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Reflections Creative Arts Studio Opens

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The newest addition to Mena’s blossoming downtown arts district, e ections Creative Arts Studio, will open their doors to offer a full array of artistic expression studios in a completely remodeled historic building on the corner of Maple and Mena Streets. he Studio is the brainchild of CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

Kesterson Purchases Beasley Wood Funeral Home BY MELANIE WADE • news@mypulsenews.com

For the first time in more than 0 years, Beasley Wood Funeral ome is completely locally owned. As of September , 0 , Sonja esterson is the formal owner after working in every position with the exception of embalmer for years. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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BY MELANIE WADE • news@mypulsenews.com Cyclists will hit the county on Saturday, September 30th as the otary Club of Mena and Polk County kicks off the th annual Wheel A’ Mena our to the op bicycle challenge. he tour will begin at a.m. on Saturday, September 30th with three tours to choose from, a 30-mile, 50-mile, and a 0-mile tour, all of CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

Man Arrested After Ramming Police Cruiser BY MELANIE WADE • news@mypulsenews.com

A 3 -year old Mena man was arrested on September , after stealing a car, ramming a police car, and being found in possession of illegal substances. Michael . iggins is currently in the Polk County etention Center awaiting formal arraignment on an array of charges.

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he Mena L ioness L ions have announced a new partnership for their Backpack Program that sends dozens of children from all three county school districts home with food for the weekend each Friday in an effort to combat food insecurity. Patty Y oung, Chair of the program, said they are now partnering with the River V alley Regional Foodbank out of Fort Smith. Y oung is excited about the new partnership and looks forward to working with them. The Mena L ioness L ions have headed up the Backpack Program for several years and raise several thousands of dollars each year to support the program and insure its future in the county. In previous years, the L ioness have partnered with Arkansas Rice Depot, using their buying power to get bulk prices for the kid friendly packs. “We forget what a privilege it is to have funds to go to the grocery store and buy food,” said L ioness Patty Y oung. Through the Backpack Program, children are able to take a backpack of ‘ kid-friendly, ready-to-eat or simple-to-prepare’ food home with them from school each week to give them something to eat on the weekends while away from school. Not only does it give the student food to eat, they also have food for younger siblings that have not reached school age. Most of the kids they serve get free or reduced lunches at school, but the struggle comes on the Polk County Farm Bureau held their weekends, and over holiday breaks. “Most kids get really excited about breaks annual meeting Monday, September from school but for the kids on our program, that’s a very troubling thought, 25. During the meeting, Extension Agent Carla Vaught presented that they’re not going to get regular food. he backpacks and meal kits fill that a slide show featuring the Polk need.” County & District Farm Family of the To fully implement the Backpack Program into a school, it costs $3,000 per Year, the Luke and Deedee Alston semester per school. That’s $6,000 per year, and with Polk County having family. State Senator Larry Teague a total of eight schools, that eq uals $4 8,000 in just Polk County. L ast year, and State Representative John Madthe Mena L ioness L ions were able to raise more than $14 ,000 with help from dox honored the Alston family with many area businesses, organizations, and individuals. a citation from the State Congress. The L ioness are preparing to kick off their fundraising efforts for the s istrict inners the lston s program. One of those efforts is a collaboration with Pulse Multi-Media - the farm, Holly Springs Homestead and 3rd Annual Harvest of Hope Radiothon will be held in November. There will rons ork attle ompany are finalalso be other events that will benefit the program. ook for details on future ist to be named as the State Farm events coming soon. For more information on the Backpack Program, a list of Family of the Year to be announced kid-friendly items to donate, or if you would like to conduct a food drive for the in December. program, contact Patty Y oung at 4 7 9-394 -2211 or any L ioness member.

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pril ose, a Mena igh senior, has accepted an internship at Pulse Multi-Media for the fall semester. he 80-hour paid internship is made possible through the Arkansas Broadcasters Association. “We are thrilled to welcome a student of April’s caliber. She holds multiple leadership positions in school and it’s easy to see why! ” said Pulse Multi-Media General Manager eAnn ilbeck. ose is very active in FFA and is currently serving as the vice president and has served as treasurer. She was the recipient of the Allbaugh L eadership Award and one of only 0 delegates from Arkansas to attend FFA’s Washington eadership Conference this past summer. She is also the treasurer for the ational nglish onor Society, a member of the ational onor Society, and is snare captain for the Mena igh School Marching Band. uring her internship, ose will assist in news coverage, editing, running the board for sports broadcasts, script writing and commercial production, traffic, and minor programming and sales. After graduation, ose plans to attend niversity of Central Arkansas and is considering pre-med as her major.

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olk County’s Chief Deputy Randy Jewell has been selected by Arkansas Attorney General eslie utledge as Polk County’s aw nforcement Officer of the ear. ewell will be recognized at the 15th annual Arkansas L aw Enforcement Summit to be held on October 3, 0 at Camp obinson in orth ittle ock. “I am very humbled and honored to be selected, ewell said. he annual event is a free training and educational opportunity for Arkansas’ law enforcement community, including officers, prosecutors and criminal justice personnel. uring a noon luncheon at the event, utledge will recognize one outstanding law enforcement officer from each county in addition to the statewide and regional award winners that will be announced. As Polk County’s O of the ear, ewell will be considered for those awards as well. ewell was appointed as Chief eputy by Sheriff Scott Sawyer as one of his first official duties after beginning his first term as sheriff in anuary 0 . ewell is a native of andervoort, graduating an-Cove igh School in . e became a part-time reserve officer in 00 and went full-time for Grannis P in 00 . “I like to give back to the community. I’ve always been drawn to try to help people, especially those who can’t help themselves, those that don’t have a voice, said ewell of why he chose law enforcement as a career. Sheriff Sawyer is proud to have ewell as a part of his team. “It was an honor for me to nominate him. andy is hard working, smart, and professional. e is a vital part of our team and he is always striving to learn more and get even better. Although Jewel is honored by the announcement of the award, in his true humbled spirit, he acknowledges his fellow officers. “I feel like any of the deputies I work with are just as, if not more, deserving of the recognition. hey are an outstanding group of people. The Pulse is proud to feature well as our Citizen of the Week - see page .

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MRHS Foundation Hosts Cookout Mena/Polk County Chamber T Welcomes Lottie Da’s Salon

he MRHS Foundation will host their annual Employee Appreciation Cookout on Friday, September 29th in the Mena Regional Health System parking lot. Although the cookout began as a way for the Foundation to honor employees, in the years since its inception, they have opened the event up to the public and it now serves as a fundraiser for the many charitable causes the Foundation supports at the hospital. The Cookout will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The lunch includes a grilled hamburger, chips, cookie, and a drink for $6. Pre-orders and large orders can be ordered ahead by calling 4 7 9-234 -6119 or 4 7 9-234 -07 4 1.

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ena’s historic Trinity L utheran Church has announced that Reverand Timothy J. Henning has accepted a Divine Call to serve them as their Pastor. Rev. Henning has been serving Trinity since November 2016 as their V acancy Pastor. He also served the congregation in 2009 for about 4 months. Pastor Henning, his wife, Janet, and their three children, Christopher 18, Angel 16, and Dawn 14 , live in Russellville where they are members of St. John’s L utheran Church in Russellville. Pastor Henning previously served parishes in Kentucky and Kansas. He has also served congregations in Arkansas, Searcy, Mountainburg, and most recently, Shepherd of Peace L utheran Church in Maumelle as vacancy pastor. Pastor Henning works full time with Tyson Foods in Dardanelle, Arkansas. Pastor Henning and his family will continue to live in Russellville and he will continue to work at Tyson full-time. He will serve Trinity on Sundays and at various other times that req uire his presence in Mena. Pastor Henning graduated from Concordia College, Seward, Nebraska and from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, being ordained in June of 1999. He is a L ife Member of the V FW, serving in the Persian Gulf War in 1991. He served for eight years in the Army (active duty and reserves) as a Chaplain’s Assistant. In his free time, he likes fishing, camping, traveling with his family, gardening, reading, and coin collecting. Trinity L utheran Church is a member congregation of the L utheran Church Missouri Synod, and part of the Mid-South District, which is located in Memphis. Rev. Henning follows a host of pastors who have served the congregation since its formation in 1900

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PDCD Receives Donation

State Representative John Maddox presented a $2,500 donation check to the Polk County Developmental Center (PCDC) on Friday, September 22. Maddox facilitated the donation, which PCDC Director Angie Graves said will be used for their Adult Wellness and Education Program.


