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May, 2019

  • 1 May

    Wickes Elementary Easter Bonnet Parade Winners

    Wickes Elementary Easter Bonnet Parade Winners…K-3 Winners from left to right first place – Sarah Ford, second place – Brylee Frachiseur and third place – Jake Speight Wickes Elementary Easter Bonnet Parade Winners…4-6 grade winners from left to right: first place – Rynley Richardson, second place – Lexie Miles and third place – Citlally Ruiz

April, 2019

  • 24 April

    Westin Named Superintendent of the Year in Arkansas

    Cannon Interviewed for State School Board Magazine (MENA) Mena School Superintendent Benny Weston was named as the Arkansas Rural Education Association Superintendent of the Year. Mr. Dale Query made a special effort to attend the Mena School Board meeting Tuesday night at the administration building to present the award. Weston humbly accepted the award, with board members, administrators & others ...

  • 24 April

    Steinmetz Scheduled to Deliver Commencement Address at UARM

    (MENA)  UA Rich Mountain Chancellor Dr. Phillip Wilson is pleased to announce that the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Chancellor Dr. Joe Steinmetz will deliver this year’s commencement address. Dr. Steinmetz has served as the flagship’s chancellor since 2016. A nationally respected behavioral neuroscientist, Dr. Steinmetz was recognized in 1996 by the National Academy of Sciences for his contributions to ...

  • 24 April

    Acorn Elementary Students of the Month

    SPONSORED BY SIMPLE SIMON’S PIZZA, GOSS ELECTRONICS, AND LAARK ENTERPRISES Congratulations to the March Students of the Month from Acorn Elementary School. 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. Back Row:  Paige Smedley, 6th grade, Kaitlyn Ledbetter, 5th grade, Charley Mishler, 6th ...

  • 24 April

    Tyson Grannis Plant Team Raise $1500 for Rachel Norman Memorial Choir Scholarship

    Tyson Grannis plant team members recently raised $1500 and donated the money by the request of Rachel’s family to the Cossatot River High School Choral Dept for the Rachel Norman Memorial Choir Scholarship.  Rachel was a 5 year member of the CRHS Choir and choir president her senior year.  The scholarship is for $500 and will be presented to a ...

  • 24 April

    UA Rich Mountain and Arkansas Workforce Center Hosted Job Fair

    (MENA)  The University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain, Career Pathways, along with Arkansas Workforce Center hosted a Job Fair, on Thursday, April 18, inside The Ouachita Center, on the main campus of UA – Rich Mountain. The event was well attended and afforded employers the opportunity of exploring new avenues of finding quality employees to fit their needs.    Approximately ...

  • 24 April

    Mena Athletes Can Get A FREE Physical

    (MENA)  The annual free physicals will be held on Tuesday, May 14. ALL COACHES will hand out physical forms soon. Ladycats will have their physicals at 5:30pm in the Union Bank Center and the Bearcats will follow immediately afterwards. This is the only opportunity that the school can provide for the free physicals.

  • 24 April

    Youth Boxer Debut In Pine Bluff

    (PINE BLUFF)  Zach Willis, age 11, competed at Pine Bluff on Saturday, April 20th . At their “Boxing in the Streets “ show. Things didn’t go as well as the coaches from Mena had hoped for. Willis fought 3 hard rounds and lost a decision to an older and bigger boxer from Columbia, Louisiana. Coaches from the Mena Defenders Club ...

  • 24 April

    Mena School Board Approves Personnel Contracts

    (MENA)  The board of directors of the Mena School District met Tuesday, April 16th and discussed various items of interest. The board approved the renewal of the Certified and Classified Personnel within the district. They also accepted numerous retirements and resignations of district employees. Superintendent Benny Weston discussed the recognition of all of the 2019 Student Awards from the entire ...

  • 17 April

    Wickes 5th grade class visits Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

    The Wickes 5th grade class visited Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, AR, on Thursday, April 11th. TCWR provides a lifetime refuge for abused and neglected “Big Cats” with emphasis on tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars. The students studied ecosystems and conservation. They researched TCWR and developed presentations which they presented to lower grades. They also held a coin ...