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School Lunch Menus: October 2-6, 2017

Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: Variety cereal, super donut, parfait, apples, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Bean and cheese burrito, frito chili pie, refried beans, spanish rice, bananas, salad bar, juice, milk. High School: Bean and cheese burrito, frito chili pie, spanish rice, refried beans, baked potato bar, bananas, salad bar, juice, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Variety cereal, parfait, cinnamon roll, sausage ...

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Local Family Purchases Beasley Wood Funeral Home

BY MELANIE WADE – For the first time in more than 40 years, Beasley Wood Funeral Home is completely locally hometown family owned. As of September 1, 2017, Sonja Kesterson is the official owner after working in every position, with the exception of embalmer, for 24 years. Kesterson, along with her family, are lifelong residents of Polk County. She began ...

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Local XCountry Teams Compete In Mansfield Invitational

BY EASTON LEONARD – Saturday, September 23rd, the local Mena and Acorn High School Cross-Country teams competed in the Mansfield Invitational meet. In the Senior High Boys 5,000 Meter Run, Robert McIntyre of Mena finished in first place, while Cross Hughes of Acorn took third place. Faith Hill of Acorn High School came in third place in the Senior High ...

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Ladycats Take Down Charleston

Last Thursday night, September 21st, Mena Volleyball hosted the Charleston Tigers at the Union Bank Center. The Junior Varsity Ladycats kicked off the night’s action in a best-of-three-sets match. In the first set, the Ladycats pulled away early and didn’t keep it close at all, winning by a score of 25-5. The Ladycats won the closer second set, 25-20, completing ...

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Bearcats Suffer 49-10 Loss Versus Ashdown

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Friday, September 22nd, the Mena Bearcats (3-1) football team hosted the Ashdown Panthers (4-0) at Bearcat Stadium in the Hootens.com 4A Game of the Week. The Panthers of Ashdown won the coin toss and chose to receive the ball to start the game. Lua’s opening kickoff for the Bearcats was caught by #9 Anthony Nelson ...

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Mena Golf Crowned 7-4A Conference Champs

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 Broderson, Daniel Davis, Jack Hunter, Austin ...

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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 ...

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Trinity Lutheran Receives New Pastor

SUBMITTED – Mena’s historic Trinity Lutheran 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 Vacancy Pastor.  He also served the congregation in 2009 for about 4 months. Pastor Henning, his wife, Janet, and their three children, Christopher 18, ...

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Richard Bernard Bismark

Mr. Richard Bernard Bismark, age 89, of Cove passed away September 26, 2017 at his home surrounded by those he loved. Richard was born to the late Werner Bismark and the late Gertrude Kindler Bismark. He was married to Jean Ware Bismark for 14 years. Mr. Bismark served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He also served ...

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Area Students Pray for their Schools During the Annual See you at the Pole

BY LEANN DILBECK – Students from Acorn, Mena, and Cossatot River joined with others across the county and nation for the annual See You at the Pole event.  This year’s highlighted scripture was from Hebrews 12:2 – Let us fix our eyes on Jesus. The annual event first began with just a small group of teenagers in Burleson, Texas, who came together ...

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