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2017 Special Olympics

The Area 14 Special Olympics Track and Field events were held at Bearcat Stadium on Monday, April 24th with scores of athletes and fans turning out for the day. Several schools were represented including Mena, Cossatot River, Acorn, and Paris, and also included adult schools such as PCDC and Woodcrest. The day included short distance running events, softball throw, long ...

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Acorn Students Build Important Life Skills

Acorn’s 7th grade students learned valuable “life skills” thanks to a training session provided by Diamond Lakes on Monday, April 24. Students were provided a budget sheet that gave them an occupation ranging from pediatrician to a line cook. It then detailed their annual income and then showed them their net monthly income after taxes before they were given the ...

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Mena Head Start Holding Registration

Mena Head Start Preschool is currently accepting applications for fall enrollment. Children must be at least three years of age to qualify. Early Head Start offers early childhood education for children ages birth to three. Early Head Start also serves expectant mothers. They do not transport. For more information on Mena Head Start or Mena Early Head Start, contact them ...

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Louise Durham to hold Kindergarten Registration

Louise Durham Elementary will hold Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, April 27th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the school library.  In order to register, your child should be 5 years old on or before August 1st.  Documents needed are:  birth certificate, social security card, shot record, and documentation of a well-child physical within the last 2 years.  You may enroll your child ...

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Mena Choirs to Host Spring Concert

SUBMITTED – Mena High School Bearcat Chorus and Spotlight Singers will present their Spring concert on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the high school Performing Arts Center.  The concert will feature a senior duet by Felix Nguyen and Szilvia Fuleki, and senior soloists Abi McPherson and Kelsey Wiggins.  Abi and Kelsey will also be featured dancers in the opening number “Sing”, ...

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Reminder: Wickes Elementary to Host Registration and Pre-K Day this Week

Wickes Elementary School will have their pre-registration screening for next year’s Kindergarten classes. Children who will be five years of age on or before August 1st, 2017 are welcome to register. The pre-registration and screening dates are April 25th, 26th, and 27th. Parents will need to bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate, social security card or military ID, ...

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Vandervoort & Wickes Elementary Holds Easter Bonnet Conest

Both Vandervoort and Wickes Elementary Schools held Easter Bonnet Contests at their campuses. Bonnets included variations of flowers, rabbits, and even chicks in a basket showing the talents and creativity of the youngsters.

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SAU Students Inducted into Alpha Chi National Honor Society

MAGNOLIA, AR (04/24/2017)– Southern Arkansas University inducted 39 students into the Alpha Chi National Honor Society on April 19, 2017. Students from the Polk County area inlcude: Cheyenne Bell of Cove, who is a junior Agricultural Education major. Allison Hughes of Mena, who is a senior Elementary Education K-6 major. The honor society invites the top 10% of academic achievers ...

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UA-Rich Mountain Enrolling for Summer Semester

BY MELANIE BUCK – University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain is currently registering students for classes for both 2017 summer semesters. Each summer term last around four weeks each – first term runs May 30th – June 28th; second term runs June 29th – Aug. 1st. Sixteen core classes are offered during the first summer term and 10 core classes ...

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Photography Course Upcoming at UA-Rich Mountain

University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain will offer an Enjoying Your Photography course in May through their Department of Lifelong Learning. The course cost is $65 and will be instructed by Andy Philpot. The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 1st thru May 30th. During the photography course, students will learn to effectively compose photos with ...

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