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Fighting the Opiate Crisis

Enjoying a Thanksgiving Feast

BY MELANIE WADE • news@mypulsenews.com An opioid epidemic is happening across the nation, the state of Arkansas, and even Polk County is no exce ption to the rampant progression of addiction it brings. Acording to the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, admissions for the treatment of opioids increased 25 0% between 2005 and 2009 , and although newer numbers have not yet been calculated, arrest records and the increase of admissions in treatment centers prove the statistics continue to grow at dramatic rates.

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Acorn’s Gym & Track Dedicated & Renamed BY MEKINZIE KYLE & LEANN DILBECK • editor@mypulsenews.com Dedication ceremonies for Acorn’s gym and track were held in conjunction with Acorn’s H omecoming, on Friday, November 17 . The event, honoring long-time Coach K eith Willsey and former educator/coach Mary Fryar-Davis, were hosted by Acorn H igh School as well as the Acorn School Reunion and Alumni Committee. Coach Mary Davis, an Acorn alumni, “ bled blue and gold” , according to Superintendent Je rry Strasner who spoke during the dedication. She held many positions within the Acorn schools,

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Council Keeps Same Millage Rate BY MELANIE WADE • news@mypulsenews.com Mena City Council voted last week to keep the city’s millage rate at two mils at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 . The two mils rate has stayed the same for many years and the rate passed with no opposition. In other matters, the council approved a bid for new carpet to be installed at City H all. The low bid was awarded to local com-

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The Kindergarten classes from Wickes Elementary gathered together to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Feast before students were dismissed for their Thanksgiving break. Dressed as little pilgrims, turkeys, and Native Americans, the students feasted together while learning all about this nation’s rst Thanksgiving.

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Harvey Earns Top Drum Major Award BY APRIL ROSE at Region Assessment

n October 2nd, the Mena H igh School Marching B and received division one ratings at the Showcase of B ands in Little Rock, AR. Senior Drum Major B rynn H arvey was awarded the top drum major award for the class 4A division. B rynn H arvey is the son of B rian and Mandy H arvey and J ason and LaCreta Farthing. H e has been in band through beginning, junior high and senior high band for a total of seven years. B rynn plays tenor sax ophone, baritone sax ophone, alto sax ophone, trumpet, french horn and guitar. H e plans to attend either U niversity of Central Arkansas, H enderson State U niversity or U niversity of Arkansas at Monticello to study music education. B rynn has made the all-region concert band for two years, all-region jaz z band for two years, the all-state symphonic band, the all-state wind symphony, and the all-state jaz z band on sax ophone. H is awards inside the Mena B and Program include Rookie of the Year, Outstanding Marcher and the J ohn Phillip Sousa Award. “ B eing Drum Major is wonderful. Not only do I know everyone as my friends, but I get to

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hree local charitable organiz ations hope to receive gifts of giving this ‘ G iving Tuesday’ on November 28th. G iving Tuesday was launched in 2012 and is now celebrating its six th year helping organiz ations across the country be blessed with important funding during the ‘ giving season.’ Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, ‘ G iving Tuesday’ kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year, ‘ G iving Tuesday’ has become, according to their website, “ a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.” Not only do they help around the U nited States, the event has gone global with the help of social media. “ G iving Tuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective ower of a uni ue blend of artners non rofits, civic organiz ations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals— to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. As a global movement, G iving Tuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.” ocal organi ations that will benefit from you donations on November 28th are: Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center, Clarice’s Room of H ope, and H ealthy Connections, Inc. To take part, go to: www.givingtuesday.org/ on Tuesday, November 28.

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Dear Editor, I know I join my fellow Vets in ext ending a “ Thank You” to Mrs. Linda Jo hnson for all her hard work and efforts in organizi ng the Veteran’s Day Parade, The Mena Emblem Club for the ceremony at the Elk’s Lodge and Mr. Dean B oyd for the great lunch at the Armory on 11/11/17 – Veteran’s Day. The recognition and appreciation for the time we served our country is heartwarming. Thank you, Denie Westphal, U SN

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Cossatot River Students Raise Stunning Amount of Food L

ast Wednesday, November 15 , a three-week long food drive concluded at Cossatot River H igh School. Thanks to the ex traordinary efforts of the students, an astounding 6 ,6 6 4 food items were donated to the drive. These donations will be given to the B ackpack Program, a district-wide program that sends underprivileged students home with bac ac s filled with food and other necessities. The tremendous amount of donations received from the drive will allow the rogram to fill bac ac s for many months to come, ensuring that over 6 0 students will not go hungry. The food drive was q uickly transformed into an intense schoolwide competition when it was announced that the two grades who donated the most items would be excu sed from school on Friday the 18th. After many trips to local stores and hundreds of items being gathered, the drive was ended and the donations were totaled. The next day, after much anticipation among the students, it was announced that the 9 th grade was the top donating class, by gathering and donating an amazi ng 2,7 5 2 items. The 12th grade submitted the second largest amount with a great 1,811 donated items. Much to the surprise and the gratitude of the 10th grade, it was announced that they too would be e cused because of their significant donation of items. An astounding fact about the food drive is that just two days before the end of the drive around only 1,000 items were counted among the donations, meaning that over 5 ,6 00 items were donated in only two days. This fact clearly demonstrates that our students can accomplish some truly amazi ng feats.

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ENA, AR – H umane Society of the Ouachitas ( H SO) is exci ted to announce its receipt of a new $ 6 0,000.00 grant awarded by PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America. PetSmart Charities’ grant is earmarked to fund veterinary costs, adoption preparation, and exp enses related to transporting H SO’s eligible shelter animals to other animal welfare organiza tions and ado tion centers which may enhance their chances of finding a loving home and family. Part of the adoption preparation process includes providing veterinary treatment such as vaccinations, parasite treatments and spay-neuter surgeries. Not only are physical health needs met, but assessments of shelter pets’ behavioral traits are made, such as the ability to be trained. Pets which display fear or aggression can often be trained with positive reinforcement, over time, so they can learn to trust people, making them more adoptable. Once the animals pass health and behavioral standards, they may be transported to other shelters. “ A couple of years ago, PetSmart Charities assisted H SO with a grant that opened the doors for H SO to begin transporting its eligible shelter pets to other shelters around the country which exp erience a shortage of adoptable pets,” stated H SO volunteer Secretary Cheryl Murphy. “ With continued grants and funding, PetSmart Charities is ensuring shelters like H SO are able to build and sustain their own pet transport programs. This grant does not fund daily shelter operations.” To support its pet transport program, H SO has acq uired a van, donated by one of Polk County’s long-time avid animal rescue supporters, Diana Stockton, and continues to network with other rescue shelters around the country. “ The more we network, the more we can transport our abundance of pets to other shelters which actually have a shortage of healthy adoptable pets,” stated Murphy. H SO Volunteer President Michael Povey added, “ The other shelters love to take our pets because they are healthy and happy. I commend our shelter staff and volunteers for the good care our pets receive during their stay at H SO.” H SO has updated its website to provide links for pet adopters to view shelter pets currently available for ado tion. hose interested in any featured et can sim ly fill out the adoption application form at www.hsomena.org and submit online. H SO once again ext ends its heartfelt thanks to PetSmart Charities for investing in the homeless animals of Polk County and assisting H SO with its ongoing missions of rescue and re-homing these animals. In the past few years, PetSmart Charities has contributed nearly , . in grant funding toward hel ing ol County’s rescued animals find new loving homes.

