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ORSD Installs Filling Stations

Ouachita River School District was awarded a grant in the amount of $1,822.60 from Innovative Solutions for Educational Partnerships (ISEP) to purchase two water bottle filling stations. One in the high school hallway and one installed in the gym. The filling stations have been a huge success on our campus.

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Acorn Elementary Announces February Students of the Month

Acorn Elementary announces their February Students of the Month.  Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance.  Special thanks to Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises for providing lunch and games. Front Row: Caden Ryan, 3rd grade, son of Ladell and Amy Ryan; CJ Warner, 3rd grade, son of Jackie Warner; Gracie Sanchez, 2nd ...

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Sociable Seniors Holds March Luncheon

On Thursday March 22 at 12:00 p.m., the Polk County Sociable Seniors is meeting at Papa’s Mexican Café. The guest speaker will be Judge Brandon Ellison and a trivia contest will follow. Anyone over 50 years of age is encouraged to attend and fellowship with their peers. For more information, you can call Diane Mathis at: (479) 243-0191.

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Polk County Courthouse Heroes Holds Hamburger Lunch

The Polk County Courthouse Heroes Relay for Life Team is having a fundraiser lunch on Thursday March 29, 2018. Lunch consists of a hamburger, pickles, chips, a cookie, and a bottle of water for $5.00, or you can have an extra hamburger added for $2.00 more. If there are five or more orders going to the same location, they can ...

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Pine Crest Annual Meeting

Pine Crest Cemetery recently held their Annual Meeting. The main purpose of the Annual Meeting is to elect new officers of the parent organization, Pine Crest Gardens, Inc. The 2017 officers were all re-elected for 2018, and include Chris Daniel as President, Joe Bunch as Vice President, Jimmy Rackley as Secretary, and Moppy Billingsley as Treasurer. Board members include Judith ...

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The 5th Annual Talimena 13.1 Releases Results

The 5th Annual Talimena 13.1 Run and Relay benefitting Polk County Developmental Center (PCDC) was held on March 10.  We had another successful event and are thankful that the rain by-passed us! There were 32 individuals who registered to run the half-marathon distance of 13.1 miles from Janssen Park to Queen Wilhelmina Lodge!  Five 13-Person teams registered to do the ...

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Polk County 4-H Benefit Exceeds $10,000

At over 250 members strong, and a core group of volunteers, always willing to help, it’s really no wonder why the benefit, which took place on March 3rd was such a success.  When asked why they decided to take this avenue for raising money Carla Vaught said, “In the past we have sold poinsettias and mums, but recently involvement and ...

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Arkansas Workers’ Comp. Commission Introduces New Rule

Work-related injuries occurring on or after July 1, 2018, will fall under Rule 099.41. This rule was adopted to regulate medications, specifically opioids, in order to reduce potential addictions. At the same time, it’s expected to reduce pharmaceutical costs in workers’ compensation claims. Over the past year, the Commission has gathered research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ...

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Walk Across Polk County

County Extension employee Bridgett Martin has been very busy lately, unfortunately she doesn’t get to apply all of that work to total in the Walk Across Polk County competition initiative.  If so she would more than likely win, hands down.  Of course Bridgett will be the first one to tell you that without the cooperation from “Quality of Life,” MRHS ...

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Chamber of Commerce and A&P Join Forces

BY ERICA MELTON – On Wednesday, March 7th, the marketing contract between the Mena Polk County Chamber of Commerce and the Mena Advertising and Promotion Commission was finalized. The previous Marketing Director, Donnie Crain, vacated his position as of January 1, 2018, and the position has been empty.  Since Mr. Crain put in his notice last fall, AP has been ...

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