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Acorn Archery Competes in ANASP Region 9 Competition

February 10, 2018, Acorn Middle School and High School Archery competed in the ANASP Region 9 Competition in Delight, AR.  Acorn High School placed 2nd in the High School division with a team score of 3182.  Middle School placed 5th with a team score of 2833.  There were 404 archers in attendance that day. In the High School division, Brody ...

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Eagles End Season With Loss To Genoa

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Tuesday night, February 13th, the Cossatot River senior boys basketball team took on the Genoa Central Dragons, in the quarter-finals of the 7-3A District Basketball Tournament at Cossatot River High School. The Dragons started the game off on a 7-0 run, forcing Cossatot to call a timeout with 5:53 left in the first quarter. Following ...

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Senators Put An End To Bearcats Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday night, February 12th, the Mena Bearcat senior boys basketball team traveled to Joe T. Robinson, to take on the hosting Senators, in the first round of the 7-4A Conference Basketball Tournament. The Bearcats kept Robinson fairly close in the opening quarter, as the Senators outscored Mena by only five, 13-8. Both teams played tight ...

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Ladycats Place Fourth At District; Headed To Regionals

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Monday night, February 12th, the Mena Ladycats basketball team took on the Robinson Lady Senators, in the first round of the 7-4A Conference Basketball Tournament, at Joe. T Robinson. In a low scoring first quarter, the Ladycats held Robinson to only five points, while scoring thirteen of their own, to take an eight point, 13-5, ...

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Lady Tigers & Tigers Finish District Runner-Up; Next Stop Dierks

This past week, the Acorn senior girls and senior boys basketball teams competed in the 1A 7 West District Basketball Tournament, hosted at Mount Ida High School. Following a first round bye and a semi-finals win over Dierks (68-24), the Lady Tigers moved onto the girls championship game against Kirby, who had wins over Umpire and Mount Ida. In a ...

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Acorn 4th Grade Lady Tigers Finish Spectacular Season

The Acorn fourth grade girls basketball team just finished up their very impressive season, with a record of 12-1. The Lady Tigers compete in the Tri-County League, which consists of teams from Acorn, Mena, Kirby, Oden, and Caddo Hills. With wins over Oden (26-2) and Caddo Hills (20-7), the young team from Acorn won their respective Tri-County League Championship. Adding ...

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Polk County Births

Miranda Wright and Robert Hardin, of Waldron, are the proud parents of a baby boy born on February 13th. Jodie and Lynn Slater, of Danville, are the proud parents of a baby boy born on February 15th. Rachel Zarate and Marcos Gutierrez, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on February 15th.

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Mena Police Department: February 11-15, 2018

February 11, 2018 Martin Calwell, age 18, of Mena, was arrested for Obstructing Governmental Operations, Possession of Schedule VI-less than 4oz, and Possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop for an inoperative brake light. Anthony Domingez, age 21, of Mena, was arrested for DWI 1st offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Driver’s License, and Inoperative Brake Light. Anastasia Jennings, ...

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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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