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Kesterson, along with her family, are lifelong residents of Polk County. She began her career with Beasley-Wood in 1993 when she began entering records onto a computer database. Over the years, Kesterson has performed every job at the funeral home and became manager in 2013. She is a licensed Funeral irector and believes her role in helping families in their worst of times is what is most fulfilling about her job. “We see people in their saddest moments,” said Kesterson. “But, it’s rewarding when people say we make things easier for them in the worst of times. I take pride in myself and my team that we feel that we are able to comfort them. Kesterson said there are several changes she wants to make but they are future goals which will take time. She does want to put an emphasis on pre-planned services so that families are more prepared when a loved one passes. “It’s such a hardship for the families because it’s an unexpected expense and adds a financial burden in an already difficult time. Kesterson added that families of those who have pre-planned are much more at ease. Mostly, she and her team want to continue to serve the families of Polk County as Beasley Wood has done since opening in 1928. It is her goal to bring back the feeling of families helping families and for the people to think of Beasley-Wood as “their funeral home”. Her staff of longtime employees will remain the same, whom she says she couldn’t do this venture without. They include: Allen Walker, Head Embalmer/ Director; Josh Risman, Funeral Director; Cezar L oayza, Funeral Assistant; Kelly Crawford, Bookkeeper; and Sharon Fairless, Receptionist. Evening reception consist of V icki Agee, Ginger Jones, Mary Page, and Janice Key. “They are all invaluable in what they do,” said Kesterson. To learn more about their services, you can visit them at 611 Janssen Avenue in Mena or phone 4 7 9-394 -1310. To view obituaries visit www.beasleywoodfuneral.com

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which will begin and end at Janssen Park in Mena. To register, visit BikeReg.com prior to the tour for a $50 pre-registration fee, which includes a t-shirt. L ate registrations will be accepted on Friday, September 29th, from 5 -7 p.m. and Saturday, September 30th, from 6: 30 – 7 : 30 a.m., for a $65 fee. Snacks will be provided before the tour and at rest stops throughout the course. In recent years, there have been more than seventy cyclists from more than five states enter the tour that is q uite uniq ue due to it’s long trek over Arkansas’ second highest peak, Rich Mountain. The ride has become very popular with avid cyclists for the challenge of the steep hills and the scenic views that the Ouachita Mountains provide through the Talimena ncer: Scenic Drive. ast year’s event brought in 5 participants from five states, Arkansas, Oklahoma, L ouisiana, Texas, and Missouri. Rotarian Sonya Maye said that many of the cyclists bring their families in for the weekend where they spend money on lodging, eating, and shopping, bringing important revenue into the community. “We enjoy hearing so many wonderful about what all our community has to offer and how beautiful the area is,” Maye ocomments get said. The annual event is the Rotary’s signature fundraiser and also their largest of the year. Maye explained that all the money raised stays within the county for programs such as their Dictionary Drive where all county 3rd graders are given their own dictionary. For more information, go to www.wheelamena.org or contact one of the Rotary members.

Ouachita ATV Club Receives Donation

Ed Fulton, on behalf of the Trailblazers, presented a donation in the amount of $17,322.84 to Tim Kiser, President of the Ouachita ATV Club [OAC]. The Trailblazers and OAC have worked together for many years fighting to keep public trails open for the enjoyment of everyone. Kiser said that the funds will be put to good use, sustaining and improving the trails at Wolf Pen Gap in Mena, Arkansas.

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On September , Mena Police had received information that iggins was driving a vehicle that was reported stolen from Waldron, Arkansas. Officers were able to locate iggins on Missouri Street in Mena where they made a traffic stop on the allegedly stolen Ford Mustang. Mena P Officers Steven Stout and udell ead made contact with iggins and attempted to place him under arrest however, iggins refused to exit the vehicle. Stout attempted to enter the vehicle to extract the suspect and at that time, iggins allegedly accelerated the vehicle he was driving, launching it into the stationary Mena Police unit. Officer Stout was injured in the crash with minor injuries. iggins was apprehended at that time and placed under arrest before being transported to the Polk County etention Center where he was booked on several charges. Although formal charges are pending and more could be added, charges filed against iggins currently are Battery in the nd egree Aggravated Assault Felony Fleeing Possession of rug Paraphernalia counts and Possession of Methamphetamine with the Purpose to eliver. iggins’ bond is , 5.00. As a note, all persons within this report are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Emmye Rowell, owner of Beautiful Soles Christian Dance Company, and her dad, V ictor Rowell. Together they purchased the building in 2016 and have transformed the property inside and out. She originally had discussions with the building owner about the possibility of leasing the building but explained that after she looked at the building, she saw endless possibilities for her dance studio dream growing into a full scale Creative Arts Studio and decided to make both the commitment and investment to be a permanent fixture in Mena. owell commented, “I could not have done this without my daddy. I thank God for him all the time e has worked himself to death and I can’t imagine doing this without him Rowell opened up the downstairs in the fall of 2016 to teach dance with the vision of moving it upstairs. Over this past summer, she did just that, and has a studio that overlooks her beloved hometown Main Street. “I always wanted to be downtown and it being in the Arts istrict was just a bonus It just all went so much faster than I expected it to but it’s great and everything has come together so well, said owell. Moving the studio upstairs allows the large downstairs area for other creative, expressionistic arts to be taught as well. Becky ooper, owner of B. Marie Music, will teach music lessons. She offers primarily voice, piano, and ute, along with beginning strings, woodwinds and brass. “I’m so excited about beginning my th year of teaching at this new location. Main Street is great I am proud to be a part of the arts in Mena. asha imp will teach Gracious oga and have classes several times a week. Andy hrelkeld, owner of OMMA - Ouachita Mountain Martial Arts, will move his martial arts studio in as well. owell’s mother, Susan, is also opening up a business of her own, Suzy ’s Sweet Creams and Coffee. She plans to offer coffee and ice cream. Suzy ’s hopes to be open in the early spring of 2018. Rowell is currently registering students for her dance classes. Beautiful Soles has nine classes for students age 3 to . For ages 3 to 0, they offer ballet, jazz, lyrical, baton and ribbon. For ages 10 and up, contemporary, lyrical and ribbon is offered. Rowell explained that she and her student teacher, oe McPherson, teach more than dance, hoping to help mentor the young ladies to develop strong character and discipline. “We have a memory verse each week, too. We want to help grow them into the people God created them to be. mmye currently has other student teachers in training as well to assist with her growing dance company. Registration will be held on Thursday, September 28, from 6: 30 pm to 8: 00 pm, at the Reections Studio, 0 Mena Street. owell said to see her vision come to fruition is “absolutely amazing and a total God thing his would not be happening if it wasn’t God’s plan for me and this community. e is doing something big here, and I’m honored to be just a little part of is huge plan

