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Arkansas Students Make the Grade

BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – A recent report by the Arkansas Higher Education Department indicates that incoming students are better prepared for college level courses than they were in the past several years. According to records compiled by the state-supported colleges and universities, 43.2 percent of students had to take remedial classes last year. That is ...

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Menus for County Schools – Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Cinammon Toast Crunch, Toast, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Chicken Quesadilla, Tortilla Chips & Salsa, Refried Beans, Oranges,  Milk; Choice: Hamburger, Tortilla Chips & Salsa, Refried Beans, Oranges, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Pancake, Sausage Link, Juice, Milk Lunch: Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cheese Biscuit, Apples,  Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Ham & Cheese Combo, Graham Crackers, Applesauce Cup, Juice, Milk Lunch: Hot Ham & ...

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Menus for County Schools – Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Biscuit, Gravy, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Turkey Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Snickerdoodle Cookies (6-12), Pineapple Tidbits, Hot Roll, Milk; Choice: Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Baby Carrots, Snickerdoodle Cookies, Pineapple Tidbits, Hot Roll, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Cereal, Juice, Milk Lunch: Chili, Cheese, Cornbread, Crackers, Cherry Tomatoes, Celery, Oranges,  Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:Breakfast Pizza, Banana, Juice, Milk Lunch: Country Fried ...

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Menus for County Schools – Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Pancake Sausage on a Stick, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Corn Dog, Garden Spinach Salad, French Fries, Cherry Cobbler, Milk; Choice: Turkey Sandwich, Lettuce & Tomato, French Fries, Cherry Cobbler, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Breakfast Bar, Pop Tart, Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Potatoes/Gravy, Broccoli, Roll, Strawberries/Bananas,  Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:Sausage Roll, Apple Wedges, Juice, Milk Lunch: Soft Taco, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Salsa, ...

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Menus for County Schools – Monday, February 3, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Pancake Sausage on a Stick, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Taco Soup w/Crackers, W/G Oatmeal Cookie, Broccoli, Sliced Pears, Milk; Choice: Burrito w/Cheese Sauce, W/G Oatmeal Cookie, Broccoli, Sliced Pears, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Juice, Milk Lunch: Hamburger, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Oven Fries, Rice Crispy Bar, Fruit,  Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Biscuit & Gravy, Peach Cup, Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Strips, Macaroni ...

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Menus for County Schools – Friday, January 31, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Blueberry Elfin Loaf, Yogurt, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Country Style Beef Pattie, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Steamed Broccoli, Oatmeal Roll(6-12), Banana, Milk; Choice: Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Steamed Broccoli, Oatmeal Roll(6-12), Banana, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Sausage Gravy, Chocolate Gravy, Biscuit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, Lettuce, Tomato, Broccoli, Grapes, Chocolate Chip Cookie,  Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Pancake on a ...

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Cotton Statement on the Farm Bill Conference Report

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) today released the following statement on the Farm Bill Conference Report: “Growing up on a farm in Yell County, I learned a simple lesson: you can’t spend more than you take in.  That’s why I’ve worked hard to protect Arkansas taxpayers and that’s why I can’t support the food-stamp bill.  This bill spends too much ...

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Helium Shortage Posing Challenges for Florists

BY TOSHA LANCE – Anyone who has tried to purchase party-balloons lately may have noticed that it’s becoming increasingly harder to find a retailer who has helium readily available. Thanks to a continent wide helium shortage, major suppliers have been forced to ration the gas, leaving more than just the balloon industry with a dilemma. According to the U.S. Bureau ...

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Menus for County Schools – Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Maple Burst Pancake, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Turkey & Cheese Sub Sandwich, French Fries, Lettuce & Tomato, Peaches, Milk; Choice: Mini Corndogs,  French Fries, Pickle Spears, Peaches, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Sausage/Egg/Cheese Sliders, Juice, Milk Lunch: Italtian Pasta Bake, Green Beans, Baby Carrots, Apple Sauce, Brownie, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:Cheese Omelet, Super Donut, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, ...

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James and Faye Harnar

BY JACLYN ROSE – James Harnar was born in Mississippi in April of 1927. When he was a young man his family chose to head west and settle in Grover City, California.  He made the trip on the back of a flatbed truck with an old dog.  James, along with his mother, step-father and several siblings did not have money ...

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