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Opioid Virtual Academy to Become Reality in Mena

he Arkansas State B oard of Education has approved the Polk County Virtual Academy ( PCVA) at their monthly meeting held on hursday, ovember , . virtual school consists of online classes that can be completed anywhere, as long as the student has internet access and a device to log on with. essons can be watched through videos, homework can be completed and submitted online, and students can work at their own pace. n order to reach all learners, we have to do something to benefit them, said Weston. We are entering an any time, any ace, any lace’ educational e erience, which are e actly the benefits a virtual school provides and works much like a charter school. nrollment for C will be o en to any aged student in the ena School area for the fall semester of the school year. here is an enrollment ca of students. he district ho es to increase the ca to students by the school year. Enrollment information is available to parents and students via the district’s social media and website. Applications will be available beginning anuary , , on the ena School District aceboo and school websites for download. rinted forms will be able at any of Mena’s four school campuses or at the Mena Public Schools Central ffice, ic ory Street in ena. All completed applications must be returned to the Central Office by ebruary , . or additional information or uestions on the ol County irtual cademy, call the Central ffice at , or e mail ssistant Su erintendent eanne Smith at jeanne.smith@ menaschools.org

Lioness ContinueSupport Adopt-A-Highway Program BY MELANIE WADE • news@mypulsenews.com

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he ena ioness ions continue to support the Adopt-A-H ighway program through the Arkansas Department of Transportation. he ioness Club cleans their highway mile twice per year and enjoy doing their part to keep the highway and state beautiful. According to the Ark. Dept. of Transportation, more than , acres of right of way are to be maintained along the , mile state highway system. ot only does it detract from our state’s natural beauty, it costs Arkansas taxp ayers nearly $ 4 million annually to pick up. “ The object of the program is to increase public awareness of the monumental task of managing Arkansas’ rights-of-way and to promote public involvement,” said officials. To learn more about the Adopt-A-H ighway program and to re uest an agreement form, lease call or email Info@ ardot.gov.

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The National Drug Institute describes opioids as “ a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxyco done ( OxyC ontin® ) , hydrocodone ( Vicodin® ) , codeine, morphine, and many others.” Although illegal heroin has been used on the streets for years, in more recent years, the availability of prescription drugs has ballooned and affects every societal class, the young to the elderly, and everyone in between. Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer said he watches drug trends often, as it is a focus of his administration. H e said a few years ago, heroin made a “ comeback” in California via “ housewives.” Many times, opioid addictions begin with a prescription written by their doctor for pain, whether from headaches, surgery, or chronic illness. “ They [ the housewives] found out that heroin was cheaper on the streets than their prescriptions were.” This is the battle Sheriff Sawyer and his department battle each and every day. Many of their arrests are from addicts that began with a legal prescription, became addicted, and when the doctors wouldn’t write another rescri tion, they found it on the streets. When they can’t find one drug, often times, they are led to another with a similar affect, such as heroin. Although heroin is not something encountered in Polk County often, there have been two arrests made this year where heroin was confiscated. ’ve been in law enforcement for years and had seen two heroin arrests. Now, there have been that many this year. That’s the way it begins,” said Sawyer. And that is just what they are trying to combat, along with the state’s legislators and governor. he r ansas ssociation of Counties has formed a five member ioid as orce to address the e idemic. “ The costs to our society are incredibly high and for counties, the societal impact directly impacts our bottom line in jail costs, clogged courtrooms, and ext ra law enforcement on the streets,” said AAC Exe cutive Director Chris illines. or their art, the C set two initial goals. ne, to create an educational rogram that will increase the ublic’s awareness of the dangers of o ioids, and two, to hel first res onders gain access to the training and Naloxo ne they need to manage an overdose. To read the full impact and scope of the ioid as orce, see the full article by the C on age of this edition. Sawyer said his department is also looking to receive the training for Narcan, an opiate antidote, as overdoses in the county have also risen due to opioids. H e said that not only have their been several cases of opioid overdoses in the county this year, but that several have resulted in death. Sawyer also said that arrests have “ doubled this year” compared to last year. .S. Senators ohn Boo man and om Cotton, along with Congressmen ic Crawford, rench ill, Steve Womack, and B ruce Westerman, welcomed the U .S. Department of Agriculture’s ( U SDA) National Institute of ood and griculture announcement that it is awarding a grant to the niversity of r ansas gricultural Ext ension Service aimed at helping prevent opioid abuse among Arkansans in rural communities. n , r ansas saw the number of o ioid related deaths rise from to , according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Arkansas H ealth Department Director Nate Smith reported to state lawma ers that . million ills were sold across the state that year. r ansas is in the to of states that prescribe the most painkillers per capita. “ The opioid crisis has been devastating and has resulted in a dramatic spike in our state’s overdose rate. Residents of rural areas are sometimes the most likely to lack access to the care and services needed to treat addiction. his grant will hel roviders and atients find creative ways to deliver treatments and revent misuse and abuse of o ioids, Boo man said. ead the full o ed released by Senator Boo man’s office on age of this edition. On the local level, Sawyer said their Drug Take B ack Program is one way they are helping to combat the issue. Where youth once snuc into their arents’ li uor cabinets, they are now finding their way into the medicine cabinets. “ Everyone has left over pills from a prescription. We need those to be dropped into the drug take back box here at he courthouse or attend one of our events so that we can keep those pills out of the hands of children. Sawyer also warned against ushing the ills due to them ooding the water system, and in turn, groundwater, with harmful substances. he B and D held a viewing of Chasing the Dragon: he ife of an iate ddict’ documentary at the Mena H igh School Performing Arts Center recently. The documentary was created to help students develop a deeper understanding of the crisis and to witness the dangers of opioids and their addictions through people who have battled it themselves.” Sawyer also e lained the many ways an addicted erson can get hel to fight that battle. n ol County, there are several programs, from Narcotics Anonymous to New Vision, a detox clinic through the local hospital, counselors, and more. “ Ju st locking up addicts doesn’t help,” said Sawyer. “ We’ve got to get them treatment.” or citi ens to aid in the fight, Sawyer says to loc your ills u , turn in unused ills, and encourage loved ones to get help.


