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The Love of Music Brings About Unique Friendships

BY LEANN DILBECK – Music has very many different meanings to people, regardless of the genre and regardless of the listener or the creator, it can serve as an outlet of emotions or as an expression. For four Mena children and their mentors, it has brought about a bond and friendships that wouldn’t normally get to happen. All four students ...

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Menus for County Schools – Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Biscuit & Gravy, 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 Bagel, Juice, Milk Lunch:  Chicken Strips, Macaroni & Cheese, Peas, Strawberries/Bananas, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Sausage Biscuit, Fruit, ...

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MHS Playwright Places in Statewide Competition

Young Playwright Allison Austin of Mena High School recently won the right to have a play that she wrote be performed at Henderson State University for a statewide Playwright Competition. Allison’s play, A Day in the Life of a Waitress, placed 1st Runner-Up. The play was performed by Ms. Kropp’s Theater Arts II class. Allison submitted her script last school ...

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Mena Competes in State Cross Country

On Saturday, November 9, the Mena Bearcats were represented by senior, Vanessa Parnell, and freshman, Clint Buck, in the Arkansas State Cross Country meet held at Oaklawn Racetrack in Hot Springs. Parnell, in the last race of her high school career, placed 5th in Class 4A with a personal best time of 20:29 in a race that held 88 high ...

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Menus for County Schools – Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Sausage Link, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Chili, Crackers, Celery & Cucumbers, Cinnamon Roll, Orange Smiles, Milk Choice: No choice line   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:  Cereal, Juice, Milk Lunch:  Pizza, Salad, Apple, Frozen Juice Cups, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Ham & Cheese Combo, Graham Crackers, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Steamed Vegetables, Pears, ...

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Ryan Announces Candidacy for Circuit Judge

Attorney and District Judge Jerry Ryan, of Mena, has announced his candidacy for Circuit Judge for the 18th West Judicial Circuit, which includes jurisdiction in Polk and Montgomery Counties. The election for this position will be held on May 20, 2014, and the position is for a six-year term as determined by Amendment 80 of the Arkansas Constitution. It will ...

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Saluting Our Veterans

BY U.S. SENATOR DR. JOHN BOOZMAN – The names of World War II battles etched into the granite memorial in our nation’s capital brought back memories for the nearly 80 members of the Greatest Generation who came to see the memorial dedicated to their sacrifice and service. I had the opportunity to experience the veterans’ first look at the WWII ...

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Menus for County Schools – Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Golden Graham Cereal, Toast, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Chicken Nuggets, Rice Pilaf, Winter Blend Vegetables, Wheat Roll (6-12), Peaches, Milk Choice: Chicken Stir Fry, Rice Pilaf, Winter Blend Vegetables, Wheat Roll, Peaches, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:  Fall Break, No School Lunch:  Fall Break, No School   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Cereal, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Soft Taco, Lettuce/Tomato, Cheese/Salsa, Refried Beans, ...

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Time to Order Your MHS Yearbook

Students of Mena High School – You should have received a yearbook order form by now from our yearbook company – Jostens.  This year you may purchase a discounted yearbook for $55 until November 20th.  On November 21st the price of the yearbook will be $60.  If you do not buy early and reserve your copy of the 2014 yearbook, ...

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OLT to Host Free Seniors Appreciation Show

BY LARRY BLOCK – The Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT), at 610 Mena St. is hosting a showcase performance for the community that particularly focuses on entertainment that will be appreciated by seniors, 60 and over, on Friday, November 15, at 7:30 PM, and they can attend for free. The admission price for anyone under 60 is $5.00. Advance reservations can ...

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