonic Lodge Hall in Hatfield. Tuesday, 11/14 • 8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardner Community en s rea ast 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. .m. .m. he at eld 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. • 6:00 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. • 7:00 p.m. – Al-Anon for the families of addicts and alcoholics meet at the ABC Club. • 7:00 p.m. – The Dallas Valley R.V.F.D. will meet for training at the Firehouse. • 7:00 p.m. – Acorn Fire and Rescue will meet at the Fire Department. • 7:00 p.m. – The Wickes V.F.W. Post #10484 will meet at the Wickes Community Center. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First United Methodist Church, 9th & Port Arthur. 479-234-2887 or 479-234-3043. Wednesday, 11/15 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society

of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 12:00 p.m. - The Emergency warning sirens will be tested in Mena. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Polk County Library Cove Branch is open. • 5:45 p.m. – 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. Call 479394-1017 for more information.

• MENA CITY HALL will be closed on Friday, November 3rd for renovations. • SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE will be closed through November 14th for upgrades. There will be no utiltiy assistance available on November 9th. They are also looking for bell ringers during the holidays. Call 479-437-3110 to sign up. • ST. AGNES ALTAR SOCIETY SOUP BUFFET & BAKE SALE will be held on Saturday, November 11th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 203 8th Street in the St. Thomas House. Soup is $6 per quart. • 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. • SOCIABLE SENIORS will meet at the Branding Iron on November 16th at noon. Anyone 50 or older. Call 479-243-0191. • HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE OUACHITAS will host their monthly meeting at the Limetree on November 16 at 5:30 p.m. Call 479-243-0771.

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h e O u a ch i t a A r t s C e l e b r a t i o n w a s h e l d i n d o w n t o w n M e n a o n S a t u r d a y , N o ve m b e r 4 t h , a n d w a s a su ce s by all accounts. Although official numbers weren t available a t p r e s t i m e , o n e o r g a n i ze r , Jo h n V a ca , sa i d d e sp i t e p o o r w e a t h e r , h e b e l i e ve s t h e r e w e r e a s m a n y p e o p l e a s l a st ye a r , a n d h o p e fu lly a fe w m o r e . M e n a S tr e e t w a s lin e d w ith a p le th o r a o f a r t m e d iu m s a n d p l e n t y o f a ct i vi t i e s f o r b o t h t h e yo u n g a n d t h e yo u n g a t h e a r t . P a i n t i n g , w e a vi n g , f o o d a r t , m a r t i a l a r t s, f a sh i o n , a n d m u si ca l entertainment filled the street. A new addition to this year s festival was the Chair Art Competition. Winners included People s Choice Tim Hesse. Judges Selections First place Tim Hesse Second place aryl Lood Third place Amanda ye. V i n t a g e T i n R e st o r a t i o n s w e l co m e d b a ck t h e V i n t a g e T i n F a l l T o u r w i t h se ve r a l ca r s co m i n g f ro m a r o u n d t h e co u n t r y t o a t t e n d . T h e 2 n d a n n u a l V i n t a g e T i n F a l l T o u r w a s h e l d N o ve mb e r 2 n d – N o ve m b e r 5 t h a n d i n cl u d e d a n i ce cr e a m so ci a l , a F a l l F o l i a g e t o u r t h r o u g h n o r t h e a st P o l k C o u n t y , p o ke r r u n , a n d t h e y d i sp l a ye d t h e i r ca r s o n M e n a S t r e e t a s p a r t o f t h e A r t s C e l e b r a t i o n . T h e p u b l i c vo t e d o n t h e “Be st o f S h o w ” as part of the display, which was Calvin and Virginia Buchanan from ecatur, Texas. A dinner and charity auction benefitting the Hudson Essex Terraplane Historical Society was also held at the Mena Mountain R e so r t . “ W e a r e h o n o r e d t o b e a p a r t o f t h e O u a ch i t a A r t s C e l e b r a t i o n b e ca u se w e l o o k a t o u r ca r s a s a f o r m of art, by restoring our cars to as near original condition as possible like they were when they were new. The reward for us is the oy in sharing our cars as they would have been 100 years ago, said Carolyn M o o n o f V in ta g e T in .

