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August, 2013

  • 20 August

    Retirement Party for Acorn Teachers

    More than fifty friends, colleagues and family members gathered after school on May 22 for picnic honoring retiring Acorn teachers Dan Caron and Sallie Kieren. Hamburgers and Fixins were funded by the Arkansas Beef Grant and prepared by Acorn FACS classes. High school staff members brought side dishes. Huge thanks to Janice Williams, John Hawkins, Jared Standridge, and Tori Young for going the ...

  • 20 August

    Oden Back to School Faculty Dinner

    Oden School faculty members attended a back-to-school faculty dinner at the residence of William and Nicole Edwards the evening of August 13th. The faculty enjoyed brisket and pork loin prepared by Chris and Kim Fryar.

  • 19 August

    Acorn FCCLA’s 2013-2014 Officers

    Acorn FCCLA’s 2013-2014 officer team, Jared Standridge, Timmery Adams, Jordan Pennington, Lydia Tilley and Misty Oglesby, met at Friendship House to plan the year’s program of work. Not in attendance was Taylor Copelin.

  • 19 August

    Menus for County Schools – Tuesday, August 20

    Mena Public Elementary Schools Breakfast Menu Cheerios, Toast, Banana, Milk Mena Public Schools Lunch Menu – All Schools Main: Chicken Wrap, Lettuce & Tomato, Spanish Rice, Steamed Carrots, Tropical Fruit, Milk Choice: Soft Taco, Lettuce & Tomato, Spanish Rice, Steamed Carrots, Tropical Fruit, Milk   Ouachita River (Acorn) Breakfast Menu Breakfast Pizza, Juice, Milk Ouachita River (Acorn) Lunch Menu Chicken ...

  • 18 August

    Monday School Lunch Menus for County Schools

    Monday School Lunch Menus:   MENA PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BREAKFAST MENU: Breakfast Pizza, Juice, Milk   MENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS LUNCH MENU – ALL SCHOOLS Pig in a Blanket, Potato Wedges, Broccoli & Cheese, Apple, Side Kicks, Milk Choice Line: Cheeseburger, Potato Wedges, Broccoli & Cheese, Apple, Side Kicks, Milk   OUACHITA RIVER (ACORN) BREAKFAST MENU: Sausage, Biscuit, Juice, Milk   ...

  • 14 August

    Mena School District Family Involvement Advisory Council Kicks-Off the New Year

    BY VICKY MAY – Pictured is the Mena School District Family Involvement Advisory Council kicking off their beginning of the year meeting on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 in the Mena High School Counseling Center.  Mena School Building Family Involvement Coordinators/Counselors Linda Collins, Louise Durham Elementary; Vicky Maye, Holly Harshman Elementary; Leilani Rose, Mena Middle School; and Tonya Thacker, Mena High ...

  • 13 August

    “WE” Believe in Community Partners

    Holly Harshman Elementary has concluded their third year “WE BELIEVE”community partnership campaign.  Through the incredible donations of community business partners, each student and staff member will proudly receive a new “vision t-shirt”.  Freedom Pharmacy’s Brian Erickson gave the largest donation putting HHE well over their goal!  He gave and proudly supports the school’s attempt in making an impact on the ...

  • 13 August

    Arkansas Havoc Jr. Basketball Team Earns 2013 State Championship Title

    Arkansas Havoc Jr. basketball team, comprised of girls from the southwest part of Arkansas, earned the 2013 Arkansas State Champions, as well as runners-up in the Super-regional tournament. They went on to nationals and placed second overall there. They have won numerous tournaments all over Arkansas this summer. This team was formed by Chris Gauldin and coached by Zeke Green. ...

  • 13 August

    God, Flag & Country International Competition Winners

    BY LEANN DILBECK-   Three Mena students took top honors at the recent “God, Flag & Country” international speech competition sponsored by the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. Students were responsible for the composition of their speeches focusing on “God, Flag & Country” and their speech presentation of no more than three minutes. The competition was held in Reno, Nevada. ...

  • 13 August

    Mena Public Schools Launch “T.E.A.M. Mena” Initiative

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Officials at Mena Public Schools are very pumped to launch a brand-new initiative, “T.E.A.M Mena” for the 2013-2014 academic year. Spokesperson for the new campaign, Paulette Sherrer, explained the acronym is for “Together Everyone Achieves More” and said the concept stems from an administrative retreat where all the officials expressed the desire to implement a “united, ...