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October, 2013

  • 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 ...

  • 14 October

    Menus for County Schools – Tuesday, October 15

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast:  Golden Graham Cereal, Toast, Applesauce, Milk Lunch: Main:  Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad, Orange Wedges, Pickle Spears, Milk Choice:  Beef Tostada, Tossed Salad, Orange Wedges, Salsa, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:   Pancakes, Sausage Patty, Juice, Milk Lunch:   Hot Ham & Cheese Croissant, Oven Fries, Carrots/Celery Sticks, Apples, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:  Ham & Cheese Combo, Fruit, Juice, Milk ...

  • 14 October

    Menus for County Schools – Monday, October 14

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast:  Breakfast Sliders, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main:  Hot Ham and Cheese, Broccoli & Carrots, Frito’s, Peanut Butter Cookies, Fruit, Milk Choice:  Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich, Broccoli & Carrots, Frito’s, Peanut Butter Cookies, Fruit, Milk   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast:   Breakfast Bar, Muffins, Juice, Milk Lunch:   Chicken Spaghetti, Green Beans, Roll, Salad, Pineapple, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast:  Breakfast Pizza, Fruit, ...

  • 10 October

    Mena Cross Country Team Travels to Clarksville

    Mena’s Cross Country Team traveled to Clarksville, Ark on Saturday, September 28 to compete in a 3.2 mile race that was mostly grass and woodland areas.  The competition was stiff but the Bearcats came in strong. Senior Vanessa Parnell came in well ahead of the rest of the pack to grab first in the senior girls division with a time ...

  • 10 October

    Oden Students in the MCCPA Production of Peter Pan

    The MCCPA (The Montgomery County Council for the Performing Arts) recently completed a production of Peter Pan. Students auditioned in May and worked all summer on the production. There were 7 students from Oden in the production. The bottom row is Abby and Annie Strother,  Allie Strother, and Judy Cook. Back row is George Cook, Jasper Rose, Ethan Mayo, and Jessica Young, ...

  • 10 October

    Acorn High School Inducts New Members into the National Honor Society

    On Monday, September 30th, the Acorn Chapter of the National Honor Society added 4 new members to its prestigious ranks. The ceremony, held at the Acorn High School library, featured induction of new members, recognition of officers, and Keith Willsey, a social sciences teacher and coach, as the guest speaker. In order to become members of the Honor Society, students ...

  • 10 October

    Oden Senior Competes in SW District Fair

    DeShay Baker, a senior at Oden High School and president of the Oden FFA chapter, recently competed in several events at the Southwest District Fair in Hope, Arkansas.  During the market lamb show, DeShay won her class along with Sr. showmanship.  DeShay, along with Garret Beggs from Mt. Ida, won first place in the Sr. grooming contest.  DeShay also placed ...

  • 10 October

    Acorn Elementary Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the September 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 and Goss Electronics for providing lunch and games.   Back Row: Jayson Watts, 6th grade, son of Ronnie and Nya Watts Sarah Wallace, 5th grade, daughter of Rickey and Sheri ...

  • 10 October

    Louise Durham Elementary held its 6th annual WatchD.O.G.S. Dads and Kids Pizza Night, and the cafeteria was packed as nearly 300 dads and students attended!!  Former Superintendent of Mena Public Schools, John Ponder, spoke on the impact fathers and father-figures can have in their student’s life.  He encouraged the men in the audience to make the time to spend with their student and ultimately, to ...

  • 10 October

    Character Kids/Bus Students of the Month Chosen at Van-Cove Elementary

    Van-Cove Elementary is proud to announce its “Character Kids/Bus Students of the Month” for September.  The word of the month was “Dependability.”  Students were selected for exhibiting that character trait and for exceptional academic effort, as well as showing overall good behavior in the classroom or on the bus.  Special thanks to McDonald’s for providing free happy meal certificates for ...