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October, 2016

  • 28 October

    School Menus: October 31 – November 4

    Acorn School’s Breakfast Monday 10/31 Cereal & toast, biscuit & gravy, diced peaches, yogurt, juice, milk Tuesday 11/1 Cereal & toast, cheese omelet, yogurt & graham crackers, oranges, juice, milk Wednesday 11/2 Bagel & cream cheese, cereal & toast, sausage link, raisins, banana, juice, milk Thursday 11/3 Cereal & toast, waffle & syrup, yogurt & graham crackers, diced peaches, juice, ...

  • 26 October

    Over $14,000 Available in Single-Parent Scholarships

    SUBMITTED – College scholarships of up to $1,100.00 are available to Polk County single parents this spring, according to Pete Chambers, Chair of the Polk County Single Parent Scholarship Fund. “If you’ve ever thought about going to college,” Chambers says, “right now is a great time to take a look at the opportunities that will be available to you this ...

  • 26 October

    MRHS Auxiliary Offers Spring Scholarship

    Mena Regional Health System Auxiliary will award spring semester scholarship(s) in the amount of $1,000. If you are enrolled in a program to obtain a degree in the medical field and would like to apply for the scholarship, you may pick up an application at MRHS Gift Shop or in the MRHS Administration Office. The completed application, transcript and proof of ...

  • 26 October

    UARM Drama Dept. to Present The Nina Variations

    SUBMITTED – The theatre department at U of A Rich Mountain will present their entry in the American College Theatre Festival for the Mena public at the Ouachita Little Theatre November 4 at 7:30 and November 6 at 2:30.  This is an addition to the OLT shows already scheduled, “The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes” this weekend and “EB Scrooge” December 2. The UARM entry is ...

  • 26 October

    Mos Wins State Grand Champion at Arkansas State Fair

    Travis Mos, a senior at Mena High School, won big at the Arkansas State Fair, representing Mena FFA with Maye club lambs from Hatfield, Arkansas. He is the son of Darrell & Kelly Mos. Mos has had an outstanding year in the show arean. His winnings this year include: Polk County ABL Grand Champion & Market Grand Champion; 4 States ...

  • 26 October

    Bearcat Foundation 2016 Chili Master Winners

    1st Place and 2016 Chili Master – Lanny Ozanich (center); 2nd Place – Terri Harrison (right); 3rd Place – Ken Keiren (left) The Mena Class of 2017 senior parents held a chili cook off before Friday night’s Bearcat football game against Nashville. Organizers reported, “We had a great turn out for the 2016 1st Annual Mena Senior Class Chili Cook ...

  • 26 October

    Vandervoort Elementary’s 1st Nine Week Honor Roll

    Kindergarten – All A’s;  Makenzie Arthur, Aspen Boldrey, Madyson Broach, Gracelee Burk, Samuel Davis, Jasmine Dunn,  Bailey Huff, Cambree Manning, Nevaeh Scott, Jace Shouse, Gracie Smith, Joslyn Watkins, Saphina Zimmerman. Kindergarten – All A’s & B’s; Keelie Haynes, Aaron Jewell, Easton Johnson, Tristan Pollard, Janessa Rogers-Walker, Natalie Rushing, Ariana Shaver, Braxton Wilkinson. First Grade- All A’s; Temperance Bell, Brody Creel, ...

  • 26 October

    Cossatot River Seniors Earn Spot in AR Region 3 Senior High All-Regional Choir

    Several Cossatot River High School senior high choir students auditioned at Sheridan High School on October 8 and earned a spot in the Arkansas Region 3 Senior High All-Region Choir.  Pictured (l to r):  Lara Herrlich is a senior and earned 58th chair in Alto 1; Silas Barrett is a senior and earned 19th chair in Bass 1; Jordan Glover is a ...

  • 26 October

    Vandervoort Elementary Holds ‘Popcorn with Police’

    Vandervoort Elementary held a ‘Popcorn with Police’ event on Monday, October 17, as Cossatot River School District continues their Back the Blue theme. Several deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, along with members of the community, attended the event where they ate popcorn, watched a movie, and visited the students. Shirts that said, ‘Cops Save Bro,’ were worn by ...

  • 26 October

    Acorn Elementary Students Advance in AR Point Club

    Acorn Elementary students are racking up AR points while reading. Sarah Tedder is the only student to hit the 75-point club so far. Four students have hit the 50-point club and the school year is still young. Those reaching 50 AR points so far are: Nichole Philpot, Kensey Rosson, Holiday Neufeld, and Randy Dill.