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I’m so thankful for my amazing merciful God who has blessed me with all that I have! I am blessed with my husband Brandon, my daughter Brakiah, my son Brennan, and my exchange daughter Alina from Kyrgyzstan...oh...and my dog Emma (she’s definitely part of the family too). I am also thankful for my extended family, my friends, my Crossing family and my Pulse family! I hope everyone feels blessed with what they have this Thanksgiving, because I do!

I’m thankful for cheese grits and snickerdoodles.

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This past year has been a season of loss and difficult diagnosis but we are thankful to serve a God that carried us through this season together, and brought us closer through it all! We are thankful, not only for our family, but our work families and our many friends who bless us each and every day!

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I am most thankful for God's love and mercy and the blessings of family and friends that He surrounds me with daily! And also, kids who wash dishes...and fold laundry... :)

This Thanksgiving I am especially thankful for my family and blessed with our children and grandchildren. Although my parents are no longer with us, I am thankful for the many wonderful years I had with them. And, to my husband, who has always supported me, my Pulse family and friends, I am grateful. I am truly blessed and grateful this Thanksgiving.

God has given me so much to be thankful for! I don't know how I can do this in a couple of sentences, but I'll give it a go. He has given me this amazing family, who I could not live with out! The dance company, the building, the sweet, sweet girls I get to teach every week - all part of the plan He has for me and my awesome community!

This is a picture of my family: Mom, Dad, sisters Peg and Ruth, my brother Bill and my nephew and niece, Miriam and Billy and my brother in law Keith taken in 2000. What I am thankful for this season: my fine parents who brought us up in Christ and my brother and sisters (including my brother in law) who are my brothers and sisters in Christ also and my nephew and niece who are my brother and sister in Christ.

We will be CLOSED and there will be NO SWAP SHOP on November 23 & 24!


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ncer: everal activities were held in honor of veterans in the week

preceeded and the day of Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2017. Mena Middle School E AST hosted a program on Friday, November 3 ( pictured top left and top right) . Cossatot River School District also held a ceremony on Friday, November 10 ( top center) . On Veteran’s Day, the annual Veteran’s Parade was held to get in downtown Mena; the Mena E mblem Club hosted their annual ceremony at the Mena E lks Club ( pictured bottom left) ; and a luncheon was hosted by local businesses at the Historic Mena Armory on DeQ ueen Street. Please make The Cole Team Bold & larger than the address & phone numbers below it. Omit the 800 number and the e-mail address and substitute www.FarrellCole.com instead.

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NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 1, 2017 MONDAY BREAKFAST: EGG/CHEESE FUNDLE, ASSORTED CEREAL, STRING CHEESE, ANIMAL CRACKERS, DICED PEARS, GRAPE JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: CHICKEN NUGGETS, MASHED POTATOES, CHICKEN SANDWICH, FRENCH FRIES, HAM CHEF SALAD, SUN BUTTER/JAM SANDWICH. MIDDLE SCHOOL: POPCORN CHICKEN, HAMBURGER/CHEESEBURGER, CHICKEN TENDERS, TURKEY/HAM SUB SANDWICH, HAM CHEF SALAD, PEPPERONI OR CHEESE PIZZA. HIGH SCHOOL: POPCORN CHICKEN, CHICKEN TENDERS, CORN DOG, HAMBURGER, HAM CHEF SALAD, PEPPERONI, CHEESE OR CHEESEBURGER PIZZA. TUESDAY BREAKFAST: SAUSAGE PANCAKE ON A STICK, ASSORTED CEREAL, STRING CHEESE, ANIMAL CRACKERS, MIXED FRUIT, FRUIT BLEND JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: ROTINI W/ MEAT SAUCE, BREADSTICK, GREEN BEANS, CHEESEBURGER, HAM & TURKEY COBB SALAD, SUN BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICH. MIDDLE SCHOOL: ROTINI W/ MEAT SAUCE, CHICKEN SANDWICH, BACON CHEESEBURGER, TURKEY SUB/CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH, HAM & TURKEY COBB SALAD, PEPPERONI OR CHEESE PIZZA. HIGH SCHOOL: ROTINI W/ MEAT SAUCE, CHICKEN SANDWICH, BACON GRILLED CHEESE, HAM & TURKEY SANDWICH, HAM & TURKEYCOBB SALAD, PEPPERONI, CHEESE, OR MEAT LOVERS PIZZA. WEDNESDAY BREAKFAST: CHOCOLATE DONUT, ASSORED CEREAL, STRING CHEESE, ANIMAL CRACKERS, APPLESAUCE, ORANGE JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: BAKED POTATO W/ BROCCOLI & CHEESE, CHICKEN TENDERS, HOT ROLL, TURKEY CHEF SALAD, SUN BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICH. MIDDLE SCHOOL: CHICKEN TENDERS, HAMBURGER/CHEESEBURGER, TURKEY CHEF SALAD, HAM OR TURKEY SUB, PEPPERONI OR CHEESE PIZZA. HIGH SCHOOL: CHICKEN TENDERS, CHEESEBURGER, TURKEY CHEF SALAD, HAM/TURKEY SANDWICH, PEPPERONI, CHEESE, OR SAUSAGE PIZZA. THURSDAY BREAKFAST: CHICKEN BISCUIT, ASSORTED CEREAL, STRING CHEESE, ANIMAL CRACKERS, BANANA, CHERRY STAR JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH, HOT DOG, BAKED BEANS, CELERY STICKS, POPCORN CHICKEN SALAD, SUN BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICH. MIDDLE SCHOOL: BEEF TACO MAC & CHEESE, CHICKEN SANDWICH, FISH SANDWICH, HAM SUB/CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH, POPCORN CHICKEN SALAD, PEPPERONI OR CHEESE PIZZA. HIGH SCHOOL: BEEF TACO MAC & CHEESE, BBQ RIB, MEATBALL PIZZA SUB, HAM OR TURKEY SANDWICH, POPCORN CHICKEN SALAD, PEPPERONI OR CHEESE PIZZA. FRIDAY BREAKFAST: BREAKFAST PIZZA, ASSORTED CEREAL/POPTART, STRING CHEESE, ANIMAL CRACKERS, DICED PEACHES, APPLE JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: PEPPERONI PIZZA, CORN DOG, STEAMED BROCCOLI, BABY CARROTS, HAM PIZZA SALAD, SUN BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICH. MIDDLE SCHOOL: GEN TSO CHICKEN/ RICE, HAMBURGER/CHEESEBURGER, CHICKEN TENDERS, HAM OR TURKEY SUB, HAM PIZZA SALAD, PEPPERONI OR CHEESE PIZZA. HIGH SCHOOL: GEN TSO CHICKEN/RICE, PIZZA BURGER, CHICKEN TENDERS, HAM OR TURKEY SANDWICH, HAM PIZZA SALAD, PEPPERONI OR CHEESE OR MEXICAN PIZZA. This weekly info proudly sponsored by:

