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Mulerider Mascot “Maye and Molly” Conclude Ride Across Hot Springs & Little Rock

Megan Maye, Southern Arkansas University’s Mulerider, and her esteemed mule, Molly Ann, are concluding their road trip that has gained state-wide attention across Arkansas in celebration of SAU’s record-setting enrollment this fall. Maye is a Mena graduate and the daughter of Vickie Maye and Brian Maye. Maye, a senior at SAU’s College of Business, was ready to ride out of ...

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The Pulse Goes Back to School

BY JACLYN ROSE – Students of Holly Harshman Elementary began using iPads in the classroom setting last year but, as of this week, is using a local media source combined with that technology to bring new life to journalism. The 4th grade literacy classes are now including The Polk County Pulse’s online publication, MyPulseNews.com, as part of their non-fiction unit ...

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Lioness Teaming with Rice Depot to Feed Hungry Children in Polk County

BY JACLYN ROSE – The State of Arkansas is tied with Mississippi for the hungriest state, with 19.2% of the population hungry.  When the people are broken down, a startling 25% of the children in Arkansas are hungry. Located in Little Rock and founded 30 years ago, Arkansas Rice Depot is a faith-based organization working to change those numbers and ...

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Menus for County Schools – Friday, November 15, 2013

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Breakfast Bar, Toast, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Chicken Patty, Macaroni & Cheese, Broccoli, Baby Carrots, Wheat Roll (6-12), Fruit, Milk Choice: BLT Salad w/Turkey, Wheat Roll, Fruit, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:  Chocolate Gravy, Sausage Gravy, Biscuit, Juice, Milk Lunch:  BBQ Pulled Pork, Ranch Style Beans, Cole Slaw, Oranges, Sherbert, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Cheese Omelet, Super Donut, Fruit, ...

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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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Meritocracy, and America’s Hierarchy of Ineptitude

BY MICHAEL REISIG – I came across a new word the other day that truly epitomizes the nature of successful businesses, cities, and nations – meritology (sometimes referred to as meritocracy). It also represents, in its absence, the nexus of failure and collapse in all the above-mentioned entities. Meritology, at its core, is powerfully simplistic – it says, those who ...

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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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Mena Police Department – November 3 – 9

The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of November 3 – November 9, 2013.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or ...

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