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can hear the groans already Fair We ust got through this one and she s talking about next year es am. And m making it a challenge While was waiting for participants to bring in your quilts this year, took a look through this year s fair catalog. Just for grins and giggles, circled everything m capable of doing that was not in the quilting department. circled 30 items And ve started work on them for next year. have a tote marked FA R that m putting my items in as finish them. Now this is my challenge to you find yourself a tote or a box, and see how many things you can put in it for next year s fair. on t know what can go in the fair ust take a look at this year s fair catalog. f you didn t save your copy, limited copies are available at the Extension Office in Mena. M r s. S u e w i l l m a ke a co p y o f t h e se ct i o n ( s) yo u m a y b e i n t e r e st e d i n . F o r i n st a n ce , a r e yo u a p h o t o g r a p h e r ? A p a i n t e r ? T h e r e a r e se ct i o n s f o r t h a t . A n d w i t h t h e ch a n g ing seasons and the holidays coming up, ust think of the things to photograph or paint Maybe you make homemade toys for the children in your life there are sections f o r t h a t d e p e n d i n g o n w h e t h e r t h e y a r e so f t t o ys o r w o o d t o ys. D o yo u m a ke a p r o n s? D e p e n d i n g o n w h a t f a b r i cs yo u m a ke t h e m f r o m , t h e r e co u l d b e 3 d i f f e r e n t p l a ce s to enter an apron And so much more Just take a peak at the catalog the next time you re in town (And before you ask, no, the catalog is NOT available online.) I a m t o l d w e h a d a p p r o xi m a t e l y 1 5 0 0 e n t r i e s t h i s ye a r . H o w a b o u t w e m a ke i t 2 0 0 0 --o r m a yb e m o r e -- f o r F a i r 2 0 1 8 ?

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he Mena Art Gallery is hosting a unique sale that features handmade ornaments crafted from local artists. The gallery s 1 ays of Christmas Tree is now set up inside a n d i s a w a i t i n g b i d s o n t h e co l l e ct i o n i m a g i n e d b y N i ki D e m p se y a n d h a n d cr a f t e d b y N i ki , Ja n W e n n b e r g a n d Ju d i t h C a n t r e l l . M a n y o f t h e o rn a me n t s a r e cr e a t e d f r o m u p -cy e d i t e m s a n d t o o k 7 5 h o u r s t o co m p l e t e . T h e co l l e ct i o n o f o r n a m e n t s w i l l b e a u ct i o n e d o f f i n o n e l o t - a l l 8 6 u n i q u e o r n a m e n t s – i n a si l e n t a u ct i o n t h a t i s a va i l a b l e f o r b i d d i n g n o w . T h e m i n i m u m b i d i s $ 2 0 0 , w i t h e a ch i g h b i d b e i n g m a d e i n $ 5 i n cr e m e n t s. T h e l i g h t s a n d t r e e a r e n o t i n cl u d e d . T h e o r n a m e n t s w i l l b e i n d i vi d u a l l y w r a p p e d a n d p l a ce d i n a st o r a g e b o x f o r t h e h i g h e st b i d d e r t o p i ck u p f t e r C h r i st m a s w h e n t h e t r e e i s r e m o ve d f r o m d i sp l a y . The gallery is also selling raf e tickets on a quilt named Creative Hands, made by their children s art class for ages . Each child created a square to put in the quilt and e t t y E xl e y q u i l t e d i t . T i cke t s a r e a va i l a b l e i n N o ve m b e r a n d D e c e m b e r . T h e w i n n e r w i l l b e p i cke d o n F r i d a y , D e ce m b e r 2 2 . F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n , co n t a ct t h e M e n a A r t G a l l e r y a t 4 7 9 -3 9 4 -3 8 8 0 . Y o u m a y a l so st o p i n t h e g a l l e r y a n d sp e a k t o Ju l i e V a n d e Z a n d e , t h e E xe cu t i ve D i r e ct o r , o r t o o n e o f t h e i r l u n t e e r s, d u r i n g r e g u l a Weekly r g a l l e r y h Publication o u r s o f 1 1 a . m . t o 2 p . m . T u e sd a ys o r 1 0 a . m . t o 3 p . m . W e d n e sd a ys t h r o u g h S a t u r d a ys.

