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January, 2020

  • 22 January

    County’s Top Spellers Compete

    The county’s top spellers poured through the doors of the Ouachita Center on the Mena campus of UA Rich Mountain Tuesday, January 14, for the chance to earn the coveted Polk County Spelling Bee champion title. The event is co-sponsored by the DeQueen/Mena Educational Co-Op and Union Bank of Mena and hosted annually on the campus of UA Rich Mountain. ...

  • 22 January

    Shelter Insurance® Foundation and Telissa Montgomery sponsor local high school scholarship

    This spring, the Shelter Insurance Foundation will award a $2000 scholarship to a graduate of Mena High School.  Shelter Agent Telissa Montgomery sponsors and partially funds this scholarship. A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient.  The committee will consider each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and leadership ...

  • 22 January

    Graduates Honored at SAU’s 2019 Fall Commencement

    MAGNOLIA, AR (01/16/2020)– Nearly 600 students were honored with undergraduate and graduate degrees at Southern Arkansas University’s Fall Commencement ceremonies on Friday, December 13, 2019. Students from this area include the following: Kadden Ross Crawford from Mena, AR. Crawford graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in University Studies from the College of Liberal and Performing Arts. Brooke Sharay Bates ...

  • 22 January

    Grants Awarded for Wildlife Education and School Conservation Programs

    The Arkansas Economic Development Commission Division of Rural Services has awarded grants totaling $444,230 to promote wildlife education and improve school conservation programs to 164 schools, school districts, and conservation districts in 70 Arkansas counties. The grant program is funded by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) through fines collected from hunting and fishing violations. Only money collected in ...

  • 22 January

    December 2019 Lottery Ticket Sales Over $43 Million In Arkansas

    by Chris Daniel Lottery ticket sales in Arkansas during the month of December 2019 totaled $43,169,925.50 according to a report recently released by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration Office of The Arkansas Lottery. The highest sales for any county in the state were in Pulaski County and totaled $7,932,542.50. The lowest sales for any county were in Montgomery ...

  • 15 January

    Food Safety Training Servsafe Essentials

    The University of Arkansas Extension Service is proud to offer the SERVSAFE® program to all food service professionals in Arkansas.  As a result of new Department of Health regulations, the Polk County Extension Office will be offering a training March 12-16.  Deadline to register is February 18. The class is for food service managers who want, or need, to get ...

  • 15 January

    Area Students Named to SAU’s Fall 2019 President’s List

    374 students earned a 4.0 GPA for the fall 2019 semester, earning recognition on the Southern Arkansas University President’s List. Those from this area include: Jean Robertson is a junior major K-6 Elementary Education from Cove, AR. Jacquelyn Speight is a senior major K-6 Elementary Education from Grannis, AR. Lorena Tena is a senior major K-6 Elementary Education from Grannis, ...

  • 15 January

    Area Students Named to SAU’s Fall 2019 Dean’s List

    585 students earned a 3.5 GPA or higher for the fall 2019 semester, earning recognition on the Southern Arkansas University Dean’s List. Those from this area include: Josey Webb, junior Animal Science major from Mena, AR. Adrianna Wolfenbarger, senior Management major from Mena, AR. Reagan Sikes, junior K-6 Elementary Education major from Mena, AR. Karlie Rodriguez, senior K-6 Elementary Education ...

  • 15 January

    Acorn Schools Honor Roll

    Acorn High School 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll A’s & B’s 7th Grade: Christian Christiana Damon Cruz Rebecca Moore Zachariah Neugent Hailee Shores Jordan Wagner 8th Grade: Shay Allen Nicholi Carrillo Kenzie Daniels Daisy Dollar Rileigh Husted Rayden Laird Ava Smith-Hawley Sarah Tedder 9th Grade: Charish Hill Westin Johnson Rachael Miller Addyson Prewett Lori Richardson 10th Grade: Damian Bohlman Riley ...

  • 8 January

    Helping More Arkansans Access Higher Learning

    Late last year, Congress took a historic, critical step toward expanding access to higher education and supporting the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions (MSIs). In December, bipartisan legislation was approved and signed into law by President Trump that provides permanent funding for HBCUs while also reforming federal financial aid to make it easier and simpler ...