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October, 2018

  • 18 October

    Over 270 runners compete in the Mena-Acorn Lions Club Cross Country Meet

      Over 270 runners participated at the Mena-Acorn Lions Club Cross Country Meet on Oct. 9 at the Lions Club Disc Golf Course.   It was an outstanding event that not only included competition of teams, but great individual efforts were made and personal victories were achieved.   The spectators cheered all runners enthusiastically providing a great example of how ...

  • 10 October

    Acorn Students Qualify for DUKE TIP

    Six seventh grade students at Acorn High School have qualified to participate in the DUKE University Identification Program’s 2018-2019 Talent Search (TIP).  In order to qualify, the students must score at or above the 95th national percentile in one or more subjects on the ACT Aspire.  Very few students qualify for DUKE TIP and it is quite an honor to ...

  • 10 October

    Acorn Elementary September Students of the Month Announced

    September Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School have been announced.  Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance.  Special thanks to Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises for providing lunch and games. Pictured are back row from left: Zane Newton, 5th grande, son of Heather Irwin; Levi Neufeld, 5th grade, son of ...

June, 2018

  • 4 June

    Rich Mountain Conservation District Announces Scholarship Winners

    Rich Mountain Conservation District is proud to announce the winners of their annual scholarship. Josey Webb is a Senior at Acorn High School and is the daughter of Duane and Dot Webb. Josey plans on attending SAU in Magnolia majoring in Ag Business. Autumn Liles is a Senior at Mena High School and is the daughter of Joe Liles and ...

  • 1 June

    Gathright Endowment Completed

    The Al and Diann Gathright Endowment Grant was recently completed and endowed to the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Foundation by a donation from Al and Diann Gathright. The purpose of the endowment is to provide support the UA Rich Mountain Foundation Development Fund, help secure additional funding through grants or other means, enhance facilities, and support ongoing needs, programs, ...

  • 1 June

    Chism Maye Receives Transfer Scholarship From Arkansas Tech University

    Arkansas Tech University is pleased to announce that Chism Maye has received a Transfer Scholarship for the fall 2018 semester.  This $2000 scholarship is awarded on academic merit and has a total potential value of $12,000 over three years.  Chism is the son of Vicky Maye and Bryan Maye.  Chism’s honors and awards include, Arkansas Game and Fish Conservation Scholarship ...

May, 2018

  • 31 May

    May Star Students for Wickes Elementary

    Front Row (L-R) Kimber Hayes, Tyrel Hennings, and Jackson McGough Middle Row (L-R) Kailee Hill, Isai Esquivel, Raul Rodriguez, Kinnah Ferguson, andRaeleigh Speight Back Row (L-R) Nahomi Ruiz, Yesenia Vasquez-Antunez, Carolina March, Brayden Chambers, Kody Bailey, a nd Cooper Hayes Not Pictured: Tony Flores, Karlie Hernandez, Alexander Sherrouse, and Charlie Kate Tadlock,

  • 9 May

    Mena FFA Awards 2018

March, 2018

  • 14 March

    ORSD Installs Filling Stations

    Ouachita River School District was awarded a grant in the amount of $1,822.60 from Innovative Solutions for Educational Partnerships (ISEP) to purchase two water bottle filling stations. One in the high school hallway and one installed in the gym. The filling stations have been a huge success on our campus.

  • 14 March

    Acorn Elementary Announces February Students of the Month

    Acorn Elementary announces their February Students of the Month.  Students chosen have displayed excellent citizenship, exceptional academic effort/improvement and good attendance.  Special thanks to Simple Simon’s Pizza, Goss Electronics, and Laark Enterprises for providing lunch and games. Front Row: Caden Ryan, 3rd grade, son of Ladell and Amy Ryan; CJ Warner, 3rd grade, son of Jackie Warner; Gracie Sanchez, 2nd ...