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State Studies Results of ACT Scores

SUBMITTED BY THE OFFICE OF SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE –  LITTLE ROCK – The ACT is the most important standardized test for high school students in Arkansas, and every year parents and educators anticipate the releasing of test scores to see how our students are performing. In the past decade Arkansas students have shown steady improvement because more of them are ...

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School Lunch Menus: September 11-15, 2017

Acorn Public Schools: Monday: Breakfast: Variety cereal, bacon, egg & cheese biscuit, parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Bean & cheese burrito w/ chili topping, beef nachos, spanish rice, refried beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. High School: Bean & cheese burrito w/ chili topping, beef nachos, pizza, baked potato bar, spanish rice, refried beans, fruit, salad bar, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast: Variety cereal, ...

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MRHS Expands Mental Health Services

SUBMITTED – Mena Regional Health System is pleased to announce that Doris Hastey will join Cedar Haven as a board certified Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner beginning September 11, 2017.  Working in behavioral health for the last 14 years as a staff nurse and then as nurse manager of our 12 bed geriatric behavior unit, she brings experience, expertise and excellence ...

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Mena Regional Health Center Welcomes Pediatrician to the Medical Staff

SUBMITTED – Mena Regional Health System has welcomed Pediatrician Joseph A. Aldrich, D.O., FACOP, FAAP.  Dr. Aldrich graduated from the Kansas City College of osteopathic Medicine, now known as the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience in 1974. He also completed his Rotating Internship Pediatric Residency and at the same institution.  He served two years active duty in the ...

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Gary Don Claborn

Gary Don Claborn, age 63, of Mena, Arkansas passed away, Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. He was born on Tuesday, August 31, 1954 to William Albert and Betty Jo Ball Claborn in Frederick, Oklahoma. Gary was a Godly man and served the Lord with all his heart.  He was a member of the ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: August 28 – September 3, 2017

August 28, 2017 Traffic stop on Polk 38 near Hatfield led to the arrest of Greg D. Brewer, 48, of Mena, on a Body Attachment Warrant. Report of a disturbance on Polk 256 near Wickes led to the arrest of Lawrence E. Houser, 30, of Wickes, on Charges of Disorderly Conduct and Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree. Report from complainant on ...

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Mena Police Department: August 27 – September 2, 2017

August 27, 2017 Debra Beshears, 46, of Mena was arrested on two outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines and court costs. Kyle Woody, 22, of Mena was charged with public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The arrest followed a call to a local neighborhood after report of a disturbance was received. Report was made of the theft of two ...

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Moments from America’s History – Never Give Up!

BY JEFF OLSON – H.D. was born on September 9, 1890 in Henryville, Indiana. When he was six years old, his father passed away leaving him to cook and care for his siblings. In seventh grade he dropped out of school and left home to go work as a farmhand. While he was a bold young man with a strong ...

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Whitley Lind Photography – Focusing on You!

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – It has been said that a photograph is like the pause button of life. A photograph captures a moment in time so that the moment can be enjoyed years later. Photographers dream of capturing the moment that perfectly portrays the essence of their subject. Alfred Eisenstaedt once said, “It is more important to click with people ...

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Doris Hastey – Advocating and Empowering the Vulnerable

BY LEANN DILBECK – Being an effective nurse requires not only a very special skill set, but a heart that is motivated by compassion and a discipline to always put the patients’ needs first. No one would argue that the field isn’t demanding, both mentally and physically, and is best served by those who believe that they’ve been called to ...

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