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with members. ev. Christian F. ittman was the first Pastor of the congregation serving from 00- 0 . he congregation still worships in the sanctuary that was built 0 and dedicated to the glory of God on anuary 5, 0 . ev. enning welcomes everyone to visit rinity utheran Church. “Since the first utheran worship service held in the Mena community in , Almighty God continues to feed rinity congregation with is oly Word and Sacraments. ere God forgives, washes, feeds and comforts us with is abiding presence and grace. ere God emboldens and empowers us to be is witnesses in Mena, in our communities, in Arkansas, in our country and throughout the world concerning the death and resurrection of esus Christ, is Son, our ord. ou are invited to visit us, worship with us, and celebrate with us all the blessings of our God. ou are always welcome at rinity utheran Church. An installation service of praise and thanksgiving will be held on Sunday, October , 0 at 00 PM at the church, located at 0 0 e ueen Street in Mena. A congregational dinner will follow the service in the fellowship hall. he community is invited to celebrate with rinity congregation. If you plan to attend please call the church office at -3 0. he congregation has canceled Sunday morning services for October th and will come together in worship and praise for the installation service. in

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................................................................................................................................ Mena, Arkansas. ichmond and husband Gary of Mena, Morgan e ae Barrett of Mena, Arkansas, CLOY JO Carl was born to the late avid Asbury Arkansas, Brenda Allen and husband avid arl Bunyard of Mena, Arkansas ‘ELLEN’ Smith and the late Permelia ane Fain ohnny of Mena, Arkansas, Marilyn Bain great-grandchildren, ayson ean ott of COTNER Smith on February , in Scott Counand husband immy of Mena, ArkanMena, Arkansas, ay a Ann ott of Mena,

Cloy o “ llen Cotner, age , of Mena passed away uesday, September , 0 in Mena, Arkansas. llen was born in Grannis, Arkansas on February , 35 to the late Orvel dward McCravens and Ida Irene Smith McCravens. She worked for years at enova shirt factory. llen had a Servants heart for volunteering at Feed My Sheep ministries and helping people. She enjoyed spending time on the phone, shopping and most of all she loved God and her family. At the age of 0, llen learned to drive and loved “sporting the car around. She enjoyed making biscuits for everyone to enjoy. llen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all. She is survived by husband, arry French of Mena daughters, ayne

sas, inda Watts and husband erry of Mena, Arkansas Grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren brothers, arold McCravens and oyce McCravens sister, rma Miller. She was preceded in death by her parents, Orvel and Ida McCravens, her first and second husbands, uther Willis and Bert Cotner, son, Bobby Willis, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, and one brother and one sister. Graveside service will be Friday, September , 0 , 00 a.m. at Owens Chapel in Acorn, Arkansas with Brother eroy Bass officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral ome of Mena. isitation is general.

CARL A. SMITH Carl A. Smith, age of Mena, passed away hursday, September , 0 in

ty, Arkansas. e was married to elen adine Allen Smith for years. Carl enjoyed singing at churches and nursing homes with his children. e loved playing and singing Gospel music, leaving a musical legacy that shaped the lives of people around him. is other hobbies were hunting, fishing and talking with family and friends. Most of all he loved the ord with all his heart. Carl was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. e will be dearly missed by all. e is survived by wife, elen adine Smith of the home son, Carl Odell Smith and wife ennifer of Mena, Arkansas daughter, eborah Ann Smith ott and husband andy of Mena, Arkansas grandchildren, oshua ott and wife era of Mena, Arkansas, aren ay Baggett of Florida, Carl Allen Odell Smith and wife mily of Mena, Arkansas, ohn Wesley avid Smith of e ueen, Arkansas,

Arkansas, Brian Baggett of Mena, Arkansas, atlyn Baggett of Mena, Arkansas, Cody Baggett of Florida, ylan ay Barrett, II of Mena, Arkansas, Sophi aytlynn Barrett of Mena, Arkansas, Aleah ynn Bunyard of Mena, Arkansas, Ava Mae Odeh of Arizona and brother, Floyd Smith and wife Wilma of Waldron, Arkansas. e was preceded in death by his parents, and 5 brothers and sisters, and one great-granddaughter, Abby anielle ott. Graveside services will be Monday, September 5, 0 , at 00 p.m. in Owens Chapel Cemetery in Acorn, Arkansas with Pastor Carl Odell Smith officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral ome of Mena. onorary pallbearers will be Carl Allen Odell Smith, oshua ott, andy ott, avid Bunyard, Michael owell and ohnny ay Allen. Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

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new grant program made available by Farm Credit and Farmers Co-op enabled two area youth to show cattle for the first time at the Polk County Fair in August. yla Ferguson, age of Wickes, and hyen Martin, age of atfield, were chosen from a field of applicants to receive the first two grants. he awards granted in January allowed Kyla and Rhyen to purchase show animals and needed show supplies in early spring. Farm Credit V ice President Rex Dollar of Mena approached the Polk County Fair Board prior to last year’s fair looking for a way to assist the livestock program since the number of students showing cattle at the fair had declined over time. The First Y ear Show Calf Grant Program was a community collaboration between Farm Credit, Farmers Co-op and the fair board. It is intended to provide an incentive and means for students to have a beef project. To q ualify, applicants must be new to showing cattle. Polk County Extension Agent Carla V aught is passionate about growing the beef portion of the fair’s livestock shows. “Cattle is one of the leading industries in Polk County. It’s very important to our economy, but it’s also the project that takes the most work, money and facilities. It’s hard to get new kids started in the beef cattle projects, so I think this is a fantastic program. We’re proud to have it,” V aught said.

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In our time and in our place almost everyone professes to a “Christian.” The word has come to mean a political system, an economic system, a moral system, and so much more like these. To the Muslims, America is a “Christian” nation. And it is true that our founding and early operational documents reflect the Judeo-Christian ethic. The principles that God has given to us through the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are found everywhere. But one does not become a doctor by being born in a hospital; there is a life to be lived, and it is that “life” that defines one as a Christian or not a Christian. Up front we need to know that the life of Jesus Christ was a life without sin, that is, before the Father His life was exactly as life was created to be. There has never been another like Him. Every day of His life on this planet He made decisions, choices, that could have ended His role as Savior. But He made good choices, right choices, consequently He could become the Savior that we desperately needed. The Bible states that, “He became sin for us, Who knew no sin, that we might become the righteousness of God IN HIM” (II Corinthians 5:21). It was a “God Thing.” And God does not always explain Himself or His actions to us! In those hours on the cross, the sinless Son of God became sin, and took our total punishment upon Himself! In those moments He was, for the first time in eternity, separated from the Father! It had to be so. And He cried out, “why have you forsaken Me?” The absolute beauty of the Son of God became absolutely ugly as He “became sin” and “paid the price” of our sin (“The wage of sin is death.” Romans 6:23). No. One does not have to be a theologian in order to become a Christian, but for most of us it helps to know a little bit of who He is and what He did for us. Our “thank you” to Him should echo into the very deepest parts of the universe! Because of Him the penalty of our sin no longer applies! He has taken it...all of it. And it is our love for Him, our sincerest “thank you, Lord” that motivates us in our new lives as Christians. So, to be a Christian means what? It means that Jesus Christ has now come to live out His life in and through all who have come to Him in faith. It doesn’t mean that Christians never “mess up,” for we do. But it does mean that “after each stumble” we are enabled to repend and “pick ourselves up” and start over again. “A just man falls seven times but picks himself up again” (Proverbs 24:16). To be a Christian means that we have become “new creatures” (II Corinthians 5:17), that is, God has worked a genuine miracle in our lives! “Old things have passed away; all things have become new.” Outward things may look the same but the inward response to those things has been changed! The “joy of the Lord” is not a circumstantial thing; it is the new response to those circumstances that has been created by the Presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Christianity is not simply what one does or does not do; It is God coming to us in the Person of His Son; it is God showing us the Way! It is God bringing us the Truth! It is God giving to us His own Life! “I will pray the Father and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever, even the Spirit of Truth; Whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, neither knows Him; but you know Him for He dwells with you and shall be in you” (John 14:16,17). My name is Gene Stacks and I approve of this message.

