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March, 2017

  • 22 March

    Acorn Archery Receives Grant for 3D Targets

    SUBMITTED – The Acorn Archery Team recently expanded its competition to include 3D Targets. Ten 3D targets were purchased with the assistance of the Farmer’s Cooperative through a grant with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The $1000.00 grant was funded through the Wildlife Conservation Education Program. The new targets will help the Acorn Archery Team increase their competitive base ...

  • 15 March

    UA Rich Mountain Hosts PBS Screening of The Great War

    On March 6, a screening of The Great War was shown in the Ouachita Center on the main campus of the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain. The 40-minute screening focused on Propaganda and Americanism and is part of a 6-hour series premiering on PBS/AETN on Monday, April 10th, 8:00 p.m. CST. Additional topics to be shown in the series include: Wilson’s Fourteen Points, ...

  • 15 March

    UA Rich Mountain PTK Honor Society Inducts New Members

    The Beta Eta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) of the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain recently inducted 26 new members during their induction ceremony held on March 10th in the Ouachita Center. PTK’s mission is two-fold; 1) recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students, and 2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in ...

  • 15 March

    UA Rich Mountain Foundation Receives Donation for American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship

    On March 7, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 18 presented a donation to the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Foundation to provide an annual scholarship for $1,200. The scholarship priority award is to provide financial assistance to a Polk County student attending University of Arkansas Rich Mountain that is a female veteran or descendent of a veteran. Scholarship award is ...

  • 15 March

    Acorn High School Announces February Students of the Month

    The Acorn High School Faculty has chosen their Students of the Month for February 2017 in grades 6 – 12. The students were chosen based on having characteristics of: performing at ability level, participating in the classroom, respectful to faculty and peers, demonstrating a good work ethic and demonstrating all-around good citizenship. Students chosen were: 6th Grade – Ally Bissell, ...

  • 13 March

    Ward Presents at Conference on Behalf of the Voiceless

    SUBMITTED – Taylor Ward, senior at Southern Arkansas University, was selected to present at the BPD Annual Conference in New Orleans on her project, “She Didn’t Say No: Consent Among College Students.”  The BPD, Baccalaureate Program Directors, teach and administer baccalaureate social work programs, field education, global social work, advocacy, and connecting classroom education to community practice. Taylor shared that ...

  • 10 March

    School Lunch Menus: March 13-17, 2017

    Acorn School’s Breakfast Monday 3/13 Variety cereal, cheese omelet w/ toast, yogurt, fruit, juice, milk Tuesday 3/14 Variety cereal, super donut, sausage link, raisins, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday 3/15 Variety cereal, biscuit & sausage, jelly, fruit, yogurt, juice, milk Thursday 3/16 Variety cereal, mini chocolate donuts, fruit, yogurt, juice, milk Friday 3/17 Variety cereal, biscuit & gravy, jelly, fruit, yogurt, ...

  • 1 March

    Acorn Lady Tigers Win Regionals After Defeating Lady Saints and Trojans

    BY EASTON LEONARD – The Acorn Lady Tigers Basketball Team punched their ticket to the Class 1A State Basketball Tournament after sweeping their opponents in the 1A Region 4 Tournament last week. On Wednesday night, February 22, the Lady Tigers played their first round in the 1A Region 4 Basketball Tournament at County Line High School, the Acorn Lady Tigers ...

  • 1 March

    MMS Bearcats Support the Troops

    SUBMITTED – Members of the Mena Middle School Bearcats basketball team wanted to honor troops of Charlie Company who were deployed from Mena’s Armory on January 1, 2017 to The Horn of Africa for a year-long mission. MMS Basketball Coach Randy Peters said, “We did this in honor of our Polk County troops and to show the community that we ...

  • 1 March

    MHS Choirs Participate in Region 3 Choral Performance Assessment

    The Mena High School choirs participated in the Region 3 Choral Performance Assessment held at Henderson State University on Friday, February 24. The Bearcat Chorus earned a Division II Excellent for their prepared music and a Division I Superior in sight reading. The Spotlight Singers earned a Division I Superior for their prepared music and a Division I Superior in sight ...