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h e n U .S . s e r v ic e m e n a n d w o m e n r e tu r n fr o m w a r, th e y o fte n r e tu r n h o m e p la g u e d b y a n x ie ty , d e p r e s s io n a n d s o m e tim e s P o s t T r a u m a tic S tr e s s D is o r d e r ( P T S D ) , a d is o r d e r th a t d e v e lo p s in s o m e p e o p le w h o h a v e e x p e r ie n c e d s h o c k in g , fr ig h te n in g o r d a n g e r o u s e v e n ts . A n d w h ile th e n u m b e r o f a ffe c te d v e te r a n s is h ig h , e m e r g in g tr e a tm e n ts a r e im p r o v in g th e ir c h a n c e s fo r r e c o v e r y . According to the epartment of Veterans Affairs, PTS af icts up to one in five from raq and Afghanistan in a given year, and as many as one in three veterans from earlier con icts, like Vietnam, during their lifetimes. As of 013, roughly 00,000 veterans affiliated with the VA carried this diagnosis. These figures suggest that psychologi cal trauma is a staggering burden on active duty troops, veterans and society. “ R e tu r n in g h o m e a n d r e s u m in g n o r m a l life c a n b e a c h a lle n g e fo r a n y s e r v ic e m e m b e r. B u t fo r s o m e o n e s u ffe r in g fr o m P T S D , it c a n b e a c r is is ,” s a y s C a p ta in K e ith S tu e s s i, M .D ., a fo r m e r N a v y d o c to r a n d m e m b e r o f th e b o a r d o f H e lp H e a l Veterans, the nation s largest provider of free therapeutic arts and craft kits to U.S. ve t e r a n s a n d a c t i v e d u t y m i l i t a r y p e r s o n n e l . Because the science of PTS was not well understood until recently, past treat m e n ts v a r ie d fr o m h e a v y d r u g s to h o s p ita liz a tio n to s im p ly te llin g p a tie n ts to fo r g e t a b o u t t h e ir e x p e r ie n c e s . B u t t o d a y , c lin ic ia n s in c r e a s in g ly b e lie v e it ’s im p o r t a n t t o e m p lo y e m e r g in g th e r a p ie s a lo n g w ith p s y c h o th e r a p y a n d m e d ic a tio n in a h o lis tic tre a tm e n t a p p ro a c h . • M in d fu ln e s s . A c c o r d in g to a n e w s tu d y , a d d in g m in d fu ln e s s to tr a d itio n a l therapy could be beneficial for soldiers with PTS . Mindfulness means focusing a tte n tio n o n s e n s o r y p e r c e p tio n s a n d b o d ily s e n s a tio n s a n d in c lu d e s m e d ita tio n , yoga, breathing exercises and tai chi. Mindfulness has been shown to decrease h e a r t r a te a n d b lo o d p r e s s u r e . • A r t th e r a p y . W h e n s o m e o n e e x p r e s s e s fe e lin g s th r o u g h a r t, th e m in d c a n b e g in to le t g o o f tr a u m a b y tr a n s fe r r in g im a g e s a n d id e a s to a n o th e r o b je c t o f th e p a t ie n t ’s c r e a t io n . A r t t h e r a p y c a n h e lp v e te r a n s c o m m u n ic a te m e m o r ie s , Beth Polo Beckel RD LD CDE r e l i e v e s t r e s s a n d r e d u c e s y m p t o m s of trauma related disorders. • C ra ft T h e ra p y . C ra ft th e ra p y h a s our local b e e n p r o v e n to b e a n e x tr e m e ly e ffe c tiv e P T S D tr e a tm e n t, a n d a m p le e v id e n c e s u g g e s ts it h a s a p o s itiv e o v e r a ll im p a c t o n b r a in licensed fu n c tio n . F o r e m o s t, c r a ft th e r a p y h e lp s v e ts ta k e th e ir m in d s o ff e v e n ts th a t m a y h a v e le d to th e ir illn e s s . E n g a g in g in c r a ft a c tiv itie s nutrition has been shown to address cognitive, neurological and sensory motor needs by targeting performance skills. t has been shown educator to help promote the use of right and left brain functioning and help maintain cognitive functioning. More information about craft th e r a p y c a n b e fo u n d a t H e a lV e ts .o r g . will always ve seen firsthand how instrumental these emerging therapies can be. Craft therapy, in particular, gives veterans a sense of be in one pride, purpose and productivity, as well as opportunities to connect with family and friends, says Joe McClain, Captain USN (Re place... tir e d ) , C E O o f H e lp H e a l V e te r a n s . “ T h e s a d r e a lity is th a t m a n y v e ts w ill c o m e h o m e w ith p s y c h o lo g ic a l w o u n d s . F o r tu n a te ly , th e m e d ic a l c o m m u n ity is le a r n in g m o r e a b o u t e ffe c tiv e tr e a tm e n ts e v e r y d a y .”