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n September 13th, the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain hosted area high school seniors for the College’s annual senior day event. The event was held in the Ouachita Center on the main campus in Mena. Over 37 5 seniors from nine high schools in the UA Rich Mountain service area attended: Ouachita River Acorn, Caddo Hills, Cossatot River, Mena, Mount Ida, Ouachita River Oden, Smithville, Umpire, and Waldron. University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Chancellor Dr. Phillip Wilson welcomed the seniors to campus and emphasized the importance of cost of attendance for college. He also discussed the positive impact that obtaining a degree or learning a trade will have to better prepare for a career and to enter the workforce. Wilson stated, “We would like to thank our area high schools for allowing students to attend Senior Day at UA Rich Mountain. We strive to offer a q uality education at an affordable cost to students in Polk, Scott, and Montgomery counties as well as neighboring counties in Oklahoma of L eFlore and McCurtain.” The seniors spent the morning learning about the admission process, degree and certificate programs, university partnerships, financial aid deadlines, scholarship opportunities and about why attending a community college is a great transition from high school. After lunch, prepared by UA Rich Mountain employees, seniors enjoyed a performance by hypnotist and mind-reader, Josh McV icar from St. L ouis, Missouri. The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain would like to thank Union Bank and Aleshire Electric for their sponsorship in helping to make the event possible. For more information about Senior Day, contact: Jerod McCormick, Recruiter at (4 7 9) 394 -7 622, x. 14 30 or admissions@ uarichmountain.edu .

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Acorn Elementary’s BEAR Parent Night Focuses on Black Bears

e Excited About Reading (BEAR) Parent Night at Acorn Elementary School focused on encouraging students to learn and read about black bears. Students in grades K-3 and their parents were guided by their teachers to three different stations. Pat Knighten, Project Wild Coordinator for Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, explained why Arkansas used to be called the Bear State. Hunting in the 1800s led to a drastic reduction in the bear population. Bear fat, rather than the meat and fur, was a prized commodity used for fuel, insect repellant, perfume, and even hair gel. In the 1960s the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission released 256 black bears from Minnesota and Canada to restore the bear populations. A short video clip showed the status of bears in Arkansas now. Students were given AGFC backpacks and other materials. Sheila Connerly, AGFC Education Specialist, enlightened students and parents regarding habitats suitable for bears in western Arkansas. The need for food, water, shelter, and space are met in the Ouachita National Forest. Students created bandanas to illustrate bear habitats. Bernie Soliz, AGFC Wildlife Officer, used Molly, an actual bear display, to explain how bears use their five senses to find food. Participants were given hunting regulations and methods relating to bear season in Polk County, as well as safety information for bear encounters. Students were given trading cards with information about a bear scientist for the U.S. Forest Service. Would you eat a cricket? Black Bears prefer to eat insects, plants, nuts, and berries, and occasionally meat. Judy Newcomb and Kathy Rusert gave crickets, mealworms, honey, and bottled water for attendees to try. A grant from Walmart furnished funds to purchase books about bears to give the students. BEAR Night at Acorn Elementary School was a tremendous success with over 200 students and parents attending.

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MONDAY BREAKFAST: CHICKEN BISCUIT, VARIETY CEREAL, STRING CHEESE, ANIMAL CRACKERS, DICED PEARS, GRAPE JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: MOZZARELLA CHEESE STICKS, MARINARA SAUCE, CHICKEN SANDWICH, FRENCH FRIES, HAM CHEF SALAD, SUB BUTTER/JELLY SANDWICH. MIDDLE SCHOOL: MOZZARELLA STICKS, MARINARA SAUCE, HAMBURGER/CHEESE, CHICKEN TENDERS, HAM OR TURKEY SUB, HAM CHEF SALAD. HIGH SCHOOL: MOZZARELLA STICKS, MARINARA SAUCE, BACON CHEESEBURGER, SAUSAGE/JALAPENO PIZZA, NACHOS, TACO, BURRITO. TUESDAY BREAKFAST: SAUSAGE/PANCAKE STICK, VARIETY CEREAL, STRING CHEESE, SCOOBY DOO GRAHAMS, MIXED FRUIT, FRUIT BLEND JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: STEAK FINGERS, MASHED POTATOES, HAMBURGER, HAM & TURKEY COBB SALAD, SUB BUTTER/JELLY SANDWICH. MIDDLE SCHOOL: STEAK FINGERS, CHICKEN FRIED STEAK SANDWICH, CHICKEN SANDWICH, TURKEY SUB, CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH, HAM/TURKEY COBB SALAD. HIGH SCHOOL: STEAK FINGERS, CHICKEN FRIED STEAK SANDWICH, BBQ SANDWICH, CHICKEN ALFREDO, FLATBREAD PIZZA, NACHOS, TACOS, BURRITO. WEDNESDAY BREAKFAST: BREAKFAST PIZZA, VARIETY CEREAL, STRING CHEESE, ANIMAL CRACKERS, APPLESAUCE, ORANGE JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: ORANGE CHICKEN, RICE, CHICKEN TENDERS, HOT ROLL, TURKEY CHEF SALAD, SUB BUTTER/JELLY SANDWICH. MIDDLE SCHOOL: ORANGE CHICKEN, FRIED RICE, HAMBURGER/CHEESE, CHICKEN TENDERS, HAM OR TURKEY SUB, TURKEY CHEF SALAD. HIGH SCHOOL: ORANGE CHICKEN, FRIED RICE, HOT DOG, MINI CORNDOG, SAUSAGE PIZZA, NACHOS, TACOS, BURRITO. THURSDAY BREAKFAST: EGG, CHEESE SLIDER, VARIETY CEREAL, STRING CHEESE, SCOOBY DOO GRAHAMS, BANANA, CHERRY STAR JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: CHICKEN SPAGHETTI, GRILLED CHEESE, SWEET POTATO TOTS, POPCORN CHICKEN SALAD, SUB BUTTER/JELLY SANDWICH. MIDDLE SCHOOL: CHICKEN SPAGHETTI, CHICKEN SANDWICH, BBQ RIB PATTY, HAM SUB, CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH, POPCORN CHICKEN SALAD. HIGH SCHOOL: CHICKEN SPAGHETTI, SPICY CHICKEN SANDWICH, SLOPPY JOE, SPICY CHICKEN PIZZA, NACHOS, TACO, BURRITO.

Acorn Elementary students are studying the Constitution and will "Celebrate Freedom" this week in honor of Constitution Week.

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FRIDAY BREAKFAST: POWDERED DONUT, STRAWBERRY PARFAIT, STRING CHEESE, ANIMAL CRACKERS, APPLE JUICE, MILK. LUNCH: ELEMENTARY: HOT DOG, PIZZA, BROCCOLI, CREAMY COLESLAW, BANANA, SACK LUNCH. MIDDLE SCHOOL: BBQ RIB SANDWICH, CAJUN MEATBALL STEW, BABY CARROTS, CHEESE & PEPPERONI PIZZA, NACHOS, TACOS, BURRITO. HIGH SCHOOL: BBQ RIB SANDWICH, CAJUN MEATBALL STEW, BABY CARROTS, CHEESE & PEPPERONI PIZZA, NACHOS, TACOS, BURRITO. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9

Dollar said Farm Credit is proud to support a program that “encourages personal growth in students.” “I think the grant project is well suited. It’s definitely agriculture-focused and teaches kids leadership and responsibility,” Dollar said. “It’s an exciting program because this may be the only animals they have in their life, or this opportunity may be the start of their future livestock herd.” Farm Credit serves rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow. With more than 5,300 borrower-stockholders and $1.2 billion in assets, Farm Credit of Western Arkansas is a part of the nationwide Farm Credit System that has served rural America for more than 100 years.