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ocal Marines celebrated the 242nd B irthday of the Marine Corps on November 10, and held their annual Marine Corps B all on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Mena Elks Lodge. Approxi mately 40 people attended with several guests of honor, including Mena Mayor G eorge McK ee and Southern Division National Senior Vice Commandant of the Marine Corps League, Jo hnnie G othard, who spoke to the crowd. G othard said in his speech, “ Marines are a breed of our own - we speak a special language that others just simply can’t translate. We can spot each other at a distance in a crowd. We are brothers because we have earned the title with our sweat, blood, and lives. We own it forever.” G eorge O’Daniel of the local Marine Corps League Detachment, conveyed the same message as G othard by saying, “ There’s one common theme, the brotherhood of Marines – from the ones that have passed to the ones that are coming up.”

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[TOP PICTURE] Johnnie Gothard - Southern Division National Senior Vice Commandant of the Marine Corps League . [PICTURED LEFT) Hank Tadaro and James Scott

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grand opening celebration was held for the new Mena CB OC – the local veteran’s community based outpatient clinic – on Monday, November 13. Mena Mayor G eorge McK ee and Polk County Ju dge B randon Ellison both served as speakers at the event and thanked the many veterans that choose to make Polk County their home. They also thanked the Central Arkansas Veterans H ealth System for insuring that local veterans have a place to be cared for.


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Pictured are Mary ryar Davis’ immediate family , son Coach eith illsey was oined by his family, corn lumni, ogan, widower Travis, son Matthew, and mother in law Pau and fellow coaching staff in accepting his honor. dditional line Davis. More pictures are available online at MyPulseNews. pictures are available online at MyPulseNews.com.

including being the Acorn E lementary Librarian, and Acorn E lementary Physical E ducation Coach. Through these roles, Davis inspired students until she was unable to continue teaching due to an illness, which eventually took her life. E ven after it was determined that she would lose her battle to cancer, Davis continued to serve as an inspiration to her students, co-workers, family, and friends, and she also continued dutifully serving her Lord. Davis was posthumously dedicated the Acorn “ old” gym, re-named the Mary Fryar-Davis Gymnasium, and was dedicated a plaque which is to be placed in the gym. Her family and friends present to accept on her behalf were emotional during the presentation but proud to accept the dedication honoring their loved one. Strasner said the dedication was more than deserving, “ because in her life, she was a true representative of the Acorn School Spirit she had blue and gold flowing through her veins… visible to all those fortunate enough to be her student, co-worker, or friend. [ …] It didn’t matter what job she was doing, she did it to the best of her ability and she did it with commitment and devotion.” THANK YOU! Davis was a 1986 Acorn Alumnus and also retired from

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................................................................................................................................ Pallbearers were Dane Ward, Terry Beggs, Chayden Beggs, Taylor Beggs, Paul Hamm and Clayton Fairless. Honorary pallbearers were Seth Billups, Lukas Beggs, and Archie Cline. Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

TERRY L. BEGGS Terry L. Beggs, age 59 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday November 12, 2017 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Terry was born in Mena, Arkansas on June 4, 1958 to the late Burla Snow. Terry was hard worker and enjoyed working. He always would get excited watching wrestling and football. He loved to visit, as he never met a stranger. Terry enjoyed playing his guitar and singing all kinds of music. Above all he loved God, his family and friends. He was a loving father, brother, grandfather, and friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by sons, Terry Beggs and wife Shonda of Tyler, Texas, Chayden Beggs of Diana, Texas, Lukas Beggs of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; daughter, Stacey Billups and husband Steve of Chapel Hill, Texas; grandchildren, Kayleigh, Kylee, Kinley, Lindsey, Caitlyn, Seth, Sawyer, and Carson; brothers, James Smith of Marshall, Texas, Jerry Snow of Idabel, Oklahoma, Roger Beggs and wife D’anna of Hatfield, Arkansas; sisters, Kathy Hoover of Idabel, Oklahoma, Linda Ferguson and husband Boyd of Idabel, Oklahoma; loved ones, Archie Cline, Amanda Simers, Tiny Fairless, and Sue Fairless. He was preceded in death by his mother, Burla Snow, brother, Gary Snow, sisters, Sharon Barker, and two infant sisters. Funeral service was Saturday, November 18, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Norm Ward and Coy Fairless officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Family and friend’s visitation was Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.

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ALFRED DOUGLAS CRAFT Alfred Douglas Craft, age 75 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Mena. Mr. Craft was born in Stella, Missouri on May 15, 1942 to Ralph Craft and Vera Turner Craft. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Alfred was a log home builder by profession. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Also he liked tinkering around on all kinds of hobbies. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him. He is survived by sons, Scott Craft and wife Sonia of Smithville, Oklahoma and Kenny Craft; daughters, Sherrie Williams, Connie Whitener and husband Tim of Cove, Arkansas, and Terrie Armijo and husband Frankie, Sr.; seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; brother, Donnie Craft; and sister, Cheryl Craft. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Jacqueline, and brother, Lee Craft. Graveside service will be Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Whole Council of God Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas with Robbie Smalley officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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Thursday, 11/23 • 5:30 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous Women’s Meeting at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy, 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. Friday, 11/24 • 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 will meet 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. - Gator & Friends will play at The American Legion in Acorn, admission $6. Potluck and 5050 drawing, with door prizes. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-2164606 or 479-243-0297. Saturday, 11/25 • 7:00 a.m. until sold out – The Polk County armer’s Market 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. • 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. 479-2430297 or 479-216-4606. Sunday, 11/26 • 2:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-2164606 or 479-243-0297. • 3:00 p.m. – Worship service is held at Sulpher Springs Church. • 5:00 p.m. – United Methodist Youth Group at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. Monday, 11/27 • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. • 6 00 p.m. Clarice’s oom of ope group gathering will be held at 403 North Morrow St., Suite C. • 6:00 p.m. – Home Front Warriors CMA Chapter 377 meeting at Limetree Restaurant. Meeting follows meal. • 6:00 p.m. – We The People Tea Party meets at Polk County Public Library North Room. • 6:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America Troop 92 meets at First United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-2164606 or 479-243-0297. • 7:00 p.m. – Narcotics Anonymous

