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Students Seek to Interview Veterans for Upcoming Programs

BY MELANIE WADE – Two of Polk County’s EAST classrooms are in the planning and developing stages for Veteran’s Day Celebrations in November. Both Mena Middle School EAST and Cossatot River High School EAST are not only inviting veterans to the program, they each wish to interview veterans prior to the events and collect pictures and memorabilia to use. The ...

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Bearcat XC Fairs Well in Opening Meet

BY MELANIE WADE – Mena Cross Country attended their first meet of the season at the Rattler Run in Magazine, Ark. on Thursday, September 14. Coach Randy Peters reports that the Junior Bearcats team came in 1st overall. Junior Bearcat Logan Myers lead the team, coming in 2nd overall in the division, with Mathew McCravens coming in 7th. Keira Hall ...

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Cossatot River Kicks off Cross Country Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Cossatot River High School Cross Country team has kicked off their 2017 season, and looks to succeed during Coach Blake Alexander’s second year. Coach Alexander was pleased with his first year, as the senior boys placed District Runner-Up. However, the girls team did not have enough competitors to compete in the post-season meets. When asked ...

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Bearcats Put A Leash On Rival Bulldogs

BY EASTON LEONARD – Friday night, September 15th, the Mena Bearcats (3-0) football team hosted the rival Waldron Bulldogs (2-1) at Bearcat Stadium. Both teams went into the matchup undefeated. Waldron won the opening coin toss and chose to receive the ball to start the second half. Gerardo Lopez’s kickoff for the Bulldogs was caught by Mena’s Nick Linch who ...

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Tigers XC Earn Top Honors at Season Opener

SUBMITTED – The Acorn Tigers Cross Country got off to a great start at the Magazine Rattler run with Freshman Ashlynn Bissell leading the Jr. Lady Tigers to a 3rd place team finish, by winning the 1.5 mile race in class 1A- 6A. Justice Neufield lead the Jr. Tigers to the team title, finishing in first place in the 1A-3A ...

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Verlos “Gene” Myers

Verlos “Gene” Myers, age 82, of Royal, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at CHI St. Vincent, Hot Springs. He was born on October 18, 1934 at home near Bluffton, Indiana, the son of Gale and Wealtha Myers.  On December 20, 1954, he married Peggy Vanator.  He was preceded in death by his parents. Gene retired from the United States Army ...

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Boyd Named MHS September Teacher of the Month

Krystal Boyd who has been announced as the Mena High School September Teacher of Month by the Orientation to Teaching classes at MHS. Lindsey Logan and Breanna Price stated that Mrs. Boyd is, “always in a good mood and makes sure students understand the concepts by working through problems with the class.” Tateli Thacker said “Mrs. Boyd is always willing ...

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Louise Durham Announces Super Students

Louise Durham Elementary Super Students for the week of September 11th are: McKenzie Jaggers, Ravyn Wilson, Violet Andrews, Ryan Walston, Brody McCauley, Bryer Landrum, Serenity Fraser, Isaiah Clovis, Aiden Miller, Madox Plunkett, Montana Sherer, Madison Fowler, Jessie Zamora, Macy Herod, Cass McBee, Skylar Bahr, Parker Baber, Melanie Cude, Makensie Maechler, Raegan Watts, Gonzalo Maldonado, and Isaias Wallstrom.

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LD Receives Visit from MHS Drama

Louise Durham Heroes had an awesome time watching the Mena High School Drama Class perform a skit recently. Members of MHS Drama travel to LD regularly to perform skits that are both entertaining and educational. They showed students how they can be ‘helpful’ – which is one of the acronyms of LD’s Hero’s Code.

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School Lunch Menus: September 18-22, 2017

Acorn Public Schools: Monday: Breakfast: Variety cereal, chicken biscuit, parfait, sausage link, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: Frito chili pie, corn dog, corn, fruit, salad bar, juice, milk. High School: Frito chili pie, corn dog, baked potato bar, pizza, corn, fruit, salad bar, juice, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast: Variety cereal, scrambled eggs w/ cheese, parfait, bacon, hash brown, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Elementary: ...

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