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Bearcats Suffer 49-10 Loss Versus Mena Golf Crowned BY EASTON LEONARD Ashdown eastonsports@yahoo.com

ast Friday, September 22nd, the Mena Bearcats (3-1) football team hosted the Ashdown Panthers (4 -0) at Bearcat Stadium in the Hootens.com 4 A Game of the Week. The Panthers of Ashdown won the coin toss and chose to receive the ball to start the game. L ua’s opening kickoff for the Bearcats was caught by # 9 Anthony Nelson at the 16 yard line and tackled by Mena for no return. Mena allowed the Panthers only eight yards of offense on their first offensive possession, including two incomplete passes, forcing Ashdown to punt. Ashdown’s punt was returned by Justin Dean down to the Panther 11 yard line. The Bearcats were unable to get anything going against Ashdown’s defense, forcing Camden Brodersen to come on for the yard field goal attempt. Brodersen’s field goal was good, giving Mena the early 3-0 lead with 3 left in the first uarter. elson had a rough time returning Mena’s kickoff for the Panthers, following the field goal, as the Bearcats tackled him at the two yard line. However, seven plays later, after driving to the Mena nine yard line, Detravion Green ran into the end zone for a nine yard Panther touchdown. John Michael Molock’s point-after-attempt split the uprights for Ashdown, to make the score 3- with 5 left in the first. Mena was forced to punt on their second offensive possession, as Ashdown took over on their own 36 yard line. Four plays into their third offensive possession, Detravion Green took the handoff and ran for a 20 yard Panther touchdown. Molock had no problem making the point-after-attempt for Ashdown, making the score 3- with left in the first uarter. As Mena was forced to punt yet again on their third offensive possession, Mississippi State commit L adarrius Bishop returned the punt for another Panther touchdown. After a made point-after-attempt, Ashdown led 3-21 with 3 . seconds left in the first uarter. he Bearcats fourth offensive possession went into the second uarter, but Mena was forced to punt again. Devin Belknap’s nice punt for Mena, gave the Panthers the ball back at their own one yard line.

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The Mena Bearcat Golf team was crowned 7-4A Conference Champs on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at DeGray Golf Course. With the win, Bearcat Golf also earned their way into the State Championship that will be held in Heber Springs on October 2-3. Bearcat Golf is coached by Ray Hunter and team members are: Camden Brodersen, Daniel Davis, Jack Hunter, Austin Johnston, and Aaron Thornsberry.

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Local XCountry Teams Compete in Mansfield Ladycats Take Down BY EASTON LEONARD BY EASTON LEONARD eastonsports@yahoo.com Invitational eastonsports@yahoo.com Charleston Brandon th, eese ogers th, Abbigail McCarroll th. Acorn unior Boys - ustice eufield 3th, Brady air th, acob yle th, Issac edder th, acob Cotton th, Sky Carmack 0th, j Bissell nd, Cole air th, Caleb Bowers nd, Andrew Watt 0 st, rysten ichey th. Mena unior Girls - Alex arper nd, eira all th, Maddy Carty-Mauk th, Madison Parnell th. Mena unior Boys - ogan Meyers nd, hadeus ance 5th, Mathew McCravens th, Silas McCintyre 3 nd, Will avis th, ogan Fairless 5 th, Alex ocha 5 th, Bryce Fairless 5th, revin Plunkett th, Alessio Stumpf 0 th, oshua Ferguson 0th, oseph ucote 3 th. Acorn Senior Girls - Faith ill th, endra Branson th, Sophie ackson th, osey Webb 0th, Amelia Still 5th, Mercedes Mowdy th, Makenna Goss 5 st, Mackenzie oss 5 th. Acorn Senior Boys - Cross ughes 3rd, Brady yle th, Matthew Chaney th, Melchiah icks 3rd, Adam ughes th, Chad Sutton 30th, eremiah Swint 3 st, Brian ha 3rd, Curtis Short th, esse Mc onald th, athan Cotton 3rd, ack oung th, on O’ onal 3rd. Mena Senior Boys - obert McCintyre st, enny enley th.

ver the weekend, on Saturday, September 23rd, the local Mena and Acorn High School Cross-Country teams competed in the Mansfield Invitational meet. In the Senior igh Boys 5,000 Meter un, obert McIntyre of Mena finished in first place, while Cross ughes of Acorn took third place. Faith Hill of Acorn High School came in third place in the Senior igh Girls 5,000 Meter un, as teammate endra Branson of Acorn finished in eighth. wo Bearcats of Mena finished in the top ten of the unior Boys 3,000 Meter un, including ogan Meyers who came in second, and hadeus ance who finished fifth. Alex arper of Mena took second place in the unior Girls 3,000 Meter un, as teammate eira all came in fourth, and Ashlynn Bissell of Acorn fifth place. As complete teams, the Acorn Senior Boys finished second overall, the Acorn Senior Girls finished third overall, the Mena unior Boys finished third overall, the Acorn unior Boys finished fourth overall, and the Acorn unior Girls finished seventh overall. Complete esults by eam Acorn unior Girls - Ashlynn Bissell 5th, Corryn olland th, mily Blair 35th, imberly Strasner 5th, mily Curry 53rd, ayden Willborg th, Abby ance th, iersten arucci 0th, arlee odgers th, Alivia arper th, Faith

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onday, September , dawned clear and cold in Philadelphia with a brisk touch of autumn in the air. For those who attended the Constitutional Convention, the time away from home and business had been costly, both in terms of family and livelihood. ach was deeply concerned for his country, which was struggling through some major growing pains, economically and organizationally to name a few. States were functioning irrespective of one another and the freedom and unity preserved and strengthened by the blood and treasure spent in the War for Independence was in serious jeopardy. he instability was so severe that ngland and Spain were confidently postured to pick up the pieces of the colonies when things fell apart. Something needed to be done, as the Articles of Confederation proved to be an inade uate governing document. What began on May 5, as an effort to revise the Articles, became four challenging months of commitment, sacrifice, debate, compromise and prayer through a very hot summer which culminated in a document original and uni ue in the annals of human history. As president of the Constitutional Convention, George Washington concluded, “It appears to me, little short of a miracle that the delegates from so many different states, in their manners, circumstances, and prejudices, should unite in forming a system of national government, so little liable to well-founded objections. As the constitution’s chief architect, ames Madison stated “I feel it a duty to express my profound and solemn conviction, driven from my intimate opportunity of observing and appreciating the views of the Convention, collectively and individually, that there never was an assembly of men charged with a great and arduous trust, who were more pure in their motives, or more exclusively or anxiously devoted to the object committed to them, than were the members of the Federal Convention of . Madison later stated in a letter to homas efferson, “It was impossible to consider the degree of concord which ultimately prevailed as less than a miracle. Of the 55 Constitutional Convention members, who had attended at various times, 0 were present for the final day. According to ames Madison, “Whilst the last members were signing it, oc Benjamin Franklin looking towards the President’s chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to a few members near him, that painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art a rising from a setting sun. I have, said he, often and often in the course of the session, and the vicissitudes of my hopes and fears as to its issue, looked at that behind the President without being able to tell whetherWeekly it was rising or setting But now at length I have the happiness to Publication

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know that it is a rising and not a setting sun. After the adjournment of the Convention, a Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia asked r. Franklin, “Well octor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it. he French historian, Guizot, once asked ames ussell owell, “ ow long will the American epublic endure owell replied, “As long as the ideas of the men who founded it continue dominant. A final appeal of the Convention came from its closing letter to Congress “ hat the Constitution may promote the lasting welfare of that country so dear to us all, and secure her freedom and happiness, is our most ardent wish. he letter bore George Washington’s signature, and “By unanimous order of the Convention was written underneath. leven days later and 30 years ago this week, Congress voted to transmit the proposed Constitution to the 3 states for ratification. Perhaps another “miracle would be needed to overcome what was expected to be a more arduous journey than had been the Convention itself. his may have been most bluntly expressed by Congressman ames White to William Blount that October “What hopes was there that so many jarring and bigotted sovereigns would descend from any of their fancied independence for the common advantage. he ratification battles over the following months are a subject that only a book could ade uately address, and some have been written to do just that. owever, as important as the details of this journey are, I believe also to be important several facts worth noting that should speak to S today. First even in the midst of local prejudices, opposing interests and other con icts, the oratory and discourse were, for the most part, of a focused and civil nature and the motives in general were honorable. Both sides of the debate, Federalist and Anti-Federalists, had legitimate arguments and history has verified that many of the latter’s concerns and fears of a large and intrusive federal government have become realities. Given these and the limitations in travel and communications of the day, I would have difficulty in not believing that at least some element of ivine Providence was at work during that short period of less than ten months from the end of the Convention to ratification. Can you imagine Washington C and the states accomplishing something of such magnitude in 0 Me neither his was truly a solitary event, a seminal moment in America’s history and the history of mankind. Perhaps Benjamin ush summed it up best and most succinctly “ is done, we have become a nation.