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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 October 29, 2017 Tristen Shelton, 19, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct, carrying a weapon, and obstruction of governmental operations. Also charged in the incident with obstruction of governmental operations was a 16-year old Mena girl. October 30, 2017 A local man reported that a gun and some prescription medication had been stolen from his residence. Case is pending. October 31, 2017 Casey L. Parker, 32, turned herself in on an outstanding warrant. November 1, 2017 Timothy Robertson, 30, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant. A local woman reported that she is being harassed by an acquaintance of her brother and sister-in-law. Case is pending. A report was taken from a local couple reporting that they are being harassed by the former boyfriend of the woman. November 2, 2017 Melissa DeHart, 20, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Mena police department for failure to pay fines and court costs. A local man reported that he is being harassed by an acquaintance. Case is pending. November 3, 2017 David Sinyard, 42, of Mena was arrested on three warrants for iolation of Arkansas’ hot check law. Robert Benham, 26, of Midlothian, Tex., was arrested and charged with theft of property (shoplifting), littering, having no proof of insurance, and ha ing no dri er’s license. November 4, 2017 A local woman found a wheelchair on a local street and turned it in to the police department. If anyone is missing a wheelchair, call or come by the Mena Police Department to identify and claim. ol

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October 30, 2017 Report of a domestic disturbance on Polk 482 near Hatton. Deputies responded. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Traffic stop on Polk 29 near Hatfield led to the arrest of Cheyenne N. Smith, 23, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. Arrested y an officer with the rannis Police Department was Devin N. Smith, 20, of Cove, on a Charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Arrested y an officer with Arkansas Probation/Parole was Josie J. Linker, 29, of Newhope, on a Warrant for Absconding. Arrested y an officer with the Drug Task Force was Jesse J. Saxour, 29, of Mena, on a Warrant for Delivery of Meth or Cocaine. October 31, 2017 Report of a structure fire on Polk 121 near Mena. November 1, 2017 Report from a business on Highway 71 North near Mena of the theft of a radio from a vehicle, valued at $25.00. Investigation continues. November 2, 2017 Report from a business on Highway 71 North near Mena of the theft of a tow dolly, valued at $5,000.00. Investigation continues. Report of a malnourished horse on Kodiak Lane near Acorn led to a Citation for Cruelty to Animals being issued to Kristina J. Hannaman, 44, of Mena. Report from complainant on Peaceful Lane near Mena of an attempted scam involving the sell of an animal. Report of a suspicious item led to a 17-year-old female being issued a Juvenile Citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian. Report of an alleged battery involving a minor. Deputy responded. Investigation continues. November 3, 2017 Report of a hit-and-run accident on Polk 136 near Cove. Investigation continues. Report of a suspicious person on Highway 8 East near Mena led to the arrest of Rodney D. Morrison, 31, of Mena, on a Charge of Public Intoxication.

Arrested was Mckenzie S. Jones, 24, of DeQueen, on a Warrant for Violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law. Arrested was Karen A. Taylor, 44, of Booneville, on a Warrant for DWI, Battery 2nd Degree, and Driving with a Suspended Dri er’s icense. Report of a suspicious person led to the arrest of Isaac T. Counts, 19, of Mena, on a Charge of Criminal Trespass. Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Bradley E. Robinson, 25, of Oden, on Charges of Faulty uipment, Dri ing with a uspended Dri er’s icense and Possession of an Instrument of Crime. Arrested y an officer with the Drug Task Force was Logan E. Pitts, 38, of Mena, on a Warrant for Manufacture of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. November 4, 2017 Arrested was Rachel M. Jones, 40, of Russellville, on a Body Attachment Warrant.

Report from complainant on Polk 225 near Hatton of damage done to a vehicle by unknown persons. Investigation continues. November 5, 2017 Arrested was Ricky L. Karr, 50, of Norman, on a Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance. Arrested was uy F. aycox, 4, of aramie, WY, on a Warrant for Felony Failure to Appear. Report of a suspicious person on Polk 238 near Mena. Deputy responded. Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Wayne McIntosh, 51, of rand Cane, A, on a enton County arrant. Polk County heriff’s Office worked one vehicle accident this week. Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 25 Incarcerated Inmates, with 7 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.


