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October, 2013

  • 15 October

    After-School Programs a Soaring Hit with the CRHS Eagles

    Photos submitted by Suzanne Kesterson  

  • 15 October

    Oden Woods & Waters Club Fall Report

    The Oden Woods & Waters Club is in the process of completing their Fall work and recreation activities.  The OWWC is an outdoor education and recreation student group who focus on the moto, “When you take something from nature, always give back something in return.”  Members of the Oden High School club participate in conservation projects, community service projects, and ...

  • 15 October

    Ladycat Senior Night

    Tuesday October 8 was Senior night for the Mena Ladycats Volleyball Team. Six Seniors Dacota Gray, Maegan Kent, Hannah Lochala, Anna Buckley, Hailey Knittig, and Natalie Rose celebrated their last in season home game at the Union Bank Center. (Photo submitted by Leilani Rose)

  • 15 October

    Wendy Visits HHE

    Wendy’s and fourth graders from Mrs. Clark’s class are teaming up to master multiplication facts!  The students have been challenged that once the facts are mastered yummy rewards are waiting for them at our local Wendy’s Restaurant.  Thanks to Wendy’s for supporting TEAM Mena!

  • 15 October

    Cossatot River High School Recieves NHS Charter

    Cossatot River High School recently received a membership charter for the National Honor Society. This organization recognizes students with exceptional academic achievement, as well as outstanding character, leadership qualities, and service to their community. The charter opened with two members, in addition to fifteen candidates for induction.

  • 15 October

    Two Acorn FCCLA Officers Participate in 2013 District 6 Planning & Election Meeting

    “Saddle Up With FCCLA” was the theme for the October 10 District 6 Planning and Election Meeting at the Family Life Center, First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle, AR. District officers who planned and conducted the meeting include: President Ashlyn Hickey from Dardanelle; VP of Programs Ashton Staton from Sylvan Hills; VP Public Relations Jared Standridge from Acorn and Treasurer ...

  • 15 October

    4-H Super Saturday Planned

    Would you like to find out what 4-H has to offer you?  This question will be answered at the Super Saturday of Leadership & Learning that is scheduled for Saturday, October 26, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Polk County Fairgrounds.  Polk County 4-H members will be presenting demonstrations on what they do as 4-H members.  The booths that ...

  • 15 October

    Annual Polk County 4-H Achievement Banquet Held

    The 2013 Polk County 4-H Achievement Banquet was held Saturday, October 5, at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Mena.  Over 150 people enjoyed the excellent meal that consisted of brisket, chicken, rolls, and a potluck of side dishes and desserts.  Nine of the eleven county clubs were represented.  The clubs provided table decorations and the Lead 4 Life ...

  • 15 October

    Menus for County Schools – Wednesday, October 16

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast:  French Toast Sticks, Sausage Links, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main:  Cheeseburger on a bun, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Pork N Beans, French Fries, Sliced Pears, Milk Choice:  Chicken Sandwich, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Pork N Beans, French Fries, Sliced Pears, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:   Cereal, Juice, Milk Lunch:   Chicken Strips, Mac & Cheese, Salad, Strawberries/Bananas, Milk   Cossatot River School ...

  • 14 October

    Strasner Named New ORSD Superintendent

    BY JACLYN ROSE – Jerry Strasner has been named as the new Superintendent of the Ouachita River School District, effective July 1, 2014. Until that time, Strasner will continue his role with the district where he now serves as the Acorn Elementary School principal. When Jerry Strasner attended his first high school ball game after college, he said he immediately ...