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Operation: Prom Showcases Devastation of Drunk Driving

With Mena High School students set to enjoy the 2018 Prom this Saturday night, the current Juniors and Seniors were witness to the Operation:Prom demonstration at the Polk County Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning. Operation:Prom is a life-like simulation of a two-vehicle DWI accident, with one of the vehicles being driven by an intoxicated high school student after prom. The simulation ...

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Bucks Sign Cross Hughes

On Friday, April 13th, Cross Hughes from Acorn High School signed his letter of intent to run with Bucks Cross Country next Fall. Cross is the third signee for UA Rich Mountain. When asked about Cross, Bucks Cross Country Coach Samantha Shores states, “Cross was on the top of our list, and he’s a great addition and foundation for our ...

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Area Students Pray for their Schools During the Annual See you at the Pole

BY LEANN DILBECK – Students from Acorn, Mena, and Cossatot River joined with others across the county and nation for the annual See You at the Pole event.  This year’s highlighted scripture was from Hebrews 12:2 – Let us fix our eyes on Jesus. The annual event first began with just a small group of teenagers in Burleson, Texas, who came together ...

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Lady Tigers Tame Lady Lions, 77-44

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Lady Tigers thumped the 2A Lady Lions of Mt. Ida on Senior Night, 77-44. Senior Jessica Looney guided the Lady Tigers to victory and led all-scorers on the night with an impressive 33 point performance. Mt. Ida grabbed the lead twice in the first two minutes of the game, but the Lady Tigers were ...

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Lady Tigers Subdue Lady Wildcats, 61-24

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Lady Tigers dominated the Lady Wildcats in every aspect of the game on Friday night, defeating Umpire, 61-24. Three Lady Tigers finished the game in double digits with junior Ashlee Long leading all-scorers with 15 points. Seniors Jessica Looney and Misty Oglesby finished with 13 points and 12 points, respectively. Acorn started off the ...

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Tigers Tame the Wildcats, 75-51

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Tigers tamed the Wildcats of Umpire, 75-51, on Friday night in Acorn. Senior Sky Jackson led all-scorers on the night with 31 points, while Umpire’s Desmond Pinson wasn’t far behind, finishing with 29 points. Umpire played with a lot of heart, only having six players, but it just wasn’t enough as the Tigers earned ...

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Polk County Turns 170!

BY MELANIE BUCK – Polk County, being officially established on November 30, 1844, will celebrate its 170th birthday in just a few days. A land that is covered in beauty and full of history and tradition, Polk County is a land all its own. In the last 170 years, the area has seen war and peace, prosperity and poverty, notability ...

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Acorn FCCLA’s 2013-2014 Officers

Acorn FCCLA’s 2013-2014 officer team, Jared Standridge, Timmery Adams, Jordan Pennington, Lydia Tilley and Misty Oglesby, met at Friendship House to plan the year’s program of work. Not in attendance was Taylor Copelin.

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Acorn FCCLA Members Attend Nashville National Conference

More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, July 7-11 for FCCLA’s 2013 National Leadership Conference. This conference was themed “Discover Your Voice” and challenged participants to confront the issues youth are facing today by gaining the necessary skills through leadership development and competitive ...

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