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aturday, Sept. 30 at 30 is the ope and Inspiration Concert to benefit urricane relief efforts. his live performance is an O “Bonus vent and will donate all proceeds to the charity chosen by the audience. oin us, have fun, and be inspired while helping those in need he next unior Ouachita ittle heatre O play will be the holiday musical “ lf. Performances are ecember - 0 and ecember 5- . Auditions are being held October from - PM and October from - AM at the O . All ages are needed, especially grades -3, teens, and a few adults. he Business Office at O is running a “Memories Saver Service available to make copies of your videotapes, C ’s, super movies, and other forms of media. rop by Monday through Friday, 0 00 AM to 00 PM. he next “Wednesday ight at the yric will be held October th at 30 PM. Admission is free and Mel Brooks’ hilarious parody of the classic monster movie “ oung Frankenstein will be featured. Mark your calendars he popcorn will be hot and ready.

e are fortunate in Mena to have several artists who not only produce beautiful artwork but teach others as well. iki empsey is a successful artist in many fields she has worked as a professional artist, is a trained orist, a talented writer, and is currently teaching a series of teen classes for the gallery. On Saturday, September 30, from am to pm at the art gallery, 0 Main Street, she will be conducting a class on making a simple wreath for the fall season. he techni ues used for making this can also be used to make wreaths for any other season Christmas, aster, alloween, or wherever your imagination takes you. he 0 fee for the class includes all materials needed to make the fall wreath. orraine immerman will conduct a series of four classes on uesday evenings October 0, , , and 3 . ach class will run from 00 pm to 30 pm. Materials re uired are drawing tablet acid free paper , graphite pencils B, B, B, and B or bony , and a kneaded gum eraser. he fee for the series of lessons will be 50. he classes will focus on value, composition, perspective, and improving your work. Many have likely seen examples of the beautiful drawings and watercolors by orraine, and she is very good at sharing her skills. In anuary, Barbara obias will do a series of four classes on creating pencil portraits. For these classes, we will cover the various effects that can be achieve with a graphite pencil, types of pencils available and what they do, common facial shapes and sizes, and how to adapt these to get a good likeness. hese classes will also be on uesday evenings, but the day is subject to change if enough of the class prefers. A fee of 50 will cover all four classes. he materials for orraine’s drawing class can also be used, or you can take the class with just a graphite pencil, a kneaded eraser, and a sketch pad. Space is limited, so reservations are in order for all these classes. Please call the gallery at -3 -3 0 to reserve a space.

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onald Reagan once said, “Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.” They are a very small percentage of our population yet they are the integral component of what holds order and civility in our community, and collectively, as a nation. Chief Deputy Randy Jewell is one of those faithful, courageous souls who has a deeply rooted, intrinsic protective nature, and the drive to make a difference. andy is a native of andervoort, graduating an-Cove igh School in . e became a part-time reserve officer in 00 and went full-time for the Grannis Police epartment in 00 , advancing from patrolman to Sergeant. e later had the opportunity to move to the Polk County Sheriff’s epartment and was appointed as Chief eputy by Sheriff Scott Sawyer as one of Sawyer’s first official duties after beginning his first term as sheriff in anuary 0 . andy and his wife, rina, share four children, ebecca arris, age , essica arris, age , Shawn “Bubba arris, age , and Maddison Jewell, age 7 . All are students at Cossatot River School District. Randy described his being drawn into law enforcement like many do, as a calling, “I would consider it to be like when a pastor feels led to pastor a church. I was just drawn to this. This is what I was meant to do. I credit a lot of it to my principal in school, Gene Aleshire… I had uncles that were military… my dad was military. I had a lot of individuals that I looked up to that served.” Randy said while he never dreamed of being in law enforcement as a child, after he accepted the call, he’s never looked back. His admiration for his fellow deputies and officers runs deep, and they all typically share common characteristics. While the nature of the job may call for them to be tough, he said most in this profession are very tender-hearted, caring individuals who would give you the shirt off of their own back. e, like his fellow officers, have to cope and handle difficult situations, as he explained, some are so full of sadness. “Some of the sadness that we see is just real hard to deal with… because there are times that we see things and we’re around things that we can’t really do anything about… it’s the most helpless feeling that you’ll ever have… especially when there’s kids involved. andy will admit that 0 has been one of the most “trying in his career, “ here’s just some cases that you carry with you the rest of your life.” What keeps Randy motivatWeekly Publication ................................................................................................................................ ed and inspired is what gives him the most satisfaction at the end of each shift, “It’s knowing that I can go home and know that my kids are a little bit safer… and that your family is a little bit safer, and knowing that we did everything we could that day to make things better so all of our families don’t have to worry.” andy considers himself and his fellow officers very blessed to serve the community they do, “We are entirely blessed with our community… the way we are treated here and it’s not that way everywhere. As a police officer, it makes me very, very proud because that makes me feel like we are making that difference.” Randy started as a patrolman and through his dedication to serve and protect has been promoted through the ranks to now serve as the Chief Deputy for the County. He was recently selected by the Attorney General’s office as the aw nforcement Officer of the Y ear for Polk County but Randy was very q uick to share the honor with his fellow deputies, “They are just an outstanding group of guys. They are my family.” When asked about his future goals for his career, he said q uickly and humbly, “This is home. I plan to do this job for as long as I’m able.”

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UA Rich Mountain Foundation – Providing Opportunities and Growth BY LEANN DILBECK • editor@mypulsenews.com

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he University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Foundation is the philanthropic arm for a cornerstone institution that strives daily to change and improve lives and, thereby, the communities in which it serves. The UA Rich Mountain Foundation builds strong relationships within the private sector to provide invaluable resources through private donations and in-kind support for the purpose to accomplish the goals of the local college. Established in 1983, the Foundation is now a multi-million dollar thriving organization that awards multiple scholarships each year, providing opportunities to students of all ages throughout the region UA Rich Mountain serves. The UA Rich Mountain Foundation is directed by Tammy Y oung and governed by a 14 member Board of Directors, who serve three year terms with the option of serving a second term. The current Board is comprised of the following community/ civic leaders: John V acca – Chair, Dr. Hector Costamagna - V ice Chair, Al Gathright – Secretary, Dr. Phillip Wilson – Treasurer, David Alley, Charles “Bo” Collins, Mark Fretz, Brian Hensley, Joe L iles, Avel Mendoza, Damon Miller, Karen Mosier, Janee Sweeney, and Dr. Krystal Thrailkill. The Foundation is a recognized 501c3 organization, which means donations are tax deductible. Donations and contributions to the Foundation fund scholarships, provide needed e uipment or technology to a specific program or classroom, or support cultural programs and foster diverse ideas that cultivate meaningful experiences for students and communities. In the 2016-2017 year, the Foundation administered an impressive 115 scholarships totaling over $69,000 to deserving students throughout Polk, Scott, and Montgomery counties. The growth of the Foundation over the years demonstrates the community’s support of the College’s performance and goals. The generous contributors to the Foundation understand that gifts administered through the Foundation are far reaching and that the value goes beyond helping one person, one classroom, or enriching one experience. Currently, the Foundation is about to kick off their campaign opener and will be hosting Nashville recording artist for “An Evening with Steve Azar” on October 12 at the Ouachita Center. The event starts at 6: 30 p.m. Tickets will be available through September 29. For more information about the event, contact Tammy Y oung or Jessie Barr at 4 7 9-394 -7 622 ext. 1220 or 1221 or by emailing foundation@ uarichmountain.edu. “The annual campaign opener is a fun, social event highlighting student scholarship testimonials, donor recognition, and how your support effects the College’s growth. Through the generous support of our donors, we continue to see the q uality of life for our students and community impacted in a positive way,” stated Y oung. For more information about the UA Rich Mountain Foundation, visit www.uarichmountain.edu/ foundation.

