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October, 2013

  • 27 October

    Menus for County Schools – Monday, October 28, 2013

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Pancake, Sausage, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Taco Soup, Crackers, Fresh Broccoli, Sliced Pears, Milk Choice: Burrito w/Cheese, Fresh Broccoli, Sliced Pears, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:  Breakfast Bagel, Juice, Milk Lunch:  Hot Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, Potato Wedges, Broccoli, Grapes, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:  Cheese Omelet, Super Donut, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch: Hamburger, French Fries, ...

  • 25 October

    Union Bank Donates to Acorn Gym Expansion Project

    Union Bank of Mena recently made a generous contribution to the Acorn School gymnasium expansion project. The expansion will provide much needed room for hospitality, tournament hosting, etc. Pictured above is Philip Hensley, President and CEO of Union Bank, Pauline Morrow, Union Bank Director and long-time supporter of the Ouachita River School District, along with Superintendent, Steve Crumpler and Acorn ...

  • 24 October

    Bearcats Cross Country Team Competes at Lake Hamilton Invitational

    Mena’s Cross Country Team competed in the Lake Hamilton Invitational held at Oaklawn Racetrack on Saturday, October 19.  All divisions included students from all Class A schools up to Class 7A. Senior Vanessa Parnell placed 29th in her race that had more than 235 high school girls. Freshman Clint Buck placed 138th in the high school boys division that had ...

  • 24 October

    Students at HHE Learn Science with Food

    Ms. Graves’ fourth grade science class is studying vascular plants (plants with tubes). The class conducted an experiment using celery and food coloring to discover that the tubes carried the colored water up the celery stalks and to the leaves.  Students are pictured zooming in on their discoveries at Holly Harshman Elementary.

  • 19 October

    Junior Ladycat Volleyball Claim District and Conference Championships – THIRD YEAR IN A ROW!

    After defeating Arkadelphia today in Waldron, the Mena Junior Ladycat volleyball team  have successfully claimed both District and Conference Championships for their third year in a row! More details coming but until then … Congratulations to the team, Coach Jewell and Coach Hughes!

  • 18 October

    Menus for County Schools – Friday, October 18

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast:  Breakfast Bar, Toast, Grapes, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main:  Chicken Patties, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Banana, Milk Choice:  Steak Fingers, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Banana, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:   Sausage Gravy, Chocolate Gravy, Biscuit, Juice, Milk Lunch:   Pork Roast, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, California Blend, Oranges, Roll, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:  Bagel, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch:  Chicken Spaghetti, Green ...

  • 16 October

    Menus for County Schools – Thursday, October 17

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast:  Biscuit & Gravy, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main:  Italian Pasta Bake, Pepper Strips, Baby Carrots, Applesauce, Royal Brownie, Milk Choice:  Corn Dog, Pepper Strips, Baby Carrots, Fritos, Applesauce, Royal Brownie, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:   Breakfast Bagel, Juice, Milk Lunch:   Taco Salad, Pinto Beans, Salsa, Peaches, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:  Cheese Omelet, Super Donut, Fruit, Juice, Milk Lunch:  Hot ...

  • 15 October

    New Cossatot River Eagles Gym Dedicated

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A dedication of the new Cossatot Eagles Gymnasium was held last Thursday, October 10, 2013 as black and silver combined to scrimmage in their first combined basketball action since the once rival school districts, Van-Cove and Wickes, merged to play together on the same team. Mr. Ed Stevenson, who himself is a 1954 graduate of Van-Cove, ...

  • 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 ...