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June, 2019

  • 19 June

    UA-Rich Mountain Prepares for Future Expansion

    (MENA)  The University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain broke ground on what Chancellor Dr. Phillip Wilson describes as “the most transformative building project in the history of the college,” last Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. The estimated $7.5 million project will boast 144 beds and will also expand the current student union and bookstore to accommodate a larger dining hall. ...

  • 19 June

    Early Start to The 2019-2020 School Year Announced For Mena Public Schools

    (MENA)  Students in the Mena Public Schools will get an early start to the 2019 – 2020 school year, when classes convene on Wednesday, August 14th. Students and staff will get to enjoy Labor Day off, in addition to having off for a Fall Break on Monday, October 21st and Thanksgiving Break from November 25th through 29th. Christmas Break will ...

  • 19 June

    Open House Set for August 2019

    (MENA)   Mena Public Schools have announced that Kindergarten Open House is scheduled from 1-6pm on August 1st. Pre-K orientation will be from 1-6pm on August 2nd. 2nd Grade Open House is from 1-6pm on August 6th. 11th & 12th Grade Open House is from 4-7pm, also on August 6th. 1st Grade Open House is 1-6pm on August 7th. Holly ...

  • 19 June

    Graduates Honored at SAU’s 2019 Spring Commencement

    (MAGNOLIA)  Students were honored with undergraduate and graduate degrees at Southern Arkansas University’s Spring Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 3, 2019. Students from this area include: Shannon Jesse, from Cove, graduated from the Rankin College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree majoring in Management. Cameron Ulmer, from Mena, graduated from the Rankin College of Business with a ...

  • 19 June

    Department of Education Paving Way to Give Raises to Teachers

    (LITTLE ROCK)  The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday approved emergency rules that pave the way for distribution of $60 million in new state aid to raise the minimum salaries of starting schoolteachers to $36,000 by 2022-23. Arkansas lawmakers — at the urging of Gov. Asa Hutchinson — earlier this year passed Acts 170 and 877 requiring the increase in ...

  • 12 June

    UA-RM Plans To Expand Campus Structures With $7.5 Million Projects

    By Sam Jordan (MENA)  The University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain will be undertaking a few projects that will see four new buildings and one existing building that will see renovations and an addition.   Doctor Phillip Wilson, Chancellor of the University announced on Tuesday evening of the upcoming projects “that will be transformative” in nature and take the university ...

  • 12 June

    Davis Earns Top Paper Honor From UA-Little Rock/Bowen Law School

    (LITTLE ROCK)  Gabrielle Davis, of Mena, AR, recently earned a Top Paper award at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The award recognizes the highest class grade for a course taken during the Fall 2018 semester, in which Davis earned the award for the Constitutional Law course. With about 11,000 students ...

  • 12 June

    ORSD Continues Renovations

    (ACORN)  The Ouachita River School District will be facing some minor growing pains as construction crews begin another phase of planned future growth on the Acorn campus. Once renovations are completed at The Mary Davis Gym. by the contractor, Petry Construction, the district will turn its attention onto the high school entrance area between the gymnasium and the school entrance. ...

  • 12 June

    Students Named to Spring 2019 President’s List

    (MAGNOLIA)  353 students were honored on this semester’s President’s list at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia.. Southern Arkansas University announced the names of 349 students who earned a 4.0 GPA for the spring 2019 semester, earning recognition on the SAU President’s List. Those earning this award from this area include: •Kara Richardson, senior Exercise Science major from Grannis, AR. •Michelle ...

  • 12 June

    UA Rich Mountain Awarded $204K Grant from ANCRC

    (MENA)  The University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain has been awarded a $204,644 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) to provide critical upgrades and restoration to the DeQueen Street armory. The college has previously received grants from the same council that provided for the major renovations to the armory in 2003, to construct the amphitheater on ...