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UA Rich Mountain Achieves 7% Enrollment Growth

The UA Rich Mountain campus is busy with activity this fall with more students choosing them as their next step to achieving their higher education and training goals. On the 11th class day for the fall 2017 semester, the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain reported on an unduplicated headcount of 938 students, a 7% increase over the fall 2016 headcount.  Chancellor ...

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Support Foundation Hosts Annual Cook-Out

The Mena Regional Support Foundation hosted their annual Employee Appreciation Cookout recently in the Mena Regional Health System parking lot. Although the cookout began as a way for the Foundation to honor employees, in the years since its inception, they have opened the event to the public and it now serves as a fundraiser for the many charitable causes the ...

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MRHS Auxiliary Attend AHA’s 87th Banquet

SUBMITTED – Members of the Mena Regional Auxiliary recently attended the Arkansas Hospital Association’s 87th Annual Meeting, held at the Little Rock Marriot Statehouse Convention in Little Rock, AR.   Darren Caldwell, Chairman of the Arkansas Hospital Association, deemed volunteers as “Heroes of Modern Healthcare” during his speech to the attendees. “It has been said that time is the most precious ...

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Caitlin Jane to Headline Fresh Start Banquet

BY MELANIE WADE – Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center will host their 3rd annual fundraising banquet, Life is Beautiful, this November and are excited to announce this year’s featured guest who will both speak and entertain. Caitlin Jane is a popular singer and has “an amazing testimony of God’s healing and grace in their lives,” said Fresh Start Board Member ...

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FM Radio Chip Causing Controversy

BY MELANIE WADE – A sharp debate is growing between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Apple, Inc., in relation to an FM radio chip that would allow cell phones to “act like radios” allowing owners to tune in to FM radio during natural disaster situations, even when wifi and cell service are unavailable. Most phones now come with the ...

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City of Mena Announces Annual Fall Clean-Up

SUBMITTED – The City of Mena’s 14th Annual Fall Clean-Up is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 16, 2017.  Only yard waste items will be picked up (tree limbs, shrubs, leaves, grass, etc.).  Due to state law, the City cannot pick up construction debris and lumber. They ask that you please place items at curbside prior to Monday, October 16, ...

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2017-2018 Miss Polk County – Hannah McDonald

BY LEANN DILBECK – Ms. Hannah Evangeline McDonald was crowned as the County’s newest Queen during the annual Miss Polk County Pageant held recently and will join a long list of talented, beautiful, and smart young women who will have the privilege of promoting and representing their county over the coming year. Hannah is a Mena High School junior and ...

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U of A Rich Mountain’s Meet the Staff: Tonya Boydstun

Tonya Boydstun joined the UA Rich Mountain family as a faculty member in the fall 2013. In her role as the School of Cosmetology Coordinator and Instructor, she provides hands-on practicum experience and classroom instruction to her students. Tonya is an alumna of Barton High School, obtained a Certificate of Proficiency in Cosmetology and completed the Instructor of Cosmetology program ...

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Mena Middle EAST Flips Classroom

CONTRIBUTED BY WHITNEY DILBERT – On Wednesday, September 28, 2017 EAST students, Grayson Fairless, Whitney Dilbert, and Cadence Barnes, taught sixth and eighth graders about Veterans. All three of the girls prepared lessons and activities for the classes.  The presentations included information on major wars, including the number of casualties.  The sixth graders enjoyed being taught by the girls. And ...

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U of A Rich Mountain’s Meet the Staff

This October, Charlotte Wiles celebrates her 16th anniversary at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain. Of the 16 years at the College, she has served as the Director of the AR Career Pathways Initiative Program on campus for the past ten years. Charlotte is an alumna of Smithville High School, obtained an AAS in Computer Systems Technology from the University ...

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