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Thursday, 9/28 • 7:00 a.m. until sold out – The Polk ounty armer s arket 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. • 10:30 a.m. – Gator & Friends will be performing at The Mena Senior

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Center. • 11:30 a.m. – Rotary Club of Mena/Polk County will meet at Papa’s Mexican Café. Contact Sue Cavner at 234-5844 or Linda Rowe at 234-2575 for more info. • 12:00 p.m. – 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. pm th treet inistries will have a free dinner and fellowship in the 9th Street Ministries building. • 5:30 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous Women s eeting at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy, 71, S., Mena. 479216-4606 or 479-243-0297. • 5:30 p.m. – Weight Watchers meets at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Family Life Center. Call 479-234-2297 for more information. • 6:00 p.m. – Live Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music in the Daisy Room at Janssen Ave Florist. • 7:00 p.m. – Amputee Support Group meets at First Christian Church. Call Laura at 479385-5130 for more information. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the

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COOKOUT will be held on September 29 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Grilled hamburger, drink, cookie, chips for $6. Pre-orders and large orders call ahead to 479-234-6119 or 479-234-0741. will close their Li-HEAP program on September 29. Call 479-229-4861 for more information. Fundraiser and Business Meeting at the fire department on September 30 at 5 p.m. on October 7 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at American Legion in Acorn. presented by Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Hwy. 71 North in Acorn on September 30. Full day of activities and food. All are welcome.

ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297. Friday, 9/29 am pm irst nite ethodist Church will host an Indoor Yard Sale. • 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. pm he ions eetings are held in the Lions Club House on Highway 71 South. • 2:00 p.m. – Reservoir Hike at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet at the Reservoir Trailhead. • 5:30 p.m. – Slithering Snakes at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet in the Hearth Room. • 6:45 p.m. – Sunset Hike at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet beside the telescopes. • 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, 9/30 am pm irst nite ethodist Church will host an Indoor Yard Sale. • 7:00 a.m. until sold out – The Polk County armer s arket is open next to the Mena Depot. • 9:00 a.m. – Cossatot River State Park will host Skins and Skulls. Meet at the Legacy Room in the Visitor Center. • 10:00 a.m. – Learn The Bear Facts at Cossatot River State Park. Meet at the Legacy Room in the Visitor Center. • 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. • 2:00 p.m. – Wonder House Tour at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Meet at the Wonder House. • 2:30 p.m. – Kick & Pick at Cossatot River State Park. Snorkel equipment provided. Wear swim appropriate clothing. Minimum age is 6. Meet at the Sandbar Parking Lot. • 5:00 p.m. – Queen Wilhelmina State Park will present Black Bears. Meet in the Hearth Room. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. pm mores at ueen ilhelmina State Park. Meet at the Picnic Area. • 7:30 p.m. – Hope and Inspiration Concert at Ouachita Little Theatre, 610 Mena Street, to benefit hurricane relief. Admission of $10 will go towards charity of audience choice. • 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, 10/1 • 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.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. • 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. pm irst nite etho ist hurch in Mena will host a Blessing of the Animals. Bring your pets, meet new people. • 3:00 p.m. – Sulphur Springs Church will have worship. pm nite etho ist outh roup at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. on ay • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library will be open. pm ena e enth ay Adventist Church Food Pantry at 149 Polk Road 43, across from Fairgrounds. Non-perishable food, personal care items, and nutritional help. Everyone will be served. • 6:00 p.m. – Polk County Fair & Rodeo meets at the Fairgrounds. • 6:00 p.m. – PCVO Bingo at American Legion Building, Hwy 71 N., Acorn. • 6:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America Troop 92 meets at First United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. pm ha y ro e business and training meeting. • 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. pm otter meeting at the Fire Station. pm corn meeting will be at the Fire House. pm ena mblem lub meets at the Elks Lodge. Tuesday, 10/3 • 7:00 a.m. until sold out – The Polk County armer s arket is open next to the Mena Depot. • 8:00 a.m. – The Reynolds Gardner Community en s reakfast at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Polk County Family ission 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. am pm rt ay 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. pm pm he atfiel 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. – Country and Gospel music is played at the Polk County Housing Authority Community Room. • 6:00 p.m. – Sons of Confederate Veterans meet at the Limetree Restaurant for their monthly meeting. Old Washington State Park Interpreter will be the guest speaker. • 7:00 p.m. – Al-Anon for the families of addicts and alcoholics will meet at the ABC Club. meets for pm allas alley training at the Fire House. • 7:00 p.m. – Acorn Fire & Rescue meets at the Fire Department. • 8:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at First United Methodist Church, 9th & Port Arthur. 479-234-2887 or 479-234-3043. Wednesday, 10/4 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Humane Society of the Ouachitas is open at 366 Polk Road 50. pm he mergency arning sirens will be tested in Hatfield, Wickes, Grannis, Vandervoort, Cove, and Mena. • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Cove Branch Library is open. pm he ena irst nite etho ist 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 outh inistries meets at Mena Church of God Hwy 88 East. pm allas enue aptist hurch offers Discovery Kids – Kindergarten Thru 5th Grade; Collide Youth Ministry – 6th Thru 12th Grades; and Adult Bible Study. • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Trek and Varsity for Middle and High School students at Grace Bible Church, 1911 Hwy 71 N. Mena. All Area Middle and High School students are welcome. • 7:00 p.m. – Alcoholics Anonymous at the ABC Club across from Chopping Block, 1159 Hwy 71, S., Mena. 479-216-4606 or 479-2430297.


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On first down from the one yard line, and S football and baseball commit, aden ill threw a yard touchdown pass to Patrick Christopher. Molock’s point-after-attempt split the uprights to make the score 3- with 5 left in first half. Both teams went scoreless on their fifth offensive possessions, but on Ashdown’s sixth, on second and eight from the 3 yard line, ill threw a yard touchdown pass to elson. Molock made the point-after-attempt, making the score 3-35 with 3 35 left in the second uarter. Ashdown’s defense forced the Bearcats to punt again on their seventh offensive possession, and after a bad punt, the Panthers took over on the Mena 3 yard line. After three plays on their seventh offensive possession, on first and 0 at the yard line, ill threw another touchdown pass, this time to 0 Green. After another made point-after-attempt, the Panthers led 3- with 3. seconds left in the first half. he second uarter clock expired during the kickoff return, to make the score 3- in favor of the Ashdown Panthers at halftime. Mena received the ball to start the second half, with the mercy rule continuous clock in affect. he Bearcats drove all the way from their own 3 to the Ashdown three yard line, where prospect ustin ean ran into the end zone for a three yard Bearcat touchdown run. 5 ua’s point-after-attempt split the uprights for Mena, to make the score 0- with 0 left in the third uarter. he Panthers eighth offensive possession went into the fourth and final uarter, as Ashdown drove from their own to their own before 0 Green took the handoff and ran 5 yards for a Panther touchdown. Following Molock’s made point-after-attempt for Ashdown, the Panthers led 0- with left in the game. Both Mena and Ashdown stayed scoreless for the remainder of the game, making the final score 0- in favor of the Panthers from Ashdown. Mena will travel to Malvern this Friday, September th, to take on the eopards -3 . he eopards will come into Friday’s game following a week one loss to Glen ose -3 , a week two loss to ake amilton 5 - , a week three win against akeside -5 , and a week four loss against Bauxite 53- . ast season, the Bearcats defeated Malvern at Bearcat Stadium by a score of 5- . ickoff for this Friday’s matchup in Malvern is set for 00pm. If you can’t make it to the game, make sure to tune in on O 05.3 by downloading the app or catching the stream at MyPulse ews.com.