meets at the old bus barn next The Crossing Church. • 7:00 p.m. – Mena Elks Lodge meeting. All Elks are invited to attend. Tuesday, 11/28 • 8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardener Community Men’s reakfast 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. • 12 00 p.m. 5 00 p.m. The at eld Branch library will be open. • 5:00 p.m. – T.O.P.S. will meet in the Union Bank Community Room for weighins, followed by a meeting. • 5:00 p.m. – Country and Gospel music is played at the Polk County Housing Authority Community Room. • 7:00 p.m. – Al-Anon for the families of addicts and alcoholics meets at the ABC Club. • 7:00 p.m. – The Marine Corps League Detachment will meet at Lighthouse Fitness, 2011 Hwy. 71S, Mena. For more information, call 479-234-0769. • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Bluegrass music at Morrow Street Housing Authority Community Room. • 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Meadow Masonic Lodge #218 will meet at the Hatfield Lodge.

• 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First United Methodist Church, 9th & Port Arthur. 479-234-2887 or 479234-3043. Wednesday, 11/29 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. • 12:00 p.m. - The Emergency warning sirens will be tested in Mena. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library is open. • 5:45 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. – 7:30 p.m. – Regeneration Youth Ministries meets at Mena Church of God Hwy 88 East. • 6:15 p.m. – Dallas Avenue Baptist Church offers Discovery Kids – Kindergarten Thru 5th Grade; Collide Youth Ministry – 6th Thru 12th Grades; and Adult Bible Study. • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Trek and Varsity for Middle and High School students at Grace Bible Church, 1911 Hwy 71 N. Mena. All Area Middle and High School students are welcome. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-2164606 or 479-243-0297. • 7:00 p.m. – Inquiry Classes into the Catholic Faith will be held in the St. Thomas House at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 203 8th Street, and continue through Easter 2018. No cost or obligation, anyone interested is invited. Call 479-394-1017 for more information.

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n Saturday, November 18th, the Mena B earcats fourth grade football team took on the B ooneville B earcats in the Arkansas-Oklahoma River Valley Championship ame at ansfield. G oing into Saturday’s game, B ooneville was undefeated with a week one win against Paris ( 34-0) , week two win against Waldron ( 44-0) , week three win against ansfield , wee four win against H ackett ( 46 , wee five win against ena ( 36 -20) , week six win against Lavaca ( 40-6 ) , week seven win against H eavener ( 30-6 ) , week eight win against Van B uren ( 30, first round layoff win against Paris ( 44-0) , and a second round playoff win against Oza rk ( 36 -12) . Mena went into Saturday’s game with a 6 -4 record, with a week one loss against Van B uren ( 36 -0) , week two win against Paris ( 46 -0) , week three loss against Lavaca ( 32-14) , week four loss against H eavener ( 14-0) , week five loss against Booneville , wee si win against Waldron , wee seven win against ansfield , wee eight win against ac ett , first round layoff win against Charleston ( 28-0) , and a second round playoff win against Clarksville ( 30-0) . After starting their season , the Bearcats won their last five games going into Saturday. Coach H enlsey said going into this season, “ we felt that we had a good shot at being one of the top teams in the league.” After a tough beginning, starting 1-3, H ensley said, the team made a romise to turn their season around, going into their wee five matchup against the undefeated reigning champs, the B ooneville B earcats. Mena “ worked hard in preparation for B ooneville,” but came up short in the end 36 -20, making their record 1-4. Following their loss to B ooneville, H ensley says, “ The coaches started looking to see if there was any chance in us being able to make the playoffs. We realiz ed there was still a glimmer of hope in us resurrecting our season if we won the remaining three games on our schedule. We told the players the task ahead of them if they wanted to make the playoffs, and they were ready to put in the wor to finish our schedule with wins. he Bearcats first test was against Waldron. ensley said, We made a few osition chances defensively and the boys started to gel as a team.” Sure enough, Mena took

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he much anticipated senior girls contest Friday night, November 17 , at Cossatot River H igh School, was as good as advertised. The Lady Eagles nipped De Q ueen, as Reagan Richardson knocked down the game winning free throw with no time remaining on the clock. The defensive contest was tight throughout. The two teams were tied at 20 at the half, however, in the end, the Lady Eagles soared past the Lady Leopards, defeating them 33-32. Top scorers for the Lady Leopards were Abby Dykes ( 9 ) , J osie B urke ( 6 ) , and Ashlyn Chambers ( 5 ) . The Lady Eagles’ top scorers for the night were Raegan Richardson ( 9 ) , J acie Wilkerson ( 8) , and Rhyen Martin ( 6 ) . Cossatot River’s Cody B rown put on a show in the senior boys contest. B rown lit up the nets with 32 points as the Eagles pulled away for the victory. The Eagles led 30-27 at intermission, but after halftime, the Eagles hit a streak and never looked back. The contest ending with the Eagles defeating the Leopards 7 4-5 6 . The Leopards’ top scorers were Cedric B ell ( 14) , and H unter Earney and Yahmir Domingez ( 13) . Top scorers for the Eagles were Cody B rown ( 32) , and Smith and Strother ( 9 ) .

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n riday, ovember th, corn bas etball hosted Cutter orning Star for omecoming Ceremonies at corn igh School, during which senior aith H ill was crowned as H omecoming Q ueen. Along with games and ceremonies, Acorn honored the late rs. Davis by dedicating the old gym’ to her. long with the old gym dedication, corn dedicated the trac and field to long time successful Coach eith Wilsey. rior to the senior high games, the corn and Cutter orning Star r. igh boys teams matched u . he r. agles defeated corn . he senior high boys teams too the court for the first senior high game of the night. n a fast aced first uarter, the igers outscored Cutter orning Star , to ta e a three oint lead into the second. he agles inched a little closer in the second uarter, cutting corn’s lead down to one, to ma e the score at halftime. t halftime, eremiah Swint led the igers with oints, as number eleven, Brown, led Cutter orning Star with oints as well. n the third uarter, the agles too the lead, outscoring corn , to ta e a two oint, lead in the final uarter of lay. Both teams stayed close and went bac and forth in the fourth uarter, and were tied with . seconds left, when Cutter orning Star’s number thirty three was fouled. he agles missed the first free throw, but made the second, and went on to defeat corn . umber eleven Brown led the agles with oints on the night, while number thirty three scored oints of his own, number three oints, number twenty four oints, number twenty oints, and number twelve oints. eremiah Swint led the corn igers with oints, as Cross ughes added on oints, Brady yle oints, atthew Chaney oints, a bbott oints, and acob number thirteen and Brody number five oints each. n the finale game, the senior high ady igers and ady agles matched u . corn started out with a hot hand, and outscored the ady agles in the first uarter of lay. he ady igers e tended their lead from fifteen to twenty eight in the second uarter, outscoring Cutter orning Star , to ta e a lead into halftime. t the half, ori Barrett led the ady igers with oints, as number four ields led Cutter orning Star with oints. n the third uarter, corn continued thum ing the ady agles, and outscoring Cutter orning Star , to ta e a forty oint, , lead into the final uarter of lay. Both corn and the ady agles scored seven oints each in the fourth uarter, ee ing the ady igers’ forty oint lead in tact, and ma ing the final score . umber four ields led the ady agles with oints on the night, as number twenty in aid added on oints, number forty five Bur s oints, number three arris oints, and number ten Di , number thirty two Slic , and number twenty one Scott oint each. ori Barrett led the corn ady igers with oints, while So hie ac son scored oints, omecoming ueen aith ill oints, a ayla nderson and Sydney Crawford oints each, e i owell and racie ill oints each, Bra lie Strother and a enna oss oints each, and eaghan aughn and endra Branson points each.

