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March, 2017

  • 1 March

    Acorn Students Rewarded with Picnic in the Park

    Acorn Elementary 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders got a well-deserved treat recently. The students are from the AES ACT-Aspire 90% & 100% Clubs and they celebrated their Interim test scores with a reward of a picnic and games at Mena’s historic Janssen Park on a sunny February day.

  • 1 March

    Goss Earns Spot in National FCCLA Star Event

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Acorn FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), students recently competed in Star Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) through the national FCCLA organization. Their most recent competition was at the state level, with one student earning her way through to the national competition to be held in Nashville, Tennessee this June. Makenna Goss, a ...

February, 2017

  • 24 February

    School Lunch Menus: February 17 – March 3, 2017

    Acorn School’s Breakfast Monday 2/27 Variety cereal, blueberry muffin, yogurt, variety fruit, juice, milk Tuesday 2/28 Variety cereal, omelet w/ cheese, yogurt, variety fruit, juice, milk Wednesday 3/1 Variety cereal, super donut, sausage link, raisins, fruit, juice, milk Thursday 3/2 Variety cereal, mini chocolate donuts, fruit, yogurt, juice, milk Friday 3/3 Variety cereal, biscuit & gravy, jelly, fruit, yogurt, juice, ...

  • 23 February

    4H Day takes kids to the Capitol

    Polk County 4H members made a visit to the Arkansas State Capitol on February 16th as part of National 4H Day. The event gives participants an opportunity to learn more about state government. Not only were they able to tour the Capitol building, they also got to meet up with members of the legislature that represent Polk County. Senator Larry ...

  • 23 February

    Mena Basscats to Hold Meeting

    SUBMITTED – Mena Basscats Fishing Club informational and organizational meeting will be held Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. in the Mena Middle School Library. Children ages 11 to senior in high school are welcome and must have a love for bass fishing. Organizers are looking for parents and community members to support and be involved in the set up and ...

  • 22 February

    Mena High School Students Compete All-Region Band

    Members of the Mena High School band recently competed in All-Region Band, with some earning a spot in the coveted All-State Auditions. To earn the spot, students must be a top student in regional competition. Mena High School students, David Chaney, Brynn Harvey, and Fisher Neufeld each earned a position in the Arkansas All State Jazz Band. Brynn Harvey and ...

  • 22 February

    MMS Raises Money for St. Jude’s with Math-a-thon

    Students at Mena Middle School recently participated in the Great Kindness Challenge. During the event, the 6th graders that participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon raised $1,745 for St Jude’s. MMS School Counselor, Leilani Rose appreciated the kind efforts of the students and said, “Thank you for helping others and making a difference!” Students participating were: Dusty Miller, ...

  • 22 February

    100th Day Balloon Found Hundreds of Miles Away

    A balloon has been found more than 300 miles away after being released at Vandervoot Elementary’s annual 100th Day of School Celebration in January 2017. The balloon was released by Pre-Schooler, Katie Gibbons, on January 24th, and just three weeks later on February 15th, she received a letter stating her balloon had been found. The letter, written by a woman ...

  • 22 February

    Local Students at SAU Named to President’s and Dean’s Lists

    MAGNOLIA, AR – Southern Arkansas University has announced the names of 251 students who earned a 4.0 GPA for the Fall 2016 semester to secure a prestigious spot on the President’s List. Students from this area include: Allison Hughes, a senior Elementary Education major, from Mena. Bethany Barney, a senior Agricultural Education major, from Mena. Candace Ford, a junior Elementary ...

  • 22 February

    Gene Haas Foundation Provides Scholarships

    At the 2017 Annual Giving Campaign event, An Evening of Jazz, the Gene Haas Foundation presented a donation of $15,000 to fund scholarship awards for the 2017 year for University of Arkansas Rich Mountain students enrolled in the following UA Rich Mountain technical programs: Machine Tool Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, and Welding. Priority for scholarship criteria consists of demonstration of academic ...