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May, 2017

  • 10 May

    Wickes Elementary Visits Wildlife Refuge

    Wickes Elementary 5th and 6th grade students recently had the opportunity to visit Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge [TCWR] in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The students received the opportunity because of a service project that they started this school year. With a desire to do a community service project, the students began looking around and decided that they wanted to support the ...

  • 10 May

    Cossatot Choir and Bands Rock the House

    The Cossatot River High School Music department showcased their immense talent, Tuesday, May 2nd as their students rocked Holbert Auditorium in Wickes with performances by both their choirs and bands. The evening began at 6:00 p.m. with performances by several groups from the choir department and then the show continued at 7:30 with the high school band. Holbert Auditorium was ...

  • 10 May

    UA Rich Mountain PTK Hosts Hunt for Literacy

    On Friday, April 7th the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society hosted the Hunt for Literacy event on the UA Rich Mountain campus in Mena. The UA Rich Mountain PTK members provided goody bags, which included a book, coloring book, crayons, and pencils to over 120 preschool children who attended the fun and educationally ...

  • 10 May

    Skipping School To Go Fishing!

    Approximately 175 kindergarten through second grade students from Acorn Elementary School and over 150 parents and grandparents attended the Fishing Derby Day on May 4 at Janssen Park.  Weather was absolutely wonderful.  After several days of rain, the sun came out.  As part of the Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs program, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission had stocked the ...

  • 10 May

    4H Mystery Investigation

    Everybody loves a mystery. Kindergarten thru 6th grade students at Oden Elementary recently became detectives in a case called “Who borrowed Mr. Bear?” Combining mystery and investigation in an engaging way makes for great hands-on learning. That’s what 4-H is known for,” remarked Tammy McAdoo, Montgomery County 4-H Program Assistant. The students conducted forensic science tests on evidence found at ...

  • 3 May

    MHS Theatre Places at Arkansas Young Playwrights Competition

    SUBMITTED – Mena Theatre II and III classes went to the Arkansas Young Playwrights Competition on April 15th for the fourth year in a row.  This year they won 1st runner up for the play What are You in For?, written by Cece Metcalf Cearley.  Mark Castillo was awarded Best Actor, one of the four acting awards, for the second ...

  • 3 May

    Louise Durham Elementary Selects Super Students

    Louise Durham Elementary has announced their Super Students for the weeks of April 3-14. Chosen students are: Camryn Stepp, Hunter Hicks, Sequoya Rothenberger, Kyle Smith, Klover Kiersey, Makenley Sullivan, Emmi Hensley, Colton Bowling, Gage Henry, Garrett Cook, Emma Gortemiller, Lynda Maechler, Isaiah Robinson, Francesca Vacca, Jasmine Parker, Lexi Bledsoe, Makinzee May, Genesis Fabian, Tycen Baber, Hunter Henry, Allison Morse, Chloe ...

  • 3 May

    HHE Student Places at State Drug Awareness Competition

    BY MELANIE BUCK – McKenzie Knighten, a 4th grader in Mrs. Riley’s homeroom class at Holly Harshman Elementary, was chosen as this year’s winner of the annual Elks Drug Awareness Poster Contest from Mena Elks Lodge #781. Following her local win, Knighten’s artwork was submitted to the Elks’ state level competition where she was awarded with Honorable Mention. For her ...

  • 3 May

    Cossatot Holds College Signing Day

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Cossatot River High School hosted their first ever senior college signing day Wednesday, April 26th in their Cafetorium. The signing day was to recognize seniors who are making the commitment to pursue higher education. Often, high school athletes have a signing day ceremony with the school that they are attending to compete athletically, the ceremony recognizes ...

  • 3 May

    Cossatot Hosts First Annual EAST Carnival

    The Cossatot River High School EAST program will be hosting their first annual EAST FEST Carnival May 4th from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. The fest carnival will be an opportunity to showcase the projects the EAST students have been working on throughout the school year. Specifically, the event was organized by Cossatot students, Josh House and Emmanuel Maya. The two students ...