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on the Waldron B ulldogs and shut them out 44-0. With defensive and a solid offensive attac again in wee seven, the Bearcats defeated ansfield . or their final test of the regular season, to finish as the number four seed in the south division, the B earcats took on H ackett. H ensley said, at this point in the season, We were laying as a com lete team. We were throwing the ball more than any team in our league, and our more balanced attac than most little league teams really hel ed us down the stretch. We became more than a one dimensional team. ena traveled to ac ett and defeated the ornets . H aving now made the playoffs, the B earcats had given up only one touchdown in their ast three games. ensley said, We were in the layoffs , but we had to face the number one seed from the north division, Charleston, on their home turf. ensley says, s we started to re are for Charleston, we really felt as though we could com ete. nd, they did so, beating the Charleston igers with another defensive shutout. he Bearcats then traveled to Clar sville for their second round game on eterans Day, to ta e on the anthers. With another shutout by the ena defense, and a dominating offensive erformance, the Bearcats won the ballgame . Coach ensley said, We went from barely ma ing the layoffs, to ma ing the finals. With no easy task ahead of them, H ensley says, “ We were facing the undefeated B ooneville B earcats for the second time this season. B ooneville was 10-0, averaged thirty eight oints er game, and had only given u fifty eight oints in ten games. We new we had im roved since we faced them in wee five, but we also new we would have to be on to of our game to get by them. Preparing for the championship game against B ooneville, H ensley said, “ We talked all wee about how to re are to sto their offense. We had film on them from our revious matchu , and the boys all showed u to a voluntary film night to study their offense. his team wanted to win and the boys were willing to ut in the wor to give themselves the best chance at getting that win. With a si o’cloc ic off in ansfield, and tough defense from both teams, the Bearcats were able to drive down to Booneville’s one yard line, but after a negative lay and a enalty, ena ended u not scoring any oints before the first half e ired. At halftime, H ensley says, “ At this point, I felt that the momentum had shifted to Booneville, but we tal ed to the boys about getting the ball to start the second half and moving down the field and scoring. ena did just that, ic ing u a cou le of first downs and then went to the air and scored on a thirty-two yard touchdown pass, to ut the Bearcats on the board first. With a failed conversion on the oint after attem t, ena led . fter a few sto s and an interce tion to ice the game, ena neeled the ball twice to run out the remaining seconds on the cloc in the fourth uarter. a ing the final score , in favor of the first time r ansas lahoma iver alley Cham ions, the ena B earcats. n the words of their head coach, he boys had a goal to win this title, and they ushed through the tough times as a team. hey wor ed hard and stayed the course through eleven wee s of games. hey s ent three nights a wee racticing to be the best they could be, and showed great character to turn their season around. he Bearcats ended u allowing only si oints in their final si games, where they outscored their o onents . Coach ensley says, am e tremely grateful to be a art of such a great grou of boys. am also very than ful to the families of these layers, for the su ort of this team, as well as the su ort from the community. Congratulations to the ena Bearcats on their cham ionshi win Com lete Cham ionshi eam oster: Coaches Brian ensley, osh nderson, immy lenn, Ste hen orris, and ob c ellon. layers a e Sherer, ri ensley, ane c ellon, Bayden arrett, Bec acca, li Swall, Da c ellon, unter Walters, im Wilson, age Davis, an oforth, immy lenn, rayson Coo , yder ouse, athan Caldwell, a ocha, rayson arringer, Colton reen, uice nderson, and Dylon Morris.


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Sanctified Design Studio – Much more than a sign shop! B

BY LEANN DILBECK

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eing blessed with artistic talent o ens a wide range of career o tions. or esse arcia, owner of Sanctified Design Studio, his such talent has evolved into an entre reneurial endeavor with as irations to one day be his own franchise. esse relocated to ena from ouston in . ccording to esse, he had been artistic ever since could ic u a crayon. e e lained that after graduating high school, he was wor ing construction and reali ed he would have to create his own o ortunities if he remained in ena. nd, that’s just what he did esse became a regular visitor to en, who owned Sign at the time. just e t going bac day after day e t ta ing him sam les of my wor mean, day after day he chuc led, and said that one day, en finally gave him the chance he was after. e began swee ing the oors but eventually, he would be running the lace, including the design and su ervising the roduction. bout a year and a half later from starting , was doing everything. t was to the oint that was literally running the sho . Sign would eventually sell and then later close and esse reali ed that it was his golden o ortunity, but not without a lot of rayer to overcome his fears of being a business owner, had cloc ed in and out my whole life. hadn’t ever owned anything. wanted to cloc out and go home and not worry about it. e loo ed at some other o tions for wor but every where he turned, he was encouraged to o en his own lace. rayed on it, rayed on it, and rayed on it, and ultimately made the decision to ta e the lunge. didn’t want the Sign name er say because if ’m going to do this, ’m going to re vam everything. iterally, everything he had wanted to change for years, and that’s what he did, after buying a majority of the e ui ment when Sign ultimately closed. esse said he has always had a dee a reciation for downtowns and saw great o ortunity in ena’s reviving downtown. ’m a big downtown erson, esse e lained, saying that is what he and his wife do many times when they are traveling is just wal the downtowns. e began window sho ing’ and eroed in on his dream location at ena Street and determined that was where Sanctified Design Studio would be founded esse credits his wife, Shelby, for her boundless su ort and hel in not only getting the building ready but in his overall venture and vision. he front of esse’s store is more of an art studio bouti ue than it is a sign sho . he design offices and roduction area are situated in the rear of the building and the main s uare footage of the store houses uni ue metal art by local scul tor and artist, Brian Birtcher. esse said that not only has his store been enriched by Brian’s creations but he has been blessed by the friendshi the two have built. here is a arel by ori owell as well as gift items and bas ets by ristin am. he studio also features stained glass art by local artisan en ulice. ol County is cra y talented just love art. remember being an artist and not really having a lace to show my art besides a few art shows now and then but that doesn’t really get your stuff out there. wouldn’t mind getting more to showcase in here as long as it doesn’t hurt any of the other ones. t hel s them the artist out and it ma es my sho loo cool, too esse offers commercial novelty signs, vehicle wra s decals, banners ags, custom t shirts a arel, logo design, website design, video roduction, mar eting com any branding. ust o ening in une , esse has e erienced tremendous success as Sign Caring for your Family since 1928 customers learned that he was now on his own and still available to rovide services 611 Janssen Avenue • Mena • 479-394-1310 but esse said even beyond those customers, the business has e loded. ll the customers transferred over from Sign . hen ended u getting a lot of other clientele a bunch of it would have never dreamed would’ve got. he success has encouraged esse to thin even larger and says he would li e to grow to be his own franchise one day but he nows that it is all in od’s timing and im lacing the right eo le in his ath at the right time. or now, he and Shelby, along with At this time of their three children, alia, , esse , , and ayden, , are just enjoying where they are right now. he whole thing has been surreal, to be honest. o regrets at all.

