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MHS Quiz Bowl Advances to State Tournament

By Shreetika Gyanwali – (SUBMITTED BY: MHS Bear Facts) The Mena High School Quiz Bowl team qualified to compete in the state tournament in in Dardanelle, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, after attending the regional tournament at Ashdown on March 10. They received a trophy for placing second out of seven total teams that competed in regionals. They faced Ashdown, ...

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Land and Forestry Contest Held at Gillham Lake

The Rich Mountain Conservation District along with the Cossatot Conservation Districted hosted a land and forestry judging contest for high school teams on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  The contest was held at the Gillham Lake Corps of Engineer building and Little Coon Creek Campground.  Teams from as far as Clinton, AR attended this year.  There were a total of 142 ...

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Vandervoort Elementary Kindergarten, Preschool and ABC Registration

Parents who will be enrolling students in Vandervoort Kindergarten, Preschool, and ABC Programs for 2017-2018, may pick up registration forms at their convenience in the elementary office.  We will also need a copy of the child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization record, and physical exam documentation.  Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2017.  ...

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Vandervoort Elementary Pre-Kindergarten Day

Pre-Kindergarten Day for students who will be attending Kindergarten at Vandervoort Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year is Friday, April 28.  Students are invited to spend Friday morning at school getting acquainted with the teachers and classrooms before school starts in August.  You may bring your child to school at 9:00 a.m.  Children will need to be picked up at ...

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Acorn High School Students of the Month March 2017

The Acorn High School Faculties have chosen students for the March Students of the Month program. The following students were chosen in each grade: 6th Grade, Dakota Sullivan, son of Shelby and Jennifer Sullivan; 7th Grade, Andi Bates, daughter of Billy Bates; 8th Grade, Halli Holland, daughter of Steven and Samantha Holland; 9th Grade, Mercedes Mowdy, daughter of Elvy and ...

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Acorn Elementary Among Battle of the Books Winners

SUBMITTED – Acorn Elementary was among the list of students that attended the Mena/DeQueen Educational Co-Op’s annual Battle of the Books. Acorn Elementary winners included: 1st Grade, winning 3rd Place, Caston Horn, Drake Anglin, Gavin McKee, Jaylen McQueen. Acorn’s 2nd Grade team won 1st Place and had Regan Larucci, Eilam Holland, Taylor Kesterson, and Clay McGee. Third Grade also took 1st ...

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High School Track Teams Attend Mansfield Relays

BY MELANIE BUCK – High School Track teams from around the region attended the Mansfield Senior Tiger Relays on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, including teams from Mena and Acorn and a couple of runners from Cossatot River. In high school senior girls action, Mena senior Abbie Smith came home with a first place win in the 800 meter run in ...

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Mena Team Bass Hosts Tourney on Broken Bow Lake

SUBMITTED – Mena Team Bass held their most recent tournament on Broken Bow Lake on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Team Mitchell/Mitchell took first place with 17.93 lbs. Second place was awarded to Team O’Brien/O’Brien with 13.50 lbs. and Team Brooks/Amason took third place with 12.98 lbs. 1st Place and Big Bass went to the father/son team of Chase and Mickey Mitchell. ...

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Junior Track Teams Show Promise in Recent Meet

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena and Cossatot River school districts sent their junior track and field teams to the Mansfield Junior Tiger Relays on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Several ribbons were brought back to the county. The results include: Mena’s Alex Harper brought home a first place ribbon in the 800m run in 2:41.59, and Jayden Harris pulled out first ...

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Cossatot River Soccer Off To Great Start

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Cossatot River High School soccer teams are off to great starts of their respected seasons.   The Cossatot River boys soccer team has started off their season undefeated, with wins over Maumelle Charter, Arkadelphia, Nashville, and most recently Centerpoint by a score of 10-3. The Eagles scored five times in each period, while holding the Knights ...

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