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New Dean On Campus Of OBU

BY EASTON LEONARD – A new Dean is headed to the campus of Ouachita Baptist University. Justin Dean of Mena High School signed his letter of intent to further his football playing career at OBU, Wednesday morning, February 7th. Dean says he remembers playing football for the first time when he was seven or eight years old, when, “I would ...

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Bearcats Win Big Over Prescott

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Friday night, the Mena Bearcats (15-9, 8-3) senior high basketball team hosted the Prescott Curley Wolves (7-16, 6-8) at the Union Bank Center. In a close knit first quarter, the Curley Wolves came back to take a three point, 17-14, lead over Mena going into the second quarter. Both teams continued to stay close in ...

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2018 Softball Preview: Jackson State

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After consecutive seasons without postseason play, Jackson State heads into the 2018 season looking to reverse its fortunes and return to the level of championship contender. For third-year coach Darnell Walker, perhaps the most significant factor in the Lady Tigers’ success this season lies in the avoidance of sophomore slumps. With several newcomers receiving extended playing time, Jackson ...

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Acorn Jr. Boys Edge Out Jr. Outlaws

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday night, January 29th, the Acorn junior boys basketball team hosted the Dierks Jr. Outlaws at Acorn High School. The Jr. Tigers started the game on a 4-0 run, forcing Dierks to call a timeout with 3:53 left in the first quarter. Following the timeout, the Jr. Outlaws outscored Acorn 12-8, to tie the game ...

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Acorn Basketball Sweeps At Ouachita

BY EASTON LEONARD – Tuesday, January 30th, the Acorn Lady Tigers and senior boys basketball teams traveled to Ouachita High School to take on the Lady Warriors and Warriors. In the senior high girls game, Acorn outscored the Lady Warriors 29-25 in the first half, to take a four point lead into halftime. The Lady Tigers played just as close ...

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School Lunch Menus: February 5-9, 2018

Acorn Public Schools: Monday Breakfast: PreK: Pancake wrap, syrup, fruit, milk. Grades K-12: Variety cereal, pancake wrap, syrup, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: PreK: Beefy macaroni, roll, mashed potatoes, green peas, fruit, milk. Grades K-5: Beefy macaroni, popcorn chicken, roll, mashed potatoes, green peas, fruit, salad bar, milk. Grades 6-12: Choice of potato bar. Tuesday Breakfast: PreK: Variety cereal, fruit, ...

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Mount Ida No Problem For Acorn Jr. Basketball

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Tuesday, January 23rd, the Acorn Jr. Lady Tigers and Jr. Tigers hosted Mount Ida. Allowing Mount Ida to score zero points in the first quarter, the Jr. Lady Tigers outscored the Jr. Lady Lions 33-9 in the first half of the girls game. Acorn continued to extend their lead throughout the game, outscoring Mount Ida ...

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Jr. Ladycats Drop Close One To Ashdown

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday, January 22nd, the Mena Jr. Ladycats hosted the Ashdown Pantherettes at Jim Rackley Gymnasium. Prior to the junior high varsity game, the Junior High JV Ladycats blew out their opponents 31-5. In a very low scoring first quarter, Mena outscored the Scrapperettes by two, 4-2. Both teams continued to play good defense in the ...

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Jr. Lady Eagles Win Steve Martin Invitational

BY EASTON LEONARD – Over the weekend, on Saturday, January 27th, the Cossatot River Jr. Lady Eagles defeated the Acorn Jr. Lady Tigers 46-37, to win the Steve Martin Invitational basketball tournament, on campus of Dierks High School. Congratulations to both teams on great performances throughout the tournament.

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Jr. Bearcats Take Down Ashdown

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday, January 22nd, the Mena Jr. High Bearcats took on the Ashdown Jr. Panthers at Jim Rackley Gymnasium. Before the junior high varsity game, the Junior High JV Bearcats won a close one by six, 19-13. Mena took an early lead in a close ballgame in the first quarter, and managed to outscore the Panthers ...

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