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Vandervoort Elementary Character Students

These student were chosen to be the Character Students of the Month: Chelsey Green, Tia Hackworth, Elizabeth Crawford, Ava McLain, Illiana Diaz, Cheyann Edwards, Brody Creel, Jeremiah Cox, Ethan Williams, Liliana Ruelas, Amy Gragg, Curtis Broach, Vivian Denton, Colton Peters, Kortlyn McKee

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Vandervoort’s Bus Students

These students were chosen to be the Bus Students of the Month: Xaveion Vanderwalt, Kadi Dixon, Harley Loyd, Cody Shelton, Chloe Hall.

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Vandervoort Elementary Perfect Attendance

Kindergarten:  Joseph Bennett, Matthew Dau, Dakota March, Lanie Meredith, Abagayl Pollard. Grade 1:  Gabe Bell, Maleena Hopkins, Michael Jacob Howard, Carolina March, Talon McCoy, Dylon Morris, Elijah Owens. Grade 2:  Scottie Gragg, Jayden Johnson, Dustin Pollard, Charles Richardson, Bradley Wade. Grade 3:  Austin Bailey, Justin Bell, Amy Gragg, Hunter Neal, Braylen Ralls, Benjamin Tooker, Desiree Ward. Grade 4:  Kendra Bell, ...

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6th Grade Bearcats are Western Conference Champs

To Play in AR/OK State Championship Saturday As the Senior High Bearcats are looking for a championship title, the next generation is working on their own piece of history themselves. This 6th grade Bearcat Football team coached by Clint Montgomery and Ryan Gilbert will face the Ozark team in the Championship game to be played in Paris, Ark., this Saturday ...

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Menus for County Schools: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Sausage Biscuit, Diced Peaches, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main:  Hot Dog on Bun, Baked Beans, Cucumbers/Celery Sticks, Fritos, Oatmeal Cookie, Orange Smiles, Milk; Choice: BBQ Pork on Bun, Baked Beans, Cucumbers/Celery Sticks, Fritos, Oatmeal Cookie, Orange Smiles, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Cereal, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Pizza, Salad, Fruit, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Cereal, Apple Wedges, Grape Juice, Milk Lunch: Beef ...

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Bunch Signs Letter of Intent for Crowder

Mena High School Senior Bailey Bunch was surrounded by family and coaches as she signed her letter of intent with Crowder College in Neosha, Missouri on Tuesday, November 11. Bunch will receive a full scholarship from the college for softball, where she plays shortstop.

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Veterans Honored with Ceremony, Parade, and Luncheon

PHOTOS BY MELANIE BUCK & LEANN DILBECK – Bob Young addressed the impressive crowd that assembled on the courthouse lawn at the Polk County War Memorial on a very frigid and windy morning to honor Veterans, past and present, following a parade in their honor. Dinner was served to Veterans and their families on Sherwood Avenue.

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Deborah Jean Hoehn

Deborah Jean Hoehn, age 62, of Oden, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born March 14, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Robert Perry and the late Barbara Lashbrook Perry.  She was united in marriage to Charles Hoehn on September 18, 1976.  Deborah was an avid animal lover and rescued many.  Mrs. Hoehn ...

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Bearcats Advance to the State Play-Offs, Host First-Round

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Bearcats finished the regular season as the No. 2 seed in region 7-4A and will be awarded a first-round home playoff game. Mena finished with an overall record of 8-2, 5-2 in conference and went 4-1, both at home and on the road. This will be the Bearcats first home playoff game since 1996, ...

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Felicia Ellen Huff

Felicia Ellen Huff, age 30, of Mena passed away Friday, November 7, 2014 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born November 15, 1983 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Donald Eugene Drake and Mary Dukeshire. Felicia was a LPN nurse in the medical field by profession. She was a loving and kind mother, daughter, sister and friend to all who knew ...

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