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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 September 17, 2017 Report was taken of a shoplifter at a local retail store. Case is pending further investigation, review of surveillance tape, and identification and location of suspect. Report was made of a verbal dispute between a local man and his mother-inlaw. No charges were filed. September 18, 2017 A local man reported that someone had stolen his son’s bicycle from their yard. The bike was later located and returned to the owner. Shawn Keith Fender, 47, of Mena was arrested on two outstanding warrants from the Mena Police Department for failure to pay fines and court costs. Jordan Lee Dodds, 19, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Mena Police Department. September 19, 2017 Robin Matheson, 50, of Mena was charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine or cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest followed a traffic stop. Report was taken of two shoplifters at a local retail store. Case is pending further review of surveillance tapes. Report was made of a laptop computer being stolen from a van while it was fueling at a local gas station. After review of surveillance tapes, the suspect was identified. The laptop was located and returned to the owner. The suspect himself has still not been located, but an arrest is expected to be made. September 20, 2017 No criminal reports filed. September 21, 2017 Michael Tyrail Higgins, 31, of Mena was charged with aggravated assault, possession with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, second degree battery, theft by receiving, resisting

arrest, obstructing governmental operations, eeing in a vehicle, two counts of criminal mischief, and having a suspended driver’s license. September 22, 2107 Bessielynn S. Cuellar, 36, of Mena was arrested on four outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines and court costs. One was from the Mena police and three from the Polk County Sheriff. Report was made of the theft of fuel from a local station. Case is pending review of surveillance tapes. September 23, 2017 Vicky Lee Franz, 54, of Mena was charged with public intoxication, eeing, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. The arrest followed a call to a local neighborhood. Stephen Allen Carney, 29, of Mena was charged with DW , having no driver’s license, and running a stop sign.

olk ounty heriff s epartment September 18, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 41 South near Potter of the violation of an Order of Protection. nformation has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant on Polk 627 near Mena of computer fraud, totaling losses at $758.00. Arrested was Wesley H. Henry, Jr., 33, of Cartwright, OK, on a Warrant for nternet Stalking of a Child. Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Brandon D. Stowe, 20, of Smithville, OK, on a Charge of Possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance and a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. September 19, 2017 Arrested was Jessica P. Medina, 34, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Brandon W. Rose, 19, of Boles, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. September 20, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 22 near Cove of a missing chain, used to secure a fence. Report of a domestic disturbance on Polk 24 near Cove led to the arrest of Jeff N. Robinson, 47, of Wickes, on a Warrant for Domestic Battery 3rd Degree. Arrested by a trooper with the Arkan-

sas State Police was Alban R. Beckwith, 25, of Mena, on Charges of Fleeing, Speeding, No Seatbelt, Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, No Liability Insurance and Fees for Registration & Licensing of Motor Vehicles. September 21, 2017 Report from complainant on Carter Creek Lane near Mena of financial identity theft. nvestigation continues. Report of harassment towards a 17-year-old by an adult acquaintance. Investigation continues. Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Brett R. Gentry, 48, of Grannis, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. September 22, 2017 Report of a disturbance on Polk 24 near Cove. Deputy responded. nformation has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Traffic stop led to the arrest of Billy R. Sockey, 39, of Mena, on Charges of No Liability nsurance and Failure to Register a Vehicle. Arrested was Bradley J. Bates, 52, on a Body Attachment Warrant.

September 23, 2017 Arrested was Eric W. Thacker, 29, of Mena, on a Warrant for Felony Failure to Appear. September 24, 2017 Report of a disturbance on Polk 24 near Cove led to the arrest of Neisha F. Wikel, 24, of Cove, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. Arrested was Rachel R. Tarkinton-Wolf, 20, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Nathan M. Abell, 30, of Mena, on Charges of DW Drugs, Careless/Prohibited Driving, Littering, No Seatbelt, Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, Refusal to Submit and a Warrant for Failure to Appear. Report from a Wickes woman of a missing 14-year-old female. The juvenile was later located and returned to the custody of a parent/guardian. Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked two vehicle accidents this week. Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 25 ncarcerated nmates, with 10 nmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.


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For Rent – Small Mobile Home. One Person. Furnished. Bills Paid. $350 a month. For Sale – 2 ½ Acres with 3 bedroom House. Furnished. 9 RV Spots. Good Income. $59,500. 870-389-6224. Hatfield. 10/4

Yard Sale – Men’s/Women’s Clothes, various household items, and ’98 grand Marquis. 714 Meadowbrook Dr. 9/299/30. 9/27 aniel s arpentry and Painting, home repair, decks, fence rows, underpinning, etc. Also lawn and garden work. Call 479216-1101 or 479-216-2299. 10/18 ouse leaning handy man, odds and end jobs, comparable pricing, experienced, references. Call or text 479-2341909. 10/4 ooking for a room to rent: Senior male, non-smoking, Christian, CMA member. Looking for a bedroom to rent in Mena, AR, within walking distance of food. No cats please. Kitchen privileges a plus. 216-9642 Barry. 10/4

Dan & Linda Deramus, Kerin Wade, Jeff Flanigan, Bob Miller, Jami Miller, Clint Buck, Tim & Ananda Martin, Ryan & Kalyn Lee, Jeremiah Brewer

J&N Dozer- Trackhoe, Backhoe, Dump Truck, Ponds, Pads, Clearing, Roads, Hauling, Rich Top Soil, Fill Dirt, Shale, Gravel. Dozer operator Randy Egger, over 30 years’ experience. We appreciate your Business Call 479-234-1357 TFN

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ooking for a job: Senior male, non-smoking, Christian, CMA member. Highly skilled with computers. Looking for a job in Mena, AR, either part time or full time. 216-9642 Barry. 10/4

1168 Hwy 71 South, Mena

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uge arage Sale from move. Too many items to list. Must see plants. 402 Gann St. Thurs, Fri, & Sat, 9/28-9/30. 479-2346952. 9/27

lean an comfortable housing since 1969, J. Ray & Maria’s MH Park and Rentals. Hwy 71 North, Mena, AR. 479-216-3085 TFN

af Mena Mini Mall. Sherwood Ave. Mon-Wed 8am-3pm. Fri-Sat 8am3pm. Closed Thursdays. Mon Burger $2.75 Daily. House Special – hash brown topped w/ egg – meat - cheese toasted. $6.00. Homemade salads - fresh hash browns. All day waf e & egg $2.35. Biscuit & Gravy $3.65. 10/4 /Yard Sale – Friday & Saturday, Oct. 6-7. From 8:00 to 5:00 on South Eaton in Grannis, Arkansas. Just follow the posted signs off Hwy. 71 for less than mile. Wide selection of quality tools, housewares, home décor, quilts, men’s & women’s clothing, and much more Cash only. No checks. 10/4

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o ailable in Mena and Surrounding Areas – Christian Singles Group. f you are single and would like to fellowship with other Christians – men & women, no age limit, please text or call the following number for more information. Sharon. 479-234-0865. 10/11 ugan a n Care Fall and Winter services. Shrub and hedged trimming, ower bed 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 obile park in Hatfield has a 2 bedroom w/ central heat and air, stove and refrigerator furnish. All electric for $300 a month w/ Hatfield City Water. f interested call 479-234-8223 or 479-234-1502. 9/27

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