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August, 2014

  • 17 August

    Menus for County Schools – Monday, August 18, 2014

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Super Donut, Applesauce, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Burrito w/ Cheese sauce, Lettuce & Tomatoes, Refried Beans, Salsa, Apple Wedges, Milk; Choice: Chicken Taco, Lettuce & Tomatoes, Refried Beans, Salsa, Apple Wedges, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Cereal, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Burrito, Corn, Salad, Fruit, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Grapes, Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Strips, Macaroni & Cheese, Tossed ...

  • 12 August

    A’s Conclude Successful Travel Season

    The Mena All Star 11/12 year old baseball team- the A’s- finished their 2014 travel season as Runner Ups in the Dixie Youth Baseball Majors State Baseball Tournament on Monday, July 28th, 2014. Coached by Anthony Efird, Ryan Gilbert and Richard Castor- the A’s competed against other teams from all over the state during the 4 day tournament. The Mena ...

  • 12 August

    Country Express and Arvest Bank Plan Fundraiser For MHS

    Country Express and Arvest Bank will hold a fund raiser to support the Marching Bearcat Band and the Bearcat Booster Club on Friday, Sept 12. The fundraiser which will be split equally between the band and booster club will feature a catfish dinner with all the trimmings.  The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. and continue until kickoff of the ...

  • 12 August

    Bearcat Foundation Scholarship Recipients

    Maddison Sherrer and Natalie Rose are the recipients of the 2014 Bearcat Foundation Scholarships.  Maddison is attending University of the Ozarks and Natalie will be attending Tyler Jr. College.  The winners are pictured with Bearcat Foundation representatives P.T. Plunkett and Mandy Godfrey.

  • 10 August

    O.S.M.A. Promotes First Student Beyond White Belt

    SUBMITTED TO THE PULSE BY RANDY WEBSTER – Sunday, June 1st, saw a milestone for the Ouachita Society of Martial Arts.  Connor McConnell tested for 7th kyu and moved from the beginner (white belt) ranks into intermediate training (colored belts).  Connor is the first student to make that transition under the guidance of Sensei Scott and Sifu Milligan.  For this transitional ...

  • 7 August

    MHS Student Attends Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Zachary Moore, a senior this fall at Mena High School, got the experience of a lifetime when he was selected to attend the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment in Washington D.C. this summer. Moore was beyond excited when he received his letter of recommendation. Chosen for his excellent academic record and interest in environmental science, ...

  • 5 August

    Cove Library Summer Reading Participants

    Cove Library recognized summer reading program participants on Thursday, 31 July, at the Cove Community Room. Besides playing a lively game, participants enjoyed cookies, cupcakes, juice, and popcorn. Each child also received a colorful certificate and a $5 Wal Mart gift card.

  • 5 August

    County Schools to Hold Open Houses

    BY MELANIE BUCK – As schools around the county prepare to open their doors for the 2014-2015 school year, Open Houses are being set to give parents and students the opportunity to meet their teachers and learn their way around new hallways. Mena has set their Open Houses for Thursday, August 14, at the following times: Louise Durham Elementary: 6 ...

July, 2014

  • 29 July

    Acorn High School Band in Need of Instruments

    The Acorn High School band has had a history of providing students their band instrument at no charge so that all kids can participate. This year the band has experienced such growth that we are in dire need of instruments for students. If you have a band instrument you are not using and would like to donate to our program ...

  • 24 July

    O’Brien, New Mena Basketball Coach, Discusses Plans for Upcoming Season

    BY MELANIE BUCK – New Mena High School Senior Boys Basketball Coach Aaron O’Brien has his formula for success well mapped and intends to build the program to exceed all expectations. Hard work and dedication seem to be the key ingredients. O’Brien attributes his reason for coaching to Jack Bridges, his own high school coach at Lakeside High. “Just the ...