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More than $1 Million in Scholarships Offered to MHS Band Students

Mena High School Band Director Charles Morgan is proud to announce that his students have been offered $1,053,100.00 in scholarships. Pictured from left to right: Karley Cline- $64,200 Braden Purvis-$346,000 Jacklynn Minton-$92,000 Jarred Harley-$67,500 David Chaney-$437,800 Avanlea Furr-$45,600

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Wickes Elementary Visits Wildlife Refuge

Wickes Elementary 5th and 6th grade students recently had the opportunity to visit Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge [TCWR] in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The students received the opportunity because of a service project that they started this school year. With a desire to do a community service project, the students began looking around and decided that they wanted to support the ...

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Cossatot Choir and Bands Rock the House

The Cossatot River High School Music department showcased their immense talent, Tuesday, May 2nd as their students rocked Holbert Auditorium in Wickes with performances by both their choirs and bands. The evening began at 6:00 p.m. with performances by several groups from the choir department and then the show continued at 7:30 with the high school band. Holbert Auditorium was ...

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UA Rich Mountain PTK Hosts Hunt for Literacy

On Friday, April 7th the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society hosted the Hunt for Literacy event on the UA Rich Mountain campus in Mena. The UA Rich Mountain PTK members provided goody bags, which included a book, coloring book, crayons, and pencils to over 120 preschool children who attended the fun and educationally ...

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Skipping School To Go Fishing!

Approximately 175 kindergarten through second grade students from Acorn Elementary School and over 150 parents and grandparents attended the Fishing Derby Day on May 4 at Janssen Park.  Weather was absolutely wonderful.  After several days of rain, the sun came out.  As part of the Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs program, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission had stocked the ...

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4H Mystery Investigation

Everybody loves a mystery. Kindergarten thru 6th grade students at Oden Elementary recently became detectives in a case called “Who borrowed Mr. Bear?” Combining mystery and investigation in an engaging way makes for great hands-on learning. That’s what 4-H is known for,” remarked Tammy McAdoo, Montgomery County 4-H Program Assistant. The students conducted forensic science tests on evidence found at ...

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Sociable Seniors Meet for Monthly Meeting

The Polk County Sociable Seniors, a group of people over the age of 50 who gather once a month to laugh and have fun, are hosting this month’s luncheon at a home, rather than a restaurant. At noon on Tuesday, May 16th, bring a potluck dish to 4343 Hwy. 375 West. Also, bring a chair and drink and get ready ...

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Scott and State DAVA Receive Honorable Awards

BY MELANIE BUCK – Local Disabled American Veteran Auxiliary (DAVA) Commander Margaret Scott was honored for her service to the organization at their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 4th, at the American Legion in Veteran’s Park. Scott has served as Commander of the group, DAVA #46, for two years and is currently serving as the State Commander for Arkansas DAVA. ...

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RHF to Host Mother’s Day Event

BY MELANIE BUCK – Remembering Hearts Together will gather on Saturday, May 13th, for their annual Mother’s Day event. Anyone who has lost a child, grandchild, or sibling is welcome to attend from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Remembering Hearts Forever Memorial Garden at the Polk County Courthouse. “We will meet there this year to remember our children, ...

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Participants to Walk for a Cure in Relay for Life this Friday

BY MELANIE BUCK – The annual Polk County Relay For Life fundraising event will be held at Janssen Park on Friday, May 12th, with more than a dozen teams competing for top honors at the occasion that raises money for the American Cancer Society. So far in 2017, fifteen teams in Polk County have raised more than $39,000 for cancer research. At ...

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