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T h e P o lk C o u n t y P u ls e is t h e a r e a ’s p r e m ie r e a n d fa s te s t g r o w in g n e w s p u b lic a tio n . T h e P o lk C o u n ty P u ls e is F R E E a n d p u b lis h e d w e e k ly o n W e d n e s d a y s w ith a d is tr ib u tio n o f 8 ,0 0 0 a n d e s tim a te d r e a d e r s h ip o f 1 0 ,0 0 0 . A ll r ig h ts to c o n te n ts a r e r e s e r v e d b y P u ls e M u l t i -M e d i a . M y P u l s e N e w s . c o m c u r r e n t l y h a s a n o n -l i n e a u d i e n c e o f 2 4 , 0 0 0 g i v i n g u s a c o m b in e d r e a d e r s h ip o f 3 2 ,0 0 0 . P O L IC Y : T h e P u b lis h e r r e s e r v e s th e r ig h t to r e je c t o r c a n c e l a n y a d v e r tis e m e n t a t a n y tim e . A ll p r o p e r ty r ig h ts , in c lu d in g a n y c o p y r ig h t in te r e s t, in a n y a d v e r tis e m e n t p r o d u c e d b y P u ls e M u l t i -M e d i a a n d / o r T h e P o l k C o u n t y P u l s e u s in g a r t w o r k a n d /o r ty p o g r a p h y fu r n is h e d o r a r r a n g e d b y P u l s e M u l t i -M e d i a a n d / o r T h e P o l k C o u n ty P u ls e s h a ll b e th e p r o p e r ty o f P u ls e M u l t i -M e d i a a n d / o r T h e P o l k C o u n t y P u l s e . N o su c h a d v e r t i s e m e n t o r a n y p a r t t h e r e o f m a y b e r e p r o d u c e d w ith o u t th e p r io r w r itte n c o n s e n t o f P u l s e M u l t i -M e d i a & T h e P o l k C o u n t y P u l s e . P O L IT IC A L A D V E R T IS E M E N T S : A d v e r tis e m e n t s o f a p o l i t i c a l n a t u r e m u s t b e p r e -p a i d a n d m u s t a ls o in c lu d e th e n a m e o f th e e n tity p a y in g fo r th e a d v e r tis e m e n t. If a n e n tity o th e r th a n th e c a n d id a te th e a d v e r tis e m e n t is e n d o r s in g is p a y in g fo r th e a d , a s ta te m e n t m u s t b e s ig n e d b y th e c a n d id a te v e r ify in g th e ca n d i d a t e h a s s e e n a n d a p p r o v e d t h e a d v e r tis e m e n t.

Cook Needed at the Cossatot Senior Center. Apply in person at the Center at 7366 Hwy 71 South, Wickes. 11/8 House Cleaning and more. Call Winnie Cotter at 234-3418 or Ina Lewis at 234-5396. 11/22 Inside Backyard Sale Thursday & Friday, Nov 9 & 10. 2005 Andrys, Mena. Antiques, Ammo. Lots of items added. 11/8 Dugan Lawn Care Fall and Winter services. Shrub and hedged trimming, flower ed cleanup, leaf clean up gutter clean out, brush hogging, light driveway repair, property cleanup, and light tree removal. Residential and commercial services. 479-394-2699. TFN J&L Café – Sherwood Ave. Next to book store. Closed Monday. Tues – Sun. 8:00am – 3 pm. 2 eggs country fried steak, fresh hash rown. 1 egg waffle, iscuit gra y all day long. Tuesday sandwich dog – Wednesday Chief choice dinners. Thursday pasta fried fish shrimp. at un Open Menu. Salad bar weekly. Homemade Soup & Chili. Desserts on Wed & Thurs. 11/8

aniel s ar entry and Painting, home repair, decks, privacy fences, fence rows, underpinning, etc. Also lawn and garden work. Call 479-216-1101 or 479-2162299. 11/15

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Garage Sale 1288 Hwy 8 West. Nov 10th & 11th Friday & Saturday. 8am-2pm. Variety of Items. Furniture, household, crafts, etc. 11/8 J&L Café – Sherwood Ave. Next to book store. Breakfast lunch. Specials – sandwiches. Mon-Wed 8am-3pm. Fri-SatSun 8am-3pm. Closed Thurs. Soon Salad Bar & Soup. 11/15 Clean and comforta le housing since 1969, . Ray Maria’s MH Park and Rentals. Hwy 71 North, Mena, AR. 479-2163085 TFN or ent 406 7th treet. 2 d 2 ath wood floors, microwave, dishwasher, stove, refrig all elec. $600rent. $500 deposit. 479-234-1385. 11/8

J&N Dozer- Trackhoe, Backhoe, Dump Truck, Ponds, Pads, January 2016 Clearing, Roads, Hauling, Rich Top Soil, Fill Dirt, Shale,6, Gravel. Do er operator Randy gger, o er 0 years’ experience. We appreciate your Business! Call 479-234-1357 TFN


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