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LITTLE ROCK — To address the rising incidence of heroin and opioid addiction and fatal overdoses in Arkansas, the Association of Arkansas Counties ( AAC) has formed a five member ioid as orce. he tas force is com rised of ulas i County Coroner erone obbs, Saline County udge eff rey, nion County Sheriff ic y oberts, Washington County Circuit Cler yle Sylvester and Craighead County reasurer erry c att. he costs to our society are incredibly high and for counties, the societal im act directly im acts our bottom line in jail costs, clogged courtrooms and e tra law enforcement on the streets, said C ecutive Director Chris illines. We now that if our counties stand together, we can res ond to this crisis in an organi ed, cohesive fashion. he tas force held its first meeting on onday, ct. , , at the C building. em bers discussed the o ioid e idemic from nationwide, statewide and local ers ectives. S ecific to ics included the success rate of the state’s drug ta e bac rogram, the erva siveness of heroin and fentanyl in r ansas, scheduled u dates to the state’s rescri tion Drug onitoring rogram, and local law enforcement’s and first res onders’ lac of access to alo one. alo one is an o iate antagonist that will reverse an o ioid overdose and allow a erson to breathe during an overdose situation. t gives a first res onder time to see lifesaving medical attention for the victim. he tas force set two initial goals: to create an educational rogram that will increase the ublic’s awareness of the dangers of o ioids and to hel first res onders gain access to the training and alo one they need to manage an o ioid overdose. n order to broaden the discussion, the C invited several state and munici al leaders to artici ate in the meeting. We believe a statewide focus is needed on this issue, illines said. uests included r ansas Sheriffs’ ssociation ecutive Director Scott Bradley, r ansas De artment of mergency anagement Director . . ary, r ansas State Drug Director ir ane, r ansas unici al eague ecutive Director Don immerman, C is anagement und Counsel i e ainwater, and r ansas ublic ntities is an agement ssociation Counsel al h hm. State Drug Director ane said alo one and training on how to use it are essential tools for law enforcement officers to combat what he called the o. drug death threat in the state of r ansas. he dangers of o ioids are robably misre resented because of the acce tance of rescri tion medication, ane said. Opioids are a class of drugs that includes the illegal drug heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, as well as ain relievers such as o ycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, mor hine and others available legally by rescri tion, according to the ational nstitute on Drug buse. uly , , Centers for Disease Control re ort showed that in r ansas had an average o ioid rescri tion rate of . er eo le. t was second only to la bama, which saw an average of o ioid rescri tions er eo le. ioids have roved to be highly addictive, with many users switching to heroin and fentanyl when their su ly of rescri tion ain relievers run out. ioid addiction does not discriminate it affects all ages, all races and ethnicities, all socioeconomic grou s. r ansas State Drug Director ane announced today that his agency has secured two federal grants to hel rovide training and alo one to first res onders in eight designated counties: Ba ter, Crawford, ran lin, arland, arion, Scott, Sebastian, and Shar . e said funding o ortunities for other counties may become available in the future.

Arkansas Delegation Applauds Grant to Help Combat Opioid Epidemic in Rural Areas SUBMITTED BY U.S. SENATOR DR. JOHN BOOZMAN W S .S. Senators ohn Boo man and om Cotton, along with Congressmen ic Crawford, rench ill, Steve Womac , and Bruce Westerman, welcomed the .S. De artment of griculture’s SD ational nstitute of ood and griculture announcement that it is awarding a grant to the niversity of r ansas gricultural tension Service aimed at hel ing revent o ioid abuse among r ansans in rural communities. he o ioid crisis has been devastating and has resulted in a dramatic s i e in our state’s overdose rate. esidents of rural areas are sometimes the most likely to lack access to the care and services needed to treat addic tion. his grant will hel roviders and atients find creative ways to deliver treatments and revent misuse and abuse of o ioids, Boo man said. he o ioid crisis is destroying lives and families across our state, and it’s time we fought bac . his grant is a good ste forward that will romote edu cation and artnershi s with healthcare roviders in our rural communities to hel them revent abuse and recover from this crisis, Cotton said. or each o ioid rescri tion in r ansas, ills on average are ad ministered to a single individual, ma ing our state’s rescri tion rate sec ond in the nation. But in rural merica, addiction treatment can be hard to administer, and the same tactics that wor in urban areas aren’t as effective in laces li e the st District. bill introduced this Congress, the ddiction Recovery for Rural Communities Act, is a strong complement to this grant and would rioriti e funding for more rojects li e this that address addiction and recovery in rural r ansas, Crawford said. “ The opioid crisis a real threat to all Arkansas families, especially those living in our rural communities. n order to access the care and treatment o i oid users need, this grant will hel rovide innovative ways to revent o ioid abuse and treat those struggling with it, so r ansans can have victory over this drug e idemic, ill said. n , nearly r ansans died of an o ioid overdose. very year, that number continues to rise. ur state sim ly cannot loo the other way. am confident this grant will rovide rural residents of r ansas the care and treatment they need to combat this e idemic, Womac said. he o ioid crisis continues to wrec lives across the country and at home in r ansas. his grant will lay a significant role in ensuring r ansans have access to uality care that can hel them overcome addiction. We must con tinue to find ways to combat this ublic health crisis and this grant is one tool in the arsenal, Westerman said. his roject is being funded through ’s ural ealth and Safety du cation S Com etitive rant rogram. he r ansas gricultural ten sion Service is being awarded a grant of , that will allow it to artner with a networ of health roviders and volunteers to develo com lementary and alternative ain management interventions with the goal of reventing o ioid abuse in rural communities. n , r ansas saw the number of o ioid related deaths rise from to , according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and reven tion CDC . r ansas ealth De artment Director ate Smith re orted to state lawma ers that . million ills were sold across the state that year. r ansas is in the to twenty ercent of states that rescribe the most ain illers er ca ita.


