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Sorghum Festival in Mount Ida

BY ZOIE CLIFT  | ARKANSAS PARKS & TOURISM The festival takes visitors back to the days when most families grew a field of cane and made their sorghum every fall. Sorghum, or molasses as it is sometimes called, was a staple in most families that carried them through the winter. The tradition takes center stage on the museum grounds each ...

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JOLT Names Cast for 2013 Holiday Play

BY LARRY BLOCK – Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT) President, and director of this year’s JOLT holiday play, Morgan Richmond, has completed a two-day audition, and has named the cast for this year’s performance. “Instead of doing one big play, we are doing two shorter plays, plus some other individual short performances,” she commented. “The two plays we have selected, ...

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Reception for Christmas Gift Show at Mena Art Gallery

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On Saturday, November 2, from 1 to 3 pm, there will be a reception at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, to formally open the 2013 Christmas Gift Show. There will be work in almost any media, including oil painting, pastels, watercolor, pen and ink, three-dimensional work, jewelry, and fiber arts. And probably at least ...

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Menus for County Schools – Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Biscuit & Gravy, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Beef & Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Snickerdoodle Cookies, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk Choice: Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Baby Carrots, Snickerdoodle Cookies, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:  Cereal, Juice, Milk Lunch: Taco Burger, Refried Beans, Coleslaw, Pears, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:  Biscuit & Gravy, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Sub Sandwich, ...

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Boozman, Crawford, Griffin, Womack, and Cotton Formally Voice Concerns

Regarding Health-Insurance Availability and Affordability Washington, D.C. —Today, Senator John Boozman, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Tom Cotton (AR-4) sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius expressing concern about the impact of Obamacare on the availability and affordability of health-insurance plans in Arkansas. “We are now seeing ...

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Menus for County Schools – Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Waffle Sticks, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Corn Dog, Garden Spinach Salad, French Fries, Apples, Milk Choice: Turkey Sandwich, Lettuce & Tomato, French Fries, Apple Wedges, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:  Breakfast Bar, Pop Tart, Juice, Milk Lunch:  Pepperoni Pizza, Salad, Garlic Bread Stick w/Sauce, Banana, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:  Pancake on a Stick, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Fajita, Lettuce ...

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Menus for County Schools – Monday, October 28, 2013

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Pancake, Sausage, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Taco Soup, Crackers, Fresh Broccoli, Sliced Pears, Milk Choice: Burrito w/Cheese, Fresh Broccoli, Sliced Pears, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:  Breakfast Bagel, Juice, Milk Lunch:  Hot Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, Potato Wedges, Broccoli, Grapes, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:  Cheese Omelet, Super Donut, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Hamburger, French Fries, ...

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Bearcats Cross Country Team Competes at Lake Hamilton Invitational

Mena’s Cross Country Team competed in the Lake Hamilton Invitational held at Oaklawn Racetrack on Saturday, October 19.  All divisions included students from all Class A schools up to Class 7A. Senior Vanessa Parnell placed 29th in her race that had more than 235 high school girls. Freshman Clint Buck placed 138th in the high school boys division that had ...

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Students at HHE Learn Science with Food

Ms. Graves’ fourth grade science class is studying vascular plants (plants with tubes). The class conducted an experiment using celery and food coloring to discover that the tubes carried the colored water up the celery stalks and to the leaves.  Students are pictured zooming in on their discoveries at Holly Harshman Elementary.

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Check-in Date for Christmas Gift Show Art Work

BY BARBARA M TOBIAS – Yes, I know you’re not ready for the holidays to be upon us—neither am I. But October 30 is the check-in date if you want to enter some of your work in the Mena Art Gallery’s annual Christmas Gift Show. We will be accepting entries from 10 am till 4 pm on that day. The ...

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