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June, 2019

  • 12 June

    Davis Earns Top Paper Honor From UA-Little Rock/Bowen Law School

    (LITTLE ROCK)  Gabrielle Davis, of Mena, AR, recently earned a Top Paper award at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The award recognizes the highest class grade for a course taken during the Fall 2018 semester, in which Davis earned the award for the Constitutional Law course. With about 11,000 students ...

  • 12 June

    ORSD Continues Renovations

    (ACORN)  The Ouachita River School District will be facing some minor growing pains as construction crews begin another phase of planned future growth on the Acorn campus. Once renovations are completed at The Mary Davis Gym. by the contractor, Petry Construction, the district will turn its attention onto the high school entrance area between the gymnasium and the school entrance. ...

  • 12 June

    Students Named to Spring 2019 President’s List

    (MAGNOLIA)  353 students were honored on this semester’s President’s list at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia.. Southern Arkansas University announced the names of 349 students who earned a 4.0 GPA for the spring 2019 semester, earning recognition on the SAU President’s List. Those earning this award from this area include: •Kara Richardson, senior Exercise Science major from Grannis, AR. •Michelle ...

  • 12 June

    UA Rich Mountain Awarded $204K Grant from ANCRC

    (MENA)  The University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain has been awarded a $204,644 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) to provide critical upgrades and restoration to the DeQueen Street armory. The college has previously received grants from the same council that provided for the major renovations to the armory in 2003, to construct the amphitheater on ...

  • 5 June

    Mena School District Under Budget on LDES Project

    (MENA) Members of the Mena School Board heard from Superintendent Benny Weston on various updates that the district has been involved with. The meeting got underway with “deepest regrets” from the school district on the loss of two longtime educators that served Mena Schools for a longtime. Mary Margaret Fassler and Bill Abernathy. Fassler was a teacher for 43 years, ...

  • 5 June

    Oden Scholarship Recipients Announced

    ORSD Scholarship Students Pictured Front row, left to right: Daniel Kennedy, Brian Kha, Brandon Lewis, Jesse McDonald, Aaron Baker, Steven Simmons Back row, left to right: Brianna Smith, Alexis Tackett, Autumn Rice, Sidney Philpot, Tiffany Hobson, Alli Hughes not pictured: Austin Pierce   Information presented as submitted via email

  • 5 June

    Marc Wilson Represents Mena at Boys State

    Marc Wilson, Mena’s only student representative, attended Arkansas Boys State recently in Conway at the University of Central Arkansas.  This camp is a week long, immersive program in civic education designed for high school boys who completed their junior year. Marc is a senior at Mena High School where he excels in both academics and athletics.  He has enjoyed success ...

  • 5 June

    Former Waldron Assistant Principal Sentenced to Jail

    A former assistant principal of the Waldron School district will spend 9 months in jail for having a sexual relationship with a 16 year old student. Jessica Williams, 37, pleaded guilty in Scott County Circuit Court to two counts of first degree sexual assault and one count of indecent exposure. In her plea agreement Judge Don Ramey dismissed the remaining ...

  • 5 June

    Local Residents Graduate from Harding University

    SEARCY, AR (05/31/2019)– The following local residents are among the more than 800 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University’s commencement exercises May 11, 2019. Alejandra Taylor of Mena (71953) received a doctorate in physical therapy Luke Bowser of Mena (71953) received a Bachelor of Arts in kinesiology Graduates include students from the College of Allied Health, College of ...

  • 5 June

    Southern Arkansas University Raises Fees, ASU May be Next

    (MAGNOLIA) Tuition and fees are rising at yet another Arkansas university. With other institutions in sight to also raise their rates as well. Southern Arkansas University, the second-to-last of the state’s public universities to vote on its tuition and fees for next year, is increasing academic costs by 3%. Room and board, required of students 21 or younger or who ...