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School Lunch Menus: February 19-23, 2018

Acorn Public Schools: Monday NO SCHOOL Tuesday Breakfast: PreK: Breakfast, pizza, fruit, milk. Grades K-12: Variety cereal, breakfast pizza, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: PreK: Popcorn chicken, cornbread, potato wedges, fruit, milk. Grades K-5: Popcorn chicken, white bean chicken chili, cornbread, potato wedges, fruit, salad bar, milk. Grades 6-12: Popcorn chicken, white bean chicken chili, hamburger, cornbread, potato wedges, fruit, ...

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Polk County Births

Nora Murphy and Samuel Robinson, of Wickes, are the proud parents of a baby girl born on February 5th. Shennel and Brandon Deer, of Dierks, are the proud parents of a baby girl born on February 6th. Katlynn Hughes and Caleb Clausen, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl born on February 6th. Chloe and Robert Gurley, ...

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Lancaster Turns 100!

Genevieve Leslie Davis Lancaster celebrated her 100th birthday on February 9, 2018 at The Oaks Assisted Living Center, surrounding by her family and friends. She was born in Lake Charles, LA, and grew up there, along with several other places such as Nashville, TN, St. Augustine, FL, and Pineville, LA, where her father was caretaker of National Cemeteries in those ...

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Celebrating 100 Years

Ms. Dolly Hampton celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends on February 9, 2018 at Peachtree Assisted Living Center. Hampton was born in Page, Oklahoma and was raised in the Rich Mountain community. Hampton, and her late husband Elwood, have two daughters, five grandchildren, 15 great-greatchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. Five generations of her family are pictured with ...

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Cross Places in AT&T Sponsored EAST Challenge

SUBMITTED – Samuel Cross, 8th Grade Mena Middle School EAST student, received 3rd Place in the EAST Cyber Cipher Challenge by AT&T.  There were 42 entries from across the state.  Samuel received an award of a 32GB USB Drive. Mena Middle School EAST is preparing for EAST Conference which will be held in Hot Springs March 13-14.  Several current EAST ...

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Fender Blender Comes to Acorn

SUBMITTED – What is a “Fender Blender?” Ask any Acorn student in grades K-3 and they will tell you. Bridgett Martin, Polk County Extension Office Family and Consumer Science Specialist, visited Mrs. Rusert’s K-3 Science classes at Acorn Elementary School last week to help Kindergarten through third grade students learn the importance of exercise and healthy eating habits while making ...

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Acorn Elementary Students of the Month

Ouachita River School District’s Acorn Elementary has announced their January Students of the Month. The students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement, and good attendance. Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises provided lunch and games. Front Row: Summer Southwick, Kindergarten, daughter of Mark Southwick and Jolie Fielden; Marissa Husted, Kindergarten, daughter of Michael and Kristy Husted; ...

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Election Commission Seeks Volunteer Polling Workers

SUMBITTED – Elections are just around the corner and the Polk County Election Commission is asking for more volunteers that are interested in working at the polling places on Election Day or during Early Voting. Individuals that volunteer to work as an election official must be a resident and a registered voter of Polk County, must be willing to attend ...

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Let the Good Times Roll with February Cash Mob

It’s once again time for shopping and fun.  On Saturday, February 10, at 10 a.m., the Cash Mob sponsored by Mena Downtown Partners will be hosted by Chameleon Arts.  The theme for this month’s Mob is Mardi Gras. Mob’sters will enjoy coffee, refreshments, door prizes and games prior to the name of the shop to be ‘mobbed’ being drawn. Since ...

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Shelter Insurance® Foundation and Kenny Miller Sponsor Local High School Scholarship

This spring, the Shelter Insurance Foundation will award a $2000 scholarship to a graduate of Cossatot River High School.  Shelter Agent Kenny Miller sponsors and partially funds this scholarship. A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient.  The committee will consider each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and ...

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