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REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM

Nothing Brings Family Together Like Food! editor@mypulsenews.com T BY LEANN DILBECK •

Meg a n a nd J er od McCor mi ck, of Mena , a r e the p r oud p a r ents of a b a b y g i r l, b or n on Nov emb er 1 0 th. K yli e B yf or d a nd Na tha n Chi tty, of W a ld r on, a r e the p r oud p a r ents of a b a b y b oy, b or n on Nov emb er 1 0 th. Ta nesha a nd Tr a v i s Cha mb er s, of Mena , a r e the p r oud p a r ents of a b a b y b oy, b or n on Nov emb er 1 4 th. D ea na S la ter - H ug hes a nd B ob b y H a ncox , of W a ld r on, a r e the p r oud p a r ents of a b a b y b oy, b or n on Nov emb er 1 5 th. Ma lyssa V i les a nd J ohna tha n S utton, of Mena , a r e the p r oud p a r ents of a b a b y g i r l, b or n on Nov emb er 1 5 th. J a ci D i f f ee, of Mena , i s the p r oud mother of a b a b y b oy, b or n on Nov emb er 1 7 th.

The newly formed Home Skills Preservation Extension Homemakers Club recently hosted a “pie crust” workshop just in time for the holidays. A few Team Pulse members “pied” up and had a wonderful time with approximately 20 outher participants. Each receipe yieleded approxmately 20 pie crusts! L-R: Ilana Burk, Melanie Wade, LeAnn Dilbeck

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he Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel days of the year, as families come together to give thanks and enjoy time together. Traditions that vary from one family to another are continually passed down from one generation to the next , from watching the parade, to playing a competitive game of football, to enjoying a good tryptophan-induced “ turkey nap.” B ut it’s very safe to say no Thanksgiving celebration is complete without the feast… to symboli e the first han sgiving celebrated so long ago as art of our merican culture. nd, nothing can bring a family together more than a home coo ed feast Food and Thanksgiving certainly go hand in hand, from the traditional turkey to delectable pies and in southern culture, that usually always includes pumpkin and ecan ies n my house, the busiest and most o ular lace is always the itchen. y mother always said that it was the heart of the home and how right she was Sitting down to enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving feast isn’t always the pinnacle, the re aration can bring as much joy and uality time together, too Sharing stories of how omma’ or randma’ used to do it can be riceless Besides, the younger generation needs to know that a pie crust doesn’t always come from a box. Plus, passing on the perfect yeast roll or dressing recipe to the next generation of up and coming young cooks can be as much of a right of passage as other milestones. nd, even if you’re not a coo , no itchen entourage is com lete without a cou le of taste testers, dishwashers, and story tellers nd, while you’re enjoying some of the favorite traditional dishes, always incor porate a few new ones. No one will go home empty handed by sharing all of the left over’s and you can score a few new reci es, too So, this Thanksgiving, if you’re not already, let the preparation of the feast be as much about family time together as the actual dining uch can be learned from the exp erienced and loving hands that prepare each and every morsel.

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Wickes Fall Festival Winners:

K-2nd Grade: CharlieKate Tadlock and Dylan Ortiz (Mrs. oliver’s Class) 3rd-6th Grade: Citlally Ruiz and Gregory Delgado (Mrs. whisehunts Class)

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November 22, 2017

THE POLK COUNTY PULSE

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Lindsey Munoz and Dalton Wise

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Elianna Villarreal and L.J. Blackmon

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4th Grade

Kaydince Gray and Christian Casey

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Caydee Beck and Edwyn Luna

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MRHS Announces New Center Director M

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ena Regional H ealth System congratulates H annah Stovall for her recent promotion as Director of the Women’s Center. She will officially begin serving in her new position in J anuary of 2018. H annah graduated from National Park Community College in 2010 and has spent her professional career as a Registered Nurse at MRH S. She served the majority of those years treating patients in CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE the Emergency Department, but transitioned pany, ACCI, with a cost of to the Women’s Center in J anuary of 2017 . “ I $ 7 ,424.12. was honestly skeptical about the change, but Pictured to the left is Joshua Wood, Ju st one bid was received for the realiz ed very q uickly that I love serving patients RN and LaDonna Mohr, Aide Coordiinstallation of a new septic system and their families in this area. I am very ex cited nator from Visiting Nurses Agency of at the City of Mena Animal Shelter. to take the nex t step in my career as the Director Western Arkansas, along with Mayor L&M Plumbing submitted a bid of George McKee. of Women’s Center.” $ 5 ,400, and the council accepted. Council member Dwight Douglas was reappointed to the city’s B oard CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 of Adjustments and Appeals and step out and see the band as a whole. I get to see their potential and watch them improve and sometimes they blow me away with what they can do. B ryan H ebert was reappointed to It’s my favorite part of why I do it,” said B rynn when asked about his ex perience as the MH S drum major. “ B and takes a lot, especially time. There can the city’s Planning Commission. Both will serve five year terms endbe lots of stress and late nights and tons of practice, but lots of great moments.” During the assessment, the band was scored in five categories: drum line, marching fundamentals, color guard, overall effect and drum major abil- ing on October 31st, 2022. ities. B rynn received a division one rating in drum major abilities as well as the individual top drum major. B rynn’s individual award was given to only The next meeting of Mena City one drum major per division. H e credited the band for his accomplishment, stating, “ It was a great learning ex perience for everyone and a chance to Council is set for Tuesday, Decemhave fun doing something we love. What made the award I was presented with so meaningful was the effort of the band. They drive my passion. It’s ber 12, 2017 at 6 p.m.

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Malcolm Ryan Wells, 31, of Mena was charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail store. November 17, 2017 ohn L. Harding, 47, and Nancy Sawyer, 62, both of Mena, were charged with public intoxication. The arrests followed a call to a local residence. November 18, 2017 amie Lopez, 37, of Mena was charged with public intoxication after a call to a local residence. Polk County Sheriff’s Department reports were not available at press time.


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