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First National Bank Softball Team Claims Second

Girls 9-10 year age division softball team sponsored by 1st National Bank and coached by Amanda Holliday finished 2nd for the season in the Mena Youth Softball League.

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Mena Ranks in TOP 20 Best Places for Homeownership in Arkansas

As part of a state-by-state series, consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has analyzed the federal data and found the best places for homeownership in Arkansas – and Mena made the list, ranking in the top 20. “Arkansas’ best places for homeownership are spread all across the state, showing that conditions are right for homebuying in nearly every corner of Arkansas,” said ...

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Menus for County Schools – Monday, June 2, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Manager’s Choice Lunch: Main: Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Chips, Pickle Spears, Fruit, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Manager’s Choice Lunch: Manager’s Choice

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Menus for County Schools – Friday, May 30, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Blueberry Elfin Loaf, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Manager’s Choice Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Last Day Feast, Juice, Milk Lunch: Mixed Up Happy Day With All The Fixins!   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Manager’s Choice Lunch: Manager’s Choice

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Bell Explains Bills Introduced in Last Session

BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – I’m continuing the process of explaining bills that I introduced in the last general session. The next bill in the series is HB1892 which Gov. Beebe signed into law as Act 1056 of 2013. The bill passed the House 85-0 and passed the Senate 34-0 after a minor amendment.  Act 1056 allows the governmental ...

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Relay for Life Event Moved to CMA

SPECIAL TO THE PULSE BY RICHIE LAWRY The 2014 Relay For Life of Polk County celebration will he held May 30th starting at 6:00 P.M.  Due to the weather, organizers were forced to make the call Friday morning to move the event from Janssen Park in Mena to the CMA Iron Mountain Facility near Hatfield.  As in keeping with the ...

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Menus for County Schools – Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Cheerios, Toast, Juice, Milk Lunch: Louise Durham & Holly Harshman: Taco Sald, Salsa, Whole Grain Tortilla Chips, Great Northern Beans, Cookie, Fruit, Milk; Middle & High School: Manager’s Choice   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Cook’s Surprise, Juice, Milk Lunch: Sandwich, Fruit, Veggies, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Manager’s Choice Lunch: Manager’s Choice

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Kent Selected to Receive Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship

The Shelter Insurance® Foundation awarded a $2000 scholarship to Maegan Kent, a graduate of Mena High School.  Shelter Agent Telissa Montgomery sponsors and partially funds this scholarship. Beginning the fall after high school graduation Maegan  can direct the scholarship funds toward tuition, fees, or campus housing for any course of study leading to an academic degree at any accredited college ...

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Bell Receives Degrees at Washington and Lee University

Tori Bell, a 2010 graduate of Mena High School, received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with minors in Education Policy and Poverty and Human Capability Studies from Washington and Lee University during commencement exercises on May 22, 2014. At W&L, Tori was a member of many on campus organizations including Contact Committee, Traveller, Resident Advisors, and earned ...

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‘Planet X’ Lands at Acorn School Campus

From the Museum of Discovery, Planet X came to Acorn School recently.  Science students in grades 5-8 collected data as they completed hands-on investigations during interactive science activities.  Ten stations included earthquake building, robotics, rocket design, engine repair, laser refraction, solar energy production, airlift using Bernouli’s Principle, decoding incoming messages, and communication. These lab stations supported science frameworks learned in ...

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