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Kesterson Named Manager of Beasley Wood Funeral Home

Richard Myhand, Director of Operations for Beasley Wood Funeral Home, has named Sonja Kesterson as Manager of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home in Mena. Kesterson, a life-long resident of Polk County, has been serving families through the funeral home since 1993 and is looking forward to her new role. Myhand expressed his complete confidence in Kesterson. Beasley Wood Funeral Home ...

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Menus for County Schools: Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Pancake, Sausage Milk, Applesauce, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Angel Biscuits, Strawberries & Bananas, Milk;  Choice: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Angel Biscuits, Strawberries & Bananas, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Noodle Soup, Cheese Toast, Crackers, Tossed Salad, Fruit, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Sausage ...

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Tarnowsky – Liles to Wed

La Donna and Craig Mohr of Mena, would like to announce the engagement and up coming Nuptials of their daughter, Lindsay Blair Tarnowsky to Caleb Aaron Liles, son of Todd and Rene Liles, of Sheridan, Arkansas. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Mena High School, and 2013 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. The groom is a 2005 ...

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Arkansas’ Rice Economy

BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL – Rice is the most popular grain worldwide, feeding over half of the population.  And over half of all the rice produced in the United States is harvested right here in Arkansas. Out of Arkansas’s 75 counties, 50 of them contain rice fields.  Since September is National Rice Month, we would like to take this ...

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Ladycats Classic

All tournament team selections were from the Ladycat Classic were Macy Brotherton, Bailey Bunch,  Rachel Wood, and Daryan Torix.

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Gilbert Raises Money for Needy Animals

Alaina Gilbert is a young lady who saw a need and stepped up to meet it when she had her own lemonade stand recently and successfully raised $258.78 for the local humane society. Her hard work and volunteerism is responsible for purchasing 250 lbs. of dog food,
200 lbs. of cat food,
15 squeaky dog toys,
10 cat toys,
10 rope dog toys,
4 large ...

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Vandervoort Elementary Celebrates Grandparents’ Day

Vandervoort Elementary held their annual Grandparents Day Program on Friday, September 5th. Over 139 grandparents and guests were served refreshments and were entertained by students Preschool through 6th grade with songs, poems and readings of special memories. Grandparents were also honored with door prizes donated by Vandervoort Elementary faculty and staff.

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Mena Schools Accepting Applications for B.E.Y.O.N.D. Program

Mena Public Schools will be offering free after school care for 5-8th grade students.  They will provide free academic help, free snack and dinner, and free activities each day.  The students will also have the ability to earn points for free Saturday field trips.  The transportation will be free and they will be home at 5:30 p.m.. If you are ...

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Ladycat Classic Victory

Mena’s Ladycat Volleyball team was victorious during Saturday’s Ladycat Classic played at the Union Bank Center. The team overcame a first game defeat to come back and win the next 2 against a strong Paris team to claim the trophy. Catch the Ladycats LIVE in action on the web this Thursday, September 11, on MyPulseNews TV as they host Jessieville.

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Menus for County Schools: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Diced Peaches, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Chili, Crackers, Celery & Cucumbers, Cinnamon Roll, Orange Smiles, Milk;  No Choice Line   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Cereal, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Sub Sandwich, Sweet Potato Fries, Lettuce/Tomato, Fruit, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Ham & Cheese Combo, Apple Wedges, Juice, Milk Lunch: Fish, Potato Wedges, Broccoli w/ Dressing, Peaches, Milk

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